Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fresh Banana Cupcakes

Real homemade batter that you can whip up in your food processor or mixer!  Preheat over to 350.
8 tbsp butter (1stick)   +   1 1/2 Cp sugar              Blend until thoroughly mixed
3 VERY ripe bananas (my were almost black)        add in chunks-blend til smooth
2 Eggs                                                                   add after bananas are blended
1/2 Cp buttermilk    +   1/2 tsp baking soda           blend together
2 Cp all-purpose flour  +  1/2 tsp baking powder  +  1/4 tsp salt     blend together

Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and pulse (mixture will be dry), then add 1/3 of the buttermilk mixture to moisten.  Repeat.  Mix just until smooth.

Spoon batter into cupcake pans sprayed and fitted with paper liners.  Check with a toothpick after 15 minutes.  Mine were still very moist so I cooked them almost 5 additional minutes.   Even though the baking time was "fussy" these cupcakes are the BOMB!

I made chocolate frosting but fresh whipped cream would be over the top with these cupcakes too.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Exceptional Baby Gifts

How about a one-of-a-kind baby gift that the child will LOVE?

I made one for my daughter when she was 2 years old.  Think the real attraction was that it was almost the same height as she was.  She took her "Fluffy" everywhere!  She would use the fleece body as a mini blanket to cover herself if her legs were chilly.  She loves sleeping with Fluffy because she can hug it and wrap her arms loving around her.  As a matter of fact, she still sleeps with Fluffy to this day (and she is now 9)!

Cost: $50; includes U.S.P.S. shipping to 48 states

Friday, March 30, 2012

It's Official...I'm out and on my OWN!

Hip, Hip, HORRAY!!! 
I have started my very own business creating and selling my couturier items.  How exciting and nerve wracking all at the S.A.M.E. time!

Started my own fb Fan page, Specialty Gifts .  Offerings can be previewed there.  Please stop by and check out my goodies.  My items and designed are inspired by my own personal motto of "don't save the good stuff" while living simply with elegance.  I have always believed that if you owned something of beauty and it brought you pleasure,use it, enjoy it and share it!

Please stop by my new fb FAN page: Specialty Gifts and check my goodies out!

Thanks so much; hope to "see ya" on line!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

What Math Award?!

and...the award for
Excellence in Media,
Perfect Attendance,
Outstanding Achievement in Reading,
Excellence in Art,
being Marvelous & Magnificent in her classroom; AND,
Character Award

goes to...

one VERY happy child!

W O W !

Friday, June 3, 2011

Awards Ceremony at School

As I don my MOM hat today, I will get to watch my beautiful child wait with great anticipation to discover what awards she will receive at today's ceremony.

She knows for sure that she will receive an award for PERFECT attendance.

She knows for sure that she will receive an award for READING.


will  she  receive  the  coveted  MATH  award?????

stayed tuned.