Showing posts from March, 2020

Is it Junk? Loaded Potato Skins

All You Need: 12 Russet potatoes, washed Sour Cream 1 lb Shredded Cheese  (I use a mixture of sharp cheddar and the Mexican blend) Olive Oil Salt Pepper 6 oz Bacon bits (homemade or store bought) baking pan aluminum foil oven fork bowl food service gloves (trust me)

Wish Pack Costume Prop

Materials: Worsted weight yarn in: yellow, red, aqua, and white Polyfil Cardboard circles (3-4 inch diameter) 3/4" buttons in yellow, red, and aqua Stitch Marker (place in each ch 1 and move every row after ss) Tapestry needle Scissors Terms to Know: MC - Magic Circle sc - single crochet ch - chain dc - double crochet dc2tog - double crochet two stitches together ss - slip stitch sts - stitches hdc - half double crochet Pattern (written in US terms): Pattern scaled for fit on a toddler. Wish Bubbles (Make one in each Yellow, Red, and Aqua) MC (or Chain 2) Round 1: sc 8 in the ring (or second chain from hook); ss to join Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch, ss to join Round 3: ch 1, *1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch*, repeat around to marker, ss to join Round 4: ch 1, *1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc*, repeat around to marker, ss to join Round 5: repeat Round 4 Round 6: ch 1, sc around, ss to join Round 7: ch 2, *1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc*, repeat around, ss to

Puffy Pancakes

All You Need: For 6 Pancakes: 1/2 cup milk 3 eggs 1/2 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoon butter, melted a bowl and whisk (or a hand blender) an oven a non-stick muffin tin What You Do: Preheat oven to 400°. Combine the milk, eggs, flour, salt, and vanilla in the cup of a hand blender. Pulse until smooth. Very slowly add the melted butter.  Once the mixture is well blended, pour into muffin tin cups (fill about 2/3). Pop in the oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes.  Serve with fresh (or frozen) fruit and whipped cream. Or syrup. Or eat them plain. They're great no matter which way you eat them. The Wordy Bit My daughter loves watching these bake and puff up! I'm trying to figure out a way for them to better maintain their shape once they're out of the oven...they deflate, and it's a little sad. But these are delicious! I'm experimenting with including my Nutrition information on my recipes, so let me know ho

Springtime Cotton Throw

Materials: Caron Cotton Cakes (I used 3) Size J Hook (6.00mm) Tapestry needle (for weaving ends) Scissors Terms to Know: ch - Chain sts - stitches sc - Single Crochet dc - Double Crochet Pattern (written in US terms): Chain 167; Row 1: sc in second chain from the hook, *chain 2 sts, skip 2 sts on starting chain, sc in next two sts*, repeat instructions between *...* until end of row; sc in last stitch; ch 2, turn. Row 2: DC in first stitch, *chain 2, skip 2 sts, DC in next two sc*, repeat *...* until end of row; DC in last stitch; ch 1, turn. Continue alternating row 1 and 2 until desired length. When desired length is reached, bind off and weave in ends. The Wordy Bit This super easy two row repeat works up so fast! If you prefer a bit more "stable" ends on your work, you can insert a row of sc on the starting chain and end--before and after the pattern. This gives a stronger edge to the work. Here's the difference between a thicker edge