Friday, November 23, 2012
Happy Friday! Emily here to bring you my first ever Food Friday post! I fear many of you (from the US) may not even tolerate the thought of food after celebrating Thanksgiving yesterday!
Regardless of the turkey aftermath, we still need to eat and enjoy today!
I must make a confession: I have an obsession with all things pastry related. I seriously used to be on the donut-a-day-diet! I love-love-love cinnamon rolls (You are not helping Amber with your Cinnamon Roll post! LOL! ), caramel rolls, donuts, and the like. However, most of these yummies are pretty labor intensive to make (worth it–but labor intensive just the same!) I have TWO recipes that quench my craving for a pastry sweet that are quick and easy to whip up. I make these so so often I could probably put them together in my sleep with one hand tied behind my back! I have to make BOTH at the same time because half of my family prefers one and the other half prefers the other. They are so quick and easy that making both is really no big deal. Gracious! – I have rattled on enough. Let’s get to it! Read on to find out how to make our delicious Yummy Buns and Caramel Pull-Apart!
Both of these yummy breakfast treats use very similar ingredients…part of the reason they are so easy to create together!
1. Cut the tubes of biscuits in half which will yield 16 half biscuits x 3 tubes.
2. Spread the 1 cup of brown sugar evenly on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Press it down with your fingers.
3. Place cut biscuits on top of brown sugar layer, tightly nestled together. The biscuit layer should completely cover the brown sugar layer.
4. Pour the heavy whipping cream evenly over the biscuit layer.
5. Allow the whipping cream to seap between the biscuits down onto the brown sugar layer.
Bake at 350F for about 17-20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown on the top and the cream/brown sugar mixture is bubbly and gooey!
6. Allow pull apart to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Then (very carefully) place a cookie sheet on top of the pan and quickly FLIP the whole thing over (my hubby also does this part for me…he’s pretty much my hero!)—the pull apart should leave the 9×13 pan and land on the cookie sheet (7) in all its gooey glory! Enjoy!
3 tubes of buttermilk biscuits
1 cup sugar
1-2 TBSP cinnamon
1 stick of butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla (forgot this in the ingredient pic! apology!)
2 TBSP milk
1. Cut all the biscuits in half.
Place the sugar and cinnamon in a gallon sized baggie and mix thoroughly. Add more or less cinnamon to taste. (no pic for this one…make it your own!)
2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and milk. Microwave in one minute increments, stirring in between, until melted together.
3. In a bundt pan or angel food cake pan, pour about half of this mixture on the bottom.
Place about 8-10 biscuits into the baggie with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Shakety-shake until they are well coated with the mixture. (How I missed all the baggie-cinnamon-sugar-goodness pics, I have no idea!) Transfer the biscuits from the bag to the bundt pan. Repeat until all the biscuits are coated and placed in the bundt pan.
4. After all the biscuits are placed in the bundt pan, drizzle the remaining microwaved mixture on top.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-22 minutes or until the top biscuits are a deep golden brown. Remove from the oven.
6. Very carefully place an oversized plate on top of the golden biscuits in the pan, grip firmly (use potholders!…again this is where I call in the hubby reinforcements!) and FLIP! (REALLY hard to take a picture of this process! )
7/8. Again, gooey goodness abounds! Enjoy!
Check out the TWO downloadable recipe cards below! Long live pastry…and gooey goodness!
This blog post and recipe cards were made using one of my favorite kits, Clementine! I love the rich, fall colors and thought they went perfectly with these recipes that I tend to make more often during the fall and winter holiday seasons. The recipe cards were made from templates from the oh-so-adorable, Muffin Man Recipe Card templates!
Thank you so much for taking a peek at my first Food Friday post! Be sure to come back Monday to help us honor another Layout of the Week!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Food Stuff, Free (not desktops), Uncategorized
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Hi everyone!! Kylie here with the November project SCRAP templates (two separate – and gorgeous – templates to create a two-page spread in your project SCRAP 2012 album!) YAY! And can you believe we only have a couple of months to go and we’ll all have another amazing album ready for printing!! So exciting! :o)
You can click on the image above…or, CLICK HERE to download your latest templates!!
Are you new to project SCRAP? …well then, if you are not familiar with our little scrap project (if you ARE familiar with it, skip this paragraph, as always, lol)… THIS POST is a great place to learn more! Also, if you click on the PROJECT SCRAP 2012 category (on the right side of the blog)…you can ALWAYS easily find ALL posts related to the subject! It’s your go-to place if you want to keep up with everything in 2012! But, as a quick little reminder…here is the project in a nutshell:::
Be sure to post your completed November pages (and any of the other months, if you haven’t already done so) in the project scrap GALLERY! We LOVE to see how you work with our project SCRAP templates and all those beautiful Shabby Shoppe products! :o) December is going to be overflowing with festivities here at Blog, so we will more than likely share both the November check-in and the December templates at the same time…so be on the look out for that! Until then, have fun scrapping the new templates (and photographing, of course)! Oh, and to all those celebrating today…
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day! Sweet Emily will be joining you all tomorrow with some sweet, sweet Food Friday treats!!!
