Friday, August 14, 2015

Mitering Tool

I saw this on a blog on Monday night--ordered one Tues. a.m. and got it yesterday.  I will never have to dread the corners again!!!

Pardon the chair.  The set is in my craft room and were my great grandparents.  Have to get them recovered.

Doll Quilts

I made these 3 doll quilts for a charity.  They will be given out for Christmas with a crib or cradle.  My first time at free motion---granted it is just a line through 2 of them.  Quilts are perfect but hope they give some happiness to a little girl.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Fast and Easy Meatballs

24 oz package frozen meatballs
1.35 oz package onion soup mix
12 oz. bottle beer or non alcoholic beer
In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low. Simmer until meatballs are heated through, about 20-25 minutes. 

Serves 8


Don't forget to decorate your mailbox for the holidays.  Alittle greenery with pinecones tied in.

Line a walkway with mason jars filled with rock or Epsom salt and put in a votive candle to light the way.

Don't forget to have an elf of some type out and moved around daily to spy on the kids.

When our kids were little we would decorate the tree and that night we would order pizza and then eat by the lights on the tree and around the cabinets and doors with candlelight.  They always looked forward to that.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


For your silverware wrap in colorful napkins and tie up with bakers twine. Then lay on a tray on put in a basket.

Slam Dunk Vegetable Dip

2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup onion chopped
3/4 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
8 drops hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon curry powder

Mix all ingredients together and chill.

Makes about 2 cups.

By the time I was ready to try this it was all gone.  They said they use it as a condiment on sandwiches too.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Peppery Olive Focaccia

2 1-lb loaves frozen bread dough thawed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1/3 cup black or green olives chopped ( amount to your taste)
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Lightly grease a 15X10 jelly roll pan. Pat and stretch dough to fit into pan.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle with remaining ingredients.  Allow to rise at room temperature for one hour.  Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes until golden.  Cut into squares.

Serves 8 to 12

Another one to try for my olive loving people