August 22, 2012

Sweetened Condensed Milk and Cinnamon Butter

Hey there. It's true....all of us have been busy! It's not that I haven't crafted..I just haven't taken pictures of any of my crafts in the last while. Moving is crazy, there's no way around it.   However, I ALWAYS find time to cook (even if I don't take pictures), so here are a few recipes to add to your collection:

I LOVE sweetened condensed milk. Anything with it is delicious, honestly. It does get a little how about making it yourself? It's EASY! This can be used just like the kind you buy in the store in a can.

Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup warm water
1 Cup + 2 T Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
3/4 cup Sugar

Place warm water in bowl. Add dry milk and mix well. Add sugar and mix until smooth. Store in refrigerator in container with a lid.

So, What are my 2 favorite recipes that contain sweetened condensed milk?

Fudge Bars

Cinnamon know the stuff you get at Texas Roadhouse? Yeah, kind of like that! :)

Cinnamon Butter
1 cup Butter, softened
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, chilled
1 tsp Cinnamon (or more, to taste)
1/2 tsp corn syrup

Mix together, spread on bread or rolls. YUM!

August 7, 2012

Baby Blessing Dress

I'm feeling very accomplished today.  It's the first day I've tackled a project since my baby was born.  Life with three kids is a lot harder than life with two!  However, I didn't have much of a choice.  We're going to be blessing our baby next week and I needed to make her dress.  I've had the fabric ever since I found out I was having a girl.  It's my 4th ever dress, and the first one of such an itty bitty size.

It's not perfect, but it's made with love.


Decorative stitching around the neckline.

Big ribbon bow in front.

I love the embroidered sheer. 

Absolutely beautiful.