Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Some more toys I have made for Granddaughter

 This is a free pattern for Monty Moose: http://rikkelyngholm.com/2017/07/10/crochet-moose/
 This bunny is from Simply Sewing a Joe Carter pattern: http://www.lovepatchworkandquilting.com/quilt-tutorials/sew-a-softie-bunny-toys-tutorial

these guys were fun to make: https://www.sewmamasew.com/2016/03/spring-chick-bunny-tutorial-pattern/

My granddaughter's toys I have made

 Nellie the dragon from a pattern on line: https://www.sewmag.co.uk/free-sewing-patterns/nigel-the-dragon-toy

 I have to find this fox in a matchbox again.  When I do I will post the link.

I made these from a the internet, they are so cute

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Nutella Banana Bread

I found this recipe in Baking From Scratch, it was in the July 2018 issue.   I really liked this banana bread.  I will be making it again.

Nutella Banana Bread


1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/8 cup mashed banana ( I used one banana) 
 3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons oil
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Nutells
Chocolate Hazelnut Streusel (recipe at end)


1. Preheat oven to 325°F.  Butter and flour an 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.

2.  In a medium bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together.
In a large bowl, whisk mashed banana, sugar, eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla.  Fold in flour mixture just until combined.

3.  In a small microwave safe bowl, heat Nutella on high in 2 (15 second) interval, stirring between each.
Spoon half of batter into prepared pan:  Spoon half of the warm Nutella over batter. Top with remaining batter and then remaining Nutella; swirl together using a knife.  Top with Chocolate Hazelnut Streusel.

Chocolate Hazelnut Streusel


1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoon firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 


1.  In the bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine flour, brown sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and salt.  With mixer on low speed, add cold butter, beating until mixture is crumbly.  Stir in hazelnuts and chocolate chips by hand.
Refrigerate until ready to use.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018


I got this recipe from the radio many years ago. They are really good.



1 cup peanut butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup rice krispies
1/2 cup red and/or green cherries
1/4 cup melted butter
 1 box of semi-sweet chocolate squares
paraowax square


Mix all ingredients together and shape into balls
Melt semi-sweet chocolate square and 1 square of paraowax in a medium sized pot.
 Dip the balls you made into the chocolate mixture and cool on wax paper.
Store in frig.
Makes about 40 balls

Monday, May 23, 2016

Glazed Lemon Blueberry Loaf

I had some blueberries I wanted to use up and found this recipe on the Betty Crocker site:Glazed Lemon Blueberry Loaf
It is a wonderful loaf moist lovely flavor

Glazed Lemon Blueberry Loaf


1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

Grated lemon peel and juice

2 cups unbleached flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup fresh blueberries

1 tablespoon  brown sugar


1 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoons half and half or milk

1 teaspoon lemon extract


Preheat over to 350°

Grease the 9X5 inch loaf pan with butter or cooking spray

In medium bowl, beat butter and sugar with mixer on medium speed until smooth

Beat in eggs one at a time, add vanilla, sour cream, lemon peel and juice.

Slowly mix in the flour mixture until just blended

Remove from mixer and fold in blueberries

I sprinkled the top of the loaf with 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean

Cool for 10 minutes in pan; then remove to cooling rack

In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth

Drizzles over top of loaf or over your sliced loaf on plate



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