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Cozy Coozy

Crocheting is one of the crafty arts that can be tricky at first, but very rewarding once mastered.  There are many styles that can be learned, but I think that double-crochet is one of the easier methods to learn for a beginner.  This DIY mug cozy coozy can be made by all skill levels.  It […]

Carrot-Coconut Soup

There are Christmas bins, boxes of presents to be wrapped/shipped and piles of laundry all over my house – but it’s not stopping me from making another pot of this velvety carrot-coconut soup for the second time in a week. I first got wind of this recipe while reading one of my favorite blogs, Orangette. I […]

Christmas Paper Garland

My sister is a crafting fool when it comes to making something festive to decorate her house with. She amazes me all of the time with the stuff she comes up with. When I saw that she made a paper garland look like this, I had to find out how in the world she did […]

Gingerbread Pancakes

My sister and nieces came over Sunday and we had a cookie decorating party that left us frazzled, happy, and sprinkles everywhere. I made these gingerbread pancakes for breakfast to nourish all of our bellies in preparation for that mad cookie decorating and they were demolished in a matter of minutes. I’ll have to say, […]

Mantra Band Bracelet Giveaway!

  Can I tell you something? This week has been hectic. With all the catching up to do from Thanksgiving week, family in town, and a house full of sicklings, loads of laundry have gone untouched and just looking at it scares me enough to turn around and walk away. I have bins of Christmas […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Wow, it’s already December! Last week was a blur. Our entire house got sick with a cold but somehow we managed to still host a 17- plus person Thanksgiving without a hitch. Well, maybe there were a couple of hitches, let’s be honest, but everyone left full and with two platefuls of leftovers each to […]

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of those Thanksgiving dishes that has both loyal fans and passionate haters.  I am for sure a loyal fan.  I absolutely love the combination of that tart and tangy sweet sauce with the savory flavor of turkey.  The combo is such a good partnership that I almost want to give it […]

Sweet Potato Pie

As much as I love the flavor of pumpkin in my coffee, cookies, empanadas, granola, crepes,…the list is endless until I pump the breaks to a skidded stop once we get to pumpkin pie. I’m sorry, if you’ve been reading Eliza Domestica for a while, you’ll know that pumpkin pie and I just don’t jive […]

Orange Scented Candied Cranberries

  What is going on here? Thanksgiving is one week away (OMG what?!). I have some major holiday prepping to do before we have family come in from out of town Monday and before we host a 15 plus person Thanksgiving feast. The countdown begins and I need to go into turbo mode and get […]

Hostess Gift – Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

If you’re heading off to spend Thanksgiving at a friends’ or family member’s house, it’s always a good idea to bring a hostess gift. It could be as simple as a bottle of wine, or something you’ve made, like this DIY flower arrangement. You can make this in a hollowed out pumpkin or squash, or […]