Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fish Backpack

This fish backpack posted on Prudent Baby is just too adorable not to make, especially with the fish being almost the size of the toddler modeling it.  It reminds me of my son when we took him to see his grandpa in the hospital and he took a giant bear that was as big as he was and it looked like a bear walking backwards when he carried it.

My son's grandfather on this father side was an avid fisherman and my son would have loved something like this when he was little and I plan on making this at some point for a future grandchild to honor his memory.

For the tutorial visit Prudent Baby here

Photo:   Prudent Baby

Friday, September 23, 2011


I spotted this at  Taste of Beirut where Joumana, who grew up in Lebanon in the 60's & 70's but now lives in the US, shares recipes that she learned from here Grandmother and other traditional recipes from Lebanese cultural.  I follow her blog as it gives a window into the world of another culture through food.

I am putting this on my to try list as as I love the idea of a non-egg mayo.  This mayo consists of  garlic, salt, a potato, corn oil and lemon juice.   For the recipe, click here.

Photo:   Taste of Beirut

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Coconut Pancakes

I had never thought to put coconut in a pancake, but this recipe by Cookie and Kate that uses fresh coconut and topped with a mixture of equal parts honey and coconut milk topped with fresh fruit sounds delicious and going to put this on my to try list. 

Photo: Cookie and Kate

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fabric Crown

Cute kids fabric crown would make a great present to make to put in a dress up box.

It is by Max California and she has a tutorial on her website here along with a link to a PDF downloadable version for easy reference.

Photo:  Max California


This receipe from Cookies & Cups looks like it would make a fabulous Fall dessert with the mix of tart apples and toffee in cookie/cake like base.

For the recipe click here

Photo:  Cookies & Cups

Friday, September 16, 2011

Easter Bunny Bottles

Although Easter is months away, I am putting this on the list as these little bunnies made from upcycled water bottles and filled with jelly beans are adorable.  They are from Happy Clippings and there are even links to printouts for the bunny ears, paws and Happy Easter (click here for the link).  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


The above by The V Spot sounds delicious, as the dip is made with cream cheese mini chocolate chip and caramel  sauce with sprinkles with broken Heath bars and surrounded by a circle of sliced Granny Smith apples. 

As this looks like it might be a good addition for my son's graduation party in May, I plan to try it beforehand.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Vinaigrette Slaw with Feta Cheese

The above is from Budget Bytes and looks and sounds like a refreshing change from the standard mayo based calorie laden slaw as it uses a vinegar as the dressing base and a bit of feta thrown in for an added twist.   Even better is the cost is approx. .62 a serving.

For the complete recipe, click here.

Photo:   Budget Bytes

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I spotted this over at Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours and putting it on my project list as carrots are one of the few veggies that I love and I am always on the lookout for new recipes to make with them.  She indicated this is from Mark Bittman's 101 Salads.

It is made lightly roasted cumin seeds sprinkled over coarsely grated carrots that have been tossed with a bit of salt and lemon and a tablespoon or so of olive oil along with cilantro.

Photo:  Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sushi

What a cute spin on PB & J - just cut off the crusts, roll the bread flat, spread with peanut butter and jelly then roll into "sushi".   Would also be fun to throw in some fish gummies. 

The recipe is from Michael Singer, Bon App├ętit click here for the recipe.

Photo Credit: Jif