Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Give Away..


Harvest Moon Primitives is having an Angle Give Away...

Hurry on over and enter your
chance to win this beautiful
addition to your Christmas
decor....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thank YOU....

"THANK YOU" to...

Cupcakes Take The Cake!!

For featuring my

Jumbo Cherry Cheesecake Cuppies on their Blog...

I am soooo Honored..!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jumbo Cuppies Take The Prize...





When it comes to the Holidays,
I like trying out new recipes.
This year I decided to jump on board with the
Cupcake rage that has currently ensued the nation...

Below is my creation of

Jumbo Cherry Cheesecake Cuppies...




I started with my Jumbo cupcake pan and liners...
You can find both at Michael's Craft store.


I first filled the liners with the basic chocolate cake mix 3/4 full..




I then topped off the chocolate with a cream cheese topping
I then added some Cherry Pie Filling
on top of the cream cheese topping..



Baked at 350 degrees for 40 minutes..give or take a few minutes..

Below is what they looked like after carefully
removing them from the pan...
When I first saw how they had baked out
and
over the top, I was fearful on how I was going
to remove them from the pan.
It was much easier than I anticipated..
I used a butter knife and carefully lifted
them straight up..


After they had cooled to a warm temperature,
I added a Bing Cherry on top
AND
Shaved some Semi-Sweet Chocolate on top...

YES...
They do taste as good as they look..!!!

Recipe Below

Ingredients:

Filling:
1 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
pinch salt
1/2 tsp vanilla

Cupcakes:
2 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp soda

1 large egg
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 Tbsp vinegar
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla

topping:
1 can cherry pie filling (won't need the whole can)
Method:
  1. In small bowl, blend filling ingredients until smooth, with mixer. Set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat egg, water, vinegar, oil and vanilla.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients, until smooth.
  5. Fill well greased cupcake tins, 3/4 full - if using small size (1/2 full if using large size). This recipe will make about 48 tiny cupcakes.
  6. Drop a 1/2 tsp of cheese filling in center of each cupcake. (1 tsp for larger size)
  7. Bake at 350ΒΊF for 15 min ( 20-25 min for larger size)



I tripled the recipe for a total of 16 Jumbo Cuppies...

You will have to adjust your baking time accordingly
to the size of desire...

Happy Thanksgiving and Eat Lots , It's ALL Good..!!












Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Give Away..

Jen is making it way to easy to blog...!

Number Three Give Away


Go visit Jen over at Tatortots and Jello
and enter to win this calendar to count down the days til
Christmas...





Thursday, November 19, 2009

And Another New Moon Give Away....

And another one...

Hurry and get your chance to win..!

Posted over at friend, JenJen's Site.

She currently is giving away two
NEW MOON Necklaces...

http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/2009/11/whats-better-than-new-moon-giveaway-how.html


Go and check out Jen's blog and post for your chance to win...

Thanks, Jen..!!






Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

1999 it was NOT....

I am currently on the hunt for a new coffee table...
In my travels and search I forced myself into a
Antique Barn...And I do mean..
Forced!

I have not been one to walk around for hours looking at
someone's "old junk" that
others will claim as their new found
"treasure"!!

It's just something that does not appeal to me..
I do understand you can find some great finds?
However, I am usually not that
"Lucky" person;)

I did find a stand with NEW Prim Stuff...
Now your talking my language...!!
I found some awesome handmade items for Christmas Gifts
and a Birthday Gift for a good friend.

So the walk around this huge Antique Barn was not a total
loss for me....

As I did MY quick meandering around I suddenly
was taken back a bit as I realized I could relate to
almost everything in this building..!!
OMG...am I getting THAT OLD..??!!

I was very impressed with the very Retro Tables on display..
WOW...Now your talking my childhood!!

I think..YES! I know each of the tables shown was a part of
my childhood, either at a relatives or a friend's home...

As I recall, my parents had the White table with those little black
speckles all over the table top and chairs....
Explains why I love the White/Black coordination.





This table set is one that was very popular in the 50 and 60's...
I remember this pattern as being a favorite by many.





This table set was one you could find in many
restaurants back in the day and are still used in some older
Diners today...
The expandable sides make it very convenient and versatile
for adding room when additional seating is needed..



This awesome table set would look fabulous
in a cottage...
Don't you just love that color..!!?




I can now say I visited the Antique Barn
and actually purchased a few things...

Have a great week!

K
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