Easy Oatmeal Cake

easy oatmeal cake

If there is really such a thing as a healthy dessert, this Oatmeal Cake would be it. Yes, there's butter and sugar, but it's got a sort of homey taste that is comforting. Healthy comfort food. How's that? This is another oldie found in my recipe box and it's as basic as they come. It's incredibly moist and I think that's because the oats are soaked before being added to the cake mix. It's an easy step … [Read more...]

50 Tried and True Recipes

50 Tried and True Recipes | 10 Bloggers share their very best! | On Sutton Place

Welcome to the July edition of All Things Creative...and it's a good one! Today we are sharing tried and true family recipes. Our favorites are sure to become yours too. Here's our crew: Domestically Speaking A Little Claireification Debbiedoo's The DIY Village Creative Cain Cabin The Happier Homemaker Redhead Can Decorate On Sutton Place Cottage at the Crossroads Tried & True I have to … [Read more...]

It Is Well With My Soul Free Printable

it is well with my soul free printable fi

Hello everyone...I'm here today with a simple but very meaningful printable to share with you. I love the story behind these words. Just reading them helps to push the doubts away and calm any turmoil inside you. It Is Well With My Soul is a hymn written in the late 1800's by a man who suffered unspeakable loss and heartbreak. His name was Horatio Spafford and just reading his story puts things in … [Read more...]

How to Prune Forsythia

How to Prune Forsythia | On Sutton Place

One of the lessons I've learned from my DIY gardening attempts is knowing when to give up and just start over. Sometimes that means disposing of a dead plant and literally planting something new. Other times it means brutal pruning and a season of waiting to see what happens. In the case of my forsythia, I had to give up a few weeks ago and admit defeat. I have two very old bushes, one on each corner of my … [Read more...]

Homemade No Churn Ice Cream

Homemade No Churn Ice Cream | Only 3 ingredients! | On Sutton Place

When I was a kid, every summer, my dad would make homemade ice cream. We would buy bags of ice and a big bag of salt. My mom would make the mix in the kitchen and carry it out to the garage where my dad would carefully pour it into the ice cream maker. It made a big mess and took a few hours but it was so good. This recipe for homemade ice cream isn't quite the same...but it's pretty close. Plus there is no … [Read more...]

Decorating with Daisies

Decorating with Daisies | Easy ways to add daisies to your decor!

Nothing makes me happier than seeing blooms in my garden. Even though I love gardening, I have had more plants die than have lived. I've had many plants refuse to bloom, including my hydrangeas. (That's a another whole post!) So when I say I am thrilled when something blooms, I really mean it. One plant that I can always count on for abundant blooms is the Shasta Daisy. Bringing the blooms in and decorating … [Read more...]

Hardy Plants ~ The DIY Gardener’s Guide Part 2

Hardy Plants | The DIY Gardener's Guide Part 2 | On Sutton Place

Last summer I wrote a post on my favorite hardy plants and called it the DIY Gardener's Guide. I'm back this summer with Part 2 and am sharing more of my favorites. The plants in both Part 1 and Part 2 survived the hardest winter Ohio has had in years. Not only low temps but record amounts of snowfall. All of these plants came back this year and look wonderful. I was sure I would lose something but my only … [Read more...]

Redwork, Grain Sacks and Ticking

Redwork, Grain Sacks and Ticking | New at Sutton Place Designs!

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter then you know I have been working on pillow covers for my online shop. I am slow in the beginning but as I start making progress, things tend to speed up. Such was the case with this batch of goodies consisting of redwork, grain sacks and ticking. It took me forever to get them all cut out! Once I did they went together so easily. I think it's a first. I've … [Read more...]

Fresh Peach Pie Recipe

Fresh Peach Pie Recipe | Includes 3 ingredient pie crust! | On Sutton Place

 I hope you aren't tired of dessert recipes because I seem to be on a roll! Today I'm sharing my Mom's pie crust recipe and her amazing peach pie filling. There is really nothing better than a fresh peach pie. With ice cream of course! I used to be very intimidated at even the thought of making pie crust. As I got older, I just started doing it and didn't worry about perfection. If my crust broke, I … [Read more...]