Monday, November 25, 2013

It's time!
The BEST(see what I did there?) craft show in Baltimore
Merry Mart!
Sunday, December 1, 11am - 5pm
at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224

As always, full of great hand-made crafts by artists and craftspeople in Maryland, many living right here in Baltimore. Be sure to visit all three rooms (upstairs, main hall and down the ramp)

The Marquee Lounge will be serving brunch from Noon - 3pm (reservations suggested).
New this year - drop off the kids upstairs any time from 12-5 for free, teacher-led art activities.
Also, there is a photo booth, make your own personalized button, and take-away craft tutorials. 

See the Creative Alliance website for the full list of excellent craftspeople and more information. 
Here are links to the BEST members who will be there:

Hope to see you there.

written by Susan Brandt

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Slow Cooker Spiced Applesauce

Applesauce is hands-down one of my favorite snacks.  If you've ever tasted it homemade, you know it's waaay better than anything you get at the grocery store.  As much as I love the made-from-scratch version, I don't usually have time during the busy holiday season to stand over the stove and stir apples as they cook down- that's where the slow cooker comes in!  Check out this easy recipe for
  Spiced Applesauce in the Slow Cooker by Lana Stuart.  
Peel, core, and quarter 6-8 apples, add lemon peel and spices (cinnamon, brown sugar, etc), and let the slow cooker work it's magic.  Added plus- your house will smell amazing all day!

If you want to try something a little different, take a look at this recipe for Slow Cooked Pears with Lemon and Thyme.

Happy slow cooking!

Photo courtesy Happy Home Fairy.

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