Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Subway Art

Ahhh yes, finally some blue skies yesterday and sunshine!  Spring will brighten our days soon.
In the spirit of sunny days ahead, a free printable for Spring!
Click and Print
I'm trying to do a few more of the printables in black and white
so you may choose your paper color for background. I post there is a few flakes of the dreadful white stuff, snow, making an appearance...hopefully not sticking to the ground.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Puff Pastry Pockets

Winter has a firm grip here still, in spite of a Groundhog Day 2013 prediction of an early spring
from famed Ground Hog Phil of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania,
snow continues to fall and chilly winds blow.
So tonight's menu will include a warm
Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Puff Pastry Pocket Sandwich.
Start with a sheet of frozen Puff Pastry thawing on floured counter, approximately 40 minutes.
Roll out dough.
Cut into four equal rectangles.
Spread each rectangle with Brie spreadable cheese.
Add thin turkey slices.

Add on top of turkey a dollop of jellied cranberry sauce.
Pepper each rectangle on turkey also.
Fold over each restangle and use a fork to seal edges.

Make egg wash-egg and tablespoon of water whisked together.

Place each pocket on lightly oiled baking pan, brush with egg wash
and poke fork steam holes in each restangle.
Bake @400 degress for 20 minutes until golden brown.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Postcard from CNY

Click and Print your postcard from CNY!
Ahhh...spring is in the air...some where.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Red Velvet Cherry Cake

Tonight's dessert with fresh coffee...Red Velvet Cherry Cake
I thought tonight we would go with a Pinterest inspired and easy cake.  The ingredients are in the pantry and this is a quick recipe start to finish.
Ingredients:  Red Velvet Cake Mix, 3 eggs, cherry pie filling and 1/4 cup oil.

Mix all ingredients together.

Pour into cake pan, cupcake liners. 
I made a 8x8 cake and six cupcakes.
Bake @350 degrees 25-28 minutes until done.

Frost when cool. 
Cream Cheese frosting was my choice. 
Cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar mixed together.


Monday, March 11, 2013


This brought smiles and made me think.  What about you? 
What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. -- Samuel Ullman

Monday, March 4, 2013

Keep Green...

Keep Green and Shamrock On
a printable for the Irish in all of us.
Time for a bit of the green for a printable...
Click and Print

Friday, March 1, 2013

Cinnamon Scented Salt Hearts

I love the aroma of cinnamon.  Is there anyone that does not?  Today I am making some cinnamon scented salt aroma discs in the shape of hearts for a couple of room air freshener projects.  I wish you could experience the aroma of cinnamon filling my home from baking these cinnamon scented hearts.  With family arriving home soon, they may be giddy with delight expecting cinnamon rolls to match the aroma filling the rooms here : )
So here we go, simple, easy peasy how-to make
Cinnamon Scented Salt Hearts.
Start with 1 cup all purpose flour in your mixing bowl and 1/2 cup salt. 
Blend together with 1/2 - 3/4 cup water.

Time for the aroma of cinnamon to be added to the mix.  I used 1/4 cup.

Mix it all together.

Dust counter with cinnamon to roll out dough.

Cut out hearts.

Bake @325 degrees for 1/2 hour.

Project #1
Mount birch bark to dollar store frame.

Add fresh baked hearts to bark. 
I am adding you & me with a fine line marker to the large heart and hanging on the wall of my entry.

Pine cones and cinnamon scented salt hearts as my living room potpourri.
Can't go wrong with cinnamon scenting the house, can you....