Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cooking up a storm!

Just a quick post as I'm having so much fun cooking new things and not getting much else done. I love finding new recipes and trying them out and I have been in a cooking mood.  Weird...right? It's the hottest part of the Summer and here I am, coming home from work and baking!

First I made a lovely Rustic Apple Blackberry pie. I cooked it up on the grill and didn't even burn it!! I got the gluten free crust recipe from Gluten Free on a Shoestring Nichol is a charming lady with a very creative and clever way of writing, she also has AWESOME gluten free recipes.

Next I came across a recipe on Smitten Kitchen for Homemade Oreo cookies. Chocolaty, creamy, crunchy dunkable Oreo Cookies! I followed her recipe exactly EXCEPT I used Better Batter Gluten Free All Purpose flour. It worked really well.

All of the photo credit goes to my awesome hubby Mark, he's also my chief taste tester, um...guinea pig, foody victim and general good guy with a cast iron tummy!

I am off to figure out what I'm going to do tonight...sweet or savory? It's so hard to decide!
Remember to get out and do something creative today!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New pillowcases for a new bedroom!

Just a quick note from me to you. I haven't taken any photos of the updated bedroom yet but I have finished 2 new embroidered pillowcases and I do have a photo of them. :)

The designs are from Doodle Stitching motifs by Aimee Ray. I had a blast doing these and my husband is pretty impressed with them too. All of the flosses that I used were of the variegated kind so I could just thread up the needle and start stitching.

I'm looking forward to playing around with more of the designs from this book. I have a couple handkerchiefs that need something special so I can give them as gifts. I think those will be my next projects.

I hope you are having a great Summer and taking time to do something creative!