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Green Polka Dot Bow Tie

A new button down shirt calls for a new bow tie. I made this yesterday to add to The Boy’s bow tie collection! If you’re interested in making one, there’s a tutorial here.

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Bow Tie for Easter

It’s our tradition that I craft a bow tie for the boy for Easter. This is this year’s model! The how-to can be found here.

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Happy Birthday Lloyd!

Today is Lloyd’s birthday, and preparations have been underway. Every year he requests pulled pork sandwiches, Aunt Pat’s coleslaw, and Lay’s Wavy Chips for dinner. And there’s cake – this year, a vanilla three layer cake made with buttermilk and … Continue reading

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Apples to Apples

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I’m beginning to pie plan. One pumpkin and three apples are on this year’s agenda – and I am thankful that I have The Boy to help me carry home, and peel many, … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

The Toothy Burlap Horror Show – this year’s creature is sort of a lamprey eel crossed with a giant leech. Night time shots to follow!

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Oven Baked Barbecue Pork Ribs

Growing up in New England, ribs were never a part of our cook-out fare. Trips to the beach yielded lobster and buckets of steamers, backyard parties were hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken, but never ribs. Fast forward to adulthood, I have … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Lloyd!

   

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Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019, this year Lloyd is an abstract metropolis.

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Bow Tie for the Boy

Every year at Easter, I make a bow tie for The Boy. This year, I let him go through my fabric stash, and he selected this ancient swatch of fabric for this year’s tie. I think he did a good … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Cake

Despite its name, no hummingbirds were harmed in the making of this cake! A Hummingbird cake is a classic Southern cake recipe with bananas and crushed pineapple, topped with a cream cheese frosting. It got rave reviews at our house … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Lloyd!

The Boy turns nineteen today – where does the time go? I was thinking about his tenth birthday when he decided he wanted a Neapolitan cake for his birthday. That meant baking three different cake layers, which I was trying … Continue reading

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Waiting for Pizza

Waiting for pizza at Lorenzo’s on 9th & Christian.

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Potatoes Anna

When the weather turns cool, nothing makes The Boy happier than a roast chicken with baked potatoes and carrots. Last week, I decided to make Potatoes Anna – thin sliced potatoes, brushed with butter, layered in a skillet, and baked … Continue reading

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A Haunting in South Philadelphia

Due to our son’s imposing height, we decided to go with a scary costume rather than a whimsical one. Lloyd frightened some of the younger trick or treaters, but what’s Halloween without a good scare? More photos behind the cut. 

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