Our new stationery is in! Go HERE to see the fabulous new line.
Why Pineapple Hill?
Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
French Style Table Clock The Old World feel of this French-Style Table Clock is achieved with claw feet and an antique finish on the clock face. Open the door, and inside you'll find two shelves! Uses one AA battery, not included. Wood ~ 8" x 4 3/4" x 22 3/4" high. Our Price: $39.95
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Plant Care Tote and our
Cute Cottage Watering Can More for the garden....
Friday, February 20, 2009
- Vegetable-oil cooking spray
- Flower- and ball-shaped cereal pieces
- Coat two 8-by-2-inch round cake pans with cooking spray.
- Prepare crisp-rice mixture; before pouring into pan, reserve 2 tablespoons for patching cake, and set aside, covered.
- Divide remaining crisp-rice mixture among prepared cake pans. Press into pans with greased fingers to level. Let cool until set, at least 30 minutes.
- Run a knife around edges of cakes to loosen; unmold onto parchment paper. While frosting is still warm, pour onto center of 1 cake layer, and spread evenly to edges.
- Let stand 10 minutes. Place second cake layer on top; press down gently. Using reserved pieces of crisp-rice mixture, patch edges where frosting is visible.
- Decorate with cereal, arranging pieces around top,middle, and bottom edges. Let cake stand until firm enough to slice, at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, wrap cake in plastic wrap to prevent it from getting too hard to slice.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
We are busy adding the whole line. It's wonderful!
- Lunch Boxes
- Pet Bowls and Mats
- Personalized Puzzles
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- 2 1-oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
- 2–3 Tbsp. milk
- Red food coloring (optional)
- Crushed peppermint candies (optional)
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
- 2 tsp. shortening
- In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer on medium to high speed, beat 1/2 cup butter for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in egg and melted unsweetened chocolate. Beat in flour until combined.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Grease the bottom of a glass and coat with granulated sugar; flatten cookies with sugar-coated glass. Bake in a 375° oven for 8 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute; transfer to wire racks. Cool completely.
- In a medium mixing bowl, with an electric mixer on medium to high speed, beat 1/4 cup butter for 30 seconds. Beat in powdered sugar, peppermint extract, and enough milk to make a spreading consistency. If desired, tint pink with food coloring. Spread frosting over each cookie leaving a 1/4-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle with candies, if desired.
- In a small saucepan heat and stir semisweet pieces and shortening over low heat until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly. Drizzle chocolate over tops of cookies. Makes 3 dozen cookiIn a small saucepan heat and stir semisweet pieces and shortening over low heat until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly. Drizzle chocolate over tops of cookies. Makes 3 dozen cookies.
Amy started making these chocolate-drizzled dream cookies as a teen and tweaked them until they became her signature recipe. “It’s a lot of fun to be recognized as the lady who made those wonderful cookies.”
That's for sure!
- 9 Inch Heart Pan
- 1 can (15.5 oz.) Great Northern White Beans
- 1 lb. fresh spinach, lightly steamed, well drained and chopped OR 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons drained and chopped roasted sweet red pepper PLUS 1 whole piece, drained and sliced (for garnish)
- 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 can (10 oz.) refrigerated pizza crust dough or purchase fresh pizza dough from your local pizza restaurant or Italian deli.
- Herb or parsley sprigs (optional)
Allow plenty of time for preparations...
- Drain beans and mash.Stir in spinach, white vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, onion, basil, chopped roasted red pepper, salt and black pepper.
- Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 425�F.
- Roll dough out to 15 x 10 inch rectangle. Press dough into bottom and up 1 inch on sides of pan, trimming edges. Prick bottom with fork and refrigerate 10 minutes.
- Lightly brush crust with olive oil.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from pan and cool.
- When ready to serve, spread bean mixture into cooled crust. Garnish top with red pepper strips and herbs, if desired.
Makes 10 appetizer servings.
Recipe from Mary Ann Ross and Kimberly Lainson
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
As early as the 1790s, sweethearts exchanged "puzzle purses." In this version, a poem runs along the edges, starting outside the folded square. The text, embellished with stamped and painted designs, is revealed in stages as the card is opened.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
When my scissors get dull, I layer about 7 pieces of foil and cut through them, and the scissors are sharp once again.
I often forget to take my gold wedding ring and my silver cross ring off my fingers when I am doing dishes or grubbing around the house, so I put them in aluminum foil and put in some salt solution and leave it overnight. The next morning they look like new.
Sometimes I go on a baking streak, and I find my brown sugar has gotten hard. To soften the sugar, I wrap it in foil and bake it in a 300 degree oven for 5 minutes. To keep it soft, I leave it wrapped in the foil and enclose in a labeled ziploc bag.
Ball up some foil and use it to clean the gunk off your grill. It cleans just as well as a wire scrub brush.
Makes great gift wrapping paper in a pinch and can be decorated as you wish.
I use foil to clean the baked on gunk off my pots and pans. It works just as well as a steel wool scrub pad.
Wrap your hardware and doorknobs in foil so that they don't get dripped on when you are painting,
Half way through the baking process, take a length of foil and wrap around the edge of your pie, securing with a metal paper clip. This will prevent your crust from browning too much.
Roll a double thickness of heavy duty foil into a cone shape, snip off the end, and use as a pouring funnel.
Use it as a temporary piping bag or pastry bag by rolling it into a double thickness and leaving just a tiny hole at the pointed end. Fold down the top of the cone so nothing oozes out or twist the top closed.
Put a length of foil on your oven rack to catch spills. Many pizzas have instructions that tell you to bake the pizza on the rack, but what a mess that can make. Putting the pizza on cooking sprayed foil will save a big mess.
Since I love grilled vegetables, especially mushrooms, I top them with some butter and whatever herb or spice I am in the mood for, wrap them in a foil packet and give them to my husband to put on the grill with the steaks.
To prevent stuck on food in my baking pans and cookie sheets, I will line them with foil. It cuts down on cleaning time and leaves my pans looking just as good as they did when they went into the oven. Rinse off the sheets if they are not to disastrous and save them for another baking session, or rinse them off and put them in your recycling bin.
To prevent static electricity in your clothing, throw a small crumpled up ball of foil into your dryer.
For clothing items that can't take direct heat, such as rayon, silk, and wool, you can get the wrinkles out by placing a piece of foil on your ironing board. Put the garment over the foil, and pass 3 inches above the garment several times with the iron, holding down the steam button the entire time. The wet heat from the foil with rid the garment of wrinkles.
Monday, February 2, 2009
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