Thursday, December 25, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
I made some Dilly Casserole Bread this morning and my house smells so good!! This recipe was a Pillsbury Bake-off winner in 1960..It was made and entered by Leona Schnuelle from Crab Orchard, Nebraska and she won $25,000!!! My Gramma was the one that first made this in our family. My husband hated cottage cheese but this was one of his favorite breads..we didn't tell him it had cottage cheese in it, until after he tried and like it. :-)
(2) 1 pkg. yeast (4 t.) 2 t. dill seed
(1/2) 1/4 cup warm water (2 t.) 1 t. salt
(2 C.) 1 cup creamed cottage cheese (1/2 t.) 1/4 t. baking soda
(4 T.) 2 T. sugar (2) 1 egg
(2 T.) 1 T. instant minced onion (5 C.) 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups of flour (I use bread flour)
(2 T.) 1 T. butter (the ingredients in parentheses is for a double batch)
Dissolve yeast in water. Heat cottage cheese to lukewarm. Combine sugar, onion, butter, dill seed, salt, baking soda and egg in a bowl with cheese and yeast mixture. Add flour to form stiff dough. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk. Stir down dough. Turn into well greased 1 1/2 qt. casserole or 8 inch round pan. Let rise 30 - 40 minutes or until light. Bake in 350 degree oven 40-50 minutes. Brush with butter and sprinkle with salt. Makes 1 loaf. (As you can see by the pictures, I make buns, and I cook each pan 10 minutes and then I switch around the pans on the oven grates and cook another 10 minutes. 20 minutes total for the buns. Doubled recipe makes about 22-24 buns)
Sew until next time, have a great day and try making some Dilly Bread!!!!
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Welcome to the North Pole, if you would like to see more of this quilt and maybe another one or two. I hope my #1son (and my only one) will come today and carry my tree upstairs for me so I can get started decorating it!!! Sew until next time, I hope your decorating is ALL done and ready for Christmas. Have a Stitches kind of day!!!!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Here are a few early pictures of my Fairy Garden this year. I didn't get anything new but just arranged it differently from the previous garden. Joel, my grandson, helped me so I had good help in making it. Enjoy!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Sunday, September 14, 2014
I think I have been on a self imposed sabbatical but it's time I surfaced on here and get some current posts published soon. It was a lot of baseball, watching 2 grandson's play, on 2 different teams. Weddings, my 3rd grandson to get married and a great niece the week following. And then I just got out of the habit of posting, does anyone else ever get in the same boat??? Back in May, when I made the puppy tea towels for my future granddaughter-in-law, my daughter-in-law "ordered" a set of tea towels for their 20th wedding anniversary in June ..so I got busy and made the next set. I chose Bluebirds to embroider and they were fun to do. So here are the Bluebirds!! Now I have several more sets "ordered" so I guess I should just keep on embroidering tea towels for everyone in the family. My daughter's both tell me that their towels are all worn out and new ones are really needed. Okay, then!!!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
|This never photographs very good, It's called Dragon Arum. Or Dragon Lily. It has a very unique blossom, that smells like something dead for a couple of days!!|
|pretty pink peony|
|I love the purple and lime green of this blossom. Only 1 plant and it is filling up the whole pot.|
|I have extended an invitation to you.|
|White daisies that come up year after year anywhere they want to..just try getting rid of them!|
|More red lilies|
|Wish they could last until the 4th of July|