my obessesion

my  obessesion
To live a creative life ,we must lose our fear of being wrong
Joseph Chilton Pearce

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bonus Recipes:Paula Deen's:Hearty Vegetable Soup

Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine (Winter comfort food issue, January February 2010)

Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon of butter
1 cup of thinly sliced carrots
1 small zuccini sliced lenghwise
and cut crosswise into thin slices
1/2 cup onion
2 cups tightly packed fresh baby spinach
2 cups(14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil,garlic,and oregeno
2 cups chicken broth
1   (15-ounce) can Northern beans,drained
 1 cup frozen cut green beans,thawed
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1.In a Dutch oven ,melt butter over medium heat .  Add carrots,zucchini and  onion
cook stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 min or until vegetables are tender( more like an 1hour on low heat total
Add sinach stirring until wilted.
2.Add diced tomatoes,broth beans green beans,pepper and salt.Bring to boil :reduce heat and simmer.

For more of her recipes go here.

Variation
I omitted the spinach and Northern beans (my kids wouldn't have eaten it) I substituted.  Italian
style vegetables which has the zucchini and Italian style green beans and for a little more
something I pute 1-2 teaspoons of garlic salt and 1-2 teaspoons of curry powder.  (Birda Mae was
from Louisiana and  she use to season everything except the baked goods, so I  believe I got from
my grandmother )

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Whatcha Makin' Wed Dec28th-30

PhotobucketWell hello all you crafty people!
If you have more than one project( or recipes) you would like to share  feel free to post it here! Up to 3 projects.(Projects can be home decor, room makeovers,anything you made with mod podge etc...)

1.  Grab my button in the sidebar

2. a worded link in the post is acceptable(i.e.www.scrapaddict4sure.com)

3.  If you post my button in your sidebar that's fine as long as you link back to me
(also if you have a mixed media,art journal , cards, sewing projects as long as you made it
it's ok here(Assuming it's family friendly).  I will be taking next week off but Whatcha Makin' Wed
will pick back up 1/11/11. You guys have made this year special and thanks for sharing my
journey on this creative adventure I call my life! I will still post recipes, art journal pages and if I am lucky
a scrapbook page!Have a blessed,safe,and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Creole Shrimp Pasta

Ingredients:                                                        
1 1/2 pounds unpeeled, medium size shrimp
2 teaspoons  Creole seasoning
12 ounces of uncooked Fettuccine pasta
2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
4 green onions sliced
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 teaspoon of hot sauce
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup(2 ounces)freshley grated Parmesan cheese

Peel shrimp, and devein   If desired . Toss shrimp with creole seasoning set aside.
Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Keep warm

Melt butter in alrge skillet over medium-high heat; add shrimp, and cook,stirring constantly, 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. .  Remove shrimp from skillet .Add greem pmopms amd garlic to skillet; saute 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.   Reduce heat to medium ;stir in cream and hot sauce.  Bring to a boil;reduce heat; and simmer, stirring constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened.  Stir in shrimp and parsley.  Toss with pasta  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Serve immediately.

Variations
1.   You can substitute 3  chicken breasts for the shrimp and use penne pasta instead of the fetticcine
2.   You can omit the whipping cream and butter . Use Ragu light Parmesan Alfredo sauce if you are cutting calories.  Substitute linguine for  fettuccine.
This week we are linked up to :Hearth and Soul,Tuesday Night Supper club,Tasty Tuesdays,Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays,Delectable Tuesdays,Whatcha Makin' Wed

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bonus Recipe:Mexican Cornbread

                                                                          I got this image from Here

Ingredients:
6oz.(1 1/2 cups )shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs ,slightly beaten
1(8.5-oz)can cream style corn
1(4-oz) can chopped green chiles
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375o f.  Generously grease pan1 11/2 quart casserole.  In large bowl, combine cheese,oil,eggs,corn and chiles; blend well.
  2. In small bowl, combine cornmeal,flour,baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.  Add to cheese mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Pour into greased casserole.
  3. Bake at 375oF. for 40 to 50 minutes or until cornbread is deep golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 10  minutes;remove from casserole.  Serve warm.
Variations:
First variation  I used diced jalepenos instead of the chiles, montery  and mild cheddar cheese and  cream style corn.
Second variation I used diced jalepenos , sharp cheddar cheese and regular corn out of the can.
I messed up the temperature on the the First one so the second of course will be my favorite!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Whatcha Makin Wed Dec 21-23

