This blog will start up, hopefully on January 1, 2010.
We will be exploring, learning and perfecting talents, skills and techniques.
This blog will have myself as the main poster and my 6 daughters as the other possible posters.
I will post our reference material and were I found it. If you want to work with us, great, but please post your results (good or bad).

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Long Time No Type!

Hey!! I was getting a sad vibe from this blog. So I figured I'd post SOMETHING. Here's pics of some of my projects I've done in the past..I don't know..three months I guess?
The purple hat I made for my brother. The green and white hat I made for my sister. and the white thing is the cheesecake I made for Christmas. I wish I could tell you how the cheesecake tasted. But I never got to eat a piece....It's really not that hard, so I'll probably make another one. Except this time, I'll let the cream cheese soften up a little more.. :/
Anyways!! I'll try to post some more on here! I'm supposed to be starting home economics with the nieces soon. So hopefully I'll have some things to show you.

Peace out peeps!!
Abby ♥

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Pie Crust

Here is my pie crust baking experience. This is a crust that I have used many times and really like. I have used it for both sweet and savory. It's easy to make and tastes good. This is my Fold-over Apple Pie . Will post recipe later.

Step 1: Cut in butter


Step 2: Add water


Step 3: Form into disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate.


Step 4: Roll out


Step 5: Fill & Bake


Finished product:


It tasted much better than it looked. Yummy!

Later Jen

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pepperoni Pizza Quiche

Abby made it and it was awesome.  The crust recipe she used was truly wonderful.  She has been having difficulty posting the pics so she hasn't posted it at all.  But I wanted people to know she did it.  I keep forgetting to get the ingredients I need for my Herb Crust Pot Pies.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Quiche! And Pepperoni Pizza???

Hey!! Well as you know, we're making something with a pie crust this month. So I decided I wanted to make a Quiche! Well, I didn't want to make just any plain old quiche, so I am making a Pepperoni Pizza Quiche! I'm pretty excited, I hope it tastes good. Anyway, I'm going to try and make it sometime next week. I'll make sure I take pictures and let you know how it tastes.
Wish me luck!!

I got the recipe from Foodieview.com. and my pie crust recipe will either be from a Julia Child book we have or my cookbook, not sure which.


Pastry Crusts- Barb

That really should have been the term I used instead of pie crust.
For my first endeavor:
I have picked the Herb-Crusted Chicken PotPies from the book Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks by Linda Carucci. I will probably be fixing it for dinner later this week or beginning of next. I will have Abigail take some pictures.
I will probably do a dessert pastry crust also. Even though Dan and I are trying to lose weight. Who can resist the thought of a homemade apple or cherry pie?


Sorry for the delay. We had to go out of town suddenly due to the death of my father-in-law.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

End of the Year Exploits

One thing I did during the Month of December was start a batch of Vanilla Extract. I know it is easy, but you know finding good vanilla beans you can afford isn't.
I found a source, ordered them (they got here fast). Sliced them. Put them in a pint jar (actually two, I gave one to Jen) and poured Smirnoff vodka over them. I must admit I have opened the jar to smell it a couple of times. Within days it smelled and looked right, but I am waiting until the end of January to use them. Hopefully, I won't run out of the store bought before then.