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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Stuffed Tommy T-Rex

There is nothing quite as precious as a new baby. I got to meet my nephew Baby John for the first time this month. He was two months old and just so precious!! We bonded a lot and he liked talking with me- I think I am his favorite aunt already :).

I also made him this cute little stuffed animal. I used the Tommy T-Rex pattern from Bit of Whimsy Dolls. I really liked the pattern- it was affordable, cute and really easy to follow. It didn't take long at all to make this cute little dino!

Cutest Story about the dinosaur- my 3 year old niece really loved this dino and when Baby John got fussy one night she said- "Oh, maybe he is crying because he wants his dinosaur!" Then she went and brought it to him. Too cute!

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Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Homemade Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

This is a sauce that I love to make in the summer when the garden produce is plentiful. I then freeze it in quart bags and enjoy throughout the winter.

One batch makes about 3 quarts.

Chunky Spaghetti Sauce
1 tsp olive oil
1 large yellow squash, diced
1 large zucchini squash, diced
3-4 peppers (I use green, banana, anaheim), diced
1 large onion, diced
15 medium tomatoes, diced (and peeled if you prefer)
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp oregano
1 Tbsp basil
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp parsley
quart freezer bags

Heat olive oil in large stockpot over medium heat.
Add squash, pepper and onion. Saute until soft. Add diced tomatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer for about 90 minutes until sauce has cooked down. 
Let cool and measure into freezer bags.

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