Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

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Kalamata Olive Hummus Tutorial

Kalamata Olive Hummus Tutorial

My 16 year old son LOVES Hummus.  He is quite the foodie, and calls himself a Hummus connoisseur.  I make several varieties and this one is his favorite to date:) Here’s what you need 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 lemon, juiced 1 1/2 […]

Speaking of Ribbons…Ribbons + Food = yummy

Speaking of Ribbons…Ribbons + Food = yummy

I use ribbon almost every day! As a “small gift giver” I was recently overjoyed with my new laundry room that included a “wrapping station!”  Yay!!   My contractor said to me, (in regards to the wrapping station) “Do you really wrap that many gifts […]

Spicy Asian Pickles

Spicy Asian Pickles

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Ingredients
12 small seedless cucumbers, sliced on an angle or, 2-3 large seedless cucumbers, thinly sliced
2  bunches of scallions, chopped, tops only

1/2 C thinly sliced sweet onion

2 bay leaves

2 Tsp. Sriracha Sauce

1/4 cup chopped dill leaves

1/4 cup sugar

2/3 cup rice wine vinegar

4 tablespoons soy sauce

Directions
Layer the cucumbers, scallions,  and dill in a storage container with a tight fitting lid.

In a small saucepan over low heat add the sugar, vinegar and soy sauce, onion and Bay. Simmer until the sugar dissolves. Let the hot brine cool to room temp. and then pour into the cucumber mixture and cover with a lid. Let marinate for several hours, stirring occasionally.

The Chewiest, Crispest, Moistest, Yummiest Chocolate Chip Cookie You Ever Ate

The Chewiest, Crispest, Moistest, Yummiest Chocolate Chip Cookie You Ever Ate

2 ¼ C flour 1 tsp baking soda ¾ tsp salt 1 C butter 1 C dark brown sugar 1 C white sugar 2 tablespoons corn syrup 2 tsp vanilla 2 lg. eggs 1 ½ C chocolate chunks 2 C toasted coconut Lightly toast Coconut on baking sheet at 350 for about 10 min   Oh, and Before we go any further…2 must haves…DARK brown sugar and […]

In Every Home There is a Creative Bone.

In Every Home There is a Creative Bone.

In my home, creative bones come in many shapes and sizes. I believe we are all hard wired by the ultimate Creator…made in His image…able to create on many levels…like my husband who creates a beautiful outdoor haven for our home…like my oldest daughter who […]


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