A Cotton and Steel Hotpad and A Sewing Snack: Dill and Parmesan Quick Bites

May 1, 2015
Selvage sewing hotpad diy tutorial cotton + Steel

I’m back from my journey to Roatan and have so many fun and exciting things to share with you! One big highlight was meeting a group of Artisans on the remote Island of St. Helene and seeing how they recycle plastic shopping bags and use the material to crochet with. You will be stunned when you see what they make with the material! It was amazing to sit and stitch with them. I will share more of my trip in a few days (once I have uploaded and gone through the hundreds of photos) but for now I will share my Friday Finish and one of my favorite sewing snack recipes with you.

 Friday Finish – Cotton + Steel hot pad

I am happy to finally have a matching hot pad to my Selvage Oven Mitt. I love these Cotton + Steel selvages and they add such a fun and funky vibe to my kitchen.


Sewing for my kitchen feels totally different than sewing a quilt for someone else. It’s so freeing! I could care less about being perfect because I make kitchen items to be well-used and abused. It’s a totally different sewing experience, and I need to do it more often!


Selvage sewing hotpad diy tutorial cotton + Steel

Along with my little Friday finish, here is my favorite sewing snack. It’s a 2-minute, 4-ingredient recipe that you’re gonna love.

Dill and Parmesan Quick Bites


Dill and Parmesan Quick Bites by Michelle @ Late Night Quilter

As busy moms, Stephanie and I have become masters at eating quickly. Breakfast is usually in the car on my way to drop my little one off at preschool (if I haven’t been called in to substitute teach that day). Lunch, if not a Cliff bar and a handful of whatever I can quickly grab from the pantry, is usually spent at my sewing table while I catch up on emails.

I’m sure you can relate! So I wanted to share with you this super fast recipe that makes a great sewing snack. Best part of all; my picky-eater loves them, and she can help me in the kitchen without a gigantic mess to clean up afterwards. It’s the perfect on the go, or sitting-down-to-sew snack.

Adams reserve oyster crackers quick bites

Ingredients: Oyster Crackers, Adams Reserve Parmesan Dill Rub, Olive oil, Salt

Step 1: Pour a half bag of Oyster crackers into a gallon Ziploc bag

Step 2: Pour 1 Tablespoon of your favorite Olive oil into the Ziploc

Step 3: Add a 1 Tablespoon of Adams Reserve Parmesan Dill Rub.

Step 4: Add a pinch or two of salt (to taste)

Step 5: Seal the Ziplock bag with plenty of air inside and shake it like a Polaroid picture! This is the part my little one loves. We usually sing Taylor Swifts “Shake it Off!” , and get silly. Try it.  It’s part of the recipe.  It’s sure to get a few smiles.

Step 6 (optional): Stephanie turned me on to this option. She likes to throw them in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, or until golden brown, and it makes them crunchier!  If you’re pressed for time you can skip this step and they will still be great.

Just look at those crunchy, salty, morsels….

Dill and Parmesan Quick Bites - the perfect late night snack while quilting

If you make a similar recipe, post in the comment sections how you like your Oyster Crackers! I love getting new ideas and trying different recipes. What’s your all time favorite sewing snack?

Be back soon and until then,



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  • Reply Diana @ Red Delicious Life May 1, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Here’s another variation for you. We call it “Bad Breath in a Bowl” since it tastes oh so good, but does give you some fragrant breath!

    1 Box oyster crackers
    1/2 cup (or a bit more if needed) of oil
    1 pkg. of ranch original dressing mix
    1/2 tsp. dill
    1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
    1/4 tsp. garlic powder

    Mix together in a bag and cook at 275 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden.

  • Reply Terri Ann May 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Those look delicious, you can go ahead and send me a jar or baggie of these anytime. Mailing address to follow by email 😉

  • Reply Carie May 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Oh they look yummy – the snacks that is 🙂 – the oven clove and hot pad are merely stunningly beautiful!

  • Reply Sue May 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Love the fabric on the hot pad! Very bright!

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