Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Little Homemaker

I am quite the little house wife lately. Not having a job does that to a woman I suppose. I am enjoying it as long as I possibly can! Although I spend most of my days filling out job applications online (pretty sure I could do that blindfolded at this point), my evenings are spent crafting and baking (but not baking too much, not trying to gain the newlywed 15 (or 50) lbs!

I baked some orange chocolate almond biscotti a couple nights ago. Good thing biscotti is considered the "healthy cookie" because we've been killing it in this tiny apartment lately!

This is the recipe I used: HERE I altered it a little and added 1/4 cup of Hershey's cocoa to add a little chocolate delightfulness. :-)

Here are some photos:

I love that kitchenaid mixer! :-)

Roasting the almond slivers.

Loaves in the over for round 1 of baking (please ignore the bottom of my oven it was that way when we moved in).
The finished product. I drizzled some melted chocolate chips over the top for a little extra goodness.

Another project I have going... I'm knitting my first HAT! I've knitted a few scarves so far,
This was my first ever knitting project! ;-)
So, knitting a hat involves a lot more than just knitting a straight scarf. We'll see how it goes. Here's what I have so far:

That's what I've been up to the past few days!


Rachelle said...

Kudos to you and your crafting and baking!! I can knit, but only things like blankets, scarves, etc (aka things that are square/rectangular). That hat looks really great! Post a pic when you are finished!

Are you a nurse?

lacy said...

the biscotti is gorgeous! AND knitting, I'm afraid to start... I've just conquered the sewing machine so maybe knitting will be next???