Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DIY Watercolor Marbled Mugs

I'm watercolor marbling a mug today, but you can use this technique on lots more! Vases, candles, anything really! These mugs also make great Christmas gifts!

~ DIY Watercolor Marbled Mugs ~

Supplies:
  • Nail Polish
  • Mug
  • Bin/Bucket
  • Toothpick
  • Supplies

     Fill your bin/bucket with water, then pour in a bit of nail polish.
     Swirl the nail polish on the surface using a toothpick.
     Dip the mug into the water.
     You can dip it twice for more interest. :)
     Set the mug on a paper towel to dry.
    Once dried place the mug on a cookie sheet, then in a cold oven. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, Bake for one hour. *NOTE* This step is optional. Baking will change the color.* Then leave mug to cool.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Homemade Pie Crust

~ Homemade Pie Crust ~

Ingredients 
  • 2 1/2 cups flour, (divided)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1/4 cup water
































































































Pour two cups of flour into a large bowl.
Mix in the sugar, and salt.
Cut the butter into cubes.
Using a pastry cutter, or two forks, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup flour. Do not over mix the flour should just coat the butter.
Slowly pour in about 2-3 Tbsp of the water.
Mix with a wooden spoon or your hands until the dough forms a ball.  If the dough is to dry add more water one Tbsp at a time.
When the dough comes together, divide it into to equal portions. At this point you can wrap the dough in plastic wrap and leave it in the fridge until you are ready to use it; up to 6 weeks. Or in the freezer for up to three months.
When you are ready to use it, place the dough between two pieces of parchment or wax paper.
Roll out the dough, starting from the center to the the edge, but never going over the edge.
Transfer the dough to a pie pan.
Smooth out the sides, trim the edges, and your done!

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 This crust is perfect for ANY type of pie. Pot pie, apple pie (you can get my recipe here), pecan pie...
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Lattice Crust Apple Pie

 ~ Lattice Crust Apple Pie ~

Ingredients
  • One double-crust pie pastry (You can get my recipe here)
  • 6 apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Butter, cubed
  • 1 egg white
  • Pinch of sugar
Slice the apples, then set aside.
In a separate bowl mix together the sugar, and cinnamon.
 Roll out one of the pie crusts
 Place it in a pie pan

 Layer the apples and cinnamon and sugar in the pie crust.



 Dot the top with the butter.
 Roll out the second pie crust.
 Using a ruler as a guide, cut one inch strips in the crust.

 Lay five of the strips on the pie, like in the picture above.
 Fold back two.
Lay another strip across. (Like in the picture above)
 Then fold back the two strips over the other.
 Fold up the other three strips.
 And lay another across.
 Fold the three strips back.
 Continue this process until the top is complete.

 Tare off the access dough.
 Fold the extra underneath the edge of the bottom crust.
 Crimp the edges of both crusts with a fork.
Beat the egg whites until they are foamy.
 Brush the egg whites onto the crust.
 Sprinkle the sugar on top.
Place the pie in an oven preheated to 450 degrees F. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes longer.
Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!

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