Saturday, April 24, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I used THIS tutorial, for the liners, from "Make It and Love It." I found it last summer and made these...
for my snack baskets in the kitchen. Keep in mind that we live in an apartment so that is why we have our food storage out in the open for everyone to see. I at least tried to make it look as cute as I could. Of course how cute can you really make cans of food look?
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Land O’Lakes Best of Baking Recipe Collection
2 1/4 C all purpose flour
1 1/4 C sugar
1 C butter, softened
3/4 C milk
2 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 Tbsp freshly grated lemon peel
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 C sugar
3 Tbsp butter, melted
4 tsp lemon juice
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom only of four (5 1/2 x 3 inch) mini loaf pans. Set aside.
Combine all bread ingredients in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until well mixed.
Spread batter into prepared pans. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Stir together all glaze ingredients in small bowl. Drizzle over warm bread loaves. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
We forgot to take a Before picture so we got one before we finished the primer.
All green now! We love the color and how it turned out! Now we have a beautiful rocking chair to rock our little guy to sleep! We also put a gloss coat on the top to finish it off, but I haven't taken a picture of it in the nursery yet. Now it just needs a nice, soft cushion to make it perfect! Anyone know how to make a seat cushion?
Monday, April 12, 2010
Serve with sliced fruit and veggies and dip! Enjoy!!!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Now the other walls need some serious help in comparison. Boring, blank, white walls just won't do next to these...
Sorry the lighting is not fantastic. Once the entire room is finished we will try to take some nice photos with natural sunlight and everything!
Monday, April 5, 2010
This recipe for sugar cookies is incredible. They have a little bit of lemon extract in them so they have a subtle lemon flavor. Combined with the frosting from THESE homemade oreo cookies the sugar cookies turned out heavenly! However, I am still searching for a lemon frosting to go with this recipe. I think that would make them the best sugar cookies ever invented. Anyone have a lemon frosting recipe?
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Our "dining room" is pretty small but our table can expand to seat 10 (possibly even 12 but we've never tried it). So we had this huge table crammed into a tiny little space! Fortunately it all just barely fit long enough for us to enjoy our meal.
And of course we had to have a variety of desserts. I made Homemade Oreos and added some food coloring to the frosting to make them more Eastery. As always they were a huge hit. Some of our friends brought sugar cookie sandwiches with frosting in the middle and a delicious key lime pie. Thanks to everyone who participated and came to celebrate "Feaster" with us! It was a blast!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
I made some minor adjustments to the tutorial. Instead of hand sewing the entire basket I began to get impatient and decided I would try using a glue gun! It was so much quicker and I think they will hold up longer because I used the glue gun. I also didn't want to purchase a honey bun (because I think they are too expensive) so I went to the fabric store and purchased my own fabrics and cut them out myself. I bought 5 different fabrics for each basket and cut out 8 strips, measuring 44" x 1 1/2", from each fabric. I actually bought 1 yard of each type of fabric, but I only used 1/3 yard for each basket. Then I had 3 left over strips from each fabric so I will definitely be making more baskets once we have our little guy and hopefully other children as well.