Thursday, October 10, 2013

Gifted Crafts

 Okay . . .not necessarily gifted by me . . . but made for my mother to give as gifts:)

 Hot Pads

Diaper/Wipes Pouch (I'm loving this one!!)

and Diaper Bag:)

A hint of some of the things you might find at our yearly Artisan Fair Bazaar!
Of course, there will be plenty of other types of things there, as well!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lazy Dazy Cake

Lazy Dazy Cake

Mix & Let sit 20 minutes:
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cups boiling water

Meanwhile, beat:
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift or Whisk together:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cloves

Add all parts together and beat well.  Pour into a greased 9"x13" pan and bake a 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Meanwhile, make frosting.

Mix together:
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup coconut
1/3 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup melted butter
3 Tbsp. milk

Pour on top of cake and spread evenly right when it comes out of the oven.  Broil for one minute.

Then let it cool off and enjoy warm or at room temperature!


Not really sure why it's called what it's called . . . 
but it's a delicious spice like cake with a coconut sort of frosting.
Tasty & easy to make!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hot Chocolate

with a dollop of whip cream
Perfect for a rainy, cold fall day.

And we must share with little boys who beg to have some, too:)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pumpkin Scones with Glaze & Spiced Drizzle

Pumpkin Scones w/ Glaze & Spiced Drizzle

2 cups flour
7 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons cream
1 egg
6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed

Plain Glaze:
1 slightly heaping cup powdered sugar
2-4 tablespoons cream or milk (or combo)

Spiced Drizzle:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-4 tablespoons cream or milk (or combo)
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch ground nutmeg
pinch ground ginger
pinch ground cloves

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.  Add cold butter and use a pastry cutter to blend butter in.
In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, cream, and egg.  Add to flour mixture and mix until the dough comes together in a ball.  Turn the dough onto lightly floured surface and gently knead 4 or 5 times to bring the dough together; then flatten int a circle 1" thick. Using a pizza cutter, cut into 8 wedges.
Place the wedges on a parchment paper lined baking sheet (separately like you would cookies) and bake at 425 degrees for 14-16 minutes, or until just starting to turn golden brown.  Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
When scones are cool, whisk together the plain glaze ingredients and spoon on to each scone; spread slightly.  Let harden 10 minutes and then whisk together the spiced drizzle ingredients; drizzle on top.  Let harden completely, about 1 hour, before serving.

Would you like to hear a funny story?  While these are absolutely delicious, I just realized I forgot to put the baking powder in these! No wonder they seemed so heavy/dense and didn't rise that much like other scones I've made have risen!  Not sure where my brain was this afternoon though!

But these are absolutely delicious!  And probably even more so if you make them correctly.  Next time we'll see how they turn out:)  Yes ~ there will definitely be a next time!!  Yummy, pumpkin-y, spicy fall goodness!  Enjoy!!

And, oh yes, one other thing!  They're just like dessert:)

And have a wonderful day!