Friday, October 21, 2016
this sugar cookie recipe and added karo syrup so the icing would harden. It's so much tastier than royal icing. I used the lid of one of my kitchen jars to press out the circles (I just held it up to the box to maximize my cookie size, but ensure it would fit). I just squiggled on the 'crust' by cutting the tip off a ziplock. I took a spoon and 'plopped' it on top of the cookie.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Pasta and Smoked Sausage
1. Cook pasta according to the instructions.
2. Place sausage in a pan and brown over medium heat (about 5 minutes). Drain.
3. In a separate bowl combine the soup, milk, 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese, peas, 1/2 c. onions, sausage and pasta.
4. Grease 13x9 pan and place pasta mixture into pan. Cooke for 25 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and onions and cook until cheese is melted (about 5 minutes).
*To freeze place pasta in a freezer pan, top with cheese and onions. Cover. Freeze. When you are ready to eat it, set it in the fridge over night. Pull it out and cook as directed above (center should read 165 degrees).
Monday, October 17, 2016
facebook, but...in the meantime...a sneak peak at one of three projects on the line up.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
I always end my project with a layer of polycrylic paint (from Walmart) to add additional weather proofing. The stakes I grab at the hardware store for just a few bucks...and everything is better with a raffia bow.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Monday, October 03, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
I went to my annual quilting/scrapbooking retreat at the end of July. This year I made a patriotic quilt. I'll share more on that when it's back from being quilted, but in the meantime, here is a really easy and pretty fool proof way to make flying geese (which are normally really hard to match up, and I'm the last person you want trying to match corners and angles b/c I'm not known for being careful).
For four flying geese you will need one square that is 5 3/4 inches (the brown one in this case), and four squares that are 2 3/4 inchese (the yellow squares in this case). If you want your 'geese' to be larger or smaller, do the math and adjust accordingly. I'll deal with that orange piece on another blog post.
Take two of the smaller squares and match them to two opposite corners. The center will overlap a little.
Press open and now add the third square to the corner of what is now a 90 degree angle of what is left of your original larger square.
Cut again down the line your drew. Repeat with the other side of your original square.Press open.