If you are thinking about taking up quilting as a new hobby, here are 10 tips that will help you avoid some common mistakes that beginners, and some experts, often make.
The perfect sweet treat for those of us keeping an eye on calories. Two cookies are less 100 calories, but packed full of flavor.
Add a little spice to your next dinner with this Slow Cooker Chinese Five Spice Pork. It takes 15 minutes to put together and if you start it in the morning, it's ready when you come home!
Everyone loves to get and give homemade baked goods. Here's how to assemble the perfect cookie tray to show off all those yummy treats you make.
Moist on the inside and with a hard chocolate coating, these toasted coconut mocha truffles are rich, decadent, and easy to make. Find out how with this recipe and step-by-step photos.
If you are planning a visit to Seattle, Washington, don't make these 5 mistakes that my family made. You'll have a much better time than we did.
Don't throw away all those brightly colored plastic bags you get. Recycle them and embellish a straw bag to give it a little bit of a retro look. This easy to follow tutorial will show you how.
Easy to follow directions for freezing various types of fresh berries.
Butter and syrup aren't the only things that taste good on waffles. Whether sweet or savory, you'll find some interesting waffle toppings on this list.
With a few supplies, you can turn an old rubber boot that was headed for the dumpster into a cute and practical flower planter. Add a little whimsy to your garden with this recycled boot flower pot.
With rice being the main food source for over half of the world's population, it's pretty important to know how to cook it. Here are simple cooking directions for 10 commonly found varieties of rice.
Holidays just aren't the same without homemade ornaments and this yarn hat made with recycled toilet paper rolls is one of the cutest. Easy to make with the step by step photo instructions and video.
These white chocolate orange tassies, or cookie cups, are delicious and make a beautiful addition to any dessert table or cookie tray. The recipe and step by step photos are provided.
Fun for preschoolers and kindergarteners, these easy to make felt shape monster puppets help children learn about shapes and colors while having lots of fun. Try making your own with this tutorial.
Fabric wrapped cord jewelry adds a fun and funky touch to any wardrobe. It's also quick and easy to make with this step by step tutorial, including photos and a video.
While pretty to look at, moss can be slippery and dangerous on walkways. Find out how to remove it simply and effectively with these step by step photos and instructions.
Add a touch of homespun whimsy to your holidays with these recycled denim ornaments. They are easy to make using this tutorial that includes step by step instructions and photos.
Test your culinary terminology expertise with this quiz and peruse a list of obscure cooking terms. From bain-marie to weep, you'll find 50 cooking terms that you've probably never heard before.
These 20 upside-down cake recipes aren't like your grandmother's pineapple one. These use all sorts of fruits, adding a new twist to an old favorite. Photos and step by step instructions provided.
When you don't feel like baking, but want a sweet treat, try these No-Bake Cherry Limeade Cheesecake Squares. Light and refreshing, they are easy to make with this recipe and the step by step photos.
Make this upcycled patriotic wreath by repurposing a pool noodle, a blouse, old jeans, some buttons, and a plastic bowl. Beautiful on any door, it's easy to do with this step by step tutorial.
Concession stands are a great way to raise funds for school groups, events and sports teams. However, running one can be a daunting task. Make it easier with these tips and instructions.
Whether you are a lifelong crafter or are just starting out, you should always have these 20 craft supplies/tools on hand.
Make a beautiful keepsake bouquet using upcycled items found at home. It's easy with these instructions and step by step photos. This is a special gift that anyone will cherish.
Spaetzle are traditional German egg noodles that are served throughout Germany and elsewhere. Learn how to make your own at home with this easy recipe. Detailed photos are included.
If you are hoping to be the next winner of The Amazing Race, or are just an avid fan of the television show, here are 11 things you should think about.
These step by step photos and instructions make it easy for you to create your own unique felt hair clips for any occasion.
Made with fresh ingredients, a fruit coulis is the perfect fruit sauce. Along with step by step photo instructions, you'll find recipes for a raspberry, a mixed berry and a strawberry version.
Remove those ugly gray scuff marks on your dishes using this easy process. You only need a damp rag and toothpaste.
Make this super cute, and environmentally friendly apron, by upcycling old jeans. It's easy with these detailed photos and step by step instructions.
Make your own I Spy bottle with these easy to follow instructions and photos. They provide hours of fascination.
