Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Blog!!!!

Hi, guys I know I've been gone for a while so I
decided to start a new Blog! I'll leave the link here
so you guys can join me there! I hope you will!



Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sorry guys...

Sorry guys but my main computer is on
the fritz and my laptop just isn't cutting
it. So I won't be posting for a while:( but
it was fun while it lasted. Lataz............

Monday, July 19, 2010

And the Winner Is!!!! (GrabBag of Goodies Makeup Bag) !

The Winner of The GrabBag of
Goodies Makeup Bag! Is Kendra!

Kendra said:

I subscribed!!!

Congratulations Kendra!!!

I'll be contacting you shortly
so that I can send you your prize!!!

Congrats again Kendra and thanks
for entering my Giveaway!!!:0)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Creamsicle Soap!!

Isn't this pretty? Like to try the
recipe? Here it is Enjoy!

Creamsicle Soap

You will need:
8 oz. MP base (divided into 4 oz. quantities)
10 drops orange oil
1 drop orange food coloring
3 TB. Heavy whipping cream
10 drops vanilla fragrance oil
Melt soap and remove from heat. Add the orange oil and food coloring,
stirring until well mixed. Pour half of the mixture into each soap mold and
let it set for on hour. When the orange soap has set, melt the second half
of MP base. Remove from heat and stir in the whipping cream and the vanilla
fragrance oil. Pour the melted soap into the molds on top of the orange
soap. Let it set for three hours. Your finished bars should come out half
orange and half white. Enough for 2 bars.

Fresh Pear Salad!!!

Here is another Yummy Summer
Recipe for these Hot Summer days!
Fresh Pear Salad! Like to try it? Here
is the recipe! Enjoy! :0)

Fresh Pear Salad

1 Head of Romaine Lettuce
Fresh Pears
Gorgonzola Cheese
Toasted, chopped Pecans
Raspberry Pecan Dressing
Tear washed and dried lettuce leaves onto salad plates. Slice pears in half and remove core. Thinly slice and arrange on lettuce. Crumble Gorgonzola cheese over pears and sprinkle pecans over salad. Serve with Raspberry Pecan Dressing.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fruit Salsa!!!

Here is another Yummy Summer Recipe!
Fruit Salsa! Want to try it? Here is the recipe!

Fruit Salsa

(Makes 2 cups)

Mix Together:

½ cup Cantaloupe, diced
½ cup fresh pineapple, diced
¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
¼ cup yellow bell pepper, diced
¼ cup purple onion, diced
1- ½ Tbs. Lime Juice
1 tbs. Fresh Mint leaves, minced
1 tbs. Light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. Jalapeno pepper, minced
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp. Lime zest, minced

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th Of July Everyone!

Happy 4th Of July Everyone!

I just wanted to wish you and yours
a Happy 4th Of July!! I hope that everyone
has a great 4th! Get out there and serve up
some great recipes! Speaking of recipes I
have one coming up that I'm sure you will
enjoy! Have a Happy 4th!!!:0)

Stars and Stripes Dessert Pizza!

Stars and Stripes Dessert Pizza!

Here is the Yummy 4th Of July recipe
I promised you! On this Hot July day
I'm sure this will Cool You Off! Here
is the recipe Bon Apetit!

2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup

powdered sugar
1 lemon
1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced (about 3 cup)
2 bananas, sliced
36 blueberries (about 1/3 cup)
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Cook's Tip: Dessert can be assembled and refrigerated up to 4 hours before serving.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Unroll 1 package of crescent roll dough; do not separate. Arrange longest sides of dough across width of Rectangle Stone. Repeat with remaining package of dough. Sprinkle with flour using Flour/Sugar Shaker. Using Baker's Roller, roll dough to seal seams. Trim edges 1/2 inch from edge of stone with Pizza Cutter. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove to Stackable Cooling Rack; cool completely.

In Classic Batter Bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar using Classic Scraper. Zest lemon using Lemon Zester/Scorer to measure 1 teaspoon zest. Juice lemon using Juicer to measure 1 teaspoon juice. Add zest and juice to cream cheese mixture; mix until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over crust using Large Spreader.

Hull strawberries using Cook's Corer. Slice strawberries and bananas with Egg Slicer Plus. Using Pastry Brush, brush banana slices lightly with additional lemon juice.

To assemble pizza, attach closed star tip to Easy Accent Decorator; fill with whipped topping. Pipe stars to create a 5-inch square in upper left corner; place blueberries in even rows between stars. Attach open star tip to decorator. To make stripes, alternate 5 rows of strawberry slices with 4 rows of whipped topping. Arrange banana slices over whipped topping. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Cut into rectangles using Pizza Cutter; serve using Mini-Serving Spatula.

