Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday is upon me and i can't believe that it has been so long since i last blogged anything. I blame it on a prolonged sugar crash from that ice cream cake!

This week i have been working on a quilt that was not originally on my to do list. It was just cute and so i thought i would give it a whirl. The pattern is from Simplify, my new favorite quilting book, by Camille Roskelley.

I had first thought to do some FMQ on this, but then i changed my mind after spending 1/2 an hour picking out stitches from my first attempt...i then decided that straight lines would be a great next plan.

And this little lady is just a token addition to this post(here you go MIL).

Go over to Lee's at Freshly Pieced and have a look and see what others are up to this week. There is so much great eye candy!!!
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cake Heaven

It has been a little while since i shared a recipe, so today that is just what i am going to do.

Ice Cream Cake

This is a recipe from my childhood. A food memory...the kind that takes me straight back to the afterglow in the church basement(this recipe was always made by the pastors wife).

This is perfect as a birthday cake or just for a fun get together with friends

Ice Cream Cake

2 boxes Little Debbie Swiss Rolls
2, half gallon containers Ice cream....whatever flavors you like
1 pkg. Oreo cookies
1/2 pint Heavy Cream
3 T Sugar

Take your ice cream out to soften. Cut your swiss rolls in half and place them around the outside of a springform pan, with the white icing facing out. Crush that package of oreo's...sprinkle about 1/3 of the crumbs on the bottom of the pan. Press down firmly. Spread in 1 of the ice cream flavors(i did cookies and cream)...smooth and press in with a offside spatula or a spoon. Sprinkle another third of the crumbs on top, press in lightly.....move on to the next flavor ice cream and smooth as before. Now top with the last of the oreo crumbs and press them in lightly. Whip the cream and sugar. pipe it onto the top of the cake with a piping bag and star tip. OR use ready whip in a can, in a pinch. Freeze for a few hours or overnight. Place in fridge 30 minutes before serving. Remove ring of pan and slice with large knife(have a cup of hot water near and stick the knife in it....wipe it clean before using. this will help it cut through the cake more smoothly.) Another good flavor combo is chocolate chip and coffee ice cream.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday

It is WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, and i am so happy to have something to share today!!

Progress has been made on my Ruby quilt!!!

I have just a few more border strips to add and then she is all ready for quilting!!

This has turned out way prettier than i could have imagined and i am thrilled with how easily it has come together!!!

Check out some of the other WIP's at the Freshly Pieced link up.

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