Thursday, November 6

An Apology, A Card, A pretty Tree and a Recipe

Happy Thursday, it is a beautiful day in the neighborhood.. Sorry to all my new blogger friends for the fact that I have not posted any new projects in a few days. I have crafted just can't post what I have made as they are gifts for family and friends and well, they would see them!! I made this card today for a friend who I think could use a little smile in the mail! I used my new Elzybell UK stamp.. OH my the ones from the UK are so much bigger than the one I got here in the states...

I had to take a picture of our little maple tree in the front yard.. It is so pretty this year!!! A taste of fall in the south! Up north our leaves would have been gone a month ago.

Finally a Recipe... I had lots of apples in the fridge and need to use them so I found this recipe for apple cake in a new cook book I got at our church, they sold them for missions. It smells yummy and I took a little sliver of it and even warm it tasted good. I have a feeling this is one of them cakes that taste better as it sits. I will let you know in a day or so..

Apple Snack Cake

3/4 c. vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 c. sugar
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. each of soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon
3 c. chopped apples (did mine in small food processor)
1c. chopped pecans ( I used walnuts)

1bag butterscotch morsels

Combine oil, eggs, and sugar in a large mixing bowl: beat at medium speed until well mixed. Combine flour, soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in pecans, and half of butterscotch morsels and apples. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining morsels. Bake at 350 for 45-60 min.




Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Your little Elzybell is adorable! LOVE the shot of your is my favourite fall colour! And now, you're making me crave apple cake and I'm supposed to be on a diet!

Carmen said...

Wow what an adorable card!! Love the DSP you used and how you set it all up. Thanks for sharing the recipe it sounds yummy!

Cheryl Walker said...

your card is darling, and the tree is very pretty!!! our leaves will be gone very soon,and we have already had snow this year! Thanks for sharing:)


Kristin said...

cute card! i know what you mean about crafting for friends/family... and your tree is awesome (north texas just doesn't "do" autumn)

Jaspere said...

I love your UK Elybell card. I have a couple of those larger images myself. I have the same tree in front of my house only its beautiful leaves have fallen. TFS.

Laura said...

I should have sent you a pic of my tree...just a bit bigger than yours. Everything seems to have fallen off this past week. Love your card!

Saxontoy said...

No apologies needed, thanks for posting the recipe, looks great.

Ilina Crouse said...

Love your Elzybells! So cute! TFS

StampinAngelJenn said...

Your house is beautiful, Steph, and the card is adorable. I love playing with the Elzybells... and I'm so thankful to you for introducing me to Wish RAK! :o)
Peace, Jenn

Frenchy said...

What a cute card! I will have to try your recipe - my 4 yr old loves apple cake.

Sandy said...

Really cute card, Steph!! I have this image and I love the size of the UK Elzybells stamps.

Love your maple tree and your house is gorgeous. Also, your recipe sounds yummy. I will file it away and maybe make it one of these days. I LOVE to bake.

Helen said...

Really cute! I love how you positioned the co-ordinating patterned papers - great job!

Alexandria said...

The card is so cute! I love the picture of the tree in front of your house. I'm going to have to show my husband, because that's what I want our porch to look like when we remodel LOL.

CREATE=FUN said...

the card is so cute.
and i love the color of the tree, nice.

StampinAngelJenn said...

I just wanted to say that this card is even cuter IRL (in real life) than you can tell!!! Steph, thanks so much for brightening my day - you're a sweetheart.
Peace & Hugs, Jenn