Where the Crafty come to meet

Where the Crafty come to meet! Come on in & take a look around. I think you will like what you see & I know you will be inspired by something in here. So take a look see & don't forget to hit the follow button! Blessed Be.

The Witch's New Year- Oct. 31st.

September 28, 2014

Confessions of Crafty Witches on Facebook



Morning Blogland! 

Today I want to take you on a magickal journey to meet the creators of one of my favorite Facebook pages;



This epic page is chocked full of recipes, gardening tips, costume ideas,decorations, crochet & knitting patterns & oh so much more!


Daw, his fiance Vadora & their friend Frisky run the page. It's such an awesome place to get lost for an hour or so. (or more, like I have numerous times!)






The wickedly awesome things they share most times leave me drooling.

Here, in Daw's words is his description of the page:




Good morning
my name is Daw 
I created this page along with Vadora my Fiance and my best friend Frisky who helps me run the page



We created this page as a place that Everyone no matter what religion or non religion person could come to enjoy and have fun
whether  is Crafts or Recipes or learn about holidays and traditions
from other cultures and Educate people while having fun 
and a place we could talk about Paganism/ Wiccan religions in a non preachy kinda way..  


We also share a number of artists from the Artist community
 to help promote their work to better help the community 
as you may or may not be aware Facebook  limits the organic feed 
on small business and Artists unless they pay facebook a Fee

so we help artists and small business for Free
all we ask is a Share for a share in return

It’s not just about cooking and promoting art, but about improving the quality of life and living in harmony with world around us.




Ahhh! How nice to have such wonderful people sharing & helping others. We need much more of this kind of thing in the world today.



Below is a photo from their album titled "Healthy Noms & Drinks"










Each photo has a link to the recipe if it is not already with  the photo.



Here are just a few wickedly adorable ideas from their "Crochet/Knitting Patterns" album.






Awwww! Look it's me & my familiar Ramses!





Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles






R2D2







Toothless from How To Train A Dragon
(so cute)







And a Batman mask!



From the "BBQ & Camping" album we have these:



Camping stool painted with glow in the dark paint! How wickedly crafty is that?





Onion Bombs! Such a tasty way to cook your campfire meat loaf. You can make these bad boys up & have them in your cooler all set to go in the fire.






S'mores campfire cupcakes. What a  great idea for any time!






Campfire cinnamon rolls. Okay, now I have made myself really hungry.




From the album "Re-purposed & Upcycled"







Kittehs being comfy!




This makes me want to go find some doors right now!





Play kitchen small





Play kitchen not so small


Next time you are on Facebook, poof on over to Confessions of Crafty Witches
& take a look around. Like the page & share some of your favorite ideas you see there with your friends!  They will thank you for it I am sure.










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September 13, 2014

What's Cooking in the Cauldron-Fresh Green Beans *Touched by Elsa


Hello Blogland! Hope your weekend is starting out magickal.

Today, in the Cauldron, I have cooked up some wickedly delicious fresh green beans given to me by one of the employees at my store. As luck would have it, the Hubs put them in the fridge in the exact spot that for some unknown reason, things freeze.

I say they are touched by Elsa.




In the photo below the dark green beans are the frozen ones. We have turned the fridge down but things still continue to freeze in that spot on the second shelf. I could see maybe the top shelf, but the second shelf?  
Creepy.





But this did not foil my creative efforts for a yummy pot of beans for the Hubs to consume.


First I cut up some bacon. Now I prefer to cut the bacon when it is frozen. This bacon was in the freezer & not the second shelf of the fridge!



I cut off an end of the bacon while frozen & then make slices.





The bacon is so much easier to deal with this way  in my opinion.  No extra cutting is required. I toss these in the pan & the bite size pieces separate as they thaw & start to cook.








Add half of a medium sized onion chopped.


Cook them together in the pan.





While that magick is happening, I snap the beans & wash them.






Once the bacon & onion have cooked enough for the onion to become transparent & the bacon a bit crisp, add the beans.




I like to have them cook with the bacon & onion for just a bit before adding liquid.




