Homemade Marshmallows: Foodie Christmas Gift #4

Last year I made homemade marshmallows for the first time. For years I felt too intimidated to make the attempt, not sure why, but I’m so glad I finally gave it a whirl. These need to be started at least a day before you need to serve them or package them for gifts, so be [Read On]

Simple (and Frugal!) Homemade Hot Chocolate: Foodie Christmas Gift #3

Years ago, when I first was looking seriously into making homemade gifts for sharing at Christmas, I stumbled across a newsletter that had recently begun publication–a housewife in Maine had started sharing ideas on frugality (a.k.a. “tightwaddery”) and I was hooked on some of those ideas from the very beginning. Amy Dacyczyn and all of [Read On]

Oeufs en Cocotte

Be sure to read all the way through to the bottom.  We’re doing another $50 gift card giveaway and the details are after the recipes…   Val and I were discussing food I know, what’s new, right? over the phone the other day.  We were talking about some of the requests we had during our [Read On]

Time for a Cuppa?

We have had a couple of cold, sleety, rainy, dreary days here recently, and I know Rebecca’s working hard at getting the site in order and could probably use a little warm comfort herself, so I thought I’d throw in a good word for one of our favorite go-to’s at times like these–hot brewed black [Read On]

Stick with us… We’re getting there…

Okie dokie.  Let’s call what’s up on the blog now a sneak preview.  Of what?  I couldn’t say exactly…  It sort of depends on how many brain cells I have left after banging my head against the wall for hours on end trying to learn this dratted code and css gobbledygook.  Bear with us.   [Read On]

F.R.U.S.T.R.A.T.I.O.N. Technology style!

Okie dokie.  We have what you might call a bit of a problem.  A technological problem.  This blog ‘make-over’ is temporary only.  Hopefully we’ll have our little code issue resolved by tomorrow.  In the meantime, enjoy our new and transient zen look.   Rebecca and Val

Yooper Pasties

Update:  You’re in the right place to leave a comment to enter our $100 giveaway!  You have until 3:00p.m. EST on Friday, October 24th to leave a comment and to convince 75 of your closest friends to do the same.  Good golly!  Can’t we give away money?…  Good luck!   Okay.  Now those of my [Read On]

$100 Giveaway is Extended Until Sunday evening!

Update:  You still have 48 hours to leave a comment to enter our $100 giveaway! (And tell 75 of your closest friends to leave a comment, too.  Good Grief!  Can’t we give away money?)  You have until 5:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, October 26th.  Click here to hop over to our 100th post and leave a comment to [Read On]