Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I am super excited about my very first link party! I'm a little nervous about it, but if you don't try you'll never know how it turns out right? I can't wait to see what y'all are working on! Here is my super cute button to start spreading the love:
Thanks for linking up! Can't wait to see what you are creating!
*Remember that by linking up you give me permission to feature your project :)
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Hi everyone! Today I want to share another family favorite: Danish Aebleskiver Pancakes! Traditionally Danish Aebleskivers are cooked in a special pan that looks like this:
They are super fun to eat like this, but it takes a really long time to feed a lot of people, so my dad had the ingenius idea to make larger pancakes that take a fraction of the time to feed everyone :) Aebleskivers are fluffier than normal pancakes. Here's a side view:
Now on to the recipe:
6 egg whites
6 egg yolks
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
powdered sugar (optional to put on when eating)
Beat egg whites just until stiff peaks form. Set aside. Beat egg yolks until lemon colored. Mix in buttermilk, flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold in beaten whites. Cook on a griddle at medium heat. Cook until bubbles form around the edge and flip them over. Cook the other side until golden brown. Add butter and powdered sugar, or jam and then eat!
Here is a shot of the two batters before it has been folded together:
Here is one last shot of my Aebleskivers:
I love these so much! What do y'all think?!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Happy Mothers Day all you amazing moms out there! This year for mothers day after much pressure and asking from me, my mom finally said that she wanted a Ben Behunin Bowl. He's a local potter and author. Here is the bowl that my mom chose:
Beautiful right?! Here is the vase that I bought for my friend Elizabeth for her birthday this week:
Here is a picture of me and my mom at Ben Behunin's pottery studio:
Here is a picture of the complete entrance to his studio:
If you want to check out more of Ben Behunin's work check out his site: http://www.potterboy.com
I have also read his Isaac Books. They are amazing!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Happy Friday! Today I am super excited to share this fun Chevron Cork Board Frame Tutorial! Here's what you'll need for this project:
Next I free handed a chevron design on a cardboard template. Then I traced my design on the cork board. Then I cut out the chevron pieces that I traced like so:
Next I hot glued and trimmed the cork board pieces. Here is a close up:
Here's one more look at my funky frame:
I wish that y'all could see this in person! It is super fun and tactile! What do you think?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
My friend Cody did a huge a service for me and fixed my blog! I was having a serious broken link issue and he figured out in 2 minutes what had taken me days and hours! Oh if only I was a computer guru! I asked him if I could bring him a treat, and he asked for Snickerdoodles, so how could I refuse?
Yummy huh?! Here is a picture of my friend Cody who saved my blog :)
These yummy cookies come from Betty Crocker's Cookie Book. Now on to the recipe:
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Heat oven to 400*. Mix shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and eggs thoroughly. Mix flour, cream of tartar soda and salt; stir in. Shape dough in 1' balls. Roll mixture of 2 tbsp sugar and cinnamon. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. These cookies puff at first, then flatten out.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
My friend Elizabeth and I decided one night that we would go for a walk in the rain. Here are the pictures depicting our adventure:
By the end of this walk we were drenched! It was so cold, but it was super fun. Have you ever have one of those moments that really isn't super logical, but it represents a memory? This was one of those nights for me. It was a crazy idea, but we laughed a lot :)