Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring Placemats

Well, my kids have started calling me "that crazy placemat lady".  Yes, I  made more placemats

During a trip to JoAnn's, I saw this gray and yellow cotton fabric.  As many of you know, gray is one of my favorite colors, and the yellow shapes reminded me of daffodils.  I thought to myself, "What can I make with this?".  Well, placemats, of course!

 Now I just couldn't show you a bare placemat without a little special treat, and a piece of glazed lemon cake looks fabulous on it!  But then, I realized a cup of my favorite iced coffee would be delicious too...

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to eat!..
followed by a trip on the treadmill!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Peat Pots

It's the day before Easter, and candy filled peat pots are waiting to decorate the Easter table here at Love and Life at Leadora...

You can see last year's Easter peat pots here.  I enjoy making these because they are easy and inexpensive.  I've even made decorated peat pots for Halloween bunco favors.

I am hoping all my little peat pots will look even prettier sitting next to a plate of Easter ham!

Have a wonderful Easter!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Blackberry Cobbler

Yesterday, while shopping at the market,  I came across these beautiful blackberries.  They yelled at me, "Make us into a cobbler!", and so I did!

Fruit cobblers are so very easy to make!  If you're like me, you probably want an official recipe, which you can find here.

Now, for the rest of you, get a stick of butter and melt it in a 8x8 pyrex dish.  I use the microwave to melt the butter in the pyrex dish.  While that's going, mix 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder and 2/3 cup of milk.

Now, it's very important that after you take that pyrex dish of wonderful, melted butter out of the microwave, you simply plop on the batter.  Do not mix.  Do not stir.  Plop that batter onto the melted butter, and then throw those beautiful berries on top.

Bake this delicious goodness at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool slightly, and then top with a scoop of vanilla icecream....mmmm

Oh, and here's a little baker's secret...save those corners of the pan for you.  That's where all the butter is at, and after baking it turns into a delicious, buttery, and chewy treat!  Enjoy!