Friday, March 26, 2010

Things are changing quickly here

The shop feels like spring now, bunnies and ducks and tulips galore!

We are seeing new Moose Hunters every day which is wonderful, spring has sprung up here.  People are also buzzing about The Great American Moose fest and beginning to come in and ask questions. Great bring your friends and family and join us May 1 & 2.  Maybe win a scooter finding Moose tags, alot of fun for the whoe family.'
The Easter Bunny was spotted down at The Garden Center and Teapot Quilt Cottage. WOW are they decorated. We see people up opening their places early this year, a very good sign.
My favorite new item this spring is the duck hat
this littel guy is a favorite model of mine and loves to help unlike
this litttle guy who really asked to try it on, but what a face!  Just like his Dad

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Moose on the mind in Montello

Well, we have wiped the winter off the windows and are well into spring.  So, with Moose on everyones mind here in Montello, we are finding new ways to bring MOOSE into the shop.
Starting Saturdays we will have MOOSE POOP cookies, and other treats.
Something for the Moose Hunt followers and those gearing up for Moose Fest.
Hopefully I can get some Mooose Welcome Friends donae along with some Moose on cabin signs and logs.
Here is the first MOOSE POOP Cookie recipe we will try !


•2 sticks of butter (1 cup)

•3/4 cup brown sugar

•3/4 cup white sugar

•2 eggs

•1 tsp vanilla

•2 cups flour

•1/2 tsp salt

•1 tsp baking soda

•3 cups oatmeal

•1 cup chopped walnuts

•2 cups chocolate chips


.Mix all together, drop by 1/4 cup portions on a

.greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 20

Sounds easy enough , I'll let you know

Thursday, March 18, 2010

great cupcake recipe

Box-Mix Cupcakes

1 box (18.25 oz) cake mix (vanilla, devil’s food, or yellow)

1 cup buttermilk (in place of water called for on the box)

Vegetable oil (the amount on the box)

4 eggs (in place of the number called for on the box)

Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin cups with paper liners.

I think I will try these at our nexy bake sale on April 3rd

Follow the box instructions, putting all the ingredients in a large bowl and using the buttermilk in place of the water specified on the box, using the amount of vegetable oil that is called for, and adding the eggs. Beet with an electric mixer until moistened, about 30 seconds. Increase the speed to high and beat until thick, 2 minutes longer

Fill paper liners two-thirds full. Bake 12 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool completely before icing.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

philadelphia chocolate cheesecakes for two recipe at

philadelphia chocolate cheesecakes for two recipe at

Do you know any......

Craft Fair vendors or Festival goers.  If so tell them about this great upcoming event !
Hot Air balloons rides have just been added and the advertising is nationwide!
There is something for everyone from kids fishing ( Dad's can meet the Pros) and carnival, food vendors, shopping and an incentive for visitors to stop at every booth.  They are looking to collect 2 matching tickets to earn FREE Ice cream. Music, cartoon auction and much more.

Not a vendor.....then grab the family and come on out, campgrounds and Montells in the area for a weekend stay. See all the great natural resources we have also,
Please share this event with friends and family
stop in at Pattibears Place and let me know you made it !

With St. Patrick's Day Tommorrow

I thought it would be nice to share a recipe that goes great with your coffee as you read the blogs ,

Cinnamon Bun Scones
Servings: 12 Scones

Cook time: 11 to 13 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup quick oatmeal (uncooked)

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter chilled and cut into pieces

3/4 cup whole or 2% milk

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans, or walnuts

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


3/4 cup powdered sugar

3 to 4 teaspoons Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice or milk


Heat oven to 425 F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

In large bowl, combine flour, oats, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, baking powder and salt; mix well.

Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In small bowl, combine milk, egg and vanilla; blend well.

Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir with fork or rubber spatula just until dry ingredients are moistened.

In small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar with the pecans and cinnamon; mix well.

Sprinkle evenly over dough in bowl; gently stir batter to swirl in cinnamon mixture.

(Do not blend completely.)

Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack; cool 5 minutes.

In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and enough orange juice for desired consistency; mix until smooth.

Drizzle over tops of warm scones.

Serve warm.