Monday, August 30, 2010

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

When I was young we lived on Atwood Lake in Ohio and we had the most lovely neighbor, Mrs. Eberly.  This blueberry muffin recipe is hers but I added the streusal topping for more of a crunch.  Enjoy!

Muffin Recipe:
1/4 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Large Egg
3/4 Cup Milk
1/4 tsp Vanilla
1 3/4 Cup Flour
2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Cup Blueberries (Can be frozen or fresh)

Streusel Topping:
3 Tablespoons Chilled Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Preheat over to 425 degrees

To Make:
Cream butter and sugar together.  Then add all other ingredients except blueberries.  Batter will be lumpy.  The very last step is to add the blueberries.

Spray a muffin pan with non stick cooking spray or use the tin liners.  Fill each space about 3/4 of the way full with batter. 

To make streusel topping:
Mix the two sugars and cinnamon to blend then cut in the chilled butter until the mixture crumbles.  Top each muffin before baking.

Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes

Serve with butter and you have a great breakfast!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Frozen Peanut Butter Turtle Pie

I made this dessert for my mom's birthday yesterday. 
It was super easy and a {HUGE} hit!

1 8oz. package Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Cups thawed Cool Whip
1/4 Cup Carmel Ice Cream Topping
1 Oreo Pie Crust
1/4 Cup coarsely chopped Pecans (I also added some chopped peanuts)
2 Squares Baker's Semi Sweet Chocolate for drizzling

Beat cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar in large bowl with mixter until well blended.  Add Cool Whip; mix well.  Spread caramel topping onto bottom of crust; cover with cream cheese mixture.  Freeze for at least 4 hours.  Top with nuts just before serving and melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over pie.


Monday, August 16, 2010

And the Winner is...

The winner for the Personalized Desktop Calendar is:

Amy S. said...
What a cool calendar- you're so creative! Love the pink and green thank you cards!
mammaliciousmamma (at) yahoo dot com


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Unique Personalized Family Notes

These are so unique with the "Shorter" front so you can see the family names or the geometric design "peak" out the front side.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fun {Friday} Giveaway!


Starting today you can enter to win a CD Case Personalized Calendar for 2011.

I thought it'd be a great item to giveaway...who can't use a calendar for the desk, office, school, gift etc. Every page is personalized somewhere with your name or monogram. This is great for anyone of any age!

This is a 2011 calendar; however, I will include the last few months of 2010 as well-that way you can start using it right away!

Send me your "special days" of each month and those will be done in an accent color to designate the "special day". This one you are seeing is mine and all the days I need to be reminded of such as birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays are all made more noticable by using a complimentary color.
{If you just can't wait for the chance to win please view my Etsy shop to make your purchase!}
This giveaway is for 1 CD Case Personalized 2011 Calendar
{Ends August 15th, 2010}
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Breakfast Vol-au-Vent

I have the best cookbook called "The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook"! I have so many recipes marked to make and I'm slowly working my way through it. This was a recipe I made for dinner last night and wanted to share. Despite the fact that it's not very pretty it tasted {FAN}tastic! It was easy to make but it is several steps but worth it in the end.
1 Pound Bulk Pork sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
1 C celery, chopped
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 to 2 tablespoons butter
1 103/4 oz can cream of mushroom soup
8 sliced hard boiled eggs
1 tablespoon chopped pimiento (I skipped this)
1 C milk
Salt and Pepper to tase
8 puff pastry shells
Cook, crumble and drain the sausage.

Saute the onion, celery and mushrooms in butter.

Add sausage, mushroom soup, pimiento and milk, stirring well over medium heat. Add sale and pepper to taste. Add the sliced eggs stirring gently until mixture is heated through. Keep warm.

Bake Pastry shells according to directions. Remove caps and reserve. Scopp out the center. Fill each pastry shell with the sausge and egg mixture--fill to overflowing. Replace caps and garnish as you wish. Serves 8

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Geometric Flat Notes

This design is perfect for anyone and everyone!
I love that it can be a card for the guy or the girl!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Guess Wooo

Cute Owl note cards...perfect for any age or occasion!

Blog Feature

I am excited about being involved in Blogmania. Toddler Awesome is a blog that I've been working with on this and she has featured itsy bitsy paper today! Check out her post at

Thank you!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Yummy Fried Pickles!

I posted the other day about our trip to the Old Mill of Guilford so I thought I'd follow up on that. I used the Hushpuppy Mix I purchased and made a batch of Fried Pickles! Yumm! They really hit the spot. Super easy and super tasty!