Letterpress Printing at Home

So in this post I showed that I made a letterpress. It took me a weekend to make the letterpress but Sunday night I was able to do my inaugural print run with it. Here are the basic steps for doing a run: Ink the plate. Attach the paper. Slide in the plate. Pump the…

Homemade Letterpress

Yes, I finally did it. I’ve been going on and on about making a letterpress and I finally did it. While looking for invitations for my wedding, I totally fell in love with letterpress. It’s such a great combination of pretty yet tactile. I took a class on it and you can see the results…

Dance skirt

I see these dance skirts all around and I’ve always thought to myself, “I could make that.” So I had some extra lycra lying around. (Okay, actually I cut up a dress I made that went horribly wrong. Sorry there are no pictures of it, but it’s probably for the best.) It was all very…

Bread Machine Pizza

So I really put my bread machine through a workout this weekend and we also made pizza. We used Mitch’s Basic Pizza Dough recipe and made it in the bread machine. This is the one I typically use. Here it is: 3 1/2 cups flour (I use all-purpose unbleached) 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons…

Challah French Toast

As anyone who has ever had french toast knows, there is no french toast like that made from challah. I was testing out a challah recipe for the holidays this past Monday. It came out quite well. The recipe I used came from allrecipes.com and can be found here. I like this recipe for multiple…

Creamless Creamy Tomato Soup

Yes, you see that delicious, creamy looking tomato soup? It actually contains no cream! Got this recipe from the most recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated. I love creamy tomato soup, but being lactose intolerant, I tend to avoid it. The secret ingredient? Bread. Who would have thought? Those people are geniuses I tell you. It…