Mixed Berry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches are a delicious treat to enjoy on a warm summer day.  This recipe for Mixed Berry Ice Cream Sandwiches have the addition of dried berries to the homemade chocolate cookie sandwich. 

From Bad to Worse



About a month ago, I shared with you some pieces I purchased at a yard sale.  I'm sorry to say that they've all been sitting in my shed since I bought them.  I think the task of transforming anything that is in rough shape, while incredibly exciting in terms of creativity, can be a little draining when you know the work that is ahead.  I finally decided to bite the bullet and start transforming the little desk....not because it was the best or worst of all the purchases, but because it was the easiest one to get out of the shed. :)

How to Use Coffee Grounds as Garden Fertilizer



Healthy plants need food just like we do.  There is a free fertilizer out there for your garden that you may just be throwing away without realizing it.  
After brewing a pot of coffee, you can add the used grounds to your garden rather than discarding them in the trash.  It's a great example of some useful recycling and repurposing!
Acid loving plants like azaleas, rhododendrons, roses, and blueberry and tomato plants love the additional nitrogen and other trace elements that the coffee grounds contribute.  I don't always remember to do it like I should, but I've been trying to remember to add the grounds to the soil around my azaleas for quite a few years.  

Blueberry Pie with a Twisted Lattice Crust

 With just three ingredients, this Blueberry Pie has the most incredible flavor and the special twisted lattice crust on top makes it anything but ordinary.  It is the perfect dessert to serve in the summer using fresh fruit.

How to Make the Best Pie Crust Recipe with Butter

Find out how the tips you need to know to make the perfect crust for your next pie, plus get the fail-proof recipe using just a few simple ingredients.

Transforming a Broken Picnic Basket

This great decorative basket was made by removing the lid and handles from an old picnic basket.....Now it is a great storage place for a quilt, some magazines, or flowers!  | www.andersonandgrant.com



What do you do with a picnic basket that has only one handle?  That has been a question I've been trying to answer for more than five years.....and no, I'm not exaggerating!  If you have been reading this blog for long, I'm sure that you've caught on that most of the time it takes me months (and obviously sometimes years) to figure out what to do with things that I've purchased for DIY projects.  Today's transformation is no different.



DIY Painted Lantern | Third Time's A Charm


Good morning friends!  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.  I've had a couple productive Saturdays in a row, which has been great for getting some things crossed off my to-do list.  Hopefully, you'll be seeing some of those projects here soon!

DIY Transformation | Painted Salad Bowls

DIY Hand painted and distressed wood salad bowl from www.andersonandgrant.com



With all the large pieces and unique finds that I've been transforming lately, I thought it was about time to return to a DIY we can all do.  Back at the beginning of the year I shared a few projects using supplies I picked up at Goodwill (or flea markets, yard sales, etc.)  Today is another one of those  fabulous projects!


Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes

Recipe for Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes | www.andersonandgrant.com

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I get tired of eating the same baked potatoes, french fries, and mashed potatoes with every meal.  Sometimes I'm looking for something a little different.


These Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes (or Twice Baked Potatoes) aren't much more work than a traditional baked potato, but the taste is AMAZING!  Plus, you can easily change the flavor by substituting a different cheese or using alternate spices.


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