in the kitchen, vintage pyrex & kitchenware

How old is my Pyrex measuring cup?

I've purchased a few vintage Pyrex measuring cups at estate sales and yard sales over the years. The internet doesn't seem to have much information on the age of Pyrex measuring cups by decade, at least not summarized into one place. A few well-known details are fairly common to find online: D-handle measuring cups (below,… Continue reading How old is my Pyrex measuring cup?

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Kitchen Update – Finally Finished!

I finally finished my kitchen! (OK, almost. I still have to paint the cabinets on my peninsula.) I painted the cabinets and did some re-decorating. I needed a new table for my very awkwardly-sized breakfast nook area. I finally found one on Wayfair, but this resulted in more re-decorating. Plus, my best friend got me… Continue reading Kitchen Update – Finally Finished!

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Kitchen Decor

I posted here about painting my 90s looking kitchen cabinets that blended in with the floor. I promised another post about everything else I did to the kitchen, so here it is. This post contains some affiliate links, marked with *, which means I receive compensation from purchases made using those links. This is the… Continue reading Kitchen Decor

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit

I'll do another post on the entire kitchen, but the painting is enough to necessitate its own post. I've hated my 90s kitchen cabinets the camouflage with the hardwood floor for quite some time. The prior owners added the peninsula and replaced the countertops with granite, but they left the early 90s cabinets. I didn't… Continue reading Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit

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Low-Budget Food Challenge: Wrap-Up

So I failed at the low-budget food challenge. Feeding America will be getting a donation for all of the times I cheated. On day 2 or 3, I started to realize some of the mistakes I made that made it harder. But what the reinforced even more was that shopping on a very small budget… Continue reading Low-Budget Food Challenge: Wrap-Up

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Low-Budget Food Challenge: Grocery Shopping

Step 1 of the low-budget food challenge I'm undertaking was grocery shopping. Tomorrow I start the actual challenge. I'm raising money (and donating funds myself) for Feeding America while I do the challenge. If you'd to donate, click here for my fundraising page. Lessons Learned From Grocery Shopping It was really hard and took twice… Continue reading Low-Budget Food Challenge: Grocery Shopping

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Low-Budget Food Challenge

Last night on the way home from work, I stopped by Target and the pet food store to pick up a few things. I had to stop because my dogs completely ran out of food that morning. There was a family outside of Target with a sign indicating they were struggling to feed their family.… Continue reading Low-Budget Food Challenge

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Glass Rolling Pin Wall Display

I love vintage and antique kitchen items. My aunt sent me my great grandmother's glass rolling pin around Christmas last year. This particular rolling pin was made between 1929-1941. The end piece comes off so that the rolling pin can be filled with ice to keep dough cold while it's being rolled. I'd been wanting… Continue reading Glass Rolling Pin Wall Display

desserts, disaster, vegetarian

Great Aunt Corrine’s Fudge

I used to love eating this as a kid. I took it to school as birthday treats instead of cupcakes many times. It's not as soft as traditional fudge, but so delicious! As my mom says, it's a tricky recipe, but so worth it. I had to call mom part of the way through to… Continue reading Great Aunt Corrine’s Fudge

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Brownie Stuffed Cookies

I was at work last week, and we were having a get together to thank someone who was on a temporary assignment in our location. Someone brought in cookies with brownies inside. Another coworker who eats my baked goods often said "You HAVE to figure out how to make these!" With some trial and error,… Continue reading Brownie Stuffed Cookies