Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Embellished T- Shirt with Cut Fabric Flowers

 I was already wearing this shirt today, and I couldn't think of any jewelry I had to wear to make it look better.
I stopped at Joann's and got a 1/4 yard of fabric. 
 I cut out a couple flowers.

 Got them situated and pinned and sewed with a baste stitch around all of it.  Then I went back with a zigzag stitch for the edges.  I'm hoping it frays a little after washing for a more vintage look.

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 Embellished Shower Curtain

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Easy Personalized Containers

 I have some empty containers from my Mom, that I store my open bagged foods.  I thought they needed a little something...

 I got my stickers from Michael's.
Now, I just need to sticker all the rest!

Whoopie Pies! 

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bread Machine Sesame and Poppy Seed Bagels

 How many of you received a bread machine as a wedding gift? Now how many use it?  I just pulled mine out again realizing that it is good for making dough too! Who knew? Maybe you did, but mine was on top of my fridge as if it was part of my decor.

1 cup warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
3 cups flour
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 quarts boiling water
3 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 egg white
3 tablespoons poppy seeds, or sesame seeds

 Place water, salt, sugar, flour and yeast in the bread machine pan in the order by the manufacturer. 
Select Dough setting.  Mine takes an hour and a half to complete.  When done, let dough rest on a floured surface. 

Meanwhile, in a pot bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Stir in 3 tablespoons of sugar.
Cut dough into 9 equal pieces, and roll each piece into a small ball. 
Flatten balls. Poke a hole in the middle of each with your thumb. Twirl the dough on your finger or thumb to enlarge the hole, and to even out the dough around the hole. Cover bagels with a clean cloth, and let rest for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle an ungreased baking sheet with cornmeal. Carefully transfer bagels to boiling water. Boil for 1 minute, turning half way through. Drain briefly on clean towel. Arrange boiled bagels on baking sheet. Glaze tops with egg white, and sprinkle with your choice of toppings.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 20 to 23 minutes, until browned.

You can also make a honey cinnamon cream cheese to go with these. 

All you need it a brick of cream cheese, 2 tbsps honey, and a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon.  Mix together. It helps to soften your cream cheese first, so it mixes better.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Boneless Buffalo Chicken

2 Boneless Chicken Breasts ( I just cut mine off the bone because they were .99cents a lb.)
 Flour, enough to coat chicken
2 Tbsp. Crisco
3 Tbsp. Margarine
8 Tbsp. Lousiana Hot sauce
8 Tbsp. Margarine
1 1/2 Tbsp. White Vinegar
1 Clove Garlic, Diced
1/2 Tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Dice up Chicken into bite size cubes.  In a ziploc baggie, toss Flour in with chicken and coat.
Heat crisco and butter.  Add chicken and cook until done, turning pieces over halfway through.  In the meantime, saute garlic with the butter, then add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for about 5 minutes.  Pour over chicken.  For added flavor, toss some crumbled bleu cheese over hot chicken and serve with ranch dressing.

 This recipe came to me in a pinch.  I didn't have any buffalo sauce of which I usually buy the .99 kind.  I also didn't have oil, so I went with criso and butter. This chicken is delicious, and I wish I had some waiting for me now.  Instead, I need to go start on our dinner now...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Red, White & Bleu Potato Salad

 It's been, what feels like, a long time since I had time to post anything.  I hope everyone is doing well. 

2 lbs Red potatoes Diced
1 Ripe Tomato Diced
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
3 Tbsp White Vinegar
Fresh Chives
1 1/2 oz or more of Crumbled Bleu Cheese
Salt and pepper

Boil Red potaoes in salted water for about 10 minutes.  Cook until still a little firm.  Drain, and cool.
In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil.  Add tomatoes and bleu cheese to the potatoes.  Pour vinegar mixture over top and stir. Serve, yum!

What have you made lately?

Spicy Pasta de-la-creme

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Roasted Whole Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

 All you need is a Whole Chicken, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, and Famous Dave's Chicken and Pork Seasoning, or your favorite blend.

Rinse Chicken and pat dry. Mix and Spread the mixture above, over all of the surface. You can marinate it for a couple hours, but I didn't have the time and mine turned out sooo tender.

Oven to 450F degrees.  Roast for 20 minutes.  Do not put on foil.  You won't need it.  This high temperature seals in the juices. Then turn it to 375F degrees for 40 Minutes to an hour.  My chicken was about 3.5lbs. To test for doneness you can put in a thermometer or pull on a leg an see if it easily pulls away.  I did not stuff my chicken so, if you do, please do not follow the cooking times, as it will take your bird longer.

Most assuredly an awesome chicken dinner.  We ate the chicken breast, and it was fork tender.  Enjoy!
Pacing...where's my chicken!

Roasted Carrots

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Number Puzzle Redo with Modpodge

 I love these things. I can't explain why.
The wooden number puzzle had some wear to it.  I saw this as an opportunity to make them even more colorful.  My daughter loves these too, though she's still learning you can do more than just take the numbers off and spread them throughout the living room.

With some Modpodge, and scrapbook paper, we got this:
 Did I mention a lot of cutting! shew!
I got the paper for $0.10 cents at Joann Fabrics.
 What do you think? 

 Baby Time Waster

Day 2

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Coffee Bean Tea Light holder

I recently ventured into Hobby Lobby after a 2 year hiatus.  I found this glass for $1.99 on sale half off.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it at the time.

I like Coffee beans for many things.  We have a Pod Coffee Machine Now (a Keurig) so we don't have much use for whole beans.  I don't even own a grinder.  I put these into with some vanilla tealights I had.  Looks pretty nice, and not flammable.  I bet the rocks you can find at craft stores would be great too.

Day 1 Squash

Reclaimed Wood Bench

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