Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 stick (8 Tbsp.) unsalted butter, melted
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 (heaping) tsp. ground cloves
In a medium bowl or in your stand mixer bowl, mix the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla just until smooth. Mix in the eggs one at a time, blending after each addition. Set aside one cup of the mixture. To the remaining mixture, mix in the 1/4 cup sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Spread the pumpkin batter into the crust. Drop the remaining plain batter by spoonfuls onto the top. Swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until filling is just set (the middle will still jiggle a little bit). Cool the bars in the pan and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving (I stuck mine in the freezer for about 2 hours and then took it out a couple minutes before and it was perfect).
We had so much fun doing this craft! I look forward to doing it again each year and seeing how the things he is thankful for changes as he gradually understands the concept of thankfulness more each year.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
For the Bib, I added some scraps from Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane Line. . . similar colors to tie everything together.
The diaper pouch gave me a slight scare, because I forgot to put the elastics in it for the button (which is the very first step. . .grr!), so I used sew-able velcro. I really like the way it turned out. Now I just need to find some labels to put on my creations. . . any thoughts?
Chenile burpies. . . one of each fabric. So soft and snuggly!
And a quick card that I almost forgot to make! Ooops! This card uses Stampin' Up's Gable Green and Bashful Blue inks and paper. The square eyelets are also SU, but Brocade Blue (they were close enough and I was in a hurry!). The stamps and printed paper are also Stampin' Up.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
I cut out some eyes, a nose, and a mouth out of construction paper and showed them to Ethan. We talked about where those parts are on our body. I showed him what we were going to do with the eye and glued it on for him. Then, he showed me where to put the glue for the next eye and he put it on himself. We did this with all the rest of the face.
After he was done, he was so excited to tell me all the parts on his pumpkin's face. This is him saying "Nose," in his own cute way. I love it!
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Harvest Pumpkin Dip