Friday, December 11, 2009

Fruit Dip Recipe

Okay, here's the recipe:
3 Gala or Honeycrisp apples (cored & peeled)
1 cup strawberries
3- kiwis (ripe)
2 T Orange Juice
1/8 to 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 T raspberry jam
Chop the fruit until fine, but still somewhat chunky (not pureed), I used my food processor. Mix with other ingredients. Chill until ready to use.

About 8-10 flour tortillas
Cut tortillas into chip size, dip in melted butter (optional), then sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over them. Arrange on cookie sheet, do not overlap. Bake at 400 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Makes about 8-10 servings.

I doubled my recipe for quilt night, but only did 6 tortillas - probably could have used more.

Okay, now it is every one else's turn!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Sorry about the delay... I got sick, then worked on costumes... so without further ado here is October's show and tell.

Our quilt squares made by a few.

Some quilt tops:

A work in progress:

J's fabulous new quilting room:

Perhaps go here to view more pictures:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

August Show-n-Tell

First we showed:

Then we told...

Look at all those variations of the flying geese block.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

One "sew" fun ride

Need I say more?

Riding a wave of compassion

This is one of the floats for the Days of '47 parade. It is made entirely of quilts which are to be donated to a local organization after the parade. Just thought it was a unique idea to use quilts for everything.

Friday, July 17, 2009

July Show-n-Tell

Another great night where we learned french knots or how to do frizzy hair. We learned a little more applique and ate some very yummy poppy seed cake. We showed our progress on our angels and everyone was at a different stage:

Can't wait to see them all. We also showed some other projects that are being worked on. Look at those fun colors and patterns.

Now here's to finishing them. . .

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Two Fun Websites

Here are the two websites I was talking about last night for free block of the month programs.

Bunny Hill has the cutest basket BOM that you can applique or embroider and both patterns are given. You can find the patterns here. Click on the Basket BOM on the right side. Her blog is very fun to read as well.

The next one is an embroidery block of the month called Shabby Roses and they are very beautiful. Her blog is also very fun to read and you can find it here.

I hope you enjoy them. Please feel free to share the things you find as well!!

Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is from my daughter-in-love Katie's grandma. It never fails.
Cream together:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
Add 2 eggs and beat well
Add 3-4 mashed ripe bananas (I always use four and I leave some of them in small chunks.)
Stir in:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Pour into 2 greased and floured bread pans - should not be more than 2/3 full
Bake at 325 degrees for about 50 minutes, or until toothpick poked inside comes out clean

Frosting: Stir about 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar with 2-3 T of lemon juice until frosting consistency and spread on top of completely cooled bread.

The bread is fine without the frosting, but so much better with it.
Here is the recipe for the Poppy Seed Citrus Cake we had last night:
1 lemon cake mix
3 eggs
1 1/3 cups orange juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1-2 Tbl poppy seeds
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1 tsp grated orange peel
Combine the cake mix, eggs, orange juice and oil; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in poppy seeds, lemon and orange peel. Pour into a well-greased and floured 10-in fluted tube pan. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
2 cups powdered sugar
3-5 Tbl orange juice
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth. Drizzle over cake and sprinkle with lemon and orange peel
This recipe came from the Taste of Home website - a GREAT place to find very good recipes!

Monday, June 22, 2009

June Show-n-Tell

H showed us her new carseat cover and matching blanket:
H also showed us two baby quilts she has done:
J showed us this beauty:
And then showed us this journal and gave us an idea to use the journal for quilts that you make by putting in scraps of material you have used and writing why you chose the fabrics or pattern or even thoughts you might have as you are assembling the quilt.

J showed us a new way to do applique and by the end of the night most of us had at least one angel wing sewn down. And what would the night be without treats? Well, L brought a delicious carrot cake and J made a very tasty banana bread. Feel free to post those recipes.