Kitchen: Fireball Whisky Truffles
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Kitchen: Fireball Whisky Truffles

(This recipe disappeared off Fireball’s website, so use it at your own risk!) 20 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60 to 70 percent cocoa), divided into a 12-ounce portion and an 8-ounce portion, finely chopped 2/3 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 3 tablespoons whiskey About 1 cup Dutch-process unsweetened…

The eternal to-do list: Pinterest dessert ideas
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The eternal to-do list: Pinterest dessert ideas

Perusing my oldest Pinterest pins (on a Saturday night! How exciting!), I noticed how when I joined 5 years ago, I tended to only pin foods that were kind of kitschy-creative. And desserts. They were all desserts. Some early highlights: Sources: Wizard of Oz cupcake Lego mini-cakes–original source disappeared Tetris Brownies Nutter Butter Snowmen Gingerbread…

Blogs I Read about Art
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Blogs I Read about Art

Do you need to nourish your art-loving soul? Take a peek at my current Feedly “ART” category for some inspiration! Artwork of the Day from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Brain Pickings: (OK, maybe not strictly art, but art-adjacent, and well-illustrated.) British Museum blog Colossal Cool Hunting Creative Something Explodingdog Martin Klasch Shorpy Historic Picture…

In the Shop: Sewing Patterns
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In the Shop: Sewing Patterns

Vintage Sewing Pattern Roundup–Etsy Sale Edition Growing up with a mom who sewed, I developed a love for patterns early in life. Sitting at that little table in the fabric store, flipping through the big books from Vogue and McCall’s, imagining the possibilities, I waited for the sales to scoop up my favorites. I loved…

Inspiration: Jane Austen Adaptations
Inspiration

Inspiration: Jane Austen Adaptations

It’s amazing how many creative minds have taken Jane Austen’s brilliant Regency-era novels and re-imagined them on film. Below is an ever-increasing list of period adaptations, modern reworkings, and films about Jane herself and “Janeite” culture, ranked by my own arbitrary criteria. Northanger Abbey The novel was written circa 1798-99, although it was finally published…

Hello world, indeed
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Hello world, indeed

Hello, everyone! I’m an early adopter of WordPress (I jumped from LiveJournal to WP with no Blogger/Blogspot in between), and I usually never leave the “Hello, World” post up. But, hey, why not? I’ve been meaning to start this blog for a long time. I plan to document any creative efforts that I undertake, as…