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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What's for dinner? Cauliflower Pizza & More!!

What's for dinner?
Cauliflower Pizza and it's delicious!
Cauliflower is so good for us, that's why it is often
called a Super Food...this is a great way to get kids to eat it!
My husband absolutely loves Pizza, but it's so fattening and not at all healthy...so I kept hearing about cauliflower pizza...so I gave it a try. I couldn't believe that it was so good. Now my husband brings home cauliflower. It's super easy to make!
(The pizza below is made with Low Fat Turkey Pepperoni)
 This one has tomato, basil, turkey pepperoni and olives!
This sandwich is sooo good...I crave this one!
It's hard to believe that this isn't bread...make one of these and don't
tell anybody that it's cauliflower...my mother in law loves pepperoni pizza
so we had her over for lunch one day...she took one bite and said
what is this, this is delicious!
So here's what you do
To Clean
Soak the whole head or cut it up into smaller pieces.
Completely cover the cauliflower with salt water.
To every 4 cups of water add 2tbsp of salt. I put a heavy plate on
top to keep the cauliflower from raising to the top of the water.
Let it sit in the salt water for 10 minutes.
Rinse off and let dry on paper towels. Then remove the core and
all the leaves. Cut it up into smaller pieces and put
it in a food processor or use a cheese grater.
You want it to look like rice.
1 head of cauliflower will make about 3 pizza's.

To make the pizza crust
In a big bowl scoop out 2 cups of Cauliflower
2 cups of low fat Mozzarella Cheese
2 Eggs
Combine all the ingredients together and spread it out onto a
pizza pan or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in a 425° for about 15 minutes.
Let it cool for a couple of minutes.
Then put all the fixings on and bake 10 to 15 minutes.
To make the Flat Bread
I just added Basil and baked it just
like the pizza!
To make the Sandwich
Spread out the cauliflower real thin and bake until golden brown.
Then just add all the things you love on a
regular sandwich...put it back in the oven until it's heated through.
This is so good...but you do have to eat it
with a fork.
It's a hearty & delicious sandwich!
You can also make Tortillas
Again they are super simple to make.
Bake them just like the pizza.
Make them a little bit bigger and make
Burritos
 
I can't tell you how happy I am that I tried this...because it truly is
amazing and it's good for us...give it a try if you haven't
already...you won't be sorry...my husband just
loves it and hasn't asked for a regular pizza since I
started using cauliflower...in fact he told me
he doesn't want regular pizza anymore!
I was so HAPPY!
So for your next Pizza Party surprise your guest with
Cauliflower Pizza!
 
BON APPÉTIT
Connie

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Free Baby Donald & Daisy Inspired Doll Pattern©

Free Baby Donald & Daisy Inspired Doll Pattern©By Connie Hughes Designs©
Everyone Loved the hats so I had to make the Dolls!

The Finished Dolls are now available at Connie's Spot© Shop on Etsy
They are $11.99 each here's the link:
They are about 13"tall
Don't miss out on the Free Donald & Daisy Hat Pattern Too!
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This is an easy pattern and both dolls
can be done fairly quickly!
Yarns Used in Pattern
Bright Pink
Turquoise
Light Blue
Yellow
White
Red

Hook Sizes:
F & D
Other Materials Used:

Small Pieces of Black/Pink Felt (for eyes, hat & tongue)
Needle & Threads
Stitch Marker
Poly-Fill
Glue

Abbreviations Used in Pattern:
ch-chain
wk-work
st-stitch
sts-stitches
sl st-slip stitch
sc-single crochet
FLO-front loops only
BLO-back loops only
hdc-half double crochet
dec-decrease
 FO-fasten off


Baby Donald & Daisy Duck Dolls are about 13" tall.
To make the Head & Body: with White Yarn & F Hook
The head and body are all one piece.
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc-30sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 4, 2sc-36sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 5, 2sc-42sts.
Row 8. 1sc in each st-42sts.
Rows 9-18. repeat row 8
Row 19.1sc in 5, dec1sc-36sts.
Row 20. 1sc in 4, dec1sc-30sts.
Row 21. 1sc in 3, dec1sc-24sts.
Row 22. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Row 23. 1sc in 18sts.
Row 24. Repeat row 23-18sts.
Change to Turquoise/Bright Pink Yarn
Rows 25-26. 1sc in each st-18sts.
Row 27. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next-24sts.
Row 28. 1sc in 24sts.
Rows 29-30. repeat row 28
Row 31. 1sc in 3, 2sc-30sts.
Row 32. 1sc in 30sts.
Row 33. 1sc in 4, 2sc-36sts.
Row 34. 1sc in 36sts.
Row 35. 1sc in 5, 2sc-42sts.
Row 36. 1sc in 42sts.
Row 37. 1sc in 6, 2sc-48sts.
Row 38. 1sc in 48sts.
Change to White Yarn
Row 39. 1sc in the FLO in 7sts, 2sc-54sts.
Row 40. 1sc in each st-54sts.
Rows 41-45. 1sc in 54sts.
Stuff Head/Body as you go
Row 46. 1sc in 4, dec1sc-42sts.
Row 47. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-30sts.
Row 48. 1sc, dec1sc-20sts.
Row 49. 1sc, dec1sc in the next st.
Row 50. dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make Donald's Hat: with Black & F Hook
Ch30 join & ch1
Row 1. 1sc in 30sts, join& ch1.
Rows 2-3. repeat row 1
Change to Turquoise
Row 4. Now working in the FLO 1sc, 2sc in the next st, join & ch1.
Row 5. 1sc in each st.
Row 6. 1sc in the FLO, join & ch1.
Row 7. 1sc in each st, join& ch1.
Row 8. 1sc in 4sts, dec 1sc, join & ch1.
Row 9. 1sc in 3sts, dec 1sc, join & ch1.
Row 10. 1sc in 2, dec 1sc, join & ch1.
Row 11. 1sc in 1, dec 1sc, join & ch1.
Row 12. dec 1 until closed and FO.

