Christmas decorating

Dec. 10, 2014

Our Christmas tree is up and for the first time I added some colored lights and tinsel!
I think my grandson is going to love it!
Still lots to do but each year less comes out.

This year for Christmas my very best friend Carole O'Neill gave me this Santa dummy board. 
Isn't he wonderful, I love him! 

Have a great evening!
xoxo Louise

Larry made this hanging cupboard from our old barn wood to hide the TV.
He did a great job!

Lars was not happy with Santa this year!!
He's getting to be such a big boy!!

Pumpkin Rolls

Nov. 25, 2014

I'd like to share an easy recipe for fresh baked rolls that I came across on Pinterest.
I will be serving them with my Thanksgiving dinner.
Aren't they the sweetest!!

Snow is in the forecast for Wednesday! 

Stay cozy and warm!
xoxo Louise

Pumpkin Rolls

(I used frozen rolls from the freezer section (so much easier)
(Don’t tell the turkeys, but these deserve a starring role in your next Thanksgiving production)

Pumpkin Rolls
 Step 1:  Purchase a bag of Rhodes Bake ‘n Serve Dinner Rolls
Coat pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Place rolls on pan and cover with plastic wrap.
Let rolls rise for two hours.

Pumpkin Rolls

2:  Slice edges of dinner rolls
Uncover plastic wrap from rolls.
Using a sharp knife, slice seven to eight sections of roll, leaving the center intact.

Pumpkin Rolls

Step 3:  Press hole in the center of roll
This is where you will insert your stem.
Re-cover with plastic wrap.
Let rise for an additional one to two hours.
Check to make sure your holes are still indented.  If needed, press again.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Egg Wash

Step 4:  Coat rolls with egg wash
This gives your pumpkin a nice shiny coat.
Then bake rolls for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.


Step 5:  Cut whole pecans into thirds
Insert a third into the center of each pumpkin roll as your stem.