Sunday, April 19, 2020

Purple coat, hat and boots set

I have had this pattern for a long time and now my granddaughter is playing with the 18" doll I am making it for her birthday. 
The patterns can be found:  Purple is on Sale

I love the look of the outfit.  

I will add the rest of the patterns as I do them here.


18" doll clothes for granddaughter

This granny square poncho set is so adorable
 It can be found on the following: 

Bacon Fried Rice

A post on Facebook from Buns in my oven for Bacon Fried Rice.  I tried it and loved it.  Easy to make and what can be better than bacon in anything.


 1 cup long grain white rice

2 cups water

1/2 tsp. salt

6 slices bacon, diced

1/2 sweet onion, diced

1 cup frozen peas and carrots

2 large eggs

1 tbsp. soy sauce, divided

1 tsp. minced ginger

1 tsp. sriracha or favorite hot sauce (did not used)

2 green onions, chopped


Place rice and water in small sauce pan and bring to boil.  Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15minutes or until liquid has evaporated and rice is tender.   Remove and let sit for 5 minutes.

Place rice in large shallow dish and put in frig to completely cool for about 1 hour.

When rice is cooled, begin cooking bacon over medium heat in large deep skillet.  Cook bacon until cooked through, and not too crisp.  Remove with slotted spoon onto paper towel lined plate.

Drain grease into a cup, and add 1 tbsp. of the oil back into the pan.  Add onions and cook over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add carrots and peas and ginger to pan and cook for about 2 minutes.  Remove from pan, set aside.

Add another tbsp. of bacon fat to pan and heat until sizzling on high heat.

Add cold rice to pan stir to coat.  Continue cooking, stirring often, about 5 minutes.

Push rice to one side of the pan to make room for eggs.  Beat eggs together in bowl with 1 tsp. soy sauce.  Pour into pan and stir to scramble.

When eggs are cooked through, stir into the rice.  Return the vegetables and bacon to pan.  Add the remaining 2 tsp. soy sauce and sriracha (if you wish) to rice mixture and stir to coat, cooking on high heat at this time. 

Sprinkle with green onions. 

Serve immediately add more soy sauce to taste.  

Buttermilk Brownies with Orero

Buttermilk Brownies with Oreos

My son was looking on the internet and saw someone had made brownies with Oreos. On Facebook yesterday this recipe for Buttermilk Brownies came up.  Having buttermilk I needed to use, decided to try it with Oreos.  Well it is pretty amazing I have to say.  Rich, sweet just what you need when you have been stuck inside for week, due to the Covid-19 virus.

This is the brownie before the icing was put on.


For the brownies

1/2 cup unsalted butter 

1/4 cup dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup oil

2 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1/4 cup buttermilk

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

12 whole Oreos

For the Frosting 

1/2 cup unsalted butter 

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder

4 cups icing sugar, sifted

 1/2 cup finely ground up Oreos, about 4 whole ones


Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Set aside.

For Brownies, in small sauce pan over medium heat, combine butter, cocoa powder and oil.  Bring to boil and remove from heat.

In large mixing bowl or mixer, combine granulated sugar, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.  Slowly add the butter chocolate mixture.  Then add flour, baking soda and salt, mix until combined.  Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
While the brownies are cooling prepare frosting.

In small saucepan, combine butter, buttermilk and cocoa powder. Whisk over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat.

In a mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar and butter mixture. Beat for several minutes until smooth.  Pour over cooled brownies and then sprinkle with the Oreo crumbs.

Put in frig for two hours, until set.  Cut and enjoy them.  Keep in air tight container in frig.

The brownies with icing and Oreo crumbs.

So Good!!!!!!!! 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Oatmeal Surprise Cookies

I found this recipe in the Hamilton Spectator in 2010.  I found the recipe again and thought I am going to try to now.  They are not to bad. The addition of the pumpkin pie spice is very nice.  Likely make them again.

Oatmeal Surprise Cookies


1 cup butter, softened 

3//4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pumpkin spice

2 3/4 cups quick cooking oats

1 1/2 cups chocolate covered rasins


In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  

Beat in eggs

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin spice;  then gradually add to creamed mixture and mix 

Stir in oats and raisins.

Drop by tablespoonful two inches apart onto greased baking sheets.

Flatten slightly.

Bake 350 F for 13 to 15 minutes.  

Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire racks.

Store in air tight container.

Makes about 3 dozen.


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