3 Meatless Main Dishes

    Tofu’s proponents have tried to get us to see all the ways to improve its texture — freezing or pressing or boiling to rid it of spare water, broiling or roasting to crisp it up. These are all effective at making tofu friendlier to cook with, but nothing is as guaranteed to seduce a skeptic as dredging tofu in cornstarch and pan-frying it to a shiny crisp, while the inner bits go soft and custardy.   The just-fried nubs are almost too crunchy to eat, which is why it’s a good idea to add them to a pan … Continue reading 3 Meatless Main Dishes

Star Wars Holiday Special

Star Wars Holiday Special? Did you know there was such a thing? This article is helping to unearth one of the biggest bombs in Star Wars history and I am absolutely intrigued! You can safely bet that I will be watching this masterpiece of mediocrity in the near future! Lucas has rarely spoken about the Holiday Special, but he once opened up at a fan convention and famously said: “If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it.” Unlike the controversial digital tinkering with the original trilogy in the 1990s, … Continue reading Star Wars Holiday Special

Stamped Friendship Bracelets

We’ve noticed all our favorite craft stores have started stocking metal alphabet stamp sets. Jewelry stamping is so easy and rewarding — if you haven’t tried it yet, this is the perfect first project.   We purchased most of our supplies from Hobby Lobby. Get a pack of suede laces, lanyard clasps, jump rings, stamping blanks, alphabet stamps and a metal stamp block. You’ll also need pliers and a hammer. Continue reading Stamped Friendship Bracelets

Gifts to Give Yourself

The holiday hubbub is just about half way done. The buying gifts and gifting them part of the holidays is pretty much behind us, but I bet almost everyone forgot to get one of the most important people (who probably wasn’t even on your list) a present — yourself! As moms we usually do a really kick ass job of taking care of everyone around us, but we often forget/have no more energy or time left to do the same care for ourselves. Since the new year is just a few days away, now might be the perfect time to give … Continue reading Gifts to Give Yourself

Easy and Fun DIY Magnets

  These easy DIY magnets are created using printed images and a bit of MOD PODGE. You can easily customize them to any theme or decor! Are you thinking what I'm thinking? It's never to early to start working on Holiday gifts! While you have all your supplies out, make a set of DIY magnets for everyone on your gift giving list. While I try(read fail) to keep the "artwork" on my fridge to a minimum, I am a sucker for cute magnets that fit my style. I could see this being a great project for kids to do as well, depending … Continue reading Easy and Fun DIY Magnets