Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Catching Up

Quilted a purse-It's reversible. Made a table runner for my mom-it's reversible too. And has a bunny and some flowers on it.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Zucchini Bread by my Mom

Ingredients; 4 eggs 1c. vegetable oil 2c. sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 1/2 c. shredded zucchini (mom uses a food processor to make it finer) 3 1/2 c. all purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 3/4 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon Nuts optional *Sometimes mom will use allspice instead of cinnamon. This is also good. Combine all ingredients. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees Farenheit for 1 hour, or until knife comes out clean.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

To Die For Chocolate Cake

Ingredients; 1c. all purpose flour, 1/4c. granulated sugar, 3/4c. confectioners sugar, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. salt, 4Tbsp. cocoa powder, 1 stick butter melted, 1/2c. water, 1/4c. milk, 1 egg, 1 tsp. vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all dry ingredients until well combined. Then mix with wet ingredients. Pour into small greased baking pan and bake 35 minutes or until set in the middle. This is a dense cake, but VERY moist.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Playing Catch Up

So I said I needed to play catch up on some projects I forgot to post. Here is a reversible dress I made a few months ago, and the beginnings of a quilt. Expect more soon. Side A of a size 6T dress for my niece. Side B of the reversible dress. Green Strip Quilt, cut ready to be pieced.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Breakfast or Dessert

Chocolate and Sea Salt Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour 2 heaping Tbsp. baking powder 2 Tbsp. white sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 c. frozen butter (chopped into bits) 1 1/2 c. cold milk 6 oz. dark chocolate bits Topping 1Tbsp. sugar 1Tbsp. sea salt (or regular if you don't have it) 2Tbsp. milk Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine flours, baking powder, sugar and salt in mixing bowl. Add chopped butter and work it through to create a mealy texture. This won't work as well if the butter isn't at least partially frozen. Add milk and chocolate and mix with a wooden spoon until the dough forms a rough ball. Knead a few times on a lightly floured counter top or wooden cutting board. Pat the dough down and shape into large circle about 1/2 inch thick all the way through. Cut into wedges (8 to 12 depending on how well you cut). Or, you can cut across the circle into squares which will make portions easier to control. Place on baking stone. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle 1 Tbsp. salt and sugar on them. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. These are best fresh from the oven, but can be kept up to 5 days sealed in the refrigerator and reheated for 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. ***Can also be made without chocolate, or replace with fruits, nuts, or other various edibles as desired.***

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


It seems I've missed a few projects along the way. Will post pictures soon. Projects to look forward to; Spring Table Runner, Green Strip Quilt, Master Drapes.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Spicy Brownie Cookies

Ingredients; 20 oz. box chewy fudge brownie mix(whatever is cheapest), 1/4tsp. dried chipotle powder, 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, 1/3 c. vegetable oil, 2 whole eggs, 1 Tbsp. orange juice, 1 1/4c. semisweet chocolate chips Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl by hand. This is a VERY stiff batter. Be sure to mix well so spices spread through entire batter. Spoon onto cookie sheet and bake at 350degrees for 11 minutes or until just set in the center. They will be cracked. Makes about 3 dozen. (if you want them less hot, leave out the chipotle powder) ***Do not forget to wash hands well with soap and water to remove all spices from your fingers.

Stuffed Mushrooms

I am not getting to quilt as much as the first few months of the year but I'm still cooking tons, so I decided to post some recipes we've fallen in love with. Stuffed Mushrooms 1/2 to 1 lb. sausage browned and crumbled. Deglaze pan with 1/4c. white wine, add 1/4c chopped onions, 2 cloves diced garlic, and mushroom stems chopped; cook in white wine until wine completely cooks down. Mix all into 8 oz. cream cheese with 1 egg yolk and 1/4 c. grated cheese. Spoon into washed button mushroom heads and bake @ 350 for 25 minutes. This will easily fill 2 to 3 packages of white button mushrooms.

New Baby Quilt

All quilted and ready to go. Roughly 28"x36" Side A Yellows, Blues, and Reds Side B Browns, Greens, and Reds