Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Christmas breakfast!

OK, so this is not really a tutorial but I wanted to share some yummy recipes that are perfect for Christmas morning. They are super easy and a lot of it can be done the night before to make it even faster to throw in the oven in the morning. You don't want to miss a moment of the fun!

Monkey Bread

3 (12 oz) packages refrigerated biscuit dough
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ cup margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
½ cup raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Grease one 9 or 10 inch tube pan, bundt pans are perfect for this recipe. A spring ring pan wouldn’t be a good idea since the caramel could leak out of the pan.
Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut biscuits into quarters. Shake 6-8 biscuit pieces in the sugar cinnamon mix. Arrange pieces in the bottom of the prepared pan. Continue until all biscuits are coated and placed in pan. If using nuts and raisins arrange them in and among the biscuit pieces as you go along.
In a small saucepan melt the margarine with the brown sugar over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over the biscuits.
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Do not cut, the bread just pulls apart.

Wake-Up Casserole

8 frozen hash brown patties
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound cubed fully cooked ham
7 eggs
1 cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground mustard
Place hash brown patties in a single layer in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and ham. In a bowl beat eggs, milk, salt and mustard. Pour over ham. Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Uncover, bake 15 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Last call for Christmas orders!

We're counting down the days to Christmas around here,
and my little one is thoroughly enjoying the fun Christmas decorations
(that are finally up!).

I'm getting ready to close the shop so I can get caught up on all the holiday orders
and get them shipped so they'll arrive in time for Christmas.
If you order today they still have an excellent chance of arriving in time,
so hurry quick! I'll close in the next day or two.

And thanks so much to everyone who has already ordered,
we really appreciate it!

Tutorial Tuesday: Car Seat Swaddle Blanket

I don't know if it's cold where you all live, but it has been cold here!
OK, it's much warmer this week, but it has been really cold.
So I was browsing the internet for ideas on how to keep my baby warm
in his car seat. I found a really great idea!

This would really work best for a smaller baby,
my little guy's legs are already hanging over the edge of his car seat
and the blanket just didn't really cover him.

I found two great tutorial for this:
Visit Made By Marzipan (this one has a great little video that's extremely helpful)
or She Tries to Learn (I like the shape of this one better) for the tutorials.

SUCH a great idea!!