Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Retro Re-pin Party 15

I hope everyone had a great week. I did. I made a pumpkin pie and donated it to a charitable auction. I was blown away when the pie sold for $65! I also finally posted my pumpkin pie recipe up on this blog.

Another fun thing was that my family went orienteering together, and I took my miniature dachshund on my course. Orienteering is where you use a compass and a map to navigate to different points out in the woods. I had a good time, even if I ended up carrying my dachshund for parts of it. He's 9 years old and slowing down. It's a good thing he's small -- about 13 pounds.

What did you do this past week?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Pie

When I was a kid and lived in Tucson, we always celebrated my July birthday with my grandma, whose birthday is just a few days before mine.

One year when I was probably 9, my grandma called and said, "Your mom is making me a cake. Is there a special dessert that isn't cake that you want for your birthday?"

I told her I wanted pumpkin pie. Some adults would have told the 9-year-old that you don't eat pumpkin pie in July, and to pick something else. I'm lucky the adults in my family all thought it was a great idea. I still have pumpkin pie for my birthday every year.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Retro Re-Pin Party 14

Hi everyone and welcome to the Retro Re-Pin Party 14.

This past week my husband and I have been working on Halloween costumes. A friend of ours throws a family friendly party every year and my husband and I enjoy dressing ourselves and our miniature dachshund up in a theme.

Are you working on costumes for you or your family members? What are you planning to be?

Also in the comments tell me which pin links are yours. Since this party is hosted from 8 different blogs, I'd like you to tell me which pins come from this blog so I can be sure to drop by.

Yeast Dough Trick

Do you ever let your yeast dough rise, punch it down, and then find the dough too sticky to work with? The temptation is to reach for the flour. Work in enough flour, and you can sculpt it anyway you want. However, if you add a lot more flour, your rolls can become tough and dry! That's why I wanted to share with you some of my tricks for working with yeast dough.