31 July 2013

Greek Mythology Knitting and Crochet

Apollo  - Sunshine Shawl                               God of the Sun
Aphrodite - Scrappy Heart Bag                      Goddess of Love
Artemis - Woodins                                         Goddess of the Wilderness
Athena - Owlie Sleep Sack                             Goddess of Wisdom
Demeter - Golden Wheat Scarf                      Goddess of Grain
Hephaestus - Marley's Ghost Scarf                God of Metalworking
Hera - Heavenly Pink Shawl                          Queen of the Heavens 
Hermes - Hermes Winged Baby Socks          Messenger God
Poseidon - Wandering Waves Shawl             God of the Sea
Zeus - Ombre (Hat)                                        God of the Sky and Thunder




TV Shows and Movie and Book Themed Knits/Crochet

TV Shows, Movies and Books that feature knitting or crochet tend to have several patterns. For instance, Dr. Who has a very long scarf that has been remade so many times for many different seasons. They have other things that are created. Same goes for Downton Abbey and Harry Potter, where characters wear knits or there is someone knitting. So this would be a good place to stash those patterns.


Rastaflorian Hat - Stargate Atlantis
Dr. Who Style Fingerless Mitts
Blue Platypus Phineas and Ferb
Oshawott Pokémon
Dr. Who Logo Dishcloth
Chubby Tardis Christmas Ornament
Dr Who the Angels Have the Blue box Cloth
Dr. Who Simple Dalek Dishcloth
Dr. Who Scarf Knee Socks
Dr. Who Logo Dishcloth
Dr. Who Tardis Cloth
Dr. Who Don't Blink Dishcloth
Dr. Who Seal of Rassilon Dishcloth
Dr. Who Wrist Warmers
Kid Sized Dr. Who Scarf
Dr. Who Crochet Bag
Dr. Who Adipose Dishcloth
Dr. Who K-9 Dishcloth
Dr. Who Bowties are Cool 11th Dr Dishcloth
Rose's Wrist Warmers
Dr. Who Scarf for Dolls
Dr. Who Dalek Cloth
Voltorb Pokémon
Golden Compass Fingerless Mitts

27 July 2013

More and More and More Links to Patterns from email

Afghans:
Mod Baby Blanket
Colorful Bee Hive Afghan

Baby:
Full Moon Blanket and hat
10 Row Baby Afghan aka Modern Lovey Baby Afghan
Diamond Trelllis Hat
Simple Lines Baby Hat

Bags/Purses:
Chinese Waves Purse
Elegant Summer Clutch
I'm Worth It Ruffled Tote
Crochet Ruffle Purse
Stash N Go Purse

Flowers:
Columbine Crochet Flower 

Gloves/Mittens/Fingerless Mitts:
Eloquence Fingerless Mitts

Hat:
1840 Night Cap
Downton Abbey Hat
Slouchy Snow White Hat
Simple Slouchy Hat
Lemon Curd Slouch
Slouchy Hat from Shana
Rasta Style Hat
Winter Push Pop Hat
Reversible Cloche

Kitchens:
Crochet Butterfly Dishcloth                                     
Colorful Place Mats
Crochet Beer Cap Hot Pad
Crunch Stitch Potholder

Links:
100 Best Free Knitting Patterns
31 Knit Hat Patterns

Miscellaneous:
Foxy PJ Pillow
Knitting Needle Roll
Crochet Hook Case
Crochet Tissue Box Cover

Scarves/Cowls:
Goddess Lace Ladder Scarf
Braided Loaves Cable Scarf
Skittles Scarf aka Jawbreaker Scarf
Archernar Cabled Scarf
Wave Cable Reversible Scarf
Peacock Scarf
Butterfly Scarf aka Flit and Float
Reversible Milkshake Scarf
Lucky Scarf
Irish Hooded Scarf
Anyway Cabled Scarf
Fitzgerald Scarf
Autumn Wowza Scarf

Shawls/Wraps:
Garter Stitch Shawl
Aeolian Shawl
Rainbow Afternoon Shawl
Lazy Day Lace Shawl

Toys:
Rainbow Teddy Bear

Holiday and Birthday Knitting....

We have (on Saturday), 150 days to Christmas. If you are knitting/crocheting/cross stitching for Christmas, you are definitely feeling the pinch of trying to get it finished in time without losing hair, sleep or sanity.

In my email, again, there are patterns for Christmas. So this blog will share patterns for Christmas.

If you are making things for Halloween or Thanksgiving, there are 95 days to Halloween and 123 days to Thanksgiving.

If I find any patterns for those days, then I will share those here also.


Christmas:
Stocking Stuffers                                                             Jovie the Elf Knock Off Hat
Mini Stockings                                                                Sugar Twist Hat
Victorian Ornaments Afghan                                          Elf Pixie Hat
Winter Wonderland Hooded Scarf                                  Cable Knit Scarf
Pom Pom Trimmed Fingerless Mitts                              Hat and Mittens Garland 
Jingle Bell Hats                                                               Knit Santa Hat  
Holiday Knit Scarf                                                          Jolly Crochet Santa Outfit (for baby)
Snowball Scarf                                                                Wicked Knit Mittens
Chunky Mittens and Scarf Set                                        Winter Accessory Set (hat, mittens, scarf)
Holiday Knit Slippers                                                     Crochet Santa Hat
Bostonian Hat and Scarf                                                 Peppermint Knit Cowl
Holiday Hats                                                                   Crimson Ridge Cowl
Mittens for the Whole Family                                        47 Christmas Knitting Patterns
Easy Fingerless Gloves                                                  Cozy Rudolph Slippers
His and Her Winter Hats                                                Green Lace Scarf
Chunky Santa Hat                                                          Christmas Teddy
Knit Cable Stocking                                                      Crochet Nativity
Reindeer Ornament                                                       Christmas Decoration Potholder
Crochet Christmas Trees                                              Happy Colors Penguin
Cute Kitty Ornament                                                    Cute Crochet Santa Ornament
Elf Size Stocking Ornament                                         Festive Bird Ornament
Christmas Tree Dishcloth                                             Christmas Reversible Ripple Afghan
Bright Knit Hats and Mitts                                           Holiday Bells
Minutia - Mini Sweaters                                              Knit Mitten Ornaments
Christmas Card Pouch                                                 Howie the Holiday Penguin
Moogly Crochet Christmas Stocking Links                Moogly Links to Snowmen

Birthday:
Bobcap Hat                                                         Owl Kindle Cover
Candy Corn Hat                                                  Entrelac Cozy Kindle Cover
Butterfly Beret                                                    Penguin Kindle Cover
Hermione Beret from Deathly Hallows              Quick Kindle Cover
Dreaming the Day Away Kindle Cover              Celtic Cables Knit Kindle Cover
Happy Colors Penguin                                        Crochet Kindle Cover - Hannah
Lollipop Ornament                                            

Halloween:
One Skein Rats                                                       Frog Eye Hat
Dr. Who Jelly Baby                                                Crochet Witch's Hat
Big Nose Spider                                                     Easy Skeleton Mittens
Knitted Chocolate Bar                                           Crochet Robot Baby Cocoon
Witch Doll                                                             Wacky Costume Hats
Skull Caps                                                              Little Bat
Links to Moogly Blog Halloween Costumes        Rag Doll Wig Hat
Witch Hat and Shawl


Thanksgiving:
One Hour Wine Bottle Cozy

26 July 2013

50 States Knitting and Crochet Patterns and Maybe Some Other Things

I have an email, that has 50 patterns for knitting across the United States. So this is still a good place, to share and to save the patterns.

