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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Regency Corset on: June 17, 2009 01:08:58 AM
yeah what regency fair??? where? wheen?Huh??

did you know there is a pirate festival in vallejo this weekend.

http://www.norcalpiratefestival.com/
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Coke bottle vase! on: May 15, 2009 04:47:04 PM
haha I had the same idea just didnt think to add anything to the bottle. looks great!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: the most epic dragon dress known to man on: April 30, 2009 11:58:16 PM
omg. i was thinking about being a dragon for halloween.... how could i top that! XD amazing
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: bottle cap basket with tutorial on: April 08, 2009 12:44:13 PM
heeey! I was gonna do that! been saving up. hehe. sweet now I don't have to do as much trial and error! Thanks.
5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Top on: March 30, 2009 12:55:24 AM
its not too nutmeggy, just adds a little something extra.
6  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Top on: March 29, 2009 06:13:11 PM
I made this a month or so ago when it was nice and cold, finally got around to posting it. What I liked was that really you can throw anything in, next time I'll do more veggies for sure. I also like it that there's no crust on the bottom.
 
Creamed Chicken
4 Tbs. butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour   
2 cups chicken broth   
1-1/2 cups whole milk
3 chicken breast halves, cooked cube   
2 Tbs. sherry   
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
lemon juice   
white pepper
salt

Melt the butter, whisk in flour, brown. Whisk in broth and milk slowly to avoid lumps. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook until thickened. Add rest of ingredients and season to taste.


I baked my chicken with some oil and seasonings.


Butter and flour, I like a slightly darker roue.


Added stock


Creamyness


Shredded chicken


Chicken added

Chicken Pot Pie
2 Tbs. butter
1 medium onion, chopped   
1-1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/4 cup celery
3/4 cup peas   
3 Tbs. parsley, minced
2-1/2 quarts creamed chicken
2 cups crust dough

Saute onions, add vegetables until about half done (of they'll get too soggy when they bake.) Add to creamed chicken mixture   



Basic Biscuit
2 cups flour   
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
6 Tbs. butter, cold   
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten   

Mix dry ingredients, cut in butter, add milk, mix, roll out and cut into squares, brush on egg wash, bake at 425F until golden.


Dough





Enjoy!
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Cinnamon Buns with no yeast on: March 29, 2009 06:02:56 PM
These were great because I never have any yeast around.

Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:
1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 teaspoons shortening
3 cups app purpose flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Vanilla Glaze:
1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Mix flour, baking powder and salt.
Cut shortening into flour mixture with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1 cup milk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead lightly.Roll dough into a 20x14-inch rectangle; spread the softened butter on dough, leaving a border of about 1/2-inch. Combine sugar and cinnamon; mix well, and sprinkle over butter. Top with pecans and raisins, if using. Beginning at long side, roll up jelly roll fashion; press edges and ends together securely. Cut into 1 inch slices; place cut side down in a buttered 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 375 for 20 to 25 minutes.Combine powdered sugar and 3 tablespoon milk and vanilla; drizzle over warm rolls. Makes 20 cinnamon rolls.


Mid roll out


Butter, sugar and raisins!


Rooooooll


Cut


Browned

Enjoy!
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Photoshop Corset Collage on: March 27, 2009 10:12:21 PM
I'm taking another photoshop class (my 3rd one) and for our mid-term we had to make a collage. I'm different than most people so I did mine on corsets, its not too "corset-ie" but I really love it. I was inspired by Alphonse Munch's stuff. I used a lot of brushes that I downloaded.



Thanks.
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Little Nemo on: March 27, 2009 01:52:40 PM
XD i love little nemo! yay! really cute.
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Coraline Doll on: March 09, 2009 01:31:23 AM
omg its so perfect! gimmmmie!
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