Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Snickers Bar Cookies Recipe - So I Won't Lose It Again!!

My husband found this recipe on the old company website many years ago and it is one of my favorites for times when I need a dish to pass.  I can't make them for us as I would eat them all and even freezing them didn't prevent that!!

"Snickers" Bar Cookies


  •  bag choc chips
  • chocolate cake mix
  • 14 oz caramels
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk. 
Melt caramel in the sweetened condensed milk. Mix cake mix and melted butter.  Bake half of this cake mix and butter in the bottom of 9 x 13 pan for 6 min at 350 degrees.  Spread choc chips, caramel mixture and peanuts on the top of this.  Then add the rest of the cake mix concoction on top.  Bake 20 minutes -- check that cake mix is cooked.  


Friday, June 7, 2024

What To Do With 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 Strips!

Well, this actually uses not only those 4 1/2 in strips that I had a ton of, but also uses 2 1/2 in shite squares and 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 in pieces.  I have made several quilts from these 2 blocks which I illustrated in an earlier blog.  I will put borders on this and it will end up about 40 x 60.  I will quilt it down in the south when I get there.

These next two are the so-caled potato chip blocks and are made totally of 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 strips.    These will end up as 40 x 40 for the neo-natal quilts.  Super easy block to make.  These are totally scrappy!

This one hasn't been sewn together yet and I will rearrange a couple of the pieces!

We had a great RAFA meeting this week with Joyce Martelli teaching us how to make origami books using  2 5 in pieces of cardboard, 2 pieces of 7 in square fabrics and 3 pieces of paper 8 1/2 in square. It was great fun!!  Here is mine done and expanded up.

Here it is all closed up.  You can put pictures in or writing on the surfaces.

I had to share this fantastic felted piece that Demaris did of her cat! It even has some cat whiskers which she saves when she finds them!

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Quiltfest -- Genesee Valley Quilt Club Show for 2024 - Part 8

I think this will be my last quilt show post.  I wish I could have taken pictures of all of them as it was a spectacular show.  This and the next quilt were by Ruth Ohol.  She, like Chris Wickert, has won many prizes in national shows.

These next three quilts are by Susan Wolak. There was a 4th but somehow I can't find it now in my pics.  These were beyond spectacular!


This was by Susan Floyd.

This was by Susan Whitney.
Unfortunately, I don't know who did this beauty.

I also don't now who did this fabulous album quilt.  My apologies!

This was done by Vicki Tinkus.

Last is my 1920s Farmer's Wife quilt.  I had four others in the show and kept looking for the last one (this one) and it was in the last row and was the last quilt in the row!  As it was so big, I hadn't gotten a very good picture of it before the show.