Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Can you say Popcorn & Pears?

We made some Halloween candy coated popcorn today.... love the colors!!

Mix them all together and--

bag it up-- tie them with a bow & you have a FUN and Yummy treat!

Chocolate dipped some asian pears too.....

I think I just found a new LOVE!!!  These were so good!!  Yes it was a good day!!!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

I did it last night!!! I broke out the hot cocoa maker-- really? I know it's only the end of September, but I was so cold, and oh it was soooo good.  I know it's tip Tuesday- so let me give you a tip for a great presentation!!!  First DIP your glass rim IN CHOCOLATE & sprinkle some crushed peppermint on top.. then fill it up with  your favorite hot cocoa and add a squirt of whipping cream, top it with a little more peppermint and ENJOY!!! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Peanuts & Candycorn

Today I have one of my favorite fall snacks to share with you-- the best part is... there's no cooking involved!  All you need are salted peanuts and a bag of candycorn.....

just mix them together in a bowl- grab a handful & pop into your mouth, and you will think you have just bit into a salted nut roll. 

Beware.. it can be addictive!!  So yummy.... enjoy!!
Saturday, September 22, 2012

FAll, Fall, Fall....

Well, my fall tote boxes had been setting in my family room for a week.... waiting for me to get my house decorated.  I have had so many other things going on I haven't had time to get to them!!  So- after 35 quarts and 12 pints of spaghetti sauce, 25 pints of pizza sauce, 20 pints of raspberry jam, a few quarts of peaches.... I FINALLY did some fall decorating.  So take a look around... I do love fall-

I still have a bit to do, but for today I am HAPPY.  Have a GREAT weekend!  Monday I will have one of my favorite fall snacks for you!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Are you looking for a free Subway art to display in your home for fall? Well here you go...
GG Digital Designs has one for free! Super cute huh? Go here to download it!
Thanks GG Digital Designs!
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Caramel Apples

Have I told you I LOVE fall?  I do, and today I am making one of my FAVORITE fall foods!! Caramel Apples....

they are pretty easy, I like to use Peters Caramel- it comes in a big block and is packaged in a box.  Sorry I dont have a picture for you.

First put the caramel on each apple & then dip them in chocolate-- the ones I did today, I used white chocolate.  You can dip it as far into the chocolate as you like, as you can see some I dipped the whole apple & some I did 3/4 of the apple.  They taste great eaither way.  Then sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on them & add nuts if you like - drizzle with colored chocolate and....... 

Wrap in plastic bags.... tie with some ribbon & make some body HAPPY today!!  Or keep them for yourself!  They are the best.. Happy Fall!!!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Re-finished Outside Light Fixtures

Our outside light fixtures were starting to look really bad- they were brass, and  the weather had started to rust & dull them.  

  I didn't get a picture of the light fixture before we took it apart- but you can see how bad they looked....

First we took off the bottoms & pulled out the glass panels

Then we painted them with Rust-oleum hammered spray paint.  I don't have a picture of the can of paint, but it's the same paint I used on the jars I made a few months ago.  If you want to see what the can looks like go to the post on Jars, and there is a picture of it there.  I LOVE this paint. If you use a primer before using the paint, it will provide added protection.

And this is what they looked like after we were done.  Not too bad for a Saturdays work!!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How to check your ovens temperature

Are you always burning or under cooking things?  I've learned that ovens can loose their accuracy, and there is a simple way to check your ovens temperature.  Here's what you do- place an oven safe thermometer on the middle rack & heat your oven to 300 degrees. When your oven beeps to tell you it's that temperature, read the thermometer and see what the difference is- then you know if your ovens temperature is accurate, and if not make your adjustments when you bake. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Oh how I love FALL!!

It's been awhile since I posted, between a CRAZY busy week last week & computer problems-- I couldn't post anything, but hopefully we've got in under controll this week!!
I LOVE fall, the colors are so warm and inviting--  you can feel the crispness in the air, the leaves have started to turn colors-  So I haulded out those tote boxes and started bringing the fall colors inside!  

I only made it to my dinning room table...but it's a good start

how about you-- what have you started doing to get ready for those cooler nights & lovely days of fall?  I would love to see what you've done!!      Happy Fall ya'll!  :)
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Keep Oders out of your fridge!!

Here's a tip I learned a few years ago... If you put a piece of newspaper in the bottom of your crisper drawer in your refridgerator, it will help absorbe the oders you can get from your fruits & vegetables.  

and it also makes cleaning easier too.  So there ya go, try it and let me know what you think!!  What are some of your best tips?
Monday, September 10, 2012

Creamy Peach Dessert

Click the magic button for the printable recipe!
Hello-- I'm back, and I have our FAVORITE peach dessert for you today.  I think I've made this 3 times in the last couple of weeks.... you are going to love it.  It's a recipe I got from my friend Karen E. and I think it was her Aunt Maries recipe.. we have enjoyed it for years!!  Click the magic button for the recipe- it also gives you the nutritional values per serving too, the pictures below show you step by step how to make it ENJOY!!

press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 pan with a fork. Save a little bit to sprinkle on top of dessert. 

whip the whipping cream

Spread 1/2 of the whipped cream mixture on top of the graham cracker crust

Peel and slice fresh peaches- and spread on top of the whipped cream mixture

Then spread the other 1/2 of the whipped cream mixture on top of the peaches

Sprinkle the top with the graham cracker crumbs you saved and..... You have a BEAUTIFUL yummy dessert.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Peaches- Peaches- Peaches

Sorry I haven't posted for a couple of days....and it's not going to get any better this week!!  I've got WAY too much happening!  It's time to start canning, I've already done my pizza sauce- now it's on to the peaches.. bottled, leather, jam, frozen and some done in the dehydrator.  Then if there are any left... peach pie filling.  I love peaches, if you have any yummy recipes please share!!! So until they're done.... you wont be hearing from me!!  LOL