Filled with chocolate, nuts, cranberries and cinnamon, these double chocolate cranberry cookies will please everyone. They are easy to make with this recipe, instructions and step by step photos.
Slightly reminiscent of ginger snaps, these orange-spice tea cookies are lovely little crisps that go perfectly with coffee or tea. You'll find the recipe and step by step instructions with photos.
These easy recipes require only a box of cake mix, and a mix-in. That's it, 2 ingredients that you probably have on hand. You'll find 20 enticing combinations with instructions and photos.
This candy apple pie recipe is delicious and tastes just like the candy apples you get at the fair! It's easy to make with the step by step photos and instructions provided.
Jazz up a plain white shirt with a handmade felt brooch. Learn how to design your own unique pin with these step by step instructions and photos.
Decadently delicious, this chocolate orange fudge sauce recipe is easy to follow. Double the recipe and make treats for your friends. Recipe and step by step photo instructions are included.
Flavored sugar cubes add a special touch to any occasion. They are also super simple to make using only a few ingredients. Find out how with these step by step photos and instructions.
If you've ever thought about joining or starting a group board on Pinterest then check out this article. It includes everything you need to know about group boards as well as some pros and cons.
With coleslaw and french fries making this sandwich so unique, you'll find everything you need to know to make this Pittsburgh classic right here. Step by step photos and instructions are included.
Jazz up your sofa and save an old pair of jeans from the landfill by making this adorable denim throw pillow cover. Easy step by step instructions and photos are provided.
This is a recipe for a traditional German Apple Cake. It is simple to make and delicious! Easy to follow instructions and photos are provided.
Step by step instructions and photos are provided in this easy tissue paper suncatcher craft tutorial. It's perfect for kids of all ages.
Create a masterpiece when you learn how to paint with marbles. This tutorial provides step by step instructions with photos, along with an instructional video. It's the perfect craft for anyone!
Instead of paying someone to fix the fringe on your everyday rug, do it yourself by using this easy-to-follow tutorial complete with step-by-step photos and instructions.
Bring a shaped fruit platter to your next party. It is an easy to assemble, healthy dish, that everyone is sure to love.
With a flavor combination that is beloved by many, this chocolate peanut butter milkshake recipe is sure to satisfy everyone. Easy to follow instructions are included.
Tips to help children study for spelling tests.
A fun craft for kids and adults, these eco-friendly bird feeders are just what your garden needs. Attract birds the earth friendly way by using these easy to follow instructions, including photos.
Moving tips and suggestions for families preparing to move loved ones into retirement communities, retirement homes, assisted living or nursing care facilities.
Make these cute quilted coasters with the easy step by step instructions and photos provided. Coasters make the perfect house warming or hostess gift. Make a set for yourself too.
Learn how to start a quilt guild with these helpful tips.
Rich and decadent, this treat is a combination of a moist dense brownie, a layer of caramel and a topping of german chocolate cake frosting. Step by step photos and instructions are included.
Tired of all of that candy around the house. Fill Easter eggs with other things. Here is a list of candy-free filler ideas for your next Easter egg hunt, along with some alternative location ideas.
Add a personal touch to your next quilt and save money by making your own quilt templates. It is fast and easy with these instructions, photos and video tutorial.
Make a stunning leaf block for your next quilt. Easy step by step photos and instructions are included with this free pattern.
Including photos and instructions, learn how to make reusable fabric bowl covers with this step by step guide. This project is a great way to use up fabric, save money and be kind to the environment.
Enjoy this delicious Peanut Butter Pound Cake with or without frosting. Recipes and step by step instructions with photos are included.
Easy step by step instructions on how to sew an applique on a baby bib. Give a personalized gift at the next baby shower you attend. It is sure to be treasured.
Get planning suggestions, game ideas and some fun themes for your game night party. Fun for everyone and easy to organize, game night parties are always a hit!
For a healthy fruit salad with an exotic twist, try this quick, easy and delicious tropical fruit salad recipe.
This is a handy reference guide with all of the commonly used cooking measurement conversions. Find conversions for both wet and dry ingredients. You'll also find a helpful guide to measuring.
Give your bedroom a quick makeover by making your own pillowcases. It's fast, fun and easy when you use this step by step photo guide that will show you how.
