Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our daughter

Our daughter Dawn Marie is in the Hospital in Newport Beach, California.  She is need of all of our prayers.  She is having some medicial problems and really need all of our prayers. They are having trouble with get ting her to stop bleeding.  But the problem is she has a really bad heart and she is on a blood thinner to heart keep her heart going.  So they have gave her two pints of blood already and may have to give her more.  So please keep her in your prayers.

Thank You

Sunday, December 26, 2010

You could win this

Happy New Year Fabric Giveaway
With 2010 coming to a close, 
I want to do something fun for all my faithful blog readers and quilting friends.  
I am hosting a giveaway and it's the biggest one yet!
 Drumroll please... :)  
 I am going to give away a package of **7 yards** of Dr. Seuss fabric from the Robert Kaufman "Cat in the Hat" and "Celebrate Seuss" Fabric lines!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Fun

Holiday Peppermint Cupcakes

3 eggs
½ cup water
¼ cup milk
½ cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 cup sour cream

Peppermint Ganache:
½ cup butter
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
6 tablespoons buttermilk (or 5 ½ T milk, ½ T lemon juice)
3 cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon peppermint extract

Peppermint Buttercream:
8 oz cream cheese
½ cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon peppermint extract

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.    Whisk eggs, water, milk, oil and vanilla extract together.  Stir in devil’s food cake mix and sour cream until well blended. 
3.    Fill cupcake liner ¾ full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
4.    While cupcakes are in the oven, make peppermint ganache.
5.    In a bowl, sift 3 cups powdered sugar.
6.   In a small saucepan, melt butter and add cocoa and buttermilk and bring to a boil.  Then pour over powdered sugar, add peppermint extract and stir until smooth.  
7.    Dip the tops of the warm cupcakes into the warm ganache and let cool before frosting. If you have extra ganache, save it in the fridge and use it another day.  Just warm it up in the microwave and it will be perfect!
8.   Buttercream: Beat cream cheese and butter until light a fluffy, it will take several minutes.  Slowly add powdered sugar.  (I say 2 cups, but this is just an estimation, taste test along the way.)  Add peppermint extract and beat again. 
9.   Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with peppermint candy.  (I did white chocolate peppermint kisses but mint M&M’s, candy canes, or any holiday peppermint treat works perfectly.)

Thank You Leigh Ann Wilks and Lizzy Mae 


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Join my Blog

Come and join my blog and see what is going on in our home and with us. I will share some of my talents and things I like to do and that is even my grandchildren. Give me my input on what you would like to see. Ask me all the questions you want and I will try to answer them.

Scraping Nana (Donna)