Posted in Family, Make-Do Tips, Recipes

Summer Fruit Salad

Super easy, fast and yummy! This fruit salad has been updated from the fruit salads I remember as a child  to be a little healthier and easy. The only complaint I have about this salad is that it never lasts long enough! Perfect for picnics and last minute potlucks.

Easy recipe. Short prep time. Vegetarian. Vegan. 
Easy Summer Fruit Salad

  • 1 can mixed fruit – drained well (in light syrup or juice)
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple – drained well (in natural juice)
  • 1 small can Mandarin oranges  (optional) – well drained 
  • 1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 
  • So Delicious CocoWhip – I don’t usually recommend brands but this is the best for this recipe I have found. No I’m not being paid for the recommendation. 
  • About 1 cup- Vegan mini marshmallows (optional)
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces (optional)
  1. Drain all fruit very well then mix together in a bowl. (If the fruit is not drained well your salad will be watery). 
  2. Add unsweetened coconut to taste. 
  3. Add vegan marshmallows to taste.
  4. Add pecan pieces.
  5. Mix CocoWhip until the mixture is  well coated. 
  6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 

I recommend making a double batch if you plan on taking this to a potluck or party. It goes fast!

Have a Daisy May Day!

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Sunday Morning Breakfast – Banana Crumb Muffins

Banana Crumb Muffins… yummm.  

These are perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. They are decadent and delicious but easy to make and they won’t take your whole morning so the cook can enjoy some down time too!

Easy. Vegetarian (with vegan suggestions).

Banana Crumb Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 2 large bananas mashed (very ripe works best)
  • 3/4 cup morena sugar (or white sugar)
  • 1 egg lightly beaten (substitute an egg replacement for vegan)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted (substitute non-hydrogenated margarine for vegan)

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon 
  • 2 tbsp softened butter (substitute non-hydrogenated margarine for vegan)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease muffin pan (dozen)
  2. In bowl beat together mashed bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter.
  3. Mix flour into banana mixture
  4. Spoon into muffin pans
  5. In a separate bowl mix brown sugar, cinnamon  and flour. 
  6. Slowly mix in softened butter until the mixture becomes crumbly. 
  7. Sprinkle crumbles onto top of muffin mixture. 
  8. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. 

Have a Daisy May Day!

Posted in Daisy May Days on Etsy, Family, Uncategorized

Every Child is an Artist

I make stuffies and dolls. I have made them for many years and I usually design my own. But I’m not really here to talk about those. Instead I want to share one of my best sellers in my little makers store on Etsy.

Last year, as Christmas was approaching, I found a little drawing of an owl by my granddaughter and a cute house by my grandson.

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As I looked at them it occurred to me that these little creations were perfect little designs for stuffies and an idea was born. I made the owl based on the drawing and then started offering custom services to create the same for other children. Since then I have made several stuffies designed by young artists. They are some of my favorite items to create and each one is always unique and interesting.

If you are interested in ordering a stuffie for a child just click any image.

Here is one of an awesome friendly monster with multiple legs. This one was sooo much fun to create!

 

Custom stuffed monster made from child's artwork
Multi-legged friendly monster

If you are interested in ordering a stuffie for a child just click any image.

I love the when I get pics with the kids in them! This little girl is sooo cute! And she drew this adorable little character.

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I try to include a note for every child. Its not generic, I hand write each of them. I remember how much it meant to me to get a note or card and even more so to have my talent acknowledged.

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If you are interested in ordering a stuffie for a child just click any image.

This one was from a very young child. Is this not adorable!

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If you are interested in ordering a custom stuffie / stuffed animal / character for a child please visit my Etsy store.

20170310_155259customstuffiefromchildsartwork If you are interested in ordering a stuffie for a child just click any image.

Have a Daisy May Day!