How to Make Fantastic Hanging DVD Storage Panels

Today I am going to show off our new DVD storage panels, and share how we made them. It’s not exactly a how-to, in part because I got help, and in part because I am not a professional, but feel free to use this pattern and instruction to help with your own projects if you […]

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From the Kitchen: How to Can Stuff, for Beginners (and a great Salsa recipe!)

We deliberately over-planted our tomatoes this year, planting way more than we could ever keep up with eating. This was for the express purpose of having enough tomatoes to try canning. After all, with only a couple plants, there would be no guarantee that enough tomatoes would be ready at one time to make a […]

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Second Batch of Beer: An Apricot Wheat/Blonde with Belgian Yeast

This past weekend, we brewed our second ever batch of beer. As you remember, last time we brewed a strong, dark, Imperial Stout. It was our first batch, and while the beer turned out great, we also had a lot to learn from. The kitchen was very sticky when we were done (strong, dark beers […]

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From the Kitchen: Zucchini Pie (That Tastes like Apple!)

Here we are, finishing up our Zucchini Week with some dessert. What’s that, you say? You didn’t know you could make dessert out of zucchini? Yes, you can! There are probably many different zucchini desserts, but today we are going to make apple, er, I mean, zucchini pie. Sometimes called “mock apple pie”, this zucchini […]

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From the Kitchen: Easy Buttery Pie Crust from Scratch

Here it is, in the middle of Zucchini Week, and I am going to share a recipe that has absolutely no zucchini in it at all. I know, right? Well, this post goes in tandem with today’s recipe for Zucchini Pie (that totally tastes like apple!). I thought about combining them into one post, but you […]

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From the Kitchen: Creamy Zucchini Alfredo

Today’s Zucchini Week installment, representing Dinner in our Zucchini Week lineup, is a creamy Zucchini Alfredo sauce, served over pasta of your choice. The recipe comes from AllRecipes.com, and received four and a half stars. Of course, our version varies from theirs slightly, because we took the advice of many of the commenters to add […]

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From the Kitchen: Cream of Zucchini Soup

We continue our epic Zucchini Week by sharing our Lunch menu, a delicious Cream of Zucchini Soup. Incidentally, you can pair this with some of those Delicious Zucchini Muffins left over from breakfast to have an easy, filling, hearty, and completely healthy lunch. This Cream of Zucchini Soup recipe is from Food.com and received five […]

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From the Kitchen: Delicious Zucchini Muffins

Guess what, everyone! It’s Zucchini Week on the Neeland Cottage Blog! We have an enormous zucchini plant growing in our front yard. Apparently, zucchini does extremely well here. Homegrown zucchini is donated to the food cupboard by the bucket. Neighbors offer it to each other under the guise of friendship, but underneath their smiling eyes […]

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Design Notebook: Steampunk Link and Zelda Costumes

Behold my beautiful drawing/costume design: It’s Link and Zelda, from The Legend of Zelda video games, dressed steampunk! If you’re not sure who Link and Zelda are, here is a picture of them as depicted in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which was released in 2006. Since their looks vary greatly throughout the entire […]

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Free Slurpee at 7-11 today! And other things

Today, because the date is 7/11, they are serving free small Slurpees at the 7-11 convenience stores. Everybody go get your free Slurpees! Having done three loads of laundry and two rounds of dishes, I was sitting around the house completely failing to write a blog post. It’s hot today. The Internet says it is 98°F […]

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