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Pots and Pins
Northwest United States
Family, Food, Friends and Quilts...it just doesn't get any better than that!
Interests: knitting, gardening, watching movies, reading, painting, sewing, antiques, baking, eating, shopping! hanging out with family and friends, and did i mention eating?
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I am so far behind!!! As I sit here in the Nerve Center, I am surrounded by piles of papers with scribbled recipes that I've made - recipes that you... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Pots and Pins
Hi Erin! Thanks for the nice comment - it certainly brightened my day, which is cold and drizzly so far...if only summer would come! Im just barely getting back to quilting, and Ive missed it so much! Lots of projects piled up on the work table so Im hoping to make use of this indoor weather and get something done! Thanks for reading! xo, Nan
Hi Kathy! Yes, the restaurant is open until late October of this year - still time to eat everything before you make it! Frankie said his son and daughter-in-law are going to run a food truck, selling creative and fancy nachos, called Nacho Yommas and theyll start that in the fall while Frankie plans to offer cooking classes - which I hope he does! Let me know what you think about the cookbook when it arrives - I made his Lemon Semifreddo yesterday - light, refreshing, creamy...we ate half of it in one sitting! Half!!! Today Im going to make his Panforte...so Ill have something to snack on while I continue to cook/bake my way through his book! xo, Nan
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For you locals, Frankie's Pizza and Pasta Restaurant in Redmond, WA, which has been a favorite around here for about 24 years, will be closing soon!!! It's demise the result... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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The mister sat down with a new book last night, 101 Best Loved Poems. The mister reading poetry. I started to snort. I didn't mean to snort but that's what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Pots and Pins
Thanks for catching my typo! Recipe is corrected now - make this, you wont be sorry! Sent from my iPad
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My skinny friend said, "This banana bread is throw away good." By that she means it is SO good she can only eat one little slice and then she has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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If you haven't read All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, you should. It's the perfect summer reading for someone at the beach, who needs to look up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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When I make the same thing twice in one week, or even twice in one month, then it goes into my "Top Ten" file - which is really more like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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Doesn't the name just sound inviting? I mean, when you hear the words Spa Quilt, surely you must think of relaxing, tinkling music, heat, mist, sun, surf, beach balls bouncing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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Few people were in attendance and we had even fewer quilts - like two!!! That's an all-time LOW record for our group but the two quilts we saw were pretty... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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I'm showing you this picture purely for sympathy. This is what my shoulder looks like today - rotator cuff surgery, which I can't recommend, has a LONG recovery and I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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I survived!!! I'm alive! I'm alive! I survived my rotator cuff surgery and, more importantly, I survived the mister as my caretaker!!! I know you'll be expecting me to complain... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Pots and Pins
Thanks RitaMarie! Im looking forward to do nothing, watching Netflix and taking narcotics! xo, Nan Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on Mason Jar Lid Pies... at Pots and Pins
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Ever have a song stuck in your head? Happens to me all the time...but more often than not, it's a picture that's stuck in my head, thanks to Pinterest, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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Before boarding my flight to Salt Lake City to celebrate Max's birthday, I stopped into Beechers (Terminal C inside the Seattle airport - it's worth going out of your way... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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Everyone says it but really, where did the time go?!?! Wasn't it just yesterday that I was pleading with the girl to give me a grandbaby?!? It just took forever... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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We didn't have a quilt group meeting in February, (instead we went to Sew Expo at the Fairgrounds) so it was great to meet with everyone and see what they've... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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I was picturing how impressed our Easter dinner guests would be when I presented them with my dessert ...a chocolate bunny cake! For 11 glorious seconds the bunny stood tall... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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Let's pretend you're invited to an Easter Brunch at the home of a fabulous cook. You've been asked to bring something - "anything that's yummy" - but you have no... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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I come from a long line of soup eaters and I've done my best to honor my heritage by eating soup as often as possible. I provide as evidence the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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We had a major wind storm yesterday which left 250,000 people without power, including me and the mister. Everyone on our street has a generator. Big generators. The neighbors next... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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We had a bit of drama here this weekend. This mister, aka Reddy-Kil-O-Watt, dashing about flipping off lights at the speed of, well, light, discovered our outdoor "party" lights had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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A few years back I wrote a post called My Best Baking Tips, you can find it by clicking here . After years of cake baking classes I thought I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at Pots and Pins
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Twin's quilts - as in two - and one of them was a long time in the making!! And I'm not sure why, except that I seem to have less... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2016 at Pots and Pins