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Monday, July 21, 2014

Coffee Up & Carry On...

Coffee Up & Carry On... I love my Coffee...But I'm NOT like most people nowadays! I like My Coffee...Strong & Smooth yet Bold,  and most of the time.... Straight up, Black no Cream or Sugar! Now my Dad on the other hand, he had a little Coffee with his COW!!! I use to tease him that I took after the Norwegian side & and he took after the Scottish & British side! His coffee looked more  like tea with milk! I've got a couple of great Coffee recipes below for you to try below....
This is a special Photo....Ornery's Dad is second from the right! Taken during a cattle drive. The saying is a spin off from what my Dad shared with me one morning a few months before he died!
*( See the bottom of this post for that poster & previous post)

Irish Coffee Cocktail
4 ounces of Strong, Rich Black Coffee
1 ounce of Irish Whiskey
2 teaspoons of Brown Sugar
1 shot of Rich Whip Cream, *optional 
*Again, I rarely add the Cream!

 This is what MY coffee usually looks like....YUM, that Irish Coffee is good!
Irish Coffee Ala mode 
12 cups of brewed Strong & Rich Coffee
12 ounces of Bailey's Irish Cream
1 pint of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Brown Sugar for Garnish
Directions:
Fill each Coffee Cup with a scoop of Ice Cream 
Add 1 ounce of Irish cream over the top of the ice cream.
Pour 1 cup of hot brewed coffee over the top & serve!
**Brown Sugar Sprinkled over the top as garnish, optional
Makes 12 regular cups or 6 extra large cups

 This is what my Dads coffee always looked like! 
 Caramel Coffee Latte
1 cup of Strong Black Coffee
1 heaping tablespoon of Caramel (Ice Cream Topping)
1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar
A big splash of Heavy Whipping Cream
Serves one!
Dad & I were having coffee with his friends one morning. As his friends were leaving, Dad leaned over and said to me in a very solemn tone the statement listed below. Dad's words sounded so serious, they caught me off guard. It made me feel so sad, yet strangely closer to him in that moment of time. I was so sad, that I felt a chill of doom! Very unsettling for sure!  He usually was the jester of the crowd. Dad had been sick lately, and soon after, we found out he had Cancer! He passed away that year at Christmas. He left his mark on this world & my Heart!
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Enjoy Your Coffee with Style...
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sweet Baby Doll Cradle with the Bedding

A sweet baby doll cradle caught my eye at a local thrift store. Solid, handmade & only $5.00! I bought her about a year ago. I waited till the right Baby Girl came along to play with her! Soon after, our niece announced she was having a girl! Perfect! I knew exactly how I wanted to finish this adorable project!
Adorable! I love how it all turned out!
 The two youngest Granddaughters came over for a slept over recently! We worked together for a couple of days completing the project while having fun! They loved helping. We sanded the cradle, added wood trim embellishments (found them at Home Depot). Then the girls painted the cradle & I stained & distressed it!
We made a mattress, pillow, sheet set and a comforter to fit the cradle. I measured the bottom of the cradle bed and used it as a guide for the bedding. Jess is decorating the baby's room in Pink & Brown Cowgirls! Adorable! Perfect for me, I had all of the fabric on hand! Imagine that! :)
 Oh My too Cute! Can't wait till Baby Girl is big enough to play with her Baby Doll Cradle.
I wanted to leave my mark and my love on the cradle....SOooo, I left baby girl a message from her Great Auntie & Uncle...This cradle is well built...I hope her daughter gets to play with it someday!
The girls & I had fun working together on the cradle. And, they loved seeing Jess LOVE the cradle too!
Sweet Baby Girl Wishes, May All Her Dreams Come True in Style...Precious & Priceless!
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cheesy 'Tater Tacos...

