Happy Monday! Last week was the week of the panel quilts. I shared two of them here on Friday, and have another one to show you today.

I really like everything about this particular panel – the message, the muted colors, the simplicity of the print. It was a quick top to quilt. Start to finish it was done in just a couple of hours.

Grateful quilt panel quilted by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

I quilted it with an edge-to-edge design that reminds me of the cotton branches of the wreath. It’s called Veni-vidi-vici and I purchased it from My Creative Stitches when they had their Easter sale. You can’t see the quilting on the quilt at all in this picture, so I took a screenshot of the design to show you.

veni-vidi-vici e2e design

My other quilting project is a custom job that is finished but is not back with the owner just yet. So I will share it once the quilt goes home.

When I’m not quilting, it seems I’m in my kitchen messing around with different recipes. Because of the stay-at-home order, I’ve been doing a lot more cooking for hubby and myself. I’m getting tired of cooking the same things over and over, so I’m always looking for something new.

Last week I found a recipe for homemade chocolate pudding. It looked SO easy, I just had to give it a try. Can I just say YUM-YUM-MY! For several days after I made the pudding, all I could think about was making it again. It was that good!

So, yesterday I made it again and switched up the recipe just a little.

Chocolate pudding recipe by Smitten Kitchen
Stirring in the chocolate…

The recipe is from Smitten Kitchen and can be found here. The first time I made it I followed the directions exactly. It was very yummy, but a tad too sweet for me.

So when I made it the second time, I used a mixture of chocolate chips. Half semi-sweet, and half 60% cacao bittersweet chips. Ghirardelli is my favorite brand – here is what I used.

Ghirardelli chips

Adding the bittersweet chocolate was just perfect. It cut through the sweetness, and gave the pudding the perfect bit of tang. Especially if you decide to put some whipped cream on the pudding before you eat it! 😉

chocolate pudding recipe by smitten kitchen

Doesn’t that look scrumptious? I tell you – I’ve got to find more recipes so I can get out of the ‘gotta make pudding’ mode I’m in right now. It’s really good, but too much pudding isn’t good for the girlish figure!

Have you been spending extra time in your kitchen lately? If you’ve got a favorite recipe we’d love if you would share it here. Next up for me is a No Knead bread that popped up in my Facebook feed and Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts vouched for. I can’t wait to try it!

Today I’m going to be loading up the next custom quilt. I’ve been given carte blanche to do whatever on it, so it should be a fun time. What will you be working on?

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