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Crafting, Baking, and Cooking Thread

We have a lot of bakers, cooks and crafters on TTGP!  Share your pictures(and your recipes) here!

Married: Spring 2009
TTC #1: July 2018
*TW*
BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
First RE consult 5/2019
Hycosy: All clear!
Unexplained IF/RPL
IUI#1 November '19: BFN
IUI#2 February '19: Cancelled (ovaries went rogue)
IVF March '20: Cancelled
"You can build me up, you can tear me down,
You can try but I'm unbreakable.
You can do your best, but I'll stand the test.
You'll find that I'm unshakeable.
When the fire's burnt,
When the wind has blown,
When the water's dried, you'll still find stone.
My heart of stone."
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kels0091jennifer_louisekagesstarshroommadcouplewithaboxkiki047lcking82NYTino24craftywitch
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  • edited February 2019
    @madcouplewithabox I envy anyone who can make a good pie, especially with latticework.  I am a pretty decent baker but pies are not my strength! I am better with cookies and cupcakes.  
    @kels0091 everything looks yummy!

    Edit: spelling is hard today. 
    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    Hycosy: All clear!
    Unexplained IF/RPL
    IUI#1 November '19: BFN
    IUI#2 February '19: Cancelled (ovaries went rogue)
    IVF March '20: Cancelled
    "You can build me up, you can tear me down,
    You can try but I'm unbreakable.
    You can do your best, but I'll stand the test.
    You'll find that I'm unshakeable.
    When the fire's burnt,
    When the wind has blown,
    When the water's dried, you'll still find stone.
    My heart of stone."
    TTGP April Signature Challenge: Social Distancing


    kels0091dpchickensmadcouplewithaboxkagesstarshroom
  • kbrown2385kbrown2385 member
    edited February 2019
    I love Mary Berry ❤️

    @emeraldduchess those blankets are beautiful! I love the pattern of that blue one! im impressed by  anyone who can knit or crochet well. I do my best but it never comes out the correct shape and I certainly can’t do fun patterns lol.

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  • @kbrown2385 Mary Berry is my favorite!
    I can't do complicated knitting patterns either.  My trick is picking patterns that only look difficult. ;) Plus it helps that I am the only one of my friends who knits, so anything I make as a gift looks super fancy. 
    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    Hycosy: All clear!
    Unexplained IF/RPL
    IUI#1 November '19: BFN
    IUI#2 February '19: Cancelled (ovaries went rogue)
    IVF March '20: Cancelled
    "You can build me up, you can tear me down,
    You can try but I'm unbreakable.
    You can do your best, but I'll stand the test.
    You'll find that I'm unshakeable.
    When the fire's burnt,
    When the wind has blown,
    When the water's dried, you'll still find stone.
    My heart of stone."
    TTGP April Signature Challenge: Social Distancing


    brookert615dpchickens
  • @shamrocandroll omg the honey garlic chicken thighs looks SOOOOO good! But I also haven't had lunch yet so everything looks good! I better go eat!

    Me: 31 DH:32 | Together since 2007 | Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 | all BFN

    IVF #1 | 6/11/19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 | 9/10/19 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

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    brookert615
  • @inthewoods23 It is SO GOOD!  We have it over rice because it makes a bunch of delicious sauce.  I also usually steam broccoli to go with it.
    **TW**
    Me: 34 | H: 39
    Married Sept. 2013
    DS: Nov 2016
    MMC: 11/16/18 (9w6d)
    CP: 2/3/19 (5w3d)
    BFP!  8/24/19 at 12 DPO
    EDD: 5/3/19  *please stick, baby*


    kiki047nitnat007
  • @shamrocandroll made the honey garlic thighs tonight and DH and I were both great fans! We added some red pepper flakes for some heat and next time I think I’ll add some sriracha to the sauce. Definite winner and soooo easy! 
    kels0091shamrocandroll
  • @rachelredhead oohhh I've always wanted to make this kind of cornbread for DH!