Alabama:
Montgomery Scarf - knitting
Alabama Cloth
Montgomery Fingerless Mitts
Alaska:
Amigurumi Snowman and Friend - knitting
Alaska Short Socks
Alaska Dog Slippers
Alaska Cloth
Snow Queen Ruffled Bag - Crochet
Arizona:
Arizona Summers Necklace - beading
Arizona Cloth
Arizona Lace Socks
Arizona Scarf
Painted Desert Scarf
AZ Dusk Scarf
Arkansas:
Little Rock Choker - this is beading
Arkansas Cloth
California:
California Poppy Quilt - Quilting
California Cloth
California Spring Scarf
California Roll
California Ranch Afghan
Crochet Poppy
California Dreamin' Clog Socks
Colorado:
Denver Hat - Knitting
Colorado Columbine Flower
Colorado Cloth
Colorado Scarf
Connecticut:
Autumn Leaves Afghan - knitting
Connecticut Cloth
New Haven Scarf
Delaware:
Peach Blossom Scarf  - knitting, aka Diagonal Baktus Lace Scarf
Entrelac Hat
Ponytail Hat
Finn's Hat Project
Fenwick Island Beach Jars - saving as I think the girls would have fun making these. This is not knit or crochet.
Florida:
Florida Beach Skirt - crochet
Florida Cloth
Palm Tree Granny Square
Georgia:
Georgia Peach Afghan - crochet
Georgia Cloth
Georgia Peach
Georgia The Giraffe
Hawaii:
Hawaiian Lei Wreath - Tissue Paper
Hawaii Cloth
Hawaiian Flowers
Idaho:
Potato Chip Scarf - crochet
Idaho Cloth
Illinois:
Violet Pin Crochet
Illinois Cloth
Navy Pier Beachy Wrap
Indiana:
Peony Wreath - tissue paper
Indiana Cloth
Peony Scrubbie
Iowa:
Bread Dough Rose Under Glass - dough and glass art
Iowa Cloth
Midwesterner's Slouch Beanie
Kansas:
Oz Inspired Hot Air Balloons - light bulb art
Hot Air Balloon Hats for babies - knitting
Kansas Cloth
Kansas Harvest Socks
There's No Place Like Home
Kentucky:
Kentucky Blues Afghan - crochet
Kentucky Cloth
Kentucky Agate Hat
Louisiana:
Magnolia Centerpiece - candle
Louisiana Cloth
Maine:
Pinecone Wreath - Pine Cone Art
Maine Woods and Rivers Mittens
Maine Cloth
Bar Harbor Sweater
Maryland:
Black Eyed Susan Flower - Crochet
Maryland Cloth
Ocean City Waves Scarf
Massachusetts:
Bostonian Hat and Scarf - Knitting
Massachusetts Cloth
Michigan:
Detroit Lions Mascot - crochet
Michigan Cloth from Michelle
Michigan Lake Shore Socks
Michigan Mitts
Michigan Cloth by Rhonda
Mackinaw Island Fudge Afghan
Minnesota:
3D Paper Star - Paper Art
Knitted Minnesota Winter Hat
Minnesota Cloth
Fiery Dragon Scarf
Minnesota Viking Hat
Mississippi:
Mud Coffee Jacket - Felt
Mississippi Cloth
Grapes of Wrath Socks
Missouri:
Cardinal Christmas Wreath - wreath art
Missouri Cloth
Short Row Scarf
St. Louis Blues Scarf
Montana:
Montana Winter Blanket - Fabric
Montana Cloth
Montana Scarf
Crochet Clematis Flower
Big Sky Scarf
Nebraska:
Cow Skull Medicine Wheel - Stained Glass
Nebraska Cloth
Nevada:
Bling Ring button and beads
Nevada Cloth
Nevada Crochet Snowflake
New Hampshire:
Apple Pie Wreath - wreath
Apple Hat for babies - knitting
New Hampshire Cloth
Portsmouth Fireside Socks
New Jersey:
Neon Jersey Rug - crochet
New Jersey Cloth
Jersey Shore Beach Bag
New Mexico:
DIY Painted Mug Set - Painting
New Mexico Hexagons
New Mexico Cloth
New Mexico Navaho Lapghan
Desert Sunset Tote Bag
New York:
Tiny Apple Key Chain - crochet
New York State of Mind Hat
New York Cloth
New York City Apple Coaster
Broadway Baby Scarf
North Carolina:
Starfish Dish Cloth - crochet
North Carolina Cloth
First in Flight Baby Hat
North Dakota:
Prairie Star Crochet Afghan
North Dakota Cloth
Fun In Fargo Mitten Scarf Set
Ohio:
Carnation Pin Crochet Flower
Ohio Cloth
Ohio SuperFan Hat - from Life in Cleveland Blog
Oklahoma:
Christmas Gift Box - Paper
Oklahoma Cloth
Oregon:
Covered Bridge Mirror - Paint
Oregon Ball
Oregon Cloth
Oregon Hiking Scarf
Portland Boatneck Sweater
Pennsylvania:
Amigurumi Easter Bells - Crochet
Pennsylvania Cloth
Pennsylvania Dutch Afghan
Hershey Wrap
Rhode Island:
Island Blues Choker - Beads
Sea Otter Amigurumi
Newport Rug
South Carolina:
Crochet Yellow Baby Blanket - crochet
South Carolina Cloth
South Dakota:
Southern Cross Afghan - crochet
South Dakota
Tennessee:
Glitter Jean Jacket - fabric paint
Tennessee Cloth
Texas:
Bronco Lantern - glass and paint
Texas Longhorn Cloth
Texas Cloth
Crochet BlueBonnet
Big Stitch Texas Rugs
Christmas in TX Afghan
Utah:
Beeeautiful Bee Decoration - Styrofoam
Colorful Bee Hive Afghan
West Desert Hood - knitting
Utah Cloth
Vermont:
Mountaintop Wedding Scrapbook - scrap booking
Vermont Hat
Vermont Cloth
New England Hand Warmers
Virginia:
Nautical Sleeveless Shirt Crochet
Virginia Cloth
Old Dominion Afghan
Washington:
Evergreen Topiary - topiary
Washington Cloth
Washington Square Cabled Scarf
Seattle Turban Headband
West Virginia:
Construction Paper Mountain Art
West Virginia Cloth
Charleston Cowl
Wisconsin:
Brie Shaped Soap
Wisconsin Winter Slippers - knitting
Wisconsin Dairyland Hat for child
Madison Scarf
Wyoming:
Towel Ghosts - Towels
Knit Wyoming Cloth

