12.09.2009

There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes - BLOG HOP

Hello! Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening!

You have arrived on the 9th stop of the "
There's Magic In The Air" Recipe Blog Hop.



The image Nina asked me to use is Jessie. Isn't she just the cutest fairy! I've colored her with markers and of course inked the edge. Crimped the mat for additional interest. You have a chance of winning this image in a random drawing, by leaving a comment for me. Sweet huh?


Here is one of my family's favorite Christmas recipes: (well it's not MINE, I got it from McCormick, but it's always a hit when I make it.)

Ginger Pumpkin Cheesecake
8 ounces gingersnaps, finely crushed
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons sugar
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
1 tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pumpkin Pie Spice
whipped cream
pecan halves

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine gingersnap crumbs, butter and sugar. Press into bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
2. Beat cream cheese and brown sugar with electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add next 4 ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 50 minutes or until lightly browned on top and almost set.
3. Remove from oven and cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
4. Run knife around inside edge of pan and release sides.
Place on serving plate and garnish with whipped cream and pecan halves.


Now for my secret word: LOVE
This is the final word, so be sure to post your secret sentence on your blog & link it back here to Mr. Linky below.


If you arrived on my blog first, you need to go to the beginning of this blog hop HERE to get all the directions and to hop along & collect all the clues. If you arrived from craftieodamae's blog then you are on the right path. Remember to leave a comment on my blog then your next stop now is to go over to Nina's blog to see another card/project, find a new recipe, and see the Final Challenge.



Secret Sentence Participants
1. Jessie F
2. Sue Walsh
3. Lynda =)
4. Katarina
5. Justa Ann
6. Stargroves (Anne) DT submission
7. Linda Payne
8. Pattie G
9. janet r
10. Betty Benton
11. Carol
12. Roberta S
13. Charlotte
14. Diana W
15. Pattie G
16. Sally McD
17. silvia h
18. Sheena B
19. Ginette
20. lisa808
21. Denise S.
22. Deanna Collins
23. Nikki C
24. julye(sorry added wrong link before please delete no.24)
25. craftykitten
26. Canadiangirl (Suzanne)
27. Theresa Pollack
28. Kym Weber
29. Janice C
30. Pat Mayne
31. Pat P
32. Kerrie Mainwaring
33. Gloria Westerman
34. Christi Hicks
35. Toni Smith
36. Marsha Drain
37. Dana Glass
38. Dwita
39. Shelly H
40. A@A
41. Lori Stokes Wright
42. farida
43. Linda B
44. Crafty Emma
45. Stacie

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12.07.2009

Magic Monday - Sweet Trouble

Today's Limited Time Free Image from There's Magic in the Air is Sweet Trouble and the Challange is..."Clean and Simple card with limitations on what you can use (e.g., "NO" brads, bows, or anything that would make it challenging to mail) and a color requirement PINK, of course, must appear on your card somewhere."


I've used ribbon, but no bow to make it lumpy, and I've used Aleene's Paper Glaze on the Candy Canes.