Pay it forward, handmade style!

8 05 2009

Our family’s been under a lot of different types of stress the past couple of weeks and I need to get out of this rut. While blog surfing today, I’ve found a great solution at the Polka Dot Daisy and Creations by Lanie: “pay it forward.” This is not just your typical raok or putting on a happy face, but paying it forward with something handmade. And I love to make things! Yipee!

Here we go…

Making handcrafted items is a dying art, but they are so fun to make and get! So, here’s a little game to encourage the handcrafting to live and thrive. The first 5 people to leave a comment on this post, will receive, at some point during the year, a super-duper handmade gift from me! What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise. The catch is that you must participate as well 🙂 So before you leave your comment here, write up (or copy and paste) a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going. Then, come back, let me know you are going to play, and anticipate the arrival of your super-duper handmade gift! Remember that only the FIRST FIVE comments will receive a gift from me, so be quick!

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

  1. I make no guarantee that you will like what I make. But, I will try my best to make sure that you do 🙂
  2. It will be done this year (hopefully sooner than later)
  3. You will have no clue what or when it will be. Please make sure to leave your e-mail address too so I can get a hold of you.
    Have fun!

Where are the Biscotti?

8 05 2009

I can’t find my biscotti recipe and I have been wanting to make them for over a week now. Since my cravings are now a full-force obsession, I’m determined to find a new favorite before shelling out mega-bucks for the store bought variety. (Hmm, I do have some $ on my starbucks card from my birthday though…
I’ve discovered that King Arthur Flour has several biscotti recipes to choose from. I might as well start at the beginning with American-Style Vanilla Biscotti since I only have two eggs to work with anyhow and they sound fairly simple. Wish me luck!

Update 5/9: See the results of my biscotti adventure here.

BBQ Beef Pizza

8 05 2009

This is not  my picture, but it looks very similar to the pizza I made last night.  It turned out great and is a good way to use up leftovers.  I shredded some leftover roast and mixed it with the bbq sauce recipe from Food Blogga.  I spread this on the pizza crust from this recipe, topped with one onion (sliced and grilled) and cheddar cheese.  Baked at 450 for about 20 min.  Fast, easy and yummy.  My kind of dinner!  I will definitely use this crust recipe again.