Crafty Staci Book Review - The Cafe Spice Cookbook by Hari Nayak

Book Review: The Café Spice Cookbook

I’m here today to a book review courtesy of Tuttle Publishing.  They have provided me with the book in exchange for this review, but the opinions are all my own.  This post also contains affiliate links. Have you ever had a chance to try any Indian dishes?  I’ve only dipped in a toe with an…

10 Easter Crafts and Recipes - Crafty Staci's Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites–Celebrating Easter

A few nights ago, I had a dream that it was Christmas morning.  The kids were still young.  We all got up, ready to enjoy our day together, but I realized one thing immediately – I had completely forgotten about the stockings.  It wasn’t even that I just forgot to fill them, I hadn’t even…

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Friday Favorites–St. Patrick’s Day

I didn’t realize it until I sat down to write this, but clearly I was hungry when I compiled this week’s favorites.  It isn’t like I pull these together all at once, but rather I collect them over the course of weeks or sometimes months.  But there must have been something about St. Patrick’s Day…

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Friday Favorites – Winter

I don’t think winter gets its due.  It gets all lumped in with Christmas, when really it’s only just getting started by the time the holidays are over.  If we’re going to get freezing weather where I live it’s much more likely to happen in January than before.  Dashing through the snow doesn’t involve reindeer…

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Book Review: Cupcake Envy

I’m here today to a book review courtesy of Tuttle Publishing.  They have provided me with the book in exchange for this review, but the opinions are all my own. I think the title of the book I’m reviewing today, Cupcake Envy, must be a play on words.  Before I opened it I thought it…

Creamy Red Hot Dipping Sauce

With New Year’s Eve parties planned for this week, I thought this would be the perfect time to share my new favorite dip recipe.  I originally made this as a dipping sauce for meatballs, but we’ve tried it on just about everything.  It’s a great sandwich spread.  It makes Sauerkraut Balls even better.  I’ve even…