Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fresh Peaches Ahead

Hello All!!

This past weekend I picked a TON of peaches..some were ate..some put in yogurt..I think we got tired of them for a bit.. and then I did not want the rest to go to waste..So I gave some to my sister, my mom, and now tonight I made a yummy peach cobbler!!!

It was very very very easy to make. It took me only 30 minutes maybe less ,to peel,cut,core the peaches, assemble the crust, mix the ingredients and get in the oven. I am a fast cooker..even faster when hyped up on caffeine..

Recipe for cobbler:
Serves 4–6

Piecrust for double crust pie
3 pounds medium peaches , peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon , plus more for the top of the crust
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter , chilled, cut into small pieces
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking dish.

In a medium bowl, toss the peaches, cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Fold in the butter. Spoon half of the peach mixture into a prepared dish.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the smaller disk of dough into an 8-inch square about 1/8 inch thick, trimming the dough as needed. Place over the peaches in a baking dish. Top with the remaining peaches. Roll out the larger disk of dough into an 11-inch square about 1/8 inch thick, trimming as needed. Fit over top of the baking dish, letting the dough hang down on the sides of the dish. Pinch the dough firmly onto the top edge of the dish. Press the overhanging dough onto the sides of the dish. Cut a few slits in the top of the dough. Place the dish on a baking sheet to catch any drips.

Bake until the fruit juices are bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle the top of the dough with cinnamon. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Here it is :

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Ok, really Etsy,School,and Work has me swamped!! My brother has been egging me on to hire him. I finally got around to it, because I really need him to work with me now He is a senior in highschool, has a car now..and really needs some cash. So he will be labeling my products, putting in the thank you cards, and products into the mailers, simple things like that for now.

Anyways here is a picture of my new employee, took this shot of him while he got a phone call while getting the packages ready

I baked again today-Lemon Yogurt Cake

Well today I thought I bought my favorite Stony Field Farms Organic Vanilla Yogurt..which is the best by the way.. Yet when I got it home and opened it ,and tasted it..I realized I bought plain yogurt which is disgusting on its own. So I quickly googled a recipe to bake and came across a recipe for Lemon Yogurt Cake..

Here is the recipe

* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
* 1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
* 3 extra-large eggs
* 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
* 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the glaze:

* 1 cup confectioners' sugar
* 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease and flour the pan.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it's all incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup lemon juice and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.

When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour the lemon-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. Cool.

For the glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake.

And I took a little picture of what was left. My pregnant sister, her husband and my brother ate most of it!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

You Know You Spend Too Much Time On Etsy When...

I spend a lot of time on etsy... wayeee too much time, not just selling, but buying, chatting, and looking through endless stores and checking sales a billion times, oh and of course the storque..

So I compiled a list of things that are tell tale signs that you spend way too much time on etsy.

1. In chat they have a sensor on certain words in chat.. like ass, and F...
They have creative words like ass= fantastic and the F... word is frell..
If you spend too much time on etsy these words become part of your vocabulary. I caught myself going around saying Frell I forgot my keys in my desk. Oh frell that hurt when I stubbed my toe. I also said I need to get off my fantastic and do some work. Shame on me

2. In chat if you hear a click or a "pound sound" someone either is whispering to you or saying your name in chat. If everytime you hear that noise you think you are in chat..and jump up.. you spend too much time on etsy.

3. Checking sales all the time, or hoping you got a sale, refreshing every 30 seconds
I do this sometime. It has gotten really bad lol. I even dream about selling something. Really bad..

4. This one number 4 is not necessarily a bad thing. If you go out to a retail store like Target or something and you see earrings,or jewelry or anything really and say Oh I can get something better on Etsy..you spend too much time .I do not even buy retail jewelry anymore, I just look on etsy. :)

5. You almost run late to work looking at Etsy shops. This has happened to me. I get so caught up in my etsy browsing that I run late. I have exactly enough time to run out the door and to work on time. I need a 12 step program

Ok I am going to make this blog a bonus. I want some more responses, that are signs you spend way too much time on etsy. Whoevers response is the best wins a free lip balm of your choice!!

So get to thinking and posting!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sister's Baby Shower!!

Well tomorrow is my sister's baby shower for her second child,she already has a daughter who is 5 named Saamirah, and tomorrow is for girl number 2, we do not have a name yet. So of course I am happy, big sister here is baking carrot cake cupcakes as I type now. I am making them with pink frosting, and yellow sprinkles!! Yumm..

The recipe I use is right here ,except instead of a cake pan I am using a muffin pan.
I add a 1/2 cup of applesauce to this cake mixture to make it more moist, if you are vegan of course you can use more applesauce to substitute the eggs..
It is the best, sometimes I make this recipe and sell the cakes to locals

Title: Heavenly Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Yield: 15 Servings


2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 ts baking soda
1/2 ts ground cinnamon
1/8 ts ground allspice
1/2 ts salt
2 c sugar
1 c vegetable oil
2 lg eggs; at room temperature
2 ts vanilla extract
4 4-ounce jars carrot baby
1 8-ounce can crushed
-pineapple; well drained
3/4 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c raisins
8 oz cream cheese; at room
4 tb {1/2 stick} butter; at room
- temperature
1 tb half-and-half or milk
1/2 ts almond extract
1/2 ts vanilla extract
4 c confectioners' sugar {1


To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter and
flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, tapping out the excess flour. Sift the
baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt together and set aside.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer at high speed, beat the sugar,
oil, eggs, and vanilla until well combined, about 1 minute. Mix in the
baby food. With the mixer on low speed, beat in the flour mixture, scraping
down the sides of the bowl as needed, and mix until smooth. Using a wooden
spoon, stir in the pineapple, chopped walnuts, and raisins. Spread evenly
the prepared pan.
Bake until the top springs back when pressed lightly in the center,
about 1 hour. Cool completely in the pan on a wire cake rack.

To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer at
medium speed, beat the cream cheese, butter, half-and-half, and almond and
vanilla extracts until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a
rubber spatula. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the
confectioners' sugar.
Spread the frosting over the top of the cake. Cut into 15 pieces. If
desired, garnish each piece of cake with a walnut half.

Of course I will upload photos once cooled and frosted..

For gifts... Of course I shopped Etsy..
Here are the gifts that I purchased

This is from ecolifeplease on etsy.

Then I purchased this.. this is from babybears shop on etsy

I am also making baby products for the baby, since my sister wants to avoid as many chemicals as possible.

She is like me now in many ways. I cannot wait, will post pictures tomorrow!

Sorry that I have been away!

Hello all!
My dear blog readers. I am sorry that I have been away from blogging for so long!
My hours at work have picked up tremendously, I have been getting off later because more children have been coming to the YWCA now. I was also pretty sick. However I am better now,and working on new products and will be blogging much more ,with a new giveaway!

Oh and if you are following me..free shipping in my shop just mention blog828 in note to seller!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

King of Pop On ..MJ Products on Etsy