Use spices you have on hand to make your own spice mixes. It's economical and easy using this handy reference guide featuring popular seasoning blend recipes.
For a unique gift, turn a drawing into a one-of-a-kind stuffed toy. The step by step photos and instructions provided will make the process easy.
Mug rugs are those cute little quilts that are a cross between a miniature placemat and a coaster. Quick and fun to make, follow this easy pattern and step by step photo guide to make your very own mug rug.
Learn how to trace a quilting template or stencil onto fabric by using these easy to follow video and photo instructions. You'll be tracing in no time.
You don't need a heart shaped cake pan to make a heart shaped cake. Using supplies you probably have on hand, learn how to make a heart shaped cake. It's super easy and fast, and is sure to impress your sweetheart!
Using this easy to follow step by step guide, learn how to freeze nuts to maintain their freshness. It is great way to prolong their shelf life and save money.
Make this beautiful quilted table runner with strips of fabric. It is fast and easy with the step by step guide provided.
Using this easy step-by-step illustrated guide, you can jazz up any plain candle by adding paint, glue and epsom salt. These candles add a little sparkle to anyone's home and make a great homemade gift that anyone can...
Are you looking for an easy and delicious dessert for your holiday table? Look no further than Cranberry Dessert with Whipped Cream and Crackers. This showstopper is a snap to make with the step by step instructions...
Consider adding embellishments to your next quilt. Learn how with this guide that includes step by step video instructions, helpful hints and beautiful examples of embellished quilts.
Have a free night coming up and don't know what to do? Try having a solo movie marathon night. It's fun, easy and inexpensive.
Find out how to care for and store your prized quilts to ensure that they will last for generations to come.
Here's a look at the Cookie Table, a delicious Pittsburgh wedding tradition. You are in for a treat when you find out a little Cookie Table history and how easy it is to set up. Think about a Pittsburgh Wedding Cookie...
Looking for a fun and simple homemade craft? Try crafting with salt dough. Find out how using this easy salt dough recipe. Then make some of the fun craft projects provided.
If you are planning a visit to Washington, D.C. then one of the most important stops you should make is a visit to the U.S. Capitol. The U.S. Capitol is one of the most important and recognizable landmarks in the world....
A symbol of democracy recognized throughout the world, the U.S. Capitol is a must-see stop when visiting Washington, D.C., and any visit should start at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Completed in 2008, the Visitor...
For a terrific sweet treat, try this rich and creamy strawberry banana milkshake. Top it with a little whipped cream and you'll be set.
Looking for a new blender? Look no further than the Ninja Master Prep Pro System. Pureeing frozen fruits, crushing ice and making frozen drinks has never been easier.
Butler County, Pennsylvania is a rapidly growing county just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is filled with rolling hills and beautiful farmland. It offers visitors numerous historical attractions along with...
Need a new game for your family game night? Find out why The Game of Life by Milton Bradley will be the perfect fit for you by reading this review. You'll learn a little history about the game too.
Stay-at-hom moms are the backbone of families and deal with a lot of stress in their daily lives. Learn some easy ways for stay-at-home mothers to relieve their stress.
Nothing beats the combination of chocolate and peanut butter and no cake represents this combination better than the Chocolate Peanut Butter Ho Ho Cake. This easy to make cake recipe will be a hit at your next party.
Make sure your quilting experience is fun and safe when you learn about the benefits of quilting with children.
Get a taste of Germany with these four easy and delicious German salad recipes! You'll find recipes for German Beet Salad, German Celery Root Salad, German Carrot Salad and German Cucumber Salad.
Learn all about cooking with semisweet chocolate chips. Included, you'll find handy tips, a little history and 3 easy and delicious recipes.
Go to an all cash budget using this simple money envelope system. You'll be surprised how easy it will be to pay your bills and save some money.
Take a trip back in time and visit the Amish communities in Western Pennsylvania. Unlike the eastern part of the state, you'll find no crowds and peaceful countryside lined with Amish farms and community members going...
You'll never need to call for take out dinner again if you assemble some of these delicious and easy freezer meals for the crock pot. Here are five easy recipes that will get you started.
Planning a visit to Pittsburgh? New to the area? Check out this list of Pittsburgh quilting resources. It provides links to local quilt shops and guilds and has other online Pittsburgh quilting information.