    Me: 31 DH:32 | Together since 2007 | Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 | all BFN

    IVF #1 | 6/11/19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 | 9/10/19 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

    TTGP May Siggy Challenge - It's Gonna Be N*SYNC

    Its Gonna Be May GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY
  • I can't remember who posted the veggie lasagna recipe a couple weeks ago, but I made it and was so delicious!  I tweaked it a little by adding roasted kabocha pumpkin, which I mixed with fresh ricotta. Heavenly. 
    jennifer_louisekagesstarshroom
  • Ooh @ruby696 that was me! Did you make your own bechamel sauce?? I loved it too! 
  • @jennifer_louise Yes I did! I sauteed some garlic and shallot in the butter before I added the flour and it was so good! I agree with YH - next time I'm using even more veggies.
    jennifer_louise
  • @dreamscapes_ That is beautiful! You are very talented. I think if I could choose to do almost anything for work, baking would be one of my top picks. 
    "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow!"
    Me: 39 DH: 38

    TTC since: 06/17
    Dx: MFI low morph; Acrosome defect
    IVF #1 November 2018 - 1 blast, fresh transfer BFN
    IVF #2 December 2019 - 2 early blast, fresh transfer BFN
    FET - March 2020 - 1 blast on ice 


    dreamscapes_
  • @nitnat007 Thank you! I miss being in the kitchen professionally, but my body just can't handle it anymore.
    Me: 35 | DH: 35 | Married: 9.17.16
    Diminished ovarian reserve
    BFP: 4/14/2020 EDD: 12/20/2020
    nitnat007
  • @dreamscapes_ that is beautiful and looks delicious!
    @emeraldduchess that’s such a pretty blanket pattern. I need to start knitting more kid size blankets. I always convince myself to take on big ones for our couch then I get bored and they take way too dang long so they sit on my needles for years 🤦🏻‍♀️

    emeraldduchessdreamscapes_
  • @jennifer_louise that is amazing. It so beautiful! 
    jennifer_louise
  • @jennifer_louise - That is beautiful! I love the color combinations.

    I made monkey bread yesterday that was divine, but I forgot to take pictures of it.
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    DH (29) + Me (26) - May '15
    TTC #1: Mar '16 | BFP: Jan '17 | DD: Sept '17 (41w)
    TTC #2: May '18 | BFP: Jan '19 | CP: Jan '19 (4w+6d)
                                | BFP: May '19 | EDD: Jan '20
    kels0091brookert615
  • @jennifer_louise that blanket is beautiful!  I do NOT have the patience for knitting small squares then piecing them together.  Too many ends to weave in! :s 

    I didn't take a picture, but I have made this banana bread twice and it's delish.
    http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2015/06/01/greek-yogurt-banana-bread/#more-24673
    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    Hycosy: All clear!
    Unexplained IF/RPL
    IUI#1 November '19: BFN
    IUI#2 February '19: Cancelled (ovaries went rogue)
    IVF March '20: Cancelled
    "You can build me up, you can tear me down,
    You can try but I'm unbreakable.
    You can do your best, but I'll stand the test.
    You'll find that I'm unshakeable.
    When the fire's burnt,
    When the wind has blown,
    When the water's dried, you'll still find stone.
    My heart of stone."
    TTGP April Signature Challenge: Social Distancing


    jennifer_louiseshamrocandroll
  • @emeraldduchess Oooh!  Adding that to my list of recipes to try!  
    **TW**
    Me: 34 | H: 39
    Married Sept. 2013
    DS: Nov 2016
    MMC: 11/16/18 (9w6d)
    CP: 2/3/19 (5w3d)
    BFP!  8/24/19 at 12 DPO
    EDD: 5/3/19  *please stick, baby*


    emeraldduchess
  • @kagesstarshroom what does lavender taste like?  I am too chicken to try it because I have it in my mind that it will taste like soap.
    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    Hycosy: All clear!
    Unexplained IF/RPL
    IUI#1 November '19: BFN
    IUI#2 February '19: Cancelled (ovaries went rogue)
    IVF March '20: Cancelled
    "You can build me up, you can tear me down,
    You can try but I'm unbreakable.
    You can do your best, but I'll stand the test.
    You'll find that I'm unshakeable.
    When the fire's burnt,
    When the wind has blown,
    When the water's dried, you'll still find stone.
    My heart of stone."
    TTGP April Signature Challenge: Social Distancing