Yield: 16 servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories 250, Total Fat 14 g, Saturated Fat 7 mg, Cholesterol 15 mg, Carbohydrate 29 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 350 mg, Fiber 2 g

Bananas optional

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Barbeque Sauce for Hot Wings or Country Style Pork Ribs!!!!

Summer has arrived! And I know everyone
is out there grilling! So here is some BBQ sauce
to add some zing to those Ribs, Wings, Brats or
whatever you are Grilling this summer! Want to
try this Yummy Sauce? Here is the recipe! Enjoy!

Barbeque Sauce for Hot Wings or Country Style Pork Ribs

2 cups ketchup
½ cup franks red-hot sauce
2/3 cup water
6 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder or onion salt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
For wings use 5 lbs. of frozen wingetts or drumetts.
For ribs use up to 8 lbs. of country style pork ribs.
Arrange in a 9x13 pan and pour the sauce over the wings or ribs.
Bake at 375 degrees for 2 hours basting once half way through.
Cook until sauce thickens.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Monday, June 28, 2010

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hickory Farms Sale!!!

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13 Niches to Investigate for Your Part-Time Business!

Who says you can't make money doing what you love? These creative ideas will help you start that part-time business you've always dreamed of.

Here are some more ideas for where to look as you try to find the niche that suits you best:

Personal services. Can you save someone else time? Running errands for seniors, preparing someone's tax returns or walking your neighbors' dogs are examples of valuable services to offer.

Gardening and landscaping. Consider the growing garden trade. Homeowners who lack the time or desire to plant and prune still recognize the importance of curb appeal today. Landscape design, maintenance and retail gardening businesses are hot now. If you enjoy working in nice weather around nature, the field of horticulture covers a wide range of professional specialties. You can be an arborist, look after commercial greenhouses, and care for golf courses or large private estates. With a formal education, you'll learn about jet stream patterns and their effect on which plants grow best in certain regions.

Outdoor recreation work. For some folks, there's no separation between work and play. Such types are reluctant to punch a clock or limit themselves to an indoor office cubicle to earn their living. If you're a wilderness buff, perhaps you're ready to strike out on your own and take Mother Nature on as a business partner. Business ideas include kayaking/white-water rafting outfitter; guided mountain biking, photo trekking, backpacking, or rock climbing tour operator; or opportunities within the state park system.

Pet services. Could your business be going to the dogs? Upscale pet-related services and merchandise are bringing home the bacon--to the tune of $30 billion a year in the United States today, according to a recent research study from Unity Marketing. Pet foods, doggie daycare, shampoos and even "pet pampering" spas and hotels are just a few of the products and services that make up the industry. If you have a knack for dog handling, dog obedience is another hot extra-income generator.

Workplace design. You could be a creator of the workplace of the future. As industries evolve, tomorrow's offices will entice us through hip, ergonomically correct furnishings, the use of color, and innovative lighting. The need for experts who can implement ergonomically correct conditions is rising. Areas of specialization include industrial workplaces, occupational safety, furniture design, computer hardware, human-computer interaction, product liability, consumer products and virtual environments.

Feng shui consulting. Interest in feng shui has risen in recent years as more people seek greater levels of satisfaction and productivity in their careers, businesses and lifestyles. This ancient art promotes spiritual and material well being by devising the best way to lay out your house or office. Certified experts are hired to do "readings" for both residential and commercial space. Consultants can charge between $235 and $1,000 for a two-hour consultation, depending on the size of a property. Some businesses will pay upwards of $25,000 for large-scale projects. Field certification costs upwards of $3,500 and includes class time, mentoring and field training.

Alternative health services. As our health-care system becomes more prevention-oriented, Americans are increasingly more accepting of alternative, holistic health, and wellness practices. Healing arts such as massage therapy, reflexology, acupuncture and yoga are in demand by private and corporate clientele. Food items or eateries offering organic edibles free of processed ingredients, preservatives and sugars are sought after by the health-conscious.

Grooming services. Thanks to the popularity of TV shoes such as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, men are becoming more upfront about wanting to look and feel good about themselves. For these so-called metrosexuals, a new wave of relaxation havens specially designated for men are cropping up. Today's hottest services include facial bronzing, stone massage, organic facials, reflexology and seaweed wraps.

