Thursday, April 29, 2010

Don't forget the binding

Look at all that hand work!
Beautiful applique, embroidery,
and quilting.

This quilt is in beautiful condition!
Minor stains, no holes.
Maybe made in the 1930's?
Wouldn't you love to know the history of this quilt?
And who the maker was.
If it only had a label.....

Unfortunately, it isn't mine.
My friend Kathie bought it for a steal!
She came over to ask my advise.
Notice how frayed the edges are?
The edges of the quilt had been
folded in and hand stitched.
No separate binding.

The major wear on any quilt is the edges.
That is why you want to apply a separate binding.
Binding protects the edges and can be easily replaced.
Kathie is going to trim the edges and apply a scrappy
binding in pastel 1930 reproductions.
I can't wait to see it!
Wouldn't it look lovely on my porch?

And now for our chocolate break.
Who would have thought saltines
could taste so good!

Trisha Yearwood's Sweet & Saltines

40 Saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
8 oz. chocolate chips (1 1/2 cups)
Preheat oven 425*.
Line a large jellyroll pan with foil and saltines.
In medium pan, melt butter and brown sugar together,
bring to a boil.
Boil 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and pour over crackers,
covering them evenly.

Put pan into the oven and watch closely.
Bake 4-5 minutes or just until bubbly.
Remove from oven and
pour chocolate chips over crackers.
When the chips melt a bit,
spread with a knife,covering crackers.

Put pan into freezer for 15-20 minutes or until completely cold.
They will form one big sheet.
Break up into pieces. Store in airtight container.

The corn dip was gone before I could get a picture!

Trisha Yearwood's Hot Corn Dip

2 11 oz cans Mexican corn, drained
2 4 1/2 oz cans chopped green chiles, drained
2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup mayonnaise

Preheat oven 350*. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
In a medium bowl, mix the corn, chiles, cheeses,
and mayonnaise until fully combined.
Spread the mixture in the prepared casserole dish and
bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes,
or until bubbly around the edges.

Serve the dip warm from the oven with corn chips.

I also made the Baked Spaghetti.
Great for company!

Can you tell I love
Mrs. Garth Brook's cookbook!
Really, if you were Trisha, wouldn't you
want the world to call you
Mrs. Garth Brooks?????


  1. Beautiful quilt, I love the colors! I love the new TY cookbook. I must try those saltines!


  2. Pam E. - Las VegasApril 29, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Hi, Karen. I bought Trisha Yearwood's new cookbook too, but haven't made anything from it yet. Thanks for posting about the recipes you've tried. I'll add them to my "to make" list!

  3. Love, love the quilt. Yes, it would look great anywhere! Delish looking crackers, really dressed up all right. You're right about the Mrs. Garth Brooks thing. The was the stars change partners, she should just hang on to her name and save herself some trouble! :D

  4. Gorgeous quilt!!!

    Now you've convinced me that I want a copy of Trisha' cookbook!

    Those crackers looks way too yummy!


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