Monday, October 26, 2009

Sad day!

A dear friend lost her beloved kitty, Mac, this weekend. I gave my kitties lots of extra love when I heard the news. It is heartbreaking losing a pet and especially so when you must make the decision to put them down. We cannot prolong their suffering for our own selfish reasons but it is the most difficult thing to do.

God Bless Mac!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Giveaway at Cinnamon Berry Lane Primitives!

Run, run, run as fast as you can and enter to win a wonderful primitive Santa! He is prim perfect!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Caramel Corn Recipe

I see so many bloggers listing recipes and since I am crazy over recipes, I thought I'd share a few of my tried and true favorites from time to time. This caramel corn is to die for and so very easy to make. Nothing says Fall to me like caramel corn! I do hope you enjoy this!

Caramel Popcorn


12 cups popped popcorn, (do not use microwave popcorn)
1 (9.75-ounce) can (2 cups) whole cashews
1 (5-ounce) bag (1 1/2 cups) pecan halves
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda

Drizzle Ingredients:

1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 1/2
teaspoons shortening
cup white baking chips

Heat oven to 250°F. Place popcorn, cashews and pecans in large roasting pan.

Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil (7 to 8 minutes). Continue boiling 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.

Pour butter mixture over popcorn mixture in pan; stir well. Bake for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven; place onto waxed paper or parchment paper. Cool completely. (DO NOT BREAK INTO PIECES.)

Place chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening into resealable plastic food bag. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) for 30 to 45 seconds; knead bag. Continue microwaving at 15 second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn mixture. Repeat with white baking chips and remaining 1/2 teaspoon shortening, microwaving on MEDIUM-HIGH (70% power). Drizzle over popcorn mixture. Let stand until chocolate is set (3 to 4 hours). Break popcorn mixture into pieces.

Store in container with tight-fitting lid or resealable plastic food bag.

Recipe Tip
Chocolate and white baking chips can be melted separately with shortening in a small bowl in microwave or in small saucepan over low heat until melted. Drizzle chocolate mixtures with fork or spoon.

Christmas listing has begun!

I just listed some rag quilt Christmas stockings in my Etsy store. Sadly Halloween crafting is over and now it is time to start a new holiday. We crafters are always ahead of our time LOL

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Find me on Etsy and eBay!

Won't you be so kind as to take a look at my items at Etsy and eBay? Just click the links to the right and they'll take you there! Thank you :)

Fantastic Giveaway!

Run straight over and enter to win a fabulous goodie package from oodlekadoodleprimitives. You don't want to miss out on this one!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Free epattern from Olde Homestead Barn!

Run and hurry to get a great free Pumpkin Harvest Centerpiece e pattern from Olde Homestead Barn :)

Giveaway at A Primitive Gathering!

Run on over to A Primitive Gathering and enter to win some wonderful goodies!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wow, this long, really?

I cannot believe it has been so long since I posted anything here! Time flies when you are having fun or so they say!