Christmas Dessert Contest

Christmas Dessert Contest December 24, 2013 My family always gets together on Christmas Eve and we exchange gifts and celebrate the season.  With grown children, there is always a scheduling problem, so we have an open house that day and serve an unending plethora of appetizers.   A few years ago, we had a dessert contest,… Read More

Banana Bread

Banana Bread 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 3 ripe mashed bananas 3/4 cup nuts      Preheat oven to 325º.  Line the bottoms of four 5″ x 3″… Read More

Dining Room Mirror DIY

Dining Room Mirror DIY

December 13, 2013      For this Dining Room Mirror DIY, mirror tiles were applied to the wall to create a large mirror.  Pottery Barn black paint was applied to the wood for framing and wood mullions.  Then, the frame was cut and nailed to the wall.  The mullions were glued on top of the… Read More

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