Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
We had cupcakes of course. This idea came from Martha Stewart's site. I made carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
So I don't leave you with a picture free post, here are a few from Avery's weekend at the ranch. There was bonding time with Opa.And, early morning swing time in her pj's.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
We also went to a friends house this evening to see the fawn in their care. Betsy, a vet, is raising one of two abandoned baby deer found by a game warden. She says they will release him once he grows out of his spots. This little guy is only 11 days old. He's so cute! Betsy's giving him goat's milk from a bottle.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
First, I cut out the main body pieces based on the size of the embroidery on the pillowcase. I made sure to have at least 1/2" clear on all sides of the design for the seam allowance. I have two pieces, one from the front and one from the back. They measured 24" wide by 16.5" tall. Sew these right sides together at the side seams with 1/2" seam allowance. Finish seams.
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Friday, August 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Today, I bought some peaches to make Avery peach puree, but when I got home they were screaming to be made into dessert. I've typically shied away from cobbler. I think I just didn't want to mess with blanching and peeling the peaches. You don't have to with this recipe! Plus it makes a perfect 8x8 dish of goodness for two. The only sinful thing is that I don't have any ice cream to serve with it.
This recipe is adapted from Rebecca Rather's, The Pastry Queen.
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
3 sliced peaches, PEELS LEFT ON
1/2 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 deg. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan set over medium-high heat until it bubbles and turns a nut-brown color. Watch the butter closely, as it can go from browned to burned in a few seconds. Pour the butter into an 8 inch square baking dish. In a medium bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and milk. Pour the milk mixture on top of the melted butter. Do not stir! Without mixing, arrange the peaches evenly on top of the batter. Evenly sprinkle the brown sugar over the cobbler.
Bake the cobbler for 40 to 45 minutes. until the top turns golden brown. The batter will migrate from he bottom of the pan to cover the peach slices partially. Serve warm or at room temp. Enjoy!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Enough about the apron, on to the skirt. I used Jona's pattern, the Evelyn Apron Skirt, from the wonderful Fabritopia. I love, love this pattern!!! The fabrics were all leftovers from this, this, and this. I love putting every last bit to use.