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Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Kitchen Curtains

I made new curtains for my little kitchen window. It is an adorable vintage style print.

A close up of the print....

What d'ya think?

Amish Baked Apple Pancakes - Yum!

Thanks to a recipe from fellow blogger Morning Ramble, I found this recipe for homemade Amish Baked Apple Pancakes. It was wonderfully fantastic!

Amish Baked Apple PancakesIngredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick/2 oz./56g) butter
1 Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices (I used a Macintosh, and it was good!)
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
(I added a dash of cinnamon to the batter)
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

preheat oven to 450 degrees F/230 degrees C.
Melt butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over moderate heat, (remove 2 tablespoons of melted butter and place in a mixing bowl.) Add apple slices to skillet and cook, turning over once, until beginning to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. While apple is cooking, add milk, flour, eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt to butter in mixing bowl and blend until smooth. I use a whisk.
Pour batter over apple and transfer skillet to oven.
Bake in preheated oven until pancake is puffed and golden, about 15 minutes.
Dust with confectioners sugar or add a bit of maple syrup, then serve immediately.
Makes 2-4 servings.
Note: in order to get a nice looking pancake that puffs up on the sides, make certain the skillet is hot when you add the batter !

The pancake comes out very large and will serve 4 large portions! We had ours with sausage and a bit of hash browns.

I will be definitely be making this again!

Here is a pic of when it came out of the oven. My electric oven is weird so it did not brown on the top as I would have liked but it was delish!

Here it is all dished up and ready for consumption. YUM!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I have been inspired!

After reading Jolly Bee's blog about homemade cranberry sauce, I had to try to make my own. I followed the trail back to the original William Sonoma recipe and it smells wonderful!!
I will NEVER go back to canned cranberry sauce!

Here is a pic of it on the stove and one of the finished product. (I think I need to find a more suitable bowl!)

I cannot wait for a wonderful family meal at my sister's house. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Good food, good company and no other expectations.

I wish all of you a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving holiday. <3

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A very busy day today - my latest creations for etsy

Made a set of wash/dish cloths and some Christmas ornaments for my shop on etsy.com....sooner or later I will have a good selection! :o)

Monday, November 15, 2010

What I did over the weekend...

I did a little crocheting.....

Here is my pretty dishcloth. Almost makes washing the dishes fun!

Here is the swiffer pad I made - not sure how it got dirty on the top, since you use the bottom!

Here is the bottom - eeewww! It sure is dirty. Good thing these are washable and reusable. I better get busy and make a few more, so I can wet mop all of the doggie dirt up!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Christmas for the grand daughters....

Started my project for my three grand daughter's Christmas presents. I will post pics after they are finished!