Sunday, August 19, 2018

Frosted Zucchini Bread



Zucchini harvest in full bloom

ingredients: 
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup apple sauce
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups grated zuchinni
2 1/2 cup flour all purpose 
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 nutmeg

ingredient for frosting:
1 8 oz cream cheese soften
1/2 cup butter soften
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Pre heat oven 350
Bake 35 to 40 minutes
9x13 pan size spray with nonstick oil

In large bowl beat ,eggs,vegetable oil, applesauce, sugar,  vanilla, and brown sugar.set to the side.

Dry ingredients go in  an other bow l.
Flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, Fold into wet ingredients adding zucchini. Pour into 9x13 pan, and bake.

Frosting
Blend butter and cream cheese until smooth, add powdered sugar and vanilla.



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Knitted Braided Cable Throw

Supplies:
Finished size 50"x 60"

Yarn
3000 yards bone color yarn

Needle Size

US 13 circular needles

ABBREVIATIONS
k knit
p purl
sl slip stitch
cn cable needle
sts stitches
c/o cast on
bo/bind off

Top boarder
Cast on 147 stitches
2x2 ribbing for 10 rows

ROW 1-  K6 [K3, P9, K3] REPEAT 9 TIMES K6

ROW 2-  K6 [P3, K9, P3] REPEAT 9 TIMES K6

ROW 3-  K6, [K3, P9, K3] REPEAT 9 TIMES K6

ROW 4- K6 [P3, K3,SLIP NEXT 3 STICTHES TO CHAIN NEEDLE HOLDER, AND HOLD TO THE BACK, KNIT 3 ,THEN KNIT THE 3 FROM THE CHAIN HOLDER NEEDLE. P3] REPEAT 9 TIMES, K6

ROW 5- K6 [K3, P9, K3] REPEAT 9 TIMES K6

ROW 6- K6 [P3, K9, P3] REPEAT 9 TIMES K6

ROW 7- K6 [K3, P9, K3] REPEAT 9 TIMES K6

ROW 8- K6 [[P3, SLIP NEXT 3 STITCHES TO CHAIN NEEDLE HOLDER TO THE FRONT K3, THEN K3 FROM CHAIN HOLDER, K3, P3] REPEAT 9 TIMES, K6 

REPEAT THESE 8 ROWS UNTIL THROW MEASURES 58' FROM CAST ON STITCHES.

BOTTOM BORDER-2'X2'  RIBBING FOR 10 ROWS. 

BIND OFF WEAVE IN THE ENDS, TRY TO CHANGE YARNS AT THE END OF ROWS.





Pattern created by Gena Shaffer found on Raverly.




Peppa Pig Theme Birthday Party

This cake was so easy to make.
frost with ganache in between the layer. 
Flood the top with ganache. 
 Glue kit kat bars on the side with ganache.
Place shredded coconut in  a baggie with green food coloring for grass.
Place rubber Peppa Pig toys for decorations.
My daughter in law Stacy did a beautiful job decorating!

Cute little Peppa Pig ears attached to her hat. 


Peppa Pig Pinata

My grand daughter Rosalynn adores Peppa Pig everything Peppa!
I will show you how I made Peppa Pig pinata for her.

Supplies:
 news paper
pink , and red  crepe party streamers
wire
1/3 cups flour
2 cupswater
white paper for eyes
1 dowel for star wand
card stock for star, eyes, and cheeks 
2 balloons one for head one for the body
paper cup for snout
Tape

PASTE RECIPE
2 cups water placed in small sauce pan. 1/3 cup flour mix well. Place on stove top till thickens , and comes to a boil. Remove from heat let cool.This is your glue for the whole project.


Blow up balloon one the size you want for body, the other balloon size you want for head.

Cut news paper into 1x8 inch strips, paste onto balloons. 
 Five layers deep.  
Let dry over night. 
They will dry hard like a shell.  
Take a sharp knife poke into harden shell popping balloon underneath. 
For the larger balloon cut an opening 3x4 inches wide big enough to fit your hand inside.
Do the same for the head.

Wire the head to the body. 
Place wire for arms and legs making them twice as long as the finished legs and arms.
Crumple news paper to make arms and legs wrapping the extra length of wire around to hold newspaper in place.
Place in large bowl makes easier to maneuver.
Tape paper cup for snout.
Peppa Pig only has 3 fingers on her hands.
Roll part of crepe streamers in to 4 inches around your hand.
cut 1/8 of inch slits all the way across, 
Curl bottoms and paste to pinata.
Made crown, star, eyes, and cheeks out of card stock, 
Fill with candy when done. Enjoy!

Check out my dinosaur and Elmo pinatas. I have better details on the construction.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Variable Star Quilt

I have found the most excellent quilting teacher, she is humorous, up beat, and relaxed. Angela Walters from the Midnight Quilting Show makes quilting look so easy. This is my first try at anything like this i mostly do applique quilting. I was very pleased with her instructions check her out she's on youtube.

front view very tricky to put together.




Friday, August 11, 2017

Strawberry Rhurbarb Pie

Ingredients for pie filling:
3 1/2 cups of fresh rhubarb peeled and cut into 1 inch sections
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 cup cornstarch
One 21 oz can of strawberry pie filling
2 tablespoon real butter

                                                    Add rhubarb, corn starch, and sugar in a bowl.
                                                    Add can of strawberry pie filling, mix well place into pie crust.


                                         Don't forget the butter before sealing the pie crust on top.Brush egg white
                                          mix on top of crust, Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 50 minuted or
                                          till brown.


Ingredients for pie crust: Or use store bought one
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/3 icy cold water
1 cup shortening
egg white [remaining egg white with a tablespoon of water]beaten well

 Place flour , salt , sugar. and shortening in large bowl. Using pastry blender, until dough resembles small marbles.
In a measuring cup add 1/3 cup of water, egg yolk, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, mixing well. add to flour mixture, mix until dough comes together do not over mix, or you will get a tough pie crust. Roll out 2 circles of  dough to fit a 9 inch pie pan. Place fruit filling in pie, brush egg whites on pie crust. Bake for 50 minutes for @ 375 degrees.
I have picture tutorial for pie crust under Lemon Merinque Pie  for those of you that like to see pictures.

Rich Chocolate Pudding made with chocolate chips

Ingredients:
1 bag  milk chocolate chips
4 cups milk
4 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla



In a medium size sauce pan place 4 cups milk, and 4 tablespoons cornstarch.  Stirring till it comes to a boil. Take off the heat. Stir in the whole bag of milk chocolate chips till melted. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Allow to cool.






Enjoy sparingly it's very rich.