Little Cardamom Cookies

by brittany on February 5, 2016

little cardamom cookies

I don’t know how these are so good.  The recipe only has 9 ingredients and these come together like any other rolled-out cookie, but they’re fantastic.  Little Cardamom Cookies are fragrant, exotic, buttery, and “get more of these in my mouth”-ish all at once.

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Chocolate Toffee Bars

by brittany on January 28, 2016

chocolate toffee bars

We took Chocolate Toffee Bars to the beach a couple weeks ago, as a substitute for our usual WT Bars.  Guess what.  They’re really good.  I don’t think I need to convince you.  If heath bar toffee bits, chocolate, and a shortbread-y crust appeal to you, you should already be sold on these treats.

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Vanilla Bean Prosecco Jello Squares

January 21, 2016

  We hosted an open house a while back and it wasn’t super classy.  Our dining table was full of good food and the fridge was full of drinks and everything was casual and homey.  Alcoholic jello just seemed like the right thing to do, so I made a batch of Vanilla Bean Prosecco Jello […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: Plant Cuttings

January 18, 2016

This week’s Low-Commitment Project:  Plant Cuttings.

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Strawberry Marshmallows

January 15, 2016

My mom loves marshmallows.  She used to buy them for herself, but hasn’t in the past few years because I “ruined” store-bought marshmallows for her.  I make a batch as her Christmas present every near now, and it is so easy I probably should make another mid-year batch to ward off her cravings.  This Strawberry […]

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Hungarian-ish Cucumber Salad

January 8, 2016

I’ve never been to Hungary, but I’d like to go.  Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant was my favorite place to go for a special occasion as a kid, and I have no reason to believe the entire country wouldn’t be an even more delicious version on Novak’s.  One of the standby side dishes on the Novak’s menu […]

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Eggnog Creme Brûlée

January 6, 2016

My husband is an avid eggnog enthusiast.  In his opinion, nog season runs from the day after Thanksgiving until the grocery store quits carrying discounted cartons of the stuff a week after Christmas. He is equal opportunity with his affections, trying whole milk, low-fat, coconut milk, rice milk, and soy eggnogs.  My favorite is Mom’s […]

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Low-Commitment Projects

January 4, 2016

I’m so excited to make more of these.  Coiled rope baskets are my new thing.  See my first experiments on Low-Commitment Projects.

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Low-Commitment Projects: 2016 Highlights

December 28, 2015

Tae and I are sharing this week’s Low-Commitment Project.  We each illustrated six highlights of the year for our 2015 Highlights post.

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Happy Holidays from the Powell Parich Family, 2015

December 25, 2015

Yeah, we repurposed our Halloween photo.  It was so good.

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