Friday, December 25, 2009

It has arrived....

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

I wish you and your family's a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy 2010!

Karen

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Furkids.



Cranberry Harvest....




Here are a couple of pictures of the Cranberry Harvest that I thought you might enjoy...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Lots of snow..


Well, we are supposed to be getting a big dump of snow here tonight and tomorrow. We just have a little inch or so dusting now. Just hoping the power doesn't go out.

I just love looking out at the falling snow. It makes everything look so beautiful as it sparkles.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday Season!

Christmas Decorating...






Getting some Christmas decorating done. There is still lots to do.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Budweiser commercial....Respect.

This Budweiser Commercial was aired only
one day, on the anniversary of 911, and it was never aired
again because it was not to promote their products,
but as a tribute to all
of those who were lost that day.......

video

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe Giveaway!!

Brenda over at Pumpkin Patch Primitives is having a spectacular giveaway. It is the beautiful fabric Pumpkins & Spice from Red Rooster by Whimsicals. A whole fat quarter bundle, if you can believe that!!
So head on over to her website http://pumpkinpatchprimitivesquiltshoppe.blogspot.com/ and check it out for yourself. Don't miss out!

Karen

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Table Runner



I just finished this table runner. It is done all in homespuns. I think it looks pretty good.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Other signs of Fall....



Just some more photos. Pumpkin Pie and my beautiful fall mums...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin Cheesecake.


I thought I'd share this pumpkin cheesecake recipe with everyone. It is one of the best I have ever tasted and always a hit.

It is from Emeril Lagasse.









Recipe

Ingredients...

1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup finely ground pecans
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (divided)
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
Three 8 ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
One 15-ounce can solid pack pumpkin puree
1/4 cup heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Combine the cracker crumbs, pecans, brown sugar, and 1.2 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a medium bowl. Mix in the melted butter. Press the mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom and about an inch up the sides of an ungreased 9-inch springform pan.

3. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and the nutmeg in the bowl of an electric mixer on low speed until smooth and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the eggs and yolks and beat just until blended. Mix in the pumpkin and cream. Spread the batter in the pan and place it on a baking sheet.

4. Bake until the centre is nearly set. 60 to 70 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.

5. Carefully run a sharp knife between the cake and the sides of the pan. Remove the sides of the pan. Cool completely on the rack before covering tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Refrigerate until well chilled before serving, at least 4 hours or up to 2 days.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A couple of quilts that I've made....





Just thought I'd put a couple of pictures up of some of the quilts that I've made.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Just want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!
From The Olde Saltbox