Saturday, September 29, 2012

New baked goods

Hey yall!!!
I tried out a couple new recipes from my grandmas old cookbooks and I am in love with one of them and will surely make again!!

As you can see I made this recipe x 4 and made some in jumbo muffins pans for personal size coffee cakes, in small tins and also in my smaller bundt pans. 

Cinnamon Mocha Coffee Cake!!YUMMY YUMMY!!
The cinna mocha struesle looks pretty swirled thru the middles

I did make a cup of espresso and just brushed it over all the tops to give a bit more moistness and coffee flavor to them and then just dusted them with powdered sugar. 

LOVE bundt cakes!!
Here is the recipe for these:  (this is just the actual recipe x1)
Cinnnamon Mocha Cake
streusle filling:
In small bowl combine am mix:
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 tblsp instant coffe (I used espresso powder instead)
1 tblsp cinnamon

Cake Batter:
Cream together until light and fluffy (approx 5 minutes)
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar

Add 4 eggs one at a time beating well to incorporate into batter
Beat in 1 tsp vanilla

In bowl mix together:
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

Alternate adding dry ingredients to creamed mixture with  1 1/2 cups or 12 oz sour cream starting and ending with dry ingredients. 
*optional you can add nuts or/and chocolate chips*
Grease and flour your pans
Place 1/3 of batter in pan then sprinkle on your streusle topping, then top with remaining batter. 
Place in preheated 350 degree oven until golden.  (I make sure internal temp is 200) and it also depends on what size pans you are using.  I would say in a regular oven a bundt pan usually takes 35-40 minutes.  Muffins are usually 20 minutes for jumbo.
After the cakes/muffins cooled I brushed over the tops wtih a strong cup of coffee and then sprinkled with powdered sugar.

I also made a batch of our gingered carrot soup, which I think is one of my all time favo soups. 

Red velvet brownies with cream cheese swirl

After running a knife thru the batter it looks so pretty.  I think next time I try these I will reserve a bit of brownie batter to add in globs ontop of cheese layer. 

Veggie pot pies

Topped and ready for oven. 

I had some left over crust so made some little personal size veggie pockets. 

And had just enough to make my lunch =)

And some halloween fun sugar cookies that will be decorated with frostings.  They went in the freezer to work with next week. 

I also made some more of my grandmas zucchini apple bread, black olive baguette loaves, Ezekiel bread loaves, zucchini muffins, espresso cream filled espresso cookie pies and chocolate walnut brownies.
I so missed my mom at the kitchen this week~~ she closed the flower shop in June and is packing everthing up and selling things.  If you are interested in any floral supplies we are having a big sale and things are going to be listed!!  I can say we have alot of satin ribbons in various widths, wedding supplies, corsage supplies, and tons of baskets available.
Give a hollar if you would like to see something I can email you pics of everything.
*Sad to say but I actually didnt go to market today, I have been up all night with a sinus/allergy infection and a horrible migraine and sore throat.  Needless to say calling the doctor monday morning. And we have a wedding to go to tomorrow so I am 100% sure my boys and I are taking a long nap today!! Just feel miserable right now =(  tis the allergy season I guess.
Hope yall have a great weekend!! I will be back to share more next week it is Blue Coast Artists Fall Studio tour next weekend and I have an order for lots of cookies to make so next week will be all about COOKIES!! WOO HOO!!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Working in my studio sunday!!

OH YEAH~~ it is gonna be a wonderful creative day today!!  what are yall doing on this beautiful sunnny sunday???  I made some more of my silly little punkin stick guys!~~ they are just too cute in a vase or a basket on a side table with some pumpkins or gourds around em! 

My little "Mr Boopie Woopie Boo" in his chair next to mine in my studio! Daddy got him a new stuffed bear last night and he is sucking on the nose?  he usually sucks on the paws and I am not sure why but he has done this since we got him as a wee little puppy~~ too cute~~

I been busy painting some new signs to sell.  Love the soft blue backround.  I have 8 more outside drying, 4 blue and 4 a soft sagey green I mixed up.  And I have 4 skates basecoated hanging out side drying. 

I love this long skiny one with a family of snowmen decorating trees. 

And of coure have to do one with a birdie, a cardinal on this one. 
I am gonna do one with a black crow............hmmmmmmmmm wonder if I have pics of last years ones I know I did a few with crows.?? cant remember how those were done up. 

One of the kids skates I finished this am.  Love the double runner ones that stand.  Just getting difficult to find em.  I add a little battery candle lamp in the tops. 

Both sides have something painted on them.  Too much fun~~
I am off to see if my stuff outside is dry so I can do some more.  And I have scarecrow heads drying in the sun to work with today too!! LOTS to do!! be back soon to share more!!
have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Working on prims

Yesterday and today have been wonderful, I have worked in my little studio making some fall prims and also some winter painted signs.  Love those snowmen!!

These little silly prim punkin guys are on sticks with grapevine twig stems and little curley curls.  Love their little faces!!  They are made from osnaburg that has been sewn, painted, stained and sanded for that perfect prim look.

A bunch all ready for market

A kids skate just about done, I need to antique it yet then add some *sparkly* glitter and red/white gingham laces with a few rusty bells. 

 The other side of the little skate.  I think it needs a battery candle light in it too.  Love the light blue backround!!
One of my signs I did up today, about 1/2 done. 

Another sign I started

And some finishing touches on the earlier sign.  Just need to add some more snowflakes, and antiquing and done. 

My little "Mr Boopie Woopie Boo" sitting pretty for mommy!!  such a cute pie.  He was sitting on the edge of Buster's bed

Buster was barking at the tv?? not sure what was on he didnt like

little "Mr Naughty Pants" Arnold just about asleep

And all 3 litttle guys laying together in a recliner!! they are such cutie pies and good brothers!! 

My guys!!  Love dem babies!!
Tomorrow will be a busy baking day since I played "paintin hookie" today!!  It rained til 2 today and is soooooooooooooo windy out it is blowing everything around and only 60 outside.  BRRRRRRRR tonight is supposed to be in the 40s!! WOW!! so not ready for this cold weather..but it is what it is!!
Hope yall have a great evening I will be back soon with more pics from the kitchen!!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

More goodies to share!!

Here's a peek at some of the things we made friday for saturday market.
My chunky tomato soup with noodles.  Yummy!! I had a bowl last night for dinner!

soups ready for market

cut up french bread loaves for my pumkin bread pudding

pumpkin bread pudding with maple syrup glaze

oh so yummy!!  bread pudding ready for the oven

blueberry lemon muffins

blueberry buttermilk cake

my mom applied my "farmgirl bling" lemon glaze to the cakes

italian herb foccacia loaves

we picked some lucky john apples from at the kitchen to use for apple crisp and apple zucchini bread *which by the way is one of the most delish breads I have had!!!

muffins waiting for topping

lemon glazed lemon tea cakes
We also made some banana bread, chocolate chip cookies, krispy chocolate chunk cookies with cocoa rice krispies, espresso cookies, and some of my chunky maple applesauce.
IT was a beautiful saturday to be out at market.  Thanks to everyone for coming out to South Haven market.
Have a blessed weekend!!
be back soon with some prim halloween handmades I am finishing up today!!