Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Corn Chip (Fritos) cookies

When I spotted this recipe on one of the blogs that I read, I knew I had to try it. I'm a big fan of sweet and salty and Fritos fit the bill. Who knew, you could add them to a cookie?
Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Corn Chip Cookies
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups crushed corn chips
1/4 cup Skor bits
Sugar to roll cookie dough balls in

Cream together butter, shortening, sugars and peanut butter. Stir in egg and vanilla
Whisk together dry ingredients and stir into creamed mixture until well blended.
Stir in corn chips and Skor bits.
Scoop out 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.
Bake at 350F for 12 minutes.
Makes around 2 dozen.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

April Swap Card of the Month

Keri and I are still going strong with our monthly swap cards. We both have so many products that we've never used, that we haven't been swapping much, just using products that are new, to us.

I thought I would never want to see another bee card after all the cards I made for Loonies for Lindor, but when My Favourite Things released this set, I knew one of us would have to get it. Luckily for me, Keri picked it up so I can borrow it whenever I want...
And here's the card, she made. ( Apparently she used a new technique, inking the embossing folder) I'm not sure how it worked out, but it made a great background....
I used my Lawn Fawn Airplane set that I've had for some time. It has so many possibilities..
I also used a new technique (to me) and sponged the backgound with Distress Oxide (Broken China).
I'm already planning on changing the sentiments for other occasions...
Oh wait, I just realized I used another new product, the Lawn Fawn Stitched cloud borders. Very useful for these scenes.

Thursday, 10 May 2018


I really need to get working on that Light Box goal. My photos are so over-exposed when the light is not good. I am so lucky to have a group of friends that get together twice a year at a gorgeous cottage to scrap the days away. We eat great food and have such a wonderful time together.

While I was packing, at the last minute I thought I would throw in some UFO's (unfinished projects). You know the cards that you coloured and never put together or were making multiples and miscounted. Well, I had quite a stack and needed to get them done or throw them out!
Believe it or not, this is the AFTER bin!

The good news is I was able to complete 58 cards, some new but mostly I just wrapped up some of the unfinished ones. Feels so good to get them DONE!
And while it's totally out of season, I had these pumpkins coloured and finally put them into cards.
Aren't they sweet?
Now, I have a large stack of cards to organize and maybe I'll even sit down and send out one or two.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Brunch Casserole

Even though this is technically a "keto" recipe, I thought Brunch casserole sounded more user friendly and it's my blog so I can re-name at will.
I made this recently for an amazing weekend/week away with my peeps and I thought it was delicious enough to post AND make again.
I plan on making it and cutting it up into squares to pull out for a quick breakfast dish. I like the fact that it sneaks in quite a few veggies as well.

I just snapped one blurry photo. Perhaps when I make it again, I'll get a better pic.

Brunch Casserole
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups egg whites ( I just used whole eggs, I also added about 1/2 cup of milk)
1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 1/4 cup cheese grated ( I used cheddar)
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish.
Add the chopped veggies (excluding spinach to saute pan and cook until soft.
Add the veggies to bottom of dish. Add spinach.
Whisk eggs in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the veggies. Create an additional layer by sprinkling cheese, then cooked bacon bits.
Bake for 35 min and enjoy.
 Keeps well in fridge. I'll let you know how it freezes.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Autism Dog Services Graduation 2018

I was involved with the planning of this year's Grad ceremony. 15 teams graduated over the last year and a half so we gathered to celebrate this occasion.

One of my roles was to make the "doggie" bags for the Grads. These were TRUE doggie bags and included a toy from Piper's Pillows, poop bags, Eukanuba treats, a gift certificate to Ren's Pet Foods and a doggie water bottle for hiking.

I used my Silhouette for the first time in a long while to make the pawprints and personalize each bag...
We also gave small gifts to the puppy raisers, breeders and sitters.
It was nice to see all the families with their dogs who are now very clearly loved already...
So many beautiful dogs... Retrievers, Labs and Poodles...

Lots of yellows in this group...
We had a lovely potluck lunch with pizza and of course, cake and cookies..
It's always great to see the results of the fundraising efforts and hear the difference these dogs can make..