Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Strawberry~Shortcake

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Finally, after much tweaking, here's my Strawberry Shortcake recipe.  I hope you'll enjoy it too!


  


Sift together in a bowl:
                  
2 cups flour
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cut in until crumbly:     8 tablespoons Butter

Beat together:
   
1 large egg
2/3 cup Milk
 2 tablespoons vanilla.  OR lemon extract
Add to flour mixture

Pour into a buttered [greased] 9 inch baking dish. Bake 350 for 20 minutes.

  
Easy, delicious, and nothing but southern goodness!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Sheet.Music Nest

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I have yet another sheet-music craft to share with you... it's cute and perfect for Summer!

*for other sheet-music projects, click HERE!







To get started, you will need:::
A glass or ceramic bowl,  saran wrap, another bowl for glue solution, paper or sheet music

First, cover your work-surface with either tinfoil or parchment paper, to avoid a sticky mess.
Take a glass bowl [the size you want your nest] and wrap it in saran wrap, wrapping the outside and bottom, and folding the edges into the inside of the bowl. 
Next, take another glass bowl. In it mix water, [approx. 1/4 cup] and two good squeezes of regular glue together. [*I added some tacky glue in addition]  Make sure to mix it well.
Cut strips of paper, different sizes. Soak the paper in the glue solution, until thoroughly wet. 




With the bowl face-down, start covering the bowl with the strips, laying & pressing them in different directions.  Do so until the bowl is completely covered.  Let the bowl dry.




While the bowl or "nest" is still a little damp, gently pull it off the bowl, pulling on the saran wrap.
 As you can see, the bowl lost some of its shape after taking the SW off. {far right pic.}



I "groomed" a few pieces of paper that were too long, and set it back on the bowl [on top of a glass] to dry a little longer.....  Now, the little cutie is showcasing my eggs!


Happy Tuesday!