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Phyllis Wilson
Phyllis Wilson
Phyllis Wilson

Phyllis Wilson

Take backyard burgers from monotonous to memorable with these easy-to-make burger relishes, burger toppers, and meat marinades. It's not just about beef burgers, either. Check out our recipes for chicken burgers, turkey burge

Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms

Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms

Rustic Italian Recipe: Osso Buco

Dessert Recipe: Toasted Coconut Caramel Blondies

Even though we love our beef and potatoes, to keep my budget on track, I often find myself preparing chicken.  Chicken frequently goes on sale, which makes it especially suited for budget friendly meals. On one of my many trips to my local grocery store, I noted chicken drumsticks were on sale.  I knew I...Read More »

Savory, Herbed Three Grain Pilaf

Slow Cooker Recipe: Beef Bourguignon

How to Take in only PART of your pants and END THE SAGGY BUTT!

Ivy Arch: The year I stopped buying clothes and sewed myself...

Large X large XXlarge Romantic Lagenlook by lillienoradrygoods, $87.50

My Mourning Jacket by so charmed, via Flickr

A better (smoother) way to sew linings & facings. >Great tutorial! >Step by step comparison/analysis of sewing in linings & facings < Might want to do own comparison after grading/trimming seams but results should be similar to hers =makes sense & is a good reminder!

Zigzag over a piece of fishing line and pull to create the ruffle... so much simpler than running and gathering with basting stitches.

If you look closely, flowers are complex (and subsequently beautiful) in their colors and patterns. Learn from nature by pairing different shades of one color with a few standout colors. Subtle prints add interest without distracting from the quilt design. **(Click to see which fabrics we featured in this picture.)**

I like the third from the top because it's very tropical and catching but clean