Sunday, July 20, 2014

Quick n Easy Black Bottom Banan Cream Pie

Good morning friends~
I came up with a twist for a very easy Banana Cream Pie yesterday! Just wanted to share with all of you.
In a food processor pulverize 9 graham crackers (usually one sleeve) + 6 T. melted butter + 1 heaping T. granulated sugar. Mix well and press into a pie plate. Bake at 375 for 7 mins. Let cool.
 
Here's the twist: melt 1/3 c. chocolate chips (I used bittersweet) + 1 T. milk ~ spread over bottom of the cooled crust and let cool again.

Prepare a 3 oz. box of vanilla or banana pudding with 1 3/4 c. milk ~ spread over chocolate bottom.

Slice a LARGE banana as thin as possible and lay them down on the pudding. This particular banana gave me just the right amount!
Whip a pint of heavy whipping cream + 1/2 vanilla extract and 1 T. powdered sugar and spread in a pretty design over the top of the bananas.
Top with a pretty flower from your garden!
This pie is best chilled very well.
Enjoy with a favorite cup of coffee or milk! Yummy!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hello Friends~
Well it's been a very long time and to be truthful I'm a bit embarrassed lol. I'll try and post more regularly starting......NOW!
Tomorrow in the UK my little pins will featured in LOVE Patchwork & Quilting issue #10! I can't wait to see it in print. So far all I have is the proof page here:
I love all the colors and how they came together on this page : )
When they contacted me there wasn't enough time for me to make and send them actual pins so the gal asked if they could use existing pictures from my Etsy shop. Whomever edited my pic did such a good job don't you think? Here's the pic I submitted:

If you're reading this post and you just happen to place an order please convo me and mention "LOVE Patchwork & Quilting" and I'll send you a FREEBIE PIN with your ORDER!
Until then Friends, I bid you adieu, Annie

Friday, November 1, 2013

Post Halloween Quiche - fresh from the Wicked Witch of the West Coast's oven!

Really Easy and so delicious! I made up this recipe and want to share : )

Ingredients:

1 Pilsbury pie crust (room temp)
4 eggs
1 c milk
1 dollop of sour cream
2 c fresh broccoli chopped pretty small (do not use frozen)
1/2 c + 1 more cup finely shredded cheese (I used Monterey Jack/Colby mix)
1/2 small yellow onion minced
1 clove pressed garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. press your pie crust into a pie pan and poke a few holes in it with a fork.
2. sprinkle 1/2 c cheese into bottom of pie crust and put in oven for a few mins to melt the cheese while the oven is preheating. This step creates a barrier so your crust doesn't get soggy. Take it out of the oven and set a side once cheese is melted.
3. Saute onion, garlic and broccoli until almost soft. Spread evenly in pie shell.
4. Mix eggs, sour cream and milk until well blended. Pour over broccoli mixture.
5. Sprinkle remaining 1 c. of cheese on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
6. Bake for 30 mins or until middle of quiche doesn't wiggle : )
7. Let rest for about 10 mins before cutting into slices.
8. Enjoy with your favorite fresh fruit and homemade muffins!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Breakfast of Unicorns

It feels like rain this morning but it's hot out....hmmmm...what to do....what to do?
Oh I got this! Gather round little unicorns and join me for a spell. I know lollipops don't grow on trees but hotcakes do!
Super Easy Recipe:

Any ole pancake mix will do, just separate into however many colors you want in your rainbow stack.

Add food coloring as desired. I prefer the gel colors ~ they seem to be extra vibrant.

In a large skillet melt some coconut oil or olive oil and cook your cakes as low as possible to avoid turning your rainbow into mud.

Stack with yogurt spread or buttah and drizzle some maple syrup over the top.

Smiles guaranteed : )

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Go On Dig In ! Litter Box Cake! Mmmmm! Blahhh!

 
If you don't have a sense of humor then this post isn't for you...but in case you do......... Made this for my best friends birthday! Just think what I'd make if I didn't like the person ~ lol!

Easy Instructions:

Bake a German Chocolate Boxed Cake as directed in a 13 X 9 foil pan

Let cool

Remove from foil pan and cut it in half. You will only use half of this cake total so you can freeze the other half.

Cut cake into small 1 inch cubes or even smaller. Put back in foil pan.

Prepare 1 small "Cook n Serve" box of vanilla pudding and let cool. Spoon pudding over cake cubes.

Stir until very smooth and kind of runny 1 container of Coconut Pecan Frosting. Spoon about half of the container randomly over the cake cubes and pudding.

Remove frosting from between the layers of a package of Golden Oreos and crush finely. Reserve about a 1/4 cup.

Add blue and green food coloring to reserved cookie crumbs ~ I sprinkled a little water in to get the color even. This is to represent chlorophyll in cat litter.

Sprinkle the Golden Oreos over the cake, pudding and frosting.

Warm about 1 dozen Tootsie rolls in microwave for only 5-10 secs. You want them warm to the touch so you can mold them into the "kitty treats"! Hang one over the edge of the litter box for a very gross and disgusting added touch. Form others by twisting slightly and touch a few together for longer poops.

Lay them however you please on top of the cookie crumbs.

Sprinkle the chlorophyll very sparsely and now you're ready to make everyone laugh and gag at the same time!

Time to enjoy!

You can always buy a new litter box and pooper scoop if you really want to make this realistic! Newspaper adds a funny touch too!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bed Pincushion

Here's a custom pincushion I've been working on for a few weeks! My very first bed pincushion : ) It's been a lot of fun making the accessories i.e. the bra and pillows ~ hee hee!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Bunny Love Valentine Pincushion Set

Bunny Love is in the air! He's so fuzzy, chubby and cute.....just hoppin' around his little love nest : )