Edited to add: States Wash/Dish Cloths site is not available. I don't know what happened, but she took it down. Sorry. The cloths were beautiful and well written, easy to follow and while I have some printed, I will not share those as they were copyrighted to her and I hope that she will one day put them back up for those of us who were wanting to make an afghan using the patterns. But I will hold onto my printed patterns.

Weekend Knits from Email

My email fills up so very fast with patterns and I love that they are arriving, I also enjoy sharing with others, who do not get these emails. So here are the patterns that showed up for weekend knitting:

Beginner Tote
Circular Rag Rug
Boyfriend Blanket
Colorful Kitchen Trivet
Monk Strap Booties
Holey Square Shrugs
My Little Pony
Charity Pocket Lapghan
Crochet Owl
Crochet Owl Hat
Crochet Owl Blanket
Crochet Owl Family
Crochet Owl Toy
Sleepy Owl Ear Warmer
Vibrant Party Owls
Zig Zag Zoom Bottle Cozy
10 Hour Afghan
30 Minute Knitted Purse
2 Hour Santa Hat

Baby Hats:
Easy Beginner Hat
Cotton Candy Hat
Rock Candy Hat
Viking Winged Helmet aka Valhalla Baby Helmet
Super Pink Toddler Hat
Ribbed Baby Hat
Emli Bonnet
Rib Knit Baby Hat
Baby Bunny Newborn Hat
Baby in Bloom Hat
Very Violet Newborn Hat
Ribbon Baby Bonnet
Lace Baby Beanie

Recipes from FB

I like FB, because we can share, but there are things I do not like. For instance, I cannot save all that I want to my wall, because FB only shows me what it wants and if I want a certain thing, it is hidden. They are also, way liberal and delete accounts of Conservative Groups who are sharing the idiocy of our idiot in Chief, Obummer.

