Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jerretts Farm Apples

Jerretts Farm on Roan Mountain has a variety of fresh picked apples. Take 143 towards Roan Mtn. State Park, keep going past the visitors center, past the pool, just past Jack's Store turn left on Burbank Road. Go one mile, turn right on Jess Jarrett Road. There are signs at the turns.
You will be greeted with friendly people who are happy to let you sample any apples and will help you choose the variety that will suit your wants. Not only will you get delicious fresh apples at a great price you will be helping local farmers. They should have apples until about mid November. They are not open on Sundays.
Phone number: 772-3284
There are some pretty places to picnic on Roan Mountain.
Apple Filling in a jar makes a nice gift. You could also pair it with frozen pie dough if you like.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp
3 lbs. baking apples, peeled & sliced
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. oatmeal
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
Layer apples in baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle on top of apples. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until apples are soft.
Healthier Apple Crisp
12 apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup fresh ground white wheat flour
1 c. old fashioned oats
1 c. dark brown sugar
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. butter
Layer apples in a large baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle of top of apples. Bake 45-60 minutes until apples are soft.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Henry & Nellie

Henry's has a sweet little friend, Nellie staying the week-end.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Friend Card

Inside: You are such a blessing to me.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Vikki's Book & Card

Vikki gave me this lovely book by Anna Griffin and made a charming card to match.
The stamps are from Stampin UP. She added sewing, vintage trim and button.

The inside also had decorative sewing.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Chocolate Pie Desert

Hannahlily made this Chocolate Pie Desert with Vikki's sweet daughters Amanda & Kaitlyn. Chocolate Pie Desert

1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 1/2 sticks melted butter
Mix together and pat down in 9x13" baking dish. Bake at 320 for 20 minutes
then cool completely.
Mix together and pour on top of baked crust:
2 (3oz.) pkg. cream cheese softened
1 c. whipped topping
1 c. powdered sugar
Mix together then pour on top of cream cheese mixture:
2 pkg. chocolate instant pudding
1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding
4 1/2 c milk
Top with 1 container whipped topping

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vikki's Candy Bar

Super talented Vikki created this candy bar for her daughter's wedding.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Black & White Candy Boxes

These were made for Vikki's daughter's wedding using a Accucut die for the boxes.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Stuffed Acorn Squash

This Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sweet Potato, Polenta & Sausage was full of delicious fall flavor and looked so pretty served in the acorn squash. The recipe is in the latest issue of the Mary Janes Farm magazine on page 92.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Quote #18

"Compassion, kindness, and concern can be found everywhere in America, and if we have learned anything from this (9-11) tragedy, we have learned that our time on earth is short, so there is simply no time to hate."
Sandra Dahl
Wife of Jason Dahl, pilot of flight 93

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tieriffic Skirt

Hannahlily made this fun, cute skirt from mens ties. She cut 14 ties and attached them to a purchased skirt with a 3" stretch waistband. She said the secret to get the ties to lie flat is to put a pleat in them.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Henry

Henry was born on 9-9-99.
Adorable bag made by talented fabric creation artist Barb of Creative Touches. She hand embroidered the Henry tag and filled the bag with treats. Barb makes every package she gives and ships out for her business very special. Thank you so much Barb!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Annastasia & Basket

Annastasia and black & cream damask basket embellished with ribbon, buttons, pearls & feathers.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Quinoa Scones

Hannahlily made these delicious nutritious scones. Quinoa is often referred to as a super grain. It is an ancient grain that was called the "gold of the Inca's". It is high in protein (complete protein). Also is is a great source of manganese, iron, copper & phosphorus. If you suffer with migraine headaches, diabetes or atherosclerosis you should consider adding this to your diet. There are too many health benefits of quinoa to list them all here.
I simmered frozen strawberries and added Agave syrup to make a fruit spread.
Quinoa Scones
1 1/4 c whole wheat pastry flour
**3/4 c. quinoa flour
1/4 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
6 T. unsalted butter, chilled & diced
3/4 c. almonds, toasted & coarsely chopped
2/3 c. whole milk
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1 egg
milk or melted butter for glazing
In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt & cinnamon. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, then stir in almonds & dried cranberries.
Beat the milk & egg together & stir the dry ingredients into the milk mixture until it forms a dough.
Turn the dough out onto lightly floured surface & knead 7-8 times. Pat the dough into 1/2 " thick round, brush with milk or melted butter, & cut into 8 wedges. Sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar.
Place the scones on sprayed baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes until tester comes out clean.
**Quinoa is processed in food processor to make flour.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Quote #17

"As a mother my job is to take care of what is possible & trust God with the impossible."
Ruth Bell Graham