Friday, March 5, 2010

Scarves and Snowballs

I happened upon this scarf pattern a few weeks ago, and I just loooove it.  I quickly made this one DSCN5388

up in some alpaca yarn that I bought the first year we visited the alpaca farm in the fall (2008).  And now I’m working on one in a pale pink cotton.  For the pink one, I added some width and will probably add some length.  It makes up very quickly and has such a feminine look about it…so pretty.

I’ve also delved into those feed sack fabrics I brought back with me at Christmas.  I’m using the green and red matching fabrics to make a “snowball” quilt.  DSCN5390  


As usual, I am so glad it’s Friday!  I’m looking forward to some family time and maybe some time in the kitchen.  I’ve been craving some from-scratch cake, but maybe these will suffice.

Coffee Bars

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup shortening

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup hot coffee

1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream shortening and sugar.  Add egg and blend well.  Add hot coffee.  In another bowl, stir  together the flour, baking soda and powder, salt, and cinnamon.  Add to creamed mixture with the nuts.  Spread ina greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.  Frost if desired – a chocolate or caramel frosting is delicious!

Enjoy your weekend,


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