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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Member Spotlight Primitive Bettys

This week we are featuring one of the 
members of the Folkart and Primitives Etsy Team.

Meet Betty of Primitive Bettys

She has some wonderful patterns available

Primitive Cross Stitch Sampler Pattern Peacock Keys

Very primitive 

Primitive Cross Stitch Pattern 1836 Spring Tyme Sampler PDF ePattern Instant Download

How adorable is this bag?

Old Autumn Pocket Primitive Cross Stitch Sampler Pattern

She has great patterns for needle punch

Primitive Willie the Sheep Needlepunch ePattern PDF by primitivebettys

What a great sampler

Strawberry Sampler Primitive Cross Stitch Pinkeep Pattern

We hope you will visit her shop and find something you can't live without!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Recipe Tuesday

Is anyone else experiencing an overabundance of zucchini?

One plant is all I have and I pick at least 1 zucchini a day !!

Get ready for some zucchini recipes !

Chocolate Wave Zucchini Bread

1/3 cup shortening
1 1/3 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.   Grease one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar together.   Mix in eggs.    Add zucchini, water and vanilla; stir.   Blend in flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice.   Stir in nuts.

Pour half the batter into the greased loaf pan.    To the remaining batter, add the cocoa powder and chocolate chips.   Mix well.    Pour the chocolate batter on top of the plain batter. 

Bake until wooden pick inserted into center comes out lean.    About 60  minutes.   Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Member Spotlight Mary's Montage

This week we are featuring one of the 
members of the Folkart and Primitives Etsy Team.

This is Beth of Mary's Montage

Her shop has oodles of printable for all kinds of home projects.

Snowman 1816 Wynter, Extreme Prim, 8x10 Printable Download

Something for fall?

White Pumpkin Harvest, 8x10 digital folkart, Download, printable

She has beautiful scrapbook papers.

Autumn Burlap, 10 pack digital scrapbooking papers, 300 DPI, 12x12

Some beautiful card making ones

Digital collage, Card making sheet, Make Thyme 8.5x11

Some wonderful tags!!!

Chicken  Digital Collage sheet/ pack

I hope you will take a few minutes and visit her shop. You might find something you can't live without!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Slow Cooker Bottom Round Beef Roast

Slow Cooker Bottom Round Beef Roast

serves 6

3-4 lbs bottom round beef roast
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 Tablespoon garlic salt
1 Tablespoon fresh ground pepper
1 lb onion
1 lb carrot
2 lbs potatoes

Place beef roast in slow cooker    Season with garlic and pepper.   Add onions, carrots and potatoes.

Pour Worcestershire sauce and BBQ sauce on top.

Cook on low for 8 hours.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Blueberry Zucchini Bread


3 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
3 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/3 cups white sugar
2 cups shredded zucchini
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 pint fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350°   Lightly grease 4 mini loaf pans or 2 regular size loaf pans

Ina  large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar.   Fold in the zucchini.   Beat in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.   Gently fold in the blueberries.   Transfer to prepared pans.

Bake 50 minutes or until knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.   Cool 20 minutes in pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

This is fabulous!!   

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Member Spotlight Mary's Montage

This week we are featuring one of the 
members of the Folkart and Primitives Etsy Team.

Beth from Mary's Montage
Beth's shop is full of digital downloads!

Beautiful scrapbooking papers

Autumn Burlap, 10 pack digital scrapbooking papers, 300 DPI, 12x12

Americana banners

Vintage 4th of July Bunting Flags

8 X 10 Sunflower Print

Sunflower Mason, 8x10 Printable download, Primitive Deco, paper crafts

Primitive Christmas

Christmas FolkArt Angels, Download & Print 8.5 x11 sheet

Vintage Thanksgiving

VIntage Thanksgiving Sheet of 20-  2 Inch circle graphics Download & Print

I hope you would stop by her shop and find something you Love!

Anything Goes Celebration

Good Morning.

Two wonderful Etsy Teams have joined up to offer
you some wonderful things.

The Old Farmhouse Gathering 
The Folkart and Primitives 

You my search Etsy using ATGCele.

Lots of new items!

I hope you will join us!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

One of my favorite dressings and it is so easy to make.   

 I substituted Truvia for the sugar and there is no difference in taste.

Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup raspberry wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar  OR 1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Truvia
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the ingredients and shake well.

So refreshing on a hot summer day.

To see more of what the  Folkart and Primitives team 
has to offer click here

Friday, July 1, 2016

Christmas In July

Although the weather outside may not be frightful, or even delightful, that doesn't mean that you can't be thinking ahead and shopping for the coming holidays.

Etsy is having a Christmas in July celebration for the next 18 days, so I thought why not take a closer look at a few of the wonderful creations that our artisans are offering for the celebration.

Christmas themed "Reindeer Treats" floral decoration

Baby's First Christmas Ornament, Personalized Christmas Ornament, Snowflake Snowman Ornament, Pink or Blue Baby's Ornament

Christmas mouse,prim mouse, primitive Christmas,FAAP,OFG

Christmas in July Sale Christmas Santa Quilted Table Runner, Quiltsy Handmade, Red Table Topper, Holiday Quilted Table Runner, Christmas Dec

Christmas Candle Mat - Winter Dresden Plate Table Topper - Country Decor Table Mat - Holly Leaves Berries - Hand Quilted - Holiday Decor