Friday, February 22, 2013

Post Valentine's Day-Snow Day Cookies

I want to be clear:  It is NOT my intention to take credit for creating anything (unless otherwise noted) I post on my blog, I am however glad to take credit for DOING the things I post on my blog :)  I will do my best to give credit where credit is due, so with that being said....

I have been meaning to make cookies for my Mr. to take to work.  He works in construction management and has bragged to his guys about my baking skills (*Mainly following directions) so here are the cookies I am making today:

I am learned a very lesson the hard way with a different recipe I made from Pinterest.  The lesson: it's important if you try a recipe and like it, WRITE IT DOWN.  I lost a delicious crock pot recipe by trusting the sites pinned to remain virus/spam free, and I was wrong.  I am still upset about losing the recipe mentioned that I won't let another go undocumented. 

Always write out recipes, Pinterest has lost some good ones.

The reason why I love making these cookies is because they are fast and easy, no measuring flour and sugar, just place all the ingredients in the mixer and go for it.

As you can see I made these cookies a little on the small side.  It is only Friday and they are suppose to last until Monday; they won't.  I plan on making another batch on Sunday for work.

I barely got them frosted and we had to try them.

And again, I barely get the second pan out of the oven and one goes missing... Good thing I made them small. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Descaling an Iron (possibly a little too domestic)

This will probably be one of my most domestic posts:  How to Descale and Iron.
My view of the snow storm as it started
Gathered Materials

Coffee, A View, Tunes (my choice: Alt Nation on XM), White Vinegar, Rag Towels, Dirty Iron, & distilled water (not pictured)

I did a Google search for how to descale an iron, but I didn't find anything I liked so I took from several I read, all had the same theme, white vinegar and steam followed by distilled water.

First steam out any water remaining in the iron.  Fill iron with white vinegar.

Turn the setting to the highest steam setting and let the vinegar steam out until the "tank" is empty or all the holes are cleaned out, then fill the iron with distilled water.

Let the iron steam the tank dry, this will further clean out the lime scale in the iron.  I had to fill my tank twice because this is my first time cleaning my iron and it's gotten a lot of use over the last 5 months. My next post... Homemade napkins.  It includes a lot of  pre-sewing sewing and ironing (hence my scaly iron and the need to clean it.)

Starting in the Middle

Not sure where to start, since I have been crafting from Pinterest for a while now.  I'm excited to start sharing all my Pinterest progress, photos, and recipes.  I have been laid off work for over a year now and while it's a hard decision not to return to work we decided I would become the Domestic Manager of the household.  I decided I wanted to start a blog to share all the new things I have learned from Pinterest, my Mom teaching me how to use a sewing machine, recipes (because if you know him you know my Mr. loves to eat) and other random topics like trips and eventually Motherhood.