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Talented Tuesday Link Party #35

I feel like I’m on about week four of a crazy busy streak usually reserved for spring or winter.  What happened to the lazy days of summer?  From the looks of the projects linked up here last week, I’m not the only one.  What do you have going on this week? Dutch Oven Mac and…

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Friday Favorites–DIY 4th of July

As July 4th approaches, you’ll find fireworks stands on every corner, shopping carts full of hamburgers and hot dogs and the a sea of red, white and blue in the crafty corner of the internet.  This Independence Day holds special significance for me because as you’re reading this, my son is signing his enlistment papers…

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Dutch Oven Mac and Cheese on the BBQ

A couple of weeks ago, it was hot here.  We not only live in northwestern Oregon, but also basically on the side of a hill over a river.  Hot is rare.  I should probably also add that hot is anything above 80.  When you’re done laughing at me, come back and I’ll tell you about…

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Baked Parmesan Pickle Dip

I always think anything that involves cooked pickles sounds weird.  And yet, I’ve never tried anything with cooked pickles that I didn’t like.  Go figure.  This dip is a modification of a version I’ve been taking to parties for years.  Without fail, someone tells me how much they love it and asks what’s in it. …

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #31

Welcome to another edition of Talented Tuesday!  Last week was crazy around here, so I’m hoping for a little calm over the next few days so I can get a few things done.  How about you?  What was on your plate last week?  We’d love to see! Ladybug Hot Pad Staci from Crafty Staci   …

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Pretzel Hot Dog Buns

In one of those “Why have I never thought of this before?” moments, it dawned on me how amazing pretzel hot dog buns would be.  I used to make homemade soft pretzels once in a while, but haven’t for a few years, probably because it would make my gluten-free daughter cry.  However, she doesn’t live…