Category Archives: Scissors

Things to do and make, DIY, tools, and my ReadyMade blog posts.

Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds, Eat Your Hearts Out

#SpaceFlower out in the sun for the first time! #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/Cghu9XGv1J — Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) January 17, 2016 I am always agog when it comes to space, but this tweet and picture has left me absolutely breathless. And the story … Continue reading

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Books for Cooks

Last year I waited too long to give out my list and I sure heard about it (oh, boy! did I!) so here’s the 2015 list with time to spare, so go out and get one as a gift for … Continue reading

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Marketing Opportunity: ‘Now With More Iron’

Fools, they could have upped the price, too: KRAFT FOODS GROUP VOLUNTARILY RECALLS SELECT CODE DATES AND MANUFACTURING CODES OF KRAFT MACARONI & CHEESE BOXED DINNERS DUE TO POSSIBLE METAL PIECES

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Thanksgiving Countdown, Cont.

So if you’re playing along with me at home… The turkey is in the brine already, the stock for the gravy is made and today you probably made the very plain cornbread that will become the basis of your not … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Countdown

I’m sure you are all tired of my tips every year, but I’ll say it again: if you plan to brine your turkey, you need to start right away, probably today. Wednesday night, take it out of the brine, rinse … Continue reading

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And now, dessert

I stopped making pâte à choux a while ago because I hate working with pastry bags (and cleaning them afterwards), and so watching her make these éclairs so simply just knocked me over. I have not idea why I didn’t … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prep

While I wait for my stuff to arrive from California, I’m contemplating Thanksgiving in a new home. It just sort of begs for something special to mark the occasion. I’m not a fan of turkey, which I know means that … Continue reading

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Bon Appetit!

I believe several Scissorheads have professed their undying love to Mary (full disclosure: I know her, have taken classes from her, adore her) following her epic video Just put the F****in’ turkey in the oven, and so here is her … Continue reading

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Boo! How to sculpt a pumpkin

Follow your passions, people! I’ve not seen this technique before, the skull looks amazing.

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Tengrain’s Little Cooking School: soft dinner rolls

A while ago our friend and un-indicted co-conspirator GRS was looking for a recipe for making a soft bread for his daughter (who, like most daughters totally owns her daddy), and I tried and failed to come up with a … Continue reading

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