Saturday, October 23, 2010

Our very own Sweet Kathleen is in Country Living Magazine - November issue


Photo by Kana Okada for Country Living

Country Living Magazine featured my Sweet Potato Pound Cake recipe in their November issue. How exciting that was for me. The recipe is from my cookbook and they did it in two (9x5) loaf pans. In my book I chose a 10-inch tube pan and included a Cranberry Topping. Whatever pans you decide to use, I think you will find this cake to be very moist and tender. It is perfect for the holiday season. If you would like additional information on my cookbook or would like to place an order, just click on the Sweet Kathleen's Cookbook above. I hope you enjoy it.

Cake3 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
½ c. packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. cooked and mashed sweet potatoes, cooled or
1 (40 oz.) canned sweet potatoes, mashed and well
4 lg. eggs, room temperature
¾ c. chopped pecans
Cranberry Topping
1 c. granulated sugar
½ c. water
1 tsp. grated orange peel
½ tsp. ground cloves
1 (12 oz.) package fresh cranberries

Preheat oven to 325ºF. Spray a 10-inch tube pan with nonstick baking spray containing flour. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sift again. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugars and vanilla extract on medium speed until very light and fluffy. Add the sweet potatoes and blend well. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce the mixer speed to low and blend in the flour mixture in thirds. Mix just enough to blend the batter after each addition.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle pecans over the top of the batter. Bake for 70-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 1 hour. Remove from the pan and place the cake on a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Serve with the cranberry topping. Serves 16.
Prepare topping: In medium saucepan combine all ingredients. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until berries pop. When berries begin to pop remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Reheat sauce before serving with the pound cake.

*Note: If you make this recipe using two 9x5 loaf pans, decrease the baking time to 60-75 minutes.

Friday, October 22, 2010

New Products have arrived for the Boutique Bags!

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New Products for our lovely Boutique Bags have arrived!

The Deluxe Bags include at least 13 products 2 magazines plus a lovely handmade Tea Towel & wonderful handmade soaps!

Items in these bags are perfect for Teacher Gifts, Stocking Stuffers & great gifts for you!

These Grab Bags with "Boutique Flair" start at $10

Our shops have put together nice bags to help you get to
 know our shops.
These bags contain cute cookie cutters, lovely notecards,  wonderful tea, whimsical tags, holiday tags, beautiful ornaments, earrings, charms & more! There are a limited number of bags,order yours today!   

If you have not purchased our magazine yet you can even add a magazine or a 4 issue subscription for free shipping to your order.

If you are a shop owner & would like to participate in our "profit sharing boutique bags" contact me!

 We would love to have you join us!

November  Boutique Bag Sponsors
Antica Treasures
Graceful Rose
Heirloom Gypsy
Isabella's Roses
Enchanted Squirrel
Marionberry Cottage
Romantic Rose Creations
Ruby June's Cottage
Sassy Beach Jewelry Designs
Savon Marie
SBS Teas
Shabby Denim Rose
Shabby Lane Shops
Shabby Rose Boutique
Someplace in Thyme
Sweet Kathleen's
Tesoro Fino
The Scented Cottage Studio 



Catherine Monceaux
Shabby Lane Shops

New Treasures are Blooming at Antica Treasures

Dear Friend,

We are delighted to introduce lovely new products to you this week! Whether you are a jewelry designer, a hobbyist or a lover of vintage inspired jewelry, we have something for you. We would love for you to come over and visit the Shop today and see what has been brewing in our Studio! The holidays are around the corner and our products are sure to delight any Vintage enthusiast, we have been getting so many compliments and we are very happy that our hardwork shows.

Enjoy flat rate $5.00 shipping on U.S. orders!
As always Free Gift with purchase!
Enjoy 10% off your order with code SHABBY during checkout!