My secret ingredient is chicken flavoring. I use a teaspoon for every cup of water. You don't want the flavoring to over power the beans, just add that special something to make the eater think, "Hmmmm....what is this I taste"?



Next I add a couple of shakes of crushed red pepper for that extra added kick!







Once they start to simmer, put the lid on but leave a bit open for the steam to escape. 






Cook on low heat for about 20 minutes & if your family is like my Hubs, the will be gone in a flash. Way before you get the chance to take a picture of them on a plate!


One day maybe we will get rid of that "Elsa" spot in the fridge.





Sharing this with some wickedly awesome sites!









I Heart Naptime






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September 9, 2014

My Broom Over Blogland & Killer Allergies



Morning Blogland! Well, I haven't taken the Broom out too much lately. He was starting to lose some bristles & that makes navigation a bit tricky. 
(He is not the young thing he used to be)

So, we have been working on getting his bristles thicker (kinda like a hair weave for brooms) We took a small test run this morning to see how well the process is going. He was eager to fly around & see the sites. Here is where we went:







By Stephanie Lynn








Thanks for having us over to visit. We had a wickedly good time, as always!







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September 8, 2014

My Glass Easel


Hey Blogland!

I was brushing up on some of my painting techniques yesterday & I wanted to share with you my Glass Easel.

I have a glass topped coffee table in my living room that I use to practice on.

Okay, I know that sounds odd at first but it's kinda cool actually.





 In these photos, you can see the reflections of the paint bottles & the fact that I was really getting rusty since I haven't painted for a while.










What is so nifty about this is that just a little water on a paper towel cleans the glass after I have practiced. So once again it becomes just a glass topped table.



I am trying to get the chance to redo a table I purchased mega cheap at a yard sale a month or so ago & want to add single stroke petal flowers to it once the table is stripped & redone.



I need to spend a bit more time with my practice as it's been well over a year since I last did any painting.











If you have a glass topped table of any kind, give this a whirl! If I wanted to I could have left the design on &flipped the glass over. I might start doing this for the holidays! I am sure the grandchildren will get a kick out of it.



Let me know if you try this yourself!






Oh look!  A funky pumpkin. lol



Sharing at these wickedly awesome places!





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The Idea Room













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September 7, 2014

Whats Cooking in the Cauldron-Pork Chop Penne


Hey Blogland! I've been in the kitchen cooking up some magical yummies again. 

I want to share this wickedly delightful recipe with you.

Pork Chop Penne



The picture doesn't show it too well but this is a creamy tomato sauce recipe.  I love to mix it up every so often from the traditional sauce.

I was in search of something to make for dinner & found three odd pork chops in the freezer.



The Hubs has been shopping lately & trying his hand at cooking too.

In all honesty he is doing rather well even though I now have NO ingredients to make a homemade sauce. So I had to settle for these & kick it up a notch or two.



I called my mortar & pestle into action to bruise the dry herbs to help boost the flavor level.



Basil & Thyme was what this recipe needed to take it from canned sauce to awesome sauce!

Don't be afraid of the spices. I used roughly a teaspoon of each for those two cans of ready made sauce.
(oh I shudder typing those words, ready made sauce)


The pork chops I cut into bite sized pieces & tossed into a pot with hot bacon grease to cook along with the Thyme & Basil.





When the pork was just about done I added about 1/4 cup chopped banana peppers & half a medium sized onion.




I suggest eating a few of these while chopping them up! We had mild in the fridge but you can always turn up the spice level to hard core by using the hot ones.








Also to give it some extra oomph, I added roughly a half cup of the banana pepper juice.





Next, I added the (shuddering again) canned sauce.





Bring this to a slow boil & now the magick begins!

I always add baking soda to my tomato recipes to kill the acidity & reduce the chance of heartburn.



video



Works wonders. Believe me!



Also this week, the Hubs is lactose intolerant so I used the lactose free milk he bought.





I used about a 1 1/2 cups.







I didn't have any tomato paste so I let this cook on a slow boil for about 45 minutes.


The Hubs loved this so much that he not only had it for dinner but for lunch & dinner the next day!














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