January 24, 2010

Do You Feel The Love??

I tried and tried and tried to create my first Etsy treasury. I went through some of my favorite shops and snagged some beautiful items I wanted to showcase for Valentine's Day. Beautiful reds, pinks, hearts, and flowers. But I must have the worst luck ever. The treasury is always full! :(

But alas, Byhand.me to the rescue!!! It is so easy and convenient to showcase your beautiful Etsy finds, without the hassle of waiting. Here is my newest Spotlight.

Feel The Love

November 28, 2009

Did someone say pumpkin???

I just made this delicious pumpkin cheesecake and I thought I would share the recipe, courtesy of Miss Paula Dean, with y'all!

1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 stick melted salted butter
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin
3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
For crust:
In medium bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Add melted butter. Press down flat into a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
For filling:
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin puree, eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar and the spices. Add flour and vanilla. Beat together until well combined.
Pour into crust. Spread out evenly and place oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.

September 13, 2009

Bonbons & Booze

Etsy SAFEteam (Soap Artisans Friends of Etsy) has listed a new challenge. The theme is Bonbons and Booze! Please go take a look at all the fantastic entries and cast a vote for your favorite bar by posting a comment on the blog. And the best part? One lucky voter will be randomly selected to receive a free bar from the winner!

Vote here: