DECOUPAGE VOTIVES

 I loved this craft idea when I was a little girl.  In the 1970’s at Christmas time, my mom would take the stump of the Christmas Tree that was cut off to fit the tree into stand and she would cut 1/2 inch sections off and we would mod podge pictures on them.  I loved hanging […]

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STORY BOOK ROSES

 Roses made from pages of a book These pretty little flowers add charm to anything you put them on. I found these book boxes at Michael’s Crafts and thought it was a delicate way to gift them to someone special. I used a CD for the perfect circle.  Found an old book that was on […]

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PEAR-GORGONZOLA FARFALLE

Bow Tie pasta in a creamy cheese sauce with sweet pears, cranberries and sliced almonds PEAR-GORGONZOLA FARFALLE 8 ounces farfalle pasta 3 medium pears 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 6 tablespoons cream 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese 1 teaspoon […]

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HANDFUL OF SNOWMEN

FUN WINTER CRAFT This family of snowmen fits together like a glove. I found this cute idea on “crafts ‘n coffee” I took their idea and went a little crazy with the accessories. We sent each of the kids one as an invitation to a Snowmobiling Holiday.  We have planned a family getaway near Park […]

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HAM AND SWISS STUFFED APPLES

Apples stuffed with ham, Swiss cheese, apple pulp and more. Drizzled with apple juice. Baked in an edible apple bowl. HAM AND SWISS STUFFED APPLES 4 large Golden Delicious apples 1 tablespoon butter 2 cups diced fully cooked ham 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 4 ounces shredded […]

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