It Starts with Passion…

Wicked Handy is all about passion, and our passions come in the form of hard work and great food.  We value creating and building with our own hands whenever possible.  We want to share our passion with anyone who shares a similar interest with us.  Those interests include gardening, cooking (often with the foods we grow in our garden), and wood-working/do-it-yourself projects.

Inside this site, you’ll find tips and tricks, blueprints and plans, recipes, and so much more.  We hope you enjoy learning along with us as much as we do. Thank you for visiting!

Recipes

Roasted Jalapeno and Ham Split Pea Soup

Who doesn't love a big hearty bowl of pea soup when it's cold outside? This is one of my favorites and a must make when I bake a ham and don't want to waste that delicious ham bone. So why do I prefer this recipe over a traditional split pea soup? It's the small...

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Growing up in New England, it's only natural that my all time favorite muffin would be cranberry orange (with cinnamon apple as a close second). Unfortunately, the older I got the harder it seemed to be to find a delicious cranberry orange muffin. This could be...

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Simple Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I absolutely love cranberries - they are tart, packed with flavor, and easy to cook with! What's not to like? This cranberry sauce recipe only takes about 10 minutes of active time to make and with only 4 ingredients, there is no reason to grab a can of cranberry...

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Home & Garden

In Our Garden: 2020 Fall Season

I'm so excited to be starting the Fall season of our garden. We have a new trellis to test out, new plants to grow, we are experimenting with a 3 sisters bed, and so much more! Stay tuned for updates of our San Antonio, Texas Back Yard Garden! New PVC Garden Trellis...

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In Our Garden: 2020 Spring Season

"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments." -Janet Kilburn Phillips This is one of my all time favorite gardening quotes, it sums up how I feel about each gardening season. Every year, I test out new companion plants, new support systems, new kinds of...

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Woodworking

DIY Antique Style Welcome Sign

Welcome signs for your doorstep are such a great way to make people feel invited into your home! It sets the tone for your style to anyone passing by, and in general just gives your house a more neighborly feel. This project allows you to make one in no time at all...

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DIY Upholstered Bench

Upholstered benches are such a practical piece of furniture around the house. They are just one of those pieces that can be put just about anywhere to add a little style and functionality to your home. But who wants to spend hundreds of dollars on a bench that may not...

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