Saturday, December 31, 2011

A pie for New Years

This is my first post on Poshish. I've been meaning to post something for months, but quite frankly...I am not all that creative nor am I good at DIY projects. I am only now beginning to have courage when it comes to sewing and crafting. However, I consider myself an excellent cook and hope I can share some of my favorite recipes with you. We are going to be watching a lot of football over the next few days, and we feel like there isn't a better way to watch football than to watch it with food. Here's a delicious french silk pie (chocolate cream) recipe:

French Silk Pie
3/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. white sugar
3 one ounce squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
2 tsp. pure vanilla
3 large eggs

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter for 1 minute. Add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time and continue to beat until light and fluffy. (3-5 minutes) It must be mixed long enough so it is no longer gritty. In a separate pan, melt chocolate in a small bowl over hot water. Do not let the chocolate harden up. Slowly add chocolate to butter mixture until mixture is smooth and creamy. On medium speed, add eggs one at a time, beating after each one before adding the next egg. Scrape bowl. Add vanilla and mix again. Spread over pie crust.

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 c. powder sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
chocolate curls

Mix cream, sugar and vanilla until thick. Spread over chocolate. Add chocolate curls if desired. I just shaved a hershey's bar on top of the pie.

My pie crust
1 cup flour
1/3 plus 1 Tbsp. shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 Tbsp. cold water

Cut shortening into flour and salt mixture. Add cold water. Mix well. Roll thin and put in pie pan. Poke crust. Double foil the top and put in oven at 400 for 8 minutes. Remove foil and cook for 6 more minutes. 

If you want more baking recipes, I added 12 yummy treats during December under the tag "Peanut creations" on my blog: A handful of peanuts... If you want more recipes, let me know and I'll continue posting them here.


I just got called to be a Sunbeam teacher! I am so excited, and my cute little girl is in my class. I found this fun idea on PINTEREST my latest obsession.

I was worried because I was a nursery leader for ever and none of the kids would ever sit still for a lesson. So I searched and searched for some ideas and this was the winner.

Cut out an egg for each of the children and they have to sit on it and keep it warm just like a mommy duck
Then at the end of your lesson if they've sat on their egg you let them have a baby duckling made out of pompoms and googly eyes. my kids were so excited when I was making these so I hope the sunbeams like them too!
I made the red one and thought it looked a little like an Angry Bird! haha hopefully the parents don't think I'm letting them play that at church!

pine tree sprigs

this was another fun idea I got from my favorite place, pinterest!

just cut some little sprigs off your pine tree or if your lucky like me the tree lot will have tons of trimmings they'll let you take for free! get lots of little glass jars (baby food jars work great and I know you all have some of those around!) fill them up with water and your trimmings. It made a really cute center piece for our Christmas dinner