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Friday, November 4, 2011

Pumpkin Roll

One of the things I love about the holidays is all the baking that goes with it, well and the eating too.  Now if we could do something about all those calories.

Take a look what is on my baking list. 

pumpkin roll

1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)

FOR CAKE:PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar.
COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.
BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.
FOR FILLING:BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.
COOKING TIP:Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick.



♫♪I knew I'd caught a glimpse of heaven's love ♫♪
♫♪As he thanked me and ran out ♫♪
♫♪I knew that God had sent that little boy ♫♪
♫♪To remind me just what Christmas is all about.♫♪

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas Fonts

Good Morning, can you guess what I have been doing this morning.  I have been downloading some new fonts for Christmas.  There are so many cute ones. Take a peek at some I downloaded this morning.

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas

White Christmas

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas

St Nicholas





Toy Train

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas

Candy Cane

Merry Christmas
Night before Christmas

Merry Christmas

Santa's Sleigh Full

Merry Christmas

Santa’s Big Secret BB



Winter  Wonderland

Do you download fonts and use them? 

I LOVE fonts.

Get your Christmas Fonts came from California Fonts


♫♪Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, ♫♪
♫♪Jack Frost nipping on your nose, ♫♪
♫♪Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, ♫♪
♫♪And folks dressed up like Eskimos. ♫♪

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

60 Days and counting

Wow, this year has zoomed by and so I know Christmas will be here before we know it!

What are you doing to get ready? 

Lots of people are talking about getting organized and planners, so with us all on board to get ourselves organized so that we can have a joyous, carefree season, thought I would share some budget friendly decorating/crafting  ideas.


Dress Up your child’s toy barn

Turn even the most prosaic scene into a farmwinter wonderland.
A couple of smart touches — mini wreaths, coconut-flake "snow" — bring Christmas cheer to a nostalgic toy barnyard. 

Spin yarn into a wreath with pop appeal. {I think this is so adorable}

Farm Chicks
To craft this door wreath, wrap Styrofoam balls (in various sizes) and a Styrofoam wreath form with colored yarn. Then use a glue gun to affix the balls onto the form. I also think this would be pretty as a table centerpiece with a hurricane lantern in the center nestled around a big chunky candle.


Create  your own Winter Wonderland

Transform a ready-made, unadorned card-stock village by customizing the buildings with wrapping paper. Finish off the scene with tinsel wreaths, tabletop trees, and toy deer, sprinkled under a soft blanket of snow.


♫♪That's the jingle bell,♫♪
♫♫♪That's the jingle bell,♫♪
♫♪That's the jingle bell rock.♫♪

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