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Yankee Crafty B*tch
New England, B*tches!
We're two yankees here to bring you the best in the world of crafts, recipes and gardens, all on a yankee budget!
Interests: cooking, crafting, taking pictures, fall, stacking wood, painting things, DIY projects, power drills, chainsaws, gardens, decorating
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Obvisously its been way to long for a post- but we couldn't resist spreading the word about our dearest Crafty Friend Amy Chasan and her AMAZING NYC Bakery Sweet Generation she is opening. Her bakery Sweet Generation is creating award-winning sweets that remove barriers between children and art. Sweet Generation... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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Want to amaze people at a party with an appetizer? Do you only have 1 hour before the party? Do you love melted cheese on a toasty piece of bread? If you have answered YES to all of the questions above, than this recipe below for Baked Brie is the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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We recently posted a delicious meat Lasagna for the chilly weekend and now with spring coming our way here is a Veggie version. For those who do not eat meat, or those who want to have meatless meals, this Veggie filled lasagna will be a hit with the whole family.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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We all know the English proverb: March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. As of today, the first day of spring, March 20th, the proverb should be this: March comes in like a lion, went and found a lioness, and had a bunch of cubs,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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With the snow melting along the highways and the hills we can feel spring coming in New England, but we still get those chilly nights when a warm filling meal is needed. Our lasagna will not only fill you up with warmth for a cold night, but it will also... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
Yankee Crafty B*tch is now following SouleMama
Feb 21, 2013
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We really believe that people who love to eat, love to love. Sharing a meal with your loved ones, is for us, one of life's greatest joys. For Valentines Day this year, we made a beautiful hungarian goulash from Cook's Illustrated. They have a unique method of blending the sweet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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Beets make our hearts beat! The sweet, tender beet is such a wonderful topping for a salad. By cutting the beets with a heart shaped cookie cutter, it brought this salad to another level of Valentine sweetness. We also roasted brussels sprouts with pecans to give the salad a warm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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As Yankees, we love making crafts that you can use year after year. Using fabric and felt as mediums, lets us make this Heart Banner that can be pulled out and hung for years to come. Also, if you love cutting out hearts, this project is right up your alley….Happy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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Here at YCB, we love, love, love Japanese masking tape. What is there not to love about a utilitarian product like tape that is all dressed up to party?!? We particularly love making little flags, because we find them irresistible all strung up over a sunny window. For Valentine's Day,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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Receiving a letter in the mail is such a wonderful feeling. These days, most of our communication comes to us by text and emails. But the feeling of sliding your finger underneath the edge of a sealed envelope beats opening an email any day. Making a homemade envelope is as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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There's nothing like a homemade card to make someone feel special, so this weekend in the YCB crafting studio we crafted up some Valentines for our loved ones. All it took was some stock card, decorative paper, old magazines, japenese masking tape, scissors and glue. Oh, and be prepared to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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As the temps plummet into the single digits and even hit the negatives this week, hot soup will be making a regular appearance on our family's dinner table. This family favorite is an all-time award-winning (probably not really) crowd-pleasing (but, this is true) version of the classic corn chowder. If... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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It’s 4 o’clock. You have no idea what to make for dinner and the idea of a long night cooking sounds like ‘no fun’. We have all been stuck in this rut so, we have figured out a great meal that is so delicious and super fast… homemade pizza. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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Tis the season for gift giving! There is nothing better than bringing a gift to friends and family homes during the holiday season. We thought the best gift to give would be a box full of these wonderful candies: Buckeyes, Turtles, Candy Cane Meringues, and to finish it off.....Star Linzer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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We love mini meringues. There just so light and crisp and refreshing and sweet and delicious. And they happen to fit right into a gluten and dairy free diet without any alterations at all. And we love that we can love them for who they are. But, we did think... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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Buckeyes! Is there anything better than smooth peanut butter dipped into chocolate? We think not- and this buckeye recipe for these Maine favorite hits the spot! What you'll need: 2 cups smooth peanut butter 1 stick butter (Softened) 4 cups confectioners sugar 1/2 t vanilla 18 oz chocolate chips Wooden... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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For as long as I can remember my mother has been making chocolate caramel turtles around the holidays. It was our gift that we would give out to family and friends. I loved this Saturday with my mom and brothers. We got to unwrap all the caramel, eating a couple... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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A couple of weeks ago my cousin approached me about helping her make some small Christmas stockings for her daughter’s French family. Bria is spending a year in France as an au pere and her mom thought it would be fun for Bria’s two French children to experience a small... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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After forging in the dark with a flashlight, (here in New England nightfall is around 4pm in the winter months) and 2 brave dogs, I can home with enough greenery to make 2 wreaths. What is wonderful about this project, you can add any sort of holiday/ festive flare to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2012 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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Here's one last craft that we put on our Golden Maine tree that didn't make it into the final Down East article. We thought we'd share with you the steps to make this beautiful cranberry garland! Be sure to check out the December issue of Down East to learn how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
We recently heard from a particular Yankee Crafty Mom that she agrees with Kathryn's assessment that option #3 is the best pumpkin pie of all time! Nice!
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Thanks Esther!
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We couldn't be more excited here at YCB....it's our first ever print article! Make sure to hit up your local newstand and grab a copy of the December Down East Magazine where you will find our beautiful golden Maine Christmas Tree that celebrates this wonderful state's bounty, and all the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at Yankee Crafty B*tch
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Sometimes I get nostalgic for childhood eats. I admit, they are not always the most quality food you'll find out there, but growing up we did indulge in the occasional canned and boxed meals and sometimes they hit the spot. Being gluten-free, however, makes it quite hard to go down... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Yankee Crafty B*tch