17 August 2010

anthropologie has aprons

for those of you that know me in real life, know that I am obsessed with aprons.  I probably have over 20 of them.  and yet, I still can not resist getting a new one, which is what drew me to the anthropologie site today, I saw this amazing apron on the pink peppercorn's blog and I had to go and check it out.  and all I can say is wow, they had so many cute aprons and all of them under $40, I resisted the temptation to buy another apron, but now I have the link saved here, so I can go back when I need my apron fix.
anthropologie aprons

10 August 2010

is it Christmas already??

I was in target at lunch today and to what did my wondering eyes appear, but the paula deen Christmas cooking magazine.  it's august people, it's still over 100 degrees outside and you want me to think about Christmas.  I bought it, of course, because I LOVE paula deen and read through it while I ate lunch.  it got me thinking about what I want to cook for my 25 cookies and candies for Christmas this year.  so, maybe I was wrong it's not too early to start thinking about Christmas, what do you think?

07 August 2010

my new kitchen

well, I have been in my new house a little over a month and I have to say that I am really enjoying cooking in my new kitchen.  it is much bigger than my old kitchen that I ca really spread out.  it feels like I learned to cook in my old kitchen, so it was bittersweet leaving it, but this kitchen is a definite improvement.  I have really enjoyed having people over and being able to just hang out in the kitchen.  plus, did I mention that mike bought me a tv for the kitchen and that really rocks!

06 August 2010

Fruit Cobbler

I usually do this with blackberries, but it is great with any fresh fruit.

2 cups fresh fruit, washed and chopped if needed
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup self-rising flour (you can use all-purpose flour instead, but the self-rising works better)
1 cup sugar
butter for the pan

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. Butter an 8-inch square or 9-inch round baking pan
  3. Spread the fruit out on the bottom of the pan
  4. In a bowl mix together the buttermilk, flour, and sugar until well combined (don't worry if it has a few lumps in it)
  5. Pour the mixture over the fruit spreading out to cover all the fruit
  6. bake for one hour, until golden on top or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
  7. Top with vanilla ice cream or cool whip and enjoy!