Review: Typhoon Hardwares Butter Churner

I recently saw this Typhoon Hardwares Butter Churner on Food 52, I purchased it right away.  Growing up one of my neighborhood friends taught us to make butter from scratch and it was always a memory of being the best thing I ever had.  Not sure if it was because I created it or it was just really good.   Seeing the butter churner I had to try it again.   About 2 weeks later it arrived to my home.

The process is really easy and takes about 15 minutes of churning.  There are a couple of steps to get it to the stage 

of ready to use but I would say 2 and a half hours altogether.  (Two of which is letting the cream sit out, so not a lot of labor.)   The butter was creamy and the butter churner came with a couple of ideas for flavored butters which I am anxious to try.  Definitely  worth the money and I think I would invest in the wood paddles which I had not purchased.

5 Star Review

Monday Musings….

We love to find new things or interesting takes on ideas,.  Here is our five favorite things of the week.

Perfect for traveling a Cold Brew Coffee Maker and Carafe

For a migraine cure, Healthy Holistic Living suggests green apple sliced with a sprinkle of salt alongside a glass of warm water. Will have to give this a try.

88 DIY stocking stuffers, love the walnut packaging.  I know this is for Christmas but some of the ideas would be cute in Easter baskets or personalized gifts.

I had a friend growing up that taught me how to make homemade butter, it was time consuming but it tasted so good.  Just found this butter churner and I am getting it.

20 Easter Centerpiece Ideas that are too cute and look pretty easy to do.

Creating Jewelry

We have been treasure hunters for decades starting back in our childhood when we would wake early to hit the local garage sales with mom and dad. Over the years we have gathered quite a bounty of fun and functional items. We have been using our treasures to make robots, cards, ornaments, anything we can think of.


Recently my mom and I decided to join forces to create and repurpose some

of our unique findings into one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Combining flea market treasures with my endless collection of beads seemed only natural. We thought we would share a sampling of some of our latest creations.

Above is a bracelet created from old coins that I added turquoise beads to.   On the right we used game pieces to create an Asian inspired necklace.   The black domino has a dragon on back and a bingo chip adds a little extra element to the necklace.    If we are not wearing our creations ourselves we are putting them on etsy.  We are planning on having some DIY posts that show you our process, would love to see yours.

Fantasy Inspired Baby Shower

In November our family held a baby shower for my youngest daughter Sarah.   With a fantasy/Harry Potter type theme we came up with a festive shower with a brunch type menu that I wanted to share.  We love planning events with food to match the theme.


We created little snitches with Ferrero Rocher candy, decorated 

with velum  and nestled them  in pink bassinets we found at Dollar tree.

The mantel had fairy silhouettes, a welcome muggle banner, and various fall decor.  A vintage over sized cardboard book was transformed into  a Harry Potter themed  centerpiece with clocks and cameras adding to the decorations .

The lamp above the food table was decorated with keys that had wings.


The Menu was inspired by English teas.  Listed below is what we made.

Cucumber and Dill Tea Sandwiches

Herbed Chicken Salad in puff pastry cups

Carmelized Onion Mushroom Gruyere Tartlets


Savory Cheese Thumbprint Cookies with Bourbon Tomato Jam

Caprese Skewers

Spinach Salad with candied pecans and feta, with a vinaigrette

Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Dip

Chex Mix


Vegi Tray

Mini pineapple upside down cakes

Lemon Tartlets

Vanilla bean scones

Mini Chocolate Bundts w/ganache

We served a 7UP, lemonade and sherbert punch along with coffee, tea and apple cider

The whole family chipped in and made this event incredibly unique and wonderful.  We played a baby bingo game while presents were opened that was so much fun because everyone interacted with one another.

Looking forward to planning our next event which is a cookoff for Oscars.  The challenge is create a dish from a movie that either won or was nominated in a year ending in 8.  We will be sure to post some of our winning dishes after the event.