Photobucket   As you can see by my previous post I have made up with my friend
chocolate.  I went to the gym yesterday so I guess I will be back tommrow  I also thought the truffles would make a great gift. Enough about me .  If you would like to post links to your latest recipe ,sewing project,
Christmas crafts,mixed media project ,photos,etc...Then you have definitely come to the right place.If you
are one of those multi talented people( like me) you may have more than one project going and that's encouraged here .  You may post up to 3 (as long as it's Family Friendly)   All I ask is

a)  Grab my button  in the sidebar

b) A worded link in your project is acceptable(Ie. www.scrapaddict4sure.com

c)Have fun and if you would like to post two or 3 of the same thing Ie. ( 3 recipes, 3 sewing projects)
That's fine also as long as it's not more





Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Paula Deen's Chocolate Truffles

                                                                 I got this image from here

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 7(4-ounce) semisweet chocolate,chopped and divided
  • 2Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all vegetable shortening



  1. In a small saucepan,heat cream over medium heat until tiny bubbles form.
  2. In a large bowl,place5 chopped chocolate bars Pour cream over chocolate,and stir in butter.  Cover
  3. and chill about 4 hours or until firm enough to roll.  Roll into aobut 21(1 1/2inch ) balls Chill about 1hour until firm.
  4. In a large bow.,combine remaining 2 chopped chocolate bars and shortening.  Microwave on High in 30 second intervals,stirring between each ,until melted smooth(about1 1/2 minutes total.)
  5. Using a fork,dip each ball in melted chocolate mixture.  Shake off excess,and place on a wire rack.  Spoon excess melted chocolate mixture into a pastry bag with a small opening,and pipe swirls on each truffle. Let truffles stand  until chocolate sets.  Store ,covered in freezer.
This recipe is linked to:Hearth and Soul,Tuesday Night Supper Club,Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays.Tasty Tuesdays andWhatcha Makin Wed

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Creative Thearpy:Catalyst 125 Write a love letter

 I wrote my love letter to chocolate. This part of what it says
My love letter to chocolate.Dear chocolate I just dont have the words to describe my adoration for you.
There's more but basically I am actually saying good bye my face is starting to break out  so I am not eating it as much!   The papers ,brads, and frame was from Sei Mimosa line (They had a clearance it's best to go to Sei )   The paint is from Hobby Lobby and Walmart.  I also got some paint brushes and that artist sponge I used in this piece from Hobby Lobby .Thank 
God my scanner still works.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Whatcha Makin Wed(Dec 14-16th)

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good morning all you really cool creative people out there!My keyboard went out on me this morning so I am
posting this from the public library.   Since I have a limited amount of time to be on the computer,I may not be able to respond as quickly as I normally do .  I apologize for any inconvience me posting so early has created.   If you have a recipe or two you would like to share,or decorating,  sewing or all the above feel
free to post your links here. If you are one of those really cool creative people who has more than one thing
going you can post up to 3 links to your projects.It doesn't even have to be recent.  The point is to show off
whatever you made(as long as it's family friendly).  All I ask is that a:

1.Grab my button from the sidebar and post it on your blog.

2.  A worded link in your project is acceptable(I.e. http://www.scrapaddict4sure.com/)

3.Have fun!(Has to be something you made by hand ,mixed media,art journals ,and photos are welcome,too)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner : Refrigerator Sweet Muffins

                                               I got this image from here

Ingredients:
41/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
2 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs

1.  In large bowl,combine flour, brown sugar,sugar,baking powder baking soda and salt;mix well.
Add buttermilk,oil vanilla and eggs;stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Batter can be baked immediately or stored in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

2.  When ready to bake, heat oven to 375oF.  Grease bottoms onl of desired number of muffin cups or line paper baking cups .Sitr batter; fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full.

