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Pots and Pins
Northwest United States
Family, Food, Friends and Quilts...it just doesn't get any better than that!
Interests: knitting, gardening, watching movies, reading, painting, sewing, antiques, baking, eating, shopping! hanging out with family and friends, and did i mention eating?
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I think we can all agree on one thing, nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like a new washer and dryer!!! Unless it's a new vacuum!!! How is it appliances know... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pots and Pins
I know, sounds like forever to bake, and it will seem like it when your house smells like Heaven/bacon! But it bakes at a low temp so the bacon has a chance to caramelize into and onto the cracker. So yes, 2 hours but it will be worth it! Sent from my iPad
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Lorene - you are SO right - the brown sugar one is a definite 5 on the dang meter!! I love the Parmesan cheese and bacon cracker but I made the brown sugar crackers last night and, WOW, they are wonderful!!! We ate them like they were Skittles, practically a handful at a time! The mister walked in the door as they were baking, and when he smelled the bacon, he asked, Are those my favorite crackers? I told him no, but a new version, one he would like even more! He just stared at me and acted like I had just committed a crime - he said, Why cant you leave well enough alone, I like them just the way they are! Well, not only did he eat the new version, he ate his words as well! xo, Nan
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2017 on Bacon Chips... at Pots and Pins
Thanks Sandy!! Elsa is as sweet and smart as she is cute - and she had definite opinions about her cake! Shes already thinking about next years birthday cake!!! As is our Max, He turns 9 in April and his latest obsession is Beanie Boos...like Beanie Babies only with huge eyes...I dont know how that is going to work in cake form but I guess Ill have to give it a go! xo, Nan
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Thanks RitaMarie - all I care about is how the cake tastes but Elsa was very specific in telling me what the cake had to have on it...and the colors...Elsa, even though shes only 5, could easily be on Cake Boss and win! xo, Nan
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Ha! If this had been one of your productions every child at the party would have been sent home with a beautiful hand-made quilt!!! You inspire me!! xo, Nan
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I was just told another (better???) way to make these is to swap out the Parm with brown sugar...bacon crack. A person should at least give that a try, no? xo, Nan
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2017 on Bacon Chips... at Pots and Pins
Jeanne - One of my readers just told me her husband uses brown sugar instead of Parmesan cheese...bacon crack is the result. BACON CRACK!!! Oink! Oink! This little piggy could not be happier!! Something new to try! xo, Nan
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OMGosh Julie - You may have just raised the bar on bacon!!! I love sugared bacon, so it makes sense to completely caramelize the cracker with brown sugar and bacon...guess I know what Ill be doing this afternoon, right after I pick up another few pounds of bacon! THANK YOU!!! (I think...making these may cause a serious work stoppage around here!!) xo, Nan
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Hi Carolyn - there are a dozen or so recipes just like this, all with different names, so I wouldnt be surprised to discover Pioneer Woman has one, too. Its a recipe that has been around a long time, and given how good they are it will be around a long time to come! xo, Nan Sent from my iPad
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I have my neighbor to thank for my latest addiction. Christina brought a plate of these to our Christmas Eve party and I saw them being set down on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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Hi RitaMarie!! Seeing the quilts always inspires me and I usually go home and head straight for my sewing room, anxious to get going on something! I think Ive got the problem licked, closing the lid on my machine did the trick!!! Have you ever heard of something so simple before?!?! I just might get the Valentines quilt I started in 2011 finished in time for Valentines Day this year!! I can now sew a full bobbin before I stop and Ive yet to mutter one swear word so things are looking up!!! Thanks!!! xo, Nan
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2017 on Quilt Group Friday... at Pots and Pins
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Years ago I remember telling the mister, in my best woe-is-me-voice, that I would never be a gramma. He just nodded and told me I turned into a gramma when... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Pots and Pins
Its not called putting it off...no, its called aging. Projects have to mature, ripen, age to the proper stage before they can be started and/or finished!!
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Hi Rachel - Guess what?!?!? My thread issues have magically disappeared!!! One of my blog friends is married to a guy who sews kites on a Pfaff...he suggested I close the lid on my machine when sewing - to keep my thread from sliding up and down the thread-pole, where he said it might catch. I did and that solved the mystery!!! I was able to sew a FULL-BOBBIN out of thread before I had to stop sewing - MIRACLE!!! Such a simple little thing but no where in the manual or at either of the 2 shops Im surely banned from, did anyone mention closing the lid! I can hardly believe such a little thing could make such a big difference but it did - and thats the only thing different that I did! SEW I am SEWING at a break-neck speed once again!!! Thanks to REGAN and her hubby!! xo, Nan
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Hi Kathy!!! Im so happy you like the quilts, they are really so wonderful! I have no idea why the pictures were sideways in my post and the right way when you clicked on them!! I only know what I know and I dont know about that!!! In my next life I am going to be smart or Im not going! Thanks Kathy!!! xo, Nan Sent from my iPad
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Very clever name, Knytt Wytch!!! The quilts are even better in person! There are only 12 of us in our little group but the quantity of quilts each month is always impressive and everyones talents are truly amazing...Im learn from them every month - of course, I forget all I learned the minute I walk out the door! Happy Knytting! xo, Nan
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That made me laugh - I should have known!!! I guess I need to start writing things down - but my handwriting is so bad I usually cant read it! Sorry Marsha!!! xo, Nan
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Hi Dorothy!! Thanks for the info - I have not yet been banned from that shop so Ill go see if they can help me...and I promise to be good! I think my fit throwing days are behind me now...Ill leave them up to the mister from now on! Ive never heard of Emdeko - sounds like a dream toy! I really appreciate this, I need to do something, its been serviced and pronounced good as new...Im just afraid my machine was never good when it was new! xo, Nan
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Hi Regan!! Thanks so much for those tips, I will try them all!!! It will give me something new to do with my machine, other than plan its demise! I really do appreciate you taking the time to comment - you might have just saved my Pfaff! xo, Nan Sent from my iPad
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I had such high hopes of having a quilt (or two) to show at my quilt group meeting this past week, but alas, my brand-new-fancy-sewing-machine that I USED to love,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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Thanks Angela for coming, it was great seeing you !!
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2017 on Cookie Butter Pretzel Mousse... at Pots and Pins
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Anyone who is trying to lose weight need not read any further. Anyone who is diabetic needs to click away. Anyone who has heart issues or who is gluten-intolerant, hit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Pots and Pins
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In the middle of a very busy day filled with bad news, I needed something fun...so I dropped everything and made Cookie Butter Pretzel Mousse. It was either that or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Pots and Pins
Hi Talulah! Thanks for the nice comment! My goal for 2017 is to UNbusy myself...Im my own worst enemy! I cant remember what my flatware is called but from now on Ill just call it Regency! Thanks and Happy New Year to you! xo, Nan
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