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Monday, April 7, 2008

Biscuits and Skillet Cookies

Would you believe that I finally learned how to place homemade bias tape all the way around a towel? I did. Here's proof.

It certainly took me long enough, which is somewhat disturbing for me to consider that my brain power may not be quite as Einsteinesque as I'd like. [I really do need to add a wink here; otherwise, I just sound like an idiot, which I am...LOL!] But if one sits at Alicia's February 21st post long enough...I'm certain that she wondered and was considering calling out the blog police. For those of you who remember my doing this before, well, yes, I did, but that was back when I was doing a one or two edge treatment therefore avoiding the bends in the corner. There's probably an analogy there somewhere, but I'll save it for another day.

The little biscuit recipe comes from PatternBee. It was a happy day last week when my order arrived!

Now I have three other patterns to do — chicken a la king, strawberrry jam, and applesauce. I find the prices at PatternBee very reasonable. The last embroidery pattern that I purchased was for a gingerbread recipe and it cost more than all of these patterns put together and isn't any more charming (different company).

And all weekend long, whenever I needed a pick-me-up or something to serve drop-in guests, I had Cast Iron Skillet Cookies thanks to Brin. You can find her recipe right here.

Remember last Friday when I was asking a lot of snoopy questions about your blogrolls? Well, check out what Dawn at The Feathered Nest is doing with hers and prepare to be amazed! This would work beautifully for any of you with lengthy blogrolls. In the meantime, I am going to ponder what to do with mine. I only need to make one or two quick changes and have a "policy" in place for what to do in the future. %}

Off to attempt something for tomorrow's post so that I can participate in this week's Tea Blogathon. I've already explained to La Tea Dah that I have nothing for show and tell. N-O-T-H-I-N-G and this will not do.

Have a wonderful Monday, dear friends.


  1. Those cast iron skillet cookies look really good, but I don't have a cast iron skillet. Maybe I'll have to go buy one after I check out the recipe.

  2. Hi Vee!
    I spent some time at Alicia's post too.. I love her bias flute thingy she has.. I'll have ot see if I cna find one of those. I downloaded her kitchen towel patterns but Ican't imagine I'mm gonna find the time for all that embroidery! Perhasp I'll convert them to an iron on pattern!
    The cast iron cookies look fabulous! Perfect for the day!

  3. One must have a cast iron skillet to make cast iron skillet cookies. One more thing on my list of things to find! : ) Thanks for sharing our pics!

  4. Learning to do the bias tape was one of the highlights of my sewing career. Good for you Vee! Do you stitch in the ditch?

    I've been wondering about Alicia too. I know she had some computer issue awhile back but it's unusual for her to go an entire week without posting.

    Thanks for the cookie recipe. You don't mention how much dough you can sample without doing damage to the final product. HA!

    BTW, I love the new photo at the top. I switch up my blogroll a little bit every week. Some people just don't update very much and tend to let them slide and bring in some fresh talent.

    As far as your blog stats (I was discussing this on my blog) you my dear are a very popular blog. I get lots and lots and lots of referrals from here. Thank you Vee, you're helping me build my blogging empire. HA!

    Till later, Suzanne (I'm off to bake that Goose Butter)

  5. What's the matter with you people who don't have a cast iron skillet. They're cheap; they're wonderful; they even provide extra iron in the diet. Get thee to the store and pick one up today. Of course, it's going to take time to get it seasoned properly, but that's another story.

    Zanne, yes! I stitched in the ditch. Oh, and I also have learned that there's no tute needed. None. Easy as pie. I'm sure that you know that, too.

    Thank you for letting me know about the referrals, but I get lots from your blog, too! :>

  6. Pesky bias tape! Congratulations to you for conquering it! Thanks for the link to the cookie recipe...looks very yummy.

  7. Vee you did a beautiful job of that bias tape.
    Cast iron skillet cookies. . .oh yum.
    I love all your pictures and hints today . .I'm off to check them out.

  8. Congrats on mastering the self-bias tape! Once you know how the possibilities are endless! I love your kitchen towels ... the embroidery is so cute!! I made sure I took a good look at your new banner ... they look great in the jar! What a wonderful idea!

  9. Vee,

    I'm paddlin' in the same boat as you on the tea post thing. I got nothin' either! I'll have to think on that.

    I love the recipe towels! I'm going over to order some myself. I love to do handwork at night as I am not too much of a TV buff but hubby is. So I usually sit with him and read or do some handwork. This perfect for gifts! I am dreaming of themed gift baskets to go with each towel. Now that Christmas is taken care of I'll need to purchase a cast iron skillet so I can make that big ol' cookie!

    I know, it is truly Southern blasphemy not to own a cast iron skillet! Every Southern bride receives a set! I did but I rarely fry things and I like the kind that are non-stick so mine got really rusty as I forgot to keep them well seasoned so I painted them! Yes, they have nice country scenes painted on their innards and they now hang in various family members kitchens.

    I saw Dawns blog roll and begged her to post how to do it! Exactly what is blog etiquette on the sidebar issue? Can you delete someone if you are no longer intrigued by their blog? Are they members for life? How do you find the time to visit each and every one on your growing list? I loved Dawn's idea and may try it myself.

    One blogger I know has a blog roll schedule. It is really neat, she has all the days of the week listed and which blogs she visits on those scheduled days. I am more of a random blogger, when I get a minute I drop in. Some I visit daily, some weekly, some monthly. Somebody really should write a rule book on this!

    Well, I am off to ponder my tea post and play with some dolls for Lori of Fairie Window's doll post for tomorrow! I hope you have a happy Monday!

  10. Glad you figured out the binding on the apron. I must look more at the skillet cookie recipe. Sounds interesting.
    Also the blogroll deal.
    Breathe is one of my favourites.

  11. Sadly I am two thumbs when it comes to sewing, but I do love to cook and the cast iron skillet cookie looks so interesting! Thanks so much for directing me to the recipe as I think that will be a fun one to make.... and eat :-)
    I love my cast iron skillets and make cornbread in them all the time, besides whatever else I fry in them. Anyone looking for one go to
    to buy it. They are pre seasoned and very good quality!

    I have to check out the blogroll thing on The Feahrered Nest --thanks for the "heads-up"! So much to learn in blog land :-)

    Hugs, Pat

  12. I'm embarrassed to say that I don't have a cast iron skillet either. Calphalon Sautee Pan Cookies just doesn't have the same ring to it though.

  13. I must give those cookies a try. We have SUNSHINE today and that makes me soooo happy....Mary

  14. “Here’s proof.”
    You had me chuckling at that one. :)

  15. I can't wait to make the cast iron skillte cookies! Everything tastes better when cooked in a cast iron skillet!

  16. Vee! You are an amazing woman! You conquered bias tape and made Brin's skillet cookie! You rock!

    Kathi :)

  17. Cast iron skillet cookies??? Who would have thunk? I've printed out the recipe and can't wait to try it. Thanks for linking to it. This is a much funner reason for breaking out the old iron stuff than just making cornbread. lol


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