I was a guest on the Conversational Chaos podcast recently. I had a lot of fun recording with Jason and the Rage Monster. We talked about lots of food-related things, and I brought hot chocolate cupcakes for them to try (which I have yet to blog, so I'll have to update this post accordingly when… Continue reading Podcast: Conversational Chaos, Edition 30
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?
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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. Note: This post… Continue reading Glass Rolling Pin Wall Display
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