Thursday, December 17, 2009
Isn't she precious?
A Vintage Wedding inspired by none other than Audry Hepburn herself. I know not all of you are married so I thought I would put up a link to Style Me Pretty. Not only can you find more pictures from this charming wedding, but you can also find wedding vendors and tons of ideas for your future "Big Day". One of my favorite vendors Smock Paper can be found on the sidebar on the lower right hand side.
with. love. d. lynn.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
the smell of cinnamon.
3 kinds of popcorn tins.
hot carmel apple spice, starbucks.
peppermint ice cream, preferably breyers.
cozy plaid pj pants.
all i want for christmas, mariah carey.
the crunch of snow.
toffee by karen.
ham & cherry sauce.
white christmas movie.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
1/4 cup of butter-nearly melted
3 oz. cream cheese
1lb powdered sugar
1/4 tsp mint extract
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Then there was Halloween Shepard's Pie on Sunday. Tasty and so fun to make, but if you are doing the mashed potatoes from scratch they have to be completely smooth for the ghosts. This was my one fall down on this dish, but I made it work! Try it, fun fun!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
This is my sister stephanie's recipe. I made them myself for the first time last night. They are so good & so simple. I am a horrible cookie maker, unless they come in premade squares. My cookies always come out so flat but these turned out perfect!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Hi ladies. Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Fall weather. I love fall - perhaps the most.
A friend recently told me about this recipe by Rachel Ray. I made it last week and proceeded to eat it all (almost) by myself. It was delicious. I am going to have to make it again soon!
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 fresh bay leaf
- 2 ribs celery with greens, finely chopped (save time and purchase celery already washed, trimmed and cut into sticks, this makes chopping fast work)
- 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning or 2 teaspoons ground thyme
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce, or to taste
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 1 (28-ounce) can cooked pumpkin puree
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 crisp apple, such as McIntosh or Granny Smith, finely chopped
- 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries, chopped
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat a medium soup pot over medium to medium high heat. Add the oil and melt the butter. Add bay, celery, and onion. Season the veggies with salt and pepper. Cook 6 or 7 minutes, until tender. Add flour, poultry seasoning and hot sauce, to taste, then cook flour a minute. Whisk in chicken stock and bring liquid to a bubble. Whisk in pumpkin in large spoonfuls to incorporate it into the broth. Simmer soup 10 minutes to thicken a bit then add in cream and nutmeg. Reduce heat to low and keep warm until ready to serve.
While soup cooks, assemble the relish: combine apple, onion, lemon juice, cranberries, chili powder, honey and cinnamon.
Adjust seasonings in soup and relish and serve soup in shallow bowls with a few spoonfuls of relish.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins/Bread
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup pumpkin pie filling
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet, but either will work.)
Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin tin or bread pan. Bake mini muffins about 10min. large muffins 15-20min. and mini loaves for 20-30min. Let cool and enjoy!
Fall Things i heart: Coraline (just redboxed it and loved it), The Nightmare Before Christmas (We like to watch this at Halloween & Christmas!), Sweet November, Harry Potter and the Socerers Stone, going to The Pumpkin patch, White hot Chocolate from Starbucks, picking apples from Apple Orchards (One thing i miss about upstate NewYork) and making homemade apple cider, Pumpkin Spice doughnut from Krispy Kreme, Straw Mazes, Homemade Soup, Cozy Socks, Light Coat Weather... and recently, the changing leaves on Mt. Timp.
with. love. d. lynn.
Friday, October 2, 2009
OK, who's got some great fall time activities?? I know someone does. In the meantime while I wait for the posts to pour in here are some on my fall favs
Roasting pumpkin seeds, walks in Central Park (Oh the leaves are pretty) surfing the Internet for Halloween costumes.
SIMPLE JOYS OF FALL
Scarves, pumpkin and spice candles, new school supplies, feelings of gratitude, cozy movie watching, leaves changing color, crisp air, great boots
GOOD FALL MOVIES
You've got mail, August Rush, Autumn in New York, Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus...
Post your fav fall crafts or add to my lists!!!!!!! Come on inspire us, I dare you :)
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
25-Minute Pork Diane
( I totally copied and pasted a recipe I just tried from allrecipes.com, which I fully support, If you are an IPhone user, get their app asap. Anyways this recipe was fairly easy, I mean you can see what I made above and it was super good. Jordan loved it!!! I think one key is getting the right Dijon, I used a balsamic-Dijon mustard that was so good if you can find it. Go get em guys!)
Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and lemon add zest to this tender, juicy pork loin recipe, which has only 131 calories and 1 gram of carb per serving!
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Monday, September 14, 2009
(This amount just makes 3-4 servings, so I usually double it)
Combine and cook the first five ingredients until zucchini is tender and most of the water has evaporated. Mash or puree and set aside.
In a saucepan, melt butter, add flour, butter, pepper and stir until somewhat blended.