Friday, May 13, 2011

why did I wait to make this???

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

These are so gooood! I was browsing some food blogs and came upon this recipe and bookmarked it. I had bought all the ingredients but forgot about it until now. I love everything about it. The thick crust, the creamy cheesecake filling, the tartness of the chopped apples, and the sweetness and crunchiness of the topping. I really don't know if there will be any left for the BBQ tomorrow!

Recipe adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything Blog (this recipe is so decadent that I wan't surprised it was a Paula Deen recipe!)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

too much inspiration?

Is there such a thing? I really think it has more to do with procrastination. I earn a blue first place ribbon on that on a regular basis! I will usually try to limit my online blog browsing time but with all these really amazing blogs with amazing photos and projects it really is hard to limit myself. I will get so inspired that I start to research something and then that takes me to another place and so on...then I find myself looking outside my window and it's dark outside. The day is over. ARG!

I'm going to start limiting myself to an hour THAT'S IT! I have a few projects I'm working on and many many on my to do list. One of those is a quilt with the new Denyse Schmidt Picnic and Fairgrounds collection, which I was happy to find at my local Joann's. I love this quilt pattern that Little Miss Shabby adapted from this free pattern. I may have to try it and I'm thinking Picnic and Fairgrounds would be the perfect collection to use.

In other news, I finally gave my friend Sara this quilt I made for her little boy to come. Everyone at the baby shower loved it. Which warmed my heart cause I still can't totally get used to the fact that people love what I do. I love giving people handmade gifts I think it has a lot more meaning.

I did worry a little bit about the type of quilting I did on it. It's not a continuous kind of thing. I did each square separately and in the end I actually LOVED the effect once I washed it and dried it. It's lovely. On the back I gave it two small circles to tie in the front with the back.

AND to finish this post I have to say that I made THE best deviled eggs ever. I love the classic flavors. Mayo, dijon mustard, regular yellow mustard, salt and pepper and a little paprika for garnish. Amazing lunch time treat for me today specially with this lovely weather!

Summer I'm ready for you :)