Monday, November 21, 2011

Garlic & Cheese Quinoa Patties

Photo:  Poor Girl Eats Well

Garlic and Cheese Quinoa Patties at Poor Girl Eats Well (adapted from Heidi Swanson’s Baked Quinoa Patties on 101 Cookbooks) described these as a quick, inexpensive and healthy snack food that she is taking on a trip with her and want to try to see if my son will like as an after school snack.

For the recipe click Poor Girl Eats Well

Friday, November 18, 2011

No-Boil Freezer Manicotti

Photo:  Source

This is what my Mom would have called "funeral food" as it would be great to make and give to a grieving family as all they have to do is put it in the freezer and when ready to use, thaw it out for a day then bake it for an hour.
If you have freezer space (which unfortunately, I don't) you could make ahead.

I found the recipe for the above at $5 Dinner Mom (guest post by Mom on a Mission For Christ) and what I like about it is it not only sounds easy and inexpensive to make, the cleanup would be minimal as you mix the filling in a quart size.

For the recipe, click here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Photo:   Me Sew Crazy

Me Sew Crazy has a tutorial and free printable pattern to make the above out of newborn onesies for babies 0-6 months here.

I don't have any need to make these at this time, but perhaps for a future project and to share with any new moms that might have bigger babies like I did (8lbs 8 oz) and never fit into newborn clothing and grew out of 3 month clothing at 3 weeks.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Vintage Cardigan to Jumper

Photo:  source

A Beautiful Mess has a tutorial on turning a vintage sweater into a jumper by cutting off right under the sleeves and turning the sleeves into the straps.  As it is a little shorter than I prefer, I will be on the lookout for a super larger/extra tall mens cardigan to try this on because it does look super cute.

For the tutorial, click here.

Monday, November 14, 2011


I am an email subscriber to Mr. Food and this gem arrived in my inbox and not only sounds good, also sounds like it will be easy to make as you use a 16 oz package of gingersnaps (except for 6 cookies as a garnish), dip in milk, line a large bowl, cover with 1/2 of frozen whipped topping (reserve 1/4 of the tub) and 1 tablespoon of dessert and repeat the freeze overnight, unmold, crush up remaining cookies and top with remaining ingredients and 1/3 caramel topping then serve.

I think when I do make this, I will opt to try it with ice cream (maybe butter pecan) instead of the whipped topping
Click here for the recipe

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ruby Tuesday's Potato Salad

 Photo:  Kathryn Sprowl

When I "liked" Ruby Tuesday's on Facebook I was surprised to see that they had an application for recipes - some are user submitted and some are there own.  Below is the recipe from that application (Link)

"Ruby Tuesday Potato Salad

Submitted by Ruby Tuesday in Salads

By popular demand, here is our Famous Potato Salad Recipe.

3-1/2 Pound Baked Potatoes diced 1/2" x 1/2"
1-1/2 Cup celery, 3/8" diced
1/2 Cup green peppers, 3/8" diced
1-1/s Cup Boiled Eggs, 3/8" diced
2 Cup Mayonaise
2 Tablespoon Mustard
1/2 Cup Ranch Dressing
1 Teaspoon Black pepper
1 Teaspoon salt


Gently mix to combine all ingredients. In a separate container, mix the dressing: mayonnaise, mustard, ranch, peppercorn and salt. Combine the dressing and vegetables and mix well. Store in the appropriate container and cover with a lid. Allow the salad to chill for 1 hour prior to service."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Witch Boot Bookmark

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I love this clever witch boot bookmark made out of Fimo or Sculpey clay and wire.

For the how-to click here.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Deep Fried Oreos

 Photo: C.R.A.F.T.

Its a funnel cake...its a cookie...its a Deep Fried Oreos!   Recipe at  C.R.A.F.T.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Asian Slaw with Ginger-Peanut Dressing

Photo:  Once Upon A Chef
This Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing recipe by Once Upon A Chef, which includes making the fresh dressing sound like it would be refreshing change from a regular salad, which is why I am putting it on my list.

The salad itself is made out of cabbage, carrots, edamame, scallions, peanuts, a red pepper and cilantro and the dressing out of honey, oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and peanut butter.