Friday, February 27, 2009
I am only posting this as it is no longer on the main page at Craftster and I had a heck of a time finding it again.
Batgirl at Craftster had a wonderful posting that compared online venues for selling crafty stuff and I wanted to keep it on hand for future reference.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
But I also found this site that shows how to make one out of parts from an old 3 1/2 floppy. You basically take the disc apart and use the center as the bridge and the metal clasp as the rest of it.
I made this one out of a floppy disc and posted how I made it here:
I found this recipe at another cool site that I ran across, Chica & Jo
Recipe:"Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup natural peanut butter *
1 cup skim milk
1 tbsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl.
Combine the peanut butter and milk in another bowl, then add to the dry ingredients. Mix well, then knead into a firm dough with your hands.
Roll out to 1/4″ thick and use a dog bone cookie cutter to cut into cute shapes (or just use a knife to cut into small squares).
Place on a cookie sheet about 1/2″ apart (close is OK - they won’t rise)
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until thoroughly dried.
Makes about 7 dozen 2″ biscuits.
* The use of natural peanut butter here is important. This variety is made from nothing but peanuts and salt, so it’s better for your dog than the regular stuff, which is loaded with added sugar."
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
There are lots of awesome Hallween receipes, including Eerie Eyeballs, Brittle Merginue Bones and a slew of other gruesome-awesome recipes that I plan to try out this Halloween and I may just have to buy her book!
From Gourmet, Feb 99 (Epicurious) :
Almond Coconut Granola
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2/3 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
- 1/3 cup hulled green pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
- 6 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup mixed dried fruits such as raisins, cherries, and apricots
Preheat oven to 325°F.
In a large bowl stir together oats, almonds, coconut, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, and salt. In a small saucepan melt butter with honey over low heat, stirring. Pour butter mixture over oat mixture and stir until combined well.
In a large jelly-roll pan spread granola evenly and bake in middle of oven, stirring halfway through baking, until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool granola in pan on a rack and stir in dried fruits.
Granola may be kept in an airtight container at cool room temperature 2 weeks.
I downloaded it and it was simple to use - below is my name converted into hieroglyphic.
I am not sure what I am going to use this for, but know there is a craft application here somewhere. Maybe an Egyptian themed t-shirt, journal or calendar.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Instructions from her blog: