Monday, May 30, 2011


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Change History..

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Surprise 75th Birthday

My Best Friend's Mother hit a Milestone this year,
She turned 75..

Kathy, (Best Friend) had been planning 
a surprise party for her mother for the past several months...
When Kath and I talked about the plans,
I asked at one point if I could make the cake...
Kath was more than appreciative of my offer.

Kathy's only request was a butterfly theme 
with both Vanilla and Chocolate flavors...

With those simple requests,
I knew immediately what was to be created...

The cupcakes were a big hit,
especially with the kids..
For me the compliment was having 
None left...even the extras I made for "just in case::)...

Below are a few pictures of the Special Lady
whom we celebrated..! 


Blowing out her "75"

This is Kaylana.....She took a bite and actually said

Kaylana is the daughter to Kathy's Nephew.
She is such a Sweet Little Lady 
who will be turning two in July...

The party was a huge success and everyone had
a great time celebrating...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Hoilday...Thank A Veteran

What are you plans for this first weekend of Summer?

I have a family funeral this afternoon...
I know, not a good way to start.
This service is truly a celebration of Life,
A very gentle man who loved life and his family...
Tomorrow will be another celebration of life,
A surprise 75th birthday party for a very Special Lady...

Sunday and Monday will be a day of
Parades and Memorial Day services
relaxation with family and friends, 
Pool Side..!!

I'm hoping to get an ice cream cone, too!

Have to bring in the summer on a high note:)

To all my friends,
Have a fun and safe Holiday Weekend..!

Remember to Honor Those Veterans in your area
and those who continue to serve...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

No Farm Needed

Farmhouse Apple Pie

I found this awesome recipe for a custard apple pie
that is tops on my list of all things Good..!!!

I am a huge addict of anything custard..
and if it comes in the form of a Pie,
You'll hear no complaints from me..!

The original recipe states it's a "Cake"
I'm calling it a PIE..

You be the judge...:)

Farmhouse Apple Cake

8 tablespoons unsalted butter – 1 tablespoon for greasing pan, plus 7 more
1/2 cup whole milk
5 Golden Delicious apples
2 large eggs
1-1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Butter a 9 or 10-inch springform pan. You can also wrap the bottom of the pan with tin foil so it doesn’t leak.

Measure the milk into a microwavable measuring cup. Cut 7 tablespoons of butter into pieces and add to the milk. Microwave for a minute or two, until the butter is just melted. Set aside to cool.

Thinly Slice 5-6 Apples of your choice.  If the apples are large, use less amount..

Beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl with a wire wisk until the sugar is dissolved. This take about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour, then add the milk-butter mixture and the vanilla. Blend thoroughly. Quickly stir in the baking powder.

Fold in the sliced apples and pour the mixture into the pan.

Place the pan directly on the floor of the gas oven for 10 minutes. Transfer the pan to the center rack and bake until cake is well browned on top and knife inserted into the center comes out clean, for about an hour longer.

If you have an electric oven, place the pan on the lowest rack for the entire cooking time.

Place the cake on a cooling rack. When cool enough to handle, run a thin knife around the cake and remove the spring-form ring. Serve warm topped with some Ice Cream or Whipped Cream...OR Both!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Butterfly Fields....

Here is a Picture of what I've been working on...

*White Chocolate Butterflies and Dragonflies*

I used regular liquid food color to tint the white chocolate
to the color I wanted for my soft and suddle fluttery friends...

These will be topping off Cupcakes I am 
making for a Surprise 75th Birthday Party this Saturday
for a very special Lady...

She loves butterflies...
And so do I..:)

Hoping the daily thunderstorms and rain 
decide to take a break on Saturday.

Have a fun and safe week....


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring Brings New Babies, Graduation and Weddings....
Meet Miss Abigail....

She is the newest, sweetest little bundle of joy to our family.
Her Mother and My son are 6 weeks a part in age,
and the two were best of buddies..
And now my son needs to catch up...:)

Miss Abigail with her parents...

The dress Abigail is wearing,
was her Mother's dress she wore
at that very same age...
I immediately recognized it on Abigail,
It's the perfect outfit,
because Abigail is the exact image 
of her Mother....

A fun day it was with Miss Abigail...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Yesterday was one of the Nicest Mother's Day...!!

My Son totally out did  himself this year..

I was treated to my morning coffee from my favorite
coffee shop before the eye lids had a chance to open wide..

I was later in the day *spoiled with a
Grilled T-Bone Steak Dinner,
(purchased from my favorite butcher and custom cut)
These babies were over an inch in thickness..
and grilled to perfection of Medium Well,
topping the steak with fresh saute' mushrooms, onions 
and fresh garlic..

Along with the steak....
another favorite of mine,
Crab stuffed baked potatoes....
My son found my recipe and thought he would give it try:)

He did not miss a beat with preparation,
the meal was spectacular!!

Here's to hoping all you "Mother's" had a special day, too!

Have a great week and enjoy this beautiful sunshine...finally:)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

In Honor Of Mother.....

Happy Mother's Day....
To all my friends...
The Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and GodMother...
My wish is for you all to be pampered 
Enjoy YOUR day..!!
My Mother's Day will be spent enjoying
a delicious meal prepared by my Son
and dessert with my Best Friend at our
favorite Ice Cream Shop....


Monday, May 2, 2011

How Sweet The Smell......

Strawberry Fields...Forever

It's that time of year....Sweet Strawberries!

I love strawberries...
I love strawberries fresh from the strawberry patch...
I love strawberries with Ice Cream...
I love strawberries with Ice Cream and Waffles...
I love strawberries chilled with sugar sprinkled on top....
I love strawberries dipped in chocolate...
I love strawberries in my cereal... 
I Love Fresh Strawberries!! 

 And now Pillsbury has given me a new way
to enjoy my Strawberries...

Individual Pie Shells....

This is so easy to do and you can make them a head
and freeze them for when you have some fresh berries
and friends stopping by...

This shell can be filled with any of your
favorite fruit fillings
your desired custard filling.....

Use your imagination and go a bit crazy,
I dare ya...double dare ya!

1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
3/4 teaspoon sugar

Heat oven to 450°F. Remove pie crust from pouch; place flat on work surface. Sprinkle sugar over crust; press in lightly. Cut 6 rounds from crust with 4-inch round cutter or trace 6 rounds with top of large plastic glass and cut out with sharp knife (piece scraps slightly for 6th round). 
Spray back of muffin pan with cooking spray. Fit rounds, sugared side up, alternately over backs of muffin cups. Pinch 5 equally spaced pleats around side of each cup. Prick each pastry generously with fork. 
3      Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes. Carefully remove from muffin cups. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

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