Monday, October 17, 2011

Projects - Finshed and Unfinished

new mini quilt

New something for my living room.  To hang or not to hang.....

Look at the calves in the background!
 Meet Bertha and Spots

My almost finished baby quilt for Madeline Rae Fairchild

My first real attempt at hand binding something more than a table topper!

First project on the new Janome machine!
A tree skirt for my mom
I need to finish the binding ('s kind of a hot mess right now!)
More pictures to come.....


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 C margarine, softened
1/2 C peanut butter
1/3 C sugar
1/3 C brown sugar, packed
1/2 t baking soda
1 egg
1/2 t vanilla
1 C all purpose flour
1 C oats
1 C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and peanut butter on medium speed until combined.  Add sugar, brown sugar and soda.  Beat until combined, about 3 minutes.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Add flour and oats.  Mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drob by teaspoons on ungreased baking sheet. (to help them flatten, I press with fork)  Bake 10-11 minutes til edges are golden.  Let stand on sheet for 1 minute, move to wire rack to cool. 

I usually double this recipe which yields 5 to 6 dozen cookies! 

My Helper

Rainy Day Off = BAKING!

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

(I credit this recipe to my nephew Reid in Minnesota... he has perfected it!  Thanks Reid!)

3 C Flour
2 1/4 C Sugar
1 1/8 C Oil
1 1/2 C Milk
3 Eggs
1 1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t poppy seed
1 1/2 t almond flavoring
1 1/2 t butter flavoring
1 1/2 t vanilla flavoring
(I also add 1 t lemon flavor to boost up the flavor, but you can leave it out too!)

Mix the above ingredients for 2 minutes.  Pour into 3 greased and floured bread pans.  Bake 50 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees.  After baking, prick the top of the bread with fork.  Mix together the following ingredients in a small bowl:

1/4 C Orange juice
3/4 C Sugar
1/2 t almond flavoring
1/2 t butter flavoring
1/2 t vanilla flavoring

Pour over warm loaves of bread.  Cool on wire racks.  ENJOY!