Chewy Triple Ginger Cookies

Chewy Triple Ginger Cookies

I have a lot of “favorite” cookies. It’s difficult to pick just one, but the Ginger Ginger cookies from my favorite bakery are definitely top ten. After canning two kinds of ginger syrup this summer, I was inspired to try making my own ginger cookies complete with the bits of candied ginger that make the bakery cookies so wonderful…

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Rich & Creamy Potato Soup

Rich & Creamy Potato Soup

Someone at work had the excellent idea to do a soup exchange. It’s like a cookie exchange, but with soup. It was awesome. For my contribution, I decided to make potato soup. Technically, I signed up to bring potato leek soup, but…

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Maple Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Maple Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Thanksgiving is almost here and that means cookie season is upon us! Cookies are probably one of my favorite foods, and I tend to eat way too many of them this time of year. In keeping with my attempts at seasonal eating, I decided to try making pumpkin cookies with a splash of maple syrup…

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Announcing the Paper & Pear Etsy Store

Announcing the Paper & Pear Etsy Store

I am very excited to announce that I’ve officially launched the Paper & Pear Etsy store. There you’ll find a variety of my handcrafted goods available for purchase. I love sharing DIYs and recipes on this blog, and I will continue to do so, but I also know some goods don’t lend themselves well to making just one or two (hello, lip balm!) And not everyone wants to make things themselves. Esty provides an easy way for me to share my passion for crafting and make some extra cash along the way.

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Autumn Spiced Apple Bread

Autumn Spiced Apple Bread

It’s apple season folks! I am a big fan of apples—fresh, baked, and even mixed into mustard—I like it all. This fall I’ve been particularly fond of SweeTango apples. They’re a cross between a Honeycrisp and a Zestar and have a delicious sweet crunch. Here’s a recipe for a not-too-sweet spiced quick bread…

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Introducing Paper & Pear

Introducing Paper & Pear

Friends, I’m very excited to announce that kimnegaard.com has been officially renamed and relaunched as Paper & Pear. It’s been almost a year since I started work on this blog and it’s been a blast seeing it come to life. My content has grown to reflect the wide range of homemade endeavors that bring me joy, and my audience has grown with it…

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Downloadable Labels for Homemade Tomato Sauce

Downloadable Labels for Homemade Tomato Sauce

This spring I put in 18 tomato plants. For a girl who doesn’t like tomatoes, that’s a lot. My plan was to can them and enjoy home-grown goodness all winter long. I love tomatoes in salsa, soup, chili, and a host of other cooked dishes. I also love designing labels. This week, enough tomatoes finally ripened to make my first batch of sauce. I decided this was a great time to make some new sauce labels and share them with like-minded canning enthusiasts…

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