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Knitted Twine Baskets, or, Knitting will Organize My Life

One of my greatest domestic failures is my inability to organize. I’ve probably mentioned this shortcoming elsewhere on the blog, but given the current state of my house, it bears mentioning again. Right now I am in the avoidance phase, willing myself to forget the explosion of fabric and yarn and notions that have overtaken…

Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce and Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

My love affair with peanut butter probably began when I was a toddler and it has not waned. I love it so much I can almost count my years in peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, which I could eat, uncomplaining,  for lunch, dinner, breakfast, and desert. What keeps me from a three-meals-a-day peanut butter sandwich…

Sweet Potato Mini Muffins with Apple and Dried Cranberry

I finally caved and added a mini muffin pan to my bakeware collection. I held out for a long time because I never understood the mini muffin’s utility. The “gone-in-two-bites” size, while cute, didn’t strike me as particularly practical. And honestly, I’d still rather gobble down a full-sized muffin instead of trying to approximate its…