Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Homemade ornament:Baby Jesus in a nutshell





 



This years homemade gift. Baby Jesus in a nutshell. 

I can share it now because I gave most of them out. There’s still a few of you that haven’t gotten them yet, but I will get it to you when I see you. 

I have made homemade gifts for years. I slacked off for a year or two, but I am back at it. 


Pretty simple. Walnut shell, wooden bead, wooden star, jute string, and Muslin fabric and a hot glue gun. 





Thursday, November 17, 2022

What happened to canned copes corn?


 My family loves copes corn and we traditionally eat it every Thanksgiving.

It’s not for everyone in fact my husband the first time he came to our family dinner when I met him asked what was wrong with the corn lol. I guess his family didn’t know the tradition. 

Anyway my mother contacted Hanover foods who is the maker of the canned copse corn and they said they have been shortstaffed since coronavirus so they had to stop production. They are unsure whether or not they will continue the production but they did supply her with this recipe to make the bagged dried copes corn taste like the traditional canned. 


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Stamping, Cardmaking, Paper Crafting and Scrapbooking

 Check out my consultant site for these sets and more.  
Their stamp pads are of higher quality than those of other companies. And the stamp and die sets are so much less expensive than other companies.  Every 50.00 order qualifies you for stamps of the month that you can add on for 5.00.  There are lots to choose from 

The Stamp of the Month sets change each month, so if you like one, get it before its gong.  You can usually get more than one month's set, with a qualifying purchase, so there is more than one to choose from.
Another of of our Stamp of the Month offers.  You can add this on to any 50.00 order for only 5.00!
That is a lot of stamps!



Another 5.00 Stamp of the Month you can qualify for with a 50.00 Purchase.



Saturday, October 12, 2019

Sausage Poblano Pumpkin Bisque

I have my Sausage Poblano Pumpkin Bisque Recipe on my other blog.  I have a newer blog. 
It's fast to make and really easy.
Here is the short of it...if you want more pics and directions, visit my other blog HERE.

Sausage Poblano Pumpkin Bisque

2 pounds sausage (casing removed it it has any)
2 poblano peppers, chopped
7 cloves garlic, chopped

4 cups chicken bone broth
1 block cream cheese
1 26oz can pumpkin

a few dashes of dried Sage
a dash of pumpkin pie spice
a few dashes of ground dried ginger
Salt and pepper

Brown sausage with poblanos and garlic in a stockpot.

Meanwhile, in a Vitamix, blender or with a hand mixer if you don't have one:
broth
cream cheese
pumpkin
(you could probably melt the cream cheese in the soup but this is faster)

Whirl until well blended.

Pour over soup and cook until hot.
Add spices. 






Saturday, June 22, 2019

Pressure Cooker Lasagna 5 Minutes Prep time!

This recipe is now on my new blog but I will share it here also. 
Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, Quick Cooker..they are all the same thing.
This blog post is a long time coming!  Just get a 6-inch springform pan (Wilton makes one and you can use a coupon at Michaels), or use a pressure cooker safe casserole dish that fits your pressure cooker.
I have made this in my Wolfgang Puck pressure cooker, my instant pot, and my Pampered Chef Quick Cooker.  The Pampered Chef has a nice grey stoneware casserole that fits the quick cooker.  I stopped selling Pampered Chef after years of selling but I still love the products. I did not use no boil noodles, just basic dry lasagna noodles.
Pressure Cooker Lasagna

Note: I used a 6″ springform pan and all ingredients were raw. 

Ingredients:
Dry lasagna noodles
pasta sauce
Ricotta cheese
Shredded Mozzarella

parmesan cheese
optional:
Ground Italian sausage
Fresh mushrooms

Kale or collard greens or spinach

Prepare springform pan with olive oil spray or similar.

Break down lasagna noodles to fit bottom one layer. Add a layer of ricotta and couple of spoonfuls of pasta sauce.

Break down ground sausage into small pieces and add a layer. Add your mushrooms or spinach, etc. Top with shredded cheeses and sliced fresh mushrooms.

Top with lasagna noodles (broken to fit) and begin again, about 3 layers total depending on the depth of your pan. Top with sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.

Cover with aluminum foil. Place on trivet in IP with 1.5 cups water. Cook 20 mins on high pressure. Let the pressure come down on its own for 20 minutes'.

Let sit 10 mins before removing sides of pan and serving.


You can play with this and use more ingredients, such as eggs and pesto in your ricotta like in traditional recipes.  This is just a basic fast recipe...go ahead and run with it.  I make my own noodles and ricotta cheese  and lasagna noodles that my family loves but in a pinch, this is a quick meal that doesn't heat up the kitchen. Have yard work to do? Drop this in the pressure cooker and go get it done. 



Sunday, August 26, 2018

Bone Broth Avozpacho Soup


Its been awhile. and I haven't totally abandoned this blog, but I do have another blog going and I am busy with schooling and building a deck, ballroom dance lessons, family,  etc so I have been slacking in the blogging side of my life but here is a recipe I made last month and just adore.

I will be back to blog more. My www.shannonpickle.com blog is focusing on more healthy options for now. I have not given up on sweets totally and I will be back to post some recipes in a bit.