Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Due to popular demand, here's our Christmas in July recipe for Cheese Straws:

1 lb.- Extra Sharp Cheese (grated)
3 sticks of  butter (salted)
1 stick of Can't Believe it's not Butter
4 cups - All purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp red pepper

Let cheese and butter reach room temperature. Blend in mixer until you reach consistency of shortening for cake. Gradually add flour and salt and pepper.  Use cookie press with star plate and press parallel strips of dough on to baking pan.  Bake for 13 min at 350 degrees.  Cut into 3-4 inch straws.  Allow to cool and .....Enjoy!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

What a wonderful Sunday to be taking a class at the shop! Mary and I were excited to be providing instruction in pillow making to an eager group of ladies in our Sewing Machine Basics 101 class today.  They had a good time picking their fabrics and then piecing these great pillows.  For some attending the class it was the first time they had ever sewn!  These pictures are truly worth a thousand words!  Smiling faces say "I made it myself!"