Wednesday, September 29, 2010


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Friday, September 24, 2010

Nutella Tarts

Nutella Heaven

If you have never tried Nutella... you must!

Nutella is made from hazelnuts and has the consistency of a spreadable peanut butter.

A lot of people spread it on bread and eat it for breakfast.

I like to eat it as a treat, with it's smooth taste, it's as decadent as dessert.

Nutella in cased in a tart-like shell with a heart on top is simply... Heaven!
I took detailed shots on how I made this tasty treat, but lost all of the photographs that were on my cameras memory card.  So, unfortunately I can only share the recipe and instructions.

Tart Dough:

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Butter, cold, cut into 1" squares
1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Jar Nutella Spread

In a large bowl add the flour, sugar and salt and mix together with a whisk. 

Cut the butter into pats and add the butter to the flour mixture.  Using a food processor, pastry blendor or just your good ole' hands to mix the butter and flour together creating small bits of butter and flour.

In a small bowl, add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix well.

Add the egg mixture to the flour bowl and blend together to make a fairly moist dough.

Add flour to your rolling surface and roll the dough out to about of an 1/4" to cut out your circles about 3" x 3" and place each circle in your small cupcake pan.

Add 1 teaspoon of nutella to each tart.*

This dough should make about about 20 tarts.

I saved some of the dough to cut out tiny hearts to top each tart.

*I would use a pastry bag to do this method. like I DIDN'T! :) 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Spider Man


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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jamba Juice in the HOUSE

Jamba Juice Freak?

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Destination Unknown


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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In the Works

A layer cake from Moda: Lumiere De Noel
I haven't done a quilt in quite a few years and never bigger than baby size, so I am excited and nervous to take on this task, which I hope to give as a Christmas gift.

I was really drawn to this collection, mostly by the French inspired theme and the color red.

Keep tuned as I cut with no pattern in mind and I just go by feel and the design of each square to guide me.

Why don't a have a quilt plan?  Because, what fun would it be to be prepared and that's how I roll, with things like this.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

An Apple for Teacher

Give Teacher An Apple Bouquet

With the kids returning to school this week giving a thoughtful, creative and inexpensive gift to your child's teacher is a nice way to start off the new school year.

You'll need five apples, a bunch of pencils, a vase and a length of coordinating ribbon to go around the vase to be tied into a sweet bow.

You can find the complete blog post and photos to this bouquet at Make and Takes

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Oh Birdie


Wednesday, September 1, 2010