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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pumpkin Caramel Coffee Frappe

  1. 1 1/2 cups ice
  2. 1tsp. instant coffee 
  3. 2 Tbsp. pumpkin, canned
  4. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. 1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice, ground
  6. 1T. caramel ice cream topping
  7. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  8. 2 tbsp. whip cream
  9. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, ground
  1. In a blender add ice, coffee, pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin spice, caramel, and coconut milk. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and top with whip cream and sprinkle of cinnamon.


Ingredients -
 12 regular Lipton Tea Bags
1/4 teaspoon - Baking Soda (this IS the SECRET Ingredient!!)                
1 Quart  - Boiling Water

1 1/2 - 2  Cups Sugar 
3 Quarts  - Cold Water

*Combine the first four ingredients for 20 minutes, then remove tea bags, and add cold water.

 Serve over ice with a lemon...

Hanging Wedding Cake (CAKEALIER)

This upcoming weekend I will be designing a truly one of a kind wedding cake for my best friend's wedding.This will be hanging from the ceiling at the venue .I call them "cakealiers".Here is the plan...

Here are the beautiful blood red roses tipped in black...sooo pretty!!!

 This is the inside construction of my

I will be updating the finished product on Monday...see ya then!!


Raspberry swirl with cheesecake mousse filling and dusted in edible glitter!!

Here's some more pictures of the perfect day...

She rocked some beautiful nails

    Beautiful brooch bouquet that I made a month before the wedding, and the florist added some fresh greens last minute. So beautiful, and she can enjoy it for years to come.

Friday, September 21, 2012


This cake is made from 20 chocolate cupcakes. 

The palm trees are pretzel rods with leaf tip green tops. 

Sand is crushed graham crackers, and the rocks are edible too!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


1 Large pkg. Vanilla instant pudding
1 small can pumpkin pie filling
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 cup milk

 *Combine all these ingredients with a mixer..
let stand for 10 minutes, and fold in 1 small container Cool whip.

You can also add this to a graham cracker crust to make a excellent pie!!


Monday, September 17, 2012


I felt like nesting today, and decided to get a jump start on my Fall decorating.
My mantle looked just awful, and if I was already cleaning it what better time to decorate? 
The best part was I didn't need to buy anything, all the stuff used was either found or recycled and repurposed.
 I love the free word!

I spray painted some old vases  for more height to objects, and went out hunting to the local brush pile for greens, berries,hydrangea,and yarrow.

The leopard fabric is a curtain panel I had leftover from another project.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


I decided after 17 years of storing my wedding dress up in the closet ,it might be time to repurpose it into something I can enjoy daily.I replaced  the white plastic shade part with a clear tablecloth protector, and used spray adhesive to attach wedding dress fabric to it. I used the pretty appliques for the front and center , and let me tell ya picture don't do it justice..they are magnificent!!!



  • 1 pound  ground beef
  • 1 cup al dente cooked macaroni(not quite cooked)
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large jar salsa of choice 16 oz.
  • 1  package taco seasoning mix
  • 6 ounces shredded mexican blend cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 small can diced green chilis
  • 1 cup crushed Frito chips
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F .

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet, cook and stir ground beef, green pepper, and chopped onion over medium heat until brown. Mix in salsa, green chilis, corn, and taco seasoning mix. Stir in pasta.

  1. Spoon beef mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish. 

Sprinkle grated cheese on top.

  1. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted. 
  2. Serve with  crumbled Frito chips ,chopped green onions, tomatoes. lettuce,  jalapenos,and sour cream, if desired.