Spiritual work. Spiritually minded people make humanity their life's work. Today, there are plenty of creative job paths you can pursue if you feel inspiring others is your life mission. For example, religious craftspeople and artists (think of all the Judaic and Catholic supply shops, candleholders, jewelry charms, trinket boxes, decorative nativity art and collectibles there are); church camp/counselor/director; religious writers and authors (even for religious greeting cards); and spiritual retreat leaders. These last folks lead trips to destinations with biblical/historical significance.

Senior-focused services. Don't forget the lucrative aging baby boomers. The fifty-plus population is an intelligent, active group. They need products, services and information providers to meet their entertainment, education and lifestyle needs. Today, there are senior-focused book authors; website developers; travel, insurance and real-estate companies; and computer-training firms reaping profits from the older Americans they serve.

Business writing and services
. If your skill is putting it in writing, hire yourself out as a business plan writer. Too many businesses lose out on new contracts, funding or clients because they don't know how to communicate their message on paper. Businesses today have a need for marketing, strategy, lobbying and proposal writing services. Also, the demand for freelance writers with specialties in grant writing, bio met, IT, economic development and general business is high. Project work includes requests for proposals (RFPs), corporate training guides, computer documentation, white papers, government licensing applications, legislative memos and executive bios. Fees typically start at $100 per hour, or between $30,000 and $60,000 a year.

Home design and services. These days, home is where the art is. Thanks to baby boomers with discretionary income and a nationwide "cocooning" trend, interior decorating and design services are in demand. From guesthouses to second homes, vacation retreats to master bathrooms, those cashing in on the thriving home-fixings craze include architects, interior designers, landscape architects and pool builders. Other jobs include project management professionals for furniture companies or corporate facilities, and designers of hotels, healthcare institutions, retirement communities and nursing homes.

Culinary services.
By the same token, staying in is the new going out and people are entertaining in their homes more than ever. Dinner parties have made a big comeback. If you have culinary skills, you're in demand. Aside from catering, you may decide to give one-on-one cooking lessons, help prepare menus or conduct demonstrations in your own home. For the many people trying to eat well, both for health and epicurean reasons, you can hire yourself out as a personal chef or nutritionist.

I got this article from a site I post on...
Thanks to ShoePrincess for this Great Article.

My internet is Working!!!! Yay!!!

Finally my internet is working again!!! Yay!!!
Hope it stays that way! Crosses fingers!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My internet is down guys:(:(

My internet is down guys:(:( So I don't know how
long it'll be before I'm back on. Well hopefully
I'll see you guys soon. Bye:(

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Getting to know YOU!

Here is another way to make friends
and connect with other bloggers! Have

The questions..

1. If a person has a booger in their nose. and you can see it, do you tell them?
2. What are you passionate about?
3. How long have you been blogging?
4. What is your favorite "summer" drink?
5. What is your favorite type of music?
6. Something I do before I go to bed is......?
7. My Summer vacation plans are...?
8. My favorite must have, can't live without, beauty product is?


1. If a person has a booger in their nose, and you see it, do you tell them?

If you were a family member or a friend, yes I would tell them. If I don't know
you probably not.

2. What are passionate about?

God and my family!

3.How long have you been blogging?

9 months

4. What is your favorite"summer drink"?

Ice Cold Lemonade or Strawberry Daiquiri

5.What is your favorite type of music?

Old School R&B is my fave but I love
anything old school 70's and 80's

6.Something I do before I go to bed?

I Pray!!!

7.My summer vacation plans are?

Going to a family reunion in July

My favorite must have, can't live without, beauty product is?

My Maybelline Eye Pencil and my Cover Girl Fruit Spritzer in Strawberry
or Watermelon Splash!

Okay everyone that's it for me! Now you give it a go!!

Go here to link up!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies!!!!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies!!

Hmmm! Ever tried these? Don't they
look delicious? Want to try em? Here
is the recipe!!!

1 1/2 C Flour
1/2 C Unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 T Salt
1/4 T Baking powder
1/4 T Baking soda
1/2 C Butter (or margarine,)
1 C Sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 t Vanilla
48 Maraschino cherries
6 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 C Sweetened condensed milk
Cherry juice (4 to 5 tsp)
1. In stir together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking
soda. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and
vanilla to butter-sugar mixture and beat well. Gradually add dry
ingredients to butter-sugar mixture and beat until well blended.
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and
push down center of each ball with thumb. Drain cherries and reserve
juice. Place 1 cherry in center of each indentation. Heat oven to 350
3. For frosting, put chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in
small saucepan. Heat until chocolate melts. Stir in 4 teaspoons cherry
juice. If too thick, add more juice.
4. Spoon 1 teaspoon frosting over each cherry. Spread to cover cherry.
Bake 10 minutes or until done. Do not overcook. Remove to wire rack and
cool. The cookies freeze nicely.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blogfest 2010!!!