Today, I saw a group of people getting signatures and donations to work on Impeaching Obummer. Yeah!
They were handing out lots of information and was a good stop.
Also, I love this song! IT is so very true! It is called The Mom Song.

Now for some more things I want to make for my family to eat:

Snickerdoodle Muffins - Oh My!!!!

2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/4 cup sour cream
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar and 1 TBSP cinnamon mixed together for rolling

1.Cream the butter and sugar until soft about 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the vanilla. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until each is incorporated.
2.In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and nutmeg.
3.Add the flour mixture and the sour cream alternately to the egg-butter mixture in the additions. Start with the flour and end with the flour. Scrape the bowl occasionally.
4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out muffin batter one at a time and drop into a shallow bowl filled with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll the muffin around in the mixture until it is covered completely in cinnamon sugar. Place muffin into muffin tin. Depending on the size of your tins, you should get about 12 to 14 muffins. Bake them for approx. 20-22 minutes in a 350F oven or until they are golden brown.
 

STUFFED ZUCCHINI
 
INGREDIENTS
3 zucchinis
1/2 large onion, chopped fine
1 Tbsp butter
5 - 6 slices crispy bacon, chopped
1 Tbsp sour cream
1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp curry powder
1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh cracked black pepper

(you can also make these vegetarian and take the bacon out or use a meat sub. or replace with some olives or any other veggie)

DIRECTIONS
Give the zucchini a quick wash for good measure. Slice in half lengthwise. Leave the ends on to keep the filling in. Scoop out the flesh with a melon baller or a spoon. Leave a ledge of zucchini around the edges. For the life of me, I couldn't make straight lines. That's okay. They were still delicious. Arrange the zucchini boats in a baking dish. Chop the zucchini flesh as small as you like.

Finely chop half a sweet onion. Chop up some good smokey bacon. You could leave this out for a vegetarian side dish (maybe add some chopped mushrooms?)... but my family goes through quite a lot bacon, so it's going in! Add the curry powder... cook until desired doneness of onions and remove from heat. To the zucchini flesh, add sour cream. (How can this be bad?). Rough chop some fresh thyme leaves. Mix onion and bacon mixture with other ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Stir in the tomatoes. Seed them or else there may be too much moisture in the filling. You don't really want the filling to be all runny when you cut into it. Refill the zucchini shells with the filling mixture.

Grate some good aged Parmigiano Reggiano cheese on top and sprinkle with fresh cracked black pepper. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes. Of course you know me. I'm gonna grate even more cheese on them again... Smokiness from the bacon. Salty from the Parmesan cheese. Soft and buttery zucchini.

Lighten it up with light sour cream and light Parmesan
SkinnyTown USA

 
Pineapple Pecan Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
...


2 eggs
20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Icing:
1 stick butter, softened
1 8oz cream cheese softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla

Direction

Cake: Mix the dry ingredients. Add in the eggs, pineapple along with its juice, and the pecans.Stir just until moistened. Pour into a buttered 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely. Make Icing: Combine cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Frost cake using all the frosting. DELICIOUS!

 
A cousin tried this for her dogs and they loved it. My turn is coming. Will make for my dog.

 
CINNAMON ROLL CAKE ( YUM, Favorite in my house)

Cake:
3 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter, melted

Topping:
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Directions:
Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.

Glaze:
2 c. powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake.
Breakfast Bites--25 minutes to perfection.

What you need:
1 package of pre-shredded potatoes (refrigerated section next to the eggs)
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 finely chopped onion (optional)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a mini muffin pan. Pour potatoes into a bowl, add the salt, garlic powder and onion, stir to combine. Pour in the egg and give it another stir, then add the cheese and mix it all up. Spoon into mini muffin tins and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown and tops and edges begin to get crispy. Eat warm, or cool and freeze into individual packs and heat for about 20 seconds in the microwave.
 