Wholesale Inquiries Welcome - Phone Orders Welcome
Antica Treasures is a Registered Trademark - All Rights Reserved

Treats and Treasures from Noelle Garrett Designs

Tussie Mussie Ornaments

Gift Tags

Altered Bottles

Stamped Tag Sets

New Journal Designs

Lavender Sachets

Look for new chipboard pockets on the way!

You can see our stamped Be Merry Tags in the November issue of Romantic Homes Magazine!

*Look for more beautiful  sachets, trims and textile art in the coming weeks!

My, where has the time gone? We hope this finds you well and getting ready for the fast approaching holiday season. We have been steadily working to fulfill several wholesale orders and sincerely thank you for your patience as we work to restock our site with new treats and treasures.
We wanted to take a moment to give you a quick update and share a few of our new items, as well as give you an idea of what is on the way! *Be sure to visit our sale category as we have added dozens of items at wonderful prices!
We have some wonderful new items from Prima  just in. Be sure to stop by and check them out!
We also have a large batch of Simply Elegant Tags at amazing prices! 
We have been adding new items weekly to our Holiday Whimsy category. Look for fabulous gift toppers and more holiday cards on the way!
  All orders over $25 this week will receive a large deep red parchment rose! (while supplies last, price before taxes)
* If you know someone who does not have internet access and would like to order by mail or phone we now have a small catalog available! Contact us for more information!

Wishing you a wonderful week!
Carrie and Jean
Noelle Garrett Designs
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Romantic Holidays Sale & Giveaway ~ New Live Auction!

Tuesday's Treasures just got Better!
We are hosting  one day giveaways every Tuesday!
This week's sponsor is Tesoro Fino
She is giving away a beautiful Halloween Tussie Mussie!

We will be adding some other nice goodies to the giveaway box also!

Congratulations to Diane of Penticton, BC
our 1st Tuesday Treasure winner.
Congratulations to
PJ, Diane P, Cyndi G, Susan S, Elizabeth S, Donna W & Carol M
all Tuesday Treasure winners!

Join us this week for "Romantic Holidays" &
You could win a Tuesday Treasure Box! 
Click to enter!
The Contest Begins Now!
 Winner to be randomly drawn & notified on Wednesday.
48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn

Fantastic New addition to Shabby Lane Shops! 
New Live Auctions!  Grand Opening November 1st
Here is your Sneak Peek!   Click here to preview!
You can bid on some of the beautiful items
& get a great deal today!

Send FREE Halloween & Fall Ecards!

New Fall Postcards added to our FREE Postcard section!
Click to download & print your Fall cards. 
These are great for scrapbooking projects or to use for your Fall Greeting Cards.

Thank you Bunny of B.Catherine Designs for helping us
with our fall cards!

New products have arrived! New soaps, tags, ornaments
& faux pastries!
Click to order your Boutique Bag,
grab bags with boutique flair!

Have you voted yet?  Join us for some fun! 
Vote for your favorite decorated pumpkin!

Want to save even more this Holiday Season?

Our New Fall & Holiday Magazine is here! 
Order your copy today!
4 issue subscriptions $19.95 Free Shipping!
Back order issues $3


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Free Recipe Card Downloads courtesy of Shabby Lane Shops
& Sweet Kathleen's
Be sure and look for Wallflowers  beautiful artwork
on the recipe cards!
click to download
visit our recipe page often as we add new recipes!


Deal of the day - Every Day on Shabby Lane Shops!
We have fabulous 1 Day Deals everyday! 
Check in several times during the week to see the Deals!

Deal of the Day

Do not forget to enter our Fall Treasure Box Giveaway
Ends Oct 25th -valued at $200

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Upcoming events:

Holiday Site Decorating Contest - Nov 3rd
You can vote for your favorite decorated shop!

Holiday Recipes - Coming Soon!

Baker's Corner - November 1st

Shabby Lane Shops Live Auctions! Nov 1st

We are Thankful for You sale! - Our big Thanksgiving Event

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Shabby Lane Shops

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