Saturday, April 13, 2013

Snack Recipes from Members of the Quilters' Book Club to Take to the Tangled Web Bee

Mary's Squares Quilt Block
Join Sarah McClure from The Quilter's Apprentice at her first get-together of the Tangled Web Quilters.  Here's what some of us are bringing!  Yum!
Angie's Chocolate Zucchini Bread
2-1/2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, or your favorite)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup margarine, very soft
1-3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour milk (regular milk with 1/2 teaspoon vinegar added)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cup grated zucchini
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  In a bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder.  Add nuts and chocolate chips.  Set aside.
3.  In another bowl, mix the margarine, sugar, eggs, sour milk, and vanilla.  After mixing well, stir in zucchini.
4.  Add the dry ingredients to the liquids, stirring just until mixed.  Don't overmix. 
5.  Pour into 2 greased loaf pans and bake 45 minutes or until it tests done with a toothpick. 
Angie says, "Enjoy - great with tea."  Angie's bringing her delicious Chocolate Zucchini Bread to the Tangled Web Quilters Bee, along with her new hexie project to work on.
Nann's Artichoke Squares
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/3 cup chopped green onion
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded jack cheese
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9" x 13" pan.
2.  Filling:  Heat oil in skillet.  Add mushrooms, celery, and garlic.  Sauté until celery is tender.  Remove from heat.  Stir in artichokes, green onion, and herbs.  Add cheese and eggs.  Mix well.  Set aside.
3.  Pastry:  Combine flour and salt in mixing bowl.  Blend oil and milk; add to flour.  Stir with fork until mixture forms a ball.  Press dough in pan, covering the bottom and slightly up the sides.
4.  Spread filling on pastry. 
5.  Bake 30 minutes or until center is set.  Cool slightly before slicing into 24 squares.  Serve warm.
Along with her tasty Artichoke Squares, Nann is bringing her paper-pieced hexagons (made with necktie silk) to work on.   
Starwood Quilter's Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies
1 stick butter, melted
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2.  Melt butter; pour into mixing bowl.  Add sugar and eggs and beat with mixer until light and fluffy.
3.  Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add to above mixture and stir just until mixed.  Stir in vanilla, chocolate chips, and nuts.
4.  Spread mixture in a greased 9" x 13" pan.  Bake for 22-25 minutes.  When cool, cut into 24 squares. 
I'll be working on my Redwork Birdie Stitches at the Tangled Web Bee, but I will be having so much fun visiting with all of you, I'm not sure how much stitching I'll get done!
Share the recipe of a snack you'd bring to the Tangled Web Bee.  Email your recipe to  Carefully check that you have copied your recipe accurately, and I'll do the same!
By submitting a recipe, you will also be entering your name for a chance to win Marie Bostwick's latest book, Between Heaven and Texas.  The winner will be announced on May 1.
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  1. I love that block and especially that red and blue fabric together. I want all your fabrics. LOL!

  2. Just tell me the time and place, and I'll be there.


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