My Alpine Home

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sweet Tweet. . .Oh YUM!

Today It was cold out and there was still snow on the ground.  Inside however it felt like Spring.

My sink was full of primroses that I had picked up for half price the day before at Wal-Mart.

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I had planned on potting them, but alas, I only had a bit of potting soil left from last year.

It was enough to plant a couple of old pyrex bakers with grass seed.  I plant pots of grass every year for a touch of ‘Spring Green’.

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Then I decided that it was time to make a “Tweet Treat”.  Why a tweet treat?

Well, just look at these cute measuring cups I have nestled under my cloche.

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Here’s a close up.

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And one uncovered for a clearer birds eye view. Hee-hee!

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The yellow one is holding pineapple and  the blue sugar.

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Where did I find these cuties?  One day I was at my daughter, Karrah’s house.  Knowing how much I love birds she said, “Mom, do you want these bird measuring cups of mine”  Did I hear her right, bird measuring cups?  You can imagine my delight.  She said, that her husband’s grandmother had given them to her and that she never used them.  “Are you sure, I asked?”  “At least at your house they will be displayed, she replied”.  As you can see, they did come home with me.  However, I did assure her that if she ever wanted them back they were hers.

I pulled them out today and made one of my favorite cookie recipes.

This recipe belonged to my MIL.  Really, I hardly ever make them, and I don’t know why, because I love them.

They are the perfect Spring cookie

Pineapple Cookies

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The frosting adds a yummy touch.

I am not a milk lover, but a glass of milk with a cookie, YUM!  Look at this sweet pitcher.  My friend was going to thrift it.  I just happen to be at her house that day and she said take it if you want.  She even told me that she had made it in ceramics for her grandmother.  “Are you sure, there I go again, asking.  She said, Yes, I’m trying to dejunk.  Oh mercy, I could not pass it up!

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Look at my cute little plates that match the dessert tray.  Oh T.J. Maxx how I love you!

Notice that there is room for two?  That’s in case you’re like me and can’t eat just one

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Now for the recipe:

Pineapple Cookies

Cream:   1/2 C. Shortening       3/4 C. Sugar

Add:        2 eggs,      1 tsp. Vanilla,        1 C. Crushed Pin. (drained, save juice)

Add:         2 C Flour    2 tsp. Baking Pdr.      1/4 tsp. Salt       1/4 tsp. Baking Soda

Add:         1/2 C. chopped Walnuts

Bake:       10 min. @ 375 degrees

Icing:        3 Tbs. melted Butter, 1 1/2 C Pdrd. Sugar, 1 tsp. Vanilla. 

                  Mix with 3 Tbs. Pineapple juice saved from can

ENJOY!

I will be taking some to my FIL because they are one of his favorite cookies.

Jann 

I will be linking this post with:

Knick of Time for That's Your Ticket Linky Party

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Debbie from Refresh & Restyle for the Springtacular tablescapes/recipes party

Teacher Jenny Matlock for the letter O "Oh Yum"

No Minimalist Here for Open House Party Thursday

Katherines Corner for Thursdays Favorite Things

Hope in Every Season Homemaking Party

36 comments:

jen said...

I still can't believe those are measuring cups. Love them, and I've never seen anything like them anywhere else, which makes them all the better in my eyes!

Vicki/Jake said...

I've been gone too long....love your new look! You just have so much fun:)

Kris said...

I need to get to TJ's for some of those cute plates!!!

anitamombanita said...

those are tweet cups for sure!!

Andrea said...

Wow, those pyrex dishes are so expensive to be just used for germinating seeds! haha! I can't even buy more of them here. But those measuring cups are really cute. Your temperature are still very cold while we are already so hot here, start of the dry season. If you like those primroses, wait till you see my orchids! Please come to my party! LOL.

jeanetteann said...

MMM must try these, I love the plates too. The little birdies are so cute. Can't imagine them as measuring cups.
x jeanetteann

Emille said...

That's a great Oh yum! Gotto try these!

janaki nagaraj said...

Yummy it is.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Those are such unique measuring cups. I love them! The cookies look very yummy...perfect for spring!
Hugs,
Courtney

Diane Writes said...

Everything is a piece of beauty jann!

poppilinnstudios said...

