Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chocolate Chip Muffins

I got a running start this week and have been baking lots and lots. I made bread the other day and yesterday I made two kinds of granola bars and a some granola-ish stuff (minus fiber cereal, added nuts, coconut and craisins).
Today I made chocolate chip muffins for the second time. I made these last weekend for house guests and they were a huge hit. I used this recipe with a couple mods (she has lots of great recipes on her site).

Kiddos put their stamp of approval on these.

Chocolate Chip Muffins via The Gluten Free Homemaker

reheat oven to 375°
3/4 c. sorghum flour
1/2 c. brown rice flour
3/4 c. potato starch
1 tsp. xantham gum
1 Tb. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. milk
1 c. chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.  In a smaller bowl combine the egg, vanilla,  and liquid.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together until moistened.  Stir in the chocolate chips .  Bake at 375 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes.  Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.  Serve warm.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I love bags...

 I love bags.  It always seems that no matter how many I have when I go to start a new knitting project they are all occupied!  This bag pattern, McCalls M5822 made a very nicely shaped bag and has sizes that will work for most of the project needs I have.

The smaller bag would make a great place to carry a sock knitting project and the largest will hold a sweater.  This medium bag has been gifted but I have a stash of this great print and need to get busy on another that I will selfishly keep for myself.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Tissue Cozy

We have been looking for easy projects that we can make for simple gifts to bless friends on birthdays or as a simple "thinking of you" gesture when a friend needs a hug.  These tissue holders were quick and really fun to make.  They were all made using fat quarters and scraps in my stash.  The Eiffel Tower print cozy was made using the free pattern at Skip to My Lou.  The flowered ones were made from the free pattern here.  I like how the lining is cut larger to make a trim at the opening. They fit the travel packs of tissues perfectly.  I'll be making a stash of these to hand out and at least one for myself!