Friday, December 26, 2008
Description:All the flavors of a baked potato in a rich creamy soup.
Ingredients:2 1/2 lb baking potatoes (BAKED!)
2/3 cu flour
6 Cups milk (I use skim)
1 Cu (4 oz.) shredded cheddar
1 tsp salt
1 cu sour cream
3/4 cu chopped green onions
6 slices of bacon cooked and chopped up
Directions:Bake potatoes, cool, peel and coarsely mash up. Place flour in large dutch oven and gradually whisk in milk and then cook over medium heat stirring frequently as it gets hotter until it just begins to boil. Add mashed up potatoes, 3/4 cu cheese, salt, and pepper stirring until cheese melts. Turn to low and add sour cream and 1/2 cu onions...cook until heated through, but do not boil, Sprinkle each bowl with the remaining onions, cheese, and the bacon crumbles.
Number Of Servings:6
Preparation Time:45 Min
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp warm water
2 Tbsp butter or oil
2 1/2 c bread flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp yeast
1 Tbsp softened butter
1/6 cup sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon
Add dough ingredients (per instructions for your bread machine) and set on dough cycle. When cycle is complete, remove dough, roll into 9x9 square and spread with butter and sprinkle with cimmamon sugar. Roll into log and cut into nine rolls. Place in square pan. Let it rise for 30 minutes, cover with foil, put in fridge overnight
Get it out in the morning and bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes for fresh rolls.
Melt some canned cream cheese icing a little in the microwave and drizzle over the top.
8 slices bacon, fried & crumbled
1 head fresh broccoli
1/4 cu red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup craisins (or raisins)
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cu sunflower seeds (optional)
In medium bowl combine broccoli, onions, half of the bacon & craisins.
In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar & Mayo.
Pour over broccoli mixture & toss. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Before serving toss salad with remaining bacon & sunflower seeds.
Spicy & Sweet chewy Molasses cookies -- winner of the Good Morning America Christmas Cookie Contest...you've got to try this winter treat!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
My grandmother (in the nursing home) wanted me to make several aprons that she could give to some of her caretakers for Christmas. I wanted them to be classy so black & white tiole is perfect! I made the tie long (like 90 inches tip to tip) so it can have a pretty bow in the back. I didn't know the size of the ladies so I made the apron part 28 inches across so for a "normal" (and I use this word at my own risk!) sized person like me, it goes to the back and your sides are covered...but if any of the ladies are "plus" sized it will be substantial to cover their front -- I hope that none of them is more than 28 inches across the front
I did it with no pattern in less than an hour...I still have a couple more to make so off I go, so much to do before Dec 25th!!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
by Alida Macor
1. If you drop something out of your sewing basket, it will be your box of pins
- cover off.
2. The fabric you forget to pre-shrink will always shrink the most.
3. Facings tend to be sewn to the "wrong" side - opposite sides
4. This mistake will not be discovered until all seams are trimmed, graded and
5. Fusible interfacings usually fuse to the iron.
6. Pinking shears get dull just by looking at them.
7. If you need "n" buttons, you will find "n-l" in your
8. Gathering threads generally break in the middle.
9. The sewing machine light only burns out after the stores are closed.
10. The scissor cuts easiest past the buttonholes.
11. Your lost needle will be found by your brother-in-law - while walking
12. The iron never scorches a garment until its final pressing.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Try this recipe for Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes -- They turned out really yummy, and they looked just like the picture on the website -- My oldest daughter even ate the skin!
Especially pay attention to how they are baked -- usually it takes over an hour to bake the big sweet potatoes, but they slice them in half and bake them face down on a pan...cut the time to 35 minutes -- that is FAST for a baked sweet potato!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Got this fabric for a buck a yard when walmart in our town was closing the fabric department (sniff)
Didn't know what I was going to do with it at the time, but this month I learned how to insert the smocked panels in a Tshirt so I have this red Tshirt and was trying to figure out what to smock on it...decided to make a bottom to match and now I know I want to smock candy canes on it --
This skirt is an adaptation of the Simplicity Sewing pattern for Dummies # 4206 -- if you sew for little girls, you need this pattern...peasant shirts (easily lenghtened for night gowns), cool goucho pants, shorts, and this skirt -- I made it a skort by sewing the included shorts pattern underneath...you can see my blog entry on how to do that:
Anyway, my daughter loves this and I wonder how long you have to wait to wear Christmas clothes? Is the rule Thanksgiving?
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I'm too excited about my new skill!!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
1 ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of 15-oz. pkg.)
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, softened
3 red and/or green apples (1-1/4 lb.), thinly sliced
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon sugar
1 cup thawed Whipped Topping
HEAT oven to 450ºF. Line 9-inch pie plate with crust. Carefully spread cream cheese in 6-inch circle in center.
TOSS apples with sugar and flour; spoon over cream cheese. Fold crust partially over apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
BAKE 25 min., covering loosely with foil for the last 5 min. Cool. Serve with COOL WHIP. Refrigerate leftovers.
I made the striped top, the shirt underneath and the cord pants underneath are 'sigh' from the store.
This is a shortened mary de top that I smocked a geometric on so my older daughter will have a pretty fall outfit -- I can't wait for her to get home from school today to try it on -- I think the pants are a little too long for her -- but hey, she can maybe wear it next fall too!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
They don't tell you how to put the piping in -- so i had to try the corners a couple of ways...now I know. Thank goodness this wasn't a pretty picture smocked panel and just a blank! I did get the bottom left corner to work so there is hope!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Check out all this cool handmade stuff!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I know this isn't a craft, but it took my time and talent to teach the dog to do this...Took about 10 minutes a day for a couple of days to train her...She'll do anything for a Milkbone! She won't do it every time and gets scared when her back legs bump the hulahoop -- that is why she runs off at the end of the clip -- funny girl!