Month: October 2012

Fall Flavors Shepherd’s Pie

I think all of us find ourselves from time to time stuck in a food rut. You know what I’m talking about, when you feel like you’re always cooking the same dishes. I don’t know about you, but I get bored.

So the other day I was looking to try something new. Instead of coming up with something I’d never made before, I decided to re-think something we make fairly often: Shepherd’s Pie.

I’ve shared our regular Shepherd’s Pie recipe before, and I like it a lot. But I’ve had a thing for sweet potatoes lately, ever since the weather started to cool. I love the flavors of fall, and I wanted something comforting. So I threw some stuff together.

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Busy Book Pages 1 & 2

Ok, so since I got a little bit of interest from readers to see more in-depth how I did Little Man’s Busy Book I decided to give you some more details, 2 pages at a time.

Here are the first two pages, the window and the squirrel.

I made stencils for almost all of these pages, the same way I do for the appliques on clothing. I also used a sewing machine for most everything, but it’s possible to do this without one. It will just take a lot more time.

Let’s start with the window, shall we?

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Cupcakes! and brownies tailored to your dietary needs

I’m going to give you a heads-up and let you know this post is going to be a bit long.

Also, you’re probably going to think that I’m totally crazy when I tell you what’s in these cupcakes. But, trust me, you’d never know these are healthy.

I know. Some of you are thinking of clicking away from this post right now. Healthy cupcakes? Who needs those? But I worked really hard to find & develop a recipe that doesn’t taste healthy. One of the things that makes these cupcakes better than most is that there are far less refined ingredients than you’d usually find. In fact, the bulk of these cupcakes are made with whole foods.

 

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