Archive | October 2011

Framed Pincushion

How cool is this….
Not to mention handy!

Framed Pincushion Tutorial

Framed Pincushion Using Larger Frame




Recipe Links

More recipe links…
I have not tried these yet however I did print them out for future use!

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork

S’More Brownies

Black Bean Soup With Sweet Potato

Frozen Mudslide

Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake



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.