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Triple Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

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Cherry Pie Squares

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2-Ingredient Butterscotch Fudge

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Chocolate Caramel Dump Cake

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Easy Baked Mozzarella Bites

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4 Ingredient Chocolate Covered Toffee Recipe

Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

INGREDIENTS:
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1 cup sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
optional: 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
(see my tips below)

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DIRECTIONS:

1:  Heat sugar, butter and water to boiling in heavy 2-quart saucepan, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook about 13 minutes, stirring often, until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water separates into hard, brittle threads. (Watch carefully so mixture does not burn.)

2:  Immediately pour toffee onto ungreased large cookie sheet. If necessary, quickly spread mixture to 1/4-inch thickness.  Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips then let stand about 1 minute or until chips are completely softened. Spread softened chocolate evenly over toffee. Sprinkle with nuts if desired.

3:  Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour, or refrigerate if desired, until firm. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in airtight container.

Darlene’s Tips:  You can use any flavor morsels that you like. Butterscotch morsels would be delish. Or use a combo of morsels. You can also add sprinkles along with, or instead of, chopped nuts.

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)

 

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Fabric Unboxing – 180 Yards of Batiks

Fabric Unboxing – 180 Yards of Batiks


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I have fabric Flash Sales almost every weekend and a big Fabric Frenzy every 4 to 6 weeks.  Patrons and Members get lower prices and first pick at all the awesome fabric!

Leftover items get moved to ebay after the sales, but you miss out on so many choices by waiting for ebay because more than half my stuff sells out during the sales.  If you love to buy fabric, you are going to save so much money by shopping my exclusive sales. 

Please consider joining all the others who love to shop and save!

And did I mention?  Shipping is FREE for all orders in the USA!

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Exclusive sales inside patreon and youtube are for USA only. Outside of the USA must wait for items to appear on ebay and must also pay the shipping via ebay’s Global Shipping Program.

 

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How I feel about hitting 100K subscribers on Youtube – The Honest Truth

I woke up to 100K subscribers. I’d love to say I’m thrilled, but the honest truth is that this number signifies a very long and hard journey with youtube, 5.5 years of ups and downs. There have been many periods during that time when I wanted very much to quit. The stress of it all was just too much.

Putting yourself out there is not an easy thing to deal with. In fact, it’s brutal.  So many of the creators I watched, many with over a million subbies, stopped producing content simply because they just could not take it any more. What I loved the most about how they left is that they did so with no apologies. They just said goodbye.

I’ve been following Amy Lynn Andrews for years (she’s a blogging guru).  I still get her newsletter by email. In a recent one, she talked about “enougable,” a term she made up.  Here is part of what she said:

“I admire people who recognize and embrace enoughable. They do, earn, eat, attain or grow. Then they declare enough. They could keep pushing forward but they don’t. They don’t care what people think, what “makes sense” or what they might miss. It’s like they breathe a contented sigh and move forward in peace and freedom.” – Amy Lynn Andrews

Without realizing it, I’ve been practicing “enoughability” over and over again during my 5.5 year run with youtube.  I have often decided that something is enough.  Even though I stick with youtube as my platform, I completely change what I am doing and I don’t care what people think or what makes sense or what I might miss.  I just breathe a contented sigh and move forward, just like Amy said.

After reading what Amy said, I have confirmation that “enough” is not a cop-out. It’s a form of survival.  I had enough of shoe dances. I had enough of hair videos. I had enough of holding up grocery items to a camera in walmart.  I loved all those things for a while and that content served a moment-in-time purpose. Then it became enough.

The same will happen again and again. One day I won’t sew on camera. I won’t make quilts. I will not sell fabric. I will stop doing all these things, not because I failed, but because I succeeded to the point of it being enough.

Then I’ll start something else. 

This is why I don’t look at 100K subscribers as something I need to cling to because it got me to where I am.  Instead, I look at that number as something I need to be willing to let go of so I can get to where I want to go.

I’m simply no longer afraid to declare when something is enough. In fact, moving forward, I’d love to create more “that’s enough” moments. Those moments are very freeing.

A big thank you to all who have subscribed and also to those who watch some of my videos yet never subscribe (interesting fact: only 33% of my subscribers actually watch my videos, all the rest of my watch time comes from those who are not subscribed).  You are all part of my journey up to this point.

I hope many of you will be interested in my future endeavors too. But I totally understand that most of you will at some point decide that you’ve had enough of me. lol  And that’s okay. I get that.

Thank you to those from my past, my present and a thank you in advance to those who will enter my future. Thank you to my fans and to my haters. You are all an important part of this journey.

 

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Batik Steps Quilt Tutorial – Episode 2 – It’s Done!

 

Batik Steps Quilt Tutorial
Episode 2 – It’s Done!

Batik Quilt Top Penny Auction


Join Patreon or become a Youtube Member to get in on my weekly fabric sales! 

I have fabric Flash Sales almost every weekend and a big Fabric Frenzy every 4 to 6 weeks.  Patrons and Members get lower prices and first pick at all the awesome fabric!

Leftover items get moved to ebay after the sales, but you miss out on so many choices by waiting for ebay because more than half my stuff sells out during the sales.  If you love to buy fabric, you are going to save so much money by shopping my exclusive sales. 

Please consider joining all the others who love to shop and save!

And did I mention?  Shipping is FREE for all orders in the USA!

Patreon at the $5/mo level

Youtube Membership at the $4.99/mo level

Exclusive sales inside patreon and youtube are for USA only. Outside of the USA must wait for items to appear on ebay and must also pay the shipping via ebay’s Global Shipping Program.

