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“How to Turn Wine Bottles into Drinking Glasses”

I have been posting various stages of this project on my social media accounts for the past few weeks and have gotten a lot of inquiries for how to make these bad boys. Well, first off, the step-by-step instructions are in my book Modern Pioneering, (do you have a signed copy yet?) along with some other amazing Martha-Stewart-Meets-MacGyver projects. But here I am posting it for you to show you […]

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“How to Make Mason Jar Lanterns”

These Mason Jar Lanterns are an inexpensive way of personalizing and styling your home or dinner party, and can also be given to friends as gifts. Hang them from tree branches or set them on tables for a romantic evening light. They are rustic and whimsical at the same time and chances are you have most of what you need already in your house. Things you will need include: A […]

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“Announcing My Next Adventure Getaway!”

Join me on an exclusive adventure with other wonderful women, learn some new outdoor skills, and experience a weekend that you’ll never forget. This more refined event is for the woman who is looking for extra relaxation to balance out the active outdoor adventure and learning. World class amenities and spa services are available to you in addition to the scheduled activities.   This fabulous adventure will take place at […]

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“How to Make a DIY Wreath from Nature”

As a child I’d sit on a boulder by the creek with my dad, push a fat worm onto a hook, and fish for trout for breakfast. I snipped wild chives from the bottom of the back stairs for omelets, I hung from vines until they fell and made wreathes, I painted using crush berries and grass as my ink, and proclaimed myself the wild raspberry queen, battling the birds […]

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“DIY Paper Mâché Gold Bowls”

When I was younger, I mastered the art of paper mâché. There are so many things you can do with it, it’s like a science experiment. With that being said, I’ve created a simple bowl, spray painted it gold, and added sea salt for a nice texture. This indeed was a science experiment, because I made a homemade mâché paste and it took overnight for the balloon to dry with the […]

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“Thanksgiving Leftover Bites”

One of my favorite parts of the Thanksgiving meal is the leftovers for several days after. These Thanksgiving leftover bites are a perfect way to combine the sublime combination of stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey into one compact appetizer sized bite. The recipe is infinitely scalable so can be increased depending on how many leftovers you have. And it is also versatile which means you can put pieces […]

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“Video: Riceland Venison Risotto”

I’m exited to show you one of my favorite recipes on video. It’s a delicious recipe for venison risotto using Riceland rice. And if you don’t have venison, so many other proteins work wonderfully! Watch the video and follow along And come see me at Riceland’s Wings Over the Prairie festival in Stuttgart, Arkansas on November 29th where I’ll be cooking live! Pin It

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“Pumpkin Bourbon Soup”

Texas is finally cold, and I’m ready to get cozy with a bowl filled with warm soup. But you know what would be better? A pumpkin full of warm soup. It’s just that much more awesome. This soup is full of fall flavors and beautiful in color. And to make you feel even cozier, I added a splash of bourbon. Let’s do this! To make this you will need: 2 small pumpkins 1 teaspoon […]

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“Three Cheese Pumpkin Lasagna”

I’ve been on a pumpkin kick lately. ‘Tis the season, after all.  Enter–pumpkin, lasagna, full of herbs and tangy cheese and caramelized onions. Give this dish a try while pumpkin is still in season. It could very well replace your traditional lasagna, and even when pumpkin isn’t at your fingertips, swap in butternut squash. Here goes… To make the lasagna, you’ll need the following ingredients: 12 cooked lasagna noodles (you’ll […]

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“Chocolate Clumpkins”

Fall is officially here, which means pumpkin every thing. With all of the recipes out there to make with the flesh of a pumpkin, we are gathering all of the seeds to create something extra special. This involves roasting pumpkin seeds to perfection and adding a bunch of delectable spices to create my Chocolate Clumpkins. These bad boys are very addictive, which makes them the perfect afternoon snack. You will […]

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