Mushroom Hand Pies

Mushroom is definitely one of my favorite thing in cooking… it is versatile and tastes delicious. Often times I only saute it in oil and add generous amount of garlic and that’s it, this simple menu’s never failed me. Mushroom in pasta is a perfect addition, mushroom in quiche is also very good. Though we, my husband and me, like mushroom very much, my little one does not. Luckily she likes this mushroom pie. This recipe is so good and easy, perfect for my little one snack time, I got it from King Arthur : http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/spinach-and-mushroom-hand-pies-recipe. For the dough I followed  the original recipe, for the filling I excluded the spinach.

 

Mushroom handpies

 

Making the pie dough is easy and quick, I only used 2 forks and little elbow grease… I prepared the dough the day before, refrigerated it, baked it in the next morning…. you know when you have 2 yo, things can’t be predicted and plans often need to be adjusted. The good thing with this recipe is you can always refrigerate either the dough or the filling, so no need to worry when you are not able to make it the same day.

 

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Hand Smocking Polkadot Top

This Polkadot top is my first hand smocking project. I’ve already made another 2 hand smocking tops after this one, so loving it! Hand smocking adds a nice details to the fabric and creates a unique texture, it’s actually kinda relaxing doing it.

 

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Added little crocheted daisy :)

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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Easy and good pound cake recipe, almost impossible to fail, the recipe is from Southern Living : http://www.food.com/recipe/cream-cheese-pound-cake-with-strawberries-and-cream-51739

 

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Strawberry Ice Pop

We went to strawberry picking last weekend, this is what I made with those beautiful red berries. All you have to do is put the strawberry, milk, sugar/honey into the blender until smooth then pour into the popsicle mold, easy!

 

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Gardenia Dress

This dress no doubt looks so summery, with the bright flowery color palette and shoulder ties, it represents summer fun. I actually want more spring time, summer is here too soon… but it’s better than long winter which is very much not my season as I come from tropical region. So, here is it the summer dress made for my little darling.

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I made an apron using this fabric, here is the link: petite apron

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Here is my sweet darling.

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Blueberry Puff Tart

Just another simple recipe using homemade puff pastry, this time using blueberry. Enjoy!

 

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1. Mix 2 C Blueberry with 2Tbs lemon juice, 3 Tbs sugar, 3 Tbs corn starch, set aside.

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2. Cut the puff pastry sheet into smaller square, 6″x 6″ total 8 squares (if using ready frozen pastry, just divide each sheet into 4 squares ).

3. Spread 1Tbs cream cheese then scoop the blueberry into each square, fold the perimeter to hold the berries, brush with egg wash.

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4. Bake in 350F oven about 15-20 minutes or the pastry is golden brown. Drizzle with honey (optional).

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Nom Nom Lunch Bag

Though I often thought about sewing a proper lunch bag for my husband, I’d ended up sewing something else. It usually because I didn’t have the right fabric, what I mean by the right fabric is I need the fabric that is thick, with darker shade, and not to girly. Last week I went through my fabric stash and was drawn by this fabric…finally I found the right one, why didn’t I think about it before?? It’s left over fabric I used in wall decor, I bought it from IKEA couple years ago… almost forgot that I still had some left, just enough for the lunch bag.

After finding the right fabric, I was thinking about making a thorough sewing tutorial for this project, but I should’ve known that I shouldn’t be too optimistic about it when your 2T was teething and very demanding. I was lucky enough to be able to get two pictures which I don’t even consider them as tutorial picture :(

Anyway, I hope this Nom Nom lunch Bag inspires you!

 

Nom Nom lunch bag 1

The fabric, liner, and interfacing.

 

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Since I didn’t have fusible interfacing, I sewn the medium interfacing I had to the main fabric in parallel lines.

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This bag has an expandable top with cord.

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Nom Nom Lunch bag 2

 


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