Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pizza and Banana Nut Bread!

I never knew how easy it was to make your own pizza at home, but it is easy.

We have a Trader Joe's near us, which is amazing. They have great and healthy food. So we just pick up a 99 cent ball of dough (literally) and some cheese and veggies and we are set.

Mr. Dill is the chef of this homemade pizza. He just lays out the dough, layers what we want on there and bakes it on 350 for about 20 or so minutes. Delicious! I highly recommend trying to make your own.

I have been in the mood to bake something lately. It is tough though. The seasons are changing and now I am stuck. I feel like certain foods go with certain times of the year. But you know what, who says you can't have pecan pie in the summer and key lime pie in the winter? So needless to say, those two items are on my list of baking "to-do's." Also on that list is banana nut bread. I have made this before, but it is so good.

I got the recipe from a former professor's wife. It is a wonderful recipe. I shall share it with you.....

1 1/2 C flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt stirred together. In different bowl, 1 stick margarine, 2 eggs, 1 C sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix 1 1/2 minutes. Add 1/2 C sour cream, 1/2 C chopped pecans, 2 ripe bananas and flour mixture. Mix 30 seconds. Bake in greased bundt pan on 350 for about 35 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

SOO Good.

Also, I wanted to introduce a friend of mine to you. She really helps me when it comes to baking.

Meet Big Red:
isn't she pretty?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Good Food and Rulers!

This recipe provides an extremely easy, cheap, and good meal for a night when you have no idea what to cook,

I love the title. Very self explanatory.

Now, I know I have left some of you hanging on my last quilting item, but it came in.

Here is a pic: (from google images. This isn't the exact one that I got, but you get the general idea)

Well that concludes the first step on for my quilting adventure. I need to do some more research to figure out what it is I need next. (I told you it was going to take a while, so don't get your panties in a wad :) )

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Just a quick thought:

You may be wondering where I am going to learn how to make this quilt.

I wanted to share the link with you all in case you wanted to see what a REAL quilting queen looks like:

This lady rocks! That is where I am going to learn from.

Again, I am taking things slow, but I hope to be able to finish what this lady has made!

Another Arrival!

The next thing that I needed for my quilt making was a Self-Healing Rotary Mat. You can get different sizes, but the one that was recommended was a 24 X 36. It is quite big!

But anyway, it came today!

Here is a pic: (by way of google because my picture did not turn out very well)

Ain't it pretty? Now I can make sure all of my lines are straight.... well maybe.

We are now waiting on the Ruler to come in and my first step will be complete! :)