Saturday, June 2, 2018

Smothered Green Beans


5 (15-oz) cans green beans, drained
1 lb bacon
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1-1/2 tsp garlic powder


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 Pour drained green beans in an ungreased 9x13-inch pan.
3 In a large skillet, cook bacon until almost done but not too crispy. Remove from skillet, drain on paper towel and chop. Sprinkle cooked bacon on top of green beans.
4 Whisk together brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce and garlic powder. Pour over green beans.
5 Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hummingbird Fudge

Makes about 1-1/4 pounds

1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
3 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 ounces white baking chocolate* 
3/4 cup chopped dried pineapples
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
1/2 cup chopped banana chips
2/3 cup toasted pecans, chopped

*Bakers Brand White Baking Chocolate

1. Line an 8 inch loaf pan with foil, letting excess extend over the sides of pan; spray with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with a mixer on medium speed until creamy.  Beat in confectioners sugar, vanilla extract and salt.  Melt chocolate according to package directions.  Gently fold in chocolate, pineapple, coconut and banana chips into cream cheese mixture.  Spread mixture in an even layer in prepared pan.  Sprinkle with pecans, press gently into top.  Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.  Using foil as handles, remove from pan; cut into 1 inch square pieces.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Cajun Cake

2 teaspoons baking soda




Saturday, March 3, 2018

Scottie Dogs and Calico Kittens - Part 2

In Part 1... We started looking at some differences between patchwork, english paper pieced or appliqué styles for quilting.  But we only made it through patchwork piecing, so let move on to english paper piecing and appliqué.  I guess some patchwork designs could be used in paper piecing.

Now my favorite look out of all these, well it's a toss up between english paper piece and appliqué.  

English paper piecing will usually have more sharp crisper lines, where appliqué will usually have more round smoother lines.  Both styles can show a lot of detail with color and presentation.

Here are a few english paper pieced designs.

There are some really talented people out there that express their artistic abilities through fabric piecing like these that I am sharing with you today.

These just warm my heart, scottie dogs have always been one of my favorites.  

Here are a few applique designs.

Quilts can be pieces of art, like these amazing quilts.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Scottie Dogs and Calico Kittens - Part 1

Here are two adorable critters in which you could make a quilt(s).  You can choose whether you would like them assembled in patchwork style, paper pieced or appliqué style.

I found these little critters in several places and a few variations.  If you want directions/tutorial on how make, I think that is a good source one to use.  Both are finished 12 inch block patterns.

Patchwork is probably the most simplistic of all three of these styles, it has a more primative look, and is a good style for beginners.  It just has simple sharp crisp lines and the image will pop with the color combinations.


The Best Tutorial.... Make this easy Pins and Paws with Jenny!  

Here are a couple that I really like below, a more artistic side was use to make these quilts.

I'm not sure where I found a lot of these photos, but right now I would like to take some time and thanks those whom have shared their photos with us to enjoy via the internet.  

Now I haven't even touched on english paper piecing and appliqué yet, so look for Part 2 ... it's coming soon.