Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cream Cheese Danish Squares Recipe

Hello everyone! I have a really good recipe to share with you today.
It is one of those pretty easy to put together treats that most everyone will like to eat.

 Cream Cheese Danish Squares

2 cans refrigerated butter crescent rolls
2 (8oz) packages cream cheese (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350* F

  • Open one can of crescent rolls and spread out evenly into a rectangle pinching seams together with fingers on the bottom of an un-greased baking sheet. 
  • Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat until creamy with a hand mixer. (Or you can use a spoon)
  • Spread mixture over crescent rolls with a spatula. 
  • Unroll and place remaining crescent rolls over mixture. (They don't have to be pinched together)
  • Brush melted butter over the top of pastry.
  • Mix cinnamon and brown sugar and sprinkle over top.
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until done.
  • Let cool in pan, then cut into squares.
Yield: 24 squares 

These are a great snack with coffee or tea.

I know I should only eat these on occasions, and then follow my next meal up with a salad only!!
LOL! I wish baking wasn't so much fun to make and to eat!
But this is a good one, so I hope you try it out!
I have been pretty happy about our almost daily rain showers, but have also been a little displeased with the lack of outdoor time I can spend with my kids before school starts. My Son will be starting classes next week.
Seems too early to me, but that is how they do it here. At least we still have weekends to try and have a little fun, in between home work. I always wish summer break lasted longer with my children.

Hoping you are doing very good!

I am joining this fun All Summer Dessert Linky Party
with The Checkered Apple
Come visit and maybe join in as well!

Little Susie Home Maker

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (NKJV)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Vintage Apron Sewing in Orange

If you are a vintage loving Little Susie Home Maker like me, I would bet that one of the things that you adore is a pretty apron!
 An apron can come in so many styles for different purposes. One of my favorites is a half apron. When I am sewing, an apron is one of my favorite projects. Because I can really get creative and make it with either new fabric styles, or with vintage materials, even linens.The decorating can be pretty minimal to elaborate! It really can be very practical or a work of art!

The apron I am going to show you today is a combination of both new and vintage fabrics.
It is from a vintage style half apron called Bow Tie. I made this cheerful orange with white polka dot half apron for one of my sister's. The waste band has that point in the center of it.
Now all you long waisted gals would look great with the point going in an upward direction, but my short waist feels happier folding it downwards. Either way, I think it is very attractive.

The fabric used for the pocket and the waistband and tie came out of my mom's fabric stash.My guess is from one of the 70's sewing projects she was working on back then. I really like the delicate little orange flower patterns and rows. Now the orange and white polka dots material is a newer fabric, from my stash. Trying to use up what I already have makes me feel good, too!

Ric rac and yellow biased tape was a simple and effective trim. This apron is meant to be pretty and functional both. I mean, I want my sister to use it! It has a good sized front that will cover you up and a large pocket for what ever you may need to stash in there! I love pockets.
This was another fun apron to make and I think I have an idea for my next apron sewing project. Hee hee, I can't wait!!

Do you like aprons? Do you collect them, or use them?
Do you have a family heirloom? Do you make them or buy them?

I hope that you are all doing super great. I know that being thankful in all things is such a good thing to remember every day. So what ever is going on in your life, just remember that God is on your side. Just give Him your problems and know that He is victorious.

Little Susie Home Maker

Matthew 11:28 - 30 
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Misty Morning Makes Chickens Dance!

 How is your summer going?
I woke up to the most beautiful wet day yesterday!
So I grabbed my camera and walked outside for some pictures.
 It always has made me feel so calm and happy when the fog rolls in.
I just had to admire the beautiful way my yard looks and the outline of all the trees.
Doesn't it look pretty?

Then I walked around back to visit my chickens and they were so happy that 
they did the Chicken Dance!!
Que the music.. Da da da da da da da.
Da da da da da da
do do do do
I tell you I think happiness is contagious!!

Have a very happy and blessed day today!!

Little Susie Home Maker

*added 7/23/2013
P.S. I wish I could tell you how I made this little loop of the chickens dancing, but honestly it was one of those Happy Accidents! I accidentally did this thinking it was a still shot! I have no idea how I did this, but it was on my cell phone which is a Samsung Galaxy S3. Sorry, that I can not how to tell anyone how to do this? :)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Yummy Nachos

Hi everyone! How are you doing? 
I thought it would be fun to show you one of my favorite lunches I like to make.

It is a plate of warm yummy Nachos!

I start by placing chips on the plate, then add refried beans, cooked ground beef, and add cheese. 
Then pop it in the microwave to melt cheese.
Then I add shredded lettuce, salsa, diced tomatoes.

This is ready to eat! I can't wait!
 So I put it on the table and then go in the kitchen for some cold drinks!

Oh, boy I can't wait to dig in....

What is this?  This looks like it has been devoured!!

My two teen age kids are standing there grinning ear to ear with cheese on their lips!
"Boy, that sure was good, Mom!!, Thanks!!"

Back to the drawing board.

Hope you are having a blessed week end.

Little Susie Home Maker

Sunday, July 7, 2013


In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer. “This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you. For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 54:8-10