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Scraps From My Kitchen Table
Okay, okay it is time! Time I learn how to and put into practice the making of my own home made pasta! I luv it! I confess! And since the store bought stuff of any brand, I might add, leaves something to be desired, I must get over my inhibitions and just do it! I mean, I love making home made yeast breads so, how much harder or time consuming can it be than that?! Right?!
Hubby finally bought the pasta making attatchment to my mixer, (a few years ago,) and does not forget to bring it to my attention every now and again.
That said, I started looking for pasta maker videos last night on the web, (since I am a very visual learner,) to get the feel and grab some technique from those who have already been there and done that. I was surfing the Craftsy app on my Ipad when I came across this guy, "Giuliano Hazan" the son of a long line of Italian pasta makers whose late mother was a renowned Italian cooking doyenne Marcella Hazan, and wrote books of her own recipes and more. I found the history of this family to be of great intrigue to me, so I plan to delve further in to their Italian roots and recipes. So! Wish me luck and I'll try to keep you updated on my "progress."
Lots of love!
This is just one of those, plain as the nose on your face ideas that after you try it you wonder why haven't I ever thought to do this before?! But tonight, after wanting blueberry muffins for two or three days, I decided to make some to have with some coffee, only to find I had no blueberries! Fresh, frozen, canned, or other wise! What I did have was a just add water Betty Crocker blueberry muffin mix with artificial blueberries in a bag! So, I thought what do I have that can make these better? I came across a can of blackberry pie filling in the pantry and thought, would this be good?! I had to decide whether to stir it in with the mix, or to add a dollop in the center of the muffins? I decided to add a dollop in between two layers of the prepared batter. I didn't have to add any sugar because the pie filling is sweet a plenty. I just baked them according to the package directions and out came muffins fit to eat! YUM!
Of course, now I have to try them home made with different fruits! Give it a try!
This is the sock monkey I had Lynn of "Handmade Creations by Lynn", to make for my granddaughter. I made a flower for her head and a cute tu-tu for her to wear. I love how she has turned out :o) I think Jasmine will love her too don't ya think?!
This sweet li'l 4x4 mini album is made using Graphic 45's "Once Upon A Spring Time" paper line. Find more detail on this project Here.
This is a special 4x4 mini album I made to sell. Special because I designed a holder for it to sit in with velvet jingle bells for the feet! You will find more about this project HERE.
This is my very first completed Family Recipe Album! The papers are by "Webster's Pages". Although it was a bit of a challenge, I created this stand for it to sit in on my kitchen desk top. I just luv the mason jar tag I created especially for this mini. You will find more details on this project here.
I created the adorable Christmas album below as a gift for my sister. I was so pleased how it turned out for her. I used Basic Grey's Jovial paper line and stickers. It contains some of my own hand drawn designs in it such as the snowman with the red top hat on and the snowman peeking from behind the santa pocket with felt accents on his…
I believe in my heart that the anger and revolt that people are voicing in the social media groups, in protest marches, in truly very small ways are simply trying to convey as do I the words that here to follow. Though extremely simple, I believe it is how most of us truly feel.
My heart feels such great sadness and such heaviness to see this country, the place that I have called home for all of my life, turn into a place that I can barely recognize any more. Considering that true, honest, hard working, Americans have sacrificed so very much for the freedoms that we see being taken from us by our own government, no less, on a daily basis. And with each new election of government offices we find ourselves governed by those who work against the further building of this once great, unified nation, but rather they only seek to tear down all that is good, and honorable. Stomping under their own feet the blood, sweat, agonizing tears of loss that help to build this country to the great nat…