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Made It #7

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~Since I pinned lots of recipes on my Pinterest boards through the years, but never made anything from the pinned items, I've set myself a goal to try one recipe per week to reduce the overload~
So glad to tell you about the Avocado Black Bean Quesadillas that I made this week for the all Mexican Menu that I made for some friends that came over for lunch, because honestly, it's the best homemade Mexican dish that I ever made. I think it's the combination of avocado, cheese and red onion that makes it so super delicious. Those three together are great!

You can find the recipe here!
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For next week I want to make this Tres Leches Cake that definitely looks like it's worth the effort to make!


Unicorn Key Chain

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After a good colleague of mine saw the Unicorn that I crocheted for my daugther's birthday a couple of weeks ago, she asked me to make on for her too as a key chain. After I told her what the size of the unicorn was, she dropped the idea, but I searched another pattern for her from a much smaller unicorn. It's not as detailed, but cute anyway. 

You can find the pattern here

Alison Alpaca

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Another pattern from the Book of Pica Pau by Jan Schenkel, the Alpaca. I made this one because it made me think of a trip I made some years ago to Peru. While I was wandering through Macchu Pichu a couple of alpacas followed me with their eyes. I kept away from them because you only have to be spitten on by an alpaca once in your life to avoid coming near them for the rest of your days. The smell; horrible! Not easily washed away either. Fortunately I was in a zoo when it happened, so I could wash my face thoroughly, but I will never forget that smell.
Anyway, I liked to see them living in between the ruins of Macchu Pichu, because they belong there. They are so beautiful with their big brown eyes with long lashes and their fluffy hair on top of their head.


Just one more to make from this book: the wolf. I'm not really into spirituality and such, but when I heard about so called totem animals, I've always known that the wolf is my totem.

Made It #6

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~Since I pinned lots of recipes on my Pinterest boards through the years, but never made anything from the pinned items, I've set myself a goal to try one recipe per week to reduce the overload~ As said last week I would make the Corn Soup for the all Mexican Lunch Menu. The friends I had over for diner never had Corn Soup before and neither did I, so no frame of reference here, but we all found the taste was great! A keeper again. Find the recipe here. ~*~
Another one that I want to make for the above mentioned lunch are these vegetarian Avocado Black Bean Quesadillas. All ingredients in this recipe sound great: avocados, cheese, black beans and cilantro. Especially the last one. I know it's a herb people either love or hate, but I'm definitely a fan.   ~*~ 

Two of the recipes I made for Made It were featured by Strawberry Butterscotch, namely the Cheese Croquettes and the Vegetarian Enchiladas!



Thank you very much, Anna!

Valentine Can Cake

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Just for the four of us, my daughters, my husband and I, I wanted to make a small cake for Valentine's Day. I only have large baking tins, but the idea popped into my head to use an empty vegetable can as a baking tin. I love the result! The cake is just large enough to cut into four pieces.



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Sheila the Cheetah was featured by Oui Crochet, by Creating My Way to Success and by Creative Jewish Mom!


Thank you  so much, Susie, Jill and Sara!