May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill,
And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.
Have a Merry Christmas.
I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen over the years learning how to cook and bake. The Texas sheet cake is just one of the many recipes that I have had so many complements on. When I lived in Jacksonville, Florida, I was regularly asked to make this cake for my co-workers. I ended up feeling like I was making the cake about every other day but I did not mind because I enjoyed baking.
Here are the ingredients for the cake:
Here are the steps on how to make the cake:
Here are the ingredients for the frosting:
How to make the frosting:
In a medium bowl combine all the above ingredients. Add the milk gradually. You can always add more milk,but you can’t take milk out. Add the nuts once everything is mixed together. Mix with a mixer. Make sure the butter is mixed well into the frosting and the butter is at room temperature. Then spread frosting on to the cooled cake. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top if desired.
Thought today I would share with you one of my many favorite recipes. I am always searching for new recipes to try and came across a shepherd’s pie that is really good. If you go to Allrecipes.com you will find the recipe there. Prep times takes about 30 minutes and cook time is about 20 minutes. So as you can see it does not take a lot of time to make. I try to get as much of the prep work done ahead to save on time. So I hope you will give this recipe a try.
I don’t know about you, but I like to use a crock pot on my busy days. So thought I would share a recipe today that is really good and easy to put together in the crock pot. Now are you ready to see how easy this meal is to put together? Here we go!
It’s so good and the meat is so tender it falls apart!!
Wanna learn how to make half square Triangles? Well I am going to show you how easy they are to make. I am making a star table topper made with half square triangles. So I thought what a great opportunity to teach my favorite peeps how to make half square triangles. Ladies, fire up the sewing machines and lets get started!
Cut your squares. My pattern calls for 7 inch squares. Finished size is 6 inches. Next, put right sides together and pin. Draw a diagonal line corner to corner. You can use a pen or pencil because you will be drawing on the wrong side of the fabric. Next, we are going to sew on each side of the line that was drawn. I placed the quarter inch foot right on the line that was drawn. Then sew on each side of the line that was drawn.
Now your two lines sewn should look like the picture below.
We are almost there! Take your rotary cutter or scissors and cut on the line that was drawn which would be the middle line.
Now you should have two triangles.
Press open the seam.
Cut off the ends sticking out.
Its time to square up the square. My squares finished should be 6 inches.
Press the square with the Iron. Ta Da you are finished!!!!!
I hope everyone had fun with me today! So go sew some half triangle and make something.
Until next time, happy quilting
Hello everyone! I came across a website a few weeks ago called Quilts for kids and decided that I would make a quilt for a child. I ordered a quilt kit and received it in about 14 days. The only thing that I needed to buy for the quilt was batting and everything else is provided in the kit for 6 dollars.If you get a chance make sure to check out their website at www.quiltforkids.org. The quilt patterns are easy to make and does not really take that much time to complete. I am happy that I finally got to finish the quilt because there has been a lot going on here the last 3 or 4 weeks LOL. I have found my stress reliever LOL quilting.
Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a good week and did something fun. Two weeks ago I went to Tennessee to visit my mom and dad and decided to make a trip to Hobby Lobby. As I was going down the craft aisle, I came across an embroidery pattern book and of course I had to buy it. I was not sure what colors of embroidery thread I going to use so I bought a pack that had all kinds of colors. My mother and I looked through the book and she picked out two patterns that she liked. So, the next day I began ironing the pattern on the dish towels and embroidering. While in Tennessee I was unable to finish the project so I had to bring it home and complete it. Now I am ready to ship it to Tennessee. Can’t wait for my mother to see the finished project.