Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pie in a Jar with Free Patriotic Tags...Yes, Please!

I have been wanting to make those cute little pies
in mason jars since I saw them way back when!

Well, I finally got around to making them!
You have to try these!
They are super easy and have a big impact
when you attach a cute little label!

What do you think?
Want to make you own?

Here are the recipes and directions!

Basic Pie Crust Recipe:

2 cups Flour
1/4 tsp of Salt
11 Tbls of Butter
4 to 5 Tbls of cold water

1. Measure flour and salt into a bowl.
Cut cold butter (straight from fridge) into small chunks
and throw on top of the flour.

2.   Cut the butter into the flour.
Until butter is in small crumbly pieces.

3.  Add ice water a tablespoon at a time
while stirring dough mixture with a fork

4.  Bring it all together and pat into a ball.
 Wrap in plastic and put it in the fridge.
Next for the Fruit:

2 C prepared fruit (pitted, diced, peeled, etc.)
2 T sugar- brown or white
2 T flour
1 T butter (divided between the pies)
Seasonings/flavorings- cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and almond extract, citrus zest etc)

I used red delicious apples for this recipe.
Sprinkle flour over fruit.
Add  brown sugar to taste, up to 1/2 cup.
Mix it all up.

Next Make a Topper and Line the jar:

Roll out a small handful of dough.
This is just for the tops of your pies.
Grab the ring part of your jar and use that as your cookie cutter.
Cut the tops and set them aside.

Now the fun begins:  Assembly!!

1.  Start pressing the dough into the jars. 
Start from the bottom and work your way until you
almost reach the top of the rim.

2.  Add 1/2 cup fruit filling

3. Add the Circle Toppers to the the pie

4.  Press with a fork to seal the edges. (sorry no pictures)

5.  Brush the tops with butter and sugar.

I used Maple Sugar I bought at Williams Sonoma!  It is so good! 
You have to try this stuff!
I put it in my coffee....ok, ok, I digress...

Now, you can either freeze these lovilies for another day,
or you can bake them up now

If frozen, cook at 375 for 50 to 60 minutes or to cook immediately for 45.
I cooked mine for exactly 45 minutes and they were perfect!!

Now, who wants some free tags to go along with these yummies?

Just send me an email at
and tell me what kind of pie you are making!
You will get
Cherry Pie Labels
Apple Pie Labels
And Matching Favor tags that say "Enjoy"

Happy Baking!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Yum Alert! Pizza on a Stick!

Well, I am not sure about you but,
I love to see creative ways to display and serve food!

I also love skewers and I love pizza!
So, what do you get when you put the two together?

A seriously cute, and yummy treat!!!

I would love...ummm...I mean,
my KIDS would love these...
and I guess mom too!

Get all of the instructions for these lovelies here!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

One Smart Cookie Graduation Party

Do you have a little one graduating from
Pre-School, Kindergarten, or Graduation?

I have a fun party idea to help you celebrate!

"One Smart Cookie" Party theme
set with yummy cookies and milk.

I have designed a party collection just for that!!

You can get your copy here in my shop!

You get the complete party for only $5!

We celebrated with a small set up yesterday and here
are the pictures from the party.



Fold Over Labels

My favorite Decoration!
Cookie Jar Banner Letters

Water Bottle Labels

Come by my shop to see the entire set!

This to "Girly" for you?
You are in luck!!
I have designed 2 sets!!

The "Boys" set in the color combination of
Blue, Green and Orange!

Pin it!