3.  Bake at 375o F.  for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove from pan.   Serve warm.
My variation: 1/2 cup of dried cranberries, 11/2 cups of sugar (ran out of brown sugar) and 1/2 cup walnuts.
Other Variations:
Chocolate chips:Fold in 1/3 cup minature semi-sweet chocolate chips
Staples  sold me a Usb cord that does fit my Canon but doesn't work I am already frustrated with Best buy
any hoo.  I got this recipe from
Pillsbury Best Muffins and Quick Breads Cookbook: Favorite Recipes from America's Most-Trusted Kitchen This is my go to book for quick breads I love it because they  include variations.
This recipe is linked up to:Cookbook Sundays,Hearth and Soul,Tuesday Night Supper Club,Tempt my Tummy Tuesday,Tasty Tuesday,Menu Inspiration Monday,Just Something I Whipped Up andWhatcha Making Wed

Creative Thearpy :Catalyst 124

This challenge was from Creative Thearpy Catalyst124 What makes you Happy?  
A few of the things were:
1.My kids
2.Love without falsness
3.Hot Chocolate
4.Anything with chocoloate
5.Art Journaling
6.My friends
7. A sale at Hobby Lobby
8.  Did I mention chocolate

Catalyst 125 is Write a love letter, shockingly mine will be to chocolate!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bonus Recipe:Red Curry Shrimp

I got this image from here
In a large saucepan simmer one 14 fl ounce can Thai Kitchen Premium Coconut Milk
with 1/2 teaspoon to 1 Tablespoon Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add 1 to 2Tablespoons of Thai Kithcne Premium Fish Sauce,2 Tablespoons brown sugar,1/2 cup frozen peas
or other vegetables and 1/3 cup water.  Simmer 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
Stir in 1/2 pound of fresh shrimp and continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes,until shrimp are cooked.
Garnish with fresh basil and cilantro.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Whatcha Makin Wed Dec7-9th

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Good morning fellow creative people! If you are looking to post links to your photos, recipes,craft, sewing,decorating projects.  Then you are definitely in the right place.If you are like me you may have more than one project going.  So feel free to post up to 3(no more than or it will be deleted)

A few things:

1.  Grab my button in the sidebar.

2. A worded link in your project is acceptable(i.e www.scrapaddict4sure.com)

3Have fun but please don't post something that isn't family friendly or not  handmade or I will be forced to delete it.

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner: Simple Sweet and Sour Chicken

                                             I got the image from here

Ingredients

1(101/2-oz.) pkg. frozen chicken niggets
1  tablespoon oil
1 green bell pepper, cut into squares
1 small onion, cut into wedges
1/2 cup  purchased sweet and sour sauce
1(8-oz) can pineapple chunks in unsweetened juice, undrained

1. Prepare chicken nuggets as directed on package.
2. Mean while , heat oil in medium skillet over medium high heat until hot.   Add bell pepper and onion; cook and stir until crisp -tender.  Stir in sweet and sour sauce and pineapple; cook untill thoroughly heated .   Serve over  chicken nuggets.  I got the recipe from this cookbook.


Pillsbury: One-Dish Meals Cookbook: More Than 300 Recipes for Casseroles, Skillet Dishes and Slow-Cooker Meals I am linking this recipe to :www.girlichef.com,Tuesday Night Supper club,Tasty Tuesdays,Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays,and Whatcha Makin Wed.

