Thursday, March 27, 2014

TBT Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons Recipe

I have been craving these but since I am watching what I eat I haven't made any. Here is my recipe that I posted so you can make them maybe and enjoy them.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

I was looking for a new cookie to try that was easy and quick to make but delicious. I love coconut and chocolate so decided to combine the two into an easy cookie. I had made these simple coconut macaroons without the chocolate chips and decided they would work well with chocolate included. These are a big hit with my family and so easy. Give them a try and remember they would be a great and easy cookie to take to Holiday parties that are coming up.

                                    Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroon


1 (14 oz.) pkg sweetened flaked coconut                        2 tsp vanilla extract
1 (14 oz.) can eagle brand sweetened                              1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (or as many as you
    condensed milk                                                             like without over powering the coconut)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, combine milk and vanilla. Mix well. Add coconut and chocolate chips. Mix well making sure coconut and chips are well coated and mixed together. Drop by teaspoon onto parchment lined baking sheet and with back of spoon slightly press down to flatten some. Bake 8-10 minute or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets and place on parchment covered cooling racks.
Depending on how big you make these you can get about 30 cookies. Let cool and then put in container. These will be chewy and sticky but oh so good.

I hope you will give these a try. Easy and delicious.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday Lacy Steampunk Wrister Pattern

This is my pattern so if you use it please give me credit. Do not sell or post pattern on another site without my permission.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lace Steampunk Wristers Pattern


Red Heart fashion crochet thread size 3 ( I used black)
F hook

With f  hook ch 41
Row 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across ch 1 turn (40 sc)
Row 2 sc in first sc, ch 2 skip 2 sc, sc in next sc,* ch 2 skip 2 sc sc in next sc, repeat from * to end ending with sv in last sc ch 1 turn
Row 3 sc in first sc, *2 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in sc repeat from * across ch 1 turn
Row 4 sc in first sc,* ch 2 skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across
Row 5 repeat row 3
Row 6 rep row 4
Row 7 rep row 3
Row 8 rep row 4
Row 9 rep row 3
Row 10 rep row 4
Row 11 rep row 3
Row 12 rep row 4
Row 13 rep row 3
For border do sc in ea st around and down sides putting 3 sc in ea corner. Sl to beg sc
Sl in first 10 sc sc in next st (ch 3 skip 1 sc sc in next sc) 9X sc in next st leave rest of row unworked
Ch1 turn sc in sc ch 3 sc in next sc across ch 1. Turn
Repeat for 3 more rows
Ch 1 sl to ch 3 loop sc in loop ch 3 sc in next ch 3 loop across to last loop sl to last sc ch 1 turn repeat for 9 rows last row is just one loop sl to sc then ch 12 sl to sc on other side of ch 3 loop. Sc in ea ch of ch 12 sl to beg and finish off

Go to side and attach string on side with ch 1 same space 15 sc across side. Ch 1 turn sc in ea sc
Do 2 more rows of sc for total of 4. At end of last row ch 1 turn sl st in first sc ch 5 sk 5 sc sl st in nxt sc ch 5 sk 5 sc sl st in next sc ch 5 sk next 5 sl in last sc finish off (3 ch five loops made)
Repeat on other side
For 50 weave tie through ch 5 loops on sides
Sew a metal key to middle of hand back

As always I made these up as I went then wrote the pattern down. I try not to make it too confusing or have mistakes but mistakes are possible.

Enjoy the pattern if you make them let me know and show pictures.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday Easter Basket from a Crocheted Doily

Thought I would share this again for Throwback Thursday so that you will have time to get started on them if you want them for Easter. You can crochet your favorite doily or get one of the store bought ones to do this. I prefer to make mine but either way hope this gives you an idea for Easter Baskets this year.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Crocheted Doily Easter Baskets

Last year for Easter I made my Grandkids, Aunt and Mom and Dad Easter baskets from crocheted doilies. The picture above is of one of them. After Easter you can put other things or silk flowers in them for decoration. It is a simple way to make a basket.

This picture is of another doily basket I made and put flowers in for a table decoration at a retirement party. I had done some in smaller doilies and some in this size. The smaller ones were on the tables that people sat at and this and another one just like it was on the serving tables.

The way to make these is simple. You crochet your favorite doily and then you put it into a plastic bag with fabric stiffener. Make sure you get the whole doily wet with the stiffener then squeeze off the excess. Drape the doily over a bowl or whatever you have that is the shape you want the basket to be in and let dry completely. Remove and add flowers or plastic eggs or whatever you like. That's it simple. I hope you try this and enjoy.