Turtle Cookie Bars

Crust:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened

2nd Layer
1 cup pecan halves or chopped pecans
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup milk chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first 3 ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Pat mixture firmly into an ungreased 13x9 inch pan.

Arrange pecans over crust.

Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour mixture over pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Remove from oven; sprinkle with chocolate morsels. Let stand 2-3 minutes or until slightly melted. Gently swirl chocolate with a knife, leaving some morsels whole (do not spread). Let cool on a wire rack at room temperature until chocolate is set. Cut into squares
 
Lazy Cake Cookies -
1 box of yellow or white cake mix, 2 eggs beaten, 1 stick melted butter, 2C chocolate chips. Mix together and bake in 9X13 pan on 350 for 20 min. When cooled, cut into squares *Made this with my girls and OMG! too easy. **Edit Spray the pan with cooking spray for easy cutting and clean up. I used Butter Flavored Pam
 
 
 
EASY CHEESE DANISH

Ingredients:

2 cans of crescent rolls
1 8oz package of cream cheese at room temp.
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350. Place a sheet of parchment paper on cookie sheet or baking pan.

Open the crescent rolls carefully so as not to tear the dough. Do not unroll...you will need to leave it in it's cylindrical shape. Slice the dough into pieces about 1/4 inch thick (as though you're slicing cookie dough). Place the slices on a cookie sheet. Now press the center in to make an indentation for the cream cheese filling.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, regular sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and sour cream. Add a dollop of the mixture to the indentation you made in each circle of dough. I find that about a tbsp works well, but you can use as little or as much as you like.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. While the danish are baking, you can make a quick royal icing to drizzle over the tops.

Drizzle for top:

1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp softened butter

Mix together the confectioner's sugar, milk and butter in a small bowl. Use a spoon to drizzle it over the tops of the danish, or you can put it into a small zip-top bag and snip of the corner for an easy "piping bag."

Take the danish out of the oven and allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes before icing.
 

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

1 lb. zucchini or squash (about 2 medium-sized)
1/4 cup shredded parmesan (heaping)
1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs (heaping)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with foil and spray lightly with vegetable spray.

Slice zucchini or squash into 1/4 inch-thick rounds. Toss rounds with oil, coating well.

In a wide bowl or plate, combine breadcrumbs, parmesan, salt and pepper.

Place rounds in parmesan-breadcrumb mixture, coating both sides of each round, pressing to adhere. The mixture will not completely cover each round, but provides a light coating on each side.

Place rounds in a single layer on baking sheets. Sprinkle any remaining breadcrumb mixture over the rounds.

Bake for about 22 to 27 minutes, until golden brown. (There is no need to flip them during baking -- they crisp up on both sides as is.) - Greg's Skinny Friends
 
 
PEANUT BUTTER "BUCKEYE" PRETZEL BITES

1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
miniature pretzels
1 bag of chocolate chips or Merkins Choc. wafers

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. In mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until combined. Add sugars and mix well. You should be able to roll mixture into small balls without sticking to your hands. If needed, add more powdered sugar until it is easy to roll. Take each ball and sandwich between two pretzels. Place on wax paper. When done, stick in the freezer for a few minutes. Melt the chocolate (I used Merkins Choc. wafers - easier to work with). Dip each pretzel bite halfway into the chocolate and place on wax paper to set.

Buckeyes

1 1/2 cups Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 -4 cups powdered sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening

COMBINE peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on LOW until blended. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating until blended. Beat in additional powdered sugar until mixture, when shaped into a ball, will stay on a toothpick. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate.

PLACE chocolate chips and shortening in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth. Reheat as needed while coating peanut butter balls.

INSERT toothpick in peanut butter ball. Dip 3/4 of ball into chocolate, leaving top uncovered to resemble a buckeye. Remove excess. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Remove toothpick. Smooth over holes. Refrigerate until firm.
 