I went to Best buy to get another Usb  cord they said what they have online is different from what they actually had in the store(Even though I had called that location a week before they said they have them) all that to say until I get another one I will have to find images so this one doesn't match.  I would recommend not using the pineapples in this recipe.  Unless you really like that extremely  tangy taste.(and this is coming from someone who use to put salt on her sour pickles!).  Using the nuggets did cut down on the time but I will
probably use chicken tenders  that I've fried and I prefer Kraft Sweet and Sour ( Or Lachoy's duck sauce
a little less tangy more orange flavored)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Whatcha Making Wed Nov 30-Dec2

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Good afternoon everybody if you are looking for the place to link up your latest recipes, room makeovers,sewing projects,photos, crafts etc.....  Then you are deinitely in the right place.  Also I wanted
to mention if you have more than one project(or recipe) than feel free to post up to 3 . I am really looking forward to seeing the creativity that's out there.  I am always inspired by you guys so this is your chance to show off your skills.(As long as it's familly friendly!)  I dont really do themes it really is your show , just a few things:

1.  Grab my button on the sidebar!

2.  A worded link in your recipe or project is ok ,too(I.e www.scrapaddict4sure.com)

3.  Most of all have fun.

I want to also thank everyone who participated last week I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy
day to link up with me!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Slow Cooker Cornbread Dressing

Southern Living 2005 Annual Recipes: Every 2005 recipe -- Over 900! 


  • 41/2 cups  cornbread crumbs
  • 1(16-ounce) package herb stuffing mix
  • 2(103/4ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2(14 ounce) cans low -sodium chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter,cut up

  1. Stir together frist 10 ingredients
  2.  Pour cornbread mixture into a lightly greased 5 1/2 or 6 quart  slow cooker. Dot with butter.
  3. Cook,covered on LOW 4 hours or until cooked through and set Makes 12 to 16 servings
I used the Heb brand of cornbread( last year I used Jiffy) and I used the Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned
Stuffing Mix but I prefer the Stove Top stuffing for this because they have several flavors to choose from.  I made Pineapple Ham , mashed potatoes, string beans, and Cranberry-Coconut Pound Cake to go with it .
To cut down my cooking time I bought the rolls and a Marie Callendar's   Thaw and Serve Pie. I am thinking about making this a Thanksgiving Tradition . Any suggestions? I got this image fromwww.recipe.com
This recipe is linked up to :



Bonus Recipe:Peking Pecans

Prep 5 minutes cook:8to 10 min Makes 4 cups        I got this image from here

6 tablespoons butter
1 pound pecan halves(about 4 cups)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 300oF.  Put butter in a large baking pan and set in oven until melted.  Add pecans and toss to coat . Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until nuts just start to brown.

2. Let cool for a minute or two , then toss with soy sauce,salt and pepper to taste until well mixed. Serve slightly
 warm or at room temperature.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Whatcha Makin'Wed. Nov 23-27th

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If your are looking to post links to your latest recipes, room makeovers, home decor, sewing projects,things
you like  to do with Mod Podge thing you came to the right place as long as it's family friendly you may post it.
Just a few things:

Grab my button
a worded link in the project is fine(I e. www.scrapaddict4sure.com)

Have fun.

I would like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy week to post here again I say thank you.



Monday, November 22, 2010

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Alfredo Shrimp and Linguine

Pillsbury: One-Dish Meals Cookbook: More Than 300 Recipes for Casseroles, Skillet Dishes and Slow-Cooker Meals

Ingredients:

  • 8oz.uncooked linguine broken into thirds
  • 11/2 cups frozen sweet peas
  • 3/4 cups refrigerated light Alfredo sauce
  • 1/4 cup fat-free halfand half or skim milk
  • 1lb. shelled deveined, cooked medium shrimp
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper 
In large saucepan, cook linguine to desired doneness as directed on package, addding peas. during  last 2-3minutes of cooking time. Pour into colandar to drain.

In same saucepan over low heat, combine Alfredo sauce,half and half, shrimp ,basil and pepper, mix well.  Add cooked linguine and peas; cook2 to 4 minutes or until throughly heated, stirring constantly.

