Ice Cream Keychain

I decided to start out 2019 with a couple of little tiny knits.  With my goal to knit 100 items this year, some will have to be tiny to compensate for the larger projects I hope to complete.

This adorable ice cream cone was created using a free pattern written my Amanda Berry.  It can be found on Ravelry (here).   Continue reading “Ice Cream Keychain”


Recipe Cards

Where do you go for your favorite recipes?

Once we would go to our trusty recipe box, now we spend hours hunting for them on the internet and pinterest, hoping that when we want them we can find them again. Many of us, including myself still have a recipe box that we use. I spent some time this past weekend trying to update mine with those recipes that my family likes. I am fortunate that my husband and kids like to cook and often do, but they only use the recipe box and without recipes it makes it harder for them/me.

Well this got me thinking… would you like the recipes I shared already typed up onto recipe cards so all you have to do is print them? I spent some time typing them all up for you. All you have to do is print them onto card stock and cut them out. Each page has two recipes the top one is 4×6 and the bottom one is 3×5 so they will fit most boxes that are out there. I hope this helps you. So take a few minutes and go back and look over the recipes that I have posted and print your favorite recipes and add them to your recipe box.

Strawberry Topping

As I posted on May 29th with the help of my family, I have 4 gallons of Strawberries (see here). I used some of them to make strawberry ice-cream topping.

Strawberry Topping

2 cups diced strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon corn starch
2 tablespoons water (in addition to 1/3 cup above)

Wash and cut strawberries into small pieces. Combine berries, sugar and 1/3 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. In a small bowl combine corn starch and 2 tablespoons of water. Add cornstarch to the boiling berries. Reduce heat and continue to boil for 4 minutes until it is thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool before using. Store in fridge until ready to use.

NOTES: Upon researching this I found many recipes that were basically the same. Some say that you can freeze the topping for future use. I did freeze one batch. After I finish the batch in the fridge I will update to let you know how it worked.

Updated on 7/15/2013: here is a printable recipe card Strawberry Topping