Kris Bordessa

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Guest Post: Take Control of Your Kitchen

Guest Post: Take Control of Your Kitchen

Who couldn’t use a little more organization in their life? Today I have an expert on organization here to share some tips. Brette Sember is the author of The Organized Kitchen published by Adams Media. She writes the popular food…

Cut Your Energy Usage, Save Money, Be Green

Cut Your Energy Usage, Save Money, Be Green

Ah, winter. It’s all snow and cozy and hot tea, until you get the monthly energy bill. You spent HOW MUCH on electricity?? (This is where you off-grid folks can fold your arms across your chest and smile smugly…) For many,…

How to: Drawstring Produce Bags

  You’re not still using those flimsy plastic produce bags at the grocery store are you? You are? Well, let’s just fix that right now, shall we? If you have a sewing machine and can sew a straight seam, you…

Patchwork Living Blogging Bee on Holiday

Whether you’re baking, frying latkes, wrapping gifts, or just watching the weather outside your window, it’s a busy time of year. Frugal Kiwi and I are busy too, and we’re taking a break from posting the Blogging Bee until after…

Wicked-Good DIY Hot Fudge Sauce

Wicked-Good DIY Hot Fudge Sauce

It’s been years since I’ve had a hot fudge sundae. Two? Three years? It likely came in a waxed cardboard cup from Baskin-Robbins. Inexplicably, the other night I was craving one. “Where are you going to get a hot fudge…

Last Minute Handmade Gift Ideas

One more week! One more week til Christmas! And you still don’t know what you’re going to take to your office mates or Great Aunt Sally. Not to worry. You can pull most of these gifts together in under an…

How to Make a Bow

How to Make a Bow

Everybody has one obscure skill, don’t they? Mine is the art of making a bow. Not the bend at the waist, thank-you-very-much kind of bow, but rather the twisting and tying of ribbon into a lovely package decoration kind of…

Patchwork Living Blogging Bee #16

Hosted by myself and Frugal Kiwi, the Patchwork Living Blogging Bee is our Internet version of a quilting bee. Each of our lives is a patchwork of what was passed down to us, what we find around us, and what…

Tangerine Syrup

Tangerine Syrup

December means citrus around here – lots and lots of citrus. Two of my neighbors have trees that they can’t keep up with, so we’re eating tangerines and oranges hand over fist. When I ran across a recipe for tangerine…