Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Good Friends

Well the weather here is chilly and the upcoming days are supposed to be wet and cold so I was happy to spend the day at home with my good friend Jean who own The Teapot Quilt Cottage and Garden Center. We caught up on small talk and things going on in the town. Had tea and chatted while I helped her set up an Etsy shop. Jean has so many beautiful quuilted items and recycled wool and denim things, I can't wait to watch her fill the shop. I will share the link with you when she gets some items listed.

Of course, I have no idea where she finds the time. Jean and her husband have a farm where they grow the produce sold at the garden center, their stand and local farmers markets. Besides running the Teapot Quilt Cottage 7 days a week. The shop is amazing with treasures in every corner. From cookbooks and jellies, fabric and yarn to rag quilts and wool mittens. Amazing

These photos are from last year, they now have replaced the tent with a white gazebo , but there are loads of pumpkins and fall items as well as a shop full of things to see. If you are passing through Montello droop in and see for yourself.
I added another fun hat to the Etsy shop yesterday......and yes I facebooked it and the model was thrilled! NOT


Pumpkin Cheesecake


1box gingersnaps (about 16 oz.)
1stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
1/4cup sugar
1/2cup pecans, chopped fine
1/4 tspcayenne pepper (trust me)
3 pkg(8 oz. each) cream cheese, room temperature (may use low-fat, but do not use fat free)
1 1/4cups pumpkin puree-- 15oz. can (not pumpkin pie filling)
5 lgeggs
1cup sugar
1/2cup heavy cream
2 tspground cinnamon
1 tspground ginger
1/2 tspground cloves
1/2 tspfreshly grated nutmeg
1 tspallspice
1/2 tspsalt
1/2cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2cup sugar
1/2stick (1/4 cup) butter
1/3cup water
1/4cup heavy cream (can use milk)
1/2 tsppure vanilla extract
1/2 to 3/4 tspsalt (trust me)
crumbled gingersnaps for garnish
toasted pecan halves for garnish

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