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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Owl scrapbook Page made with the Imagine

Hello there.. A few weeks ago I made a cute scrapbook page with my cricut imagine. I haven't had time to make anything new in the last few days, so I thought I'd post this to share with you.. I made this for pictures I have of my 34th birthday dinner at P.F. Changs, but I haven't recieved my pictures yet. I am really hoping to have time to make some scrapbook pages and cards this week. I am sure I will make a couple of goodies that I will share with you all too! I hope you all had a great weekend!! Email me with and questions! Thanks for reading my post! Bye for now. ~Heather Lynn

Friday, September 23, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello all..I was craving chocolate chip cookies so I whipped up a batch this afternoon. I am going to share the recipe with you in case you'd like to make some soon! They turned out delicious! Thanks for reading my post! Have a great weekend! ~Heather

Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 cup vegetable shortening

1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar

2 TBSP milk

1 TBSP vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp baking soda

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup coarsely chopped pecan( optional) * I did not add the nuts.

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat shortening and brown sugar in large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in milk, vanilla, and egg. Stir in flour, salt and soda. Blend in chocolate chips and nuts. (if you are using them) Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool for 2 minutes.

If nuts are omitted you can add an extra 1/2 cup of choc. chips.

Mini Album made out of envelopes

Hi everyone, Thank goodness it's Friday! I just recently ordered the Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge from my friend Jackie. (If you need a CTMH rep, let me know and I will hook you up with her) While waiting for it to arrive I found a series of videos by a sweet gal named Vianney using the new cartridge. She made a mini album with envelopes and inspired me to give it a try. Vianney dressed hers up more than I did, but I did actually make one which is good for me! I am always intending to do something and don't make the time to do it. I am going to add a few pictures of my album. I think it turned out pretty cute. If you would like to watch the videos please check out Vianney's channel on you tube here I hope you all have a great weekend! If you have any questions feel free to email me! Thank you for reading! ~Heather

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fresh Peach Pie

So, I made this a couple of weeks ago when going to a friends crop to scrapbook. I have told a few people I would give them this recipe so I thought I'd just post it here to start. This pie is soo easy and soo yummy. I found it originally online, but I tweeked it just a little.

Fresh Peach Pie

3/4 cup sugar
3 TBSP flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dash of salt
5 cups fresh peaches ( I don't peel mine)
2 TBSP butter
unbaked pie crust (recipe below or use your favorite)

Combine sugar, flour, spice and salt..add this to fresh peaches and mix lightly. Pour this into unbaked crust and dot with butter. Top the pie with strips (or owls lol) of crust. Bake in hot oven at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.

NOTE: I beat and egg white and brush on top of crust before baking. I also sprinkle a little sugar and cinnamon on top.

Just in case you need a crust recipe..
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 chilled shortening
4-8 TBSP ice cold water

Blend flour and salt in mixing bowl. Cut chilled shortening into flour mixture until it looks like pea sized crumbs. Sprinkle 4 TBSP cold water over flour mixture and mix gently with a fork. Add more water by the TBSP until it holds together. Refridgerate for at least 30 minutes..roll out with a little flour.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me!
Thanks for reading my blog!

My Fresh Apple Cake

I made an apple cake the other day. My mom gave me the recipe years ago, it is a family favorite! It turns out perfect every time. :) Here is the recipe in case you'd like to try and make it! It is super delicious.

Fresh Apple Cake
2 cups sugar
4 cups apples, chopped, unpeeled
Mix apples and sugar, let stand 30 min. stirring occasionally.
2 eggs
1 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 or 3 tsp cinnamon
After letting the apples and sugar sit together, add eggs, oil, and vanilla. Mix well. In seperate bowl mix baking soda, flour, salt, and cinnamon- Then add to wet ingredients. After mixing well put in cake pan greased with cooking spray. Bake for 45 min. to 1 hour until done (make sure a toothpick come out clean) at 350 degrees.