28 November 2009

2009 Christmas Card

Finish our Christmas card during Thanksgiving Break... check!
Photo by: Micah Dorsey
Hand drawn by: Me!

16 November 2009

Holiday Ambitions, Part 2

This is inspiring me to make a wreath for the inside of my front door. How cute is this! Katie Runnels makes so many of these wreaths for every time of year. Check out her shop!

12 November 2009

Holiday Ambitions

Soft Trees, from The Purl Bee
Originally uploaded by the purl bee

I am intent on making some of these for my home this holiday season, sewing 101 here I come.

08 November 2009

Pumpkin Spice and everything nice!

I started a new tradition this year. Starting the first week of fall, I set out to make something pumpkin every week until the week of Thanksgiving where I might possibly make something with pumpkin in it everyday that week. I plan to do a better job documenting all of my recipes next year.

This week I made Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Caramel Corn. I found some pumpkin spice Hershey's Kisses at Target for 75% off and this seemed like the perfect way to use them up!

1 3.3oz bag Kettle Corn popcorn, popped and all un-popped kernels removed
1 Cup dry roasted peanuts
1 Cup unwrapped pumpkin spice Hershey’s Kisses
1 Cup dark chocolate chips
6 Tablespoons butter
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1/3 Cup corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popped popcorn and peanuts onto a large rimmed baking sheet that has been sprayed lightly with non stick cooking spray.

Place kisses, chocolate chips, butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture comes to a light boil. Remove from heat and pour evenly over popcorn and nuts. Gently stir to coat mixture over popcorn. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and pour onto parchment paper to cool. Break into pieces and serve.

(Recipe adapted from Beantown Baker)