Hi all! I know it's been a while since I have posted, just have not been in a crafty mood.
I have become obsessed with my nails ever since I discovered nail stamping.
"As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it should not start or end in October, we should always be aware. Remember to do your self-breast exams, send reminder cards to your friends to get their mammograms, and accompany a friend to their appointment. Somehow, some way we have known someone who has battled this terrible disease; some have fought a good fight, but unfortunately, some lost the battle." ~LUFP
God bless them all!
I wanted to share a manicure that I did for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
kahlua brownies w/ brown butter kahlua icing Yield: 16 brownies Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 45 min These are a FUDGY sort of brownie (the best kind)… not a cakey brownie to be found in this bunch.
Ingredients: BROWNIES: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons Kahlua (or another coffee liqueur), divided
ICING: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter 2 Tablespoons kahlua 1 Tablespoon whipping cream 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar (more or less), sift after measuring
Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 9x9-inch pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Prepare brownies: In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
3. Set a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water (pan shouldn't be touching the water). Place butter and chocolate chips in bowl and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool a bit.
4. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, mix sugar, eggs and 1/2 cup Kahlua. Pour in buttery chocolate mixture and beat until mixed well. Mix in dry ingredients and beat just until combined.
5. Pour brownie batter into prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until top cracks slightly and toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean (it might be slightly gooey on the bottom of the toothpick- that's okay!) Remove brownies from oven and immediately brush warm brownies with 2 Tablespoons of Kahlua. Let brownies cool completely. I like to refrigerate them after they have cooled down a bit.
6. Prepare Icing: Place butter in saucepan and heat until lightly browned. Remove from heat and add Kahlua & whipping cream. Whisk in powdered sugar until you have the consistency that you desire (you should be looking for a thick, smooth icing that is still pourable). Pour on top of cooled brownies and spread to edges to cover completely. Refrigerate until set. Chilled brownies are easiest to cut... use a large, sharp knife, wipe clean after each cut, and you'll get nice, clean cuts.
Tips: *Store brownies in covered container. They're best if eaten within a couple of days.
Just wanted to share the little Teacher Appreciation gifts I made for my Daughter to give to her teachers.
I used Joyslife.com's New Stamp Set "My Hero" and one of her older sets "Everyday Occasions"
the bear piecing and .png bear images are from Designs on Cloud 9's "School Bears" pattern set and the topper I made by welding one of the borders from the "Short Borders 2" set also from Designs on Cloud 9 to a rectangle and adding score lines for easy folding.
and the others are just cute stick figures that fit the type of teachers ie; computer, gym, etc. off the internet
I made this one slightly larger for her main Teacher and paper pieced the bear with the globe.
then on the following ones I did the print and cut method using my Cameo (LOVE)
Below I cut a file that someone shared on a Silhouette forum from vinyl and applied it to a clear acrylic clipboard that I got at Walmart and embellished it with ribbons and flowers to make the other part of her main teachers gift.
Thought I would share another recipe I found that sounds pretty good... Mother's Day is coming soon so I have been looking for something different to make..hence the recipe shares :)
Apple Crisp Pizza Ingredients
Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches) 2/3 cup sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon 4 medium apples (like Gala, Fiji, Braeburn, Empire) peeled and diced into 1/4 inch pieces TOPPING: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup salted butter, softened DRIZZLE: 1/2 cup caramel topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll pastry to fit a 12 inch pizza pan; fold under edges to give the pizza a bit of a raised crust. Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add peeled, diced apples and toss. Arrange the apples in a single layer over the pie crust to completely cover it. For the topping: Combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and butter in a bowl. Mix well. Sprinkle topping evenly over the apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from oven and immediately drizzle with caramel topping. Cut into pizza slices and serve warm with ice cream. Makes 12 servings.
This looked so good that I thought I would share...
Maybe this will be Father's Day Dessert here :)
1 box devils food cake mix, plus ingredients to make the cake 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 jar Smucker's hot caramel ice cream topping1/2 cup chocolate chips 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla 3 snickers candy bars, chopped 1/3 cup peanuts, chopped caramel sauce chocolate sauce
Bake cake in a 9x13-inch pan according to direction on the package.
While cake is baking, mix condensed milk and hot caramel topping until well blended. When the cake is done and while it's still hot, poke holes in it with a fork or straw. Pour milk mixture over the cake. Allow cake to cool completely. Sprinkle chocolate chips over cake.
Hi all! Today I wanted to show you a cute little recycled Skippy Peanut Butter jar. I put the paper piecing on an action wobble - so fitting for this right!? LOL (could not get a photo of it wobbling though)
I used one of the Hot Peppers from the Cinco de Mayo pattern set and one of the labels from Laurie's Labels... both sets are from Designs on Cloud 9.
The sentiment on the label is from one of Joyslife.com's new stamp set "That Tastes Punny"
I plan on collecting the Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels in the jar.
I also wanted to share a shower gift I made ... I decorated a Wilton Cupcake/sheet cake carrier with vinyl then put a cupcake cook book, cupcake wrappers, cupcake tin, sprinkles, cake mix, wooden spoon and towel inside and then wrapped it all up in cellophane with a pretty bow.
the cute little cupcake on the side is from Designs on Cloud 9's Sweets for my Sweet set.
I almost forgot about this weeks DT post, so when I came home from work last night and got the kids all settled into bed, I threw this little card together for my Daughter to write a friend in NC. I used the print and cut feature on the Silhouette Cameo which I LOVE, since I can be an air brain and still get a cute project done in little or hardly any time. I used the "Star Border" (welded to a rectangle) and "Super Boy" patter sets from Designs on Cloud 9 and one of Joylife.com's NEW stamp sets "My Hero" Perfect fit for this cute little super guy.
Hi there. I just wanted to share some memorial tiles I have made for those beloved Fur Babies that have passed and we want something to remember them by.
$15.00 For a 6x6 with Easel back for hanging on a wall or standing on a table top.
I am still working on other breeds.
If your interested in a breed not listed or another type of animal leave me a comment with your email and I will see if I can make one.
If interested email me breed and town for a shipping quote.