Halloween Treat for a Coworker!

I love Halloween!

I wanted to do something cool for my coworker who delivers the mail. Since he goes all over the building, I thought everyone else would get a kick out of it too.

I just took his makeshift “mail cart” and added a cardboard box to the front with binder clips, taped black poster board all around, sprayed paper towel tubes gold for handles, used white out tape for the R.I.P. and added the skeletons. (thanks for the skeletons Dawn!) The front box is filled with candy for him to pass out!

Trick or Treat!!




I finally finished my Easter Bunny! * in October *

I made myself a promise that I wouldn’t start any new projects until I finished at least one in my UFO basket. ( Un-Finished Objects ) So I grabbed this rabbit. All I had left to do was sew his arms and legs onto his body. ( duh… no clue why that seemed so hard at the time! ) Anyway.. he’s done! I added a seasonal plaid scarf for Oct/Nov. Next will be Christmas…. then Easter/Spring and Summer. So now I have an “All Occasion Bunny” just by changing his scarf. Yay!


Grammies Cherry Cookies Recipe

I love making quick drop cookies! This recipe is from my new book “Simple Gifts – 50 Little Luxuries to Craft, Sew, Cook & Knit” by Jennifer Worick.

350. 10-15 min. Makes 3 doz

1 C butter, room temp
2 C flour
1 tsp salt
6 Tbls sugar, plus extra to sprinkle on
2 tsp vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 C candied cherries, chopped
1 C chopped nuts

Cream butter & sugar together. Add flour, salt, & vanilla.

With spoon, fold in cherries & nuts.

Drop by spoonful on cookie sheet, flatten with fork, sprinkle with extra sugar ( I used Sparkling sugar ).

Bake until edges begin to brown.

* put nuts in a ziplock baggie and use a rolling pin to break them up

* I always use a cookie scoop to measure drop cookies. That way all the cookies bake evenly.





Easy Chocolate Cookie Cups


1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies

12 tablespoons peanut butter

12 tablespoons hazelnut spread with cocoa


Heat oven to 350┬░F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.

Scoop 1 tablespoon cookie dough into each muffin cup. Press down.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.

Using shot glass sprayed with cooking spray, immediately press center of each muffin cup gently to shape cookie cup.

Cool completely in pan. Turn pan upside down to remove cookie cups from pan.

Place 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter in each cookie cup.

Top each with 1/2 tablespoon hazelnut spread with cocoa.

I sprinkled a little course salt on them too!

These are so easy to make!



Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe!

1 C peanuts
1/2 C light karo syrup
1 C sugar
1 Tbl butter
1 t vanilla
1 t baking soda

Stir together peanuts, karo syrup and sugar in glass bowl. Microwave on high 4 min

Stir, microwave high 2 – 4 min

Add vanilla & butter, stir. Microwave on high 2 more min

Add baking soda, stir & quickly pour on cookie sheet with foil sprayed with pam. Spread quickly before it sets up.


* Have all ingredients ready to add with each step. You have to work quickly before mixture sets up.

* I use a 4 C glass measuring cup, it’s easier to handle when pouring.

* You can use cashews or any nut you want.

* You will have to adjust the times according to your microwave wattage.

* Be careful! This stuff is lava hot!

* These are really quick & easy to make!