Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pumpkin Roll

Yesterday we made one of my favorite festive treats - Pumpkin Roll! It is also a very nostalgic food for me. My mom always made it during the holidays and I have fond memories of those times.

Here is the recipe:

Beat 3 eggs on high speed of mixer for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in 1 cup of sugar. Stir in 2/3 cup pumpkin and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Stir together 3/4 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp salt. Fold into pumpkin, spread in greased, floured pan. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Turn out onto towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Roll towel and cake together, cool. Filling: 1 cup powdered sugar, 6 oz. cream cheese, 4 Tbsp butter or margarine, 1/2 tsp vanilla. Beat smooth, spread over cool cake. Roll, wrap in tin foil and chill.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Photoshoot of Lena

I haven't done much photography since high school, so I am not that great. But Lena is so cute, how bad could I be?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New dress

You know how I wanted us to wear black and white for family pictures? and I wasn't so in love with the skirt? Well, here is a new dress I made her. I think I will just put a black ribbon around her and call it good. Isn't she a doll?!

I love the eyelet fabric, so sweet and feminine. It was some that my mother-in-law gave to me out of her stash. Thanks!