Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Its Pumpkin Time!

picture from www.verybestbaking.com

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Pie
1 15 oz can of pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 slightly beaten eggs
3/4 cup half and half or milk
1 unbaked pie shell
In a bowl, combine the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add the eggs. Gradually add the millk, stir until combined. Pour into pie shell or greased pie plate. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle the nut mixture on top. Bake for another 20 minutes.
Caramel Pecan Topping
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 Tablespoons butter, softened

Mix together the ingredients.
**I like to make my pumpkin pie crustless, I am not a fan of crust. Also my mother-in-law can't have gluten so this is perfect for her.

picture from www.verybestbaking.com

I made a pumpkin roll all by myself for the first time last Friday. It turned out beautifully. I did not add the nuts. Also my jelly roll pan is a little to long so I folded my parchment paper about an 1 1/2 on one end to shorten it. Then I placed butter knifes along the fold to keep the batter from over flowing my makeshift dam. For the filling I used fat free cream cheese and lowered the butter to 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons. Don't be intimidated it is actually very easy!

Libby's Pumpkin Roll

1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with parchment paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Optional: sprinkle with nuts.
BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Sprinkle cake with powdered sugar, roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.

TIP: Sprinkle lots of powdered sugar on the towel and on top of cake before rolling up the cake so it will not stick to the towel.

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)

BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Craft: Pay it Forward!

I don't know if anyone looks at my blog any more but I you do you are in for a treat. Lets play a game of sorts.

THE RULES: The first two people to comment get a craft from ME but then those two must do the same on their blogs and offer a craft to their first two comments. Easy enough, right? Also let me know what your favorite color is, to inspire my craftiness.

After you see that you either one or two, please email me with your address so I can send you your craft.

Comments Closed.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


This is my favorite breakfast, MONSTERS also known as German Pancakes! I LOVE them! I make them often. Delicious!
Here is my recipe:

1/4 cup salted butter
6 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Turn oven to 400 degrees. Put butter in 9x13 pan and place in oven while it preheats. Do not let it burn! Mix the rest of the ingredients in a blender till combined. Pour batter in pan and bake for 18-22 minutes. Do not open the oven till Monsters are golden and puffy. Serve with syrup, jam or powdered sugar.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking

I have started to play with digital scrapbooking. Hubby and my friend Amy have been teaching me Photoshop Elements. I really like the program. So far I have done 2 scrapbook pages. Not much but a start. On the first page, the middle picture I actually did some editing. The original is of Audrey sitting on mine and hubby's lap. Hubby did help a little to smooth out the edges. I am so proud of myself!
I have been having a lot of fun downloading free stuff from digital scrapbooking websites. Here are a few sites that I like with great FREEBIES:
shabby princess
free digital scrapbooking
computer scrapbook
your pix
designer digitals
I also like these sites:

Enjoy! Let me know if you have found any fun sites too!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Paper Crimper

Okay Heather, I NEED a paper crimper.
These are too cool. I am so glad to find more ways to use one.
I got this picture from kwernerdesign, she has a tutorial on how to make them! Vahoo!

The previous two pictures are from splitcoaststampers. This was their weekly tutorial plus challenge, they are called sour cream containers. LIGHTBULB I just got it! They look like the personal size containers of sour cream. LOL. I call them paper candy bags. Too cute I am gonna have to make some for Valentines Day. If you don't have a paper crimper I saw some people use staples not as asthetically pleasing but the same shape is acheived. (Like my big words?) Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fun sites

Blogs/websites I frequent:

kwernerdesign stamping, cardmaking, paper crafting

splitcoaststampers stampers gallery, challenges

beckyhiggins lots of stuff, I just took a quick look and I will be back often

creatingkeepsakes I think the name explains it

betterhomesandgardens Recipes, decorating and crafts

foodnetwork recipes

These are just a few for now! I didn't include any of my shopping sites, okay really dreaming sites. Have fun!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


I am sooooo bummed right now. I found my old memory card and tried to upload my pictures, the files are corrupted. I can't get my pictures. I had pictures of the yummy treats I made for Christmas and the pretty glass tile nativity I made. ARGH!!! Blast. I guess it is a good thing Michael got me new memory cards for Christmas.

This picture is the original inspiration for my project, I found this picture at the http://www.enrichmentcottage.com/ Our Relief Society did these blocks at out Super Saturday in October.