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    Lara Hamwey
    Lara Hamwey
    Lara Hamwey

    Lara Hamwey

    Frugal Family Times: How to Make a Weed-free Brick Driveway (that Stays that way!) - great for patios too.

    Vinegar-Braised Chicken with Leeks and Peas | Food & Wine

    DIY Chicken Feed Supplement Canister Organization - although we don't have chickens this is clever! :)

    Lots of delicious things stacked up on a skewer. An easy-to-make umami-packed sauce and some searing heat. That's all you need to master the art of yakitori and here's the recipe you need from Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat.

    Banana Bread ~ Moist and delicious classic banana bread recipe. Easy to make, no need for a mixer! Ripe bananas, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, and flour. ~

    Garden Planters Here are three simple and inexpensive garden planters designs requiring minimal carpentry skills. Each of these designs can be built using recycled or easily located second-hand materials.

    Mosaic potted plant cylinders made with PVC pipe. What a great and inexpensive idea to make those large plant stands that cost a fortune at garden centers. I'll be making some of these this spring for our deck.

    A jig and screw kit allows fast installation of decking without pilot holes. The secret of the handy hidden fastener system is an augering screw that hogs out wood as it's driven, along with a special tool that holds it at the proper angle and acts as a board spacer. Shown: DeckPac, about $60 from |

    Rubber Landscape Edging - Recycled Rubber | Gardener's Supply

    Crispy Garlic Short Ribs Recipe on Food & Wine

    Chocolate Toffee Pretzel Bark Line cookie sheet with foil (spray with cooking spray) cover with single layer of pretzels, melt 1 cup butter, add 1 cup Brown sugar, cook on low and stir until incorporated, raise heat to simmer and cook 3 minutes once bubbling. Pour over pretzels and spread to coat. Bake at 400 for 6-7 minutes. Allow to cool. Melt 2 cups of chocolate chips (milk chocolate is my favorite) and spread over the top. Cool in fridge. When completely cooled break apart and enjoy!

    Gooey Mixed-Nut Bars This bar tastes just like pecan pie, but an assortment of your favorite snack nuts takes the place of the pecans.

    Christmas Blondies From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home and garden plus recipes and entertaining ideas.

    Date-Walnut Honey Bars From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home and garden plus recipes and entertaining ideas.

    Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars This super easy dessert uses caramel candies and chocolate cake mix. Make it for a work party or as a sweet snack for the kids.