Archive | October 2011

Framed Pincushion

How cool is this….
Not to mention handy!

Framed Pincushion Tutorial

Framed Pincushion Using Larger Frame




Homemade Halloween Treats

I LOVE this time of year and since (gasp!) my work schedule is back to normal (meaning no more working weekends!!) I fully plan on making a few fall treats!

Check out these fun treats!

Homemade Halloween Treats

I am a sucker for caramel apples!


12 crisp apples
1 1/3 cup(s) dark corn syrup
1 1/3 cup(s) granulated sugar
1 1/3 cup(s) light brown sugar
1 1/3 cup(s) heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
3 tablespoon(s) butter
3/4 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract


Line a baking pan with a generously oiled sheet of parchment paper. Push a candy apple stick into the core of each apple.

Combine the syrup, sugars, heavy cream, and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer until the mixture reaches 270 degrees F – about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the butter and vanilla. Let cool for 6 to 8 minutes, until caramel thickens to a toffeelike consistency.

Dip and gently swirl the apples into the caramel and place on the prepared baking sheet. Let cool completely.