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Friday, September 23, 2016

Bruschetta Bagels...

Rising to the challenge of our College granddaughter K-8....I am busily creating and recalculating recipes to fit College students needs. She was in a dorm last year and had a meal ticket! This year, she is in an apartment...with a full kitchen! So....I gave her an uncompleted "CattleQueen Cookbook", with promises of more recipes to follow. Then I loaded her up with homemade cookies, quiche and seasonings as she left for her trek to school in the next state!...Hope some of those cookies made it to the fiancee!
  (YEP...Big news this SUMMER...K-8's engaged! Expanding our family.....WHOOHOO!)

Her requests were for simple, few ingredients and smaller quantities. That being said....Nana jumped right in and started to work! I now have three new boards on our Pinterest page at PinecreekStyle: College Cooking (along with helpful cooking & cleaning tips), College Decor  (Decorating on a budget w/o losing awesomeness!) & Gifts for the College Student (meaning mainly Mom, Dad & Grandparents !!! )..... Check these boards out along with all of our other boards...We promise there will be plenty for you to Pin & Save!

Bruschetta Bagels....






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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Krazy Salt....

Krazy Salt!!!! Do you remember " Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt"....I loved this salt mixture....I told a friend, and she said..."A blast from the past. YUM!"

Well, this is my copycat version of Krazy Salt. I keep a shaker full on my stove top.
So many uses; veggies, salads, meats. popcorn and more!


MY HOMEMADE COPYCAT VERSION OF KRAZY SALT!
HERE'S A PHOTO OF THE ORIGINAL VERSION...



Enjoy .....a great idea for gift giving!

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Ham & Zucchini Quiche...

I love a good Quiche! This recipe is simple & the results are always perfect! I did a rustic finish to the edges of the Quiche crust....It didn't need to look perfect, because it tastes perfect! Just a little secret...I do a rustic crust when my rheumatoid arthritis is literally a pain!

Ham & Cheese Quiche
  The Cattle Queen Cooks

Yields: One Quiche

Ingredients:


  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • Garlic Pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 pound of pork sausage, cooked, crumbled and drained
  • 1/2 medium zucchini, grated and wrapped in a paper towel to absorb the moisture
  • 1 small onion, chopped & saute'd
  • 1 tablespoon of butter, for saute' onions
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 cup of Parmesan grated cheese
  • 1 pie shell
Directions:


  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a pie pan, place one pie shell, finish crust edges as desired, rustic, shaped, fork, etc.
  3. Prick the crust with a fork to vent and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together; beaten eggs, garlic pepper, whipping cream, cheddar cheese, cooked sausage and cooked bacon, saute'd onions and prepared zucchini. Mix well.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the prepared pie crust. 
  6. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on the top of the egg mixture.
  7. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted into the cooked center, comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes; cut into wedges to serve.
Notes:

Quiche is perfect for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner...Serve with fruit, a green salad, veggies, etc.




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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Pumpkin Decor...Made Simple

Simple and so easy, this fall decor goes together quickly! In moments you are done! Adorable & inexpensive.


This was a fun project with fast results. All you need is a hot glue gun, wire cutters, ice pick or beading tool, faux succulent plants, faux branches (pussy willows) & faux pumpkins! I love how these turned out!!!! Easy Peasy!!!


 Easy & quick. I used a beading tool to punch a hole in the pumpkin, then placed the branch with some hot glue on it into the hole.


 Simple tools helped this project to be finished in minutes.

 My kitchen table with my three pumpkins finished!

 Love, Love, LOVE!!!



So elegant and simple!

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Lemon Tarts....


I wanted a quick dessert....(craving dessert, I should say...)..A few simple ingredients, gave us an amazing flavor packed dessert! I love lemon pie and these Lemon Tarts hit the spot!


Ingredients:


  1. 1 package of prepared pie crust
  2. 1 jar of Lemon Curd
  3. 1/2 cup of Powder Sugar (also extra for garnishing) 
  4. Small amount of water for glaze/icing


Directions:

  • Using a large, square cookie cutter, cut 16-18 shares from two pie crusts.
  • Place on a prepared cookie sheet.
  • Place 1/2 teaspoon of lemon curdi n the center of the mini pie crust.
  • Sprinkle a small amound of powder sugar over the lemon curd/pie crust.
  • Fold the pie Crust over the lemon curd, pressing edges together, forming a triangle.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees . Let cool.
  • Mix together 1/2 cup of powder sugar, 1 teaspoon of Lemon curd and a very small amount of water. Mix well to create a thick icing/glaze.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled Lemon Tarts. 
  • Sprinkle more powder sugar over the tarts.
  • Let the graze set for a few minutes before serving.
Tastes like little lemon pies!





Simple & packed with lemony taste! Enjoy....



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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Country Life & a Photo Op...

While cruising through Facebook this morning, I came across a photo that caught my eye! A friend  had captured some adorable photos on her country property. When I complimented her on the first photo, she promptly posted two more for me to view. I loved the titles she placed on the photos. They totally captured the photos and my heart! I quickly asked if I could share on PineCreekStyle..... And, she quickly replied, "Of Course!"
I absolutely love these photo's...Enjoy....


 So Cute!!!
 Love it!
Perfect!!!
My artistic friend, who loves her country life.
Thank you for allowing me to share your art!

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