Monthly Archives: March 2014

Why I Create

People ask me ALL the time, how do you find time to do all you do – Cooking, crafting, work, kids? I find the time. When I can’t find the time, Mr. Steam finds the time for me. He makes … Continue reading

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Craft Cave – The Ever Evolving Space

A few years ago when M was born I had to move my craft space out of the spare bedroom and turn it into a nursery. But I had to have a craft space. And the only space that was … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Brownies in a cast iron skillet

Mr. Steam LOVES caramel. And he loves all things cooked in a cast iron skillet. So when I saw this recipe for Salted Carmel Brownies in a cast iron skillet I couldn’t pass it up!!! I have to tell you … Continue reading

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Cranberry JalapeƱo BBQ Pork Chops

All four of us love grilled pork chops. And now that Mr. Steam has become a pro at cooking them on the grill, we usually like them with just some simple salt and pepper to let the porky goodness shine … Continue reading

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Greek Dinner – Part 3: Lemon and Oregano Chicken

The final part to our Greek dinner is Lemon and oregano chicken. This is a favorite at the Steam house. When I was a kid we had a family friend that we all called Mr. V. Because no one could … Continue reading

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Greek Dinner – Part 2: Saffron Brown Rice

This recipe was a comedy of errors. First, I was working in the craft cave and had forgotten that I did not adjust the clock down there for the time change. So I was thinking I had an hour before … Continue reading

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Greek Dinner – Part 1: Garlic Green Beans

I am always looking not just for new recipes, but combinations of dishes that make the PERFECT meal. Its one thing to make a single delicious dish, but to find the right combination of flavors and textures so all the … Continue reading

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Quilts of Valor – Final Product

Now that you have seen the whole design process for the QOV. Here’s the finished product. I am so thankful to be a part of this quilt and in some small way be able to thank the people that make … Continue reading

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Quilts of Valor – Accent block designs

There were several accent blocks in the quilt. Some were pieced some were applique. I wanted to do each block a little bit different. And frankly I didn’t decide what I was going to do with each block until I … Continue reading

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Quilts of Valor – Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese

Now that I knew what I was going to do with the borders it was time to figure out what to do with the main blocks. There are two main blocks in the quilts. There are a BUNCH of half … Continue reading

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