Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Time to Shake Your Pom Poms!

Let me introduce my favorite little baker, Bentley. 
She is busy getting tea ready for her Grandma. 

When visiting recently, she found a scrap of material with "Lightening McQueen" on it in my sewing room. She got so excited. I was really struggling with what to make for the "Shake Your Pom Poms" and all of sudden Lightening struck!

I just wish Bentley was here to model her apron! Can't wait to see her expression when she opens her present. She'll have her own "Lightening McQueen". 

 If you are interested in making an apron for that special child in your life, go here.

Here's our new "favorite" dessert. 
I saw this on Facebook recently and if it has pineapple in it, I've got to try it!

Two Minute Hawaiian Pie
This pie actually does just take a few minutes to prepare.

1 20-oz can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 box instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz)
8 oz sour creme
1 9-inch graham cracker crust
8 Maraschino Cherries
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 small container of Cool Whip for piping

In a large bowl, combine crushed pineapple with its syrup, dry pudding mix and sour creme. Mix well until well combined. Spoon into pie crust and decorate top with pineapple slices and cherries, sprinkle with coconut. 
Pipe with Cool Whip if so desired. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. 

I made my own graham cracker crust.  This is how I did it. 
Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees. 

1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix ingredients and pat into pie pan.  Bake for 7 minutes. Cool before adding your pie ingredients. (After I tried this yesterday, I don't think I'll ever buy another graham cracker crust. It was that good!) 

Thanks to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt 
for her time and effort to help us showcase our projects and talent. 

And to
Thearica at

An Awesome Cheerleader!  
Look at what I won!
I won this neat Clover Pom Pom Maker from Thearica! 
Woot Woot

Here's my first attempt. 
All I have is this pink yarn, so anxious to get over to the craft store to buy other colors. 
And practice on making better Pom Poms. The one above is a little on the thin side!
The Clover Pom Pom Maker makes short work in making Pom Poms
and sure beats using cardboard!

Be sure to visit everyone in the Blog Hop today, 
so you can get inspired to 
Shake Your Pom Poms!    

April 24

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