What do you do when it cold or rainy outside? And it’s been that way a lot here in North Georgia – it’s winter after all. I don’t tend to get cabin fever like the rest of my family – for some reason this type of weather makes me want to bake!
Yep, I said bake. I love the way it warms up the house and enjoy smelling all those wonderful aromas as I bake. Not that my family complains – they’ve got a freezer full of goodies now.
So today I thought I would share with you one of our favorite recipes for coffee cake that uses the blueberries from the yard. Blueberries are soooo easy to grow and once they get going they give you LOTS of berries.
Freezing the extras is really easy too. Just rinse them off, lay them out on a cookie sheet, dry and pop them in the freezer. (This lets them freeze individually so that you can just pull a few out at a time.) Then place them into bags or containers. I’ll find my containers partially emptied at times, since Larry and our kids love snitching from the containers LOL. A little taste of summer year round!
½ c. brown sugar
1/3 c. flour
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ c. butter, softened
Mix topping ingredients together and set aside until batter is finished.
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¾ c. sugar
¼ c. shortening
½ c. milk
2 c. (1 pint) blueberries, washed and drained
Mix together sugar, shortening and egg. Stir in milk. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to shortening mix. Fold in blueberries. Spread batter in greased and floured 8×8 inch pan. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 50 minutes.
Fresh blueberries are best, however you can use frozen. If frozen, do not rinse, as they will turn batter blue – just gently turn into the batter. A few extra minutes may be needed for bake time when using frozen berries. Just check for doneness with a tooth pick.
You can see one of our favorite recipes for fresh blueberries that I share with you last summer by clicking HERE.
Anyhow you want to see the Language of Love stamping project, right?
Here is a card that I received during Leadership that uses the Language of Love and So Very Grateful stamps sets from the Occasions Catalog. Karin shows another way to use the Language of Love stamp set to create a thank you card – it’s clearly not just for Valentine’s Day.
I am hoping you can see it – but there is a torn edge on the floral pattern of designer series paper that adds interest and texture to this card.
Inks: Real Red (126949) and Coastal Cabana (1331175)
Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (132996), Real Red (102482), Coastal Cabana (131297), and Whisper White card stock (100730)
Accessories: Full Heart Punch (119883), Small Heart Punch (19883), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), and Rhinestones Basic Jewels (119246)
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NEW CIRCLE MONOGRAM STAMPS INTRODUCED
Now you can say it your way! You’re going to love these NEW Circle Monogram Stamps (132852)
With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belonging, to having a fun way to give a personalized touch to gifts and goodies.
Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift).
- Address stamp
- Thank you
- From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
- From the kitchen of
- Made with love
- This book belongs to
- From the desk of
- Just married
- Save the date
- New Baby
What ways can you think of?
Click HERE to see a flyer with more information
Click HERE to see it on my Online Store
This stamp is only available in photopolymer and coordinates with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (119860). Clear Block B (117147) is recommended for the Circle Monogram Stamps.
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Weekly Deals (Special ends February 10th, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)
Paper Pumpkin Special (Free 2012-2014 In Color Markers when you join now through February 10th, 2014)
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