Stop Hating, Start Baking

Just finished this cross stitch project that’s now hanging in my kitchen. As they say in the ‘hood, “ Stop Hating, Start Baking”.  If you want one of your own, you can buy the pattern on etsy at


Pie…It’s Not Just for the Holidays


I’m guilty of having too many kitchen gadgets, but I love my mini pie maker (, even if I don’t use it often enough. I’m looking forward to having homemade mini chicken pot pie for upcoming lunches. There isn’t a recipe to post because I used store bought pie crust and puff pastry and the chicken pot pie filling was a mishmash of ingredients including chicken thighs, carrots, frozen peas, cremini mushrooms, heavy cream, chicken broth, and thyme.