Stoneware Pottery by Val

Taking form, function, and color to another level

R.B.’s Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese

Posted By on July 13, 2014

R.B.’s Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4 to 6
 

The bowl really makes a great presentation with a nice top crust of cheese. If you want to make this a meal, you can add 1 pound of cooked Hamburger broken into about 1″ chunks. Diced ham, chicken, or turkey can also be used. If you want to zest this up, you can add a teaspoon of chilie powder. For a crispier crust, you could sprinkle some fine bread crumbs on top.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shell macaroni
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3-4 cheese slices.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cook Shells per package directions.
  • Cut butter into several pieces and place in bread bowl.
  • In a mixing bowl combine milk and eggs till blended then add cheese.
  • Drain shells and pour hot shells in bread bowl,stirring the shells and butter until melted.
  • Slowly stir egg,milk,cheese into bowl with shells.
  • Place your slices of cheese on top of mixture.
  • Bake in oven for about 30 minutes or until bubbly, the cheese topping should begin to brown.
  • If you want to make this a meal, you can add 1 pound of cooked Hamburger broken into about 1″ chunks. Diced ham, chicken, or turkey can also be used.
  • If you want to zest this up, you can add a teaspoon of chilie powder.
  • For a crispier crust, you could sprinkle some fine bread crumbs on top.
  • The bowl really makes a great presentation with a nice top crust of cheese.

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook Shells per package directions.
  3. Cut butter into several pieces and place in bread bowl.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine milk and eggs till blended then add cheese.
  5. Drain shells and pour hot shells in bread bowl,stirring the shells and butter until melted.
  6. Slowly stir egg,milk,cheese into bowl with shells.
  7. Place your slices of cheese on top of mixture.
  8. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes or until bubbly, the cheese topping should begin to brown.

 

Quick Oatmeal

Posted By on July 13, 2014

Quick oatmeal
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 1
 

A quick oatmeal – in a bread bowl to prevent any mess! Feel free to add a couple dashes of cinnamon or a bit of brown sugar to the initial mix
Ingredients
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
  1. Mix slightly in bread bowl.
  2. Microwave on High for 2 minutes, 45 seconds
  3. Stir in honey, maple syrup, sugar or and add fruit (apples, berries) if desired

 

Peach Cobbler

Posted By on July 13, 2014

Peach Cobbler
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Serves: 6-8
 

Use Taco Pie Plate-Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Peel, core, and cut into slices 8 medium peaches
Ingredients
  • Filling
  • 8 medium peaches (peeled, cored and cut into slices)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Sweet cobbler topping
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup milk (to make loose dough)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Roll bottom pie pastry in taco pie plate.

Instructions
  1. Place peaches and filling ingredients in sauce pan and bring to slow boil. Simmer several minutes until liquid thickens.
  2. Mix cobbler topping in mixing bowl, and cover bottom of prepared crust.
  3. Pour hot filling onto prepared topping. The topping will rise through filling.
  4. Place pie plate in oven and bake for about 35 minutes or until cobbler topping begins browning.
  5. Serve warm with ice cream.

 

Iowa State Fair 2013!

Posted By on August 7, 2013

We are set up at the Iowa State Fair in the Walnut Center which starts this Thursday! It is open 9am to 9pm each day and I will be doing throwing demonstrations in the mornings until 3 pm and then trimming those pieces in the evening. We have a lot of dragonfly vases which we have gotten glazed since Eric left back for Florida. We took some pictures of the set up and updated the dragonfly gallery. A lot of the new pictures we took are of pieces that are going to be there. See you at the fair!

New Store Open!

Posted By on June 22, 2013

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We just opened our new online store today! All we have up right now are some basic pieces and colors. We’ll have more up in the future, but we’re still taking orders directly from us via email and phone. So if you we don’t have the colors or pieces you want up there, don’t worry! Feel free to contact us directly.

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New Teapots

Posted By on June 19, 2013

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Teapots are coming down the line! They should be ready by the end of June for the Midwest Art Fest. More photos soon!

Cheddar Cheese Bread

Posted By on June 11, 2013

A favorite around the house. Great with a bit of butter!

Cheddar Cheese Bread
Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 6-8
 

A tasty cheese bread – a bigger version of everyone’s favorite cheese biscuits.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 t. baking powder
  • 1 T. sugar
  • ½ t. onion salt
  • ½ t. oregano
  • ¼ t. ground mustard
  • dash of garlic powder
  • 1¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 T. melted butter.

Instructions
  1. Combine flour, baking powder,sugar, onion salt, oregano, ground mustard, dash of garlic powder, and set aside.
  2. Combine egg, milk, and butter. Add all at once to dry ingredients, stirring just enough till moistened.
  3. Spread batter in greased bread bowl.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick pulls clean.

 

First Place!

Posted By on June 8, 2013

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Val got first place in the Cambridge Pottery Games in the lightweight division this year! Wish her luck tomorrow as she takes on tomorrow’s theme for Grand Champion: “For the birds” on the stage tomorrow Sunday!

For those that don’t know, the Cambridge Pottery Games consist of five events the 15 minute Cylinder, Sphere, and Platter; the 1 minute Cylinder and a judged aesthetic piece. There are two divisions: Lightweight and Heavyweight (which has twice the weight in clay) Each of the potters that place the top three in each division come back the next day to compete in a Grand Champion round the next day that consists of three aesthetic pieces; small, medium, and large; that are based on a theme.

See you on stage tomorrow!

Glowing…

Posted By on June 5, 2013

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Last minute firing… these will still be warm at Cambridge! Hopefully the weather will be warm too!

Dragonfly Vases

Posted By on May 6, 2013

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Eric is also bringing these back and they are better than ever. It’s great having him back helping in the studio.