Thursday, June 30, 2011


I have no idea who came up with this idea :) But I think it's too good not to share.

I received this in my email box and since I have such a fascination with food crafts now, I thought I'd pass it along....


Red-Neck Turtle Burgers


Here's a new twist on how to serve burgers and if you don't cook,

give this handy little guide to someone that does and request them.

Handmade ground beef patties, topped with sharp cheddar cheese, wrapped in a bacon weave, then the next step, add hotdogs as the heads, legs with slits for toes and tail.
Next step. Place on an oven rack, covered loosely with foil and baked for 20-30 minutes at 400 degrees.

A little crispy, not too crunchy...just how a turtle should be, no?

Designer Crafts Connection Blog + iLovetoCreate = Super Cool Projects! and Giveaway
I thought I would share a recent post from the Cool2Craft blog.  This is too cool2pass up!

On July 1st, the Designer Crafts Connection is featuring a very special blog hop! The July challenge features 30+ projects created with Tulip’s Beads in a Bottle. Each designer in the hop has created a fun, unique project using Beads in a Bottle!

You won’t be able to see all of the completed projects until THIS FRIDAY, JULY 1ST, but if you want to get a sneak peek….take a look at this YouTube Video: iLovetoCreate Blog Hop featuring Designer Crafts Connection designers!

And…. iLovetoCreate is offering this awesome giveaway!

Click here to find out how to enter to win this cool stash of iLovetoCreate products. Head on over now and then come back and visit me this Friday July 1st to start hopping!

HOPE YOU WIN!! Remember - you can't win if you dont play! :)


Add Whimsey to your outdoor eating area - New Episode of Creative Life TV

In this episode Linda Peterson shows you how to create a table scape for your outdoor eating area with the theme of Watermelons!! Get your creative juices flowing! Ready ...set ...GO!
Click on the play button!

Watch live streaming video from cool2craft at

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sweet Treats....for the Dog!

I have no earthly idea what's gotten into me...but I am so totally into food crafts at the moment. There's just one slight problem. Once you make all these delicious delights...what are you going to do with them all? Yes, I know, I suppose I "could" eat them - seriously though....that's ALOT to eat...and Im not really a sweet eater...

So..I have solved the delimma...make doggie treats...she'll love them...I'll get to make them...decorate them....and I don't have to eat them...

So....that's what I did yesterday... because....

I whipped up a batch of doggie treats - healthy-sorta doggie treats with wheat flour, milk, bacon grease and cheese...

MmmmmMmmmm...okay...they did smell good when they baked...

And I baked aLOT of them....

But then.....this happened....

Yep..our goofy Julia...decided that since they we're made with real ingredients, she'd give'm a taste test before she gave one to Maggie our dog....

and here's the verdict......

Maggie has a smile on her face....don't you just love that?

I guess it's all in the presentation....What a great gift for a furry friend!


Cheddar Bacon Bites for furry friends

2 cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 c cornmeal
1 c grated cheddar cheese - broken up into small bits
1 teaspoon salt
4-6 tablespoons of hot bacon grease
1 cup of milk

Mix all the dry ingredients together and then add milk and bacon fat for form a stretchy dough. 

Roll dough to approximately 1/4" thickness and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter as desired.

Grease cookie sheet with bacon grease.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes and flip and bake an additional 20 minutes.  The bisquits will be very hard when finished.

Cool on a cookie sheet.

Sushi Night at the Peterson's with 9 year old Chef Julia

It's our summer week number 2 with the girls and this year they decided that they all want to take turns cooking one night while they're here. Julia decided she wanted to cook sushi. My first reaction was...HHHmmm...I don't know...that's quite an undertaking for a 9 year old. Last night though, she proved me WRONG! BIG TIME WRONG!!

I was shocked to learn that she googled " sushi", "how to make nigiri" and even watched a you tube video on how to make it....she was totally prepared for this.

Her menu was:
  • California Rolls featuring cucumber, crab meat and avocado
  • Julia Rolls - a specialty she thought up all on her own which featured crab meat, cream cheese, cucumber and avocado
  • "The Lion" Salmon nigiri and shashimi
  • "The Palm" Tuna nigiri and shashimi
  • Egg Drop Soup
Well...I couldn't pass an opportunity for a photo op...soo...Lights...CAMERA......COOK!

First you start off with the ingredients....

Next you make the rice - I think it's important that you have a really awesome 9 year old chef doing this....

Delicately place your ingredients for your roll....

Roll em up!.....

Cut the rolls and have a really cute Chef present them to the table!!!

And without further's the presentation she designed for the table...

I am BLOWN away!!! She did this for the most part by herself. We only helped her minimally.

I was just amazed at the effort, thought process and the googling she did to create such an amazing presentation...

I see lots of yumminess in her future!! GREAT JOB JUGIE!!

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