Tuesday, October 11, 2011

mini pumpkins

http://domesticinspiration.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-decor.html love the pumpkins

Pumpkin roll

Pumpkin Roll Recipe


1 cup sugar
1 tsp. soda
3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup pumpkin (canned- not pie filling, pure pumpkin)
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup walnuts (optional- I exclude them cuz I’m not a fan of walnuts)

Mix everything except nuts.
Grease & wax cookie sheet.
Pour into pan & sprinkle nuts.
Bake 15 min. at 375 degrees.
Roll into T-towel for about 10 minutes.
Unroll & spread in filling.


8 oz. cream cheese (250g)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp. soft butter

Mix well.

…and because if you’re like me, and you hadn’t tried a “roll” before this one, I thought you might want a visual & a few little tips from someone who has made this several times… I photographed the whole process for you

This is the grease & wax part (wax paper first, then grease). I crease the wax paper around the edges so that it stays in place better, like this:

(which helps the shape of the cake-ish part of the roll)… also, grease it really really well (it’s not cool when the cake won’t come off of the wax paper).

Once you’ve got it out of the oven, you’re at the flip stage. I usually put the pan down first, then a tea towel, then an upside down pan. (I was using my other pan this time, so I used a lunch tray- but you get the idea). Grab hold of the whole thing (with oven mitts on!) and flip it over onto the cool tray.

Congratulations, you pulled off the flip! (are you still with me?) I threw the above picture in for you in case it helps illustrate the order of things (I’ve now removed the pan I cooked it in, and we’re ready to remove the wax paper).

Carefully pull the wax paper away- you really don’t want your cake to stick to the wax paper or start to come apart- this part is really important (that’s why I wanted you to grease your wax paper really well).

…oh, and now you know what my other pan was busy doing (did you notice the tea towel switch?)
I was making 2 rolls when I photographed this

Next you’re going to roll up the end of your tea towel (as shown above) and then continue rolling- with the cake and the tea towel. Do this carefully- the cake can crack at this stage if you’re not gentle with it
Leave your roll sitting like that for 10 minutes so that it’ll cool before you spread your filling in. You can mix your filling during this time.

Unroll (careful that the cake doesn’t stick to the tea towel & get pulled apart). Plop the filling on top.

Spread it around- almost to the edges, but you don’t have to quite go all the way or it’ll just goosh out when you roll it again.

Re-roll it & voila!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Halloween treats http://tatertotsandjello.com/2010/10/great-ideas-halloween-munchies.html

Halloween Treat

Jack 'o lantern in a jar!!

Cute baby gift

Hooded towels and wash rags

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stuff to do

Monogram http://www.monpetitamourblog.com/2011/03/button-monogram.html
fabric art http://www.monpetitamourblog.com/2009/10/diy-fabric-wall-art.html
cake and pink and brown decor http://kenziekate.blogspot.com/2008/10/candy-bars.html

Sunday, September 18, 2011


fabric pumpkins http://deckthehalls-christmas.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-pumpkins.html
spooky art http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2009/10/halloween-alphabet-art.html
tutu costumes http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2009/09/tutus-for-costumes.html
punkin shadow box http://poppiesatplay.blogspot.com/2009/09/creative-cats-and-punkins.html

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Baby Shoes


Saturday, July 23, 2011


BABY Album

Monster baby toy

Cute Quilt

Cuddle Cubes


Thursday, July 21, 2011



Saturday, June 25, 2011

BABY stuff!

Car seat cover...
Cute Fabric store
Hair stuff
binky clips

Friday, June 3, 2011

I'm so making this blanket!!!


SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Dani, please have a girl!

How cute is this?! (The hat a bit further down that buttons the flower on.) http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2010/10/new-baby-hat-and-bootie-patterns-in.html If you have a girl Dani, I'm totally making this for her!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

reupholstering a chair


Adorable Pillows--MUST MAKE THESE!!!!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Repurposing Furniture


breakfast sandwich casserole

Breakfast Sandwich Casserole
Lindsay from Our Family Treat Shares a yummy recipe with our readers!

One of our favorite traditions we adopted from my husbands grandmother. Now, this is not your typical cut up, soggy bread casserole. This is so so good! Grandma Pat would start the breakfast casserole every Christmas morning bright and early, before any
gifts were opened. As the festivities began, the smell of the breakfast became almost unbearable. She passed away only a couple of days before Christmas of 2001, and I never got a chance to meet her, Grandma Pat's breakfast casserole remains one of our favorite

Butter all 12 slices of bread. Place 6 slices, butter side down in a 9 x 13 pan (be sure to spray the pan with Pam first).

Then add grated cheese, meat and a veggie. This particular casserole had cheddar cheese, ham and onion. However, we also make a pepper jack cheese, sausage and green pepper casserole as well that is just as delish (just be sure to brown the sausage before adding to the casserole)!

Then layer with the other slices of bread-butter side up. Then top with eggs. Be sure to get all the bread covered with the egg. Cover with foil and place in the fridge over night.

In the morning (before the kids wake you up to open presents) put this in the oven at 350. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to bake...so it is perfect while you unwrap and play with all your new goodies! About an hour into the baking process, remove the foil so that the bread had toast. Once it is nice and brown, remove and serve!DELISH!

Breakfast Casserole

12 slices of bread
18 oz of grated cheese
1 pound of your favorite meat
8-10 Eggs
Salt and Pepper

Directions: Butter all slices of bread. Place 6 slices of bread, buttered side down. Then top with grated cheese, meat and veggies. Then place the other 6 slices of bread, buttered side up on the top. Beat 8-10 eggs in a bowl, with salt and pepper. Pour the eggs over the whole casserole...make sure to get all the bread covered with eggs. Cover the pan in foil and refrigerate over night. Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours (30 of which is without the foil).