Saturday, October 29

amazing house for sale

so sad that our friends adam & lindsey are moving away, but good news for anyone who knows anyone looking for a house! they are so on top of things and have kept this house in amazing shape on top of making so many enhancements! 

here is the link to their charming 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom house in the Emory/Morningside neighborhood! 

Check out one of the cutest houses for sale around!

Friday, October 28

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Rachel came over and made a seriously amazing dessert, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies...although the ingredient list may seem cumbersome, its actually not too many ingredients outside of spices! give them a try...its so worth it!

what you need...
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup canola or vegetable oil
3 cups chilled canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

what you need (homemade cream cheese frosting)...
3 cups powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

what to do...

to make the whoopie pies...
preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger and nutmeg & set aside. in a separate bowl, whisk the granulated sugar, the dark brown sugar, and the oil together. add the pumpkin and whisk to combine thoroughly. add the eggs and vanilla and whisk until combined. gradually add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and whisk until completely combined. use a small cookie scoop or a large spoon to drop a rounded, heaping tablespoon of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. bake for 10 to 12 minutes, making sure that the cookies are just starting to crack on top and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cookie comes out clean. the cookies should be firm when touched. remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely on a cooling rack.

to make the filling with the frosting...
beat the butter on medium speed until smooth with no visible lumps, about 3 minutes. add the cream cheese and beat until smooth and combined, about 2 minutes. add the powdered sugar a little at a time, then add vanilla and beat until smooth.

to assemble...
turn half of the cooled cookies upside down. Spoon the filling (about a tablespoon) onto that half. Place another cookie, flat side down, on top of the filling. Press down slightly so that the filling spread to the edges of the cookie. Put the whoopie pies in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm before serving.

Thursday, October 27

shutterfly sale!

Shutterfly is having a fab sale if anyone needs anything...even if its just prints!!!

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t minus 2 months...

Wednesday, October 26

can't get enough

even though im sick today, i still cant get enough of my puppy...i guess i can admit my husband is really cute too! enjoy a sneak peek from our christmas card photo shoot by Minutes of Love Photography!  Katie did such a great job and we had such a fun time with her last week at Roswell Mill! Lots of other people in our neighborhood and group of friends have a time slot scheduled with her and i'm excited to see their finished products too! can't wait to do this again next year!

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Tuesday, October 25


mom brought me home some apples from ellijay and in return i made this amazing dessert for dinner sunday night! here is a great apple cobbler recipe! 

what you need...
7 to 8 large (9 cups) tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, sliced 1/4-inch
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter melted
Ice cream

what to do...Heat oven to 350°F. Place sliced apples in ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Stir together 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle over apples.

Combine remaining cinnamon, flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over apples. Pour melted butter over topping. Bake for 45 to 55 5minutes or until lightly browned and apples are tender.  Serve warm with ice cream.

Monday, October 24

Sunday, October 23

chicken pot pie

ive made some time & ingredient intensive chicken pot pies before...but when you need or want to use limited ingredients, minus an onion, i have all of this on hand at any given time...guess that just means i need to add "onion" to my weekly checklist!  a fabulous and not too rich comfort food for this cooler weather!

what you need...
1 box refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1/2  cup milk
2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

what to do...Heat oven to 425°F. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended. Gradually stir in broth and milk, cooking and stirring until bubbly and thickened. Stir in chicken and mixed vegetables. Remove from heat. Spoon chicken mixture into save significant calories by not making a bottom crust...the top is rich and filling enough!

Top with crust; seal edge and flute. Cut slits in several places in top crust. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. During last 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.