Author: Robin

Ribbon Wreath: Go Gators! (& Huskies!)

Yes, the Gators football season is almost over and yes, it took me this long to finish this ribbon wreath. Not the wreath’s fault, more the length of my to-do list’s fault. Next season will be a Husky version. Think I can get it done prior to the Apple Cup? We’ll see. She’s Kinda Crafty’s pin …

Favor: Witch Shoes

I love Halloween.  All of it, costumes, candy, decorations, you name it.  However, living in Arizona, it has a new feeling…hopefulness of cooler (70’s?) weather.  I must will myself to not decorate until October 1st, otherwise by the 31st, I’m done and want to think about Thanksgiving already.  Once I saw these great witch shoes from …

Candy Bouquet

What to do when I’m sick and its Valentines Day tomorrow?  Something easy, fast and no baking….Candy Bouquet. I figured they’d be pretty simple to put together, but wow.  Some skewers, packing tape, floral foam + candy…you are set. Front: Back: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Filled Cupcakes

My go-to cupcake is a filled one. Such good memories of having them in my lunchbox. (Thanks Mom!)  However, I think there are a couple of different ways to fill a cupcake.  You certainly don’t need a pastry tip and bag to do it.  Here’s a quick step by step using the cupcake from my back …

Latkes – Potato Pancakes

My DVR is full of food shows, not surprising.  Have you seen Brunch @ Bobby’s?  I love this show.  It’s on the Cooking Channel which I’m not sure everyone gets easily.   Look for it, if you can.  Lots of great sweet and savory ideas.  Watching this show is how I got the courage to attempt potato pancakes. …

Making Tomato Paste

Lots of roma tomatoes? make tomato paste!  Similar to drying basil, its super easy. Quarter roma tomatoes.  Smash a couple of cloves of garlic with the blunt side of your knife and chop with some fresh thyme.  Mix tomatoes, garlic and thyme with olive oil to coat.   Put on cookie sheet and dry in 250 degree …

Dog Biscuits

My sweet little niece was here for the holidays so we made sure there was plenty of pureed veggies & fruit in the house.  But now there’s quite a few containers in my freezer.  What to do?  make dog biscuits of course! I’ve been using the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company’s cookbook for some time now.  Super …

Pretzel Rolls

Have you been to Pinterest yet?  you must go, but beware you can spend a couple hours on the site without even noticing.  Since its Labor Day, I was relaxing and pinning a bit.  Then I came across a recipe for Pretzel Rolls. We ate a restaurant on vacation for the sole purpose of eating their …

Bacon! Never enough bacon recipes

Who doesn’t like bacon?  Next time you need to bring a side dish try out #18 BLT Pasta Salad on Food Network Magazine’s 50 Things to make with Bacon.  YUM! With any leftover bacon (is there such a thing?) mix with nuts, brown sugar, egg whites and cajun spices for #21.  Might be an easy kitchen gift too. …