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Step-by-step Making a Braided Racerback Tank From an Old Tshirt

Step-by-step Making a Braided Racerback Tank From an Old Tshirt

Detailed instructions to make your own stylish racerback tank from an old tshirt.
Braided Racerback Tank

Braided Racerback Tank

I've cooked up something a little different: a sewing pattern! With just one little seam and about 20 minutes, you can turn an old tshirt into this racerback tank.
(Almost) Wood-Fired Pizza In Your Kitchen!

(Almost) Wood-Fired Pizza In Your Kitchen!

My no-so-secret method to fake a pizza oven in your home kitchen. Spoiler alert: preheating takes just 10 minutes!
Gingerbread block workday #1

Gingerbread block workday #1

Progress report (with pictures!) from the first workday on the gingerbread block.
Gingerbread Block Project

Gingerbread Block Project

Announcing my secret scheme to build a beautiful New York block, entirely out of gingerbread! Spoiler: I'm looking for your help.
Block Printed Beer Labels

Block Printed Beer Labels

Handmade block-printed beer labels are as personal and beautiful as your home-brewed beer. (And so much prettier than a plain brown bottle.)
Build a Gingerbread Brownstone

Build a Gingerbread Brownstone

I've gone and made a pretty little gingerbread house in the style of the brownstones in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. And just because it's the holidays, I'll share my tips for making your own gingerbread creations.
Gingerbread House Basics

Gingerbread House Basics

This gingerbread is hard as a rock, and the frosting sets up like cement. Just what you want if you plan to make a gingerbread house. This post has my favorite recipes for construction gingerbread, royal icing and poured sugar.
Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta

Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta

Add a little edible gore to your Halloween. Underneath its creepy presentation, this is a respectable dessert: toasty coconut panna cotta, fresh kiwi and raspberry coulis.
Popcorn pop-up cards

Popcorn pop-up cards

Make your own microwave popcorn bags! I've used my secret origami skills to design a pretty little card that you can fill with popcorn kernels and pop up in the microwave. These little guys are cute enough to give as gifts and practical enough to use for everyday snacking.
Roasted Red Plum & Thyme Jam

Roasted Red Plum & Thyme Jam

Preserving is a fundamental, old-school way to keep a thrifty kitchen. Buy fruits and vegetables in peak season, and they will be cheaper and tastier. Can some of this goodness, and you can relive the tastes of summer when things like fresh plums are a distant memory. This jam uses pretty roasted red plums along...
Turmeric Ginger Beer

Turmeric Ginger Beer

Fresh turmeric makes this simple homemade ginger beer bright, electric yellow. Spicy, lightly sweet and refreshing, this is a perfect cold treat for ginger lovers. One surprise: my favorite method for making ginger beer turns out to be the simplest.