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June 15, 2017

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June 15, 2017

I love pesto (especially when it's homemade and uses home grown basil!) -- but don't always want it on pasta.  That's why this recipe is great-- it's quick, easy, and can be made as a snack or a light meal.


  • Bagel, cut in half (You can also use mini baguet...

June 5, 2017

Love simple, classic white cake but haven't found THE recipe? Don't fret-- I've got it for ya. This cake is super light and simple, and can easily be augmented with chocolate chips (that's the modification you'll see in the tutorial photos!), fruit, or whatever else yo...

June 1, 2017

Here in California, we're lucky to be able to spend a good portion of the year outside, which means patio lights and fire pits are must-haves for most back yards. 

If you love the twinkly look of hanging globe lights but don't have the perfect number of trees in your ya...

May 30, 2017

There are some recipes that are so good that they just need to be made over and over and over again. The Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe is one of those. (True story: I've made these so many times I pretty much have the recipe memorized) -- but like all bakers,...

May 25, 2017

When the warm weather rolls around I'm all for a good salad. Heck, if the produce is good I'm for a good salad-- and here in California, that's most of the year.  Because of this, I have tried my hand at making a few marinades and dressings -- they're easy, typically c...

May 10, 2017

Looking to tame a few unruly vines or shrubs in your yard but absolutely hate the options available at your local garden store? Then follow along, because I've got a quick guide on how to build a trellis that looks great and is a cinch to build!

Over the past few years,...

April 26, 2017

I love a good, crisp pickle. I don't know why people say that only pregnant women sit around and eat jars of pickles -- I'm not pregnant and I can definitely sit around and eat a whole jar. Recently, I came across a recipe for no-canning pickles (aka, Fridge Pickles) -...

March 21, 2017

For years, I had what some would consider, a "brown thumb." Every plant I touched died, and I ended up with a barren wasteland of pots and twigs-- surefire signs that I didn't know what I was doing. (HINT: It's called watering regularly)

After moving out of my old house...

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