Thursday, March 26, 2020

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some days you just need a GIANT chocolate chip cookie! Am I right? These cookies are thick and oh-so-yummy! They're full of chocolate chips and walnuts.

That's right! Walnuts are the special ingredient that take these cookies over the top. I promise, you don't want to skip them.

Giant chocolate chip cookie on a cooling rack


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Resurrection Rolls

Each Easter season, our family makes Resurrection Rolls. It's a fun tradition that the kids absolutely love. Each ingredient in the recipe represents something from the Resurrection story.

Put everything together and bake. When the rolls are done they're empty just like the empty tomb.


Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection Rolls


We started doing this when my son {whose now 15} was a baby.  We make Resurrection rolls each year around Easter.  We read some scriptures and talk about the importance of the Resurrection.



Symbols for Resurrection Rolls


  • Crescent rolls - represent the cloth that Jesus body was wrapped in {Matt 27:59}
  • Large marshmallow - represents Jesus and His purity
  • Melted butter - represents the oils of embalming {Luke 23:56}
  • Cinnamon & sugar - represents the spices used to anoint the body of Jesus {Luke 23:56}
  • Oven - represents the tomb {Matt 27:60}
collage of resurrection rolls

How to make Resurrection Rolls



  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. Dip the marshmallow in butter and then the cinnamon sugar. 
  3. Wrap the crescent roll around the marshmallow and pinch edges. 
  4. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes {This is the 3 days and nights}
  6. Open the "cloth" and find that Jesus is no longer there. HE IS RISEN! {Matt 28:6}


steps for making resurrection rolls



My kids look forward to this every year. They are actually pretty tasty too.  Make sure to use fresh marshmallows. The ones I used this year I'd had for a while. They didn't all melt very well. 

↓ ↓ To watch the video click below ↓ ↓


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Resurrection Rolls
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Resurrection Rolls

Yield: 8
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Prep time: 5 MCook time: 12 MTotal time: 17 M
Each Easter season, our family makes Resurrection Rolls. It's a fun tradition that the kids absolutely love. Each ingredient in the recipe represents something from the Resurrection story. Put everything together and bake. When the rolls are done they're empty just like the empty tomb.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 2 T. butter, melted
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 t. cinnamon

Instructions:

How to cook Resurrection Rolls

  1. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
  2. Open the crescent rolls and flatten each piece.
  3. Dip the marshmallow into the butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  4. Place the marshmallow on the crescent roll and then wrap the roll around the marshmallow, pinching any seams. 
  5. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. 
  7. Enjoy immediately.

Notes:

Symbols Crescent rolls - represent the cloth that Jesus body was wrapped in {Matt 27:59} Large marshmallow - represents Jesus and His purity Melted butter - represents the oils of embalming {Luke 23:56} Cinnamon & sugar - represents the spices used to anoint the body of Jesus {Luke 23:56} Oven - represents the tomb {Matt 27:60} Bake time - Represents the 3 days and nights Cut open the "cloth" and find that Jesus is no longer there. He is RISEN!
Calories
86.00
Fat (grams)
3.55
Sat. Fat (grams)
2.19
Carbs (grams)
13.81
Fiber (grams)
0.26
Net carbs
13.55
Sugar (grams)
10.77
Protein (grams)
0.43
Sodium (milligrams)
43.15
Cholesterol (grams)
9.71
Nutrition information is generated automatically and is not guaranteed to be correct.
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Dessert
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

How to Make an Easy Tube Pillowcase with only 3 Seams! | The Burrito Pillow Case

Today I'm showing you how to make the cutest pillowcases with only three seams! That's right three straight seams and you're done.

They're easy-peasy. This is perfect for a beginner sewer, but those who see the end result will think you're a pro.
pillow case on a pillow
I had to use up some of my flannel stash that I grabbed on Black Friday. So to go with my rice heat bags, I made each of my kids a matching pillowcase for Valentines Day.

They are soft and perfect for winter. But you can make these with a cotton fabric as well.


HOW TO MAKE A BURRITO PILLOW CASE

As I was doing a little bit of research, I was surprised to find that there are quite a few different names that these pillowcases go by.

Sometimes they're called a burrito, sausage or hot dog pillow case. Some people call them magic pillowcases. Still others call them rolled or tube pillowcases.

As far as I can tell they're all the same thing and they're SO easy to make!

Let's get started with the tutorial!

collage of the process of making a rolled pillow case
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FABRIC NEEDED FOR A MAGIC PILLOW CASE


You will need 3 pieces of fabric.


  • 2"  X length of fabric
  • 9"  X length of fabric
  • 27" X length of fabric

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fabric cut out and ready to make magic pillow cases

When the fabric comes off the bolt it is folded. Leave it like this and cut your measurements off of it.

Then place your pieces on top of each other while the fabric is still folded. They will most likely not be exactly the same length.

So trim off the selvage edge to make them all even.

press 2 inch piece in half

Fold and press your 2" piece in half lengthwise.

fabric for tube pillow case

Lay down your 9" piece face up. On top of it place your 27" piece face up.

Then place your 2" folded piece on top with the opening at the top. Make sure you're fabric is lined up straight.

fabric for hot dog pillow case

Now roll up the 27" piece like shown above.

fabric for magic pillowcase

Now fold the bottom piece up over the top.

fabric rolled up for a sausage pillow case

Make sure that all of your pieces are lined up. Pin in place and stitch along the top. This is your first seam.

turning fabric right side out

Now turn your tube right side out...

sewing the tube pillow case

and this is what it will look like.

image depicting where to sew along the side and bottom of pillow case
Fold your pillowcase in half, with right sides together. Sew along the side and bottom of the pillowcase.

These are your second and third seams. Turn it right side out and you're done!

How to Make an Easy Rolled Pillowcase with 3 seams

Here's another one I made.

How to Make an Easy Tube Pillowcase with 3 seams

TUBE PILLOW CASE VARIATION (WITH 4 PIECES OF FABRIC)


I also made another variation. It's just as easy. The only difference is you will start out with 4 pieces of fabric instead of three.

Easy pillow case


Main color:
27"  X length of fabric
2" X length of fabric

Coordinating color:
9" X length of fabric
3" X length of fabric


Press your 2" and 3" pieces in half lengthwise.

how to lay out the fabric for a 4 piece burrito pillow case

Lay down your 9" piece face up. On top of it place your 27" piece face up. Then place your 3" and then your 2" folded pieces on top with the openings at the top.  Continue with pillowcase as instructed above.

hot dog pillow case

Here's my son's. I was worried about the flower pattern, but I really like the two fabrics together. He assured me that it wasn't too girly. And in a house full of girls, he's probably just glad it wasn't pink:)

So there you have it. Now go and make yourself or your kids some cute new pillowcases.


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