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Jaymi's Continuing Stories

One of the funny things I have observed over the years is when I am invited to a pot luck dinner no one takes any of the goodies I have contributed.  Then someone will finally take a bite and start asking, "who made this can I have the recipe."  Anyone who knows me will start to laugh.  I think after you read this recipe you will understand.

In 1969 I attended a cookie exchange in San Jose California.  This lady baked these bars and, oh boy, they were delicious.  So ten years later in Boca Raton Florida I was invited to a cookie exchange.  I decided to make these cookies.  I was pretty sure everyone would love them, after all they had won first prize at a cookie exchange in California.

Maraschino Cherry Bars 

¾ c. brown sugar

Susan's Platter

3 Tbs. butter                                                                          

 

½ c. flour

1 ½ tsp. Pumpkin pie spice

¼ tsp. soda

1 egg

1 c. chopped walnuts

Blend above ingredients adding walnuts last.  Spread in greased 9” square pan.

Combine 1/3 c. granulated sugar

¼ c. chopped maraschino cherries

2T.grated orange peel

Sprinkle over batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes.              

Cool and cut into finger bars.                                               

                                                                                On Sunday afternoon Dec. 9, 1979--------                                

 Patti's Leaf Plate
Patti's Leaf Plate

Here is how I made the cookies:

1 ¼ c. brown sugar

4 Tbs. margarine-cheap I am!

My mixture seemed dry so I added

2 eggs

¾ c. orange marmalade, since I do not have any orange peel.

1 ½ c. flour

Heavens, I don’t have any pumpkin pie spice so I’ll substitute with:

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. cloves                                                       

Pat's Leaf Plate
Pat's Leaf Plate

¾ tsp. ginger

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. soda                                                                       

1 c. or so of pecans

1/3 c. granulated sugar                                                    

1 c. chopped maraschino cherries

Spread and sprinkle in 13x etc. pan

Bake 45 minutes; 350 degrees

Good grief a failure!  I can’t imagine what I did wrong.

Scoop bars back into bowl and stir into blobs.  Roll teaspoons of dough in powdered sugar---and pray.

Take them to a cookie exchange and win first prize and have everyone asking for your recipe.  

In 1992 we were in the process of moving from Boca to our new home in the mountains of Northeast Georgia.  My friend Janice came over to tell me good bye and she said "Jaymi I have something I think you will want."  She gave me back the hand written recipe that I had given to her, because she insisted on having the recipe.  I thanked her with great appreciation for her thoughtfulness, because I had completely forgotten about it.  I said someday I will write a story.  Well here it is 2016 and I have finally written the story.

Jaymi's Serving platter
Jaymi's Serving platter

All of the serving dishes are available on Etsy.

 

 

 

1After spending years working for a large corporation, we moved away from the big city where I began to realize that there were more meaningful ways to use my creativity.  A close friend, Susan Holmes, introduced me to hand-built pottery - an exciting craft that is original and artistic. As soon as I put my hands in that clay, I just knew this was it!  I had discovered a media that I could adapt to my own unique ideas and designs.

Growing up, I used to admire my mother's creativity. She was an accomplished oil painter and seamstress. She would make outfits for me and commission work for other people. And even though I dabbled in sewing or tried my hand at drawing and acrylics, it wasn't until I was introduced to clay that I truly discovered this medium that would become my passion.

I’ve only been working with clay a few years but I have picked up so many skills and techniques. And while the learning process has been very enjoyable, my real feeling of accomplishment comes from the satisfaction that my completed original piece has been appreciated and valued by others.

Now I spend endless hours creating pieces for anyone to collect and enjoy.  My body of work includes unique and functional pieces created from start to finish from a rolled out slab of clay. These forms incorporate glazing techniques and textures which make each piece stand out.

I’m excited about being part of the “Lady Fingers Pottery” blog.  We’ll be sharing stories and our work for you to enjoy and share.

You can visit my shop at www.etsy.com/shop/potterybynoell

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Trail run
Setting up our Etsy Shops together, left to right: Pat Noell, Susan Holmes, Jaymi Hampton, Missy Whitlock. Missing is Patti Petit and Missy still doesn't have her shop set up.

I am the oldest of our tribe, and I have been in the pottery business the longest having opened my first business called “Jaymi of Boca Raton” in 1974.  When I moved out of Boca Raton, Florida, and up to the mountains of Georgia in 1992, I changed the name to Eastburn Originals.

I have been very blessed throughout my life to be able to do what I love and make money, and at the same time, I never had to pay any house hold bills, so all of my money went right back into purchasing more art supplies. I had time to create without worrying about my future.  If everyone could be as lucky as I am, the world would be full of happy creative people.

I am excited about “Lady Fingers Pottery” website because here we can show off our creative work in both what we produce with our hands and also with our brains. It will be a mixture of pottery, cooking recipes, and storytelling about the past, the present and the future.  I hope you will join us for the ride.

This link will take you to my Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EastburnOriginals