embroidered pidgin

I’m not even going to pretend I know what this means, but I really like the way Tae’s Embroidered Pidgin pieces look for this week’s Low-Commitment Projects.


Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

by brittany on January 21, 2015

wedge salad with blue cheese vinaigrette

Have wedge salads made a comeback?  I hope so.  I like that they make the diner do most of the work and leave the busy cook free to pour another glass of wine while preparing the rest of dinner.  This Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette did just that when we hosted a small dinner party.  I cut the head of iceberg lettuce in chunks, prepared the vinaigrette and set it aside, and continued with the rest of my meal prep.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Tonya Harding: 1st U.S. Woman to Complete a Triple Axel in Competition

January 19, 2015

Let’s be honest.  I have to come up with a new idea for a Low-Commitment Project and show it to the world every two weeks.  Odds are, some of them won’t be stellar.  In fact, a few will be ugh-inducing (to me), most will be decent, and a few gems will shine through.  Not to brag, […]

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Walnut Caramel Tart

January 15, 2015

Sometimes over-planned meals turn out so-so, and what would’ve been a pretty decent meal without all of the expectations on it becomes disappointing.  Conversely, simple and straightforward menus are often the memorable ones.  We’ve experienced both instances recently; the former lead us to shake our fists and mildly curse, while the latter give us cause […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: Tae’s “Buddy Sketch”

January 13, 2015

Tae’s very cute post, Buddy Sketch, is up for this week’s Low-Commitment Project.  I totally relate:  I want every post of mine to be about Gretta.  

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Low-Commitment Projects: Things My Grandmother Had

January 5, 2015

First Low-Commitment Project of 2015.  Here it is.  I made a bunch of watercolored postcards of stuff I remember my grandmother had and aptly titled it Things My Grandmother Had.  My favorite:  rubber bands.  Seriously, you shouldn’t collect too many of those–they get old and break when you try to use them.

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Happy Holidays 2014

December 24, 2014

As is our custom here, I’m sharing an outtake from my family’s 2014 holiday photo session.  This one didn’t make the cut for the wallet-size pics that we glue onto cards, but I love how Gretta looks.  Happy holidays, all.

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Mini Cranberry Cakes

December 23, 2014

Mini Cranberry Cakes have been my food gift ringers for the last two holiday seasons.  Everyone loves them, and I had to make three extra loaves for Michael this year (in lieu of his cupcakes-of-the-month) because they’re such a favorite.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Coloring Calendar

December 22, 2014

My last Low-Commitment Project of the year, Coloring Calendar, doubles as Christmas presents for my family.  My mom unearthed one of those calendars that you had made at the local photo shop with your own family photos–one photo per month.  The only one we ever had in our house was this one from 1992, which […]

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Peppermint Patties with Crunch

December 17, 2014

I swear I had this idea before the Peppermint Crunch Junior Mints showed up in the stores.  My mom bought a bag of crushed candy canes for a recipe, couldn’t find the recipe, and bestowed the candy cane bits on me.  My plan for their destiny (to take my favorite homemade peppermint patties recipe and add […]

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