I found these pink kitchen/tea towels at the dollar store today and fell in love. They are so cute; I love pink and browns together and the vintage-looking bowls of soup are so fun.
I bought all three they had. I debated for a while as to what to make with them because I'm all about upcycling and I settled on napkins (I'm not sure if this counts as upcycling since they are brand new). I got two 12" napkins from each towel. I'm hoping I see one more at another dollar store so I can have a set of eight.
And I HAVE to share this fun and easy cookie recipe...
I love using biscuit mix, so when I saw this vintage 1967 cookbook at a thrift store for $1 I grabbed it up quickly. I love that it's dedicated to the woman who is practical enough to take a shortcut and creative enough to make the best of it :)
This is the first recipe I've tried from the book. They turned out so great and were done in 15 minutes, start to finish! I only got about 18 cookies (I use a tablespoon scoop) from the recipe, which made it perfect for an after school snack without worrying about having lots of cookies sitting around and going into my mouth. I used vanilla pudding and they came out really soft and delicious.
I altered the recipe just a bit to make a snickerdoodle-type recipe. My snickerdoodles always flop, but these turned out great and my friends at work didn't know the difference.
2 c. biscuit mix (I use Jiffy)
2 pkg vanilla instant pudding
1/2 c. oil
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
Heat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients until dough forms a ball. Shape dough into balls, using 1 tablespoonful for each. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Dip bottom of glass in a cinnamon/sugar mixture; press on balls to flatten. Bake 10 minutes.
I'll be making many more recipes from this book, I'm sure!