Archive for February, 2012

Cute Tote Tutorial

Posted: February 29, 2012 in crafts, German, sew, sewing, trendy
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Today I found a tote tutorial that is so cute! It is on a blog that is written in German but you can use the “translate” option on Google to see the instructions in English.

Here is the link: http://geliebteszuhause.blogspot.com/2011/06/anleitung-genahte-einkaufstasche.html

Caramel Buns

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 (7.5 oz) can refrigerated biscuits

First, melt the butter on a dinner plate. Add the brown sugar, syrup and cinnamon. Mix it with the butter on the plate. Place the biscuits on top of the caramel mixture. Microwave on high for 3 1/2 minutes.

The link that the recipe came from is: http://livingpractically.blogspot.com/search/label/Cooking

Fabric Houses

Posted: February 28, 2012 in children, Easter, gift, grandchildren, houses, sew, sewing

I saw one of these dollhouses on Pinterest and thought it was so cute. I have added the link for the tutorial so you can make them yourself (http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2008/08/fabric-dollhouse-tutorial.html ) . This would make a nice Easter gift for a child or even a birthday gift. The pictures show some houses or barns that be for a boy or a girl.

I am planning to try it, too. It looks like so much fun! I may just make them for my granddaughters.


I tried this fudge last week and it was so easy but even better – it was so good!
Ingredients:

Serves: 48Yield:
1

8×8 panUnits: US | Metric
1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
Directions:

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Place both ingredients in a microwave safe 8″ x 8″ dish.
2
Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes.
3
Remove (with oven mitts, please) and stir to combine.
4
Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to set.
5
Fudge can be removed from refrigerator and stored at room temperature after it has set.
6
Once at room temperature you can melon scoop it, roll it in powdered cocoa and chopped nuts, and serve as truffles.

Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-2-ingredient-chocolate-fudge-192509#ixzz1nbPkGVxT

Two-Ingredient Lemon Bars

FYI – I did try this recipe and it was so delicious! And it was easy!. You have to try it!
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This simple, two-ingredient lemon bar is a nostalgic recipe for me. A friends mother had made these lemon bars for a birthday party, and my mom asked for the recipe. I remember my mom telling me that it was easy enough for me to make – it was one of the first recipes I remember making mostly on my own. As a result, every time I make these bars, I recall every detail of the birthday party from the games we played and the weather to the park where it was held.

While I don’t expect, you to get all nostalgic putting together this easy recipe, it is one of the easiest bar recipes I have ever found. All you need it an angel food cake mix and a can of lemon pie filling.

Mix them together and bake in a 9×13 cake pan at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. As they are cooling, you can sprinkle with powder sugar if you wish (Which I guess technically makes this a 3-ingredient recipe).

About Me

Posted: February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I am a recently retired IT project manager that worked in a health system. I am still adjusting to this new life. The structure of working is gone. Able to “put off to tomorrow” is now an option. My husband is adjusting to my retirement, too.

A little about me: My husband and I have 10 grandchildren that we love dearly. There are 9 girls and 1 boy. We have 3 pets: Marcy (a 165 lb St. Bernard that we adopted last year), Muffin (a Polish Lowland Sheepdao that is getting older and a little hefty for her size), and Kitty (who just showed up 2 years ago on our deck and we fell in love with her).

I like quilting, sewing, crocheting, embroidering, crafts, Pinterest, camping, photography, NASCAR, football, grandchildren, St. Bernards, and just waiting for the next thing to come along.Homemade gifts are hobbies of mine.

I was born in Maryland and have lived in Hanover, PA since 1993.

This blog thingy is fairly new to me and I am trying to learn as much as possible about it. Bear with me 😉

Hello world!

Posted: February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Welcome to my blog! It is titled What Will I Do Next because I cover many things in my blog.