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TAG : spring 2020

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DIY Apron and Potholder

While it’s great to select fat quarters for a project, sometimes you get your hands on a collection rather than random singles. If you’ve got a grouping of fat quarters with a common theme or color, then this is the perfect project for you. It should be noted that there’s a fine line ...

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How to Use Heirloom Flowers

How special is it when the botanical art in your home comes from the flowers in your heirloom garden? Luckily, it can also be a simple process. Start by removing the flower heads from the plants. Pick the flowers in the late morning on a dry day. By 11 a.m., the dew on the plants will have ...

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DIY Crete Sweater

This Crete sweater with an oversized silhouette is a simple pattern. The body is worked in lace, and the sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch. Before beginning this project, make sure you’re familiar with the three-needle bind-off technique. Also, when measuring the lace while knitting, ...

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Memphis Dry Rub Ribs Recipe

For more recipes, see Southern-Style Cooking. Quad Webb is a reality show celebrity and a talk show host on “Sister Circle.”  This article is excerpted with permission from her book Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love, and Eat (The Country-man Press).

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BLT Salad with Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

NOTE: If the dressing is too thick at serving time, thin it down by stirring in a little bit of buttermilk or cream. For more recipes, see Southern-Style Cooking. Quad Webb is a reality show celebrity and a talk show host on “Sister Circle.”  This article is excerpted with ...

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Spicy Sage Sausage Flatbread Topped with Fried Eggs Recipe

For more recipes, see Southern-Style Cooking. Quad Webb is a reality show celebrity and a talk show host on “Sister Circle.”  This article is excerpted with permission from her book Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love, and Eat (The Country-man Press).

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Jalapeño Cheese Hush Puppies Recipe

NOTE: Let the hush puppies get a rich, deep golden color before pulling them out of the oil. Also, if you have extra jalapeño peppers, slice them into rings, fry them in the same oil, and serve them alongside your hush puppies. For more recipes, see Southern-Style Cooking. Quad Webb ...

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Southern-Style Cooking

As a young doll, the kitchen was where we congregated as a family. My mom and I shared special bonding time there, talking and laughing, and before I knew it, a meal had been prepared. My mom always presented cooking as fun and exciting, which made me eager to pitch in. The kitchen allows us ...

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All About Zinnias

These days, there’s a lot of hype surrounding monarch butterflies and honeybees. Many gardeners have become concerned about doing their part, and environmental stewards have been quick to offer suggestions. Topping the suggestion list is creating a home garden centered around ...

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DIY U.S. Map Wall Hanging

If you’re looking for a fun way to mark out your latest road trip, or you simply want to show your patriotism, then this rustic wooden sign featuring the outline of the United States is the perfect decoration for your wall. You can keep it simple, as shown above, or you can personalize it ...

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Reuben Slab Pie Recipe

Cathy Barrow is a knitter, traveler, cook, teacher, gardener, and award-winning author. This article is excerpted with permission from her book Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies (Grand Central Life & Style).

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DIY Embroidered Botanicals Project

This design features a soft woolen rose and a repeating pattern of small daisies. Feel free to change the colors as desired. This pattern makes a lovely addition to the edge of a tablecloth. Work satin stitch unless noted otherwise. Use 2 strands, unless noted otherwise. The ...

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Hanging Herb Planter

This hanging planter is a fun do-it-yourself project, and it’s perfect for small spaces. Not only is it useful, but it also provides a decorative appeal to the kitchen. Use insert pots to prevent a mess when watering your herbs. Depending on the size of terra cotta pots you choose, a ...

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Simple DIY Everyday Bag

This is my perfect everyday bag. It’s a comfortable, easy-to-wear backpack that’s a little bit smarter and more compact than most backpacks. I’ve kept this one simple, but you could add a front pocket or internal pockets to the lining to keep things organized, if you wanted. Be sure to ...

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Peach Mint Salsa Recipe

For more recipes, see Small-Batch Condiments. Ellie Topp is a Professional Home Economist and a Certified Culinary Professional with a master’s degree in food science, and Margaret Howard is a Registered Dietitian, a Professional Home Economist, and a food and nutrition consultant. ...

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