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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What I've Been Up To:

When I said I've been busy, here's what I've been doing:

I made this scripture bag for a girl in my ward getting baptized,

I made some burp cloths for the boutique I'm doing with my friend Raylyn on Saturday at Wheeler Farm.
Lots of binkie clips are hanging out in my sewing room:

And I made a TON of hairbows for the boutique:
Ponytail holders,
Fun girlie bows,
And these adult-sized headbands are DARLING!
That's just a smidgen of the swag!
For more of what I've been up to, check out the boutique blog @

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Kenny Chesney's Favorite Key Lime Pie

I cut this recipe out of a magazine that had had an interview with (my favorite) Kenny Chesney. Not sure which one it was, but needless to say, I am not taking the credit for creating it-just eating it!

Kenny's Favorite Key Lime Pie
Serves 8
Crust: (or you can cheat and buy a pre-made on at the store)
1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
1/4 C sugar
5 T unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 325*
In a medium bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs and sugar.
Add the butter, stir w/a fork until blended.
Transfer to a 9" deep pie pan and press crumbs into the sides, then bottom of pan. Then press again with the bottom of a measuring cup to ensure a firm crust.
Bake on center rack in oven for about 15 min. or until golden brown.
Let cool to room temperature.

Pie Filling:
4 egg yolks
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated!)
1/2 C fresh lime juice (2-3 limes)
2 t grated lime zest.
1 8 oz container whipped topping
Lime slices for garnish

1.Place the egg yolks, milk, lime juice, and lime zest in a medium bowl, and mix on high speed for about 3 minutes, or until thick.
2. Pour the filling into crust and bake for 15 min on 325* or until center is set, but still jiggles when shaken.
3. Let cool to room temperature.
4. Cover with whipped topping and lime slices to garnish.
5. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until well chilled.

Enjoy! It was quite a hit at the dinner I made it for! Hope it is at yours too!

p.s. To make lime zest I just grate it using a small-holed cheese grater. Nothing fancy-schmancy here!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Busy Girl!

I've been a pretty busy girl these past few weeks, I'll post pix soon of what I've been up to! :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Yummy Breakfast Casserole

I can't take credit for this one, April Barnes of Herriman, UT came up with this delicious dish! It's definitely a family favorite, hope it becomes one in your family as well!

Breakfast Casserole
Start your oven at 400*

(Biscuit topping mix):
2 C flour
3 t baking powder
1 t salt
1/4 C shortening
-Mix well with a whisk or pastry blender

(Other ingredients):
2 C chopped ham (or bacon).
1-1 1/2 C grated cheese
2 C milk
6 Eggs
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper

In bottom of greased casserole dish place ham and cheese. In blender, combine milk, eggs, 1 1/2 cups of biscuit mixture, salt and pepper. Blend well. (I'm not sure why you use 2 C flour in the mix, but only 1 1/2 in the actual casserole. I haven't adjusted for that, so if you do, please let me know!)
Pour over ham & cheese mixture. Bake at 400* for 30 minutes, (I do mine at 400* for 45 min. because my gas oven takes a little longer), or until top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Optional: You can add any vegetable to cheese (broccoli, zucchini, green peppers, tomato, etc...).

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Reversible Cloth Headbands

I know this may sound naive, but this was my 1st attempt using interfacing. Up until about a year ago, I barely sewed anything at all, so this was a big step for me! I have to say, it was a tiny bit of a challenge at first, but I won the battle! Here's the result:

This was a relatively easy project, and I like the result. If you want to give it a go, look here for the tutorial. These are a gift to my cousin, but I like them so much, I may have to just make some for myself!

Anna Panda

I made this cute little pink panda for my daughter's Easter basket.
She LOVES pandas right now, so I just had to make her one.
Go here if you'd like to make one too!