Guinea Pig Toy

7 Apr

This was a birthday gift for my new beau.  It’s a reminder that he ate this animal (member of the mouse family) last year on a vacation in Peru.

I found a cute pattern on the Dolls and Daydreams website.  Here’s my version, using two different kinds of fake fur fabric.*

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These are some dolls on the pattern website.

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*fake fur makes a big mess when you cut it, so wear a mask over your nose and face.

Best Cake-like Brownies

23 Feb

Cakey Brownies

This recipe uses cocoa powder and chocolate chips in the batter, for perfect results.  Baking temperature and timing are crucial, or these treats will burn!

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Trump Soap: After you use it, you feel dirty.

29 Oct

 

I found a bag of these bars at a thrift store today and couldn’t resist buying it for gifts.

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Shakshuka

3 Sep

This is my version of the popular Israeli/Middle Eastern comfort food.

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And here are some photos of the dish in progress.

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And here’s the feast!

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Coleslaw with Brussels Sprouts

2 Feb

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Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage and Carrot slaw is a delicious and tangy salad.
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
• 3 T olive oil
• juice of 1 fresh lemon
• 2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp pepper
• 1 tsp dry mustard powder
• 2 tsp sugar
• 1 cup Brussels Sprouts, shredded
• 1 1/2 cups cabbage, shredded
• 1 1/2 cups carrots, shredded
• 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
Instructions
1. In a large mixing bowl whisk oil, lemon juice, salt, sugar, pepper and mustard powder until smooth.

2. Toss in the Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots and green onion. Stir well and let marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour or more before serving.

Bolero in Kureyon

17 Aug

This is a free pattern that was originally found on the Wool Needlework website.

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Brazil Nut Bread

8 Mar

Yesterday I baked a great new bread which is a variation of the Yogurt Yeast Bread.  I added 3/4 cup of ground fresh brazil nuts.  The best way to grind these nuts is by adding 3/4 cup of  bread flour to the nuts in a food processor.  Then add the flour/nut mixture to the bread recipe when you are adding the dry ingredients.

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