Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

25 may

evening drive ~ the sky was pink and blue
west on highway 60

birthday cupcakes

Thursday, May 24, 2012

24 may


Crust:
10 whole graham crackers, broken into pieces
1 1/4 cup pecans (5 ounces)
1/4 cup sugar
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter

Filling:
1 1/2 pound cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/3 cup Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ounces imported white chocolate (such as Lindt)

Topping:
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 ounces imported white chocolate, grated
24 pecan halves

For Crust:
Preheat oven to 325.  Lightly butter 9-inch springform pan. Finely grind graham crackers, pecans and sugar in processor. Add butter and blend, using on/off turns. Press crumbs onto bottom and 2 inches up sides of prepared pan. Refrigerate 20 minutes.

Filling:
Using mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until smooth. Whisk eggs, Baileys and vanilla in medium bowl until just blended. Beat egg mixture into cream cheese mixture. Finely chop white chocolate in processer. Add to cream cheese mixture. Transfer filling to crust lined pan. Bake until edges of filling are puffed and dry looking and center is just set, about 50 minutes. Cool on rack.

Topping:
Mix sour cream and powdered sugar in small bowl. Spread topping onto cooled cake. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 6 hours. (can be prepared 1 day ahead)

Sprinkle grated chocolate over cake. Place pecans around edge and serve.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

23 may


A very breezy and warm day in northeast Oklahoma ~ leaf from a sweet gum tree.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

17 may


Jazzy Beagle in her crate on the ride home this morning after a check up and vaccinations.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

15 may


I heard a lot of chirping on the back porch this morning, and when I went to see what was going on, I saw these house finches at the hummingbird feeders.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

8 may


This Tonka truck, etc. display in the front yard of a house caught my attention as we drove through the Oklahoma community on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, May 7, 2012

7 may




wild mustangs at a nearby ranch

Hughes Ranch
Osage County, Oklahoma

Saturday, May 5, 2012

5 may

young male and female ornate box turtles

young male ornate box turtle

Friday, May 4, 2012

4 may



a vintage cake plate and a green glass toothpick holder, found at an area antique store this week

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2 may


I uploaded one of my photos to the Walmart Digital Photo Center, to create this 11x14 faux canvas.  It was ready to pick up at my local Walmart in about an hour.