Thursday, May 2, 2019

Chocolate Sheet Cake Cookies.....

I think I've found a new favorite cookie! This recipe is based on a chocolate sheet cake....some may call it a Texas sheet me it's simply a chocolate sheet cake. 
The recipe I have for a Texas sheet cake is a white cake with almond flavoring....which I'd just about bet would be great as a cookie, too!
This is one of those recipe videos that floats through social media and I finally got around to giving it a whirl.
Ok....on to the recipe....

Chocolate Sheet Cake Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup melted chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla.
Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until combined then stir in the melted chocolate until thoroughly incorporated.
Drop by spoonful onto parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 7 - 8 minutes.  Do NOT  overbake.
Remove from oven. Let cool before frosting.

Chocolate Icing
1/2 cup butter
2 T. cocoa powder
3 T. milk

Place in saucepan over medium heat until melted.....remove from heat and add

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar.

*Let in airtight a sheet of wax paper or parchment between layers.
**I used the smallest scoop (1 Tablespoon)from pampered chef and yielded 32 cookies. 


Have a blessed day!....C.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Yummy Goodness Recipes...part 2

Good morning!  Just popping in to share a recipe from my rainy day baking yesterday! This one is for a cinnamon roll swirl cake.  I've made this cake a couple times now and let me tell you....SO good! Who doesn't like cake and who doesn't like a cinnamon roll....besides my daughter-in-law?  Right?! And who wouldn't like a cake that you could eat for breakfast?  Because come's a cinnamon roll in cake form!  
This one went to work with the hubby this morning. 
Okay....on to the recipe....

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

For Cake Batter
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter melted

Topping Mix
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup butter almost to point of melted, very soft

Sweet Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
5 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 9 x 13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.

 Combine the flour, baking powder and salt....set aside.
Lightly beat the eggs then gradually add the sugar and vanilla.  
Alternate the flour mixture and milk stirring to incorporate after each.
Once mixed, slowly add in the butter and combine.

Pour into the prepared 9x13 baking pan.

Mix together all ingredients for topping until well combined.
Pour over cake batter and swirl with a knife.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes until fully baked....while cake is baking prepare the glaze and set aside.....Pour over cake once it's done and out of the oven.


I hope your day is fabulous!  C.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Yummy Goodness Recipes to Share.....part 1

Wow! I didn't realize it's been a month since I last posted. 
It is a dreary rainy day here in my little corner of the world and I have
a sort-of unexpected day off so I  decided to get out the mixer and make up a few goodies and 
I thought I'd share the recipes over the next few days.
This first one though I made over Easter weekend for a family gathering.
When making something new for a gathering I end up bringing home half of it because it's different.....not what they know they already like. 
This time? No leftovers! 
This is basically a pecan pie filling poured and baked over a bunch of bread chunks instead of in a crust!
I normally make my pecan pie using both white and brown sugar and that is what I used when making this but I think next time I make it it will be with white only.
I found the recipe on pinterest and pretty much went by that but I'm going to share how I intend to make it the next go round.
Even if you don't like bread pudding but you like pecan will love this!


8 cups bread cubes (day old french bread would be a good one)
3 eggs
1 cup white syrup
1/2 cup ganulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp. melted butter, allow it to cool.
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4  chopped pecans

Prepare a 9"x 9" baking pan by lining the bottom with a square of parchment paper then spray sides with non-stick baking spray.
Cube the bread and set aside in a large mixing bowl.
In another bowl slightly beat the eggs,,,,,add syrup, sugar, vanilla, and stir to combine. 
Stir in the melted butter, salt, cinnamon and pecans.
Pour the syrup mixture over the bread cubes and gently stir to coat.
Let it rest for a bit to let the mixture soak in.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Serve warm or room temperature and top with this super easy and tasty caramel sauce!

Caramel Sauce

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter, brown sugar and cream over medium heat.....bring to a boil and let boil just a couple minutes.....Remove from heat and add  vanilla. 
Will keep for a couple weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Friday, March 29, 2019

My Booth Space at In K-Hoots.....

Good morning, my friends!  I hope you all are off to a fantastic day!
After spending nearly two weeks either in bed, on the sofa or in the recliner I finally started feeling human again!
I don't know about you but when I can't function all I can do is think about all the things that aren't getting done and I just can't wait until I feel better so I can get busy! So this past Monday and Tuesday I had "off" from keeping from grandson and from my Tuesday job at the Mercantile so I done some much needed cleaning and clearing out in my sewing room, gathered finished and collected items and got them tagged and booth ready.
So off to In K-Hoots I went and gave my booth the attention it desperately needed.
I dug out a little sign that I used many moons ago, gave it a little updating and hung it above my space and gave a little homespun touch to the background.
I also decided to merge my Oakley Brooke items with the Cindy's Homespun items.....
yes, they're different but they are all made by ME! 
And it just simplifies things.....
Baby blankies, burpies and bibs and baby beanies......
Stenciled flour sack towels and crocheted dishcloth sets.....
Gathering baskets.....just in time for gardening season.....
All in one place....

I've also started making those cute and handy little bowl cozies...I have several sets in the works and plan to have them in the booth next week!
The booth is is the whole store.....
If you find yourself in Moberly, MO stop in and take a peek!

Have a blest day......C.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Oakley Brooke/Cindy's Homespun Available Items.....

Business has sure been slow of late! I would love to be moving these items along.....

APRONS.....30.00 each.....(+ shipping)

COWLS.....15.00 each....SCARF.....15.00
(+ shipping)


SCARF.....$20.00 (+ shipping).....HATS (fits up to 18").....$10.00 (+ shipping) EACH.....
 (baby/toddler size or would make an excellent lap robe)
 $50 (+ shipping)

ZIPPER POUCH.....$15.00 (+ shipping)

I also have some TOBACCO STICK STARS available..... 18.00each

 and TOBACCO STICK ladders...... 18.00 each

If you see something you like just drop me an email ( or leave me a comment below to check on availability.....some of these items are in my booth at a local shop...
In-K-Hoots in Moberly, MO.....
and I do accept paypal.....

I hope you all have a great day!!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Oakley Brooke......on Etsy

Inspired by and named for my you can find little needfuls for the littles in your life.  I would like to invite you to check out Oakley Brooke by clicking on the link in the's a little preview.....

 Blankies, burpies and bibs.....
 And to be added soon......teethers.....
Thanks for stopping by today.....
I hope your day is filled with many blessings.....C.

Snowfall .....part 2

Here are a couple pics out our front window this is beautiful.  As long as I don't have to be out in it!  I am SO glad that my husband no longer drives over the road....him driving coast to coast the worry was great enough on a sunny summer day....but in conditions like this the worry was so much greater.  I would have to stay off of social media because of all the accident pics people would share.....especially when they involved semi's.

It finally quit snowing sometime last night.
However, they are still calling for more this morning.....and possible drizzle? 
Oh my! I may be looking at a couple more days of being in.....good thing I don't mind being at home.  There's always something to do here be it chores, spending time in the sewing room or simply getting to sit down and watch a movie......Today?  Yes, I think I will tackle the Christmas trees.

Many thanks to those who MUST be out...road crews, emergency responders, law enforcement, power crews, health care professionals....and those working in convenience and grocery stores.....and so many more.....
Have a blessed day.....C.