Thursday, December 26, 2013

Amazing Marshmallows!

  Today I am bragging about Amy!  It is actually easy to brag about her most any day, but today she made the most amazing marshmallows.  These days she experiments with a lot of grain free recipes and found this Organic Marshmallows recipe that has no corn syrup or the eggs that you find in packed marshmallows.
Photo by Sam O'Brien
The recipe calls for "mild flavor," so she used good ol' vanilla flavoring.  We also use a gelatin from Great Lakes Gelatin that is, in my opinion, much better quality than Knox brand. I look forward to using these in a s'more sometime.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Something About This Print

Each year when I have made corn bags, there is usually a print of fabric that is more requested than others.  One year a very pink fleece was popular; another year was an owl print, but this year seems to be this "northwestern" print.  What I like about this flannel fabric is how versatile it is.  With one cut of the fabric, we can make a 15x5 inch bag look like this-

and with another cut we can have a bag look like this-

I have also made a 10x10 inch size that has a little of both prints in it similar to this-

So far, the 15x5 size has been requested more often.

Now that winter break is here I hope to being sewing more.  We will see what time and life allow :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spring Flowers and a Creative Boy's Eye

David, who is 12, loves to take pictures.  He has such a creative eye (at least much more creative than his mother).  Here are a few pictures he took a few days ago:

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Here is a fun creation!  I followed these instructions to fancy up my plain old pair of flip flops.  They turned out so cute that I want to do more!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Satin Bows and Silver

Today's fun was making satin bows and attaching them to this metalic silver flip flop.  The embellishment in the center of the bow has a single rhinestone and adds a little extra charm. ( no pun intended :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Key Lime Pie

My Key Lime Pie

I found a new recipe that my whole family LOVES! It comes from the back of this bottle:

Nellie & Joe's Famous Lime Juice

Nellie & Joe's Key Lime Pie
  • 9" graham cracker pie crust
  • 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks (whites not used)
  • ½ cup Nellie & Joe's Key West Lime Juice
Combine milk, egg yolks and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Pour filling into pie crust and bake at 350ยบ for 15 minutes. Allow to stand 10 minutes before refrigerating. Just before serving, top with freshly whipped cream, or meringue, and garnish with lime slices.

I like to add about a 1 teaspoon of lime zest because I like the extra zing.

So simple!