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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Whales Dress with Collar

Does any of you notice that prior to this I’d never made my little one dress with collar? It’s because I didn’t know how to make it :)

Before I went back to Indonesia early of this year, I kept telling myself to not to forget to learn how to sew collar from my mom, particularly how to draw collar pattern. With all the hectic schedules and events, I eventually, in the last day during my stay,  got to learn how to make the pattern which actually only took about 5 minutes, not as complicated as I thought.

So here it is, my first dress with collar.

 

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And here is my favorite part,

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Cheese Sweet Bun

This is my first bun, bread, roll, basically anything that uses yeast. I’d always been hesitate trying to make my own bread from scratch,… I was just not ready facing the possibility that the dough may not rise or at the end the bread may become tough and hard, I don’t want to waste my muscle for kneading :)

Then I found this recipe, the title seemed very promising, “The Best Sweet Yeast Roll Dough I Have Ever Found” by Kathie Carr.

How could I not fall for it? I felt like my longing for making bread with recipe that will work for even a dummy like me had finally come to the end, and it did work!

 

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I modified the recipe by adding cheese, it’s really good. I am happy with the texture and taste though it’s not the softest bun in the world but for me it’s good…. maybe adding more muscle power on the kneading process will make it better, will definitely try it next time.

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This recipe is a keeper, see how nice its texture.

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