Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
I was craving pumpkin pie and decided that I was going to try to make one crustless - why not?! So I mixed up the filling, poured it evenly into 4 custard dishes, and baked them. They turned out perfectly!!! Since my husband likes crust, I decided to cut out heart shapes from pie crust using my cookie cutters and baking them as if they were cookies. They too turned out great!
Before serving I topped each dessert with whipped cream, and added the pie crust hearts. Oh so yummy!!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
I have tons of (and always on the look out for more!) broken vintage jewelry, vintage earrings that no longer have their mate, and LOTS of vintage pieces that are missing a rhinestone or two.....all of which is just waiting their turn to be made into something for today fashion diva!
So far I have been storing it all in cigar boxes, plastic boxes, baskets, etc but it is just not working for me. It's hard to find what I am looking for and by the time I do find just the right piece, I forgot what I wanted it for!
NO MORE! I have decided to take those plastic organizers that they make for garages to hold nails, bolts, etc and use them to sort out my jewelry. It is going to take a lot of time (and patience on my part) but I think it will be worth it once it's done. I can label each drawer with what is inside and even by color!
I am hoping that by being more organized I will be able to turn trash into treasure more easily!
What are your tips for organizing your supplies? I'd love to hear about them!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
It was about a year ago when I did a search on the Internet for cookies and came across this recipe on allrecipes.com. I have to say that these are by far the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever tasted! Very moist, gooey, and oh so good!
Makes 15 cookie2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbls vanilla
1 egg yolk
2 cups chocolate chips
Blend flour, baking soda, and salt - set aside.
Mix melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in vanilla and eggs until creamy. Mix in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Grease your cookie sheets or use baking paper (I love baking paper!). Roll 1/4 cup dough into balls and place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 - 17 minutes just until outside of cookie gets done. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
See how gooey and chewy they are!
I like to stack 5 of them and place into a clear food grade bag. I tie the bag shut with a pretty ribbon. Then I put them into a box and wrap them with pretty paper. Who wouldn't love to get these for a birthday treat?!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I took a store bought frame that was black and painted it white. I purposely tried to not take too much care when painting it as I wanted it to have a vintage feel with some of the black showing through. Once it was dry, I covered the glass with red velvet and then ran black velvet ribbon down the center. I love how it turned out and I think it's a great way to showcase my hair jewelry!
If you would like to see close ups of my hair jewelry, please visit my Etsy shop or my ArtFire studio - just click on the links in the left hand column.
The following photo's are close-ups. Thanks for visiting my blog and come again!