Mini Zucchini Cheese Bites

Ingredients
◾2 cups grated zucchini ( about 1 medium)
◾1 egg
◾1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
... ◾optional: 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, salt & pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl mix the zucchini, egg, cheese and cilantro. You do not have to add any salt or pepper since the Parmesan is salty enough . Evenly divide the mixture into the mini muffin pan filling to the top, packed down in each cup. Bake for 15- 18 minutes until golden brown around the edges.

NO BAKE - Cream Cheese, Coconut, Snowball's Recipe

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened.
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained.
1 cup chopped pecans
3 cups flaked coconut.
...
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and pineapple until combined then fold in the pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Take out of refrigerator and roll into 1-inch balls; then roll the balls in the coconut. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
4 tablespoons cold butter
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
3/4 cup cold whole milk
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Brush on top
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine Bisquick and cold butter. Don't combine too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter about the size of peas. Add cheddar, milk and 1/4 tsp garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.

Drop 9 equal portions onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops are light brown. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a bowl. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and parsley flakes. Use a pastry brush to spread garlic butter over tops of biscuits.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies 
 
CROCK POT APPLE BUTTER
Approximately 3 lb. apples
3 cups sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cloves
Dash of salt
3/4 cup water or fresh apple cider
Fill Crock-pot 3/4 full with peeled, cored and sliced apples. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until evenly mixed. Cover and cook on low setting overnight or until the butter is of a thick, spreadable consistency.
If apple butter has too much liquid, remove lid and cook on high until thickened. Stir often as butter thickens to prevent scorching.

Store in refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Freeze for longer storage.

Variation: For a less sweet apple butter, substitute 1 cup honey for the sugar


White Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
2 cups dry roasted peanuts
2 cups miniature marshmallows...
1 cup peanut butter
2 pounds white chocolate chips (2 12-oz packages plus 1 1/3 cup)

In a large bowl, combine cereal, peanuts and marshmallows. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and peanut butter on High for 1 minute and then in 30 second intervals until fully melted. Stir chocolate into cereal mixture. Mixture will be slightly runny. Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper. Let set until firm, 2 hours. Store in an airtight container.


25 July 2013

More Patterns from the Email

My email is exploding with patterns from different places. I get emails from different places, showing me some new and different and fun patterns that are free and that I might like to save and make. So I will be sharing a whole lot more of these patterns that I have in my email. It is easier to find them here, since I am labeling as I go and it cleans up my email so I don't have so much to search through.

Afghans:
Grandma's Washboard Afghan
Fast Finish Throw
Light Spectrum Afghan
Stained Glass Afghan
Seashells Afghan
Chevron Afghan
Clamshell Tutorial Afghan
Beginner Granny Afghan
Apple Leaf Tidy Afghan
Checkers Game Afghan
Crazy Ripple Afghan
Heavenly Angels Afghan
Scrap Afghan

Baby:
Ocean Ripple Baby Afghan
Easy Diagonal Baby Afghan
10 Stripe Baby Ball
Baby Developmental Ball
Crochet Baby Bib 
Beginner Crochet Baby Afghan
Baby Giggles Afghan
Bitty Cabled Hat available in preemie sizes
Baby Duck Toy
Baby Boat Booties
Cutie Patootie Baby Booties
Baby Uggs

Bags/Purses:
Green Grocery Bag
Braided Cable Bag
Melon Pocket Bag
Simple Handbag
Simple Market Bag aka Easy Market Bag
Sassy Summer Bag
Mesh Knit Market Bag
Minion Purse
Dollhouse Purse

Clothing/Tops:
Butterfly Summer Tank Top
Hotness Top

Cowls/Scarves:
Shark Tooth Scarf
Zig Zag Scarf
Riveted Scarf
Stockholm Scarf
Anime Infinity Cowl
Broomstick Lace Scarf
Autumn Garter Stitch Entrelac Scarf
Potato Chip Scarf (Knit)
Galaxy Scarf aka Starry Night Scarf
Peacock Jewel Scarf
Simple Skinny Scarf
Simple Scalloped Scarf - Crochet
Mindless Men's Scarf
Reversible Herringbone Scarf
Reversible Cable Moss Stitch Scarf