I know this called for the fat free half and half but I used the regular and I added some garlic salt so it wouldn't be  bland but  2 out of my 3 kids ate it so that's a pretty good ratio!   I recently got this cookbook from the half price  book store ,I also promised myself to actually cook from it before I bought anymore so Cookbook Sundays will be right up my alley! (See the links).  For those of you who are visiting my blog for the first time welcome .My Usb cord is out so I will have to borrow images until I get that new one. I got the image fromwww.myrecipes.com and this recipe is linked to

www.girlichef.com,Just something I Whipped up,Tuesday night supper club,www.blessedwithgrace.net ,cookbook sundays@Brenda'sCanadianKitchen and
a beautiful mess

Puffy Cheese Pastries(Bonus Recipe:Holiday Edition)

Paula Deen'S Holiday, Special 2008 Issue This recipe is from the Nov/Dec 2010 5th Anniversary not the 2008 I just wanted an image

Ingredients:
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup finely  chopped pecans
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2(17.3-ounce) boxes frozen puff pastry thawed
1 large egg lightly beaten

1. In a medium bowl, combine cheeses,pecans and paprika.
2.On a lightly floured surface, rollout each sheet of puff pastry into a 12x10inch rectangle. Brush each with lightly beaten egg. Sprinkle  cheese mixture evenly over each rectangle,leaving 1/2 inch border.  Roll up each pastry jelly roll fashion,beginning with long side,pressing edges to seal .  Wrap each roll in heavy duty plastic
wrap,, and refrigerate for atleast 1 hour or up to 2 days.
3. Preheat oven to 425o . Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
4. Unwrap rolls, and cutinto 1/4 inch thick slices.  Place on prepared baking sheets, adn bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown  Let cool on pans ,and cool on wire racks . Serve warm or at room temperature

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Whatcha Makin' Wed Nov 16-Nov 18th

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Hello all you creative people it's that time of week again.  If you want to post links to your recipes,Holiday decorations, sewing projects, photos, whatever you made this week (As long as it's family friendly) then you have come to the right place
Just a few things

a) Grab my  button on the sidebar .

b) a worded link in your project is ok,too (i.e. www.scrapaddict4sure.com)

c) Have fun

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Baked Potato Soup

Hi everyone my usb cord went out in the Canon Power Shot and the Sony cyber shot was already out .  I wasn't worried at first because I called Best Buy to get another one.  They didn't carry Sony one but they had a Universal  one that was in my price range. Long story short when I got to the one by my house they didn't have that but some other device.  I borrowed this image fromwww.recipe.com which also had their version.
I used the recipe fromThe Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook anyway on to the recipe

Prep time 15 minutes  Cook 1 hour and 12 minutes(You can boil the potatoes like I did to cut down your cooking time)

Ingredients:
4 large baking potatoes
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup all-pupose flour
6cups of milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1 1/2 cups (6ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese,divided
12 slices bacon cooked crumbled and divided
4 green onions ,chopped and divided
1 8 ounce carton sour cream


  • Wash pottaoes; prick several times with a fork.  Bake at 400o degrees for 1 hour or until done;cool
  • Cut pottoaes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and reserve. Discard shells
  • Melt butter ina Dutch oven over low heat; add flour,stirring until smooth. Cook1 minute, stirring constantly.   Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat , stirring constantly,until thickened and bubbly.
Stir in potato,salt,pepper,1 cup cheese , 1/2 cup bacon, and 2 tablespoons green oninons; cook until heated (do not boil).Stir in sour cream; cook just until heated(do not boil), Sprinkle servings with remaining cheese, bacon and green onions.  Yield; 10 cups.


Variations: I cooked this soup twice because I had bought alot of sour cream and I didn't want it to go to waste.  I used 2 cups of 2% milk and 4 cups of Half and half, and a combination of Mexican cheese and Sharp Cheddar.It was really creamy and I loved it.
The second time I used 3 cups of 1% milk and 2 3/4 cups of Half and Half and 1/4 cup of Chicken broth
because I ran out of the other milk and had to buy more.  This wasn't as creamy; but still good but be careful not to boil  or it will be very scorchy!
I am linking up with www.girlichef.com,www.blessedwithgrace.net,www.weloveiowa.blogspot.comandwww.fudgeripple.blogspot.com  Plus since I feel a little guilty for not being to upload pictures  I have a Bonus Recipe below this post
from Paula Deen's  latest magazine(Sourdough Apricot  and Pecan Dressing)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sourdough Stuffing with Apricots and Pecans Bonus recipe

Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine (Winter comfort food issue, January February 2010)   My Usb cord  went out so I will have a Bonus recipe until I get another cord for  one or both of my cameras.  The recipe comes from November/December 2010 5th Anniversary Special Edition
which is still on news stands.

