Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Felt Ornament

Felt Christmas Ornament

I just ran across these and thought it was cute and simple.

Can be found at:

http://www.thingsforboys.com/2012/11/felt-christmas-ornaments.html

Cranberry Dessert

1 1/2 teaspoon melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups washed fresh cranberries uncooked
Mix well and place in 6 greased custard cups or 8 muffin cups.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Sauce:
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
Melt butter then add other ingredients.  Boil for 3 to 4 minutes.  Keep warm over hot water.  Serve the muffins covered with sauce in small dessert bowls.  Keep extra sauce handy for those who want more.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Italian Love Cake

I was recently given this recipe and have not tried it yet.  I think it sounds good so will share.

1 box fudge marble cake mix
2 15 oz tubs ricotta cheese
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (3 3/4 oz) pkg. instant pudding   (milk chocolate or your choice)
1 cup milk
8 oz carton whipped topping

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour a 13X9 pan.  Mix cake mix according to directions. Pour in pan.  Combine the ricotta, sugar, eggs, and vanilla mixing well.  Spoon over unbaked cake.  Bake for 1 hour and let cool.  Mix pudding with milk then fold in whipped topping.  Spread over the cake top.  Cover and store in fridge.

A Gift Box

In the past years at times for Christmas I have given boxes like these (and others) with wrapped gifts inside.  I will wrap the inside gifts separately and put the name tag on a ribbon I put around it!  Can find several items on clearance or cheaper if you are on the look out.  I have put in dishtowels, candles and lotions from Bath&Body, soxs, kitchen utensils, perfume, puzzle books, etc.

They have a box to use how they want and other useful items.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

No Cook Fudge

16 oz pkg of powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 cup butter melted and cooled
Combine sugar, peanut butter, vanilla and cocoa in a mixing bow. then add butter.  Mix well spread into a buttered 8X8 dish.  Chill cut into small squares.
Makes 24 servings

Cute way for cookies as a gift

When giving sugar cookies make them in shape of ornaments, frost and put into an ornament box for the container.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Teigan met the sheep

Teigan finally got to meet the sheep.  This is a pet ewe that Jaymee raised on a bottle.  We thought it wouldn't make it but she brought it thru. So tame will follow you anywhere.  Getting pretty old.  She is 10 I am thinking.