Sunday, October 31, 2010

Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton

I enjoyed this book very much. It is a quick read. The author keeps your interest throughout the whole book.

She makes you suspicious of every new character introduced into the book. Kelly is an accountant, her Aunt is murdered and she

doesn't think that man that has been arrested for the crime is the killer. She along with the friends she meets at House of Lambspun

yarn shop help her fine the real killer. If you enjoy knitting and mystery you will enjoy this book.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Caramel Rolls

I added nuts to my Caramel Rolls  


1/4 c. melted butter

1/4 c. brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 loaf frozen bread dough


1/2 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. butter

1 tbsp. light corn syrup

In saucepan, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1 tablespoon corn syrup. Heat slowly, stirring often. Pour into 8"x8"x2" baking pan.

Roll out dough on floured cloth to an 8"x10" rectangle. On top of dough, place 1/4 cup melted butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll up. Cut into about 2" slices. Place cut side down, over caramel mixture. Cover; let rise until double. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cool 2 to 3 minutes. Invert on a cookie sheet.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

a new hat for Cale

I used size 4 needles, and knit the smallest size. But the hat is still a little big for Cale. I think that I should shorten the tassels to. The pattern for this little hat can be found here


"In through the front door, Once around the back, Peek through the window, And off jumps Jack."

Saturday, October 23, 2010


My son went hunting today. He got some pheasants, and a rabbit. Way to go Dillon!!!

French Silk Fudge

My Granddaughter wanted to make some fudge for her Daddy as a gift. So we spent the morning making French Silk Fudge!! YUM!!!!!!
This recipe is a little tricky. We did the microwave method to make this fudge. It says to cook the fudge in the microwave for 3 minutes. Take it out stir it and cook again on high for 3 minutes. You have to watch it really, really close when you microwave it for the second 3 minutes, so that it does nor bubble up over the sides of your bowl. The recipe says use a large bowl. That is very important use the largest bowl that will fit into your microwave, because the sugar and milk does bubble up a lot!!

French Silk Fudge

2 cups powdered sugar

2/3 cups cream or 1 small can (5 fl. oz.) evaporated milk

1/4 cup butter

3 cups (18 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 cups miniature marshmallows

2 tablespoons vanilla

1 cup chopped nuts

Microwave Directions:

1. In large glass bowl, combine sugar and milk.

2. Microwave on full power for 3 minutes; remove and stir.

3. Return and cook an additional 3 minutes on full power.

4. Add butter, marshmallows, chocolate and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in nuts.

5. Pour into a buttered 8" x 11" pan.

6. Chill and cut into small pieces. Makes 2 pounds.

Conventional Method:

1. Combine powdered sugar and milk in a heavy bottom pan.

2. Stir constantly and bring to a boil. Boil for 1-1/2 minutes.

3. Stir in butter, marshmallows, chocolate chips and vanilla. Mix well. Stir

in nuts.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna is married to a man that she does not Love, but she has a son with him that she adores!!! But I wonder did she really Love her son more then herself? Because she sacrificed her relationship with her son, so that she could have a young lover. She lives in Russia during the 19th century, a very rich,  beautiful women, and that thinks she can have any man that she wants. I think that she is a very conceited and selfish women. She has a daughter with her young lover, that she pays very little attention to. Her daughter is being raised by a nurse, that lives in the home with her, and her lover. Any way in the end of the book she throws herself under a train and dies. Her husband keeps her son, and takes her daughter because she has his name. Her young lover is devastated and goes off to war. Another love story in this book is between Levin and Kitty. Their story is very different from Anna's. This is a very long book. 995 pages. But I enjoyed the book very much.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hand woven scarf

I absolutely LOVE weaving. I have found that I can knit every single day, but it seems that I only weave in the Fall and Winter.

I guess that I am to busy outside reading and sunbathing in the summer to take time out for weaving. I made this had woven scarf for a friend.

It is 6 inches wide and 88 inches long. I made it very long so she can wrap it around her neck and head in many ways. It is sure to keep

her neck warm this winter. We have very COLD, and SNOWY winters in South Dakota.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon Glaze

1 loaf of frozen white or sweet bread dough, thawed

1/4 c. melted butter or margarine

1/2 c. sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 c. finely chopped nuts, if desired

Let dough rise till doubled in size. Roll out on floured surface to an 18x10 inch rectangle. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Brush dough with half the butter; sprinkle with half the cinnamon sugar mixture and all the nuts. Cut in half lengthwise to make two 5x18 inch rectangles. Roll up each. Cut each strip into 20 pieces.

Place cut side down, in well greased 9x13 ich or 10x15 inch pan. Brush with remaining butter; then sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar. Cover; let rise in warm place until double in size, 30 to 60 minutes. Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately. Frost warm rolls with icing.
Cinnamon Glaze
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons buttermilk

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010