Welcome To Mommy Makings

This blog is for all those moms out there who love projects, but don't have a lot of time. I love to paint and sew and cook, and as a mother of two tiny ones, I never have time, so I am constantly searching for things to make myself a little trendier and ways to get dinner on the table fast. I don't claim to be any sort of craftista, but here you will find everything from recipes to jewelry, all do it yourself and always EASY!!! P.S if anyone has projects you'd like me to try please leave me a comment about it.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Cheddar Potato and Ham Chowder

This is a total cheater recipe... in fact it can't really be called a recipe, but it is delicious, appears like it was a lot of work and only took about 15 minutes!!!
1 pack Bear Creek Cheddar Potato Dry Mix Soup
1 pack diced ham
1 cup sour cream
2 Tbs dry Parsley
1 Tbs Garlic Salt
Salt and Pepper to taste
Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese

Prepare Dry Soup according to package. Add all other ingredients and allow to simmer 10-15 minutes, serve!

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Cheddar Biscuits

My husband and I love Red Lobsters biscuits, and I have searched and tested many recipes in an attempt to find something similar. I have FINALLY found it. This recipe is crazy easy and tastes the very same. Enjoy!!!

2 cups flour
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs shortening
3 Tbs butter, cold
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, garlic powder and salt. Cut in shortening and butter until coarse crumbs are formed. Lightly mix in grated cheese. Mix in buttermilk just until moist. Try not to mix to much, it will make your biscuits less fluffy and more tough. Drop the biscuits onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until browned and golden. While the biscuits are baking, in a small bowl combine three tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes, 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder and a pinch of salt. Right when the biscuits come out of the oven, brush the butter/herb mixture over the biscuits. Serve immediately.

Tips: Not everyone has buttermilk on hand, so you can substitute regular milk with a splash of lemon juice in it. Let milk and lemon juice sit 1-2 minutes, then pour in just like it was butter milk

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original recipe: Mel's Cafe

Zoo Block Quilt

This is my first attempt at quilting. I had planned to have done for when Emmett was born. Well six months after it is finished. Don't worry it wasn't that much work..... I about had it finished before he was born, and then i just quit. So this week I pulled it out and finished it. This was a really fun project, and was not to difficult for a first attempt.
It ended up being slightly bigger than Crib Size
The pattern has cut out of animals, that you end up ironing on, then you can lots of embroidering extras, like buttons and yarn. It was tedious but lots of fun.
I made a few changes to the original pattern, like adding the triangle edging. This is really easy to do. You simply cut out a TON of small squares, fold in half to form a triangle, then half again to form a smaller triangle, then press it. Sew all your triangles in on long line, and then add as edging.

This was a fun quilt the original pattern is posted in the link just below!!!

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