Gloves/Mitts/Mittens:
Emerald Green Handwarmers
Leafy Fingerless Mitts
Diagonal Eyelet Hand Warmers
Child's One Skein Mittens

Hat:
Despicable Minion Beanie
Katiedid Crafts Minion Hat
Diamond Trellis Hat
Magical Ombre Hat
Stylish Tiles Hat
Ripples of Kindness Hat
Sock Monkey Hat
Funky Kids Hat
Spiderman Hero Hat
Amelia Earhart Aviator Cap

Holiday:
Santa Hat and Beard
Striped Green Stocking

Kitchen:
Lucky Clover Dishcloth
Lake Ariel Dishcloth
Catch a Wave
Crochet Springtime Cloth
Granny Dishcloth
Dahlia Dishcloth
Crunch Stitch Potholder
Cheerful Dish Cloth
Granny Square Dishcloth
Rose Dishcloth
Daisy Dish Cloth
Scalloped Cherry Dishcloth
Buttery Sunshine Dishcloth
Pink Grapefruit Dishcloth
Flower Dishcloth
Blooming Flower Dishcloth
Aunt Bee's Gingham Dishcloth
Winter Snowman Dishcloth
Crochet Butterfly Dishcloth
Starfish Dishcloth
Mexican Hot Pads
Easy Ombre Dishcloth
Sun Catcher Dishcloth
Fabulous Fish Dishcloth
Multi Use Kitchen Cloths
Wiggly Trivet and Dishcloth Set

Links:
Free Amigurumi Patterns
More Free Amigurumi Patterns
91 Crochet Scarf Patterns
100 Favorite Crcohet Afghans
51 Food Themed Afghans
12 Free Crochet Bag Patterns
15 Crochet Hat Patterns
19 Shawl Knitting Patterns
13 Adorable Baby Hats

Miscellaneous:
Knit Toilet Paper - fun to make and use as a gag.
Pincushion Cactus
Dark Leaf Ear Warmers
Autumn Knit Leaves
Kindle Cover with Sock Yarn
Rememberance Flowers
Toddler Wings
Leg Warmers
Barefoot Beach Sandals
Knit Pencil Case

Shawls/Wraps:
Super Simple Shawl
Spring Flowers Shawl aka Green Elegance Shawl
Garter Stitch Shawl
Icelandic Sunrise Shawl
Magical Multicolored Shawl
Love Knot Summer Shawl
Escapist Shawl
Day to Date Shawl
Feather and Fan Shawl
Mystic Forest Shawl
Aqua Waves Wrap
Bluebell Shawl

Slippers/Socks:
Heel-Less Socks
Running Gag Socks
Cabled Slippers
High Instep Toe up Socks Using Fingerweight yarn
Serendipity Socks

Squares:
Framed Church Windows 6"
Wiggles Square
Grandma Dot's Bobble Square
Flower Square Motif
Hearts Around Square
Four Triangles Square

Toys:
Minion from Just Crafty Enough
Despicable Me Minion from Stephanie
Minion from Crochet Goods
Minion Two from Snacksies
Despicable Me Minion from Amigruthi
Despicable Me Minion from All About Ami
Emolga Pokémon Esther's Favorite
Drifloon Pokémon
Horsea Pokémon
HootHoot Pokémon
Wise Owl
Cute Little Clouds
Dr Who Doll the 10th
Raichu Pokémon Hannah's Favorite
Wooper Pokémon
Pichu Pokémon
Crochet Cabbage
Pikachu Pokémon
Meowth Pokémon Nicole's Favorite
Aipom Pokémon
Ampharos Pokémon
Charmander Pokémon
Evee Pokémon
PSYduck Pokémon - my girls tell me, not a Pokémon
Wolf Dreamer Minion
BomBomb
Private Penguin
Mew Pokémon When you are on this page you can look at all the Pokémons. My daughters are really into them.
Voltorb Pokémon

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