Cheesy 'Tater Tacos...
You can't get much simpler! We had been out of town and had not been to the store...Mother Hubbard's cupboard was bare! This is what I pulled out of my hat! :)))

Cheesy 'Tater Tacos
  @PineCreekStyle

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of small Corn Tortilla's (#8)
  • 1 package of breakfast sausage, (#12), *(I used Jimmy Dean fully cooked)
  • 1 can of cooked potatoes, sliced, drain; dice smaller
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of processed cilantro
  • 2 cups of cheddar cheese, grated
  • Garlic Salt, Pepper, Cumin to taste
  • Oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Cook the sausage. when cooled, slice into rounds, set aside
  2. Grill the onions, add to the meat
  3. Fry the potatoes, add in the spices and cilantro
  4. Mix the above together, set in a warmed oven while frying the taco shells
  5. Fry the Taco Shells, set on a paper towel
Assemble:

Fill each Taco Shell with the Potato mixture and cheese and serve. Makes 8 tacos.

Serving Tasty Tacos with Style...
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cowgirl Sugar Cookies...

Cowgirl Sugar Cookies...full of boot kick'n goodness! YUM!
Cowgirl Sugar Cookies
      from the Cattle Queen @ PineCreekStyle


  • 2 cups of softened butter
  • 1 cup go sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla powder
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of oatmeal, old fashion style
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of toffee bits (8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup, heaping, of pink chocolate, chunked
  • 1 cup of nuts, pecans (*optional)


Icing:

  • White Glitter frosting, in the tube, drizzle across the cooled cookies
  • Sprinkle with Colored Sugar


Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and blend well. **I don't add nuts when cooking for a large group..due to allergies. 
  2. Roll cookies into 2-3 inch balls. **If too soft, set in the freezer to cool for a few minutes. Then cook.
  3. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes

We recently make these cookies for our nieces Cowgirl Baby Shower. They were a tasty hit! There were none left over! Darn it!!! No more Cookies for Me!
No Horsing around, Serving CowGirl Cookies with Style... 
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Baby Shower Gift Idea...

I love to give this gift! Who doesn't love the idea of seed money for a College Fund or a Savings Account?
 We do several different things with our change jar! This is one of them... Seed money for a College fund, to grow along with baby! Its is fun, simple & always appreciated! Our 2 youngest granddaughters were staying for a slept over. We had tons of fun working together on the shower gifts. We placed the coins in a baby bottle bank & tied with pretty ribbons & a tag!.
Fun, Quick & Fast....This cute gift is fun to put together & give!
For Baby with Style...
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Snicker Doodle Pancakes...

Our two youngest granddaughters love pancakes! We were having a sleep over at Nana & Papa's.  They wanted Snicker Doodle Pancakes for breakfast,  one of their favorite cookies. And, they wanted them to be colorful! Here's what we came up with,,,very tasty!
Snicker Doodle Pancakes
   from PineCreekStyle


  • Make standard pancakes as usual, according to your brands directions. (*We used Cracker Barrel Brand)
  • Mix and blend, then add the ingredients below
  • One egg, blend  1 heaping tablespoon of Cinnamon Sugar blend  (See my blend below)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of powdered Vanilla
  • Food coloring, your choice of color, (We used Blue & Red),  6 drops of each.
  • Color Sugar Candy Sprinkles, for garnish
  • Powdered Sugar, for sprinkling
  • Softened Butter for garnish
Directions:
Mix and Blend pancake batter
Add in one egg, cinnamon blend & powdered Vanilla
Mix well.
Next, Add the food coloring drops. Gently swirl the color, leaving streaks of color.

Cook pancakes as usual...Place the pancakes in the over 0n 250 degrees to stay warm while cooking the remaining pancakes.

Garnish with Color Sugar crystals, Powdered Sugar and butter.

Cinnamon Sugar Recipe:
1/4 cup of granulated white sugar
1 tablespoon of Cinnamon

Mix well & sprinkle on! :)

These taste just like Snicker Doodle Cookies...Very Yummy! It would be a fun Birthday Breakfast. Your Kids will lover this breakfast...

Serving Kids a Breakfast they'll Love with Style...

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