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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sharing Something Delicious

I don't know about you, but I think the best recipes are the ones I get from family and friends.  And...aren't those "Family Favorites" cookbooks filled with the best recipes, too?  Well....I didn't get this recipe from a friend or family member, but....I'd like (as your BFF, ya know!) to pass it along to you because it's a real winner!!

I try to catch Ree Drummon's Pioneer Woman show on the Food Network, and saw her making this salad a week or so ago.  I love to make any salad that isn't your usual garden salad, (however...any salad that I didn't have to make always tastes better!) especially when it comes with an original salad dressing.  So...last night I made 2 new recipes.  First up was Ree's salad, aptly named Apple, Cherry, Pecan & Blue Cheese Salad.  It was fresh, quick and easy....and WOW yummy!  The dressing has only four ingredients and was delish.  It calls for Dijon mustard but didn't taste mustard-y (?) at all.
Click here for the recipe! 

The other absolutely delicious item I fixed for dinner was Lisa Bongean's Pasta Parma. 
OMG!  My family and I love, love, love it!  Our daughter, Nicki, is very sensative to anything too spicy or hot, so I omitted the red pepper flakes.  Super delish!  Click here to go to Lisa's recipe.

I am enjoying a wonderful spell of "normalcy".  Aahhh....it feels great.  No cramming for quilt market, no overdue projects, just going along at a nice pace.  It won't last forever, I know, so I'm trying to soak it up while I can.  The holidays are drawing nearer by the day, and that always adds much to our "to-do" lists, doesn't it??  Sigh.  Don't get the idea that I haven't been keeping myself busy!  On the contrary....I'm in the process of designing two new fabric lines, creating three new workshop offerings, and have designed six new quilts, and two hopefuls for magazine submissions.  Not to mention collecting ideas and doing historic research for Journey Five.  Oh....and a new sew-along.  From the poll I posted last week, I am amazed that the great majority of you want another one as soon as possible!  I am quite surprised by that!  Sewing production will begin shortly, and as I dig thru my stash, pulling, auditioning and selecting the fabrics for all of these new projects, I will also hit my scrapbag and start making the sew-along blocks.  I'll let you know ahead of time when it will be.
Here's a couple of other items.....The next Great Girlfriend Getaway Fall Colors cruise to New England that Lynne Hagmeier & I are hosting is nearly sold out.  If you've been thinking about joining us, you may want to call our cruise director, Bunny, and have her hold your spot.  You can reach Bunny at (815) 715-8483.  You can also read about all of the particulars by visiting
Also, I have restocked my Heart of the Prairie Fat Quarters and Fat Eighths on my website.  This is your last chance to get them.  When they're gone....they're gone!  Click here to order.
The photos of my Forget Me Not sew-along are coming in, and they are just great!!  Allow me to remind you to email me a photo of your quilt, along with the state or country where you live.  Please send your photo by Friday, November 30th, and remember....your quilt does not have to be quilted or bound!!
Until next time.....Pam

1 comment:

  1. I make a very similar salad and it is delicious. I am bring the forget me not piece along with me tomorrow among other projects on a quilt retreat. I printed off Lisa's
    Recipe the other day, sounded like one my husband will really like. Thanks again for both quilt alongs, right now I am hand stitching the binding on the first quilt along!