Monday, December 19, 2011

Comfort & Joy!

Looking for a last-minute gift or decoration?

A little fabric, a few minutes, a couple of seams... Voila!



It's always SEW fun with Madame Samm over at SewWeQuilt, where you can see my Tutorial for this Terrific Ten-minute Table runner, a part of her "Comfort & Joy" December Tutorials!


Learned to make this quick cutie runner from my local 4-H Extension Agent, Debbie.  You can find this and more FREE sewing and quilting projects and resources here:  sewing.usu.edu
I have a soft spot for the 4-H program.  As a kid, with my Mom as my 4-H leader, I learned to sew, cook, take pictures, memorize the names of trees and rocks, learned to draw, to eat with chopsticks, gave demonstrations, showed my horse, taught other little kids to cook and sew, and always won ribbons at the county and state fair. 

When my own kids were old enough, we formed our own 4-H club.  Even my son is not afraid of a needle and thread, or knitting needles, for that matter!  At any rate, my kids are all comfortable with a sewing machine and in the kitchen.  My "3rDegree Bakery" girls were just 12 when they started selling breadsticks to the neighbors, "delivered hot to your table."  
 
Good things come in threes, right?
(♥ this picture)

I'm having a giveaway today, the 3rDegree Bakery's fabulous Home Cookin' recipe book and a scone mix, perfect for that quiet morning at home! 
 
 
To play along, just leave a little note about your favorite home-cooked holiday dish.  Do you prepare a special meal?  I'll announce a winner at 8pm MST, Wednesday evening!

Meanwhile, Merry Christmas!!

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31 comments:

  1. I love the homemade stuffing from the turkey!

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  2. I love home made dressing. It has bread cubes and tons of turkey and veggies and broth in it with just a touch of brown sugar. YUM!

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  3. My favorite is oyster dressing. It's a special treat that we only make at Christmas. Only three of us will eat it. Sometimes new-comers give it a try.

    LOVE the 10-minute table topper!

    Thank you for the chance to win the recipe book.

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  4. Hi Deonn


    That the baby Jesus to bring all good health, harmony, unity and joy. And a Happy new year
    HUGS
    http://tearpiaocupacional.blogspot.com/

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  5. When I was away in college & came home for Christmas that first year, my Mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas dinner. I said Chinese (this was decades before A Christmas Story). So she made a wonderful Chinese feast that she repeated each of my college years. It's still my favorite meal ever. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. Our breakfast every Christmas morning is my 24-hour omelet. I put it in the oven when we are ready to open presents. When we are finished, so is the omelet. It is the only time we all sit down together for breakfast. It is always my favorite Christmas memory.

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  7. Well there are actually 2...My dressing for the turkey which is filled with veggies and sausage and bread cubes with a bit of chicken broth...and....buttermilk pie which does not taste anything like buttermilk only has 5 ingredients and it is a hit....thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas.

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  8. My most favorite treat at Christmas is Bacon Buns!!!

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  9. We have the tradition of having tortiere (meat pie) on Christmas eve. It's a great French Canadian recipe.

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  10. I never knew it while they were living at home with us, but my twins were pretty fond of my homemade coconut maccaroons. I used food coloring to turn them green & added red-hot candies & clumped them to look like holly leaves, and one year I didn't make them.....boy, you should have heard the ruckus they raised!

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  11. Cinnamon rolls. Yum. We only make the homemade tradition during the holidays. Thanks for the fun giveaway. The girls are sew cute.

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  12. What fun! I could use some quick and easy recipes, more time for quilting, right? LOL My fav dish is pumpkin nut bread on Christmas morning! Yum!

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  13. On Christmas Eve we celebrate with a Norwegian dinner and my favorite dish is mashed rutabaga. One of my favorites from the dessert table is rice cream. Thanks for your tutorial and a chance at your giveaway.

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  14. Homemade bread rolls are my favorite. Simple and yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. We were a 4-H family too and I actually worked for our extension when my children were in school. Great programs and hands on learning that became practical life experiences for them as they started their own families. One of our favorite foods on Christmas morning is Monkey bread -made from a 4-H recipe!Happy Holidays from Kathy in NY

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  16. Cute, quick and easy table runner perfect for that last minute gift. Thanks for sharing.
    I just finished baking my grandma Chocolate Christmas bread. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without it.

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  17. Pretty table runner. Praline bars so simple and so yummy.

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  18. There are a few recipes I only make at Christmas: Boursin spread, pumpkin bread and eggnog pound cake. Thank you for the pattern and the giveaway. I was in 4H, also.

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  19. We make two kinds of ravioli, meatballs, and a hearty sauce. Everything is ready before hand so minimal cooking on Christmas day. The kids & g-kids look forward to flour fights and tasting.

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  20. Homemade apple pie using my late mother-in-law's recipe...always a family favorite.

    Merry Christmas!

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  21. My favourites are mince pies with almond pastry and turkey soup, made with the turkey carcase after we've eaten all the meat! and I just add any leftovers to the stock!

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  22. OOO such cute littles girls!!! It's funny seeing a picture of triplets older then mine! Here the holiday meal is ''tourtière du lac-st-jean''. normally cook by my sister in law!

    have great holidays and maybe, just maybe if one of your girl want to talk with a triplets mom, i'll really appreciate to know the ''child'' site of the story, you can give her my email.

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  23. My mother's homemade pecan pie is awesome. She makes scones so would love to win the scone mix.

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  24. My favourite recipes all come from those "home cooking" type recipe books. I love turkey dinner with any and all of the fixin's! And my hubby doesn't consider it Christmas 'til the mincemeat tarts are made (on the to do list for tomorrow!!)
    Thanks for the giveaway...nice tutorial as well

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  25. I love perogies. I guess i can have them anytime of the year, but they are always better during the holidays!

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  26. I love the fruit salad which we have with our Christmas dinner.

    I love your table runner pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook.

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  27. Thanks for the great tutorial at Sew We Quilt. That's a neat little way to make a table runner. My favorite part of our holiday meal is the dressing (stuffing?). Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

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  28. Our family loves crab Louie for Christmas eve dinner. My husband cracks the crab and I make the dressing. Of course it's all about the baking, too.
    I love that so many of my favorite quilt blogs have so many great recipes.

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  29. Our Christmas dinner couldn't be easier-prime rib & steamed shrimp with baked potatoes. It's gotten so I don't even fix much else to go with as all anybody ever eats is the meat & the fish! Devilled eggs & dinner rolls is as hard as it gets.

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  30. My favorite home cooked holiday dish is poppy seed kolachy! It's a recipe that has been carried down from my maternal grandmother and it isn't Christmas without them.

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  31. How cute! 3rDegree - love that. The table runner is great too. My favorite dish right now to make at the holidays is sweet potato crunch.

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