Thursday, February 21, 2008

Punching tags

Ever wonder how to make those long tags?

Trim your cardstock to about 1-3/8" (for the large SU! tag punch) width and slide it into your tag punch.

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Gently pull the cardstock thru the hole.

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Stop when you see the other end of the cardstock.

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Line it back up with the edge and give it a punch!

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There's a super cute treat holder I made over the holidays for yummy chocolates with this technique. I will try to upload that later tonight. I'm still trying to remember who I borrowed the idea from!

Cheers!
Jane

Apple Pie in a Bag

Here's something most of you don't know about me.
I love to bake! I bet my husband didn't know this about me! LOL!
Well, SURPRISE! He loved this apple pie and you will too!
It's super easy to whip together! All you have to do is toss the whole thing into a bag and forget about it!
Well, don't forget to turn on the timer...

Pastry:
1- 1/2 c. flour
1- 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup oil
2 Tbsp. cold milk

Mix ingredients & press into 9 or 10 in. pie plate

Filling:
4 c. sliced apples (I usually do less)
1/2 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon

Combine last 3 ingredients in a large ziploc bag.
Place apples in bag, seal, & toss.
Pour apples into pie shell.


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Topping:
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. chilled margarine or butter
1/2 c. sugar

Mix together with hands until crumbly.
(This is why the butter needs to be right out of the fridge).
Sprinkle mixture over the top of the pie.

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PLACE YOUR PIE IN A BROWN PAPER BAG ON A COOKIE SHEET.
Fold the ends of the bag.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 1 -1/2 hours!
Do NOT peek!!!! Seriously.
Serves 6-8.

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This recipe originally comes from my friend, Amber.
It's a crazy thing to bake this pie in a brown paper bag, but it really works!
This pie is absolutely DELICIOUS! Give it a try and see for yourself!

Happy baking and bon app├ętit!

Jane

What's the difference?

I had a question asked about the difference between the old corner rounder and the new 3/16" corner rounder. YES! There is quite a significant difference in size. Here you go, Joni! I'm sorry it took so long for me to post this. My little one woke up and needed up some snuggles before I could get to the craft table. I couldn't resist a few hugs and kisses. :)

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I punched with the retired corner rounder on the lower left hand side. The lower right hand side is punched with the current 3/16" corner rounder. You can see that the decorative edges are much smaller in size. Along the top, I punched with the Slit punch. You can see that this decorative edge is much rounder than the ones produced by the corner rounders.

HTH!
Jane