I grew up in a wonderful home with an amazing mother. My 2 grandmothers lived close by and we were spoiled by them. One was named Anna and the other Rhea Anna. And so my handle if you will is Granny Ann. Together those 3 women taught me everything and taught me how to love living life by hand. I hope you enjoy the adventure as much as I have.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Breakfast Sausage Crescents

I looked in my fridge and saw that I needed to use up some opened cream cheese, a 1/2 lb of sausage and a can of crescent rolls. Later in the day when I was perusing Pinterest I saw a pin of something yummy that looked like I could use all these ingredients.  So I went home and made it. Oh so yum and fun. I can't wait for my next brunch party to serve these little lovelies.

Breakfast Sausage Crescents

1 lb. sausage
2 cans crescent rolls
4 oz. cream cheese
1 cup cheese, grated
Pam or tin foil

Fry sausage. Drain.

Unwrap the crescent rolls. But do not separate.

Pinch diagonal seams together. (See bottom sections.)

Cream the cream cheese by microwaving for a few seconds. Stir until smooth.

Spread a thin layer over the rolls. Don't worry about using all the cream cheese. Too much is not better than to little. Besides if you have a little left over you can always pour a little salsa over it and eat with chips while this lovelies are baking.

Arrange the sausage in an even layer.

Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Cut roll dough in half. Roll into a log. Cut each log into 4 pieces.

Place each piece onto a cookie sheet either sprayed with Pam or lined with foil.
Bake @ 350º F for 10 minutes or until dough starts to turn golden brown. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Buttered and Spiced Sweet Potato Bites

Buttered and Spiced SWEET POTATO BITES

I love sweet potato fries. Outback has fabulous sweet potato fries but there is a little rib place in the little town  just to the north of my city that beats them all. I think it is the combination of their fries and dipping sauce. Ummmmm. So I had been craving these fries when I came upon this recipe. I liked their idea but changed several things. Here is how I did it:

Buttered and Spiced Sweet Potato Bites

  • 3 Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size cubes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp white sugar

Peel and cut up the sweet potato.
Make the sauce by mixing the oil, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. (I did not use the nutmeg or ginger)

Don't worry if it looks like just a little bit. It will cover the potatoes just fine.

Spread out on a lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 350ºF for 40 minutes. Turn over once during baking time.

 Combine the sugar and salt. As soon as the potatoes are removed from the oven sprinkle with the salt/sugar mixture.

Enjoy with your favorite fry sauce. Here is what I use for mine:

Sweet Potato Fry Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp bbq sauce (I use Sweet Baby Rays)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Chevrons are in and everywhere right now. Here the quilt I designed.

It is made by sewing strips of material together and cutting them on the diagonal. Have of the strips are offset forward and the other backward to get the opposite facing diagonals.

The back has a strip of coordinating fabric . The binding is of the same fabric. It measures about 48X 59 inches.

Friday, September 7, 2012

More Quilts

Frogs and Things Doll Quilt

Baby Feet Patchwork Doll Quilt

Flowers and Dragonflies Doll Quilt

Blocks of Love Child Quilt

Blocks of Love Child Quilt

4 Square Nine Patch Doll Quilt

4 Square Nine Patch Doll Quilt

Blocks of Love Child Quilt

Monkeys on the Bed Baby Quilt
Square within a Square Baby Farm Animals
Square within a Square Bed Throw

Appliqued Flowers on a Patchwork baby quilt
Old fashioned patchwork with Scallops Baby Quilt
Ella's Cheery Cherries Baby Quilt
Ella's Doll Quilt
Abbie's Stars
Cam's Stars
Brinsley's Butterflies
Butterfly Doll Quilt
July 4th Tablecloth
Cam's Animals
Logan's Baptism Quilt
4 square 9 patch baby quilt
Car Quilt

Doll Quilt

Appliqued Sailboats

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Swiss Days

Swiss Days is an Outdoor Boutique in Midway Utah. My daughter-in-law and I had a booth there together. We had such a fun, trying, hard, educational experience. I had a blast making 13 quilts and 8 doll quilts. If I had my choice I would be a full time quilt maker. Thanks to my excellent quilter for making each quilt extra special. The nest few posts will be examples of those quilts.

 This quilt was a show stopper. It is strips of car fabric . . .
 Boarded by black strips of fabric that I hand embroidered lines down the middle.
The middle sections are 3 different colors of fabric, still out of the same line.
 The thing that really made this quilt so adorable was the quilting.  In some rows the cars had clouds around them. In the above picture the quilting looked like building behind the cars.
Here you can see that the outside boarder was a combination of quilted cars and swirls.