Thursday, December 13, 2012

Purdy Things Takes On {The Beard}

For the longest time I've been asked to make a {Purdy} Things version of a bearded beanie... 
To be honest I was slightly intimidated by it.
I finally decided to just do it. I am not one to follow someone elses pattern, so I played around with some of my favorite stitches to create some texture, and came up with this variation of the Beard Beanie. 

You can get your own, and customize the colors and size! 
These are just great for the outdoors lover, the beard is detachable, so you can take it off when you go indoors while leaving the hat on. 

So what do you think?? 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

{Recipe} Graham Cracker Toffee

I looooooove this toffee, and when I said I was making it this year I've had lots of people ask me what the recipe is, so here you go!! 

Graham {Cracker} Toffee

One pacakge of Cinnamon Graham Crackers
1 cup unsalted butter {2 sticks}
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips

{Optional Toppings}
Toffee Chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with wax paper, or grease well {I prefer to use a throwaway pan, and wax paper}then line up the pan with the crackers.
In a small pot combine sugar and butter and bring to a boil. Once mixture is at a boil, continue boiling for 3 minutes. Mixture should be a deep caramel color. Immediately pour over crackers and spread to cover crackers completely.
Bake at 400 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes.
While the crackers are in the oven, take the chocolate chips in a pan, on low and melt the chocolate chips. 
Remove from oven and pour the melted chocolate chips over the top, using a knife or spoon spread the chocolate evenly. Then if you want to, sprinkle the toppings over the top. 

Place in fridge for about an hour to cool, and break apart to serve.