Free (not desktops), project Scrap 2012, Uncategorized
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Hi there! Amber here again – this time to share a couple tips that I always use in my layouts! I want to teach you a bit about LINES! Lines? Yes, I know. :0) Lines are simple, yet they can have a profound influence on a layout!
Take DIAGONAL and CURVED lines for example – they suggest movement and energy. These lines are GREAT for layouts with busy kids or when you need a sense of movement. Take this layout for example. I needed to make it look like Christopher was flying like Super Hero’s with capes are supposed to. ;0) So, I used straight and curved papers positioned at an angle to help with that.
With HORIZONTAL lines, you get a sense of calm, or rest. I suppose with this next layout, it’s the simplicity of the design, and the horizontal lines that give this effect – and I LOVE it! :0)
And, with VERTICAL lines, they portray strength and structure – like pillars in architecture. So, with this layout, vertical lines are PERFECT- as these two are both such great strengths to me! Can I tell you how much I LOVE them?! It’s my Dad and my niece, both of whom have battled- and survived! – cancer, at great odds, mind you.
So, you can use lines for the papers in your layout – but, how about how you position your embellishments? Do your embellishments draw your eye to your subject – or away? This is one of the things I remember most from when my sister was teaching me about scrapbooking. Turning that tag, or that star, or that bow – anything that has a point or corner – toward your picture will draw your eye where you want the focus to be. Obviously, you aren’t going to be able to get every point in that direction – so, just choose the important ones. :0) The effect is very subtle – but, it can make quite a bit of difference!
And, here’s some examples of what I mean! :0)
So, there ya have it! I think I just gave you 99% of the tips I have for scrapbooking! :0) All in one post! :0) A lot of the stuff I know about scrapping and using Photoshop, I’ve learned from the Shabby Artists – both past and present. I hope I’ve taught you a bit… it’s been great fun! I am truly thankful for the opportunity I have to share some of the things I know with you via the Shabby Shoppe Blog! I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving - I suppose even those who aren’t in the U.S.! ;0) I LOVE Thanksgiving! Take loads of pictures to fill your November Project Scrap 2012 Templates – which Kylie will be sharing tomorrow on the Blog! SO excited!
Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hello everybody, lego here with a post for the upcoming holidays. Fall has turned really frosty over here now, I heard the first carol in a movie recently (btw it was a 1963-John-Wayne-south-seas-flick shown at the Vienna film festival. Oh, I loved it)… and shops are stocking up on all the red-green-gold-snowy white stuff. So I thought about the jolly season and… Christmas cards, of course! Especially with the beautiful new kit in store ;-) I was keen to start. After a bit of pondering I ended up looking at my old ones. Maybe you’ll get inspired by looking at your creations, as well. I did actually <LOL> by the one I came up with in 2010.
I more or less just redid it. Firstly, because I really liked the layout and secondly, and more importantly, because I so loved making it. I took a basic Christmas shape – a star – as my starting point and ended up in an element frenzy.
Whoohoo! What fun I had! So I just stole my idea and had my way with SP’s darling new nutcracker kit among many others. No kidding! I’m convinced I opened every single SP kit folder on my computer and took at least one element. See what I mean?
And then I found the ready-to-use-tree element in the nutcracker folder (what a beauty!) and thought why not use this as well. It’s a super-quick page also following the shape principle. In a very reduced yet effective manner, so to speak.
This idea is actually not restricted to Christmas. You can take letters or any other symbol as well. SP has a lovely kit called “Scallops, Shapes and More” in the Shoppe. You’ll find borders, frames but also stars and hearts there. So you can play and play, LOL!! Can’t wait to see what you will come up with!
Don’t miss tomorrow‘s post by Amber sharing a few tips and tricks with us!
Monday, November 19, 2012
Good morning everyone…Casharina here! Can you believe it’s already Monday? Shew, it feels like my weekends just fly by these days and Monday comes quicker than ever! There is one thing I look forward to on Mondays though, the Layout of the Week blog post. I love seeing the beautiful layouts featured every Monday, but I don’t necessarily love the task of being the “picker.” Lol! It’s one of the toughest posts I have to complete, with all the eye candy in the gallery. I have such a hard time choosing only one, but you all know that’s how it goes…so this week I’ve chosen yordea’s Tiny Toes layout.
Her layout is simply simple, and that’s one thing I adore about it. Aren’t baby feet, and their tiny toes one of the most precious things ever? I love them! Here yordea has done a fantastic job of keeping the focus on her perfect image. I really like how she has used the stitching from Memory Lane to stitch around the photo, as well as placed it inside the frame; so cute, and what a great way to focus your eyes on the image held within. I also like the brushed flowers sitting just behind the photo to help give it depth. The paper she’s chosen to go along with the sweet photo couldn’t have been any more perfect; I admire the entire page! Stunning simple’ness really!!
Congratulations yordea for winning layout of the week - and an even sweeter congratulations on the birth of your precious little girl! We hope you enjoy a little Shoppe-ing fun!! Please check your email (also don’t forget to check your spam folder if you don’t see it) for your $10 Shabby Shoppe gift card.
Thank you all for posting your beautiful layouts in the gallery each week - it really is so fun and inspiring to see them! Have a wonderful fun-filled Monday and check back tomorrow when lego shares with us an inspirational post, I’m sure it’ll be amazing!
Layout of the Week, Uncategorized