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Friday, December 12, 2008

Cookies & Candies

'Tis the season for making lots of cookies and candies, so what has Emily of Yarn Miracle gone and done? She's designed The Great Cookie Swap of '08. It's a virtual cookie recipe swap, but that's not all; there may be prizes! Can you say, "WOW!"? I can, and I've entered my Turtle Recipe/Tutorial in the swap. The swap is open to all so feel free to go enter your own pictures and recipes here, Y'all. I love new recipes so I can't wait to see all the entries.

I tried a new old-fashion recipe this week, Candied Citrus Peel from Martha Stewart Living. I had picked up the December magazine to read on the plane trip to Texas and was pleasantly surprised to find I liked several things in the issue. (So tell me, when did the magazine get back on track with real people stuff again?) Here are the peels in a bath of sugar and water.
All sugared up and quite tasty, not to mention a veritable treasure trove of vitamin C. Just a little knitting...I'm back on track myself makin' a li'l somethin' for a li'l someone on my list. :) Have a great weekend, Y'all!


  1. ooh I love that color. Nice choice

  2. I'll have to go check out your link for the cookies. I'm always looking for yummy new ones.
    I see that you are using SWS in one of my favorite colors. Can't wait to see what you are knitting!
    Merry Christams!

  3. I love that color of yarn! The citrus peel looks yummy. :)

  4. Oh, yum. You should see me, I'm swooning over here.

  5. My granny used to make candied orange peel!thanks for the old-fashioned memory! oranges smell like Christmas!

  6. Don't you just LOVE SWS yarn? It's one of my favorites!

    The Candied Citrus Peel is something I think I'd like. I bought some grapefruit the other day ... I'm going to try making some. Thanks for the idea!

    Lesley Ann

  7. Those candies look great. I love the color of those socks. I can't wait to see them finished. Hope you have a great day =)

  8. I'm glad you saw my baskets on my blog! For your sewing basket, go to and in the search put in "sewing basket" or "lid". It will come up with several basket patterns that you might like.

  9. The candied citrus peel looks so yummy!

    I like the colour of the knitting you are working on - very pretty.

  10. You go girl! I hope you win some prizes! Those look mighty yummy. :)
    Yay for being back to knitting and that is some gorgeous yarn to get back to it.
    Still frantically knitting those last minute gifts here but I think I'll make it. Woo Hoo!

  11. The orange peel candy looks tasty! And I love how the "little gift" is starting. Always like Patons yarn! Can't wait to see it completed.

  12. The Candied Citrus Peel looks very good, I am not very good at making things. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.


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