Thursday, 19 April 2012

Quilling ... Princess card


Here is a card I made for my daughters friend princess birthday party !! 
Quilling is so much fun ! Add a few gems or glitter and there you have it !! 


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Creamy Peanut Butter Banana Pie


Ingredients:

1 cup  chocolate cookie crumbs
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate (chocolate chips)
2 bananas thinly sliced 
1 cup of heavy cream 35%
225 grams cream cheese
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 cup of confectioners sugar
414 ml sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


Directions:

Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl and stir with a fork until well mixed. Press into bottom and about 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch spring form pan.

Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for about a minutes and 1/2 mixing after ever 30 seconds. Pour over cookie crust. Cut bananas in thin slices and place over melted chocolate. Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.

In a medium size bowl beat the heavy cream until it becomes stiff ( like whip cream). Place in refrigerator until ready to use. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer at medium high speed, beat together cream cheese and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Reduce speed and gradually add confectioners' sugar. Add the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Increase the speed and to medium and beat until filing is smooth. 

Fold in the whip cream into the cream cheese / peanut butter mix. Poor the filling into the prepared springform pan. Drizzle some melted chocolate on top if desired and refrigerate 3 hours or overnight before serving. 

Enjoy !!


Saturday, 7 April 2012

Apple Pie Cake ... Szarlotka



Ingredients:

2 cups Flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 Eggs
4 tbs heavy cream
1 tsp Vanilla
3 Apples 
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves

Directions :

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, salt. Add eggs, cream and vanilla and mix until it forms a ball. Separate the dough in 2 , wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile peel, core and grate the apples. In a medium sauce pan, combine grated apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves and cook over medium/high heat until the apple are soft. set aside. Roll out 1 dough and place at the bottom of an 8x8 greased pan lined with parchment paper. Bake the dough for about 10-15 minutes, or until only the edges are slightly brown. Roll out 2nd dough and cut into stip. Remove Dough from the oven and top with apple mixture. Place the strips from the 2nd dough on top. Bake 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Sprinkle with icing sugar. 
Cut and Enjoy !!!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Honey Beer Bread


Ingredients :

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon backing power
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons honey
1 can of beer
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 

Direction:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed.
( you can microwave the honey for 5 to 10 seconds before to make it easier to mix)
Pour half the butter into the loaf pan. Spoon in the batter over the butter into the pan and top with the remaining butter. Use a pastry brush to spread it around.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Slice and Enjoy !!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Rice Krispies Eggs


Ingredients :

3 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine
4 cups of color mini marshmallow
6 cups Kellogs Rice Krispies cereal 


Directions :

Start by separating the marshmallows by color. I did 2 cups of yellow and green together and 2 cups of orange and pink together. 
In a medium size microwave-safe bowl, heat 2 cups (pink and orange) marshmallows with 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter for about a minute, stirring after 30 seconds. 
Add 3 cups of Kellogs Rice Krispie cereal and mix until well combined.
Let cool for a few minutes. Butter your hands and shape rice krispie treats into egg shapes. Place each Rice Krispie egg into a plastic egg. 
Repeat the same with the remaining ingredients. 
You can use white marshmallows and add food coloring. you can also add chocolate chips or sprinkles.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Quilled Daffodil Card


 A beautiful quilled Daffodil card that I made for my In-laws
Happy Easter !


Monday, 2 April 2012

Easter Chicks Quilled Card



 This quilled card I made for my brother 


This also comes with a fun story ... When we were young, we went to the store (it was around Easter time) and as we where looking at the Easter decorations and chocolates, my brother found a little package of fluffy chicks. The package was open and there was a chick missing from it. My sister told him that someone took that baby chick and now it's missing it's mama! Well, my brother just starting crying and was very sad for that poor fluffy chick that would never see it's mama again !
It was a running joke for a few years after that !! 
and now, it still is 
Love you Pete 

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Easter Bunny Quilled Card


This Easter card I made for my nephew, my sister and my brother in law.
On this card I used googly eyes for the bunny and glitter on the eggs 


This is a funny story.... when they received the card in the mail, the googly eyes had fallen off and where at the bottom of the enveloppe. My sister came up with the theory: " the chicken got pissed off that the bunny was getting all the credit for the easter eggs and decided to peck it's eyes out." 
I laughed so hard because she thinks of the craziest things sometimes ... Love you guys