Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Yum - yum Cheesy Jack-o'-Lantern



Cheesy Jack-o'-Lantern
3  green onions, divided
2 pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
1/4 cup  finely chopped red peppers
2 slices  OSCAR MAYER Pepperoni
 RITZ Crackers
make it

CUT 4-inch length from green end of 1 onion; slice remaining onions. Beat cream cheese and 1-1/4 cups cheddar with mixer until blended. Stir in sliced onions and peppers. Refrigerate 1 hour.

SHAPE into ball; roll in remaining cheddar. Cut pepperoni into shapes for the jack-o'-lantern's eyes, nose and mouth; press into cheese ball to make face. Insert green onion piece into top for stem.

SERVE with crackers.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Arbor Hill Fabric Collection "Shabby"

The Arbor Hill collection from Benartex is pretty "shabby" fabrics in whisper soft florals, elegant paisleys and a lovely wallpater stripe.
$9.90 yard

The florals are delicately painted, and the entire palette is soft blues or pinks, with gentle touches of ivory. A wonderful choice for a relaxing bedroom or for little girl dresses for special occasion.

Need some inspiration?
Garden of Sheridan House 
designed by Janet Page Kessler + Free Pattern


Finished Size: 42" x 54"
Skill Level: Beginner


We made one substitution from within the collection
 we changed the outside border to keep is soft and shabby.

Included in Kit:
Free Pattern Arbor Hill
Fabric: Approx 4.25 yards for top, borders and binding

Available here for $45 + shipping:
Garden of Sheridan House

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Yum - Cheesy Potato Soup


Serves 6-8
Ingredients
1 (30 oz.) bag frozen shredded hash browns
1 (10 oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated, plus more for serving
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
croutons, garnish
crumbled bacon, garnish, optional
This time a year doesn't potato soup sound really good!


Directions
Combine chicken broth and hash browns in a large pot or Dutch oven over high heat and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium and stir in chicken soup, cheddar cheese and onion powder.
Season generously with salt and pepper and cook for 10-15 minutes.
Stir in sour cream and cream cheese and cook until completely incorporated, then blend everything together (or leave as is).
Transfer to serving bowls and serve topped with oregano, croutons and more cheese.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Serenity - Quilt Kit!

Serenity designed by Jan Douglas Designs.


This elegant heirloom quilt showcases the beautiful border in the center blocks with mirror image fussy cutting and hand or machine applique for the curves.  Detailed instructions and paper templates included in pattern.  No special rulers needed. 


The fabrics featured are 11 prints from the Graceful Moments collection from Maywood Studios.


 Finished size: Queen 90" x 102"
Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Included in kit:
Pattern: Serenity
Fabric: Approx 16 3/4 yards for top, border and binding.


Available here for $180 + shipping:
Serenity




Thursday, October 8, 2015

Yum! Slow Cook Chicken and Dumpling



INGREDIENTS:

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
2 cups baby-cut carrots
2 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)
2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
1 cup water
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups biscuit baking mix
2/3 cup milk

METHOD:

Stir the chicken, potatoes, carrots and celery in a 6-quart slow cooker.
Stir the soup, water, thyme and black pepper in a medium bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken and vegetables.
Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.
Stir the baking mix and milk in a medium bowl. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto the chicken mixture. Increase the heat to HIGH. Tilt the lid to vent and cook for 30 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked in the center.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Eureka Quilt Kit!

This beautiful quilt was designed by Jackie Robinson of Animas Quilting for Benartex.


Eureka features the fabric collection A Mum for a Mum also designed by Jackie. Get the illusion of curves with straight piecing. The color stories are also carefully thought out for maximum impact with rich plum/burgundy with leaf greens and beautiful creams/tans.



Finished size:  LAP 70" x 87"
twin $223, queen $241 and king $266
 kits are available too - email: linda@abbimays.com)
Skill Level: Intermediate


Pattern has Jackie Robinson's directions for four quilt sizes including the lap/twin shown.
Lap - 70" x 87"
Twin - 70" x 105"
Queen - 87" x 105"
King - 105" x 105


Included in kit:
Pattern:  Eureka
Fabric: Approx 15.5 yards
Fabrics are as pictured and include all yardage for top, borders and binding. We have not made any substitutions (and gets Mr. Buster's approval)


We've also included: The Binding Miter Tool designed by Jackie Robinson. This tool makes it possible for you to create PERFECT mitered corners on your quilt bindings.




Available here for $179 + shipping: Eureka