Thursday, December 29, 2011

String Quilts -

QNNtv on the Internet is an Internet based tv channel dedicated to all things quilting.  Today we give you a sample of what you can find over at QNNtv.  Go check it out.  Never know what you might find! The following link will take you directly to their site and a 10 minute video on constructing String Quilts!  Have a blast!

String Quilts -

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Resolution Reminder

What a fantastic little project to keep track of your New Years resolutions we found over at! 

Use paper crafting techniques to create this New Year's Resolution Reminder Box from Einat Kessler. This is a great way to remember those resolutions and, more importantly, stick to them!

New Year's Resolutions Remind Box

  • Empty gum box
  • Decorative paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Embelishments of your choice
  1. You take an empty gum box and cover it with paper. Don't cover all of it with one piece of paper, because it will be very hard to fold. Measure the different sections of the box and cover them with separate pieces. Make sure to leave the folds uncovered.
  2. To cover the wavy front, trace the line with a pencil and cut accordingly.
  3. Make a cut on the front of the box so it will be possible to close it by tucking the flap in it.
  4. Cut as many pieces of cardstock to fit inside the box. Write your resolutions on them and embellish.
New Year's Resolutions Reminder Box

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WW Seafood! Yum!

Pasta with shrimp and lobster is not only rich and spicy, it is also low-fat and healthy. This is a favorite from Weight Watchers.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

    1 Tablespoon olive oil
    3 onions, chopped
    6 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
    1/4 cup dry red wine
    2 Tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, or 2 teaspoons dried
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon sugar
    1/4 teaspoon coarse-ground black pepper
    1 lobster tail (about 1/2 pound)
    1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    3/4 pound dried linguine
    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Heat olive oil in very large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, then add onions and garlic. Saute 10 minutes until golden. Add tomatoes, wine, oregano, crushed pepper, salt, sugar, and ground pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes until flavors are blended and sauce is slightly thickened.

Meanwhile, remove meat from lobster tail and cut it into 1/2-inch pieces. (To pry meat out, cut away soft undercover with scissors and ease away meat from shell with your fingers.) Add lobster and shrimp to sauce and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes until just opaque.

Meanwhile, cook linguine according to package directions; drain and place in a large serving bowl. Toss at once with sauce and sprinkle with parsley.

Per serving: 7 points, 375 calories, 9 percent calories from fat, 25 grams protein, 58 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams total fiber, 4 grams total fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 98 milligrams cholesterol, 641 milligrams sodium.

Yield: 6 servings

Recipe Source: Weight Watchers Simply Delicious Winning Points Cookbook (Fireside)
Reprinted with permission.

Friday, December 23, 2011

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