Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Quilts: old and new

Beautiful quilts!  Very old and new!

My in-laws (whom I adore) just arrived in town from Minnesota and with them they brought the beautiful new quilt that my ma-in-law whipped up from fabrics I picked nearly 3 years ago.  The reason the project began was that I am nearly obsessed with this vintage quilt that my mama handed down to me.  It is worn and very tattered, but it steals a bit of my heart every time I look at it. 

The old beauty is so tattered that it is no longer used for snuggling,
instead it is used to adorn the table when I throw together a fantastic picnic party or such...

Close up of the new quilt.  I really tried to capture a
feeling of old with the fabric I selected. 

Obsessed, already!

Old beauty.  I love the worn out feel of the fabrics,
just not in love with the actual holes and tatters.  Sad face.

Old and new...and both just cute as pie!  As soon as Logan makes her way into a
'big girl bed', this treasure will grace her bed. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

S'mores Crunch

I will go on record saying, 'THIS STUFF IS RIDICULOUS!!!'.  All things you love about s'mores, baked up in a crunchy snack. 
4 c. Mini Marshmallows
1. c. Mini Chocolate Chips
(I use Ghirardelli Mini Semi-Sweet)
3. Golden Grahams

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Evenly spread the mini marshmallows over a parchment
paper lined baking sheet. 
Bake for 12 minutes.

Immediately sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top
of the puffed up marshmallows.

Quickly, quickly top the puffed marshmallows and mini
chocolate chips with the cereal.  Use clean hands to firmly
press the cereal into the marshmallows.

Allow the crunch to cool.  If you have room in your
refrigerator, place pot holders on a vacant shelf and
set the baking sheet in the their to cool for at least 1 hour.

After the crunch has set (i.e. chocolate has hardened
back up), crack it into pieces (like brittle candy).
Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Mmmmmm!  So Good.