Ever since I found the recipe for quick puff pastry I’ve never bought frozen ready pastry sheet from store anymore. Once you know that it tastes much better and actually not as hard to make it as you thought before, you may end up like me, making your own puff pastry. Puff pastry is very versatile, you can make many different recipes with it, Chicken pot pie is one of them. I also use it often for snack, like pastry roll up and banana puff pocket.
The chicken soup filling recipe is by Barefoot Contessa from food network.
This is my 1st DIY project this year and my 1st post in 2015… happy new year everyone!
To start the year I made my little one the dress for upcoming spring festival aka lunar new year which will be celebrated on Feb 19. For this special occasion people who celebrate it usually wear red color, it’s believed to bring luck and happiness. So here it is the red cherry blossom dress for my darling.
This is my 100th post.. yeayyyy… can’t believe I wrote that many. I made this dress specially to be posted today as my last post in the year 2014, my last DIY project this year, and my 100th post. One of my goals is to reach 100 posts by the end of 2014, and I am happy that it’s accomplished. Year 2014 has been a fantastic year to me, hope next year will bring even more joys and blessings … and I am hoping the same to you!
Why butterfly dress? because it’s made for next summer dress, because the lace around the shoulder and sides looks like butterfly to me, and because soon my little baby is hitting new milestone her 2nd birthday when she is officially becoming toddler.. just like caterpillar transforming to butterfly :)
I found this beautiful writing in my ObGyn Office….
The Universe yet incomplete
on the sixth day GOD created her
and GOD said to her
I shall give to you
a heart full of compassion
a spirit free to fly with the birds
a vessel to carry life into the world
wisdom to know the great truths
courage to rise out of oppression
strength to move mountains
gentleness to kiss the earth
passion to set the world on fire
vision to respect the earth that bore you
a playful nature to dance with children
laughter to fill the valleys
tears to wash pain away
hands for laboring and loving
intuition to know the unknown
desire to be that which you were created to be
and GOD said to her
I have created you in My image and likeness and
YOU ARE GOOD
Last week I made cream puffs for our church community christmas gathering and had prepared melted chocolate for drizzling on the top, but it was quite a busy morning with the baking, cooking, baby bathtime, feeding, and since it’s christmas day I needed extra time to dress up nicer than usual… at the end I had no time to drizzle the chocolate ( because it needed to be melted again as I made it too soon in the morning). So here it is, the dessert I made using those chocolates, Rapsberry Cupchocolate… instead of Raspberry Cupcake :)
I melted the chocolate again, poured and molded it to the silicon cups, then stored them in fridge for them to harden.
Once they are ready, which is not long, gently take them out and store again in the fridge until you want to use them.
I made fruit tart pastry cream for the filling and added rapsberry on the top. It is easy, quick, and also pretty for dessert. Enjoy!
This is the project I did almost 2 weeks ago, sewing aprons… 1 is for christmas gift an the other is for house warming gift.
This duo tops sewing project was started first with sewing the reversible hat. The hat pattern is from Oliver S free pattern… This was the first time I used ready pattern instead of the one drafted by myself. When the hat was finished came the idea of making tops that incorporate both fabric so that they can be worn with the hat. So here they are, Birdies Duo Tops plus Hat. This was also my first time making top, the clothing projects I made for my little one prior to this were dresses.
It started with this hat.
The duo tops. One is in birdies print fabric and the other one is in polkadot with bird applique to tie the theme.
Here come the best part, my little darling wearing mommy’s made.