Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pages In Time "Layout Of The Week"

I am so excited...my "1943" got picked for LAYOUT OF THE WEEK. I really appreciate that Karen. I also really appreciate all the NEW DT team for all their wonderful comments.

Karen (owner of "Pages Of Time" has chosen a new Design Team...6 girls and , let me tell you, they do fabulous work. Karen also has kits every month...now, I have not had the privilege of receiving any of these yet...they sell out within hours!!!!!!!But, what I have seen...are gorgeous!!!!!I hope I get my hands on one this month.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just the BARE facts

Here is my latest creation....I love this layout of my grandson EZRA...He was only 3 mos old and the happiest baby around. I used a couple of strips of Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird" and also some chipboard stickers from the same line. Did a little stitching and added a FEW buttons. The cs is Bazzill, red ric rac from my stash.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Websters Pages 12 Day Christmas Crop

Today was the first day of the crop...LUCY EDSON maid this gorgeous frame...you gotta go se it. I'll try to post A PICfor you but you really need to go for the pdf to print out. Fantastiv propject.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cookies sweet & salty

2nd day of the fabulous "Die Cut Divas" blog hop....so many wonderful recipes and sooo many calories...but, my butt is big enough......hehehe here is my recipe...oh so good!!!

Crispy Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated

The original recipe didn’t have white chocolate in it, but it really works wonderfully in here. Even if you’re a dark chocolate fan. Watch out, use the good stuff and this may even convert you.

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon table salt
14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

6 ounces good-quality white chocolate bar, chopped (not “white chocolate” chips; they’re almost always artificial. I am adamant about this.)

1/2 teapoon flaky sea salt (like Maldon or fleur de sel) (for sprinkling on top)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and table salt in a medium bowl.

2. Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula, then add egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Scrape down bowl again. Add flour mixture gradually and mix until just incorporated and smooth. Gradually add oats and white chocolate and mix until well incorporated.

3. Divide dough into 24 equal portions, each about 2 tablespoons. Roll between palms into balls, then place on lined baking sheets about 2 1/2 inches apart. Using fingertips, gently press down each ball to about 3/4-inch thickness.

4. Sprinkle a flake or two of sea salt on each cookie

5. Bake until cookies are deep golden brown, about 13 to 16 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through. Transfer baking sheet to wire rack to cool.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Here is my recipe to finish off the awesome "Die Cut Diva" blog hop.

Dorito Pie

1# ground beef
1/2 bag Dorito Chips ( I prefer "Salsa Verde")
1 jar of salsa
grated cheddar cheese
sour cream

Fry the ground beef until it is done. Drain. In 9 X 9 pan cruch the dorito chips up...add the salsa and ground beef and mix. Add the cheddar cheese on the top and bake in a 350 oven for about 20 minutes. Serve with sour cream, add a salad and any toppings you would like.

A very quick and yummy last minute dinner


Here is where all the action is!!!!Nov 9 & 10. Wonderful recipes, great recipe pages !!!!

Die Cut Diva

Wow, over at "Die Cut Diva" they are having a recipe blog hop. they have a kit with my favorite(at the moment) Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird" recipe book!!!Those gals have some awesome pages and everyone of them has at least one recipe. When you complete the blog hop you need to link up to "Die Cut Divas" with a link to your site...with a RECIPE!!! So here is my favorite in a hurry dinner.....so simple, quick and yummy!!!!

Dorito Pie

1# ground beef
1/2 bag of any flavor Doritos....I prefer Salsa Verde
1 jar thick Salsa
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream...any other things you would like, olives, green onions, etc

Fry the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain. In a 9 X 9 baking dish, crunch up Doritos pretty good. Then add the salsa, ground beef and stir together. Sprinkle as much cheese on it as you like. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. That's it...serve with salad and you have a very quick dinner .

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Look at this pretty blog candy for you to win.....All you have to do is go to
http://www.papersecreats.com and follow the directions which are to post to your blog, facebook, whatever and then a link back to them....How easy is that????