to your nearest shop that carries
BHG's American Patchwork & Quilting mag ~
the June 2010 issue!!!
Polly & Laurie
( http://www.minickandsimpson.com/ )
are in there, and their homes, rugs, quilts and color pallettes are to dye for!
I need to see MORE or their homes...wish we were neighbors!
Lee & Robin (Millstonemercantile) came for dinner with Peter, Hannah & I~
I baked a huge ham, sweet potatoes with pineapples and marshmallows,
the ever Easter staple: green bean casserole, veggies au gratin,
... and I baked my first-ever
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
mix with fingers to form a ball (don't overwork!)
divide dough into 2 balls and roll out or press into deep dish pie plate.
bake at 350* for 15-30 mins or until golden...let cool then fill with filling.
FILLING for Ricotta Pie:
beat 1 lb ricotta (whole milk) until smooth, then add 3 eggs, 1/2 pt heavy cream, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp. van EXTRACT (not flavoring...you'll be happy you used the better stuff!)
Pour into the prepared crust (above), bake at 350* for 50 mins. cool slowly by covering with a clean dish towel.
you may want to cover the edges of the crust when baking again with the filling.
...Peter's Mom made this pie every year for Easter, along with
Italian Cream Pie, Rice Pie and Wheat Pie, and Ham Pie
(the latter I will try to make using leftover ham from yesterday)
Peter was happy with it, as were our guests...
Robin & Lee brought Hannah a Chocolate Mousse Cake with Chocolate Frosting...
like we NEEDED that
after the chocolate bunny feeding-frenzy
that occurred earlier in the morning!
(just Kidding Robin...it was delicious...I finished it off for b'fast!!)
Well Hannah is on Spring Break this week...
we are planning a trip to the Natural Bridge Zoo on Wednesday,...
it's a great little zoo, not too far of a drive,
and a Spring-time visit assures us of all kinds of baby animals will be there!
(I'll bring my camera for sure!!)
I am working on my projects
that I'll be offering Saturday eve
on my selling blog...
this update is all about pinkeeps, make-do's & prim sewing needfuls!
hope you can join me!
Enjoy the rest of the day,
and don't eat too much candy!