Saturday, December 6, 2008
16 oz sour cream
16 oz cream cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar
1 small jar dried beef, minced in food processor
taco chips, for dipping
Pretty much just throw the first 4 ingredients into a 1 1/2 quart crockpot. Turn on low. Let it go about 2 hours or so, stirring occasionally, until everything is all melted together.
(Or you could do what we did and halve the recipe and make it in your Little Dipper - it's tight, but works.) There won't be much left. My husband and I munched all day, and my parents stopped by and ate a little too. There's not much left...
I worked on a couple projects, and made a birthday card. I always seem to need those!
I used some old Stampin' Up DP for the stripes, and it's a little hard to tell, but the truck part is on dimensionals.
After bath time here, we're off to watch a family movie. I usually double task - watch & stamp!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional, but really good)
extra powdered sugar, for dusting
Mix all ingredients together. Shape by hand into 1" balls. Bake at 350 until golden brown. Cool slightly and roll in powdered sugar. (We ususally just toss them around in a plastic gallon baggie with a cup or 2 of powdered sugar).
Friday, November 28, 2008
I used stickles on the sprinkles of the cupcakes. It's a little hard to see in the picture. The photo mat is just some DP I had.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I've joined a few border layout swaps and 8x8 page swaps. All of which are very easy to do. So I'm hoping I can get back to my scrapbook after the first of the year and put all these wonderful layouts to use!
Basically for a border swap, you make the titles, accents, sometime photo boxes and journaling pieces, and supply your own paper to create your own layout. I hope these inspire you too!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Crockpot Creamed Corn
2 lbs frozen corn
12 oz cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Spread corn over bottom of a 3-4 quart slow cooker. Top with cream cheese cubes. In a small bowl, stir together remaining ingredients and pour over corn and cream cheese.
Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours.
Stir well before serving. Corn will hold on low heat up to 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
Garnish with chopped green onions, if desired.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Makes 6 cups
2 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. salt
2 cups chopped potatoes
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cups milk
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Bring broth, vegetables, chives and seasonings to boil in medium saucepan on high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 10 minutes. Do not drain. Melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Stir in flour. Cook 2 minutes or until bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring until well blended. Cook on medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Add cheese; cook until melted, stirring constantly. Add vegetable mixture; cook until heated through. Do not boil.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Start by stamping your background snowflakes in Bliss Blue, then your accent stamp and snowman in Ballet Blue (or use your other favorite colors instead).
Using your blender pen and your accent colors, watercolor in the details you want to highlight.
Sprinkle embossing powder over entire bookmark, shaking off the excess and heat emboss. Let cool. I had to let my paper sit under a book for a while until the image would lay flat.
Mount your masterpiece onto the blue background, and embellish with ribbon or whatever you like and you are done!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
Cream together sugar and shortening. Add egg, mix well. Add flour, baking soda and spices; add pumpkin and then vanilla. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet a 375 for 10 minutes. Ice when cool.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I have a 6x6 album I'll be putting some into, but I may have to make one or two for gifts!
Friday, September 26, 2008
So anyway, that is my 2-cents for the day. For what it's worth, I find it a great help! Let me know if you have any other uses please?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Here is the template:
It's not very good, and not really helpful, but it's so easy to make, you don't really even need the template! Just take your post-it pad and lay it on the bottom of your cardstock. The width is cut to the same width as the post-its. You will make four folds (crease well) and cut the front (top) corners however you like. Now you have your template. Cut out another piece without folding. Go ahead and decorate it/stamp with your design. Tape the post-it pad to the template at the very bottom with the sticky part of the post-its at the top. Fold it up and crease, embellish, and put a small piece of velcro on the bottom underside of the top flap to open and close.
Try it. It's a cute gift, and it's not near as hard to make as I made it sound:)
Friday, September 19, 2008
Crockpot Italian Roast Beef
piece of Roast (I like English cut, but any cut and size that will fit into your crockpot works)
1 packet Italian dressing mix
1 packet au jus gravy mix (or if you want to save on sodium, omit and make your own gravy at the end)
up to 4 pepperoncini peppers, sliced; remove seeds for less heat. we like it spicy.
baby carrots (no peeling or slicing involved)
small red potatoes or your preference
Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Put roast in bottom of crockpot. Layer in carrots and potatoes. Mix italian dressing (dry) and us jus (dry). Add 2 cups water and stir. Pour over crockpot contents. Add peppers. Cook on low 8-10 hours.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Start by stamping your Happy Birthday stamp in the dark color.Then, ink your large stamp (butterfly here) with your versamark pad (or whatever clear ink you use to emboss.) Stamp image centered over the happy birthday.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Since I started stamping about 8 years ago, I've had a guilt complex every time I go to buy a card in the store for someone. Don't get me wrong, I like Hallmark and all that, but most of the cards get pretty expensive. I have a hard time justifying even the $.99 cards when I have a room full of stamps and cardstock at home. But it doesn't always work out that I have time to make a card for someone (especially since I usually wait until the last minute to do it.) So I started making pre-made card pieces. I have a selection of pre-cut card backs, mats, and fronts all ready to go when I need a card in a hurry. All I have to do is stamp and glue.
The dimensions for a basic small card are:
Card base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"