Friday, July 31, 2020

Pie D'oh to Plan B Cookies, Sweet-Tweaked


Initially, I started out with a rolled, refrigerated pie crust, which I had intended to use in my MayDay lemon meringue pie. The box had info about letting the dough warm up a few minutes to room temperature before unrolling it onto a pie pan. Or could microwave for a few seconds. I mistakenly microwaved the dough too long, which rendered it unrollable. D'oh! The dough became Plan B cookies, sweet-tweaked. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

I recently made a two-layer cake using yellow cake mix and added Black Cherry Kool-Aid powder. The flavoring contained one teaspoon of powder. I used half in one cup of my batter for marbling effect, and the other half in 18 ounces of spreadable frosting. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Pretty Tall Sotols, Part 1

Love that YouTube suggested the thumbnail with bees and yellowy, clustered cheeto-shaped blooms.



How tall are sotols? They're distinctly tall. Ones that I've seen tend to be at least as tall as street lights. And they're pretty, especially with flower/flowery stalks/spikes! Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Pretty Tall Sotols, Part 2

"Pretty Tall Sotols, Part 1" emphasizes mostly the plants' physical characteristics. (Video: "Pretty Tall Sotols") This article includes secondary info: sotol as alcohol and resemblance to yucca. ... Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Assessing My MayDay 2020 Lemon Meringue Pie


The lemon meringue pie I made Friday 5/1 (May Day) is a followup to the pies I made in March ("Assessing My Mid-March 2020 Lemon Meringue Pie" (article, video) and December ("Assessing My Christmas 2019 Lemon Meringue Pie" (article, video). Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Deer Mama 2 B's


Best wishes to all the mamas and mamas-to-be! (This upcoming celebration day inspired me to create and publish this article and video. ) recorded some deer 4/21. I noticed one doe that I was able to keep in view looked belly-rounded. Spotted and recorded some snippets of does 5/7. Re-viewing the 4/21 clip helped with visual comparisons of pregnant/unpregnant does. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

DIY T-shirt Face Masks--No-sew and Single-seam Sew


As YouTube has loads of DIY face mask (aka face covering) videos, my video might be more for those of you who have only one or two masks, maybe as gifts. Maybe you want to ensure a fuller supply, simply, and by using items in your home. Consider that self-masking because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might be necessary for awhile. Read the entire article and comment there, please.