Friday, October 30, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
facebook. It should air, complete with the full tablescape and the third project I gave away before I took a picture. Ooops.
Once it dried I took a spray bottled and sprayed the plate until water bubbles rested on top about two squirts). I then took gold spray paint and sprayed it over the wet surface. I took a paper towel and blotted it up immediately, so it left a speckled surface-gold with some brown showing below. If you don't like it....spray some more and repeat, but it's a pretty easy project. If you want to use these as salad dishes, there is a clear shellac that makes things food safe you can get at places like Home Depot.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Eating a holiday meal with my family is sort of like the story of Goldilocks. Everyone has their quirks. Things they won't eat, will eat, expect to eat, never want to see again. At most meals-my extended family=7, so I don't know if it's good there are so few considering all the special request, or if we were larger-people wouldn't get to be so picky. I, of course, am not a single part of the problem (ha!). So, the goal is always to find things everyone will eat, that actually taste good. When my brother jumped off the vegetarian wagon straight into vegan -ville I refused to give up all those veggie casseroles. Someone said they had seen a vegan green bean casserole, so I got to work thanks to hummusapian I have a tasty dish that meets at least one of the guest requirements. I didn't let the others know it was vegan and everyone was happy. It also make a TON, so my family has room to grow.
Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Ingredients: 1/2 c. cashews (soaked for 4 hours or overnight in the almond milk), 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk, french onions (I got a large can b/c we like these a lot), 2 lbs frozen cut green beans, 1 T olive oil, 1 med onion (diced), 3 cloves of garlic (minced), 16 oz of mushrooms (chopped), 1/8 t ground nutmeg, 1 T soy sauce, 1/4 c dry white wine, ground black pepper (I used a substitution for the white wine-I know the alcohol cooks out, but my brother has been sober over 5 years now and doesn't even cook with it just as a matter of temptation)
Bring a large pot with 2 inches of water to a boil. Add green beans to boiling water. Cook over medium for 5 minutes (or until tender). Drain and run cold water over the green beans to stop the cooking. Set aside.
In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions to hot oil. Cook for five minutes and then add garlic and mushrooms. Cook for ten minutes (stir often). Add nutmeg, soy sauce, white wine, salt, and pepper. Simmer for five minutes.
Stir in cashew cream and 1/3 c.+ of the french onions. Stir in green beans.
Spread mix into large casserole dish and top with the remaining baked onions. Back at 350 for 20 minutes.
*It says this serves 8, but I think you could squeeze in several more people!
Friday, October 16, 2015
roly poly Santa's a few years ago. I just used traditional Christmas fabric at that time. The same person that taught me how to make these Santa's (my crafty friend, Terry), made some stuffed Santa's this summer for a show using some old quilts she found at Estate Sales etc. I just happened to have an old baby quilt I bought a few years back. I was going to make some stuffed hearts with it, but I never got around to it....
Thursday, October 15, 2015
I'm obsessed with candy corn, but the good thing about these are that they don't come with calories.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
here. One recipe makes six little loaves, or 3 larger bread loaves (9 inch). I always tell people this recipe is tastier than any other pumpkin bread I've ever tried....and there are a bunch of doubters right up until they try it. Seriously, add this to your list of things to try this year. Fall doesn't count until this makes its way into my belly.
Monday, October 12, 2015
last month. I've been buying frames at the dollar store and printing off all sorts of vintage pictures. I still have a ton more fall stuff to post, but first....a sneak peak at Christmas. I used the page of an old dictionary with the definition for Santa Clause on it. Details.
Friday, October 09, 2015
here. I found these little guys at the dollar tree. I didn't know how they'd work/look with a quick spray of black...turns out I love them.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
here later, and the last project tomorrow on my blog)...this one will be tough to share the finished product b/c short of bringing a black light or sticking around until the evening news....you just have to trust me that it works, but look....
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
I made this little pumpkin at the request of one of the GMT producers. She saw one of these last year at a craft show and fell in love. I'll be sharing this and a few more pumpkin crafts on Thursday on the show, but in the meantime, here is a sneak peak.