Ingredients

6 cups(1/2 inch) cubed sourdough bread(about 3/4 pound)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablesppons butter,divided
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2/3 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon  chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 large eggs,beatean
2cups unsalted chicken  stock

1.Preheat oven to 350o . On a large baking sheet,place bread cubes in a single layer.  Bake 10 minute or until toasted.
2.In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat.  Add onion and celery ,cook 6 minutes or until tender.
3.In a large bowl, combine bread cubes, onion mixture,apricots,pecans, parsley,salt.,pepper,poultry seasoning, eggs and stock.  Spoon mixture into an 11x7inch or a shallow 2-quart baking dish.  Melt remaining 1 Tablespooon butter; drizzle over stuffing . Bake ,unconvered ,35-to 40 minutes or until set , lightly covering with foil  to prevent excess browning during the last 10 minutes of baking time, if necessary.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Whatcha Makin' Wed Nov9th-Nov14

Thanks to everyone that took out the time to post last week. Without further delay
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If you are looking to link up your latest recipe,photos,sewing project,Christmas decorations, or whatever
you felt like making this week then you are definitely in the right place.Just a few things.
1. Grab my button
2.a worded link back to www.scrapaddict4sure.com is ok,too.
3.Most  of all let's have fun with it!

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Prep time 20 minutes  cook time 40 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of butter or margarine,softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1 large egg
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teasoppons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon gound cinnamon
1 cup hot water

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy
Gradually add sugar
beat well.  Add molasses and egg,beat well.
Combine flour and next 4 ingredients;add to butter mixture alternately with hot water,beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Mix at low speed  after each addition until  blended.
Pour batter into a lightly greased and floured 13 x 9inch pan.  Bake at 350o for 35-40 minutes or until
wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.   Cool slightly in a pan on a wire rack.  My batteries went
out on my camera so I got this image fromwww.recipe.com who had a lot of gingerbread recipes to choose from.  I am also linking up to www.girlichef.com,www.blessedwithgrace.net,www.weloveiowa.blogspot.com.
www.somedaycrafts.blogspot.com,andwww.hungerandthirstforlife.blogspot.com

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Whatcha Making Wed Nov3-Nov8

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Good morning creative people!  If you are looking to link up your home decor,recipes, photos , mixed media
or whatever you made this week(As long as it's Family Friendly)  Then you are in the right place.
A few things:

1.Grab my button

2.A worded link in your post is fine example(www.scrapaddict4sure.com)
Leave comments.

3.  Have fun with it this is a way to meet other like minded individuals.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Whatcha Making Wed. Oct26-Oct31


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Good morning all you creative people it's that time of the week again! If you are looking for a place
to link up your recipes, home decor,sewing projects, craft projects ,photos etc.... then you are
in the right place! A few things:

1. Grab my button in the sidebar ( a worded link  posted with your project is fine also)

2. Leave a comment for someone else . Let them know you found their project here.
(who doesn't like postive feedback on your projects. I know I do!)

3.Just have fun with it maybe once we get a few more people (and  a button ) I can feature people here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Honey Sweet Cornbread

3/4 cup plus  tablespoons stone ground cornmeal
6 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons yaupon or other wildflower honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon canola oil

 Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl.  Stir in buttermilk and next 3 ingredient until well blended.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a 9 inch cast iron skillet over medium high heat.  Pour batter into skillet.
Bake at 450o for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden .  Makes 4 to 6 servings.

