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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

A recipe


   (original recipe from

12 Tbsp butter, divided
1 c. honey
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
2 eggs
1 ¼ c. sour cream
1 c. cornmeal
1 c. flour
1 ½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
   Mix 4 T. butter, honey & red pepper flakes &
microwave in 30-sec bursts til butter melts &
comes to soft simmer.   Combine cornmeal, flour,
salt & baking powder.  In a 9x9” pan melt the
remaining butter.  Add all but 2 T to the sour
cream.  Add eggs & mix. Fold dry and wet
ingredients.  Swirl pan to coat with butter &
add the batter.  Bake at 400 til a toothpick inserted
in center comes out with just a touch of moisture, about 
25 – 30 mins.  Top with hot honey butter. 

NOTE:  Original recipe calls for baking in a cast iron
skillet but we don't own one, so a 9x9" pan works just fine.


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The landscape is nearing completion so I'll save progress photos until then.  In the meantime, the fusion crochet quilt pile is growing....

There are seven blocks in each strip and I think there will be a total of 12 strips.  I played fabric chicken and I won (phew!).  Two yards of each fabric, cut into 6" squares and I ended up with a teeny little scrap of selvedge left over. 😀 I guessed at how much fabric I would need and did a pretty excellent job.  Now...did I guess the correct amount of yarn?  Stay tuned!! More fabric is on order to make a second one and now the question is...will the two fabrics 'go' together?  Only the mailman will know for sure.

- As many of you know, I have a rather extensive (!!) collection of buttons, so of course this Pinterest board caught my eye.

- If you happen to like chickens, how about THESE?  Perhaps do some for Easter?

- And HERE's something for Valentine's Day.

- Have a peek through the galleries of THIS artist!

Here is your quote of the day "If you want evidence that the world is a terrible place, watch the news and surf the web.  But if you want to remember how incredible this planet is, go out into nature.  Unlike social media and the news, nature has no incentive to keep us agitated, angry and anxious"


  1. Your fusion crochet/quilt strips look so lovely...did you poke evenly spaced holes in the blocks before crocheting?
    I love this idea..I am still trundling along with my granny stripe is a fun project...hugs, Julierose

    1. No, I didn't poke holes (although I suppose I could have!)...thought it would be easier to simply buttonhole stitch around the outside of each square using crochet cotton. Then I could simply make a single crochet into each 'buttonhole'. I made a template with the buttonhole stitch spacing marked so I could be sure to get the same # of stitches on each side of the block. Make sense?

  2. Anonymous1:15 PM

    I have made literally dozens of the heart sachets. They are delightful to make and fun to give and receive.
    Hugs! Cris in MT

    1. Have you done the 'I Found A Heart' initiative? I have a couple of times but really need to do more. The sachets would be fun to make too, but I'm not about to add lavendar, not unless I want to trigger an allergic reaction. I love lavendar but it doesn't like me!

  3. Great, another recipe to try when I make chile next time! And we do have a cast iron skillet to bake it in.
    Your crochet quilt is going to look lovely.
    I like the fabric hearts, that's something I might try to make.

    1. The cornbread is good even without a chili accompaniment (I can attest to that!).

  4. Great quote
    The hearts are nice gift idea. The buttons! Love the buttons! I see a button necklace in my future. Those button flowers are beautiful.
    Your fusion quilt is mind boggling delightful.

    1. I'm always keeping my eye out for button projects because I need to reduce my ridiculous amount of stash. Button flowers just might be on the agenda.
      As for the fusion quilt, I'm almost ready to start putting the strips together.

  5. Yum, that recipe sounds so good.

    God bless.

    1. Oh yes, it's good! I could eat the whole pan by myself!!!

  6. I came here earlier and got lost in the buttons.....adding more ideas to my project list. I am going to keep that recipe at hand also. I could make it right now if I had the sour cream. I shall put it on the shopping list right now. Thanks!!!

    1. Oh oh, should I apologize for sending you down the rabbit hole?
      The recipe will work with kefir instead of sour cream because I'm pretty sure that's all we had and Resident Chef often substitutes one for the other.

  7. Hmmmm... honey butter? mmmm red pepper flakes? sour cream? I am intrigued. And I even have a cast iron skillet! :) I think it's time for me to make chili and cornbread.

    1. Sounds like a great meal to me! I love cornbread even without the chili accompaniment.

    2. I printed out your recipe. It may be later in the weekend or even next week, but chili and cornbread are definitely on my mind. :)

  8. The fusion quilt is coming along beautifully Mary Anne and I am excited to see the new fabric for the second one! Have a lovely weekend. Christine xx

    1. The new fabric arrived but it's not going to work because the overall print is too big. Search is on for another one. In the meantime I know I can use this one for something else.

  9. I like that fusion quilt, looking forward to see it finished.

    1. I'm happy with it - enough that I plan on making another one.


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