Thursday, January 14, 2016

Texas Temperature Scarf

I've seen the Temperature Scarf patterns out there where you knit 2 rows for each day of the year with the color corresponding to the temperature outside.  However, for Texas, we'd be red most of the year and some temperatures aren't even covered.  So I developed my own chart and pattern.  (Warning, the language is slightly, but appropriately, naughty).

Thursday, November 26, 2015

39 Thanksgiving TV Shows

While you're cooking, eating, cleaning, or lounging, here's a list of some Thanksgiving shows to watch.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

How to Grow Potatoes in a Bag

Want to learn how to easily grow potatoes in a portable, space saving, and easy way that even apartment dwellers can do?  Read this blog post to find out.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

How to Make a Beautiful, Cheap, Interchangeable Watchband in under 15 minutes

How to Make a Beautiful, Cheap, Interchangeable Watchband in under 15 minutes

Being a huge fan of hers, I recently found a Wonder Woman watch on ebay for $6.  Hooray! However the watchband was cheap plasticky fake leather.  I set out to find a fun way to make a watchband and ended up with something that looks great!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

Grand Marnier Cranberry SauceYou may say, eww, cranberry sauce, if you've only ever eaten it from a can.  This recipe will change your mind forever about the holiday food that will make you famous at dinners.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

How to Make a Bolster/Neck Roll/Tube Pillow Case

If you're a long time reader, you know that I have a bulging disc in my neck.  It is much improved, but is still a problem.  I found a wonderful pillow that has helped tremendously.  I just happens to look like a log.  Now I need a pillow case for it so that it will last a long time.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

McLeod's Daughters Drinking Game

McLeod's Daughters Drinking GameYou know I like to knit and spin wool and other fibers.  So someone turned me on to this Australian show about women who run a sheep and cattle ranch. The show is completely addictive and now on Netflix.   Even my husband watches it, but won't admit it. This game will keep you entertained long after the feasibility of the plots expire. (Spoiler alert! If you haven't made it through the end of season 3, do not read this!)

How to Make King Cake (and What Is It?)

King cake season is from January 6th (the Catholic holiday called the Epiphany or Three Kings Day) and goes until the start of lent. This festive sweet bread traditionally has a plastic baby baked inside (which represents the baby Jesus). The legend changes depending on who you ask, but some versions are: whoever finds the baby has to buy the next king cake; host the next party; has good luck. Either way, you'll be lucky to eat this traditional Cajun sweet bread!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

How to Make the Good Ranch Dressing

Good Ranch Dressing Recipe
Let's face it.  It seems like every ranch dressing is different, and there are some bad ones out there. I'm going to give you the secret to a phenomenal recipe that will make your friends say, "Oooo, you've got the good ranch!" (And my favorite - it's cheap, too!)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Becky's Guide to Cutting Food

Kitchen Chef's Knife
Ever wonder what they mean by cubing, slicing, or dicing?  Never knew there was a difference?  Well, this blog post will show you what each of the cooking cutting terms mean.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Easy! How to Make Homemade Yogurt

homemade yogurt recipeDo you want to make good yogurt that is as cheap as milk?  Want more control over the ingredients going into it?  Want to know the secret of Greek yogurt? In this post, I will show you how easy it is to make your own affordable great tasting yogurt using ingredients you can find at the grocery store...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

RIP Fuji

It's been a while since my last blog post.  A couple months ago, we found out that Fuji had a mass that was blocking his bile duct.  Two weeks later, on the one year anniversary of my blog, he was gone.  He was so good.  He only wanted to please.  He loved food, that was his weakness.  But he still was a good boy, he'd try and try to contain himself around food.  Sometimes resulting in drool, sometimes he'd lick the air around the food, and sometimes we'd just let him have some.  Peanut butter was his favorite.  When, in the end, he no longer wanted peanut butter or any other food, we knew it was time.  He was so happy, always a light you could look forward to.  We miss him so much.  RIP my Fuji.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Adoption Quilts for San Antonio Child Protective Services

This post is a little different.  I am involved with a group of people who make quilts for National Adoption Month (November), to give to kids being adopted in San Antonio, TX.  We are making over 100 quilts.  Each child will choose which one they want to bring to their new home.  The ages range from infant to 17 years old.  So we're making lots and lots of them.

If you're interested in joining us, we need all the help we can get at any skill level! Please contact me for more information.

Here's some of the ones I've made...

How to Make Easy Old-Fashioned Refrigerator Pickles

If you're old enough to remember drug store barrel pickles, or like me and have never eaten them, you will absolutely fall in LOVE with these easy to make, long lasting, homemade, refrigerator pickles...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

How to Make Squash Puppies

Squash Puppies
With my garden exploding with squash on a daily basis, I have had to find inventive ways to cook them.

I had found a hush puppy recipe a while back, but it was a bit dry.  Knowing that squash is full of liquid and it makes quick bread (like zucchini bread) very moist, I decided to try it out in the hush puppies.  The result: moist, yet crispy, squash puppies!

How to Make Mouthwatering Tequila Lime Ribs

Ever wondered what the secret to good ribs is? Just in time for Memorial Day, I'll share with you how to get tender, juicy ribs that will make you unable to order them at a restaurant because you'll just be disappointed.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hubby's Favorite Meatloaf Recipe

Hubby's Favorite Meatloaf RecipeAs part of Becky's Cooking Lessons series, here's my husband's favorite meatloaf recipe.  It also uses ingredients from my garden...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Pallet Garden Growth

Pallet Garden I thought it would be more effective to see my pallet garden grow before your eyes.  Here's some pics from beginning to present.  I'll update this post with new pictures as the garden matures...

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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