As you can see by the photo I used a 9x5 inch loaf pan .If you use this pan you have to adjust the cooking time for 30 to 40 minutes and use a toothpick to check the center to see if it's done(Toothpick should be clean) and if you are hard pressed for time you can always add the buttermilk ,honey and the canola oil to
cornbread mix. I am linking up with www.thegirlcreative.com,www.girlichef.com,weloveiowa.blogspot.com,
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Layout:Collage style

I love a layout that is simple and quick!  I am a huge fan of Picasso and Romare Bearden. It's 4:30 am I may have misspelled Mr. Bearden's name in which case I apologize.  I wanted some documentation of this boy's obsession with Batman. I made the mistake of buying Batman Forever and he watched it over and over wearing a blanket  tied around his neck.  My aunt even bought a Batman mask.(I lost that photo when
my computer crashed over the summer)for him to wear which he did with the aforementioned blanket!
We  would go sometimes to Books a Million and get the comics with Batman and Superman. Thanks to the Internet and Marvelkids.com he's more into the Incredible Hulk and Wolverine.  (Thankfully the Transformer
phase didn't last as long as I thought it would). Until next time stay gold.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordish Wed.

This is us on the way to speech thearpy this morning is she cute?
I totally caught her off guard with the one on the bottom.
Dont forget you can link your photos,recipes,craft projects,etc... under this post and the
recipe for the Toffee Cookie Bar is 2 posts down

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Let's party ! Whatcha Making Wed

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look no further!Just a few things:1. Grab my button ( or post  worded link  is fine)
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Toffee cookie bars


1/2-3/4 cups of Heath Toffee Bits
1 package of Cookie mix( I used Krusteaz Mix)
1 egg
1/2 cup of butter softened

Stir Toffee bits,cookie mix and butter in a medium bowl . Stir together unitl dough forms, hand kneading if necessary. Press dough
into a lightlya lightly greased ,8x8x2 inch pan . Pan Bake 23-28 or until light golden brown makes 9-12 bars depending on how you cut this.

I realize this is short . The 8x8x2 inch pan was on sale! Actually the kids like this better than things I've made from scratch! I still got to pack, butI've already started my middle child with speech thearpy and I got to take the youngest back to the doctor so he can sign off
so I thought this was a nice treat for all of us. Ok mostly me that day I was stressed! I am linking up withhttp://www.girlichef.blogspot.com/
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Another layout and Paper studio products

Hobby  Lobby is having a 40 percent off sale this weeek on Paper Studio Products.  I started this layout before my kitchen flooded so I didn't have that much to do to it.
I just added the stickers ,title and journaling and the brads. The brads are from Eyelet outlet and the journaling  
stamp came from Autumn Leaves .  I don't know when I will get some scrapbooking in I have to start packing. They are moving me to another apartment.   Until next time stay gold!

Layout with Paper Studio products

Thank God I started this layout before my Kitchen flooded. The plumbers didn't come back until Tuesday. Hobby Lobby has 40 percent off Paper Studio Products so I was able to get clear stamps(alphabet),stickers and I already had the paper but that's Paper Studio. I put the sticker in the picture so you couldn't see my neighbor's apartment number.
The brads came from eyelet outlet. I dont know when I will get the chance to do another one . I have to start packing since I am transfering to another apartment. I hate packing . Any who stay gold!
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My fondest memoreis in my life are the ones at my grandmother's table.I loved not only the warm,velvety ,slightly sweet 7-up cake, but the affirmation that I was loved. What started out as a creative outlet and a place to honor her loving,generous spirit has evolved into a food blog where I can blather on about recipes, food trends, and basically any food related topic that foodies would like, ....you get the idea. I am sure my family and anyone I've been friendly with for more than 2 minutes will breathe a collective sigh of relief, since I don't have to dump my food conversations on them all the time. Also to mix things up I will share scrapbook pages. I want the blog to refect who I am and what I like to do when apart from being a full time Mama and part time college student.Thank you for sharing this journey of exploration with me.