Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Faith Jensen Meridian Idaho
1 cup butter softened
2/3 cups peanut butter (i used chunky)
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12oz) semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups chopped peanut butter cups (about six 1.6 ounce packages)
Preheat oven to 350
In large mixing bowl cream the butter peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy
Beat in the eggs and vanilla
In a separate bowl combine flour baking soda and salt and mix together.
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients SLOWLY
Stir in the Cho Chips and Peanut Butter Cups
Drop rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet cook for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned
These are amazing cookies. My one piece of advice is don't put the batter in the fridge over night. For some reason on the second day of baking the cookies didn't exactly turn out the same as the first.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
4. Next make a pattern for your scraps or just start sewing them together. Remeber to Iron the seams so they look like this
5. Cut out both your chenille and soft fabric to the width and length + 1/2 an inch to each side (for mine that would be 7x51inches)
8. Turn right side out and pin close the opening and sew the opening shut and then around the entire scarf. My stitch is about 1/4inch or less from the edge. I have also added a decorative stitch which is a zig zag pattern under that. 9. Your done Easy Peazy Lemon Squeezy!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Home E Teacher's Daughter's Box o Cup Cake
1 Box Betty Crocker Super Moist Butter Recipe Chocolate
1 Box instant Jello Vanilla
1 1/3 cups water
1 Stick of butter softened
1 tub of vanilla icing (I buy whatever is on sale)
1 1-gallon freezer bag
1 pair of scissors
cup cake shells (those paper things you put in the tin)
1. Turn that oven on to 325 degrees
2. Mix together Eggs Butter and Water in a mixing bowl.
3. Add Jello and Betty Crocker mix until smooth
4. Place cup cake shells in the cup cake tin
5. Place mixture into a 1-gallon freezer bag
6. Cut off the corner of the 1-gallon freezer bag
7. Pipe the mixture in to the tins (this assures that the same amount of mixture gets in to every tin its also way less messy)
8. place in oven and cook for about 25 minutes (check with a fork pierce the center of one of the cup cakes the fork should come out clean)
9. Let the Cup Cakes cool completely and while they cool prepare the icing.
10. Take the icing and put in mixing bowl and mix for about 5 minutes so it whips it and becomes lighter.
11. Ice your cup cakes and decorate! When I use sprinkles I actually dip the cupcakes into the sprinkles (which are in a bowl) to cover the cup cake (much easier and less mess)
Frosted Molasses Cookies adapted from Muriel Lerdel Humboldt Iowa
1 cup butter softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon slat
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups confectioners sugar (or as I like to call Powdered Sugar)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
4 teaspoons milk (u can use buttermilk if you'd like too since you had to buy some for the cookies)
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
2. In mixing bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar.
3. Beat in eggs molasses and vanilla
4. In a separate bowl combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and allspice and mix together
5. add the dry mixture to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk
6. drop 1 tablespoon 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet and bake for about 7 minutes
7. allow to cool before frosting
1. cream shortening and butter together
2. Add Almond Extract
3. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar and ginger
4. add mild and beat until light and fluffy
5. Ice your cookies and decorate with sprinkles (you can use the same logic as I did with the cup cakes as well)
Well I think this is it for the weekend I'll let you know how Chico is were going to attempt a gingerbread house lets hope that the relaxation doesn't get in the way of that!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Then you can do this project!!! I know I'm always sewing and crocheting but there are those of us out there that are NOT crafty. I’m making this for a BT to give to a “friend”. Sometimes I think I’m not as in charge as I think I am of this relationship. So here we go..
What you need
1 pair or scissors
2 yards each of 2 different fleece fabrics (you can get this at Joanne’s)
1 piece of paper
1 ruler (you can estimate too)
A cleared space on the floor (I used the kitchen floor)
Lets get started
Lay down one of the fabric’s wrong side up (if you pick a solid color it doesn’t really matter.
Lay down the 2nd fabric right side up on top of the first fabric that you already laid down (if it’s a print one side will look a little clearer than the other but that’s about the only difference)
Match up the edge’s the best you can. My print was actually a lot bigger than the solid so I matched up two edges and the overhang was on the other two.
Now you want to cut off the selvedge edge (this should be located on the two longest sides) and the excess fabric from the overhang. Now the selvedge looks different than the short edges it has little dots on it (its so the fabric doesn’t pull apart).
Now get that piece of paper and cut out a 3inch x 3inch Square.
Place the square piece of paper on the corner of your fabric and cut it out
It should now look like this
Repeat the remaining 3 edges and you should have something like the diagram below
Now you want to fold the edge over on one edge so you have a 3-inch overhang from one edge to the other.
Next you want to cut 3inch x 1-inch strips all the way down the other end.
For the final step you want to take the front and back strip (i.e. the solid and the print strip) and double knot the strips all the way around the blanket
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Mystery Bruise 1 Back of leg upper thigh
What you need:
1 Square piece of paper
1 Pair of scissors 1 Pencil
So here we go
Here is my Square piece of paper (I used some origami left over paper I had)
Fold paper over so you have a triangle. To do this just match up opposite corners and make a fold. (the edge is where my thumb is)
Fold the triangle to make another smaller triangle. Take the corners of the longer edge and match them up to make the triangle.
Now here is where it get a little tricky. You are going to make it look like this.
So take one of the corners of the long edge and and pull it down so it looks like this and make your fold line.
Take the other corer and fold it over what you just did...you should have something like this.
Get your scissors and cut off those tales so you have a really tall triangle.
Now its time to get out your pencil and start the design. You want to put a half circle at the top of your triangle and then 2 arcs on one of the longer edges so it should look like this
cut on the line
Here is another snowflake tutorial...it might be a little better than mine