observations, ideas and inspiration... from my pennsylvania home, garden, kitchen, and studio

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Last day of October ~ what????

It's been a beautiful autumn so far.  Did you have snow on Saturday?  We were lucky and had about an inch here in Western Pennsylvania.  Some were really hit bad....so sad about all the pretty trees that were damaged.  It's crazy for it to snow this early.  Where is Indian Summer?

I've been busy as a bee working on holiday primitives for the Simple Goods show.  Just checking in and wishing you all a spooky happy Halloween.

See you next week with pictures from the show!

Love and hugs,
~ Jenn

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Yum!

I've been sewing my brains out trying to get ready for Simple Goods.  I don't know how much I'll have but it will have to be enough.
soon to be Christmas mice
Today is my girls birthday.  Every year she requests to go to our favorite Chinese restaurant.  Happy Birthday Lydia!  .......Happy day mom - no cooking!

Now baking is a different story.  I need to bake.  It keeps makes me and my sweet tooth happy to bake.

The following recipe is adapted from Betty Crocker I think?  I added the cinnamon cream cheese frosting.  It needed frosting.

The recipe is simple.  It took me about 35 minutes for the first batch to be finished with frosting.  I love that.

Hugs and kisses!!

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
1 box Spice Cake mix
1 15 oz can Pure Pumpkin 
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 stick of Butter, softened 
1/2 c Walnuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Grease and flour cookie sheet or use parchment paper. 

Add the cake mix, pumpkin puree, egg and soft butter into a bowl and mix it all just until combined. (I used my hand mixer but a spoon would work just as well.

Drop spoonfuls of dough about two inches apart on the cookie sheet

Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes.

Cinnamon Frosting

3/4 stick Butter, softened
1/2 cup Cream Cheese, softened 
2 cups Confectioners Sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

1 tbsp sour cream (...add a little milk if you don't have it about the same amount)
almost 1 tsp cinnamon (i started with a 1/2 and add to taste)
dash of Salt
First cream butter and cream cheese.  Then mix in rest with a hand mixer.  Let cookies cool before frosting....I never can wait!
Makes about 2 1/2 - 3 dozen

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunshiny Day

I hope your day is sunny and bright.  We've had the prettiest days lately. 

All the rain we had last week has sprouted some pretty mushrooms throughout the garden.  I'm sure there is a little fairy living under this one!

Despite the warmer weather and the blue skies I'd say yes, autumn is definitely here.  The mockingbird is singing again ~ constantly.  Wild blue asters are blooming everywhere.  The leaves have begun to change and some are even falling past my window as I type.   The smell is delightful!  Definitely autumn knocking on our door.

Right at this moment I'm working on the update for Primitive Gatherings on the 15th and will post pictures soon.

I've also been asked to do the Simple Goods show again with my friend Audrey from 1824 Antiques.  It's only a few weeks away....lots of work to be done and haven't even started!!

Is anyone going?

What would you like to see????

I will not panic, I will not panic, I will not......

Have the best day my friends.

~Jenn :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Early Work Mercantile Offerings for October

Here we are again...yes it is October and it's now FREEZING in Pennsylvania.  Last Saturday 85 degrees, today 47 degrees!  How does this happen so fast?
Tan Bird Set is Sold

I've got these little sewing box sets available on Early Work Mercantile this month.  Stop on over for further information.  And please send sunshine to PA.  Thank you

Happy hugs ~ Jenn :)

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