Friday, February 22, 2019

How to make a Simple Beginners Crochet Baby Blanket

❤ How to make a Simple Beginners Crochet Baby Blanket

Hi Friends! I recently tried my hand at crocheting my first baby blanket. Just before Christmas my first grand child was born and I'm over the moon in love with her. I thought it was only fitting to make her a soft baby blanket with my favorite blanket yarn. When it comes to crocheting, I always try to keep it simple. Mainly because I'm pretty much still a beginner myself.

I've crocheted in the past, but mostly just simple projects like wash cloths. I never go crazy with too many colors and I always choose a simple stitch and pattern. Most times I follow along on You Tube because it helps to watch and crochet at the same time. 

For this project I used a beginner friendly baby blanket pattern (
half -double crochet and single crochet stitch) for the trim and used the softest Bernat Blanket Yarn. I chose vintage white for the main color and pitter patter for the accent color (trim). This blanket only took two evenings to crochet and was really simple once you got started. If you're looking for a simple fluffy blanket to crochet, I think this is the one.  

Friday, February 1, 2019

My Texas Table - Super Bowl Party Foods


Happy Saturday friends!!!  

I hope you had a great week? Today's newsletter is filled with football food and game day snacks that are sure to be a hit at your upcoming Super Bowl party. When it comes to football my job is in the kitchen and I love it!!!! It's so fun planning and preparing all the yummy food and snacks for everyone to enjoy. 

Even though I don't get involved in the actual game, I do love all the fun that surrounds it as well as the commercials and half time show. When it comes to tailgating and football food, I always try to keep it simple. I usually lean more towards simple dishes and finger foods that transport easily. Let's face it folks they won't be eating in the dining room, so finger foods, dips and easy to carry items are a must. 

All of the recipes listed below are recipes that I have made countless times at get-togethers and parties and everyone always raves about them. I hope you love these recipes just as much as we do. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Mamaw's Old Fashioned Pear Preserves

An Old Fashioned pear preserve recipe made with fresh pears, thinly sliced lemon and lots of sugar. Pear preserves are the perfect recipe if you have an abundance of fresh pears.  
Happy Wednesday friends!!  Today I have a delicious old fashioned Pear Preserve recipe to share with you. Canning and preserving is one of my favorite things do at the end of the growing season. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming when everything is harvested at or around the same time, but I always seem to get it all done.  

I love making jam, jelliespickles, fruit butters, tomato relish , squash relish and pear honey, so I can continue to enjoy my seasonal harvest all year long.  This delicious pear preserves recipe was passed down to me from my aunt which her mother passed down to her. I enjoyed these delicious preserves years ago and I'm so thankful to finally have the recipe.     

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Top 15 Recipes of 2018 - Our Year in Review!

Hello 2019 and Goodbye 2018! It's been an amazingly, delicious year for Mommy's Kitchen and now it's time to take a look back at your favorite and most popular recipes for 2018! From looking at this list, I can see that everyone loves good old comfort food as much as I do. 

The recipes below are the ones that had the most traffic and page views by you my readers. I have to say it's always so much fun looking back at all of your favorite posts. I hope you'll  stick around and see what 2019 has in store for us. Happy New Year and thank you for making 2018 such a wonderful year!  

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

January Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready to kick off 2019! Today I have a new monthly menu plan ready to go, so without further ado, here is my January Menu Plan. Any dish noted with {New} is a new recipe I plan to prepare and will post the recipe as I make them. I hope y'all find something your family will love.