pumpkin pop tarts

Well, well well… what to do with all that yummy pumpkin pie filling?

How bout a maple crust?

Oh yeah. I’m feeling that!

Perfect fall breakfast.

Speaking of  fall, would you believe the wind chill tonight is going to be in the 30’s?! Wait. Let me remind you:

I live in south Florida.


I love getting chilly once in a while. The only thing, it’s a lot of work for me and the hubby. We have to bring all our turtles, tortoises and lizards in the garage. One of them, Joey takes both of us to move.  But, that’s okay.

I woke up to a facebook chain letter today also. I normally ignore those… this one I didn’t. It had this wonderful paragraph in it… I decided to share that with y’all.

‘May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us ”

Isn’t that nice?

I love it because it’s true.

Back to pop tarts.

Maple pie crust.

This is going to make my pecan pie rock. Oooo- IDEA! Pecan pie pop tart.

I need to go invent flavor for those folks.

like my little brown blob?

Things I have learned this year: I love using rulers in the kitchen. Buying a dough scraper for $2.99 was the best investment. I love making cooking videos. I just need a camera that can pause while recording, and not create a whole new file….suggestions? I need me one of those. For you guys. 🙂

Note:  It’s not baby food.

It’s my pie filling.

this is where I do my “work” when I’m not in the kitchen.  This is my snack yesterday. I shared .


Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts with a maple crust:

For the crust:

1 stick butter

1 1/2 c flour

1 c light brown sugar

1 egg yolk

3 tbs maple syrup

optional: maple flavor, if you have it 1tsp

Work the flour and butter mixture with your fingers until a coarse crumb texture is achieved. Add the egg yolk and syrup, and work into a dough. Chill 15 minutes.

Roll out to 1/8″ thickness, and using a ruler make rectangles that are 4″x2″

Place filling in and seal. (2 tbs)

Bake at 375 for 17-25 minutes.


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wormy apples

This is just so cute. And I totally stole it from somewhere- I can’t remember where… (online…I think, although I do have a stack of fall magazines….)

It’s not like me to not give credit-so I will try and hunt down the creator of these cuties.

And, except for the worm they are healthy.

Yippee,  soccer moms unite! We can bring these when it’s our turn for snack at games. Oh yeah. Make all the other moms call you “Martha”, come on, deep inside we know they’re just jealous…and being called “Martha” is really a compliment- weather we admit it or not.

I’d much rather be called “Martha” than Lindsey any ol’ day.

Which ex-jail bird would you want to be?

Now, to make these you will need a strong straw to bore the hole… you know the accordion super thick ones kids get at restaurants with their drinks? The kind that whistle when you blow them. Yep. Those.

Poke a hole in each apple, then cut in half. Scoop out the middle:

and… what goes awesome with apples?

Peanut butter, of course.

It also acts like paste to hold the apples together.

There you have it- you are officially a rockin’ Martha soccer team mom.

Or, a hit at your office .

These just instantly make you cool.

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fairy bread

The Internet is a strange and wonderful place sometimes…. through the Internet, I “met” Kira. Kira is the Australian version of me. Seriously.   Except she makes her own butter. I haven’t done that yet…

Anyway, if she lived closer, I bet we’d hang out . A lot. I would take her to all the thrift stores and international markets and then we could go get cocktails and talk about food.  That would be fun. It’s always fun to have cocktails after shopping. Or before pottery class. That’s another story, with another dear friend. We used to go to a pottery class after work, but hit up happy hour before that. I dropped the clay…a lot. Ahh… the old days…

A while back, I came across a photo that struck my fancy. It was of “fairy bread”. Turns out, it’s an Australian treat associated with birthday parties. Of course, I went to my friend for info. I had the name all wrong at first- I thought it was fairy toast, but toast is crunchy. Things associated with fairies should be fluffy, don’t ya think? Me too.

Kira told me how it brought back wonderful memories of growing up, so this post is for Kira.

What is it?

Fresh fluffy white bread with the crusts cut off and spread with real butter and dipped in sprinkles.

No…whole grain won’t do here.  Neither will margarine.  The fairies told me that’s against the rules. 😉

I have to admit…. it’s good. Real good. Fluffy salty buttery crunchy sweet.

Probably one of those things I will start craving at PMS time. Oh dear.

As far as the movie ticket winner goes… I will be posting that a bit later today. Sorry. The fairies told me to. 😉

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