Monday, August 8, 2011

Giveaway TODAY! Fuzzy slippers and hat

I love this pattern.  I'm trying to decide if I'm willing to spend the time to make ME some fuzzy slippers.  I've never crocheted big-people shoes before, but this one is tempting me!

If you'd like to win the patterns, post your favorite kind of home-made ice cream.  I'm bbq-ing for my my family tonight, and trying to decide what to pick up at the store.  (Bonus entry if you send me a recipe you love, too!)  :)


LeandreWarrenPhotography said...

Vanilla ice cream, mix in crumbled oreo biscuits and take some mars bars or snickers and melt to pour over :)

KarrieSue said...

Oh man, I have never made home-made ice cream or have had it. But have you ever heard of these two guys.....they are my besties. Ben and Jerry. :D :D :D

Hannah said...

Vanilla Icecream with banana and strawberries! Homeade whipped cream and chocolate chips for toppings, and dont forget the sliced almonds!

BBBCrochet said...

Vanilla!! My daughter is allergic to eggs though so we have to do egg replacement:

Recipe for 4 quarts:

4 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 cans Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk

1/4 tsp salt
1 pint whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla

- Beat eggs well
- In another bowl, beat whipping cream until thick.
-Fold eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt and Eagle Brand milk into whipped cream. Blend well
-Pour into ice cream maker
-Fill the rest with milk until 3 inches from top.

It is delicious!!

Sunny said...

Mint Choc Chip for sure!!

Grantham Crochets said...


Jenni said...

I would have to go with mint choco chip...YUM! Have fun BBQ-ing tonight!!!

Kristine said...

home made just vanilla, but i love me some butterfinger home made or just butterfinger on top of vanilla.

Melissa Rothman said...

Homemade vanilla with a homemade warm brownie underneath the ice cream... It's heaven in a bowl

Nichole said...

Vanilla all the way for homemade ice cream!!! BBBCrochet... That's the same recipe I use!!! My dad has used this recipe since I was young...

Jen said...

pumpkin pie with cinnamon!!! yum!!! then if you want, top it with fresh from the pan candied walnuts!

Angela L. said...

i'd have to go with vanilla as well. yum!

Ashley said...

I love kick the can ice cream....I wish I had the recipe, now I want to make can make any flavor you want with it....super easy and WAY fun for kids too!

Ashley said...

I found a recipe
Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes


1 cup milk (can use lowfat, fat-free, flavored)
1 cup whipping cream (can use half-and-half)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Rock salt
Large and small cans with lids (like coffee cans, cleaned)
Duct tape


Pour milk, cream, sugar and vanilla into small can. Cover the can and duct tape well. Shake the can to mix. Put a layer of ice and rock salt in large can. Add small can and layer more ice and rock salt. Cover can and duct tape well. Kick or roll the can for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the small can. Scrape the ice cream away from the side of the can. Retape and put back in large can with more ice and rock salt. Kick or roll for 5 to 10 more minutes. Open can, stir and serve.


For reduced fat ice cream, use lowfat or fat-free milk and half-and-half.

For strawberry ice cream, add 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen sliced strawberries.

For chocolate chip ice cream, use chocolate milk and add 1/3 cup chocolate chips.

Unknown said...

You can never have too much chocolate. Chocolate chocolate chip. Yum! Enjoy your BBQ!

Debbie said...

OH EM G! This is SOOOOOO CUTE! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! The colors you used are GOR-G-US!!! I REALLY WANT THIS ONE...well, I'd REALLY like ALL of your patterns...but...PLEASE PICK ME♥♥♥
AND, here an EASY Ice Cream Recipe:
Safe Cookie Dough
4 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
cream butter, vanilla and sugars in a mixing bowl for a couple of minutes until fluffy. in another bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. stir. add flour mixture into creamy butter mixture. mix. add chocolate chips. mix. shape dough into a long 1/2 inch wide rope. cut little 1/2 inch pieces and put in a bowl in the refrigerator or freezer. (this makes about twice what you need for the ice cream.)

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream
4 cups half-and-half
1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
In large bowl, combine ingredients; mix well. Pour into ice cream freezer container. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Freeze leftovers.

Michele said...

Homemade Peach ice cream!!!

Michele said...

Or Butterfinger ice cream

Jami said...

Graham Central Station! Peanutbutter swirl wl chunks of graham crackers.

*Brandi* said...

So cute! My favorite home-made ice cream is strawberry there's a great recipe on here

Although my favorite ice cream treat is a warm gooey chocolate chip cookie with french vanilla ice cream on top.

A Lil' Loopy said...

Oh I love homemade vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips! So yummy!

Betsy Thompson said...

Mint chocolat chp s my face ice cream, but I have never made homemade! That would be fun!

Beyond the Hook by Stepie B said...

Peanut butter chocolate! Yummy!

Country Crochet said...

Mint sprinkled with real flakes of chocolate and whip cream on top. Add some bananas and sprinkles for color... so much fun

Tricia said...

We like to make vanilla bean and then let the kids each pick a mix in for their bowl. We have 5 kids so nobody ever picks the same thing.

~Amanda~ said...

Can't help it... love me some mexican vanilla. Nothing beats home made!

I like this recipe and use mexican vanilla when it calls for the pure extract. If you look hard enough you can find mexican vanilla beans as well at the store. Yum!

Sara said...

I love banana...its not really ice cream, just frozen blended bananas, but so healthy and so much like the real thing!

Francie said...

I'm a chocolate fan...any kind of chocolate will do. :)

TiffanyL said...

My kids and I LOVE cake batter ice cream! You can choose whatever cake flavor you want (which we usually pick fudge or strawberry). It tastes like the cake batter you lick off the spoon when baking....mmmmmmm...... :-)

Cake Batter Ice Cream

1 cup milk
1/2 cup white sugar
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup your choice cake mix, sifted

Whisk together milk, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, cream, and cake mix in a saucepan until well blended. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), stirring frequently. Remove from heat and place in the refrigerator or freezer until liquid is cold.
Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions until it reaches "soft-serve" consistency. Transfer ice cream to a one- or two-quart lidded plastic container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, ice cream should ripen in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Joey said...

Vanilla and of course nothing beats snow cream .

Francie said...

For my bonus entry...I have to make non-dairy ice cream due to son's severe milk allergy. So here's the recipe I use...

1/2 cup cream of coconut milk (use a can of coconut milk that's been refridgerated will seperate and the cream will rise to the the can and scoop the cream off the top)
1 cup soy milk
3/4 cup sugar
6 oz. silken tofu
1 T. vanilla extract

Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Poor into your ice cream maker and follow the machine's instructions. It works the best if you chill the mixture a little in the fridge before churning it in the ice cream maker. (At least make sure all of the ingredients are refridgerated awhile before you put them in the blender.)

To make chocolate: Reduce the sugar by 1/4 cup. Add 8 oz of cooled, melted semisweet chocolate to the blender.

Jenna Grant said...

Chocolate of course!

Tim & Melissa said...

I like straight up vanilla or strawberry. My husband just made corn ice cream this past weekend that was a hit.

Sarah said...

Vanilla! then you can add and add and add toppings!!!

Beyond the Hook by Stepie B said...

Sweet cream ice cream with peanut butter, brownies and almonds... yummy!