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A Few Favorite Dinner Recipes

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on February 17th, 2015 under Recipes Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  6 Comments

Does anybody else have recipe hoarding issues? I’ve been trying at least 1 or 2 new recipes a week since I got married eight years ago. (I know, I’m so freakin’ domestic.) I’m never quite satisfied with my basic collection of tried and true dishes, so I just keep searching for something tastier, easier, healthier, […]

Homemade Blackberry Wine

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on September 11th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  21 Comments

I made blackberry wine! It took two months to get it ready to bottle. Two months of sanitizing things, smashing berries, measuring sugar levels with a hydrometer, watching yeast bubble, stirring, adding mysterious ingredients, siphoning, and wondering if I was doing everything right. It was all very science-y. I bottled my wine earlier this week, and […]

Pie Crust from Scratch

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on August 28th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , ,  •  8 Comments

Today I made my rhubarb pie recipe, and for the first time I made pie crust from scratch. I’ll admit it was kind of a pain in the butt, but it tasted much better than the store bought pie crusts I normally use! This is what Oliver looks like when he is scheming. Flaky Butter […]

Cookbook: Fresh & Fast Vegetarian

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on July 25th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , ,  •  6 Comments

Usually when I flip through a cookbook there are only a handful of recipes that seem appealing to me, but I added Fresh & Fast Vegetarian by Marie Simmons to my collection a while back, and it has gradually become my most used cookbook. Almost all the recipes sound delicious, so it’s hard to decide which […]

Homemade Pickles

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on July 10th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , , ,  •  7 Comments

I made pickles last week! I think homemade pickles are so pretty floating around in their jars with all that dill. Don’t you? I followed this simple refrigerator dill pickle recipe, but I had to wing it a bit on the measurements. The recipe doesn’t go into much detail about things like how the heck you […]


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