Category Archives: Foodie Crafts

It’s funny where you can find project inspirations. I happened to be looking through a Valspar paint brochure about children’s bedrooms and found the coolest gift for Mother’s Day; silhouettes of your kids painted on canvas. A perfect way to preserve memories for Mom! I know you’re thinking this sounds really complicated. At first I did too. I have silhouettes of my kids that a talented woman cut from paper years ago at an employee outing. That’s obviously something you … continued…

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DIY Foodie Crafts Foodie Gift Ideas Pam Freeman

We’re getting ready to repaint our dining room and I’ve been thinking about new decorations to add a fresh touch. I’ve also been doing a little cleaning and found a huge stash of wine corks I’ve saved over the years. Voilà! I had an idea that uses the corks and makes a great decoration– a wine cork wreath! I love the wine cork wreaths I see when I visit wineries; so why not make one for myself instead of paying … continued…

cork wreath
Decorating Tips DIY Foodie Crafts Foodie Gift Ideas Pam Freeman

If you’re like me, it’s bittersweet to take down your Christmas tree. We always cut our own tree but by New Year’s Eve, the tree is starting to collect dust. Ornaments are falling off since the kids have run by the tree so much. And the cats have decimated the lower hanging “fruit.” It quickly becomes evident that it’s time! So, a few years back, after hearing my kids whine about how they want the tree to stay up forever, … continued…

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Foodie Crafts Holidays Natural Farming Pam Freeman

Making “magic reindeer food” with your kids is a tradition you’ll love and will want to continue. This simple craft delights children and adults alike. It requires no special skills. And, it’s versatile. I’ve made this craft for brownie meetings and kindergarten classrooms alike. Believe me, if a classroom of kindergarteners can make this, so can you! The idea behind this craft is simple. You make food to put out for Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve. Of course it’s all … continued…

Reindeer Food
Foodie Crafts Holidays Pam Freeman

Along with the popularity of burlap, a larger trend in home decor has taken place with a craze for natural fabrics. Using jute/yarn to wrap things, is now all the rage. I like this because it goes so well with lots of decorating schemes from nautical to rustic. And I think it’s perfect for Thanksgiving; namely reusing old bottles to make wrapped centerpieces for your holiday feast. This is such a fun and easy craft that anyone can make and … continued…

DIY wrapped bottles
Decorating Tips DIY Foodie Crafts Foodie Gift Ideas Pam Freeman

Let me just say, I love Easter. I have since I was a kid. There’s just something about finding a basket full of goodies and running around hunting for eggs. Speaking of eggs, I stepped up my game and have been trying new dyeing and decorating techniques; and I’d like to share a few. Let me preface this by saying I hard boil all my eggs first. You can use whatever method you prefer. I do it the way my … continued…

Easter eggs
DIY Foodie Crafts Holidays Pam Freeman Tips, Tools & Techniques

Did your favorite blog post make this list? If not, please share the link in the comments section below.   Top New Recipes: 1. Laura’s Lean Beef One Skillet Meal http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-one-skillet-meal/ 2. Slow cooker Italian Beef With Porcini Mushrooms http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/slow-cooker-italian-beef/ 3. Oktoberfest Laura’s Lean Beef Beer Stew http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/oktoberfest-lauras-lean-beef-beer-stew/ 4. Hobo “Stew” http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/hobo-stew/ 5. Baked Cheeseburgers http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-baked-cheeseburger/ 6. Spaghetti and Meatball “Muffins” http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-spaghetti-and-meatball-muffins/ 7. Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Topping http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/cottage-pie-with-sweet-potato-topping/ 8. Triple Decker Meatloaf http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/triple-decker-meatloaf/ 9. Fat Tuesday Jambalaya http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/fat-tuesday-jambalaya/ … continued…

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We’ve all been there before. We’ve got a party to attend and we need to bring a dessert. But what tray do you use? You can use one of your own and ask for it back. You can buy a disposable tray and just leave it. But, why not make your tray the hit of the party! Bake your own tray out of round mint candies. Use it to haul your goodies and then once those goodies have been devoured, … continued…

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Decorating Tips DIY Foodie Crafts Foodie Gift Ideas Holidays Pam Freeman

I like the time around Thanksgiving. Fall is usually giving us a last hurrah, but it’s clear that winter’s coming. For me, it’s a cozy time of year with family and friends. It’s a nice break from the frenzy of Halloween and a chance to breathe before the festivities of Christmas. As far as decorations go, November also offers a bit of ease. In this case a little goes a long way; a few colorful gourds and squashes, a bountiful … continued…

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Decorating Tips Foodie Crafts Holidays Pam Freeman

Yes, you can say Halloween is all about the costumes and candy. But, I think it’s the decorations that make it cool! In my house, this is the holiday where my husband loves to join in the planning, executing and enjoying of the decorations. He’s like a kid in a candy store! So, a few years ago, when my mom gave me an article from her Woman’s Day magazine about wine bottle spirits, I jumped at the chance to make … continued…

Halloween bottles
Decorating Tips Foodie Crafts Holidays Pam Freeman