Saturday, March 2, 2013

Apple Crisp a la mode

One of my favorite fall dessert. Well, actually all year round. This is not your regular crisp recipe, i experimented on some ingredients which i think will add more flavor to the crisp. Well....I'm happy to tell you that this was a success! If you like caramel and apple jam....then you should give this a try!


4 medium apple, sliced (I used apples that we picked from our Apple picking adventure)***
1/4 C caramel (I melted 1/2 a bag of 14 oz Kraft Caramel) i had some left overs.
1/2 C homemade apple jam or store bought
3/4 C packed light brown sugar
1/2 C self rising flour or All purpose flour
1/2 C Old fashioned oats
8 T butter (one stick)
3/4 t cinnamon

Heat oven to 365 degrees F.

Grease bottom and sides of a baking pan with butter.

Arrange sliced apples in baking pan.

To melt the caramel, follow the caramel package instructions.

Mix together melted caramel and apple jam.

Pour the caramel/jam mixture into the baking pan making sure to spread it all over the arranged apple slices
In a bowl, using your hands, mix and stir brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and softened butter until it forms pea size lump.

Sprinkle over apples.

Bake about 45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and bubbling.

Serve warm with ice cream or whip cream.

Used different varieties from our apple picking.




Thursday, February 28, 2013


This is so neat and by saying neat i mean "cool" idea and neat/clean border. I have made no sew blanket before using the "tie a knot" method which is good but this "looping" method is way better. Thanks to Barb of A Chelsea Morning for the tutorial. Check her blog HERE for the tutorials.

I chose the Disney Princess pattern to match the Disney Princess Headbands i made for my great-niece. Check out my blog HERE .
Materials needed:

2 - 2 yards of no fray fleece fabric-  one patterned fleece and another one solid color to match your patterned fabric **
Scissors for fabric ( must be sharp)
** You'll probably need 1 5/8 yards for a kid but I want extra fabric as allowance should you make a mistake.
*** I made this while watching a TV show...... yes it is that easy.

I made this for my adorable, beautiful great-niece ;)

Front of the blanket. Take note on how neat the knots are. 


The back side of the blanket, still look so neat ;)


Loop the strands together

Then pull the "strands" as neatly and tight as you can to make a uniform, clean border.