I don’t buy cupcake liners any more….

… because I found out how easy it is to make my own liners!  I followed the directions that I found here.  (I’ve since found may other websites that show this same technique, but this is the one I saw first.) I have found that most of the baking that I do these days involves…

Shipping Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

I recently participated in an online cookie exchange arranged by Ann Marie over on Crunchy, Crafty and Highly Caffeinated.  After I got the cookies baked and decorated I had to figure out how to ship the little guys.  Here’s what I came up with: I started with decorated gingerbread cookies. Next I measured out some…

Vegetable Garden Rescue

When I last posted about the veggie garden, it was looking rather pitiful.  I gave everything a sprinkle of fertilizer and hoped for the best. It hasn’t gotten any better.  The peas died and nothing else had gotten any bigger.  I decided that there was nothing to do but try to rescue the plants that…

How I made a photo backdrop stand.

Sometimes when I photographing a recipe, I want a nice backdrop rather than the kitchen counter or dining room table.  I can put down a cloth, but I really don’t have a way to hold the cloth up.  Or I should say that I didn’t until today when I made one out of some PVC…