Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Yep, that's what I've been up to, making whoopie - well, pumpkin whoopie pies to be exact - pumpkin whoopie pies with a fluffy cream cheese filling. I found this recipe on the Martha Stewart website from guest baker Matt Lewis, of Brooklyn's Baked bakery (they even have a video). Let me tell you, they are the moistest, yummiest, finger lickin' whoopie pies I ever did taste. I wanted mine to be smaller, so I portioned the batter out with a 1-1/2" diameter ice cream scoop and baked exactly 14 minutes. I also changed the filling recipe just a tad - instead of 3 cups of 10x sugar, I used 2 cups and 1 cup of marshmallow fluff. This recipe made approximately 48 (2-3 bite) sandwiches. You know a recipe is really good when a group of 10 year old girl scouts beg for seconds! You can get the recipe here. I'm thinking chocolate and peppermint for Christmas - hope I can find a recipe that is just as moist.

By the way, the teacup and saucer in the photo - that is a vintage thrift store find.


Pin It

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


On occasion, I have been known to frequent a thrift store or two. I know, a few of you are probably feeling your skin crawl right about now. I'm not one to go looking through racks of used clothing, hey, I don't even like to look through racks of new clothing - I admit that I really don't like to shop at all. On the other hand, if I drive by a thrift store, Goodwill, flea market or estate sale, you'll hear my brakes squeal! It's so much FUN! I usually head straight for the glassware department because my favorite finds are vintage tea cups, and I have found quite a few beauties in the past. But on this one particular day, the sight of my all-time favorite color, robin's egg blue, caught the corner of my eye and when I turned, I did a little gasp because what I spotted was a beautiful pair of brand-spanking new designer shoes in just my size. I quick grabbed those beauties before anyone else could get their hands on them. I slipped one foot in and felt like Cinderella because it fit like a glove. I turned over the other shoe to see the price and lo and behold only a mere $8.00! Woohoo! Sold!

If you like vintage, wait until you see what I found at an estate sale this past weekend.