Monday, August 30, 2010

Tidbits

There was a nice surprise waiting for me today....

"Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions."

I can't remember where I heard about this book, but when I did,
I moseyed over to Amazon and placed an order. I had a little wait until the release date, and once it rolled around, my book was here.


I haven't had a chance to sit and peruse it thoroughly yet, but just look at the inside cover....



I think I'm going to love it....there's so many wonderful things in this book....

If you love sewing, homemaking and anything vintage, this book is for you!!

There are stories, recipes, and some good advice.

And who couldn't use a "thimbleful of youthfulness?"


Now, in other news...

If you are a "weight watcher" you may have gotten the
recipe for the muffins made with a cake mix and one can of pumpkin.

Well, here in Michigan, we are experiencing a shortage of canned pumpkin.
So at the grocery store the other day, I got a brilliant idea. Ok..........a pretty good idea.
I thought about the similarities between pumpkin pie and sweet potatoe pie and Voila.........I picked up a few sweet potatoes.....cooked them up and mashed them to make the muffins. They were delicious, and I couldn't really tell any difference.

But this little sweetie says, "Sweet potato pie?.......
.......I don't think so."

8 comments:

Susan said...

I can't wait for that book to come out. I emailed you the vintage workshop newsletter, in case you don't receive it. It is Amy Barickman's and there is a chance to win a copy of the book. Pumpkin is the cutest, happiest pooch.

Niki said...

I wonder if my library has that book...I'll go check!

Whats the muffine recipe? I don't know it...

have a great day
Niki

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I've read about that book on the Vintage Workshop blog -- it's nice to have a good review. I'd heard about the pumpkin shortage -- I guess I should tell the hubby to keep his eye out for pumpkin so we don't come up short at Thanksgiving???

Wool Winder said...

That looks like a book that is best read slowly to savor all the goodness it has to give. A nice way to treat yourself during the day would be to escape to your favorite place, read a few pages and eat a tasty muffin. Enjoy!

Gloria said...

That looks like a wonderful book Amy. So many good things inside. I've got a lot of butter nut squash growing outside. I am going to make a pie, some bread, maybe some muffins and just eat it cooked. It is so good.Your muffins look delish. Have a great Wednesday Amy. Take care.

Susie Homemaker said...

Tea, muffins and a good book = BLISS!

I'll be right there...

Love,
Susie

JAN said...

Yummy Muffins! And the book, I am going to order that.

sweet locus lane farm said...

The book looks interesting.Am praying for you to come for a solution re:mother. It is difficult being a sandwich generation. Lots of worries.

Marlyn