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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mini Pies

Sorry guys, I made these a long time ago and am just getting around to posting them now. It's been so long though that I don't even know what recipe I used. But I can tell you that they are super easy!

All you have to do is make a normal, basic pie crust recipe. Roll out the crust and cut circles from it. Spray (or use baking cups) a cupcake pan and line each cup of the pan with a circle of pie crust dough. 

Mine are apple pies. To make with apples, first toss apples with a tablespoon of melted butter and as much cinnamon sugar as you want. Then each cupcake cup with apples. Cut strips from the pie crust and lay them across the top.

Bake for about 20 min. at 350 degrees.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

5 Step Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread

You will need:
1/2 cup of blueberries
4 oz. cream cheese
Your favorite bread recipe.
Mine can be found a few posts down.

Step 1: Make your favorite bread recipe. When the dough is done, you don't have to wait for it to rise- that part will come later.

Step 2: Roll out your dough in a rectangle. It doesn't matter how big or small.

Step 3: Spread cream cheese all over the dough and sprinkle blueberries on top.

Step 4: Roll up the dough (like making cinnamon rolls) and cut into slices. Place the slices into your bread pan. Cover and let rise for as long as your bread recipe calls for (mine is an hour).

Step 5: Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until top is browned. When done, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More FREE halloween Printables

I have MORE free halloween Printables for you to download! Below is just a sample of what I have. There is also matching patterned paper, cupcake wrappers, cupcake labels, 1 inch universal labels, halloween party food labels, and a "happy halloween" banner. 
Water Bottle Labels

Straw/ Toothpick Flags

I also have some matching halloween candy labels in my etsy shop at this link: halloween candy labels

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Printable Halloween Freebies

Hey everyone!  So I created this halloween party pack that you can get for FREE. I'm not so tech savvy at this blog thing. I don't know how to upload PDF documents for you all to download. I can pretty much just type stuff, upload pictues, and push publish. So if anyone out there has knowledge or advice on how to do this, it would be much appreciated.

So for now if you would like these files, please leave me a comment with your e-mail address in the comment section below, and I will e-mail you all the PDF files shown in the pictures below this sentence. 

It includes (in the order the pictures are shown):
Cupcake wrappers
Happy Halloween Banner
Food/ Potion ingredient Labels
Polka dot pattern
Stripe pattern
Thank you tags and cupcake wrappers
Water bottle labels and straw/toothpick flags

Disclaimer: You may print these out as many times as you would like and even share them with all your friends, co-workers, family, etc. You may not use these files for resale or commercial purposes. I retain all copyrights for the designs. Thank you!

Shameless Promoting: Visit my etsy shop for more great printables!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Etsy Shop Items

Here are some new items just added to my shop (click to enlarge). 

 Love Birds. This would make a great wedding gift.

 Animal Alphabet Print

Bathroom etiquette

Visit for a much larger selection of items. Also, as halloween is coming up, I have a  few great halloween prints. Examples are below. For a discount (20%) on halloween items enter the code halloween20 at checkout
Printable PDF Set of Four Halloween Prints 5x7        Halloween Wall Decor 8x10 PDF Print

Monday, August 6, 2012

Budget Friendly Meals: Chicken Cheese Ravioli

1. Follow the directions for the dough from the above link.

 2. Cook your chicken and while it is STILL HOT, put it in the kitchen aid with the paddle attachment to shred it. 

 3. Grate your cheese.

 4. get out pepper and oregano.

 5. For each ravioli, put a pinch of garlic and oregano and a little bit of chicken and cheese. Go easy on the ingredients because if they are too full, they will not close or will burst open when you cook them.

6. Fold each ravioli in half and press with a fork. Boil for approx. 5 minutes before eating.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Children's Wall Art

I've started on a new line of children's art and thought I would share some of my work with you. These printables can be purchased at This is just a sampling of the great selection of Nursery/ Kids Decor I have. Much more can be found in my shop!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pinterest Garlic Knots and Pepperoni Bites

The other day I decided to give a couple of my pinterest recipes a whirl and I would just like to say that the results were scrumptious.

First were these garlic knots. I used my standard dough recipe. Here it is for you for the bajillionth time:

1 tbsp. yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp. salt

Put yeast and sugar in bowl. Add water and stir with spoon. let sit for 10 minutes as yeast activates. Add flour, oil, and salt. Mix for 6 minutes on speed 1 on your kitchen aid. Let rise for 45 min.- 1 hour. 

 After the dough is done rising, roll out "snakes" one foot long and tie them in a knot.

 Top with butter, garlic, oregano, and parmesan cheese. Bake on 350 until they start to brown. yum!

Next up are the pizza bites. Use the same dough recipe as above. Roll out 3-4 inch circles. In the middle of your circle put a slice of pepperoni, a thick slice of cheese, and another pepperoni. Pinch up the sides over the toppings. Sorry I don't have pictures of this whole process. It's really easy- I promise!  

DON'T PUT SAUCE IN THESE- It will turn into a fat mess. You can dip them in a dipping sauce when they are finished cooking.

Bake at 350 until golden brown. Brush tops with garlic butter and oregano.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Budget Friendly Meals- Spinach Cheese Rolls

You will need:
your favorite dough recipe
grated cheese of your choice
fresh spinach
1 chicken breast
cream cheese
green onion
garlic powder

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
Make your favorite dough. I found a lot of recipes for this that used Pepperidge Farm Puff Pasty if you want to take the easy way out on this.

 Cook 1 chicken breast. When it is done, mix it in your kitchen aid with the paddle attachment and it will shred the chicken for you!!

 Roll out your dough in a long rectangular shape.

 Spread cream cheese on dough and add all toppings (Chopped green onion and spinach, grated cheese, and shredded chicken.) sprinkle with garlic and pepper.

Roll it up.

 Cut into slices and place on baking sheet.

 Bake for approx. 10 minutes.

Enjoy! Recipe make 3 dozen.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Whole Lot of New Stuff

For those of you who don't follow me on pinterest or etsy, here are some of the new products I have come out with lately: 

If you are interested in purchasing, my etsy shop is

Saturday, June 16, 2012

How did the dinosaurs die?

I was rummaging through all my files on my computer trying to do a little cleanup and ran across this:

I have no idea where it came from or why I have it, but maybe it will make you smile or snort milk out your nose. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Homemade Cream Puffs


1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup boiling water
4 eggs

-Sift flour with salt
-In saucepan, boil water. Then on low heat, add butter until melted.
-Add flour mixture, stirring until it forms a ball and leaves sides of pan.
-Remove from heat.
-Add unbeaten eggs one at a time, beating well.

On cookie sheet, drop tablespoon sized balls 2 inches apart. Bake for approx. 15 minutes at 425 degrees and another 10 at 375 degrees. 

When cool, slice in half.

Fill with vanilla pudding. Or whipped cream.

Put back together.