Hey everyone BlogFest 2010
is September 10-12, 2010!
So be sure to mark your
calendars and join us for
this event! Hope to see you

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday!


This sounds like it'll be fun, so I decided to
try it! Won't you join me?! Let's link up and
make new friends!:0)

It's their second week of Follow Me Back Tuesday! A great way to find awesome blogs & gain more followers for your own!
Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat & Boobies,BabiesAndABlog..
How it Works

1. Add your blog to the list ( only have to add once )
2. Grab our NEW button & the link code to post on your blog.
3. Follow all 4 hostesses above & then as many other blogs as you would like.
4. After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know that you are now a follower so that they can follow you back. Don't forget to return follows!

Google Friend Connect Problems.....

Hey guys! I don't know what's
going on with my GFC button,
but you can follow me through
Networked Blogs if you can't
follow me through GFC!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Caramel Pecan Treasures!

Caramel Pecan Treasures!

Don't these look Yummy?!
I want totry you?
Here is the recipe if you'd
liked to try them too! :0)

Caramel Pecan Treasures

Yield: 60 Servings
1 c Butter,softened
3/4 c light,Lightly Packed
Brown sugar
1 t Vanilla
1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
1/2 t Baking powder
12 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
1 T Vegetable shortening
25 caramels,cut in, up to 30
Half,rolled into balls
Finely pecans,Chopped
Preparation time: 50 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes
1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Have ungreased baking sheets ready.
2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl until well-mixed.
Stir in flour and baking powder. (If kitchen is warm, refrigerate
dough for a few minutes; dough should be firm enough to roll easily.)
Shape scant teaspoonsful of dough into balls about the size of a marble.
Place on baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies. Flatten
3. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
4. Melt chocolate chips with shortening in top of double boiler set
over simmering water. Remove from heat.
5. Flatten caramel halves so they are the same diameter as the cookie.
Put one caramel half on top of each cookie. (If necessary, use a dab of
chocolate as "glue" to help caramel adhere to cookie.) Using a small
metal spatula, spread melted chocolate thinly over top and sides of
caramel and cookie to cover. Press chopped pecans onto tops of cookies.
Let stand on a wire rack until chocolate firms (refrigerate if desired),
about 20 minutes. Put into individual paper wrappers. Store in a
cookie tin with a piece of wax paper between each layer.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Button Swap Blog Hop! #2

Blogger Chix Designs

It's that time again everyone! Button Swap Blog Hop! #2 Sorry it took me so long to post this! So without further ado let's get to swapping!:)

Today is the 3rd weekly Button Swap Blog Hop! Where bloggers can get to gether and swap buttons to help promote and support each other.

Here at Blogger Chix Designs I encourage bloggers to be proactive and involved in growing their blogs. Swapping buttons with other bloggers is going to get your name out there so new readers can find you which will increase your traffic. So whip those buttons out and get ready to swap till you drop :-).


1. Grab the Blogger Chix Designs button and put it on your blog/blog roll (first link on the list). Leave me a comment while you're there and I'll grab your button and add it to my blog roll too!

2. Add the blog hop list (instructions below list) to your Button Swap Blog Hop post on your blog. Be sure to include the guidelines so all the buttons you swap with others will be returned by them grabbing yours as well. *Be sure to include your button's copy code in you Swap Post.

3. Link your blog post up to the blog hop. (You only need to link up once and it will show up on all the hop lists on all the blogs participating).

4. Then start visiting the other participants! Grab their button and add it to your blog sidebar or blog roll, and leave them a comment telling them your visiting from the BSBH party! Be sure to return the favor to anyone visiting you.

*Tip for having lots of buttons swap success - don't wait for others to come to you, go to them first!*

My buttons:

Blogger Chix Designs

Blogger Chix Designs

Friday, May 14, 2010

Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie! Yum!

This looks Devine! All we need is
a tall glass of Cold Milk! Like to
try this Yummy Pie? Here is
the recipe! Bon Appetit!

