Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Apple Pie

Since it’s almost Christmas and it’s cold, I decided to make Apple Pie. I think what makes a great pie is the crust, a bad crust could ruin a good pie for me. I have used this recipe for years and it’s always been great for me.


Buttermilk pie crust

-          2 cups flour

-          1tsp salt

-          2/4 butter

-          5-6tsp milk


- Mix together salt & flour, then add melted butter & milk.

- Mix till crust is not crumbling, separate into two balls of dough. (be careful NOT to add too much milk, you don’t want a thin pie crust.)

- Roll one ball out and put crust in the bottom of (greased) pie pan.


Apple pie

-          4 apple

-          ½ cup sugar

-          Pinch of nutmeg

-          Pinch of cinnamon

-          Pinch of allspice


- Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

- For the  pie I cut 4 apples, mixed all spices together, then add apples and mix together.

- Roll out the last ball of dough & add to top of pie, I usually make the crust lattice but I was being lazy and didn’t this time.

- Bake 40-50 minuets.

I sprinkled my pie with a little bit of cinnamon.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chili on top of Mashed potatoes with Yellow Squash Salsa.

It was very cold today, so I decided to make Chili. The past few weeks I've been making soup, but it's getting to be chili weather soon! I made this recipe up by looking at quite a few recipes and then adapting it to what I had in the kitchen. I don't know how many people eat their Chili over Mashed potatoes, but my family does...and I have to say you should try it! I really love it because it adds a thickness to the chili, I like to leave the chili and mashed potatoes layers separated...but some like to mix it together. It's all good, if you try this recipe I would LOVE to hear your comments.

Vegetarian Chili (or w/ ground beef, I made both by leaving the ground beef out and adding it if someone wanted it.)

- 1 OR 2 cans Kidney beans drained & rinsed.
- 1 yellow squash (reserve ¼ for salsa).
- 1 onion (reserve 2 tbsp for salsa).
- ½ green pepper.
- 2 cans Tomato paste.
- ½ tomato (reserve ¼ for salsa).
- 1tsp Chili powder.
- 2 cloves of Garlic.
- Salt & pepper to taste.

- Ground beef.
- Red pepper flakes.

1) Brown ground beef with red pepper flakes.
2) In a separate pot, sauté 1 onion (reserve 2 tbsp for salsa) & green pepper.
3) Add kidney beans, squash, tomato paste, garlic, chili powder. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4) Boil all for 25 minuets.
5) Add ground beef if desired.

Yellow Squash Salsa

- ¼ of the Yellow squash chopped
- ¼ of the Tomato chopped
- 2 tbsp of Onion chopped
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Salt & pepper to taste

1) Chop all veggies; mix with lemon juice salt and pepper.

Mashed potatoes
- 3-4 potatoes.
- ¼ cup milk.
- 2 tbsp butter
- Salt & pepper to taste

1) Boil potatoes, drain & return to pot.
2) Add milk, butter, salt & pepper.
3) Mash together.

To make a serving, layer Mashed potatoes on the bottom of the bowl, then Chili (with or without meat), and finally top with a table spoon of Yellow squash salsa.

Garnish with crumbled cheese & serve with croutons, crackers or crusty bread.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A week in photos;;

I have been working on some new felt friends, playing with animals and making food for my handsome boyfriend. Soaking up the summer before classes start again.

Sascha & her Papa| Sleepy Sascha

JayAre (Junior)| JayAre trying to get to my crafts, that now have to be washed. : /


Yummy foods.
Strawberry & Peach smoothie

Pancakes & ‘Muffin tops’. | I made Kevin 2 burgers for lunch with caramelized onions. Along with Jojos.(I just use pepper, salt, garlic powder, parmesan cheese (optional) and mix together with cut potatos, I baked them at 350F for 35-45 mins.)| I made Kevin ribs for dinner. I used 4 ribs(about 1 pound), 1 cup honey bbq sauce & ¼ cup brown sugar. I cooked them in the crockpot on low for 4-6 hours)

The label made me happy :]

Jojos with Ranch and bbq sauce.

Felt Friends
A new felt friend, Birdie.|Felt friends

Funny Octopus! Isn't he cute.|A felt friends group photo

Swan sketch. |Inspiration.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Felt Octopus tutorial

I'm sharing a felt Octopus tutorial, these can be used as baby toys, decoration or for a mobile. These would be so cute tied onto a present for a expecting mother!
You can not reproduce this pattern for profit, you can use this pattern for yourself or gifts. If you use a photo, post a link back to my site. Thank you.

Right click, save and print. Size can be adjusted to desired size.

Felt animals

I've been working on a few felt patterns, tutorials and other goods. I will update more with a free pattern and tutorial.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Prints for sale soon

I have some prints that are going to be up for sale from my porfolio soon.
Click Link to see large photos: Portfolio