The Slinger: Mason Jar Shot Glasses

If you’ve been reading here for any length of time, you’re familiar with my Mason jar issues. I think they’re swell for canning, for storing food, but I take issue with pretending they’re bowls. Um, BOWLS are better suited for being bowls, not jars. GOSH! Consider yourself up to speed! I do make an exception […]

Spritz Cookies

The German gave me her cookie press when I got married and it’s on its last leg.  That wonderful workhorse has lasted through at least 40 Christmases. It’s a vintage aluminum tube with a screw-on top.  You crank the handle and it pushes the dough through the tube to get the desired length and form […]

Granny’s Utility Knife

What?  Grandmama carries a knife?!  Well, maybe not between her teeth, combat crawling across the floor, but shouldn’t everyone have a cool tool in their bag o’tricks? YES! Please, do not let this knife scare you.  Yes, sharp edges are a reality.  Yes, it can cut through rope.  Yes, it’s inconspicuous.  Yes, the cool factor […]

Yes. Just Yes.

This is what being a grandparent is all about: finding the coolest stuff to spoil our grands. Fine.  It’s not totally what being a grandparent is all about, maybe not even close, but it rates BIG in my spoil-them-rotten-to-get-even book.  I fully acknowledge I’m still new at this, but lookie what I found: [source] Here’s […]