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Here it is! Yum, Yum, Yummy!!!!
Okay, okay, I am one week behind. Last weekend was a _______!! but! I did make those lucious Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars this past Saturday! My Sister, Barbara came up to visit. Her hubby had to do some repair work on the house from the hurricane we had this year, and Barbara and I did a little scrappin'! I had such a wonderful time being with her it was so much fun! So, while hubby went to get bar-b-que for our dinner I made this yummy-licious recipe that I mentioned in last week blog post and all I can say is, YUUUMMMM!!! They are absolutely delish! I did take a pic before baking it. I almost didn't but Barbara reminded me so I did. And then I took a pic of the finished product! Doesn't it make your mouth just water?! I had always been intimidated by the thought of making cheesecakes, but not any more!! A few years ago I successfully made a wonderful raspberry cheesecake but I haven't made one since. So, when I saw this recipe and found out that it was by Paule Deen I thought, oh yeah, I can make that! So I made this wonderful dessert in no time flat! I do have a couple of hints for you though if you are interested in creating this wonderful dessert yourself and also I did use a different size and type of baking dish. I used my large, square corning ware dish to make this in. The recipe does have nutmeg in it. At first I didn't like the idea of nutmeg in cheesecake but was I ever wrong! The only form of nutmeg to use for this recipe though is freshly ground nutmeg. You can buy the whole nutmeg nuts in the spice section of your favorite super market, especially at this time of year. So.... tip #1 *Use Fresh Nutmeg. Tip #2 is, I think I will use a little more oats in the topping next time. I really liked the flavor and texture it added. #3 I did reduce the use of butter in the recipe both in the crust and the topping. #4 I think that next time I will try my hand at home made caramel sauce. However, if you are in a real pinch for time, you can do like I did and use the wrapped caramel candies with just a bit of water in the microwave. I find that those caramels are definitely not nearly as good as they once were so next time....
Thank you Paula Deen and thanks to all of you bloggers who blog your delicious creations with the rest of us! I am no longer intimidated by CHEESECAKE! ;oD Got questions? Just ask!
Okay! Back to scrappin'!! Thanks for stoppin' by!
This is the sock monkey I had Lynn of "Handmade Creations by Lynn", to make for my granddaughter. I made a flower for her head and a cute tu-tu for her to wear. I love how she has turned out :o) I think Jasmine will love her too don't ya think?!
This sweet li'l 4x4 mini album is made using Graphic 45's "Once Upon A Spring Time" paper line. Find more detail on this project Here.
This is a special 4x4 mini album I made to sell. Special because I designed a holder for it to sit in with velvet jingle bells for the feet! You will find more about this project HERE.
This is my very first completed Family Recipe Album! The papers are by "Webster's Pages". Although it was a bit of a challenge, I created this stand for it to sit in on my kitchen desk top. I just luv the mason jar tag I created especially for this mini. You will find more details on this project here.
I created the adorable Christmas album below as a gift for my sister. I was so pleased how it turned out for her. I used Basic Grey's Jovial paper line and stickers. It contains some of my own hand drawn designs in it such as the snowman with the red top hat on and the snowman peeking from behind the santa pocket with felt accents on his…
I have for so very long, a few years now, wanted to make a doll house album. I have talked about it, drawn out ideas and designs for it, and mulled over it for quite some time. The only other project that took me this long to pull together was my first Recipe Album!! Yesterday, I decided on a design and today a theme! Two elements one absolutely must possess in order to create any thing at all! I was thinking I should like to have my book designed so that I can have interactive paper dolls in it. I thought that I would design them as well, but as I glanced through an old 2009 desk calendar by Mary Engelbreit, I decided I would try to use the many paper dolls I have in the magazines I have collected of hers over the years instead. I think I have found a suitable paper line as a base to start. So! Onward and upward I go in true Mary Engelbreit fashion!!
Wish me luck!