Every fall we look forward to this little jar of gold. A sweet little lady picks pears from a tree owned by my brother-in-law in Turon, KS, and puts together this sweet concoction.
I had always thought Pear Honey should be called Pear Butter because the texture reminds me of Apple Butter.
This is the recipe for Pear Honey, on the actual recipe card, in Evelyn's own handwriting that she has so graciously shared. I know I love to look back at recipes from my mother that are in her own handwriting. I think a recipe like this always should be treasured, especially one that has a sweet story behind it. Thank you Evelyn.
2 Friends and JUNK
Sharon, my new friend and I checked out 2 Friends and Junk Market in Springfield, Missouri. What fun!
Look at this little beauty! I bought from Junkin Sisters Vintage Market. These ladies were very busy with their cute little booth with so many items in white, it definitely pulled at my heart strings. Not sure which sister I was visiting with but she told me they usually travel to markets in little vintage trailers. How unique is that!
Beth from Panther Creek Studio shows off her beautiful, what I call an oil cloth rug, BUT wait....
Beth paints her rugs by hand and seals them so they will last forever! They are absolutely stunning.
Wire Basket-Preserving Fall Leaves
I'm still in the Autumn mode and will be until the day after Thanksgiving. This well worn little basket (that I have been using in previous photos) I bought at the first weekend of the month flea market in Kansas City a couple of months ago. I had no idea what I would use it for, but I think it is the perfect place for a Thanksgiving arrangement on my kitchen island.
My granddaughter and I decoupaged these leaves last year. I can't believe how beautiful the colors have been preserved.
Joined these Awesome Link Parties (9-3-14)
Savvy Southern Style
Yesterday On Tuesday
Coconut Pie-Gluten Free
Yes, this is the pie and recipe that has been floating around on Facebook. Yes, it makes its own crust, yes, my conversion recipe is Gluten Free and yes, it is so very delicious!
Coconut Pie Recipe:
2 cups milk
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 Tablespoon cornstarch
6 Tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat over at 350 degrees and prepare deep dish pie plate.
Beat eggs in mixer. Add milk, vanilla, cornstarch, butter, sugar and blend well, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Stir in coconut. Pour into pie plate and sprinkle nutmeg on top.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes if needed, or until a knife in the middle of pie comes out clean.
Enjoy . . . . .
My Gluten Free
Yes I use mixes! Check out the APP
I use to scan the bar code to check for gluten-wheat in a product.
BROWNIE RECEIPE- MY WAY (Very rarely do I follow the directions on the mix, as I try to make the mix with less butter or sugar.
1 package Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Brownie Mix
1 Large Egg
4 Tablespoons Butter (melted)
3/4 cup warm water
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup pecans (optional)
4 oz. applesauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 9" x 13" inch baking dish.
Mix egg well. Add butter, vanilla, applesauce and water, then add slowly the brownie mix. Mix well. Since I did not follow the recipe on the package, I did add a few drops of water until the mixture looked the consistency of brownie batter. Spread batter into baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
TIPS: Gluten-Free Mixes or Gluten-Free flours need to be mixed longer than regular flour and sometimes will need to set-up a few minutes before baking.
Chocolate Icing of your choice. I do like to use Jiffy Chocolate Icing Mix as it has an excellent chocolate flavor and is cheap to keep on hand, AND GLUTEN-FREE.
ENJOY. . . . .
Fall Front Porch
Cornucopia On Front Door
Fall Front Door Urns
Love, love, love these urns. I have had the urns for several years and the fall decor is several years old now too, so I don't have any pictures of the step-by-step directions.
BUT, I will try and tell you how they are done, any questions please contact me.
I change them seasonally. In following posts I will show the seasonal changes to you. To be able to change these easily each season, I have the flowers molded with Plaster of Paris in coffee cans. So make sure whatever urn you want to place the cans in will fit into the urn. These are actually tin coffee cans, so you can tell how old they are and how well the flowers have held up. The flowers are about three foot long and I have them tied together with wire and then place vines weaved in-between them. If after placing the flowers in the urns you want more height just add a block of wood to the bottom of the urn, or whatever you can find. I then fill in the space around the edges to the top with plastic bags and place decorative moss around the top of the urn.
Kansas City Weekend Monthly Market
What fun we had at the Warehouse Weekend Monthly Market in Kansas City. This market is held the first weekend of each month. The vendors have such creative ideas for their spaces.
Marcus standing by this huge trunk to show how big it is in the picture. I think it would be a great coffee table for my husband's Chiefs room. I would need to paint it the Chiefs red though. I couldn't figure out how to get it home, hopefully it will still be there next month. Chiefs 9 and 0.
I purchased this cute little card holder. I am new at blogging and I need to remember to get the vendor's name and website. Next time . . . .
The Lady behind