Archive for January, 2012


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As soon as I get some apples I am eating this

Chronicles of a Domestic Dilettante

As you all know, I am very much a beginner in the kitchen.  So when my friends assigned both appetizers AND dessert to me for this year’s Thanksgiving, I was in full panic mode as I didn’t want to ruin our entire Thanksgiving dinner.  Dessert, afterall, is the most important part of the meal.  Furthermore, I was instructed that store-bought items were not welcome – because we all know I was already planning a trip to Whole Foods.

After consulting Pinterest for some Apple Pie recipes, I came across this recipe for Apple Pie Baked in the Apple – I thought it was a nice blend of simple instructions and a gourmet look.  I’m always a fan of things that look more impressive than they actually are.

Step 1: Cut off the top of 4 apples off and discard. Remove the inside of each apple with a spoon or melon…

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Gardening With Recyclables

Do you love to garden? Cant find the right container for that plant? I have the same problem, I usually cant afford the bigger pots for my plants, so I started using Old Ice cream buckets, Old coffee containers and my favorite. I have 5 cats so I need a lot of litter, well I buy those big buckets of cat litter and they were starting to be a very large collection, ( I didn’t want to throw them out) Any way I took one turn it over drilled a few holes turn it back put dirt in and plant and whaaaaaaalaaaaaaaaa a very nice planter. I am thinking this spring I might want to paint them or decorate them some how. It is recycling at its best and I saved a ton of money on planters.