Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Day in the Sun & Recipe

Hello!

Hope you've had a terrific weekend! Along with some cooking and cleaning I was able to finish up a scrapbook page with one of our vacation photos!


What else did you expect from a stitching obsessed scrapbooker? ;)


I created this stitchy goodness by outlining a Silhouette die cut. If you would like to see more detail, just click on the photo(s).


This scrapbook page features my boys, taking a load of at the boardwalk, Carolina Beach.


I used a Spellbinders circle die to make my sun and journaling spot. The badges are from American Crafts. And the blue ticket is from the Skee Ball machine Christopher played.


So, I mentioned that I did a little cooking today. Technically, I didn't cook at all since I made ice cream and a Cucumber Dill Salad.


This is the little ice cream machine I use, called Demi. Ours is older than this model since we've had it for about 10 years. I whip up a quart of ice cream in just 25 minutes. Best of all, the vanilla ice cream I make has milk, cream, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract. That's it! Nothing you can't pronounce! And you can create all kinds of flavors by adding fruit, chocolate and different extracts.


Here's the latest gadget to grace our kitchen, a Cuisnart Prep Plus food processor. It's amazing that I've gone so many years without one of these. You can do so many fabulous things besides chopping. I love to make our salad dressing and pesto. I want to start making hummus too. I used to use our blender to do some of these tasks, but so many times the ingredients sat below the blade in the nook where the glass container attaches to the machine.


So, to test the new food processor, I made this lovely, delicious Cucumber Dill Salad I found on Pinterest. The recipe calls for some feta cheese, but I omitted that since I'm cutting back on a few calories.....I ate everything but the kitchen sink while on vacation. :)

Hope you enjoyed my post! I'm off to make a card. I've been itching to do something for fall or Halloween. It's your fault you know! I've been seeing so many cute projects on your blog! I'll show off my creation in the next couple days. Have a great week! :)

13 comments:

Julie Bonner said...

AMAZING layout Kathy!!! Do you use regular thread or floss???? Looks fabulous :)

Virginia L. said...

STUNNING layout and yummy post about your Cusinart Prep!!Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

Audrey Pettit said...

Holy Moly look at all that stitching! Wow, that is stunning, my friend! And your salad looks fabulous, too. So glad you had such a nice weekend.
I was good at Archiver's last night. Did buy a little MME, but not too much.

~Patty~ said...

catching up on blog comments .... just in LOVE with all the stiching !!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO amazing Kathy!! WOW! LOVE this!!

BabyBokChoy said...

That layout is really stunning!! holy buckets!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, wow, all that stitching is amazing! I love this, Kathy!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Ohhhhhh myyyyyyyyy AMAZING! I'm left speechless here! wow! LOVIN' that stitching! I'm going to have to try that recipe...I have a lot of really great cucumbers in my garden. YUM!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Kathy, this is absolutely stunning! Your stitching looks flawless. My I ask what # needle do you use and how many floss? It look so neat!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! girl! your stitching is amazing and that made such a stunning page! absolutely fabulous. love love love it!

Tina said...

WOW! Stunning!

Jody said...

I just had to comment about your layout...AMAZING!!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

How do you do your perfect stitches Kathy! This looks fabulous!

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