Thursday, September 19, 2013

Trimming Trees for Christa Quilts QA

 I started cutting out my little trees for the new quilt along at Christa Quilts.  LOVE Christa's QA's!  Of course I'll be doing my own spin on things.  I think I'll make a table topper with the trees.  My trees will be smaller, but cut quickly using my Accuquilt GO! Baby.  I had all 80 of these perfectly cut beauties cut in about 90 minutes.  (I probably could have gone faster had I not been watching tv at the time.  This is 55027.  The three triangles when put together will make a 3" square.  I'll have to figure out how big I want my tree trunks and use my strip cutters for those.

 
I got my solid fabrics from some upholstery/drapery samples that our local quilt shop gave away for FREE last year.  I brought home a whole box of these little packs.


The QA on Christa's blog doesn't start until 9/25.  I just couldn't wait!  There's plenty of time for you to join in on the fun.  The picture below is from Christa's Blog.  This is an option for the QA.

Modern Trees


Christa's Quilt Along

This recipe looks like a yummy fall comfort food!  I found it on one of my friends pages on facebook.

• Salted Pretzel Caramel Brownies •

Ingredients

• 1 box Betty Crocker fudge brownies (for 9x13 pan)
• 2 eggs
• 1/4 c. water
• 2/3 c. vegetable oil
• 3 cups pretzels
• 1 jar caramel sauce
• coarse sea salt

Directions

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, or grease with cooking spray.

• Prepare brownie batter according to package instructions.

• Pour about 1/3 of the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan. Spread until the bottom of the pan is evenly coated. Then add two even layers of pretzels, covering the entire surface. Carefully spoon the remaining brownie batter on top to cover the pretzels.

• Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the brownies comes out clean. Remove and set on a cooling rack to cool.

• Spoon the caramel sauce onto the top of the brownies in an even layer. (If it is too thick, spoon the sauce into a small bowl first and microwave for 30 seconds to thin.) Sprinkle the caramel with a few pinches of sea salt.

• Serve warm, or let cool to room temperature then serve.

              ~ Can you say YUM?!?!! ~
• Salted Pretzel Caramel Brownies •

Ingredients

• 1 box Betty Crocker fudge brownies (for 9x13 pan)...
• 2 eggs
• 1/4 c. water
• 2/3 c. vegetable oil
• 3 cups pretzels
• 1 jar caramel sauce
• coarse sea salt

Directions

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, or grease with cooking spray.

• Prepare brownie batter according to package instructions.

• Pour about 1/3 of the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan. Spread until the bottom of the pan is evenly coated. Then add two even layers of pretzels, covering the entire surface. Carefully spoon the remaining brownie batter on top to cover the pretzels.

• Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the brownies comes out clean. Remove and set on a cooling rack to cool.

• Spoon the caramel sauce onto the top of the brownies in an even layer. (If it is too thick, spoon the sauce into a small bowl first and microwave for 30 seconds to thin.) Sprinkle the caramel with a few pinches of sea salt.

• Serve warm, or let cool to room temperature then serve.

~ Can you say YUM?!?!! ~

1 comment:

  1. Now that chocolate goodness is right up my alley! Oh boy, gonna have to try that one! Love your split decision baby quilts...so cute. Those scrap pieces on the back are great! Love that!

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