Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blacksheep's PIF and some Cookies

GR&DF thank you for stopping by and I am very happy that you enjoyed the snaps on yesterdays posting. It was a different kind of Saturday from the usual Estate Sale/Thrift Shopping and we really enjoyed it immensely.

I also wanted to announce a PIF - Lana over at "It Seams to be Snow" started the PIF, then Patti join hers. Patti listed the PIF over at "Tapestry of Dreams" - that's where I joined - now here is my call for people to take part in a PIF....

Blacksheep's PIF

Here's how it works - the idea is that 3 of you join my "Pay if Forward" and then I will send a hand made gift (made with love!!!) to each one of my THREE participants within the next 365 days!
Then, those 3 people must also agree to host a PIF on their Blogs and ask for 3 people to join their PIF's - To Pay it Forward! So this is me, asking for 3 people to join my PIF - just leave a comment on this post only! That's it... no Catches!! If I have more than 3 stitchers interested then I will take those interested and have a little BOD drawing of 3 to take part in my PIF. Now.... I only need three - who wants to be my Three??

That's basically what Lana wrote and as with Patti I think that it explains it very well so I lifted it from Patti who lifted it from Lana. I was part of a PIF a year or so ago and really enjoyed taking part.


The cookie recipe is very easy - I got the original from All Recipes - but of course I tweaked it a bit - so here is my version.......

7 Layer Cookies

3/4 c unsalted butter
2 c graham cracker crumbs
1 c semisweet chocolate chips
1 c butterscotch chips
1 c chopped walnuts
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/3 cups shredded coconut

1 - Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2 - Line a 13x9x2 pan with foil. Butter the foil
3 - Melt the 3/4c butter and mix with cracker crumbs. Evenly press the buttered crumbs into the bottom of the greased pan. Put the pan in the preheated oven for about 5 mins to set the crumb base.
4 - On top of the prebaked crust sprinkle evenly the chocolate chips, then the butterscotch chips, then the walnuts. Pour the can of condensed milk over the nut layer as evenly as possible. Then evenly sprinkle the coconut over the milk layer.
5 - Place the pan in the oven and bake until the edges are golden brown - about 25 or so minutes. Let cool.

It was a warm day and I let the cookies cool in the pan about a 1/2 hour - then took the entire thing by the foil out of the pan and cooled it for a couple of hours in the fridge before cutting.

These tweaks came from the comments attached to the recipe and worked for me quite well. I think this recipe could take many adaptions, white chips, dried fruit, whatever - Enjoy!!

There you go sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by, do come again.

Take care,


Joanne said...

Oh Edgar, I would LOVE to be one of the three for your PIF...your stitching is wonderful and I would be honored to receive one of your finished pieces...I hope I'm one of the three. Thank you.



Deborah said...

Edgar, I would love to be in your PIF! Your stitching is wonderful.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I have never taken part in a PIF and would love to now. Please add my name to your list and I will keep my fingers crossed - well...not when I'm stitching obviously! Thank you Irene xx

Blu said...

Wdgar, I'd love to in your PIF. Your stitching (and blog) is just amazing!

stitcheranon said...

Thank you for your recipe!!
Can you let me know if your teatowels arrived: if not I will go with plan b..lol G

Kielrain said...

Your blog always makes me hungry! I should know better than to read it before I eat.

Also, I would love to be in the PIF, I am sure you will get more then 3 offers!

Sharon said...

I love this idea sooo much. If I had finishing skills I would be hopping right into the PIF, but because all my finishes are only framed, I have to pass this time. I'm hoping in the next few months to try out some of the cute finishing ideas I've seen, (pillows, pym keeps, etc - I just LOVE them!!) and hopefully, by the next time this comes around, I'll be able to pass on the love! :)

How did you learn your finishing skills? I'm thinking of buying some scrap "practice" fabric - are there any books or websites that are particularly easy to understand? I need a source to hold my hand and do step-by-step
instructions. I'm a visual learner, so pictures would be nice. Does such a magical book/site exist? Thanks for any help...and enjoy your PIF!! :)

Maggee said...

Ooh--I was hoping you would do the recipe for those cookies! How delightfully decadent... Going to try them for a stitch-in!! Edgar--I would like to participate in your PIF. It would be quite a coup to receive a stitched piece from you, and I enjoy giving, so not a problem there. Hugs.

Melissa said...

You know, I was going to email you over the weekend when I saw that you were part of Patti's PIF, but I behaved and waited. I knew you would get lots of offers, so I'll throw my name in and see if I get picked! ;-)


mckinney37397 said...

love your blog-love the recipes-always try the new ones

trillium said...

I'd like to be one of your PIF people, and agree to put a PIF on my blog if you draw my name.

I like to make the 7-layer bars, too, but I use milk chocolate chips (Ghiradelli) instead of semi-sweet. These bars freeze well.

Bronny said...

Thank you Edgar - I'd love a chance to take part in your PIF too!
Guess the BOD will have to put to work again! I also like the time frame, less pressure as life so often gets in the way when you commit to exchanges...
Happy Stitching !!!