Tessellation patterns are found in many quilts, with some being quite detailed and intricate. Take a look at these examples of tessellation quilt designs and learn how you can design your own tessellation quilt pattern.
With just a few supplies and time, you too can turn common potatoes into beautiful jewelry. Find out how in this easy to follow tutorial.
If you have an old stuffed animal that you are unsure about, you just might have a Steiff animal. Prized by collectors around the world, Steiffs are fairly easy to identify. Using the 3 identifiers described in this...
Steiff toys have been bringing joy to children of all ages since 1880, when the company first introduced a small stuffed felt elephant. Learn all about the fascinating history of the Margarete Steiff Toy Company.
If you are looking for tips on how to collect Steiff animals then look no further. You'll find places to purchase the toys and tips on keeping your collection in top shape.
It's not always easy choosing gifts for nursing home staff. These employees have assisted your loved ones during a difficult time in their lives and you want to give them something special. These suggestions will help...
This article offers useful suggestions for the new and experienced Substitute Teacher on how to earn respect in the classroom. It will help Substitute Teachers ensure that their day will run smoothly.
It is always a challenge to discipline students as a Substitute Teacher. Using your training, common sense and these suggestions will help ensure that your day substituting in the classroom will be a successful one.
Flower Pounding is a fun and rewarding way to use the dye from flowers. It's a great way to preserve the colors of summer or a special bloom that means so much. The finished product can be used in quilts, made into a...
Perler beads are a fun an inexpensive way to craft. Using these easy to follow instructions and photos, you'll be able to make 3 different craft projects that are perfect crafts for adults and older children. You'll...
Better known as Mardi Gras or Carnival in other parts of the world, Fasching is Germany's version and is set apart from other pre-lenten festivals by the elaborately carved wooden masks that locals wear.
With fresh vegetables and the flavors of the mediterranean, this Cucumber and Tomato Couscous salad is easy and delicious and perfect for your next dinner or lunch.
Making an original quilt design can be intimidating, but whether you are new to quilting or a seasoned veteran, designing a quilt by hand is an easy and rewarding process. Just follow the steps in this article and...
Take a look at some great songs that any self-respecting feminist should hate but can't. With hits by artists such as the Rolling Stones and Lesley Gore, you'll get a sampling of politically incorrect songs that are...
The Outer Banks in North Carolina is a popular vacation destination in the Eastern United States. While it's beautiful, it can get pricey. The good news is that you don't have to spend a lot of money at the Outer...
Fresh fruit is always a favorite at any gathering. A great way to perk up any fruit platter is with this delicious Easy Marshmallow Fruit Dip. With a basic recipe consisting of 2 ingredients and 5 different...
Bunco is an easy to learn dice game that is loads of fun for all ages. Bunco night is a chance for friends and family to get together and let loose. With these tips you'll be organizing a Bunco group in no time.
We've all flown at one point or another and at some point most of us have been seated next to an unpleasant passenger. Some of us have also been an unpleasant passenger. This funny guide will help you be good airline...
Chin Hairs and Other Weird Stuff - A Funny Look at Obscure Signs to Know When You're Approaching Fifty
There are obvious signs that you are getting close to fifty and then there are the not so obvious signs. This article takes a funny look at some of these more obscure signs of aging and even has a quiz to help you...
Gardening with kids is great fun but sometimes it can be hard to get kids into the garden. These 10 fun and interactive plants are a sure fire way to get your kids off the couch and into nature.
The story of the Oscar Coleman Cooler follows a span of over 30 years of highs and lows. Oscar goes off to college, to concerts and other adventures. Follow this Coleman Cooler's journey through life.
Ingredients used in making deviled eggs, along with potatoes, makes this a delicious Deviled Egg Potato Salad. It's a great side dish at summer picnics or anytime during the year.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a great family-friendly city to visit. There is no shortage of fun and educational sites that adults and children will love to visit. With a map in hand, these 10 sites will help ensure...
Ever been a wedding guest or planned your own wedding? Then you likely have your share of wedding no-nos. This article shares a few "dont's" from the guest's and the wedding planner's point of view.
If you have ever had a question about a quilt show, then this article has the answer. It provides general information regarding quilt shows as well as pointers on entering both juried and non juried quilt shows.
To hand quilt or machine quilt...that is the question. This article provides advice on which quilting method to use and points out some of the pros and cons of hand quilting versus machine quilting.