Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Plums 🌿🍈🌺

      🌿🌺Hello everyone, just thought I would pop in I'm not going to bible study today.  I'm not up to par, lack of sleep and my sinuses are bothering me a ton..  So I'm here and I want to share these lovely hand pies with you made with plums.. 
     I think it is a simple recipe to do...  and they taste pretty good..   I had some plums that were about to hit the dust soon...  last time I made the plum cake which I really enjoyed ...  this recipe just make a few so your not there forever doing a ton of pies.  And I like the fact they are baked not fried..

     My house smells fabulous..🌿🌺. Off to the oven..

     The crust is simple🌿🌺

     They were fun to make I always wanted to make hand pies just finally got around to it..

Credit goes to Baking bites....  πŸŒΊ

Plum Hand Pies
dough for two 9-inch pie crusts (double recipe below)
8 plums, diced
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine diced plums, sugar, cornstarch, salt and vanilla and toss until plums are well coated.
Roll out the pie dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/8-inch thick. Use a 5 or 6-inch round cutter to cut dough into 10 rounds. Work with the dough in two batches if your kitchen is warm. Dough can also be cut into rectangles instead of circles. Transfer dough rounds to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Place 3-4 tbsp of filling onto half of each round, leaving about 1/2-inch of dough around the outside edge. Brush edge of dough with a little water, then fold over the extra dough to cover the filling. Use a fork to seal the edge of the pie.
Refrigerate pies for 25 minutes.
Brush pies with a little bit of milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cut 2-3 vents in the top of each pie with a sharp knife.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Makes 10 pies

All Butter Pie Crust
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into pieces
5-7 tbsp ice water

Whisk together flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Rub in butter with your fingertips, pressing it into the flour mixture and breaking it up, until mixture resemble very coarse sand and no pieces larger than a large pea remain. Using a fork, stir in ice water until dough almost comes together into a ball. Press dough into a ball with your hands and wrap in plastic. Chill for at least 60 minutes before using.

               A lovely recipe.. this one is going in my book...  hope you try them, with love Janice

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday's Chatter opps Monday's

🌿❤🌼So now its Sunday evening late almost Monday morning..  how did that happen I don't know sometimes I just get caught up in ten different things.. what to chatter about, hummm..  there are so many things I'm not sure.. let me check in my photos maybe that will jolt my memory.. lol
🌿❤🌼ah yes it is this adorable tea set from Temp-tations, gingham garden...  so so cute..  They had a sale so I was able to purchase with my Q. card. And got easy payments..  I wanted to share it with you ...
It is so very sweet..   it reminds me of spring for sure when the flowers are a blooming and the butterflies are flying around between the flowers and it even has a cute Lady bug on the lower area.. I love Lady bugs..  just the other day I saw a wee one flying in mid air, usually you don't see them flying they are landed on a plant ...
     The sweet little honey pot, it comes with a spoon and it has a little lady bug on the end..  
     It comes with this lovely platter and the teapot sugar and a creamer... and the sweet spoon
    πŸ¦‹❤🌼  So I washed her up and decided to have tea...   I don't have the matching mugs but I perfer this vintage teacup and saucer...

     I decided to use my Pioneer woman cow creamer...  I love her so much...  the gingham napkin is from Pioneer woman ...  I also have a solid red one also from Pioneer woman...❤πŸ¦‹πŸŒΌ
     All so whimsical ...

     I also made these pizza muffins, so simple wit pilsbury crescent rolls pizza sauce and three cheese blend.. kids loved them..o I almost forgot the mini pepperoni 's...
     I did half with out them... and served them on the platter..
      Well my dearest, it is 12 midnight time to be gone to bed...  wishing you all a wonderful new week, hope you are all doing well...  with love JaniceπŸ¦‹❤🌼

Thursday, October 12, 2017


πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸŒΊπŸ‚Sweet Adeline...   Good mornin everyone...   I just had to share this with everyone.  It is one of my favorite things from Pioneer Woman.  Not sure if you all know that I love vintage glass, coblat blue is my favorite then Pink and Green..  but recently I have fallin in love with this beautiful aqua colored glass called Adeline from Pioneer Woman...
πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚First saw this beautiful cookie jar..  but had to wait on it which I was glad because the first one that came out didn't have a seal...  this one has a rubber seal on the lid..  and of course it is much better....
πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚Then I got these drinking glasses...
πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚And I love these because they are a but heavy and thick glass...  I dislike thin glass, it makes me nerves...
πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚. And these little guys I been wanting for months but online at Walmart they had this ridculous price for four at $32.00...dollars,  just crazy..  but the other day I checked and it went down to $15...   hooray.......πŸ™‚πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚I was so excited and ordered a set they arrived yesterday and when I came from mamas house they were at my door...  


πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚I just love them...  there is also a large serving bowl but I can't find it and I'm not sure if she will bring it back,  there is one online amazon for a crazy amount...  and she just came out with some new pieces...  a bottle for oil.
πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚Some canisters and I think some small jars in this Adeline line this also comes in white glass...  I keep dreaming she will make a glass cake stand..  she has a flat white glass one but I dream of a pedestal one in aqua glass...
πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚This here is last years autumn line which I also love and are trying to collect...  I have these salad plates and you can see the placemats. I have a rollin pin and a batter bowl... and this pretty butter dish..
πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚I love the vibrant colors just like autumn...
πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚Love the batter bowl ....  here are some other things the cow creamer mitt set and napkins...
πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚I have a apron not shown the rollin pin...  and. baker set...  haven't taken it out of the box yet but I was thinking to use it today...  last year I bought the table cloth and a different placemat and golden goblets...    but I'm still on the search for the pie plate to this autumn pattern and the bowls and mugs...  not sure if I want the dinner plates yet...
πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚Here are the little sweet measure spoon's.  There are so many pieces and mix and match patterns...  

πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚So in love.  And now she went and came out with a new autumn line...  and with baby blue on it .....   oh my Mrs Pioneer Woman..  I already have a ton of vintage dishes..  and I just can't keep up..   I need a million dollars and a mansion to keep them all in....  I was suppose to visit Walmart today but do to the air quality from the California fire is smells like a fire right out my door.  I have to keep the windows shut doors close stay inside.  I live a hour away from the Napa fires.  So sad friends please pray for everyone last night the death toll was 21 hundreds of acres burn house burnt just sad.  Thank God my granddaughter got out in time.  She called my son crying she was so scared she goes to collage in Napa California and lives right there it took her four hours to get to San Francisco.  The highways were closed due to the fires...  gas lines were crazy she said.  People were told to leave.  So please add them to your prayers today..  well my sweet friends thank you for all your visits and comments..  I don't have a lot of time these days The Lord has consumed my life but I'm grateful in every way possible.  He is so grand I give all the praise and glory to him...πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ™πŸ‚
                       πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚Have a wonderful day, with love JaniceπŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚

                             Ps...  now some hot tea...bye now...πŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ‚



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Delightful Plum Cake🍈🌿

     Hello there, I wanted to share this sweet plum cake with you all...  I have made many but there's something about this one that captures me...  I believe its the moist inner and the slightly cruchie outer..  I like things like that..  So here is the recipe I hope that you enjoy it..

simple plum cake
1 c all-purpose flour

1 t baking powder
1/2 t kosher salt
3/4 c granulated sugar plus 1-2 tablespoons more
1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
5-8 Italian prune plums
2 t fresh lemon juice
1 t ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a larger bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Batter will be thick.

Spread batter into a lightly buttered & floured* 9-inch cake pan and smooth the top. Cut the plums in half and remove the pits. If the halves are large cut them into quarters. Arrange the plums, skin side up, over the batter. Add as many plums that can fit or be a bit more reserved with your plum dotting like I was. Sprinkle the top with lemon juice, then cinnamon, then the remaining sugar.

Bake until cake is golden and a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes. Cool on rack completely before serving.

* I buttered & floured the pan, but apparently you can try skipping the step as the original recipe calls for – if you use a springform pan, that is.

I used regular ole plums cut in half and buttered and floured and ceramic tart baker...πŸƒπŸˆπŸŒΏ and used no lemon juice.  I cut the plums and rolled them around in a bowl full of suger to coat them all over then pressed them into the cake batter..  then sprinkle more around the top and the cinnamon as well.  Then dusted after baking and cooling powdered sugar...  

     It was so wonderful with hot tea...
           Hope you try it and like it with love JaniceπŸˆπŸƒπŸŒΏ