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my go-to cake

First, I am going to make a shameless plug for one of my favorite cook books, “Apples for Jam” by Tessa Kiros. There are more then 400 pages in this book with hundreds of recipes and many, many beautiful photographs. And not only are there hundreds of...

a peek of her quilt.

I have photos to take of lots of felted Christmas trees and a better photo of Lizzie’s quilt. I also have a recipe I want to post, my go – to vanilla cake, so maybe this weekend that will happen this weekend. I do have some sample Christmas cards...

The weather outside is…

This morning there is snow mixed with rain. And the good thing about it is that it makes me really want to focus and get ready for Christmas. 🙂 Since all our sickness and last week’s art + craft class, we have had a lot of three things happening: Mother May I,...

marshmallows

a new & favorite recipe…. from “jam it, pickle it, cure it” by Karen Solomon making marshmallows takes a couple of hours-so plan on making them when you have a bit of time. 2/3 c. water, divided 3 (1/4 oz) envelopes unflavored gelatin 1 c....

five senses friday!

It has been awhile, but Abby reminded me early so I had a little time to think about it. five senses friday. hearing: lots and lots of coughing, leaves blowing, movies playing in the background tasting: crispy peanut butter bars, hot malt sauce (both recipes from...

Sick kids and some crafting.

Well, I am really wanting to finish Liz’s quilt and these finished, but in between taking care of the sick children I have been working on these barrettes. I have been brainstorming on making a really good barrette almost as long as marshmallows, and this Sunday...

a bit of crafting and baking.

well, technically, I did not bake the marshmallows… but you get the idea. Denyse Schmidt’s Promenade Market Tote. The pattern for free over here. I added a lining which makes it a bit more sturdy, but did make the tote a bit smaller. I’m still not...

catchin’ up.

I think that is my constant thought… get one thing caught up, then move on to something else I’m behind with… right now… gearing up for bills and invoicing-never a fun thought- and Lizzie’s forever quilt (that is a bit better then bills...

A recipe for Beef Stew.

Tonight, I tried another new recipe out. Before I forget it, here it is… (sorry there is no photo, I will try to get one when I reheat it for tomorrow’s lunch.) Beef Stew 1 1/2-2 lbs. stew meat 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste 3...