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Thanksgiving 2012 Free E- Magazine courtesy of Shabby Lane Shops


  • Simply Thankful

    Shabby Lane Shops

  • Simply ThankfulWe are thankful everyday for the many blessings in life, the simple things, and for you. We appreciate our shoppers, our shop owners, our advertis-ers, our magazine contributors, subscribers, our precious family and many friends. This journey we are on, would not be possible without all of you.

    Please take this month to be thankful. As we all have so much to be thankful for. The many luxuries in life that we take for granted; a warm bed, food, a warm coat when it is cold out-side, the company of family & friends.

    Sometimes even when we feel like we are not blessed, we truly are, when we consider the little things.

    Wishing you and your family a holiday season full of memories and joy!

    Catherine MonceauxShabby Lane Shops

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  • Holiday Indulgence

    To indulge or not to indulge? For that is the question we face each time this glorious season rolls around again. Every time we enter the office break room, the holiday parties, or the family gatherings...we are once again thrown into the personal struggle of what our common sense is telling us to do and what our evil little imaginary twin is screaming at us to do. Now, do we honestly believe we are going to make it through this holiday season without ever taking a small sampling of Grannys Fruit Cake or your gal pals famous peanut brittle. Of course not, that would be unfathomable! We are human, and it is the holidays for crying out loud. That time of year to unwind, gather together around the fire, reflect on the year, and...EAT! Yes, we will eat, but does that mean we need to eat as if we were given a life sentence at Alcatraz? No! So, how do we avoid these weeks of temptations when everyone seems to be living a life of eat or be eaten? This is how....

    First of all, remember what you were taught as a child! Just because everyone else is doing it does not mean you should! When everyone is gathering around the tin of cookies from the local bakery, do not fall victim to peer pressure. While these sinful and delectable circles of yummy goodness stare you in the eye, remember, its not worth it today! There will be other events throughout the season that will make these cookies seem like rice cakes. Walk away today!

    Second on the list, if you do have a bump in the not take this as an opportunity to blow the whole day! We all make mistakes, and there will be times when you absolutely cannot stop yourself from pinching off a tad bit of that pecan cluster....breathe, its okay! The day is not lost! You must pick up and carry on! So many of us see one glitch in the system as the time to abort the whole mission! Any additional damage will only be harder to recover from and make you feel worse in the long run.

    Third, it is very important to remain steady on your exercise regimen! More often than not, once someone starts to let loose on their diet, they also lighten up their activity level! Do not let this happen! It will just be that much harder to start over once this season comes to an end. The more active you are, the better your will power will be. The more active you are, the faster your metabolism will be. Do we see a pattern here? About 80 percent of your ability to achieve an ideal body weight is related to your food choices, and new research shows that exercise may make it easier for you to make healthy food choices., (exert from, January 2012 newsletter) Yes, you will get busy! Between shopping, the kids being out of school, family coming in town, it will be crazy! However, you must make time for yourself to take a brisk walk around the neighborhood or catch a Jazzercise class at the gym. Do not neglect yourself! There is only one YOU! Besides, the holidays may be joyous but also stressful. Exercise is a natural stress reliever, and you can use this time to exert some built up energy and go for the burn!

    So, yes, unfortunately from Thanksgiving on, things can become a little crazy to say the least! We can get through this, and we will. Remem-ber, you were the one that bought that little black dress to rock for the office party. Release your inner Sophia Vergara while making smart choices at the buffet and mingling with friends. You worked hard all year to look the way you do. When its all said and done at the end of the parties, put on the Snuggie, kick your feet up, crank on the Dean Martin and sip on a little egg nog and munch on some caramel corn. Yes, I said it...its the holidays, we can all indulge...just a little!

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  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip MuffinsNormally, I would not condone a healthy recipe with packaged ingredients, but tis the season for treats amongst us, and if we are going to treat our sweet tooth, we might as well do it smarter than other options. This recipe is one I have made for years. The kids love it, and with pumpkin as a main ingredient, these muffins are loaded with fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. There is no oil, and we use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate to increase the antioxidant intake. Most important of all, they are just darn right delicious!


    1 box Spice Cake Mix1 15 oz. can of pumpkin1/2 cup applesauce1 12 oz. bag of dark chocolate chips

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin pans with nonstick spray. Mix all ingredients, except chips, together in a large bowl with a large spoon. Mixture will be thick. After it is well blended, add in chocolate chips. When this is complete, pour mixture in muffin pans. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes. Pull out and enjoy! Makes 18 muffins.

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  • Carols Banana Bread 2 cups flour 1 cups sugar 1 cups butter flavor shortening 2 eggs 5 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt 3 large ripe bananas

    Topping: mixture of cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinna-mon

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 loaf pans. Combine flour and sugar, then add all other ingredients except topping items and mix with electric mixer. Pour batter into the 2 loaf pans and smooth tops. Bake for 10 minutes.

    Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over top of bread. Bake 35 minutes longer or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

    Georgia Cheese Cake 1 package yellow cake mix1 stick butter (softened)2 eggs

    Mix all above and spread into lightly greased 9 x13 pan. Sprinkle 1 cup chopped pecans over mixture.Set aside.

    Mix together: 1 8oz cream cheese (softened) 1 box powered sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla

    Pour over the above mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

    Cool and slice into bars.

    Recipes courtesy ofCarol of The Roseberry

    The Roseberry Cottage

    Antiques and Roman

    tic Cottage Dcor

    Carol Jandreau

    (813) 661-4190

    Seffner, Florida


  • For the chocolate lover A twist on Russian Tea cakes

    1 cup butter cup confectioners sugar1 tsp vanilla2 cup flour cup finely chopped nuts cup chocolate chips

    Cream butter, sugar & vanilla. Stir in flour, nuts & chocolate chips. Mix well. Chill dough 2 hours. Preheat oven to 400*. Form dough into 1 balls. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 10-12 minutes. While warm, roll in confectioners sugar. Cool completely and roll in sugar again.

    Recipe courtesy of Jennifer ofCottage

  • Lillians Easy Cherry Cobbler

    Pour 3 cans of Cherry Pie filling into an oblong cake pan. Fill one of the empty cans 3/4 full of water and to mixture, stir. Sprinkle 1 box of

    white or yellow cake mix on top. (If your pan is real large you might need to use 1 and 1/2 box of mix. The filling needs to be covered completely.

    Melt 2-3 sticks of unsalted butter and pour on top of the dry cake mix.

    Bake in a 375 degree oven until golden brown about 45 minutes.

    Top with chopped pecans and continue baking for about 10 minutes until the topping is very

    brown. Watch it carefully that the pecans do not burn.

    Note: You can use any pie filling for this recipe. If you use apple, it is good to use spice cake mix.

    Delicious Chocolate Cake

    3 cups sifted flour2 cups Sugar

    1 cup of Hersheys baking cocoa powder

    Sift all the above together.Melt 2 sticks of butter

    add to the above dry mixture with 2 cups water and stir. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon vanillaMix above well.

    Dissolve and ads the following:2 Tablespoons vinegar

    2 teaspoons baking soda

    Beat for 1 minute at high speed with electric mixer. Pour this batter into a

    oblong 9 by 12 cake baking pan.Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

    Top with cool whip or dri