Triangle Quilt Along: Week 1

Thanks to Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts, I’ve discovered the Triangle Quilt Along over at The Sassy Quilter. And, as you may remember from my Quilting Bucket List, I’ve been wanting to make a triangle quilt for a while now.  And I feel like this might just be the perfect opportunity to make one.  Read More …

Crème Pâtissière (or Pastry Cream)

What the heck is crème pâtissière, you ask?  It’s a pastry cream used in many of the Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts recipes.  The recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups of cream. Ingredients: 1 cup milk 1/2 vanilla bean 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon corn starch 1 tablespoon flour Read More …