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Gita Makes | Valentine’s Day Candy Boxes using Silhouette Cameo

While making Valentin’e Day cards for family, I wanted to make something small, and special for a few of my co workers at work. While browsing through the Silhouette Cameo store, I came across an adorable template for treat boxes. I decided to mix and match it up a bit and made them in two […]

Gita Makes | Silhouette Cameo Pattern File for Mannequin Pin Cushion

The Mannequin Pin Cushion from was not very even. Upon further inspection it was probably hand drown hence the lack of symmetry. So I took matters into my own hands and designed my own vector based version of the Mannequin Pin Cushion using the magic of Illustrator. In order to ensure that I symmetrical […]

Gita Makes| Pillow Covers to Match the Yellow and Gray Fabric Lining

After making the fabric lined jute baskets from diaper boxes, I had some left over fabric, just enough to make a few envelop pillow covers in Euro size (24X24). Since I was almost out of the pattered fabric, I purchased some plain yellow cotton fabric for the back and was quite pleased with the results. […]

My Favorite Photo Realistic Sketches by Gita

I have created many pencil pieces growing up as an artist.  It wasn’t until I was 17 that I started to develop an interest for photo realism. I purchased a Walter Foster Pencil Sketch kit for beginners. I worked at a toy store and always noticed this kit in the arts and crafts section. I […]

Turkey Chili Part II AKA Chili Fail Redemtion

I was making my turkey chili recipe when I realized that I had made a mistake. Instead of browning the turkey meat separately, I added it to the onion, tomato, and spices mixture. This resulted in a more liquid chili that resembled more of what you would expect from hot dog chili, somewhere between hearty […]

Freelance work

WordPress Site  I polished up this site so that there was consistency in the look and feel of the smaller thumbnail graphics. The main slideshow also had problems in which one of the graphics caused the rest of the page to shift downward whenever it transitioned in and out.   Graphic Updates     […]

Diving in June


Gita’s Favorite Turkey Chili & Chili Mac (Redeption)

        I have a turkey chili recipe that has been a hit for years. I tried to make chili mac for the first time, and was advised not to cook the pasta before putting it into the chili, which ended up as an epic fail! Today, I have an opportunity to redeem […]

Santa Clause Christmas Cake

Background I made this for a pot luck for work during Christmas 2012. I based this off the idea for the Dilbert the Turkey cake, only this time it was Santa! I created the head using Crayola Air Dry Foam Clay. I used a large straw to poke a whole at the bottom of the […]

Gita Make – Lightning McQueen Cake Using the Wilton Cake Pan – YouTube

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe –

The Back Story Shane was craving pumpkin spice cupcakes. After researching many options and finding pie pumpkins I knew it was time. This recipe is based off one that I saw on The items highlighted in pink indicate changes I made to the original recipe submitted by Javaru on I also think that the […]

Gita Makes: German Chocolate Cake

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White Layer Cake with Berries and Cream

Back Story Lil brother JERRY requested strawberry short cake for his birthday.  I wanted to deliver with a special white layer cake with berries and cream. I also wanted to send him home with a take away jar using an empty coconut oil jar and the left over pieces of cake. I have to add […]

Orange Chocolate Swirl Cookies with Candied Ginger Pieces – by Solita

Braised Pork with Turnips and Apples

Braised Beef with Caramelized Onion and Greens Chiffonade – Clean Eating Magazine Recipe

Braised Lamb Shank – Cast Iron Dutch Oven

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Party Wing Chicken Biryani – by

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Jalapeno Corn Bread Cast Iron Skillet Style – by

This recipe is based on one i found on posted by BETHANYWEATHERSBY. I expanded on this recipe and changed some of the technique up. For example, I do not transfer my cornbread batter to a pan. Instead the skillet goes from stove top right into the oven.  It not only cooks faster than BETHANYWEATHERSBY’s suggested 35-40 minutes, […]

Gita’s Super Ground Turkey Chili – by

Ingredients 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil 1 lb. Ground Turkey Meat 2-3 Links Jalapeno or Spicy Chorizo Sausage (optional) 1 can Dark Red Kidney Beans (Drained and Washed) 1 can Black Beans (Drained and Washed) 1 Onion chopped 2 large tomatoes 4 Jalepeno Peppers 2 cups water 2 McCormick Chili Spices Packs 2 Tablespoons Cumin Powder […]

Best Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe –

This red velvet cupcake recipe is my go-to favorite! I found it on I have made this recipe twice with consistent results. What makes this recipe so special is the silky, mousse like batter which results in incredi bly soft and flavorful cupcakes. Tip: Make sure that your eggs, butter are at room temperature before preparing. It makes […]

Orange Cupcake Recipe

For my cousin’s birthday, I wanted to make a special orange cupcake with a cream cheese frosting. I started by checking out and was disappointed that most of the recipes called for a box of orange cake mix … isn’t that beside the point? I wanted to make something special for my cousin, something […]

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