Mums are arriving from the mum farm. This is where we get them. A shot of Aggie Cat from the shop last week. The bathroom after a mini makeover a couple of years ago. I still love the paint color on the dresser. Wood knobs and fluffy white towels also still on my favorite list.
Straw Flowers I love you.
Girls modeling Bittersweet Aprons and head bands, I love you too!
Little handmade Bittersweet sign that hangs above our door you hold a special place in my heart.
Cinnamon Twists. I made mine with cookie press. So good! Easy too. Much better hot and sprinkled with powder sugar. Lots of cinnamon on mine. Sometimes I crave cinnamon. Thinking there's a reason but don't put to much mind to that I simply prepare a dish sprinkled with the aromatic spice.
Elle, sweet Elle. She's the best little cairn terrier doggy.
Homemade Apple Dumplings but not ordinary ones. These are bathed in a from scratch gooey caramel sauce.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry
4 Golden Delicious or Jonathan apples
4 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg lightly beaten
1 tsp water
1 tsp sugar
On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry into a 16 inch square then cut in 4 squares.
Peel and core apples. Trim the bottoms so the apple sit flat. Place 1 apple in the center of each square. Combine the brown sugar, butter and cinnamon and spoon into apples.
Beat the egg and water together in a small bowl. Moisten the edge of the pastry with the mixture. Bring the pastry up around the apple, pleating the pastry as needed to form a seal.
Place the dumplings in an ungreased baking dish. Brush with the remaining egg mixture, then sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes until golden brown. Pour over dumpling and add a dall op of whipped cream.
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
In a heavy sauce pan over medium heat, tilt and swirl sugar until melted and amber-colored, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in whipping cream. Mixture will bubble and sugar will harden. Stir until sugar melts again and sauce boils, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let sauce cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm or cool.