Monday, June 14, 2021

Needlework: Cable Knit Afghan

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With about 48 ounces of worsted weight yarn, cast on 230 stitches using size 10 1/2 circular needles Work a seed stitch for four rows and then begin knitting six stitches and purling six stitches across the row, maintaining four seed stitches on each side. Twisting a cable stitch on the knit stitches every eighth row, continue the same until desired length is reached, ending with four rows of seed stitch. This afghan is 46" x 55".  

The pattern book can be purchased on amazon.com: Easy Afghans - Art. J16 - #0122 - Knit and Crochet Afghans Pattern Booklet - Coats and Clark (Paperback)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Recipe: Savory Oven Baked Chicken

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This Land O Lakes "Savory Oven Baked Chicken" is delicious!
Try it, you'll like it!

Friday, March 26, 2021

Needlework: Knitted Afghan & Pillow

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This afghan was made using another ombre yarn, "Scuba",  from Red Heart 
and the Basketweave pattern below.  
The matching pillow is made
using a pillow insert from 

Stitch Explanation:
Seed Stitch (over an even number of sts)
Row 1: *Ki P1; rep from * across
Row 2: P the knit sts. and K the purl sts.
Rep Rows 1 & 2 for Seed st. 

Circular Knitting Needles: Size 10
Approximately 6 skeins of 4.5 oz yarn or 3 Jumbo skeins of 10 oz. yarn each

BASKETWEAVE AFGHAN:
With one strand of yarn cast on 140 stitches
Working back and forth in rows, work in Seed st for 8 rows.

Next 10 Rows: Work in Seed st over first 6 sts. *K8,P8; rep from * to last 6 sts. work in Seed st over last 6 sts.

Next 10 Rows: Work in Seed st over first 6 sts. *P8, K8; rep from * to last 6 sts. work in Seed st over last 6 sts.

Rep last 20 rows 6 more times or for desired length of afghan
Work Seed st for 8 rows.
Bind off. 
Finished size approximately 36" x 60"

For the Pillow: 
Cast on 70 stitches using size 7 needles
K10, P10 across for 10 rows
P10, K10 across for 10 rows
Repeat until yarn is finished - about 12.5 sections of  10 rows. Size will be
determined by how much yarn is left over from the afghan.  
Fold in half lengthwise and stitch or single crochet edges leaving one end open
to insert pillow form.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Recipe: Cheesy Stuffed Shells

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This is a very tasty recipe for Cheesy Stuffed Shells from Cook's Country.  
I did do a full box of shells and would suggest 
doubling the sauce for both pyrex pans.  
This recipe eliminates the need to parboil the shells first.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Recipe: Snowflake Rolls

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These snowflake rolls from "Just a Pinch" are excellent and they work up relatively quickly.   I did bake for about 10 minutes instead of 15 minutes and I
used 9" round pans.  They come out as light as a feather!     

My favorite Snowflake Rolls by "Just A Pinch"

These are my favorite rolls. A snow flake roll is a light and airy roll that has a slight chew to it.  Quick to make for a yeast roll.

Cook time: 15 Min  Prep time: 10 Min  Serves: 24
Ingredients
3 1/2 c flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 pkg packets instant yeast
1 c milk
1/2 c water
1 stick unsalted butter
Directions

1.
 Heat water milk,and butter in a saucepan until warm (not hot). keep on warm. Get a large bowl and combine 1 1/2 cups of flour, salt, yeast, and sugar. Mix them all together really well.
2. add the warm butter mixture to the flour mixture.Get your hand held mixer and mix on medium for a couple of minutes, then gradually add more of the remaining 2 cups of flour a little at a time. Keep adding the flour until you get a soft dough to handle by adding a little flour at a time and mixing well.
3. Once your dough is easy to handle. Put on a floured surface, and knead for 5-7 minutes. Put in a greased bowl.turn to get the dough greased all the way around.Cover and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
4. Take dough and put on floured board. Cut the dough in to equal size pieces. Shape into rolls by rolling them with hand on floured surface..
5. Place the rolls in( 2 )- 9 inch square pans. Let rise for another 20 minutes, or until puffed up. Dust the tops of rolls with flour. Then bake at 425 degree's for 15 minutes or until light brown.


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Needlework: American Girl Doll Sweater

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This  sweater pattern for 18" dolls, such as American Girl dolls, and Next Generation dolls can be found in 
For a roomier fit I used size 6 and size 9 straight needles.  
Each section of all three sweaters can 
be worked at the same time.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Recipe: Cinnamon Buns

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These Cinnamon Buns are delicious and easy to make!  
   Ten risen buns fill a 9" pan without too much crowding.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Recipe: Lemon Garlic Scallops

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Scallops for dinner?  
This  Lemon Garlic Scallops recipe does not disappoint!
And these all natural scallops in your grocery freezer section 
are excellent. 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Needlework: Knitted Afghan

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Red Heart "True Blue" Ombre yarn, which is self striping, works up to become
colorful afghan in multiple shades of blue.  
The pillow is made in the same pattern with crocheted lace on each side.

Stitch Explanation: 

Seed Stitch (over an even number of sts)
Row 1: *Ki P1; rep from * across
Row 2: P the knit sts. and K the purl sts.
Rep Rows 1 & 2 for Seed st. 

Circular Knitting Needles: Size 10
Approximately 6 skeins of 4.5 oz yarn or 3 Jumbo skeins of 10 oz. yarn each

BASKETWEAVE AFGHAN:
With one strand of yarn cast on 140 stitches
Working back and forth in rows, work in Seed st for 8 rows.

Next 10 Rows: Work in Seed st over first 6 sts. *K8,P8; rep from * to last 6 sts. work in Seed st over last 6 sts.

Next 10 Rows: Work in Seed st over first 6 sts. *P8, K8; rep from * to last 6 sts. work in Seed st over last 6 sts.

Rep last 20 rows 6 more times or for desired length of afghan
Work Seed st for 8 rows.
Bind off. 
Finished size approximately 36" x 64"

Friday, February 5, 2021

Recipe: Chicken Scallopini

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Yet another chicken recipe which is very good, Chicken Scallopini. 
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