Thursday, May 23, 2013

New blog!!

I have created a new blog called http://iowamamaof3cooks.blogspot.com/

I am only doing cooking related things on that blog. So, if you want to learn about recipes and kitchen how to's etc please follow me there!

Thanks

Renee

Sunday, October 21, 2012

How to fix your stainless steel cookie scoop

You know what I am talking about:

GRRR!! I hate when this happens!

So here is how to fix this:

Repair stainless steel scoop

1. Take a pair of pliers and bend the little keeper metal at the
bottom of the handle back just far enough so you can adjust the 
ratchet.
This is the piece at the very bottom that keeps the ratchet piece 
from coming out.

2. Then you move the ratchet piece (with the teeth) off of the 
ratchet wheel to the place where the medal swing inside the scoop is back 
into position.

3. Once there you have to bend the keeper back into place. You want 
to get it as snug as you can so that it doesn't come out of alignment again.





This was taken from the pampered chef question and answers. I am not brilliant enough to figure this out on my own!!!





Monday, April 2, 2012


Check out all the great ideas at the make it monday on Brassy Apple's page

T-shirt re-purpose

Here is the star of our show, $3 Minnie Mouse tee from Dollar General :)



Cut


I used a jersey knit for the braided straps. Cut three long strips.

Knot one end. Then tape it down on the table or counter.  Then tightly braid. Finish with another knot.

I sewed the braid on the front of the shirt like so:


{i am terrible about taking pics of my steps! sorry!!!}
What I did next was sew the braid criss crossed on the back so it looked like this:

I had to make some adjustments to the back seam so it was tight enough for her. 


Since I didn't do a good job of take pics for this one....please feel free to ask what I did!! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Frozen Reese's Peanut Butter Pies

My boys needed something good for Valentine's day!
So, I decided to make this:

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Click photo or this LINK  for the original or see below for my version

The stars of our show:


24 Oreos crushed in blender or a ziploc bag using a rolling pin.


All crushed and ready for butter!


4T melted butter
Add to crushed oreos, stir well.


I decided to make individual ones, so I used a muffin pan and my tart press.


Press down firmly.
Bake 350* for 7 min.
Set aside.


3/4 c peanut butter
1/2 c powdered sugar
Put into a sauce pan on medium heat.

Mix well until peanut butter is melted and smooth.
Cool for about 5min


Add 1/2 c chopped Reese's cups.
Mix well.


Stir in 2 1/2c of cool whip


Put on top of cookie crust
Freeze for 3hrs
ENJOY!!!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Box


My daughter wanted to hollow out an old book for her Vday box

Need:
Old book
scissors
ruler
pencil



I wasn't sure how to go about this...so I made up my own way. I am sure there is a MUCH easier way...but hey, it worked!! :)

I bent over a few pages at a time, drew lines of where I wanted to cut. I used the width of the ruler.
Then I cut a bit on the bent/folded part, unbent the page and cut. 


I continued until I had it as deep as she wanted it:


Then she decorated the cover:


Happy Valentine's day!

Make it Monday


Make it Monday. Click the link to check out all the great ideas!!