September 11, 2015

firemenOn this solemn day, as we all take a moment to remember the innocent victims and selfless heroes impacted by 9/11, our thoughts and prayers go out to all who were lost and those who grieve them.  Many people continue to be touched by this tragedy.  For those of you who have given to our country through personal sacrifice or through the service of loved ones, we owe you our deepest gratitude.

 

Mini Fall Pumpkin Pie Croissants

After a l o n g HOT Summer we finally have some cooler air.  That gets me thinking of FALL foods, pumpkin in particular.  I LOVE pumpkin pie, cookies, bread, empanadas, cheesecake, pretty much anything you put pumpkin in.  So I’m sharing this fun and easy Mini Pumpkin Pie Croissant recipe with you.  Hope you enjoy them!  Happy Fall!

These start with 2 tubes of Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls.  Roll each crescent roll out and cut lengthwise in 2. This recipe will make 32 mini croissants. Each croissant will get a generous teaspoon of this luscious cream cheese pumpkin pie filling: 4 oz. (1/2 block) of softened cream cheese 1 cup of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) 1 – 2 T pumpkin pie spice (adjust to taste) 3 – 4 T sugar (granulated or powdered; adjust to taste if you want the filling sweeter) Beat the above ingredients together until fluffy and creamy and spread about one teaspoon of filling over each triangle of dough.  Mix together 4 T sugar and 1 T pumpkin pie spice and roll each pumpkin pie croissant in it!  Bake at 375* for about 13-15 minutes.  (this time is for baking on a stone) – you want them to be lightly browned and the dough baked through.

September 2012 Handmade Card Class

Here’s a pic of the cards we made in the September 2012 Kathy’s Handmade Card Class. Kits are still available.

My next classes will be:

Hemstitched Heirlooms – October 16th 6-8 pm

Sandy Hobby Lobby – October 20th 6-8 pm

We will be making a vintage Thanksgiving card, a subway art Thanksgiving card, our 2nd Christmas card, and one other card.  You can pay for a class or kit by going to “Pages” at the right and clicking on “Pay for Classes and Kits”

Hope to see you soon!

Beautiful Hanging Leaves

I LOVE the Fall.  The crispness in the air, the harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the turning leaves.  Have you noticed how beautiful the leaves are this year?  Bring some into the house and hang them in the window for a fun fall display.  Imagine the reds, oranges, yellows, and greens welcoming in the fall.

1. Melt bleached beeswax over a double boiler.  Dip leaves in wax one at a time, holding by stem. gently shake off excess wax.

2. Hang leaves on clothespins to dry. Some may be dipped again, depending on desired look; let dry between coatings. Hang finished leaves from lengths of fishing line or ribbon.

9/11

On this solemn day, as we all take a moment to remember the innocent victims and selfless heroes impacted by 9/11, our thoughts and prayers go out to all who were lost and those who grieve them.  Many people continue to be touched by this tragedy.  For those of you who have given to our country through personal sacrifice or through the service of loved ones, we owe you our deepest gratitude.

 

9/11

On this solemn day, as we all take a moment to remember the innocent victims and selfless heroes impacted by 9/11, our thoughts and prayers go out to all who were lost and those who grieve them.  Many people continue to be touched by this tragedy.  For those of you who have given to our country through personal sacrifice or through the service of loved ones, we owe you our deepest gratitude.