Saturday, May 23, 2009

The very last biscuit recipe you will ever need.

I have tried for years to make perfect bisuits. I never seemed to succeed until I found this recipe!! Let me know what you think.

Homemade Biscuits

1/2 cup(s) unsalted butter
2 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon(s) baking powder
1 teaspoon(s) salt
1 cup(s) cold buttermilk
2 tablespoon(s) cold buttermilk
1 tablespoon(s) melted butter

DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 475 degrees F. Cut butter into small cubes and freeze 15 minutes. Stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Cut in butter using either a pastry blender, two knives, or your fingers until mixture resembles a coarse meal.
Stir in buttermilk using a fork just until dough forms. Knead 3 to 4 turns on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- by 10-inch rectangle. Cut out biscuits using a 3-inch cutter (gathering scraps until all dough is used).
Place 2 inches apart on a baking pan. Brush tops with melted butter.
Bake on top shelf of oven 16 to 18 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

TIPS & TECHNIQUESOut of buttermilk? Use "soured" milk instead. For this recipe, combine 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar with 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes, or until it begins to thicken.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yummy Chicken recipe

Amish Style Oven Fried Chicken
serves 4-5

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup (2/3 stick) butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon dried marjoram (optional)
8-9 chicken pieces - legs, thighs, breasts

Place the oil and butter in a shallow cooking pan and put in a preheated 375 oven to melt. Set aside.

In a paper sack, combine the flour and seasonings. Roll the chicken pieces, 3 at a time, in the melted oil-butter mixture, then drop them in the sack and shake to cover.

Place on a dish or wax paper until you have them all done.

Place the chicken in the pan, skin side down. Bake for 45 minutes.

With a spatula, turn over and bake 5-10 minutes longer, or until the top crust begins to bubble.

This recipe is from Jenifer Dugan in MI. Thanks for posting the yummy recipe. I have made it several times already.

A few of my current sewing projects!

I have a couple darling twirl skirts sets finished and ready to sell if anyone is interested, just contact me!

This little set will fit sizes 2T or 3T. It has a ton of twirling inches!! Your little angel will look so cute in this delight! It also is priced at $24.95.

It sells for $24.95 for the two piece set.

This little rose set is a size 3 T or 4T. It is so cute and full of twirling power! It is about 240 inches around the bottom ruffle!!!!!

It sells for $24.95 for the two piece set.

You can always contact me at

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mother's Day Flowers

My son and his wife gave me this beautiful planter for Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Sewing Closet

I have been busy cleaning my sewing room. I do not like clutter! I love looking at my fabric. I love touching and folding my fabric. Am I crazy or what? I have determined that I;

1. Love floral fabrics.
2. Love pinks, reds, purples, blues
3. Love romantic looking fabrics
4. Prefer light color fabric.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Button Winners!!!!!!

I had five ladies enter to win my Mother's Day Button giveaway! I just decided to give all five of them a package!!! I like to win and I'm sure they do to. I have send out message to each of you ladies for you mailing address. As soon as I get them I will ship your package! Thanks so much for entering.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sewing up a storm!

Here are some of my new creations I have been busy with this week.

Monday, May 4, 2009

John Deere

I just love John Deere!!! I'm adding this delightful and fun new purse to my shop at

Kandy Kisses is having a Mother's day giveaway!!!

Laurie Cummings from Kandy Kisses is having a Mother's Day giveaway!!

Visit her website for details

Lavender Stripes

Good morning!

It's a pretty spring morning where the sun seems like it wants to shine, but's it's just not quite there yet. I have been busy sewing this morning and just completed a new purse.

I went ahead and have this purse listed for sale in my shop. Check it out if your are interested!