Making Your Own Ornaments

    This is not my original material. I took photos of the pages of a magazine (I don’t remember which magazine, unfortunately!) so that I could digitally file the ideas for later use. Please feel free to comment if you know whom I should be crediting. From Better Homes and Gardens (December 2012). Continue reading Making Your Own Ornaments

Unique, Inexpensive Gifts for Teacher

What to give the teacher for Christmas? is the question on many parents’ minds this time of year.  In an effort to avoid the usual trap of candles and bath products, I read various blogs and searched Pinterest for ideas.  I ended up making a gift box with several items.  This probably cost me less than $10. The Favorite Things Jar This was the least expensive (free, really) gift and also took the most effort.  My son helped me make a list of all the kids in his class.  I then went around asking the students, “What’s your favorite thing … Continue reading Unique, Inexpensive Gifts for Teacher

Panera’s French Onion Soup recipe

How to get something on Pinterest when it won’t pin…Copy and paste the text into your own blog.  Original post can be seen here: 1/4 cup sweet cream butter 8 cups sliced yellow onions (4 to 5 med. onions) 2 14-ounce cans beef broth (I used Swanson) 3/4 cup chicken broth (Swanson again) 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder couple drops Tabasco pepper sauce Garnish croutons shaved asiago cheese Onions and croutons and cheese…oh, my. Recipe … Continue reading Panera’s French Onion Soup recipe