Monday, March 17, 2008

Make It From Scratch Blog Carnival

I am very excited to be hosting the Make It From Scratch Blog Carnival again this week. It is a weekly carnival with lots of great ideas, so let's get to it.

Since this Thursday is the first day of Spring (hurray!) and Sunday is Easter (we'll never have an earlier Easter again in our lifetime), let's go with that theme.

If you are doing an egg hunt next weekend, check-out the Recycled Plastic Easter Basket at My Recycled Bags. The Sojourner shows us how easy it is to make RecycleCindy's patterns with her Recycled Shopping Bags. If you want a healthier treat for those Easter baskets, check out my recipe for Nest Cookies.

If you haven't started your indoor seeds, it is time! Kidzarama shows us how to grow a Tomato Plant From Seeds. Modern Beet shows that her Seedlings are Sprouting, and Y2K Hippie has lots Growing also! A Crafty Nature has a really cute idea for planting with Tin Can Herb Pots.
Once those veggies are ready to harvest from the garden, you might want to try some of these recipes. Cheap Healthy Good has Honey-Glazed Roasted Carrots, Simon Style or maybe add them to a Farmer's Casserole from InnStyle Montana. And if you happen to be growing Calamansi in your garden, you can learn what to do with it at Tips and Tricks 4 Me 13 Ways to Use Calamansi.

And spring is the time to be grilling! How To Me tells us why it is important to poke a central hole in raw hamburger patty in How to make a Hamburger Patty Stay Flat. I always feel like cooking as the weather warms, and here are some other great recipes to try:
This Momma Cooks! On a Diet The Denver Post does Lamb
Hearth and Home Chicken Wings
Life On Both Sides of the Pond Hamburger Stroganoff
Beetle Eyes Easy Dinner Idea - Muffin Burger
Thrifty Mommy Cheesy Chicken Croissants
Midwest Neurotica Ultimate Turkey Hot Dish
Funny About Money Our Daily Bread
The Fat Bottomed Girl Quick Pudding Dessert
Stop the Ride Amish Peanut Butter

I love eating outside, and Tea Party Girl shows us how to bring the outside in with Spring Flowers and the Tea Party Table. Maybe you can serve Sweet Southern Iced Tea from Our Red House at your tea party!

We all know spring is about babies. If your spring has a baby check out the directions for Recyling a Blanket and Making the Baby's Room Cute from This Wasn't In The Plan.
And for those that feel crafty in the spring, Stay at Home Mom and Military Wife has Homemade Playdough, Crystal shows off her Evil Eye Beads, the Seabird Chronicles has an Exhibition: Artist Trading Cards, Series 1, and Chaosgone has an idea with Cardboard Furniture.
And just getting in under the wire for St. Pat's day, My Readable Feast (love the premise of this blog!) has St. Patrick's Day Family Fun and Feasting.
Thanks for visiting MIFS blog carnival!! Don't forget to check out MIFS next Tuesday at Applehead.


Dawn said...

Thanks for putting all those good ideas together. That must have been a lot of work and I appreciate all the wonderful resources you've shared.

Penny said...

Well done!

Jane said...

Hi! I just wanted to drop by and thank you for hosting MIFS this week.

It's my first time taking part, and everyone has such fantastic ideas!

Cheers, Jane :)

Maria said...

Thanks for hosting! :)

Stephanie said...


RecycleCindy said...

Thank you for hosting this week's MIFS. Happy Easter!

HowToMe said...

Thank you! Great looking carnival :-)

The link for the "Hamburger Patty Stay Flat" is

Hope you have a great week!

Funny about Money said...

Thanks for including Funny about Money's bread recipe!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting but I don't see mine listed.

It was this post:

I hope you can still add it in.


tips and tricks said...

Thanks for including mine -and for hosting.

Karen_thrifty said...

Thanks for hosting.

Mama said...

I love the ideas, especially bringing the spring indoors! Thanks for rounding up the blogs!

Jen (Modern Beet) said...

Thanks for including my post! I really like the idea of 'Make it From Scratch', and am glad to have found this blog carnival.
Best, Jen

Tara said...

Thanks for a great carnival!

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