Sunday, October 11, 2015

Halloween in a Jar??? Great Party idea!

Halloween in a Jar? This idea is fun, easy quick and inexpensive! It's a win-win!
Gotta love a pickled ol' man! Hahaha....
I bought inexpensive rubber masks at WalMart, use jars I had on hand, and water!
For Halloween night I plan on using a glo stick in the jars to light up the head! :)))
How fun is that???? Creepy Fun!!!
Not a fan of creepy clown masks for kids, but this would be fun at an adults party!

Picked Devil!
Ready for Halloween???
Are you ready for Halloween????
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Apple Rose's...Dessert you'll Love

Apple Rose's...These are delicious, a great presentation for small dinners, celebrations & even  weddings...I had seen a these in a bakery a few years ago, loved them. Last week, I saw a video on Facebook, showing a version of Apple Rose's...Here is my version below...Enjoy, Love & Share....
Your Guests will be impressed with you talents!
 Apple Rose's...Dessert
 Author: PineCreekStyle


  • 1 large apple
  • Lime juice & water for soaking the apples, see directions
  • 3 tablespoons of Strawberry jam (I used a sugar free jam)
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture for sprinkling
  • 1 Puff Pastry sheet
  • Garnish with powdered sugar 

  1. Cut the apple, in half, core & then slice the halves into thin pieces. (I used a fuji apple) You may use any apple,  your choice.
  2. Place the Apples in a bowl, cover with water & squeeze some lime or lemon juice into the water. Microwave for 3 minutes to soften apples. Drain the apples, and start assembly of roses.
  3. Lay out the puff pastry and cut into 4 or 5 equal pieces , see photo below
  4. In a small bowl, place the strawberry jam inside and mix in 1 tablespoon of water
  5. Spread the thinned jam on each strip of puff pastry
  6. Next, layer the softened apples across the edge of (one side) the puff pastry
  7. Sprinkle with the Cinnamon Sugar mixture across the top
  8. Fold the other half of the puff pastry over the top of the apples (see photos)
  9. Then roll the pastry into a roll, with the apples on the top half (see photo)
  10. Place the pastry rose in a prepared muffin pan, repeat process until all roses are made
  11. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, remove, cool slightly and remove the baked roses to parchment paper or place on serving plates & serve
Notes: Serve with a scoop of ice cream or serve as a hand pie.
Puff Pastry, cut into strips
Add the jam mixture

Layer the sliced & softened apples on the edge of the puff pastry

Add the cinnamon sugar

Fold the puff pastry over the top of the apples

Roll from one end to the other to create a rose roll

Ready to bake

Baked, ready to serve

Sprinkle with powdered sugar
The finished dessert is amazing. The presentation is awesome. The taste is delicious!!!
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles~Semi-Homemade...

A taste of Heaven...Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
A taste of Heaven, Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, Semi-Homemade from PineCreekStyle
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
 Author: The CattleQueen Cooks @ PineCreekStyle

  • 1 box of Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix
  • 1 cube of butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup of canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 Cinnamon packet from the cookie mix, set aside
  • 1/4 cup of  white sugar to blend with the cinnamon packet for sugar dusting the cookies, set aside
  1. Cream together, the egg, softened butter, powdered vanilla, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice
  2. Blend in the dry cookie mix and blend well
  3. Batter will be soft, chill in the freezer for a half hour or so
  4. Set oven at 375 degrees
  5. Prepare the Cinnamon packet & white sugar, blending together in a small bowl for sugar dusting
  6. Scoop tablespoon size cookie batter and drop into the Cinnamon Sugar mixture and cover roll completely with sugar
  7. Place cookie ball onto a parchment lined or prepared cookie sheet, 9-12 per sheet
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, let cool for 1-2 minutes and remove to a cooling rack
This recipe doubles well. The Cookies are light, easy and tastes heavenly!
Cooking Tip: Freeze any left over pumpkin puree into ice cube or larger trays, when frozen pop out of the tray and place in small marked & dated freezer bags. You can use these cubes for other baking, sauces, etc. My frozen cubes, measure 7 tablespoons per cube. Simply fill one cube with water & measure (as a guide) before freezing the pumpkin puree cube for later use.

The kitchen smells heavenly when you bake this Semi-Homeade Pumpkin Snickerdoodle from PineCreekStyle

Wow, I'm in Heaven! Incrediable Taste from this Semi-Homade Cookie!
The kitchen smelled like heaven for hours...absolutely perfect for a beautiful fall day!
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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Bewitching Brownies....

These little gems were pretty tasty. A combo or cookies, brownies & candy! Yum....
 Bewitching Brownie's
   from the CattleQueen aka PineCreekStyle

  • One package of pre made chocolate chip cookie dough, slightly softened
  • One box of Brownie mix, including the ingredients on the box, mine called for 1 egg & 1/3 cup of oil along with 3 tablespoons of water. Read directions & see the photo below... 
  • 12 snicker squares...I use Peanut butter, cut diagonally, in half into 24 pieces

  1. In a greased muffin tin (12 muffin pan) place one softened cookie dough on the bottom.
  2. Mix the brownie 's together as directed on the box, using the ingredients called for on that box. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of uncooked brown dough on top of the cookie dough.
  3. Next, place 1/2 of the candy square on top of the the brownie dough
  4. In a preheated oven, cook the Bewitching Brownies according to the cooking directions on the brownie box. Check the brownies for done-ness a few minutes before the a looted time to cook. they may finish cooking before that mentioned time.
  5. Let cool for 15 minutes and remove from the pan.
  6. Serve Makes 24 brownies, * (You may use large size muffin tins, just double the cookie & brownie doughs, & 6 candy bars, which will make 12 large brownies)
This recipe reminds me of melted witches hats...perfect for a Halloween treat! Easy to make...delicious to eat! * I used a Halloween cookies dough to add to the Halloween fun!
Oh my.....Yummy....Everyone loved these treats!
Enjoy the Yum with Style....
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Halloween Decor...

Still Working on our Halloween Decor.....This post shows the finishing touches of the hall, stairs & living room.
 Love how my floating witch hats turned out in my stairwell! The Peacock colors are beautiful! Kind of a Harry Potter look.....Directions for the floating hats are found below!
Gussied Up for Halloween!
 The details on the hats add to the decor....This one has a large spider, the others have feathers and bows with plastic spiders on their netting....See the directions for all the details.
 Simple directions and quick to put together. Great results..simply hang the hats from the tips of the hats with the clear, stretch style jewelry string!....
 Witchey in Waiting...!
 Found these Pillows at TJ Maxx for the living room couches. Love them!
 This is my upstairs hallway that can be seen from the stairwell...found the Pillow (Love it...found on a  FB page) at my friend Kathy's store "All About U". She's on Facebook, & has women's clothing & home decor! Great Store! Visit her page today & Say... "HI" from NeeCee!
And last, but not least....My version of the Melting Witch....or should I say shrinking witch.... :))))
She's simple and adorable....directions on the photo!
Have a wonderful Halloween ....Well, the Kitchen is my next stop, it will have a Day of the Day Death theme!
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Halloween Witches...

My Halloween Witches are on parade again this year on my stair well.....
 A close up of my Favorite Witch...
 She's a beauty and ready for Halloween
 My Mini Witch....
 My Staircase of Witches

Above: a couple of the stairwell witches... Right: Another dress form in the Halloween mood! Below: this little witch is at the top of the stairs!

A fun display that collects raves from children to adults....HAPPY HALLOWEEN my lovely's!
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Left: The Elegant Witch
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