To make Feet: with Yellow & F Hook (make 2)
Ch5
Row 1. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. repeat row 1
Row 3. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 2sc, 1sc in 6, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc 4, 2sc in 2, 1sc in 4, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 1hdc in 2, 1sc in 3, 2hdc in 2sts, 1sc in 3, 1hdc in 2, FO the first foot.
When you've made the second foot put the two together. Work 1sc around the sides, ch1 around the corners, when going around the top part of the foot work 1sl st in each st and FO.

To make the Legs do rows 1-18: with Yellow & F Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 12sts.
Rows 4-14. repeat row 3
Change to White
Row 15. 1sc in the BLO in each st.
Row 16. 1sc in each st and FO.

To make Donald's Arms: with White & F Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. 5sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-10sts.
Row 3. 1sc in each st-10sts.
Row 4. repeat row 3
Row 5. ch3 wk 1sl st in the same st as ch3, 1sc in 10sts.
Ch3 will make a small thumb
Row 6. sk the ch3, 1sc in each st-10sts.
Change to Turquoise
Row 7. 1sc in the BLO-10sts.
Change to Yellow
Row 8. 1sc in each st.
Change back to Blue
Rows 9-21. repeat row 8
Stuff Arm lightly
Row 22. dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make Daisy's Arms: with White & F Hook (make 2)
Repeat rows 1-6 of Donald's
Rows 7-17. 1sc in each st.
Change to Bright Pink
Row 18. 2sc in the FLO in each st-20sts.
Row 19. 1sc in 20sts.
Stuff Arm lightly
Row 20. dec1sc all the way around in each st.
Stuff lightly
Row 21. dec1sc until closed and FO.
To make the Ruffle: Attach yarn in the unworked sts of row 16
Row 22. ch3, 3hdc in the FLO in each st, join with a sl st to ch2 and FO.

To make Daisy's Collar: with White & F Hook

Ch21
wk 1sc in 1, 3dc in 1st, 1sc in 2, 3dc, 1sc in 2, repeat all the way across and FO.
Sew around the neck.

To make the back of Donald's Shirt: with Turquoise & F Hook
Ch11
Row 1. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-7. repeat row 1, FO at the end of row 7
Row 8. Attach yellow yarn and wk 1sl st all the way around the 3 sides.
Sew it to the back.

To make Donald's Red Bow: with Red & F Hook
Ch9
Row 1. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Repeat row 1 until the bow measures about 7" and FO.
To make the Center of the Bow:
Ch6
Row 1. 1sc in 5, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-3. repeat row 1 and FO.
Fold the bow over on each side and sew in place. Sew the center around the bow.

To make Daisy's Bow: with Bright Pink & F Hook (make 2)
Ch11
Row 1. 1sc in 10, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec1sc, 1sc in 6, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec1sc, 1sc in 4, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. dec1sc, 1sc in 2, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Row 11. 2sc, 1sc in 6, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 12. 1sc in 10sts, FO the first bow.
When you have both bows done, wk 1sc in each st around both and FO.
To make the center of the bow:
Ch7
Row 1. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. repeat row 1 and FO.
Sew the center around the bow and sew it into place.
 
To make the Beak: with Yellow & F Hook
Ch13
Row 1. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-6. repeat row 1
Row 7. 1sc in the BLO,ch1 & turn.
Rows 8-12. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Row 13. 2sc, 1sc in 10, 2sc and FO.
Sew the beak onto the face with the side that has the 2sts on the ends, facing up.
 
To make the Eyes: with Light Blue & F Hook (make 2)
Ch5
Row 1. 1sc in 3, 3sc in the last st, now working on the other side wk 1sc in 3sts.
Row 2. 2sc in 1, 1sc in 3, 2sc in 2,1sc in 3.
Row 3. 2sc in 2, 1sc in 4, 2sc in 2, 1sc in 4, 1st st and FO.
Sew the eyes to the head. With a small piece of black felt, cut out pupils and sew or glue them onto the blue eyes.

To make the white around the Eyes: with White & D Hook (make 2)
Ch13
1sl st in each ch st, and FO-12sts.
Sew this above the eye.
You are now done with your
Free Baby Donald & Daisy Inspired Doll Pattern©.
I hope who ever your making them for loves
them as much as I loved making them!
If you have any questions please feel free to email me @
conniehughes212@gmail.com
This pattern is for personal use.
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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Minion Inspired Purse and Backpack Pattern©

If you 
Minion Inspired Purse and Backpack Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
Here's my newest pattern the
"Purse & Backpack Combo"
Perfect for Toddlers!!
Backpack is 13" & the Purse is 11" with handle.
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I'm perfect for a little toddler
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(Do not FO row 8, FO at the end of row 10)

I love toddlers they taste so good...
I mean I like to play with them...yeah that's what I meant!
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