Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Free Printable ~ Vintage Halloween Candy Advertisement ....Curtiss Candy Bars, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger

Today's Free Printable is a fabulous Vintage Halloween Candy Ad.
For those of you who love Antique and Vintage Halloween Collectibles this is a fun piece. ..
Just Right Click on any of the images below and save to your pictures.
(there is a black and white option) just visit our Free Printables Page to grab it.



Sunday, August 24, 2014

~ N ~ the Kitchen with Sweet Magnolias Farm ... Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies ...

Hey Gals well we tried a new cookie recipe this week ..
Of course we saw the yummy picture of these on Pinterest and just had to try them out ..
So we thought we would share our bake day with you all .
It's been well over a year since we last had a
~ N ~ the Kitchen with Sweet Magnolias Farm Post .. and we hope to have them more often once again ..

*** Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies ***


Well gals We followed the recipe as it is written which you will find below ..

After digging through the spice cupboard we found that we did not have the Ginger or Nutmeg that we seemed to think we had or else it would have been on the grocery list .. but  since we had already planned the bake day we decided that we would make them anyhow .. just without the 2 spices.

Even without the two spices they Baked Beautifully and tasted good right out of the oven warm...

I'm not sure about you all but when we think of a cookie we think of a somewhat thin cookie like choc chip. snickerdoodles or typical oatmeal etc .. that are soft yet fairly firm .. We would say these though referred to as cookies really are like little mini "Cakuffins" (yes that was my best made up word to describe them ) .. the texture is a real cross to us between being cakey and like a muffin but definitely not a cookie. A girlfriend of ours many years ago made us some Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins and these very much reminded me of those in taste and texture with a little bit of a cross of the cakiness and moisture of pumpkin bars. ..  I ate 2 of them right out of the oven and that was more than enough to fill my tummy ( the pumpkin and oats really fill you up quick on these)... yet usually I'm the one going back for number 3 and 4 maybe 5 and 6 ...LOL !

The other thing we would like to note about these  is ... when we eat regular everyday oatmeal cookies "we love the recipe right on the oats canister" .. the oats are definitely noticeable when chewing and tasting your cookie . These cookies don't have that same texture at all .. in fact we could taste the oat flavor but didn't get the oat texture ... so we added more oats to the remainder of our batch to  firm up the cookies and to see if we could get a little oat texture .. We did achieve a small amount of texture and the cookies did firm up which we preferred simply a matter of  personal taste... .. we put approx. ... 1 cup of extra oats ...

The cookies as I said tasted good right out of the oven. That evening after they had time to sit and cool we put them in one of our containers to keep them fresh and from drying out as we live in an extremely dry climate. Fast Forward to the next day and about mid morning I thought I would try another one of these .. and I was shocked to find they were super moist. So much so that the nice semi crusty out layer that was on them out of the oven ..was completely gone and they were just super soft and super moist ( even after adding an extra cup of oats) .. Now this isn't necessarily a bad thing but most definitely not how any cookies we have ever baked turn out .. usually we are fighting to keep them moist in our dry climate. So as a cookie they were not our personal favorite .. .. However there are always two sides to a story ...

This Recipe does yield a good amount of cookies .. there was no way we were going to eat them all so the family that lives next door to us got a nice large plate full ...  I talked to our neighbor today ..in fear we may have sent a confusing plate of cookies to them and gosh what did they think about them the next day being so moist .. Well .. They loved them .. however the first thing they mentioned without me saying a word was how good they were and they would love to have more but they tasted more like a muffin .. So my "Cakuffins" .. was a correct assessment on our part ..

As far as being over the moon about them... we weren't but the neighbors were .. so this is one of those recipes like many that just boils down to personal taste ..

Have any of you made these before ? and If you make these let us know what you think ...

TIP : ****** We recommend waiting to pre-heat your oven... As this recipe calls for your dough to rest 5- 10 minutes before scooping onto your baking sheets ...we found this was the perfect time to pre-heat the oven ************

Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Yield: Nearly 4 dozen
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger for 30 seconds, set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy (occasionally stop and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl throughout entire mixing process). Blend in egg then blend in vanilla extract and pumpkin puree. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Mix in chocolate chips and pecans (if you want some chocolate to show through set some aside to press into tops before baking). Let batter rest 5 - 10 minutes (this just gives the oats some time to absorb the liquids so batter isn't so sticky and cookies don't spread so much).
  • Scoop dough out 2 Tbsp at a time (I used a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop, which I recommend using for evenly shaped cookies and fill it heaping), and drop onto Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart. Bake in preheated oven 12 - 14 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

~ WINNERS ~ of the Jarden Home Brands & Sweet Magnolias Farm Ball Jar Giveaway Are .....

Happy Sunday Y'all ...
Well it's been a Fun Filled week watching everyone's entries add up for the Giveaway...
Thank You to everyone who participated in entering the giveaway ..
I know we and Jarden Home Brands are both grateful to all of you who pinned and spread the word about their generous Grand Prize giveaway and participated in the August 16th Can it Forward Day ..
We Hope Jarden comes up with another Great Giveaway Next Year and we can team up with them once again ! I'm sure you all do too !
Be sure and stop by their "Fresh Preserving" Store to stock up on all your Canning Supplies ..
So on to the Winners
Grand Prize Winner : Sandy

1st Place Winner : Lauren

2nd Place Winner: Donna

3rd Place Winner: NANCY

All Winners have been notified 3 have responded and we are giving a little more time to our 4th entrant to respond if we don't hear back from them by Monday we will be picking a replacement winner.
Thanks to everyone once again .. we had a blast and we hope you did too !

Friday, August 22, 2014

Last Day to Enter our Ball Canning Jar Giveaway.....Ends at Midnight Tonight ...

Hey Y'all ...
Well .. I just wanted to let you all know today is the last day to enter our Ball Jar Giveaway ...
At Midnight Tonight the Entries will end ..
If you haven't seen the Prizes ..Here they are
Grand Prize From Jarden Home Brands
 (Plus 2 items not pictd)

1st Prize

 2nd Prize

3rd Prize
Enter...  HERE

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Just a quick update to let you all know that Fall has arrived at Sweet Magnolias Farm

Hey did you know it's just about Fall Y'all !
We've had gals writing and asking us when we would be releasing our fall offerings ..so we hopped to and ...
Well we have made a big start this week ..
All of our Fall Flour Sack Towels are now available .. Along with some new Vintage items
AND ...
For the first time we are offering online our One of a Kind "Farmhouse Pumpkins" . I just listed the first Two ..
Here's a few sneek peeks..

Did you know that any of our Flour Sack Towel Designs can be made into our pillows, aprons, hotpads, and gift bags ... Just convo. us in our shop and let us know what you want.
You can find all of these fun offerings in our shop HERE