Thursday, September 29, 2011

Apple Pie Pops

I tried these Apple Pie Pops based off the recipe from Our Best Bites. They were fun to make but pretty time consuming.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mushroom Ravioli

I found a new blog the other day and she had a recipe that I just had to try. I have a terrible habit of taking a recipe and adapting it to what I buy or have on hand. I really should learn to try the recipe as written the first time around so I know what the flavor should be before making changes. Oh well, I found the recipe at Pickles and Cheese. So take a peek at the original recipe. But here is my adaptation.

Mushroom Ravioli

2 packages Buitoni Wild Mushroom Angolotti
3-4 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves minced garlic
1 package baby spinach, cut in large chiffonade
3 ears of fresh corn cut off the cob
5 Roma tomatoes
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2-1 cup cream
parmesan cheese

Cook the ravioli according to package directions. Drain. In a large skillet, saute corn and garlic in olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Add the spinach and cook 2 more minutes. Add the ravioli, lemon juice, and apple juice. Let reduce and add the cream. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper, and cook to thicken a little. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

It was really good. Bruce, who loves sauteed mushrooms did not really like the ravioli, thought the mushroom flavor was overpowering but I loved it. I might hold back on the lemon juice or use chicken broth instead of apple juice next time.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Flowers for a Memorial Service Meal

These are the flowers I did for the tables for a meal after a memorial service.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Latest Treats and a Forgotten Flower

Mini Tartlets filled with homemade lime curd.

This is what 750+ caramels look like.
Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes

More Catch Up

Catch Up

It's been a while since I last posted pictures and since I'm using this blog as a record for me of the things I have done, I'm posting a few more pictures.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Jacob's 8th Grade Promotion


Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I know its just variation on an earlier theme but here's the last arrangements.

I should have cut the tulips down after opening so they weren't so tall. Oh well, I wish the photo had also caught the fifth tulip hiding behind the other.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Today was a long day and even though the tulips were used in different arrangements for a funeral, they brought a bright spot to the day after I rearranged them.

Oreo Cupcakes

This week's treats were Oreo cupcakes.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Flowers for Studio 55

Not so excited about this one. Haven't figured out how to do a rounded arrangement.
But I saw an arrangement like this and really wanted to try it. I think it turned out pretty good. Next time I might cut the Gerbera daisies just a little shorter or have the grass a little taller but once it was in there I wasn't pulling it apart to redo it.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Not sure what I'm going to do when the tulips are out of season!

Sunday, March 20, 2011