Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Audrey doing a great job mixing the wet ingredients!
Of course she had to do her cutsy pose. I just love it!
And...vwala! The banana bread is done!
There is only one slice left! This is such a moist and yummy recipe! And when you smoother it with peanut butter, you are in heaven!!!
1 stick butter (room temperature)
1 cup sugar
2-3 bananas (I use three)
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. hot water
1 tsp. vanilla (I always let it overflow)
1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
2. Mash the bananas and then add butter, sugar, eggs.
3. In small bowl or cup, add the baking soda and hot water together to disolve soda.
4. Add soda to wet ingredients.
5. Sift flour and nutmeg in seperate bowl and then add to wet ingredients.
6. Beat on medium until completely blended.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Then change temperature to 325 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes or bread might fall apart.
Enjoy! hugs, Ellen
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Stop by http://sittingprettystudio.blogspot.com/ for a chance to win a watercolor portrait of an infant or toddler! Check out some of her work. She does beautiful work. hugs, Ellen
Friday, October 24, 2008
Welcome To Pink Saturday, hosted by Beverly from How Sweet The Sound! Make sure to click on the link, to see what other pinkie bloggers are posting.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
She is having so much fun!
Jane decided to join! Can you tell that Jane is much more sick than Audrey!
Here are the pumpin breads. This recipe makes 2 loafs. With the following recipe, I will have to tweek the time and temperature to work with my oven. It took me 90 minutes to bake. Next time I will bake them at 350 degrees for 60 minutes and probably 325 for the last 30 minutes. I do something similiar with my banana bread. This way the ends and bottom don't overcook. You might have to do the same thing.
Jen's Great Great Grandmoms (NANA) recipe for Pumpkin Bread
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups pumpkin or pie filling
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp oil
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup English walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and sugar in a seperate bowl. 3. Mix the eggs, pumpkin, and oil in a bowl. 4. Then add the dry ingredients together. 5. Beat until well blended. 6. Add the raisins and walnuts mixing by hand. 7. Flour loaf pans. 8. Bake 350 degrees for 60-70 min or until toothpick or knife comes out clean. Recipe makes 2 loaves. Enjoy! We did.
Tip: Smother your slice of pumpkin bread with peanut butter and then you will be in yummy heaven!
Monday, October 20, 2008
This is one of my favorite vintage pyrex patterns, Butterprint Amish Rooster in an aqua blue color. This is the last piece I have. I had a casserole dish and set of nesting bowls but when I moved, they broke. So I use this little guy as my butter dish and my garlic spot! LOL
Here is one of two vintage Lenox figurines that my father bought my mother. When my parents moved, my mom gave them to me for my home. If you enlarge the photo you can see how amazing the mother and childs faces are. Being I love this, it has special meaning to me.
Here is a collection of mini teapots. Doesn't the blue forget-me-nots look so pretty. I have a collection of teapots, teacups and other items related to teatime throughout my house! My mom used to make us tea when we were sick. So my sister and I have really taken that and have continued the tradition in our lives. It is really nice to create traditions because I think that it really helps to cultivate family. And as a mother, I am trying to create sweet memories for my girls! Have a wonderful day. hugs, Ellen
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The winner of the fluffy Goldie clutch, tic tacs and blueberry chapstick is, Anne F. from Momma's Place.
Thank you Hubby!
SECOND PRIZE WINNER!!!
The winner of the book, "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, " by Sarah Ban Breathnach and the petal pink bath pillow is, Kristen from Kristens Creations.
FIRST PRIZE WINNER!!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Candy Cane Cupcake Pin Cushion
Close up of cupcake
Most of these pin cushions are in my etsy shoppe. If you are looking for a specific color combination or specific look for a pin cushion let me know. I love creating custom orders. Have a great day! hugs, Ellen
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Make sure to stop by Jan's blog to see who else is posting pretty roses today.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Close up of cupcake.
Pin cushions I have made. I am always happy to create custom order pin cushions. Just leave me a post! hugs, Ellen
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Third Prize: A fluffy Goldie clutch, tic tacs and blueberry chapstick.Thank you to Bev at How Sweet The Sound for hosting PINK SATURDAY. Make sure to check out other bloggers who post their pink pretties. http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/09/pink-saturday---september-13.html?cid=130530330#comments
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I have decided to have a giveaway. I will be posting the giveaway starting Saturday 11th and will run it for one week. Details will be givin in Saturdays Post. What a better day to start on , "Pink Saturday." So check back this weekend. I am so excited because this will be my first one. Have a wonderful evening. hugs, Ellen
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I am so sad! My sister left today. Right now she is in the air flying her way back to California. Sandra was here for two weeks and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish we lived closer because I definately don't get to see my little sister as much as I would like. Audrey and Jane are sad too. So we have been hanging around the house and lovin' on each other. Lots of hugs & kisses. I cannot tell you how many times I have had to remake their "Nests" today. The nest is a mound of blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, and a book or two, with each girl sitting in the middle. The whole nest thing started when I called my lap the nest. Both girls still love to sit in, "Mommies Nest." Funny how these thing are created. I love it. So I have to say, "poor hubby!" He will be coming home tonight from work to a house full of sad girlie girls!!!
Warmest Hugs, Ellen