“This minestrone recipe can be loosely interpreted. The beauty is you can use what you have in the fridge and pantry! It’s a great, hearty soup for this time of year, especially,” Shari Kimmey.
Part One in a Series: Experienced Quilt Makers Offer Must-haves, How-Tos and What-nots. Read on for time-saving tips and a quilt top you can complete in one sitting.
Patience & imPerfection & Jelly Roll Gladness! Oh MY!
Ok, I’ve gotta say it: if someone tells you, “Oh it’s simple, easy-peezy, nothin’ to it,” and they’re referencing starting a blog or embarking on the obsession of quilting, you’ve a right to question everything that person says forever and always.
Yet, if this person has a glint in his or her eye, it’s likely he/she so loves what they’re talking about and their goal is to encourage you to soulfully join in their mania. The person knows when creative energy begin flows, rewards are great and outweigh learning curve challenges. And they want to share that with you. [Read more…]
“I like this Mahi Mahi recipe because it is so easy, but seems like it took some effort. And it has a lot of flavor,” notes longtime quilter and self-proclaimed foodie Kathy Collins. Regarding her maker’s journey: the humble Okie by way of Iowa, Missouri, Texas and Illinois, is quick to point out, “I’ve been quilting for years, but I’m always learning new stuff.” [Read more…]
It’s no myth, chicken broth really is good for the soul, also, the body. Sheri Haughton, mom of high schooler Jacob and middle schooler Gabriel, has the most beautiful, glowing, WRINKLE-FREE, flawless skin. Could this concoction be Sheri’s fountain of youth? Give it a try and let us know. Thanks Sheri for this recipe!
“One of my favorite ways to increase collagen consumption is by making a bone broth …” Dr. Josh Axe, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get healthy by using food as medicine.
According to Dr. Axe, collagen is good for the health of our skin, hair, gut, nails, teeth and assists in detoxing, boosting metabolism and energy, as well as reduction of cellulite and stretch marks.
Part Pound Cake. Part Super Lemony Pucker-Up-Melt-in-Your Mouth Goodness. This is a slight adaptation of Kathe Collins’ Famous Lemon Loaf Holiday Cakes (“… her claim to fame,” as those close would surely say).
Great anytime of year, but especially nice as a fall or winter supper along with a nice salad and good company.
“… I always had these on hand when Eric and Andrew were in high school and multitudes of their buddies came through our doors,” explained Diane DePinto of her healthful rework of the cookie classic. [Read more…]
“At first I thought Janelle said we were having Erik Estrada for breakfast . . . this was so much better.” – Dale (my hubby)
Prep. Forget. You’re set.
Makers on a mission adore the simplicity, and even more so, the flavor of this hearty soup. “This recipe tastes even better after refrigerated and reheated the next day,” writes Vicki Bruno.
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Maker’s Tale Encourages Creativity and Giving
UPDATE 11.03.15: Subscriber awarded free copy of this title in First Ever Sew God Children’s Literature Drawing!
Congrats to Jerry Janet Cook of Hazelwood, MO! Enjoy!
The story. The illustration. STORY. ILLUSTRATION. Those who’ve read The Quiltmaker’s Gift (TQG) written by Jeff Brumbeau and illustrated by Gail de Marken understand this pondering:
“Is it the story or the illustration that creates such a beautiful, insightful experience?”
In real life, imagery and creativity is supposed to come wrapped around our stories. And, without our words, pictures and illustrations don’t always tell our tale. No matter what we attempt to convey on our personal social media.
In the midst of our to-dos, events, obligations, deadlines, schedules, bills, laundry, sad times and joy-filled times our creativity with it’s lovely rippling effects gets lost. Without our nurturing our creative souls with its precious byproducts mingled in, we miss life as intended.