Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 is here !!!

A new year, new dreams and hopes for all of us.
Reflections, goals, resolutions, new diets, exercise, and the elections.

Hope you all had a wonderful beginning, and I wish
you the best of 2012.

Many of us have a home office/craft room/, it is hard
to get organized and decorate our offices, however,
the more organized your office becomes, the more
creative and productive we can become.
One of my wishes for 2012 is "my home office organization".  Mine has many uses, so I have to really start to arrange the furniture.



Ikea, very good looking desk, glass top.


My desk right now is a very old table, my printer is in another old slim table, also antique, they don't match but they do the job. My chair is a black office chair, my lamp is PB good lighting lamp, a must, I also have two windows and a ceiling light. I need to bring in two bookcases also antique, and some storage unit for all my craft
and school supplies.  A big task,

Accessories make the home office. Think about your needs and comment on your likes and dislikes, love
to hear from you,

German apple pancakes  yum yum


  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 golden delicious apples, peeled if desired, cored and cut into 1/2 inch wedges
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries, for garnish (optional)


In a blender, combine the eggs, vanilla, and sugar and blend for about 15 seconds, until combined. Add the flour and the baking powder and mix for 60 seconds more, until very smooth. Preheat the broiler to medium-high heat. Heat a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Saute the apples for 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the cinnamon and the sugar, sprinkling them evenly over the apples, and stir together for 2 minutes more, until the apples are glazed and slightly translucent at the edges. Distribute the apples evenly in the skillet and pour the batter over them. Cook until the bottom seems quite firm, about 8 minutes. Transfer the pan to the broiler and, watching carefully, cook until the pancake is firm throughout and golden on top. Cut the pancake into 4 wedges and transfer them upside down to breakfast plates. Sprinkle with a little confectioners' sugar, place a dollop of creme fraiche on the top, and fan out some sliced
strawberries, YUM YUM YUM,

courtesy of the Food Network