Tuesday, October 28, 2014


By request for a Christmas Gift.  Sorry for the blurry picture.  Pattern from Ravelry can be found here.  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pumpkin Butter

These pictures cannot do justice to the smell or taste of this pumpkin butter.  Yummy!  You should really come visit me and try some.  Delish!  

Also, I fear I am starting to get a reputation.  James said to me, "It's butter you can eat?  I thought you made pumpkin body butter!"  

Teehee.  Definitely keeping this recipe in the make again column!  

Friday, October 10, 2014

The most wonderful time of the year

"What," you ask, "is that wonderful aroma that has invaded your home?"

It's the most wonderful time of the year, folks.  Pumpkin everything and everywhere.  Today I made this fabulous slow cooker Pumpkin Butter!  Yum, yum, yum. 

For those that aren't familiar with pumpkin or other types of butter, this is less of a butter and more of a jelly, except for the fact that it slides over the bread like warmed butter!

For this recipe you can use fresh or canned pumpkin.  I used canned.  1-15 oz. can of pumpkin, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp clove, and I threw in another 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice because I love it so.  Stir it all together and turn your slow cooker on high for 3 hours.  Be sure to stir it occasionally- I did once an hour.  

Please note, it is not recommended to can and store pumpkin products like you might with typical jams and jellies.  Though I put these in pretty canning jars, be sure you keep it in the fridge and use it quickly.  I don't think that will be a problem here.  Yum!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Delicious Honey-Cinnamon Butter

I know, I know.  I have not been around much as I have been spending a lot of time crafting and creating over on the other site.  So sorry!  I have several WIP (works in progress) that I hope to feature on here as soon as I finish them.  But this was a quick and yummy pre-holiday test run.  I only made half a batch, but still ended up with three 4-ounce canning jars full of this yummy treat.  

The half batch ingredients are:
1 stick softened butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup honey (I used raw, local honey)

After you impatiently wait for the butter to soften on your countertop, place all the ingredients in a bowl.  Blend together with your mixer (stand alone or hand-held) until all the ingredients are combined and you are left with the fluffy, yumminess shown above.  Spoon into a container (or mix in a container with a lid if you plan to keep the entire batch yourself) and use on bread, desserts, or eat right from the container.  No, I really do not suggest that last one.

This is similar to the butter you often get with rolls in restaurants.  Let me know if you give this one a try!