I love cranberry nut bread, but wanted to make cookies, so I went online to see if I could find a cookie recipe that used lots of fresh cranberries. I found this recipe at allrecipes.com. Sounded good. I added the zest of the orange as well as the juice called for in the recipe. The dough was really dry, but I baked a sheet full anyway. They were good, but I knew something wasn’t right, so I checked the recipe. I couldn’t see any mistakes, so I added the rest of the juice from the orange. Much better. I flattened them with a fork, and undercooked them slightly. Wonderful flavor, and a delicious mix of soft and crips. Then as I was cleaned off the counter I found the egg which I had set out at the beginning so it could warm up. Duh! That’s why I don’t do that!! Since I had touched the egg, my mind thought I had put it in the dough. I usually wait to get the eggs out until I’m ready to use them. I bought more cranberries yesterday so I can remake the recipe using the egg. Wouldn’t it be something if I liked them better without the egg? The recipe called for icing, but they so don’t need it. They taste almost exactly like cranberry nut bread but with a sharper cranberry flavor since the cranberries aren’t cooked as long as they are in the bread. I will try to get them made so I can bring some on Monday.
I also made this tote.
I found the floral upholstery/drapery fabric at a treasure shop down in south St. Louis called Pennies in your Pocket. It’s a really nice shop with a lot of treasures, most of very good quality. No junk here! And the prices are reasonable. Anyway, it caught my eye, even though I knew it was too heavy for quilting, so I had to make a bag of some sort just to use it. I like this combination with the vintage denim. Now I want to make one that is somewhat smaller, with more pockets. When I embarked on this bag making adventure, I didn’t think I would enjoy it, but it gives me another outlet to be creative. I made Christmas presents for all 13 grand children, plus one great grandson, plus two birthday presents. Plus I sold two duffel bags, and I made some other vintage denim items that you can see on Etsy. I made a couple of glasses cases because I found some vintage trim, and I made another duffel bag because my son gave me some khaki pants. Last night I made my first bag without a pattern. Someone had ask me to make a pencil case. I think it turned out pretty good. I’ll post a picture later.