Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cheese Straws

My mom bought me a "Christmas with Paula Deen" recipe book for Christmas and I noticed there was a recipe for cheese straws. My husband loves them and buys them whenever he sees them at Target. So, I tried making them about 2 months ago and now he asks for them all the time. They turned out great. We made them tonight while the President was speaking.

Also, for Christmas I received a stainless steel cookie press (it is 1/2 off right now). I use the star disk to pump out the strings of cheese.

Here are some pictures and you can view the recipe here.

This post is being linked to Tammy's Recipe's (Kitchen Tip Tuesday).

Monday, February 23, 2009

Valentine Gift for my Sweetheart

This is a pretty late post, but I've been pretty busy. For Valentine's Day I decided to purchase an Ipod for my husband. I know, very expensive gift for a Hallmark holiday, but he has wanted one for awhile that will work with his car stereo and Apple was having a good deal. The deal included free engraving. So, I purchased a black one to match his new (used) Black Eclipse. Here are some pictures.

Then, I thought he would need a case for it to keep it nice and shiny so I made him a little camo bag thingy to keep it in. I made it before I received the ipod though and it ended up way too big. I can't believe how tiny the ipod is!

The 1st picture is the back. There is a little pocket for him to put his headphones. I have noticed with the ones I have seen at the store I can never find one that will hold the headphones too. Then, I have a pocket on the inside to put the ipod in and a little flap that folds down and velcro's to the main part. I also added a little clip thing so he can clip it onto his belt loop or whatever.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

My Valentine Tote

Kevan and I went to a quilt show the other day and while there I spent a little money on a Moda charm pack of 5" square Valentine prints and a pattern that makes 3 different size totes. So, I made one of the tote's tonight. Here is a picture. The pattern was really easy, but the handles turn out a little longer than I like so I might shorten them a bit.