Crocheted Apple Cozy

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Wait. Before you make a judgement…I actually do have a legit excuse for crocheting a sweater for the apples. My kids bring a snack in their backpacks everyday, the same backpack that gets thrown, kicked, stuffed under bus seats, violently slung over the hook and hackysacked around. Yes, I could pack their fruit in a titanium lunchbox, but crocheting an …

Indian Lamb Kebobs

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These Lamb Kebabs are from Shubhra Ramineni’s brand new book Entice with Spice: Easy Indian Recipes for Busy People. I’ve just made a version of her fish curry (loved it!) and will post that soon. In the meantime, her Lamb Kebobs are featured on my other site, New Asian Cuisine.

Nutella Chip Cookies with Homemade Nutella Chips

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I was considering making this photo EVEN bigger. But then I might cause mass pandemonium with all of us scurrying to find a way to sample these Nutella Chip Cookies with Homemade Nutella Chips. Wait, let me break that down. Those are cookies. Homemade of course. with homemade nutella chips. Yes! My good friend Ivory Hut made her very own …

Handmade Pots and Pans

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Some of my favorite pots and pans aren’t the expensive All Clads or Scan Pans (though I *do* love them). But the pans that I cherish are the hand-made ones. Here are 2 of the ones that I own: This Flameware Skillet was recommended to me by Veronica of Kitchen Musings – hand-thrown by Clay Coyote Pottery. What I love …

Boys at Play

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Hi friends, This has been quite an emotional week, with the boys home for Spring Break, Scott and I had to sit them down and explain to them what happens in a natural disaster (no, God is not mad), where do all the people go swept out to sea and encourage them to think about really how precious their lives …

Vietnamese Barbecued Lemongrass Beef

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I think this is my second favorite Vietnamese dish, right after Pho. It’s light, healthy and incorporates the salty, sweet, tangy, spicy, sour elements that make Vietnamese food so tasty. Recipe for Vietnamese Barbecued Lemongrass Beef, courtesy of Periplus Publishing on my other site, New Asian Cuisine.

Fatteh Hummus

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Do you know what “fattah” means? Find out and see recipe for Fatteh Hummus on Steamy Kitchen on TLC column.

Hand Made Natural Cutting Boards

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I’ve featured hand-made cutting boards before – and my beloved custom made black walnut cutting board from Eric Childress is still sitting happily on my counter. It’s a permanent fixture, I had the countertop measured and sent Eric the dimensions of what I wanted and a few weeks later it arrived. Here are some gorgeous hand carved and finished cutting …