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Continue Reading February 16, 2012 at 9:50 am 2 comments

double-chocolate brownies

Deep, dark, decadent… just as it is described….
She who must not be named was right when she picked this recipe as one of the best sweet sensations. This is a must make again and soon.

Double Chocolate Brownies

June 3, 2011 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

mint chip ice cream pie – skip it

I find that recipes from Real Simple are disappointing. Maybe that’s the reason I stopped getting the magazine. Here is a recipe I have saved for nearly 2 years and just tried it out last weekend for a BBQ. Huge bust. They are better on their own, a bowl of ice cream and a chocolate rice krispie square.

Recipe from Real Simple July 2009

June 2, 2011 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

kringle – closest this girl can get east of the Mississippi

Not at all like the real thing but very close and very tasty all the same.
INGREDIENTS
1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened (do not use margarine spread)
Water
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 teaspoons milk
3 tablespoons chopped pecans, if desired

DIRECTIONS
Heat oven to 375┬░F. Remove pie crust from pouch; place flat on ungreased large cookie sheet.
In medium bowl, mix 2/3 cup pecans, the brown sugar and butter. Sprinkle over half of pie crust to within 3/4 inch of edge. Brush edge with water; fold pie crust over filling. Move kringle to center of cookie sheet. Press edge with fork to seal; prick top with fork.
Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk until smooth and desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm kringle. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons pecans. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Cut into wedges.

Easy Danish Kringle Recipe from Pillsbury

May 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm 1 comment

Strawberry advice

Straight from the growers at Fairwinds farm in Topsham, ME.

  • Cut berries down to 1 inch -right after picking
  • Fertilize In fall
  • November cover in straw
  • In spring (April) remove straw and fertilize
  • Pick in the 3rd week in June

May 17, 2011 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

pig party hats and party snouts

Piggie hats

piggie hats and snouts

I got this idea from Creative Party Blog and put my own spin on it. The hats and snouts were a BIG hit!

pig cupcake banner birthday party link

February 11, 2011 at 12:00 am 2 comments

artificial flower arrangements

Floral centerpiece

pink flower arrangement

There is nothing better than a “real’ flower arrangement but we live in the “real” world. Fresh flowers cost big bucks and don’t last long. I have recently discovered the local dollar store where I scored these beauties. Simply plucking the flower heads from the stems and sticking them in stryofoam balls created these mini flower balls. I got alot of compliments and I can store them and use them next year as well! Win/win.

pig cupcake banner birthday party link

February 9, 2011 at 12:33 am 2 comments

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