I’m a Betty Crocker Girl – Banana Bread Recipe

When I was little and learning to cook, my favorite cookbook was my mom’s Betty Crocker Cookbook. I think it was the 1986 paperback version… Over the years, that wonderful cookbook has been used hundreds of times, and the pages have gotten worn. One of our favorite worn pages is the page that contains the Banana Bread recipe. And I’m continuing the tradition with my … Continue reading I’m a Betty Crocker Girl – Banana Bread Recipe

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RetroGrandma

Today’s featured shop brings new life into old books. Say hello to RetroGrandma, an Etsy shop with over 1800 sales and sparkling feedback! Based in Saskatchewan, Canada, you’ll find a wide array of items, including hidden book safes, purses, bookends and more. Here are a few of their items that caught my eye: IPad Mini Case, Kobo Cover, Kindle Cover, Nook Holder Dr. Seuss One … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RetroGrandma

The First Tomato and Vintage Recipes

So, earlier this summer, my wonderful neighbor offered me 3 tomato plants-Apparently, she had planted all of her seeds, thinking that some of them wouldn’t sprout, and ended up with 98 tomato plants! I gladly took the plants, with the warning that I’m not exactly known for my green thumb. I’m better with vegetables than I am with flowers (I’m still not sure how my … Continue reading The First Tomato and Vintage Recipes

MelodyAndWords : Custom Book Jewelry

I get incredibly excited when friends of mine sign up for Etsy! Melody, a friend of mine from our young school days, has recently set up her shop, MelodyAndWords, on Etsy, and she’s already had two sales! She is incredibly creative, and I love her product ideas. I thought I’d share a few of her items with you! 🙂  Custom Handmade Book Necklace, $15.00 Speak … Continue reading MelodyAndWords : Custom Book Jewelry

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JoyBelleJewelry

Featuring hand-stamped jewelry and accessories, JoyBelleJewelry’s owner Joy showcases her talent in an array of gorgeous and gift-worthy items. Joy is a stay-at-home mom, who has her hands full with her children and running JoyBelleJewelry! Here are just a few of her items that caught my eye: Handstamped Faith Necklace – Walk by Faith Not by Sight, $12.00+ Hand Stamped Rectangle and Disc Necklace, Proverbs … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JoyBelleJewelry

FREE Baking Basics Class from Wilton!

If you head over to Craftsy right now, you can sign up for a FREE baking basics class! The class description says.. ” Make cakes with no crumbs, no crowning and no cracking, so you have a flawless decorating surface – every time! Join pastry chef Beth Somers as she demystifies bakeware, pan preparation and measuring techniques. You’ll learn the proper way to combine your … Continue reading FREE Baking Basics Class from Wilton!

Maine Blueberry Cake Recipe

So, I am a huge fan of berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries… I’ll take them all! Sometimes, though, if you’re absent minded like me, you buy too many blueberries and you don’t have enough time to eat them before they go bad…oops. This is where one of my favorite recipes comes in! My maternal grandfather grew up in Maine, and my mother spent a lot of … Continue reading Maine Blueberry Cake Recipe