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Dinner in a Pumpkin

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

The pumpkin shortage appears to be over. Maybe you weren’t even aware, but last fall as Thanksgiving approached, pumpkin became scarce, and following the holiday season it was impossible to […]

Sugar Cookie Decorating

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

This is the one time a year that people are most likely to take out all the stops in their holiday baking. For many that means big messes and bigger […]

Gifts from the Kitchen

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

Here we go into gift giving season. For many folks, money is tight, so gift giving needs to be thoughtful. With a little planning, gifts from the kitchen can be […]

Shimmery Summer Sea Shells

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

  Has anyone ever taken a beach vacation and not returned with a bag of seashells? If you visit yearly like we do, you find yourself with an amazing variety […]

Gift Bags and Tags Craft Project

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

  There are some things I am compelled to save. Grocery bags, plastic bags, gift bags, shopping bags, they all have a place. I do use most of them again, […]

Fall Crayon Craft

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

  I love a clearance rack. After every holiday, I am out hunting the bargains. In recent years, Halloween has emerged as the second largest retail holiday. That means lots […]

Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

Valentine’s Day evokes ideas of candlelit dinners, velvet boxes and bouquets of roses. Maybe for some, but when it falls on a Monday, most of us won’t be making reservations […]

Postcard Craft

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

You’ve Got Mail. The phrase (and the voice) have become part of our culture. Almost everything that involves communication in our lives is electronic. But don’t you still love to […]

Creative Fall Place Card Ideas

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

  Holiday dinner. For many of us it starts at dawn and ends when the last of the dishes are washed and dried. For the kids it can be a […]

Chalkboard Placemats

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

  For my birthday, my sister gave me a yard of chalkboard fabric. Hmmm a very interesting concept. A natural transition from chalkboard paint and chalkboard contact paper, but what […]

More Than a Monogram

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

  Monograms are hot. Everything has an initial or 3 on it, from toilet paper and tissues to baby bibs and glasses. I even saw a car with a monogram […]

Cool Pool Games

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

The dog days of summer are here, and the heat won’t let up. The kids are forever in the pool, but the boredom factor is slowly creeping in. Here are […]

Pool Party Cupcakes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for a crowd. No slicing, no plates, perfect portions. Mini cupcakes are ideal for small hands and little appetites. A birthday cake I made almost […]

Little Food

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

I vowed to never “short order cook” for my kids. They ate what I cooked for the whole family. Of course I did try to please everyone, although looking back, […]

Hello Muddah Cookies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

That familiar camp song, everyone can sing the first few bars. But let’s face it, whether it is sports camp, leadership camp, band camp or wilderness, kids hate writing letters. […]

Bento Lunch

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

For many of us, school has been in full swing for a few weeks now. Already, the turkey sandwich, apple, chips and cookie routine is getting old. I pack what […]

School Box Craft Project

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

  click here for a larger view Storage. It is the new designer accessory, something to store everything. I love to reuse old containers for storage. Like the tall cylindrical […]

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Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]