Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Decorating is almost done

I am trying to get stuff made for farmer's market and at the same time get my house decorated.  LOVE fall!  Here are a few of the things I made for myself.   The grapevine angel makes such a welcoming arrangement.  I do offer those for sell in my ETSY STORE. 

 Took the "witch's is in" wreath to the market and sold it. Had priced it high enough I figured I could keep it. But a gentleman from IN decided he needed it more than I did :). I had bought the wood stocking at a trade show in OH so it was the last one.

One corner of my living room.  My youngest son and I painted the bench in the corner together when he was like eight or nine.  It was a flea market find.  The day we painted it was so cold we could only stay outside for a moment or two at a time.  I cherish that memory. 

Here in Kentucky we stack our pumpkins beside the door. I started making these grapevine witch's hats a few years ago. They are labor intensive but I love the look.  I had to try out pumpkins to find just the right ones.  Kind of like trying on an outfit but the opposite.

 Easy monogram pumpkin wreaths for kid's doors or to place along a driveway, door, etc.  I sell these at the Farmer's Market as well.  Polka dotted ribbon and deco mesh bow finish it off.  These are also easy to ship and they are $11 plus shipping if anyone would like one.  They are also a great teacher's gift.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Snickerdoodle Muffins

The taste of wonderful Snickerdoodle Cookies in a warm, mini muffin just welcomes your love. Anyone that knows me knows I love making mini muffins. While some recipes are family secrets this one isn't. Ever since I saw a labor intensive recipe for these on line and tried it, I just knew there should be an easier, less messy way to get that same great flavor. After many attempts and lots of shared muffins with family and friends I developed this quick, easy and lessy messy way to get those wonderful muffins.

By Lynne Carey

One box of KRUSTEAZ Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix (ignore all directions on box)
One large egg
One stick of butter, softened at room temp (don't melt and add hot butter to mix)
1/4 c. water
3 tbs. milk
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray mini muffin tins with PAM or cooking spray. Open box and set the cinnamon sugar mix aside. Add all other ingredients to large bowl and stir to create dough. Stir till well mixed and it pulls away from edges of bowl, scrap down sides. Sprinkle 2/3rds of the cinnamon sugar mix over the dough stirring to swirl it in. I do 1/3 and stir then the other 1/3 and stir. Reserve the other 1/3 to sprinkle over the tops. Scoop and drop into mini muffin tins (2/3 full). When all tins are filled sprinkle remain mix over the tops before placing in oven. Bake 12-15 minutes or until tops are set. Check with toothpick or knife. The smell is awesome and is a good indicator of doneness as well. Makes 34-36 mini muffins.

If sharing the recipe please give credit or link to my blog. Enjoy!!!