Category Archives: DIY

Video: Play Angry Birds on my friend’s Christmas Lights

Every year my friend Ric Turner does some amazing light displays for Halloween and Christmas. This year’s Christmas show is a version of Angry Birds that plays on his Christmas lights?!?!?!? Watch the video below or see it for yourself … Continue reading

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Cookie Baking Day 8: All over but the eatin’

* Get more recipes in my free cookbook, Sharing Christmas with Friends on Bakespace.com or via their Cookbook Cafe iPad app. I took this afternoon to finish up two, final items for our big cookie party. Today was a candy … Continue reading

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Cookie Baking: Day 7: Almost done!

* Get more recipes in my free cookbook, Sharing Christmas with Friends on Bakespace.com or via their Cookbook Cafe iPad app. Coming down to the wire on this year’s cookie baking extravaganza. I baked 3 more varieties today and really … Continue reading

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The sixth day of cookies…Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

Peanut butter cookies were the first thing I ever remember baking, They are nearly foolproof. Even kids can make them with little assistance. Since I am not a raisin fan, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip is my favored version. These come out … Continue reading

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Five golden days — and three cookies!

The weekends are always my most productive baking time and today was no exception. In fact, I might even bake some more this evening after dinner, just to get a little further ahead. Strawberry Milk Chipsters I first discovered these … Continue reading

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On the fourth day, I created…

…oatmeal raisin cookies and Italian Pizzelles! That’s right, more cookies!!!! Tonight’s cookies had to be baked in and around client calls that always seemed to come at the moment when they wee put on the iron or in the oven. … Continue reading

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On the 3rd day of cookies my oven brought to me…

…Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats! Since I make so many cookies and other treats at this time of year, I have developed a few ways of making it easier on myself. One way is to make … Continue reading

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M&M Cookies

Tonight’s cookie batch was, for me, very traditional M&M Cookies. I have always loved these cookies, but when the company introduced the M&M Mini, all their recipes switched over to using them. The problem is… M&Ms are made with milk … Continue reading

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Recipe: Peanut Butter fudge

I love peanuts and peanut butter, so it only makes sense I would love to use them in my holiday cookies and candies. It’s even better when the recipe is as easy as this one, originally from Alton Brown’s Good … Continue reading

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Food: Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

I have been using another, similar recipe for a while now, but wanted a recipe that allowed me to make it larger volumes. I will probably tweak this recipe to add back anything missing from my current one, now that … Continue reading

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Video/Photos: Hard cider project is fermenting

As you may have seen from my Twitter and Facebook stream, I have decided to “cook up” a batch of hard cider to celebrate the season. During our recent visit to the UK, we were both reminded how much we … Continue reading

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