Crunchy Carmel Apple Pie

1 pastry crust for a deep-dish pie 9-inch
-(homemade or store-bought)
1/2 c sugar
3 T all-purpose flour
1 t cinnamon,Ground
1/8 t salt
6 c apples*,thinly sliced peeled
1/2 c pecans,chopped
1/4 c caramel topping

1 c brown sugar,packed
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2c quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 c butter
Crumb Topping:

1. Stir together brown sugar,flour, rolled oats.
2. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until topping is like course crumbs. Set aside.
1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon and
2. Add apple slices and gently toss until coated.
3. Transfer apple mixture to the pie shell (I remove the store-bought
pie shell from the aluminum pie plate and transfer it to a 9-inch pie
plate of my own, but you do not have to.)
4. Sprinkle crumb topping over apple mixture.
5. Place pie on a cookie sheet so the drippings don't drop into your
6. Cover edges of pie with aluminum foil.
7. Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 25 minutes. Then remove foil and
put back in for another 25 to 30 minutes without foil.
8. Remove from oven. Sprinkle pie with chopped pecans then drizzle with
caramel on top.
9. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy warm or at room temperature.

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Ok everyone! It's that time again! Friday Follow #4

Friday Follow

Ok everyone! It's that time again! Friday Follow #4
Link Up! Let's make some new friends!

Welcome to the May 14 Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try, and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.
Here's how YOU can join the Friday Follow celebration:

--Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

--Grab the Friday Follow button and include on your Friday Follow blog post.

--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses.

--Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you'd like.

--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.

--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.

This list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. The list is only open to add your blog links on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.

As hostesses, we realize the time required to participate in Friday Follow. Due to the overwhelming number of entries each week, we understand everyone, including ourselves, may not be able to follow every blog. To keep it fun, follow what you can at your own pace. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued participation!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's a Social Parade!

Smart and Trendy Moms

Hi guys I'm trying something new again!
Come along and join the fun!!!!

It's a Social Parade - Wednesday Link-up is a weekly link-up hosted by Smart and Trendy Moms . We created it for socializing and to get new followers, fans, subscribers, readers without feeling overwhelmed. Every week will be a new link-up that will focus on one of the ways you connect with people through your blog! We will rotate through gaining followers, fans, Networked blogs and more. Link-up and focus on one thing at a time. Its about fun one follower,fan and reader at a time!

And don't worry you do not have to carry this button or any button of ours on your side bars. Your blog sidebars are great real estate and we respect that : ) The button needs to be posted in your participation post only.

How it works.
Grab the link-up button and post It's a Social Parade!! Wednesday Link-up. Every Wednesday a new linky will be posted with that weeks exchange info.

This week is Google Friend Connect Round Up!!
It went so well last week and had so many link up that we wanted to do it again this week to give everyone a chance to visit more blogs:)
To participate
  • Follow the blog in the first spot via Google Friend Connect. I will follow all on the linky! All blogs participating must post about Social Parade and link to that on the linky:)
  • Link-up your blog post for "It's a Social Parade" that you made on your blog.
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If you do not make a post and link that up, it is unlikely that someone will search around for a post to comment on.

Let's get back to the recipes!(Very Berry Surprise Pie)

Okay everyone let's get back to the recipes!

Doesn't this pie look delish? If you would
like to try it here is the recipe enjoy!! :0)

Very Berry Surprise Pie

1/2 c strawberry preserves
1/3 granulated sugar,up to 1/2 cup*
1/4 c quick-cooking tapioca
1 t orange peel,Grated
1/2 t cinnamon,Ground
1/8 t allspice,Ground
4 c fresh strawberries,sliced
2 c fresh blueberries
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t salt
2/3 c shortening
6 T cold water,up to 7 tbsp
1 egg white,slightly beaten
1 T water
1/2 c toasted nuts,chopped
2 T butter,cut up
coarse sugar (optional)
ice cream (optional)
1. In a large bowl stir preserves, sugar, tapioca, orange peel, cinnamon, and
allspice. Add berries; toss gently. Let stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine flour and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in
shortening until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part
of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl.
Repeat, using 1 tablespoon cold water at a time, until all the dough is moistened.
Divide dough in half; form each half into a ball. On lightly floured surface, flatten
one of the balls. Roll from center to edge into a 12-inch circle. Wrap pastry
circle around rolling pin; unroll into a 9-inch pie plate.
3. In a small bowl stir together egg white and water; brush onto pastry in pie
plate. Sprinkle nuts onto bottom of pastry. Spoon fruit mixture into pastry-lined
pie plate. Dot with butter. Trim pastry 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate.
4. Roll remaining dough to a 12-inch circle; cut slits in pastry. Place pastry over
filling; trim 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold top pastry under bottom
pastry. Crimp edge. If desired, sprinkle with coarse sugar. Place pie on cookie
5. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with metal piecrust shield or foil.
Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove shield or foil. Bake for 25
to 30 minutes more or until top is golden. If desired, serve pie warm with ice
cream. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Vote on this Poll please!!!

On occasion I would like your
opinion on a few things! Please
vote on this poll! Thanks!

In the next three months what are you likely to purchase?