  • @emeraldduchess Hahahahah thats super funny! I suppose its closest equivalent is like... a lighter rosemary flavor? One more susceptible/agreeable to sweetness. Rosemary is used more often in savory dishes (I think instantly of potatoes) and lavender is great in like doughnuts and cocktails (and I love it in cream cheese icing). We grow it in our garden, but you can buy it as well if you learn you like the flavor and want to bake w/ it/use it. 💜


    Me: 35 // H: 40
    Married: June 2013

    TW
    MMC January 2019 @ 6w4d w/ D&C February 2019
    CP: October 2018
    BFP: July 2019



    emeraldduchessdreamscapes_kels0091
  • Lavender and rose are definitely flavors that you have to be careful with, as they can definitely taste like body wash if you use too much? Lol. 
    Me: 35 | DH: 35 | Married: 9.17.16
    Diminished ovarian reserve
    BFP: 4/14/2020 EDD: 12/20/2020
  • @kagesstarshroom I'm curious to know how you use the lavendar from your garden without it being overwhelming. Is there a trick to it? I used to buy a pink champagne cupcake with lavender cream cheese icing from a local bakery, but they started adding too much lavender to the icing and I couldn't handle it 
  • @ruby696 The only part of the plant I use in an icing is the little purple heads--when I make a lavender simple syrup, I use the leafs of the plant too/sometimes the whole plant. I guess I just gauge how much of them to use versus how much icing I am making and smash them up w/ a mortar and pestle and go from there. The good thing about homemade icing is if it were overwhelming, I could just add more cream cheese/powdered sugar to compensate. That cupcake sounds yummmmyy. Maybe they just had, like, an overwhelming batch? AKA you should wait it out and try it again some time.


    Me: 35 // H: 40
    Married: June 2013

    TW
    MMC January 2019 @ 6w4d w/ D&C February 2019
    CP: October 2018
    BFP: July 2019



    ruby696
  • @kagesstarshroom I'm pretty loyal to a good cupcake, so I kept trying them for almost a year. 😂 I finally gave up. Maybe I'll play with making one myself. Sounds like a good excuse for some champagne...
    kagesstarshroom
  • Shepherd's pie last night! DH didn't like the cheese on top, so I'm nixxing that the next time.


    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    DH (29) + Me (26) - May '15
    TTC #1: Mar '16 | BFP: Jan '17 | DD: Sept '17 (41w)
    TTC #2: May '18 | BFP: Jan '19 | CP: Jan '19 (4w+6d)
                                | BFP: May '19 | EDD: Jan '20
    b_1029brookert615kagesstarshroomkels0091
  • I just wanted to share my recent find! These are flavor packs that are sweetened with stevia and zero calories! I got the variety pack to try it and was wary about the "butter" flavor. I ended up trying it in riced cauliflower and I can't believe it's not butter! (see what I did there?) I also like the sweet caramel in my coffee, and the fruity hoops in yogurt! 

    https://www.amazon.com/Devotion-Nutrition-Flavors-Flavoring-Calories/dp/B07CGSXVRT/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?hvadid=267968038459&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9005917&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=e&hvrand=13730126702580427530&hvtargid=aud-649564993678%3Akwd-467370796723&keywords=devotion%2Bnutrition%2Bflex%2Bflavors&qid=1552069222&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull&tag=googhydr-20&th=1

    TW

    TTC #1 10 Cycles
    BFP 6/3/19 EDD 2/14/20
    Diagnosed with PCOS & Hashimoto's
    kels0091
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