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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Halloween Treat : Witches Hats

Here it is a super cute and easy recipe perfect for after school treats or an easy weeknight dessert. I simply love to surprise my family with seasonal goodies. They are always so much fun and the conversations that are to be had run from how cute and I remember .... Why not surprise your bunch with a special Halloween treat such as witches hats.

2 fudge striped cookies
2 Hershey kisses (milk or dark chocolate)
orange gel icing
orange colored sugar
Place the cookies, striped side down on a plate. Dab a little gel icing around the center of each cookie. Place a Hershey kiss on top of the gel icing, pressing down to stick. Dab some gel icing on the tip of the Hershey kisses. Sprinkle orange sugar over icing.
Makes 2 witches hat cookies

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sweet Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

1 cup

 Today, October 7 is national pumpkin day so for a sweet treat why not try some baked up pumpkin seeds

pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
1 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Once the innards are scraped from the pumpkin or squash, remove the seeds from the squishy, stringy stuff, rinse and spread out to dry.  Preheat oven to 375  In a bowl combine melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Toss in seeds; mix until seeds are coated well.  Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake until toasted and slightly browned, about 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through. Watch carefully to avoid burning as all ovens vary on cook times. Remove from oven, and let cool before serving.
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Sunday, October 6, 2013


No matter how big the baby gets it seems there are always more things that they can use, they want and you want for them. I would love to win this $50 Babies R Us gift card. I entered a giveaway over on the blog The Bragging Mommy in order to have a chance in this giveaway that is sponsored by Carters Giveaway ends October 8 , 2013 want your chance as well? then head over and enter this giveaway

Siamese Cats

This is a picture of my friends cats. They so remind me of the lady and the tramp son 

shoofly muffins

When I was a child Rockhome Gardens was a common place for our family to visit. The beauty that would be found here I have never forgot and one day plan to return with my own family. One of the things that my mother always wanted when she visited was to eat at the restraint and enjoy a piece of their shoofly pie. Oh the flavors in this pie was one that my mother enjoyed with intensity and I would be surprised to find out later in life when I spent the holidays with my husbands family that my mother in law always served a dessert that was very much like my mothers beloved shoofly pie.

Shoofly pie or what my mother in law would have called chess pie is a delicious piece of many customs. Both the Pennsylvania Dutch and Southern Cooking makes this delicious pie a tradition.
The pie may get its name because the sweet molasses odor attracts flies that must be "shooed" away.  The difference between the chess pie and the shoofly pie are the layers.

Shoofly Muffins are a sweet little dessert that have a wonderful topping like the shoofly pie and oh my the taste will bring back yummy memories

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup molasses
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract   

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 18 muffins cups with paper liners. In a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add butter and mix with a fork or your hands until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup of mixture for topping. Stir remaining ingredients into flour mixture.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Sprinkle reserved topping mixture over batter, distributing evenly. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out dry. Cool 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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