Cute measuring cups! I think I use to make those cookies when I was a teenager-thanks for reminding me. Think I'll make them soon!
-Lynn

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I'm going to get out some Spring things today! It's TIME! ♥♥♥

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

The little bird cups are adorable and so unusual. The cookies sound refreshing with the good taste of pineapple. I'm thinking spring as our temps are going up to near 70 today. Yea! Hope you have a good day!------ Shannon

Shannon said...

The measuring cups look adorable like that! I just cannot get over your sense of style. You have the magic touch Jann!

Donna Heber said...

Your measuring cups are so adorable! Spring is really popping at your house. Enjoy your potted primrose.

upinthecosmos said...

I love pineapple so those cookies sound yummy and those measuring cups are just too cute for words!

Linda said...

visiting from a blog hop. The cookies look and sound delicious. Hope you can visit my blog. Best wishes, Linda Following you on the new linky tools

retrorevival.biz said...

Awh, your home is full of sweet spring accents! LOVE the little plate you used to display your cookies:)

~Cindy

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

The primroses are such a welcome sight.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

What a cute post, Jann--primroses, growing grass, bird measuring cups--love it! Thanks for visiting and following. I'll be following too, as soon as Blogger cooperates today (grrr :) ~Zuni

Melody said...

Hi Jann! Glad you came by. We are not Hoarders! We don't just box stuff up and keep it for later...we display it on every available surface..indoor and out...if we run out of space we build a place around it to display it and we change things out seasonally.. LOL we are Pickers. I mean Look at that shopping cart it is a multi seasonal display unit ;) The old stove too...My In-laws just shake their heads when they come over and see one of our treasures...to their disbelief their son came over to the dark side years ago..hehe ....
the old 50's stove I got for free waiting for it's place...a broken plow to go in my Weed/wildflower garden as well as a rickety old screen door. LOL one year my SIL wanted to contact Clean House and run a tandem redo with her house and mine......to my dismay I refused...no yard sale for me! Then she looked at me in astonishment...you wouldn't like new things? Nope. Now for an update on her she now lives in a 1930's 3-story bungalow/apt and is looking for old stuff! and my neice, her daughter, prefers old stuff now that she's 15...retro is in. Poor SIL.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Love the tweet measuring cups!
I will have to try the cookies, they sound so good and look good too! What a great idea to watch the spring grass grow from seed.
Your new header looks great!
Have a great weekend!
All the Best,
Christine

Barb said...

Hi Jann,
I have never seen measuring birds before.....what a treasure! Love the primroses..they'll be lovely in the garden.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Can I just come to your house and eat cookies?
Blessings,
Susie

Cheryl D. said...

Oh yum indeed! I've never had a pineapple cookie before. It sounds delish!

Pondside said...

Oh yum, indeed!....and I love those little birds.

Paige said...

I LOVE the bird measuring cups! Where on earth did she find those? So cute. And the plates are also gorgeous!

Diane Mars said...

Such pretty things~ I love the pattern on your serving pieces TJ has the best and unique things. A girl's gotta love that place ox

Mrs Sarah Coller said...

What sweet gifts! You've got some generous people in your life! Those cookies are so unique...I've never heard of them before! Thanks so much for linking up with my homemaking party! Have a great weekend!

Sarah

Jenny said...

I am seriously in love with those bird measuring cups! And those cookies look absolutely delicious!

I'm bookmarking these to make these week...even though I only have boring old measuring cups!

Thanks for an outstanding link to the letter 'O'.

A+

Jenny said...

Hi Jan! Just wanted to come back and tell you I looked in Etsy and found an exact same set of these cool measuring cups! I ordered them for my daughter to thank her for helping us move!

I'm so glad I stopped by! You are an angel.

reFresh reStyle said...

You are so lucky great deals or free! I love the birds and plates! Thank you for the awesome recipe, when I have to reserve pineapple juice, I drink it :) love pineapples!
Thanks again for sharing at the party!
Debbie

{northern cottage} said...

oh these look yummy (especially on the darling cottage-y plate!) yum!

www.NorthernCottage.net

bj said...

Really cute measuring cups...and those cookies....ummmm, I do love pineapple.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Never tried pineapple cookies, but yours look delish!

xo,
Ricki Jill

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Never tried pineapple cookies, but yours look delish!

xo,
Ricki Jill