 

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Jack Daniel’s Fudge – Easy 3 Ingredient Melt & Pour Method

Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

INGREDIENTS:
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2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 lbs confectioner’s sugar
1 cup whiskey Jack Daniel’s whiskey (fudge is for adults only)
(see my tips below)

See my Darlene’s Concoctions videos here!

DIRECTIONS:

1: Line a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Spray lightly with cooking spray and set aside.

2: Pour confectioner’s sugar in a large bowl. Pour a cup of Jack Daniel’s whiskey over sugar and whisk mixture well.

3: Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt according to package directions, or microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until fully melted.

4: immediately pour melted chocolate over sugar and whiskey mixture. Stir until all ingredients are blended.

5: Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread the mixture evenly. Let the fudge set just until firm, about 30 minutes.

6: Lift fudge out of dish and cut into squares. Let fudge further set at room temperature for 60 minutes.

Darlene’s Tips:  I bet you could use other liquor, like coffee brandy or amaretto. And flavored schnapps like peppermint or peach might work with white morsels. Experiment! Please note, the alcohol is not cooked off. This fudge is NOT for kids.

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)

 

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Decluttering My Fabric Scraps – This is Stressing Me Out – Week 3

Decluttering My Fabric Scraps
This is Stressing Me Out – Week 3

Scrap Penny Auctions


Join Patreon or become a Youtube Member to get in on my weekly fabric sales! 

I have fabric Flash Sales almost every weekend and a big Fabric Frenzy every 4 to 6 weeks.  Patrons and Members get lower prices and first pick at all the awesome fabric!

Leftover items get moved to ebay after the sales, but you miss out on so many choices by waiting for ebay because more than half my stuff sells out during the sales.  If you love to buy fabric, you are going to save so much money by shopping my exclusive sales. 

Please consider joining all the others who love to shop and save!

And did I mention?  Shipping is FREE for all orders in the USA!

Patreon at the $5/mo level

Youtube Membership at the $4.99/mo level

Exclusive sales inside patreon and youtube are for USA only. Outside of the USA must wait for items to appear on ebay and must also pay the shipping via ebay’s Global Shipping Program.

 

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3 New Penny Auctions – Fabric Scrap Strips – Free Shipping – eBay

3 New Penny Auctions – Fabric Scrap Strips

*Free shipping for USA only. Other countries must be part of eBay’s Global Shipping Program. I still cover the shipping charges to get the package to ebay, but then you must pay eBay the remainder of the shipping charges.

 

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Flash Sale Weekend Has Begun – Join NOW for a Free Gift!


FREE GIFT for New $5 Patrons
40 Rotary Cut 2″ BATIK Squares!

10 Prints, 4 of Each Print

It’s Flash Sale Weekend time! And since there is no mail on Monday, I’m going to have a 4 Day Flash Sale this weekend.  Perfect time to join!

JOIN NOW and you will also get a FREE GIFT! 

Join my Patreon at the $5 level Feb 14 thru Feb 16 and you will get a FREE GIFT simply for joining. No additional purchase needed!  The free gift is 40 of my little rotary cut BATIK 2 inch squares.  You can use the little squares for smaller patchwork projects like hot pads, mug rugs, a phone case, whatever! You can also make some fun 4 patch or 9 patch postage stamp quilt blocks to add to any quilt. You will get 40 squares, 10 different prints. 4 of each print. The prints are random and may differ from the image.

Why should I join?  

Because joining instantly makes you an exclusive shopper!  You will be part of my weekend Flash Sales and bigger Fabric Frenzies which run about every 5 to 6 weeks (next frenzy starts Feb 28_. You will SAVE $$$ on my fabric because I sell to my exclusive shoppers at lower prices than I list in my ebay store.  You will also have much more fabric to choose from.

Who can join?

Anyone can join, but I only ship to the USA during my exclusive sales. If you are outside the USA, you need to wait until any leftovers are moved to my ebay store. Free gifts are also for USA only.

Do I have to join Patreon? Can I become a Youtube Member instead?

If you become a youtube member, I will not get a notice nor will I get your mailing address.  If you rather join that platform, email me at peanutgallery@darlenemichaud.com after you join and send me your mailing address and your youtube membership name so I can confirm that you joined. Youtube memberships are $4.99 per month.

What are you waiting for?

Join right now and your free gift will be on the way! Be sure you include your mailing address when you join patreon and CHECK THE OPTION TO RECEIVE MAIL. If you don’t check that option, patreon will not give me your mailing address.

Thank you!

Exclusive shopping and free gifts are for USA only. If you are outside of the USA, you need to wait for items to appear on ebay and you must pay shipping through ebay’s global shipping program. Shipping is free for USA.

 

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Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

INGREDIENTS:
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3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup peanut butter
(see my tips below)

See my Darlene’s Concoctions videos here!

DIRECTIONS:

1:  Stir together powdered sugar and milk.

2:  Stir in peanut butter until smooth and spreadable.

Darlene’s Tips:  Use on cake, brownies, cookies, whatever! Like it nutty?  Use chunky peanut butter! Like it chocolaty? Toss in some mini chocolate morsels!

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)

 

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New Penny Auction – 1/4 Pound of India Cotton Scraps for Crumb Quilting – Free Shipping – eBay

New Penny Auction
1/4 Pound of India Cotton Scraps for Crumb Quilting

*Free shipping for USA only. Other countries must be part of eBay’s Global Shipping Program. I still cover the shipping charges to get the package to ebay, but then you must pay eBay the remainder of the shipping charges.

 

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