Friday, November 27, 2009


I haven't done a give away in FOREVER!!
So here goes...
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Turkey and Swiss 'Hot pocket'

I make this recipe every year the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas evening.
Super yummy and SO easy!

Homemade Turkey and Swiss ‘Hot Pocket’

2 pkgs. Refrig. Crescent Rolls
½ C. mayonnaise
2Tbl. honey Dijon mustard
2 C. cooked turkey, chopped (about 12 oz.)
½ C. chopped celery
½ C. dried cranberries (optional)
4 oz. Swiss cheese, shredded (1 cup)
¼ walnuts, chopped

1.Preheat over to 375. Unroll crescent dough; separate into 16 triangles. With wide ends of triangles toward center., arrange 8 triangles in a line on a cookie sheet or baking stone and match wide end to wide end. Seal seams.
2.Measure mayo, mustard and pepper into a bowl.
3.Chop turkey and celery and add to mixture.
4.Add dried cranberries and walnuts.
5.Add shredded Swiss cheese.
6.Scoop the filling over the middle seam in the dough.
7.Lift each point of the dough over the top of the filling. Repeat with all the points alternating across the top of the sandwich.
8.Bake 20 to 25 mins. Until golden brown

Makes about 10 servings.
Adapted from Pampered Chef ‘Turkey Cranberry Wreath’
Patricia Robitaille

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Silent auction piece for Sumba...

The remote island of Sumba is one of the poorest islands in the Indonesian Archipelago, yet culturally it is one of the richest, with very strong, ancient traditions.

I used larger then normal beads for this necklace.
I went to the Sumba web site and gave this necklace the colors that made me think of the people and the surroundings of the island itself. I wanted it to be more colorful and chunky.
This necklace comes apart to make 2 separate necklaces and can be worn without the large spotted creme and black cross on the bottom.

A Vision of Hope - 2009 Fundraising Evening
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Please join us for our 2009 Fundraiser Dinner and Auction, Saturday November 7, 2009 at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Mission Viejo, California.