Tis the Season – for soups and hot drinks – and pies! Pie is such a comfort food in the winter isn’t it? I love pies and really I kinda love making them.
Autumn is here and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And will be followed shortly by Christmas! Time to be planning some yummy treats for the holidays! Pies are always a favorite so today I want to share the best pie crust ever with you. This recipe was my Grandma’s and I’ve never tasted a better crust. I also find it easy to work with, especially when using pastry flour.
Birthday Party Sleepover. Yes, you could say I’ve lost my mind. My tween began planning her birthday party sleepover weeks before the big day. While I was deeply immersed in the last two weeks of prep for the Summer Market at Avon Lake. While I was so distracted I didn’t have too many objections to what she was planning. And she proceeded to tell her friends what she was planning and that they were invited. How can a Mom ever say ‘no’ now??
The Old Arcana. It’s a restaurant in Arcanum, Ohio, and it adjoins the storefront I am now putting my vintage and handmade items in. I posted yesterday about my storefront – and totally forgot to add the location to that post! It’s Arcanum, Ohio peeps! Google will lead you right to it. Siri will not recognize the word Arcanum but your map on your phone will find it just fine if you type it in. Guess when Siri was recording they forgot to include some of the off-the-beaten-path towns 😀
Originally posted in September of 2012
Last night my hubby and teenager each made a brownie-in-a-mug. I found this recipe over a year ago from my friend Jen, at The Cottage Nest
We’ve made these occasionally over the past year and half but it had been awhile since I’d made one, so when Travis asked how many TBS of flour and sugar I had to pull look it up. And I decided to repost and share it with all of you again. If you love brownies you will love this recipe!
Boneless Wings. You know there really is no such thing as a boneless chicken wing right? It’s just a made up name for chicken breasts cut into pieces, seasoned, and fried or baked to mimic real chicken wings – but without the bones. Thus the name Boneless Wings.
Whatever. No matter the name they are called by, they are tender nuggets of total deliciousness. And you can make them yourself in your very own kitchen.
You know for this post that I love my coffee – but I don’t love it black. I use yummy treats to make the coffee even better. My favorite lately has been Vanilla Infused Sugar. And just in case you’ve never infused sugar with Vanilla I’m going to share with you just how easy it is to do. And it’s so yummy in coffee! You really must try it 😀
Cherry Blueberry Pie
I love Cherry Pie. Made with real sour cherries picked from a tree, not the can of pie filling from the grocery. I also love Blueberry Pie. Same scenario – no can of pie filling from the store, but real blueberries in a filling made from scratch. I recently cleaned out the freezer side of my refrigerator and I found a freezer container of frozen sour cherries that we had picked from my parents cherry tree a few years ago. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough cherries for a pie.
Are you a coffee lover? Do you drink it every day? I never dreamed the day would come when I would find myself among those who call themselves coffee drinkers. A couple of years ago I discovered that I did enjoy an occasional latte – especially if it was from Starbucks. A caramel latte – especially if it wasn’t too strong on the coffee taste but leaned more to the caramel and cream side. Gradually I came to drink the stuff more often, even tasting my husbands coffee occasionally when he made it from really yummy smelling beans. And then I discovered that I could blend my own delicious brew with the right ingredients. And just a few months ago I took it to the next level and began making my own homemade latte.
Last summer I made this yummy Mushroom Tart for me and my hubby. It was so yummy! I meant to share it with you then but then I couldn’t find the recipe. And I didn’t want to share the pics and not have the recipe to include. Yesterday I made some boneless wings at my husbands request, and while digging through my binder of recipes I found the recipe for this tart. So today I get to share it with you!
Do you make crafts and decorate for Valentine’s? I have in the past but I don’t always. This year I have some plans to do a couple things for Valentine’s – just to share them with you here on the blog! I just finished up a dress a friend needed made for a wedding this Saturday and now I’m ready to start creating some new things. Some pouffes are in the works – I washed some European grain sacks up today. I also have some events coming up this year that I need to get going on.
Have you ever stuffed a turkey? My Mom always puts stuffing inside the turkey when she bakes it. So of course I think that’s the only way possible to bake a turkey 😀
I know some people don’t want to stuff it and others don’t know how. If you are part of the group that doesn’t want to you really shoul find out what you have been missing! And if you are among the group that doesn’t know how, you can now leave that group and join me in stuffing your turkey the next time you fix a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. And don’t forget the Cranberry Salad that is a must for every turkey dinner too!