Monthly Archives: March 2010

Quick and Easy Knit Wash Cloths: Continued

The second of a series of easy knit wash cloths is complete. Using Paton’s Grace yarn, and US size 5 needles cast on 60 stitches.  Knit the first stitch, move the yarn to the front of the work between the … Continue reading

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Crusty Homemade Bread Bowls Recipe

Crusty Homemade Bread Bowls 6 bread bowls 1 cup water2 3/4 cups bread flour1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine or quick active dry yeast1 egg yolk1 tablespoon water Measure carefully, placing all ingredients except egg yolk and … Continue reading

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Knitting Quick Tip: Cast on Length

Here is a quick tip. When casting on a large number of stitches it can be difficult to know how much yarn will be needed. To make a good estimate, wrap the yarn around the needle to be used as … Continue reading

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Cake Pops

I love food on a stick. It is just more fun. Ask anyone, they will tell you. Especially if they are under the age of 10. While web browsing one evening I came across one of the most amazing blogs:  … Continue reading

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Ballerina Sweater Update: Gaining Momentum

Since the ballerina sweater debacle, my knitting momentum has been more or less non existent.  Only because my daughter so desires this sweater do I continue to push myself through the second iteration.  The back panel and two front panels … Continue reading

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Artisian Bread Bowl Recipe

I have been a little crazy this past month, and have made bread bowls from scratch at least once a week. The Crock Pot Ham and Potato Soup is delicious in a bread bowl, and the husband has been perfecting … Continue reading

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Snickerdoodles

This wonderful Snickerdoodle recipe comes from Books and Bites.  When I make cookies I always substitute half the butter for butter flavored Crisco.  So in this recipe I used 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco.  This substitution … Continue reading

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Sweet Lemon Salmon

We love salmon.   Ever since the hubs and I were in college we have made salmon at least once a week.  My favorite way to prepare it was a recipe from Rachel Ray’s 365: No Repeats, and it still is … Continue reading

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Dinner Menu for the week of March 8, 2010

Here is our dinner menu for the week. Monday:  Flying Saucer $2.75 pint night with the hubs.Tuesday:  Tacos and MargaritasWednesday:  Ham and Potato Soup in Artisan Bread BowlsThursday:  Lemon Glazed Salmon with brown rice and asparagusFriday:  French Toast with turkey … Continue reading

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Banana Bread

One morning when grabbing a banana for breakfast I found they had all gone brown.  Well you know the old saying: when life hands you brown bananas, make banana bread! The cast of characters for this performance:  banana, sugar, shortening, … Continue reading

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