we could open our own mexican restaurant
can you whistle?

a swap, something vintage and a recipe all in one

I joined a potholder swap and I finished my potholders and they are ready to be mailed out.  The theme was "summer".  Now I want to go back and make one for me as well.


My parents stopped by yesterday and brought me something that belonged to my Grandmother.


Feedsack fabric...The first thing my dad said was I could make an apron out of it.  He knows me pretty good doesn't he?  That was exactly what I had in mind to do.  I think that there will be enough for a full apron but for sure a half apron.

My friend Angie has requested my biscuit recipe.

Mile High Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 425°

2. Sift flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and salt into a medium bowl.

3. Blend in shortening.  I use a pastry blender or fork.

4. Stir in milk with a fork, a little at a time until the dough is soft but not sticky.

5.Dump onto a lightly floured board or counter and knead about 20 times.  I knead a bit less.

6. Roll dough out until it's about 1 inch thick.  Cut with a floured biscuit cutter or floured rim of a small glass.  Avoid handling the dough too much.  This is why I don't knead it 20 times, so that I can use all the dough scraps without really over kneading the dough and making the last bit too tough.

7. Place biscuits about 1 inch apart on an un-greased baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes.


You all have a wonderful day today and I'll try to too.