Friday, November 7, 2014

Thinking About My Kitchen Lately

Do  you ever wish you could just have a total redo of your kitchen accessories? I get that feeling every now and then. I dream and then I toss the dream away because it seems so unattainable. But dreams aren't meant to be that way, right? What makes a dreamer dream and what makes the good dreamer attain? 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Kids Match Games

Easy, affordable, cute, perfect match games for young kids. Love them as stocking stuffers. Great cotton drawstring pouch included.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fridge Magnets - what's it all about?

If you have kids or grandkids, you know the importance of having magnets on your fridge for artwork and reminders. I also have a grocery list permanently residing on my fridge for everyone to use when we run low on a grocery item.

My granddaughter also likes to arrange the magnets in her own personal art display. I have pictures of my grandkids which have been made into magnets. The ideas are never ending.

These magnets were all handmade by me. Designs too! Looking for your own set of magnets for yourself or the kids? Check out my shop at PipingHotPapers

Keep posted and soon I'll explain the types of magnets I use to hold up many pieces of paper at once.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Vegetarian Sausage Rice

Scrumptious one pot dish using Jasmine rice rather than your normal white or brown rice. Just a hint of sweetness combined with all the other ingredients will warm your tummy.

 Finished pot of dinner steaming away on top of the stove. I wonder if there will be any left?

Recipe below.....

2 cups pepper, chopped. The recipe called for green but I used one yellow pepper instead.
1 can red kidney beans, drained.
1 can diced tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped small
1 cup veggie broth
3/4 cup uncooked rice - I used Jasmine and highly recommend it.
1 teas. salt
1 teas. hot pepper sauce
1/2 teas. thyme
3 bay leaves
2 meatless italian sausage, sliced
cilantro for garnish (optional)

Saute in oil (I use coconut oil or olive is good, too) the onion, peppers, garlic and celery in a medium pot until the onion is translucent. Add all the other ingredients, cover and cook until the rice is done - 15-20 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and top with cilantro.

I'll be serving this with Texas toast and telling my kids -- eat the food if you want the Texas toast. But once they take their first bite they will love it!

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Does anyone make cupcakes that are highly decorated? I suppose I could go to the cupcake store and buy a few. But that necessary?

I have purchased (not yet received) a die cut that will make cupcake wrappers -- you know -- the ones that wrap around the base of the cupcake. (not for baking in). I can even put words and pictures on them. I wonder how the birthday girl's picture would look. Or the names and date of the wedding couple. Or just pretty paper.

I can't wait to start using the cupcake die cut when it arrives. Which in my opinion is taking way too long. Then I think I will take pretty pictures and post them here.

Until your cake.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Family Vacation

The best thing I like about our yearly vacation in South Haven, Michigan 
(besides visiting family) is Lake Michigan. 
Hands down....I would love to live on the west side of the State.

 One day of waves is better than none.

I'd rather watch than try. 

Sunset -- so peaceful 

walking up the dunes (not me, but hubby) 


Friday, June 29, 2012

No Bake Cookies

Totally yummy -- totally easy!

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter

Combine in a medium size sauce pan and bring to a boil. Continue boiling for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and quickly stir in:

1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick oatmeal

Butter a 9 x 13 cake pan and spread the cookies evenly in the pan. Cool and enjoy!