Monday, May 28, 2018

Impossible Coconut Pie

 Have you ever made an impossible pie?  Their popularity came about in the 1970's-80's, with recipes were printed on the back on Bisquick boxes.  They're so easy, and make for a quick pie.  You can even make your own baking mix, if you'd like, and I have one on my blog, or you can just used a boxed baking mix.  How about enjoying a slice today?  I've used my giant polka dot teapot planter for some decoration, that's planted with my shamrock plant.  I'm using another of my late great Aunt Kitty's painted plates and teacups. 

 Isn't this a pretty design?  I wonder if painted china is still being done?

Yield: 8 slicesPin it

Impossible Coconut Pie

This is a quick and easy (lazy) pie, which can be eaten warm or cold.


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking mix
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups milk 
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup flaked or shredded coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9-inch pie plate with shortening or cooking spray.
  • In blender, add all the ingredients, except for the coconut.  Blend on low until mixed, for about 3 minutes.   Pour into pie plate, and let stand for 5 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle the coconut on top of the pie. 
  • Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Cinnamon Bun Scones for the Royal Wedding Watch

 I fixed a tray for my bedroom, for watching the wedding of Harry and Meghan.  I'm using my pretty rose teapot and matching teacup that some dear friends gave me.  I have a tin of English breakfast tea for brewing, and a sausage and asparagus frittata, fresh berried with whipped cream and a yummy scone.

 I enjoyed the wedding while viewing from my comfy bed!

 The first kiss and hooray for love!

 Cissy came over on Friday and she mixed up the Cinnamon Bun Scones.  Here she is cutting the butter into the flour mixture.  She tried my pastry blender first, and then I showed her how to cut by using two knives.  She preferred this method.  The previous weekend, most of my family went to Arkansas, where we stay with friends on their ranch.  When Cissy came the days before we went, she asked what we were making.  I told her that we had three desserts to bring for our trip, but I didn't think we could make them all in an hour.  She so wisely said, "Yes we can.  We are professionals!"  Do you know what??  We completed all three in an hour!!

Yield: 12 sconesPin it

Cinnamon Bun Scones

These yummy scones are reminiscent of cinnamon buns, but without all the wait!


2 cups flour
1 cup oats (quick or old-fashioned)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar (divided use)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, chilled and cut into 8 pieces
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup toasted pecans (see note)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
 Glaze (recipe follows)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In small bowl, combine milk, egg, and vanilla; blend well.  Add to dry ingredients all at once, and stir with fork or rubber spatula just until dry ingredients are moistened.
In second small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with pecan and cinnamon; mix well.  Sprinkle evenly over dough in bowl,  gently stir batter to swirl in cinnamon mixture. (Do not blend completely.) Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2  inches apart on cookie sheet.
Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove to wire rack; cool 5 minutes.  Drizzle glaze over tops of warm scones and serve. 
GLAZE:  In small blowl, combine 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 3-4 teaspoons orange juice or milk.
NOTE: To toast pecans, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread pecans in single layer in baking pan and bake until lightly browned and fragrant, about 6-8 minutes.
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My grandson, Caiden, celebrated his 13th birthday in Arkansas!  He had fun 4-wheeling, fishing, playing paint ball,  and swimming in the river!

My granddaughter, Avery, turned 11 this past week, and I was able to take her to dinner on the day before her birthday.  It's always so nice being with this sweet girl!

Here's a picture of our family members that went to Arkansas. 

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Monday, May 14, 2018

The Enchanting Rose's 12th Teacup Exchange

 Stephanie, from The Enchanting Rose, is having her 12th reveal party on May 17th.  I received this beautiful Royal Cuthbertson fine bone china teacup from Jo, who blogs at Miss Jo's Shabby Life.  Isn't the teacup so pretty with the scattering of roses, carnations, pansies and violas?  She sent the sweet spoon, too.


 My package arrived on my doorstep, all wrapped so neatly, and I was excited to open the box!


 Look at all these gifts I received!!  Jo sure did spoil me with so many thoughtful gifts.  The Farm Fresh tray will come in handy, and Jo included a canister of English Tea Shoppe Tropical green tea.


 Aren't these tea towels pretty?  The notepad will come in handy, and the Colorado key chain is a nice keepsake from Jo's home state.


 This darling bird was included,which has found a place in my home decor.


A thoughtful card was included and the coaster, too.  I loved all my gifts, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your lovely gifts.  Thank you, also, to our hostess, Stephanie, who selflessly organizes this exchange for women not only here, and in Canada, but throughout the world!  


My recipient was Mary, who doesn't have a blog, but whom I've become friends with from the exchange.  I sent these gifts to her...The Twelve Teas of Friendship book, a pretty Gracie teacup, some chocolate caramel filled Stroopwafels, a bag of assorted teas, a chocolate scone mix (Mary loves chocolate!), and some garden gloves, because she loves gardening.  


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Monday, May 7, 2018

Cinnamon and Sugar Roll-Ups

 I'm preparing a virtual Mother's Day Tea for me and my Mom, and using two of the sets that my late Great Aunt Kitty painted.  My Mom was named Kathryn (Kitty) after our aunt, who was the sister of my Mom's mother,  and I was named Catherine (spelled differently by my Dad), and then called Kitty, too.  We're having some cinnamon and sugar roll-ups that Cissy and I made the other day.

 This tablecloth was embroidered by Mom so very long ago.  Isn't it beautiful? 

 Here is one of the trio sets that our Aunt Kitty painted.

This teapot was found by my Mom when she loved to go to thrift stores.  She gave it to me several years ago. 

 I thought that I'd put a picture of me and my Mom, along with the sweet vase baby bootie that was a gift after I was born.  The Goebel Madonna was a gift from my Dad gave me after I became a much nostalgia.  The zinnias came from my garden.  Aren't zinnias the most cheerful flowers?  I planted a row of them along my driveway in the back, for a happy nod when I come home. 

Cissy worked hard on these roll-ups, which are heavenly little treats,  filled with cream cheese.  She used a serrated knife and cut all the crusts by herself, while I rolled out the bread with a rolling pin.  We always have fun chatting away while working together on our baking project. 

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Sugar and Cinnamon Roll-ups

I remembered eating these at a shower and put together a recipe of my own. Cissy thought that they tasted like Monkey Bread, and after she took them home, her Mom (my daughter) baked them the next morning.  


1 loaf of white bread
1 cup sugar (divided)
1 8-ounce pkg of cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and placed in a shallow bowl


Cut the crusts from the bread slices, and then using a rolling pin, roll each piece of bread very flat, and set aside.
With a mixer, cream together the cream cheese, 1/3 cup of sugar, and the vanilla until it is smooth. 
Mix together the remaining sugar ( 2/3 cup ) and the cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
Using about 1 tablespoon of  the cream cheese mixture, spread it on the flattened bread and roll up.  Dip each roll-up in the melted butter and then into the sugar/cinnamon mixture. 
Place the roll-ups on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. 


You can make these ahead and freeze the roll-ups by placing on parchment lined baking sheets, and when frozen, take them out and put in a freeze proof container or plastic food bag.  You can bake them from the frozen state, but allow a few extra minutes in the oven.
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Happy Mother's day to ALL WOMEN who love and care for others, whether they be people, or pets!

Thank you for your visit!  xo 

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