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3311  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Loaded Charm Bracelet Swap- Sign Ups 1/2-1/16 Send Out 2/20 on: January 17, 2010 07:07:35 PM
Huzzah for Sera!!!
3312  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Moss and Chocolate Love Beads Quilt on: January 17, 2010 10:00:40 AM
Very pretty!
3313  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Mardi Gras Pendants! on: January 17, 2010 09:58:20 AM
Annnndddd.... wisted.
3314  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bookmark Swap - Round 2 Gallery on: January 17, 2010 09:56:02 AM
Hehehe... that's sort of a mantra in theatre:  Early is on time, on time is late, late is unacceptable.  No wonder I'm such a freak about swaps...
3315  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: A girl just wants to have fun....in her PURPLE kitchen! *first post!* on: January 17, 2010 08:18:55 AM
Really nicely done dear.  A very cohesive design.  It feels like a friendly little cafe that I'd like to stop into for a hot chai with a good friend.  Smiley
3316  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bookmark Swap - Round 2 Gallery on: January 16, 2010 08:19:57 PM
So very very beautiful Rackycoo!
3317  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bookmark Swap - Round 2 Gallery on: January 16, 2010 07:08:01 PM
Thanks Racky!
3318  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bookmark Swap - Round 2 Gallery on: January 16, 2010 06:01:13 PM
Oooo- I love love LOVE the tapestry looking ones and the one that looks like it's covered in fairy houses!! Are they just fabric swatches with yarn tassels or something even fancier?

Most of the bookmarks are fabric.  The blue/gold "Dumbledore" one was bagged out, then topstitched, and a button hole was sewn at one end.  Then I cut open the button hole to tie the tassels through.  I also zig-zaged the linen onto the top, about 1/4" away from the edge, then wrote the message, and pulled the threads to create a frayed edge.  The Twilight one was not bagged out, I just zigged the two pieces together (after I had embroidered them), and then frayed the edges.  The tassels are made of mostly scraps of yarn from the million Rapunzel scarves I made last year for Christmas (I hate throwing out "useful" scraps, so I just would gather them up into a ziploc bag and save them.)  There is also some embroidery floss, ribbon, and gold soutache worked in there.  
Here's a detail shot of the Dumbledore one:


The one with the "fairy houses" on it is actually a small piece of a painting by Daniel Merriman.  I had a 2008 calender of his artwork, and when I was done with it, I couldn't bear to throw it out.  I made a million bookmarks out of it, as well as some postcards.  ...And there is still more of it left in my papercrafting bin!

3319  COOKING / Dessert / Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie - Easy and Orgasmically Good on: January 16, 2010 04:16:46 PM

Have I gotten your attention?  Good.  Well then, your next mission, should you choose to accept it, and you WILL choose to accept it, is to make this delicious pie.  I checked out many different pie recipes, but none of them were exactly what I was going for.  I ended up using some techniques from several different recipes to come up with this.  And yes, it was EXACTLY what I was craving.  And now it is EXACTLY what you are craving.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

1 chocolate cookie pie crust
8 oz cream cheese (I used a "whipped" variety because that's what I had on hand)
1/2 C peanut butter
1 1/4 C powdered sugar (Confectioner's Sugar) - Divided
1 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 C hot fudge ice cream topping (note: it should not be hot)

Start by spreading the fudge topping into the bottom of the cookie pie crust. Spread out as evenly as possible, and place in fridge or freezer to set a bit while you mix the filling.


Place the cream cheese, peanut butter, and 1 C of powdered sugar into a mixing bowl.  Beat together until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. 

The mixture will be a bit dense.

Note: As I only have one bowl for my electric mixer, I then moved the peanut butter mixture into another clean bowl, and washed the mixer bowl, so I could go onto the next step.  Make sure if you DO have to wash out your bowl, that you cool it off with ice cold water AFTER you wash it, so that the bowl isn't too hot when whipping the cream.

Next, whip the heavy cream until stiff.  (I actually had a whole pint that I had to use up, so I whipped 2 cups of cream.)  Fold HALF of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture, as gently as possible. 


Pour the vanilla, and 1/4 C powdered sugar into the mixer with the remaining whipped cream, and whip together for a moment to incorporate, again scraping the bowl as needed.

Take your crust out of the fridge, and start to layer the peanut butter mixture on top of it.  I found that the best way to do this was to place several big scoopfuls around the crust, and then smooth them out.  Once your peanut butter layer is smooth, you can add on your whipped cream layer.  If you are feeling fancy you can put the whipped cream into a pastry bag with a star tip, and pipe it onto your pie.  I was not feeling that fancy, so I just artfully spread mine with a spatula, making sure to cover evenly and artfully space my swirls.

I was however feeling *JUST* fancy enough to top my creation with chocolate shavings.  I buy lots of Moser Roth chocolate bars at Aldi, because not only are they amazing, but they also come packed in 5 tiny bars, which are perfect for a small treat, or to use to top desserts.  I just grated mine with the smallest sized grater I have.

Now comes the hard part, you must place the pie in the fridge for at least two hours to set up. 

When you give into temptation, it will look like this inside.  Notice the side on the left cut cleaner than on the right.  That's because my husband gave in BEFORE the two hours was up, and it was a little soft where he made the first cut.  If you do let it sit, you'll have pretty layered slices.  If you don't, it will still taste phenomenal. 
3320  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Sweet and Easy Valentine's Day Swap sign-ups 1/13 - 1/17, SEND OUT 2/05/2010 on: January 16, 2010 03:21:19 PM
I have never had a homemade marshmellow before. I wouldn't even know how to begin to make them. Could someone post a recipe?

There are plenty of marshmallow recipes on the web, and there have been several posts on Craftster itself too.  
WildeHeart2105 posted these Marshmallows which she made based on Alton Brown's recipe.  Later she added some Chocolate Swirl Marshmallows, and Cheesecake Marshmallows which were also made from Alton's original one.  ::Sigh::  How I love me some Alton Brown...
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