I’m Abigail Bennett, author of Sew Home in the Kitchen.You might know me from my previous work with C&T Publishing, Modern Prairie Sewing. It has been so exciting for me to get back into writing and sharing new, fresh ideas with all of you. Sew Home in the Kitchen is unique because every project uses insulfleece – a fantastic interfacing from C&T.It’s easy to sew with and goes a long way in your projects.
Sew Home in the Kitchen is a crowd pleaser, just like my Nan’s oatmeal cookies. There’s a project in there for everyone! Everything from a coaster as a super easy beginner project, all the way to a fun quilt perfect for those outdoor ball games.
Scattered throughout the book are subtle helpful hints and some of my family’s favorite recipes that’ll be sure to warm the insides.
This book will be perfect in a workshop setting, gift bundles and teaching kits.
Until Sew Home in the Kitchen hits your inspirational shelf, here’s a yummy recipe to get you prepared for all the fun, creativity coming your way December 25! Be sure and check out my Etsy shop for some great holiday deals and autographed copies of both of my books!
Grandma’s Icebox Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick oats
1/2- 1 cup nuts (we use pecans)
1/2-1 cup coconut
Cream butter and Crisco. Add sugars, cream until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla-- beat. Add dry ingredients, then oatmeal, nuts, & coconut. Lay out two long pieces of waxed paper. Place 1/2 dough on each sheet, and form into a log. Wrap log in waxed paper, twisting ends to "seal". Keep refrigerated overnight.
Cut log into 1/2" to 3/4" slices. Bake at 350 degrees. Do not over bake! These cookies should look soft set when taken out of the oven. I bake mine for 7-8 minutes. (Grandma never says how long to bake them... so you'll have to figure that one out for yourself. But trust me-- the result is worth the effort!)