Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Quotes.... cooler

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. 
 William Shakespeare

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch.... Rainy...cooler

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups rolled oats
10 T. melted margarine
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups raw rhubarb, diced
2 cups strawberries, cut in half
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 T. cornstarch
1 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla

 Mix first 5 ingredients until crumbly. Press 1/2 into greased 9x13 pan. Cook sugar, cornstarch and water until thick and clear, add vanilla, strawberries and rhubarb, pour over crust in pan. Sprinkle rest of crumb mixture over all and pat lightly. Bake 350 for 35-40 minutes, till bubbly and lightly browned.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NEW items & a SALE ..... Partly sunny , warm

New Items listed this week in our Etsy Store & don't forget our 25% off Jewelry sale too! 
Retro Clothespin apron

Spring Jewelry sale! ALL jewelry 25% off with this coupon code: JEWELRYSALE17, just enter when you check out for your discount!
Ruffle baby hats

Set of three shabby hearts just $10.00


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Quotes

"And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its' wintry rest"
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lemon Thumbprint Cookie.... partly Cloudy... very warm

As with many old timey recipes, there are a lot of versions of how thumbprint cookies came about and just when they date back to. But regardless of all that, the fact remains that they are a well known cookie reminiscent  of 'the good old days' when Grandma still baked cookies with the grandkids while wearing her apron!
This recipe is quite simple, and the tender flaky cookies, show off the filling wonderfully. Traditionally thumbprints are filled with jam or jelly and though that will work beautifully in these, in springtime when we have so many eggs I love them filled with our Homemade Lemon curd recipe HERE

1 cup butter, very soft
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsps Almond extract
2 cups flour

1 cup homemade or prepared Lemon curd (cooled completely)

Mix butter and sugar together till very creamy, add extract.
Add flour and still well, it will be very crumbly at first, keep stirring, it will come together into a nice silk ball, cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for an hour (longer is fine too).
Lightly dust hands with flour and pinch off small balls of dough, roll into a ball about 1 inch in size place on ungreased cookie sheet and as you set down use your thumb to make an indentation in center of cookie. You can place them quite close together as they hardly spread at all.
When all your cookies are formed, take a teaspoon and place a dollop of lemon curd in indentation (don't overfill--about 1/2 a tsp. will do it) Bake at 350*15-18 minutes. Cookies will be slightly firm to the touch but will not brown. Remove from tray to a wire rack and cool completely.

Glaze: Mix together 1/2 cup powdered sugar and enough lemon juice (about a teaspoon)  to make a glaze that is thick but will easily drizzle off the end of a spoon, glaze cookies and serve!!!


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