Friday, February 28, 2014

I did it again

I'm a bad blogger.

This week has been filled with my own projects for gifts and today I'll be backing a birthday cake for my grandmother's 80th birthday party tomorrow. I'll make sure I share that with you tomorrow! Including the recipe.

My sister-in-law gave me a bunch of fabric squares she had planned to make a quilt with but never got around to it. Well I thought it would be a fun birthday gift to turn them into a quilt for her. I found this design on pinterest and I really like how it turned out! I'm new to quilting so it isn't perfect but we'll just say it add character! Right? I knew you'd agree with me. Sorry its so wrinkled. I didn't even think to iron it before taking the photo.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fun custom orders

I received these fun custom orders this month! I love how they turned out. Do you have a cat you love and want a cup cozy? I'm happy to take custom orders.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Quick and Easy Spicy Garlic Noodles

A few weeks ago I went in search of a spicy garlic noodle recipe like the one at P.F. Changs. What better way to find a recipe than to search pinterest? I found this recipe and I had everything on hand. Perfect! I couldn't wait to try it. When it was finished it was good, but it wasn't really the flavor I was looking for. So I decided to make some adjustments to it and I'm so happy with how it turned out. I might even like it better than the restaurants version!

This recipe is super quick and easy to make. We've had it several times since that first day.

Spicy Garlic Noodles
Recipe adapted from Budget Bytes

1 package of angel hair pasta
4 cloves of garlic, minced (I just use the pre-minced garlic you get in a jar 1 teaspoon is about a clove)
1/2 bunch of green onions, chopped
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp sesame oil (I don't always put this)
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp chili garlic paste (more to taste)

Cook noodles according to package directions.

While the noodles cook, melt butter in a large pan. Once butter is melted and bubbling add chopped green onions and garlic to the pan. Saute on medium/low heat until soft but NOT browned. Remove from heat.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the butter and stir to combine. Drain the pasta in a colander and add the pasta to the pan and toss to coat the noodles.