Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
I am almost through with the second short side. My plan is to do some sort of a paper pieced corner to finish off the borders. I think I will be able to draft one and print it out. My old Foundation Factory software doesn't work in this computer and I miss it for things like that.
The sun is shining nicely now - earlier it was snowing huge flakes - so very pretty! I guess that is what they call "snow showers". It's a little above freezing
so my front stoop and most of the sidewalk are clear. Going over to have dinner with Sherry and Barclay this evening - pork chops! Sher is a wonderful cook and I so enjoy having one of her nice meals. Sometimes Barclay does something on the grill and he is a good cook, also! In fact, he may be grilling the chops! Either way, it will be good.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
I found the quilt online at http://www.qdstudio.com/quiltgallery/ and it is by Richard Larson. It is so sweet and so great in black and white. Think I will probably have to give it a go!
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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Monday, February 18, 2013
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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Will be going over to Sherry's for dinner this evening and will bring along some dessert. I have often thought of the chocolate pudding cakes my mom used to bake - the kind you make a batter, then sprinkle on cocoa, sugar, etc., followed by pouring hot water over all. Well, here it is, fresh out of the oven and smelling heavenly.
The picture to the left shows the sugar and cocoa on the batter - on the right the water has been added. That is what makes the pudding. The dark, choclate pudding is down beneath the cakelike top.When you serve it, you just spoon it out and you have cake and pudding - and it is really in need of some nice ice cream on top. Best served warm. Hope it's as good as I remember!
Here's the recipe if you would like to try it - quick and easy!
Chocolate Pudding Cake:
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 cups hot water
- Mint chocolate chip ice cream, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.For the cake: Whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Whisk in the milk, butter and vanilla. Stir together until smooth with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Pour the batter into an ungreased 9-inch square baking pan. Use an offset spatula to level into pan.
For the topping: Whisk together the sugars and cocoa and sprinkle it evenly over the batter. Pour the hot water over the top, resist the temptation to stir it into the batter.
Bake about 30 minutes, you want the center to bubble and look almost set, almost like an undercooked brownie. Take out of the oven and let stand 15 minutes. Serve in dessert dishes, spooning sauce from bottom of pan over top. Serve with mint chocolate chip ice cream, if desired. Serves 9
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Next, before I post about the strippy quilt, I wanted to apologize for putting the verification for comments back on. I really hated to do it, but I started getting spam - and in looking quite a ways back in my blog I found tons of it which I spent quite a bit of time deleting. Too bad people have to spoil things but that is the way things go now. So that is why if you want to leave me a comment (and I love them - all bloggers do!) I apologize for your having to read the silly, hard to read nonsensical words and the blurry numbers.