Thursday, August 30, 2012

Low Carb and Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Okay, so this isn't really the picture of it.  I forgot to take one.  But here is the recipe, and it is fabulous!!!  I'll get a picture this weekend when I make this again and update it.

This is a recipe from

1 cup riced or grated cauliflower
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp sea salt
Sliced tomatoes
1/2 cup non-fat Mozzarella Cheese

Preheat oven to 375.  Line cookie sheet with foil and spray generously with non stick spray.  Rice the cauliflower florets in a  food processor or grate manually.  Microwave rice cauliflower for 8 minutes.  Set aside.  In another bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients and add riced cauliflower.  Mix well.  Pour mixture onto cookie sheet.  It should be circular, like a pizza.  Bake for 17-20 minutes.  Once crust is done, top with your choice of vegetables and protein.  Broil pizza for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted on top.

Nutrition Facts:
2 servings
Calories       171.5
Total Fat        2 g
Total Carbs    16g
Protein         24.5g

Okay, so here's what I did.  My dh doesn't like tomatoes, so I omitted those.  I didn't have Italian seasoning, so I used thyme, oregano and a little extra basil.  The crust was very salty, so I would cut back on the salt or eliminate altogether.  I did not use a circular pan.  I just molded it into a circle in the middle of a rectangular cookie sheet.  I ate it plain.  It was that good!

Happy gluten-free and low-carb eating.



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yo Yo Table Runner

I found this table runner in this book "Home Stuff."  This is the same book I used to make the apron for my aunt and the infamous pillow cases from last year.  Remember those?  I'd link to the post if I could find it!  Oye!  See?  They are still making trouble!

Anyway, there are lots of really cool things to make in the book, and the instructions are very clear.  This would be a great book for every type of sewer from novice to advanced.

 Here is a close up of some of the 25 yo-yos! Yes, 25 of those little suckers.  My poor little fingers had seen better days.  Then they all had to be hand stitched together in rows then hand stitched to the squares!!  This picture was before I pressed the runner, so ignore the wrinkles.

And the back.

I thought I would like the stripes going horizontally, but I think it would have looked better vertically or even on the diagonal.  Oh well, I'll know next time.

I made this for my FIL's fiance' for Christmas.  I think she will like it.

I have a ton of other projects I'm working on at the moment.  I hope to have posts on those soon!

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mary by B&B Blueprints

Okay, so I was on Pinterest a while back and saw this cute little outfit featured on the PB&J website.  I knew I had to make one like it.  So I bought the pattern from Farmhouse Fabrics and got to work.  I used Michael Millers dot fabric that I bought here in Savannah at Fabrika and a white batiste for the lining, ruffles and bow.

Here is my version.

All in all, it was a fairly decent pattern to follow.  Beginners should probably opt for another pattern.  There is one thing wrong with the instructions that I noticed.  If you have 60" fabric that is folded, this will not apply.  The panties will not fit on 45" wide fabric when folded.  You have to open it up and cut 2 separate pieces.  This is shown in the instructions; however, it is shown with the pattern piece in the same direction.  You HAVE to flip the pattern over, or you will have two rights or lefts (I forget which), and you need one right and one left.

I would also have liked to have had a ruffler for my Viking, since I had soooo many pleats.  I will make this again, but I will use ruffles for the legs, and I hope to have a ruffler by then.

This is for one of my great-nieces.  Gosh, I just don't like hearing myself say great-anything!  I feel old! :)

Have a happy day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Smocked nightgown finished!

This is a Creative Keepsakes pattern and I love it.  I've used this many, many times.  It is so simple.  Sometimes, I'll use lace for the sleeves, but this time I just used my machine hemstitch with pearl cotton floss.  It is just a sweet little added touch.  This is for my niece for Christmas.  Green is her favorite color, and this is nightgown number 2 for her.  She's outgrown the first.  This one should last a while!

Here is a close up of the sleeve.

I also made these little boxers for Robbie for Christmas.  He chose the fabric.

He is not being patient though and wants them NOW!  I don't know an 8 year old who is patient! lol

Happy Wednesday!  It is Wednesday, isn't it??  Yikes!