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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday 25 September 2013


"Not many sounds in life,
and I include all urban
and all rural sounds,
exceed in interest
a knock at the door." ~ Charles Lamb

Welcome to my HOME, friends, and Happy Autumn! I'm so glad you are here!

What a busy week! A Family Reunion and then a carload of company the other day, a few relatives who had been at the Reunion. A knock at the door of your home signifies all sorts of surprises. One being the faces of loved ones!

Here in Blogland, when you visit me and leave a comment, it's like a knock at my door. I love your company and that you have taken the time out of your busy day to say "Hello!" 

At this week's tea party I shared my gifted 'Queen's 1959 Visit to Canada' teacup as well as the commemorative silver spoon. 

If you would like to see more of my tea party, please check out my previous post.

I made an Apple Crisp Pizza for my company and enjoyed some of it for tea as well.

I can't remember where I found this recipe. If it's yours then please let me know and I will credit it to you.

Apple Crisp Pizza

You will need pastry for a 9" single crust pie
2/3 cup sugar
3 TBSP flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 medium apples {I used Gala} peeled and diced into 1/4" pieces

1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup caramel {ice cream} topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll pastry to fit a 12" pizza pan; fold under the edges to give the pizza a bit of a raised crust.
Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, in a medium bowl. Add peeled, diced apples and toss.
Arrange apples in a single layer over the pie crust to completely cover it.
For the topping: Combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and butter in a bowl. Mix well. Sprinkle topping evenly over the apples.

This should resemble apple crisp/crumble on a pizza crust.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from oven and immediately drizzle with caramel topping. Cut into pizza slices and serve warm with ice cream. Makes 12 servings.


Several posts caught my eye last week....

Debra @ Frugal Little Bungalow shared close-ups of her goldfinches. My favourite little feathered friends!

goldfinch 3

Poppy @ Poppy View shared her photos of the end of summer around her home. Isn't this a beautiful photo?

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color set a stunning Autumn table beneath her apple tree. Love it!

Bernideen @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog shared her gorgeous totes made from vintage linens. Bernideen is such a gifted lady!

Schotzy @ Wings of Eagles shared some Autumn touches around her home. Lovely!

Thank you ladies for sharing your wonderful posts. A special thank you to all of you who open up your homes to us every week.

Do you have something HOME related you would like to share with us? Then please link up below and I will be happy to come and visit you.

"Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy bounty and Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place." ~ Edgar A. Guest

As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

I am joining the following parties as well~

What's It Wednesday ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits ~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi