Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

A few days late? Perhaps. Yesterday, I did my first "Mother's Day" function ever with my boy. We went with his Great Gramma and had a Mother's day tea at her residence. We were served Tea or Coffee in pretty little bone china tea cups.

I had coffee, 4 cups of it. It must of been decaf, because it did nothing for my tired state. He had milk, which did nothing for his tired state either. He hates to miss ANYTHING...what a tired little man. (his 2nd tooth has popped out, and he's looking adorable!)

We were also served Blueberry Chocolate cheesecake with raspberries and blueberries on top, drizzled with raspberry and white chocolate sauce. It was Amazing, and it was all I could do to keep from 1) licking the plate. 2) asking a lady across from me for the rest of hers that was going uneaten. Along with the yummy cheesecake was a cute tiny flower pot with alysm in it. I will be planting mine in the garden and will be reminded of this sweet day all summer long!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Strawberry Coffee Cake Minis

Seriously. I cannot begin to tell you how GOOD these are. The recipe is from {here}, and you can find it below too. The recipe is actually for a coffee cake, but I decided that little minis would be MUCH cuter (and I was right!) I had some strawberries that I needed to use up before they went bad, so a quick search, then this gem of a recipe. It's SO easy....(would I bother if it wasn't? HECK NO!)
In fact, it is SO EASY, I made some on Sunday, and then I made some on Monday morning. I've eaten an embarrassing number of these....I won't say how many...but over two days, it's MORE than 6.
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I got this AWESOME (prop) basket at a yard sale on Sat for $1. I thought about painting it white, for about a minute! but I love the look of it....Today the babe and I were at one of our fave 2nd hand shops, I found a prop that I've been wanting for while! it's THE cutes baby scale...complete with "nursery scale" written on it. I Cannot wait to do another newborn session and use this sweet thing! Pics to follow I am sure!
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ok, onto the (modified) recipe portion of this post!

Strawberry Coffee Cake Minis

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt - (I used salted butter, so I omitted this)
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced

Topping:

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter

Optional: Nuts - I used walnuts in these (well, except for the 4 I sent to {Cindy}, I don't think likes nuts) SO GOOD!


- Sift together the 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt.

- Add milk, egg, and melted butter; beat 2 minutes.

- Spoon batter into a greased or paper lined muffin tin.
- Top with sliced strawberries.

Prepare topping:
- Combine 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Sprinkle crumb topping over the strawberries.

375° for about 25 - 30 minutes.

Let them rest about 3-5 min