Thursday, December 29, 2011

A NEW PANTRY IS BORN!!

My husband & I spent a couple of days re-doing a closet into a pantry. Here are some pictures!

From studs to full pantry! WOW! I am so proud of my husband!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Plowing Day 2011

Every year my husband & I host a plowing day for the tractor club! It is a lot of fun to see all the old tractors out in the field plowing. We had quite a few this year!


I make chili & crackers, brownies, coffee, & this year I made some deviled eggs. The tractor club usually sends meat from their picnic so there is a sandwich to go along with my food!













These are just a few of the tractor pictures I took! What fun!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Come on Over!

Come on over to Untrained Housewife & catch my article on Keep It Simple!!

http://www.untrainedhousewife.com/keeping-it-simple-this-season

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It Is Out!!

I have a 9 page spread in the latest edition of the Countryside Magazine! Here is the link to the web site!


http://www.countrysidemag.com/issues/95/95-5/learning_is_saving_small_changes_can_really_add_up.html


What fun!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Canning season Has Begun!!

It has begun! I have been canning salsa & potatoes for the last 3 days! It is hot in my kitchen but oh, what joy I get when I see the jars lined up!

I am trying something new this year! I am going to try & dehydrate some of my potatoes & see how easy they are to use.

Along with the canning I have been freezing zucchini to use in the winter months for chocolate zucchini bread! Yummy!

It is a busy time of year here at the farm! I will keep you posted!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Iowa State Fair Time!

Yesterday we went to the state fair! I got to see my friend who makes & sells soaps! She has some great stuff! Here is her website to go over & check it out! I have purchased her plain soap for years as this is the only kind I can use on my face!
www.sudsysoapcakes.com

Monday, July 18, 2011

I Made It!

I made the Jalapeno Cheddar Bread & it is yummy! It is not as hot as you think it would be. I didn't have canned jalapenos so I used some frozen ones & chopped them up in the processor & it worked fine. Probably gave it more bite than the canned ones but I like!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Lazy J Bar C Farm: Jalapeno Cheddar Artisan Bread

I LOVE THE SOUND OF THIS! I AM GOING TO MAKE IT TONIGHT!
Lazy J Bar C Farm: Jalapeno Cheddar Artisan Bread: "When I was baking and selling bread at the Farmers Markets, I had over 30 different kinds of bread and rolls on my table for sale. This Jala..."

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Farmgirl Barbie

I made these for a fellow Farmgirl's daughter. My old one armed Barbie just doesn't do it justice. I forgot how challenging it is to sew in miniature! What fun!!

Looking for Vintage??

Here is a friend of mine who sells vintage items on her Esty site. Take a look! She has some nice pieces.

http://www.uniquelynan.etsy.com/

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quick Mix #16

Sunshine Coffeecake

3 cups Quick Mix
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cinnamon Crumble topping-see below

Cinnamon Crumble topping
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup cookie or cake crumbs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter an 8 inch square pan.
In a medium bowl, combine Quick Mix & sugar til evenly distributed.
In a small bowl, combine egg, milk & vanilla.
Stir til just blended.
Add liquid ingredients all at once.
Fold mixture together til blended.
Prepare Cinnamon Crumble Topping.
Spread half the batter in the prepared pan.
Spread half of topping over the batter.
Top with remaining batter & topping.
Bake 40-50 minutes.
Makes one 8 inch cake.


Cinnamon Crumble Topping
In a medium bowl, combine flour, crumbs, brown sugar & cinnamon.
With a pastry blender/fork cut in butter til mixture is crumbly.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Quick Mix #15

Super-Duper Doughnuts

Cooking oil for frying
2 cups Quick Mix
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup milk
Vanilla glaze-recipe follows

Vanilla Glaze:Combine all ingredients & stir until smooth.
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


In a deep fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine Quick Mix, sugar, cinnamon, & nutmeg.
Blend well.
In a small bowl, mix together vanilla, egg & milk.
Add all at once to dry ingredients.
Stir until well blended.
On a lightly floured surface, knead dough about 10 minutes.
Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness & cut with a floured doughnut cutter.
Fry in hot oil about 1 minute on each side, until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
While doughnuts cool slightly, prepare vanilla glaze.
Dip warm doughnuts in glaze.

Makes about 12 doughnuts.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Quick Mix #14

Sunday Shortcake

3 cups Quick Mix
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup butter-melted
1/2 cup milk
1 egg beaten
fruit-as desired
whipped cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine Quick Mix & sugar in medium bowl.
Mix well.
In a small bowl, combine melted butter, milk & egg.
Add to dry ingredients.
Stir with a fork til just moistened.
On a lightly floured surface, knead 8-10 times.
Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut with a lightly floured 3 inch round cutter.
Bake on an unbuttered baking sheet about 10 minutes til golden.
Cool.
Top with fruit as desired & whipped cream.
Makes 6 shortcakes.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quick Mix #13

Apple-Nut Cake

2 1/3 cups Quick Mix
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 cups pared, cored grated apples
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts-optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly grease an 8 inch square pan.
In medium bowl, combine Quick Mix, brown sugar, cinnamon & cloves.
Mix well.
Add eggs & milk.
Blend with an electric mixer 1 minute.
Add apples & blend 2 more minutes.
Stir in raisins & nuts.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 40-50 minutes until a tooth pick in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan 10 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
Makes 1 eight inch cake.

Variation:
Banana Nut Cake-omit raisins.
Substitute 1 cup mashed bananas for apples.
**What a cute book!**


I love the artwork & story line. It should definitely help the transition for a young child who is about to become the big brother or sister. It will hopefully help them see that they too are loved even when another child comes along. It continues to remind the child they are a gift from God-what a wonderful teaching! I love the surprise ending!!


I am going to save this one for when the next grandbaby comes along.
 
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Quick Mix #12

Crescent Butter Cookies

2 cups Quick Mix
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine Quick Mix &  1/4 sugar.
Mix well.
With a pastry blender, cut in butter until evenly distributed.
Add vanilla & nuts.
Blend well.
Roll teaspoonfuls of dough to thin 2 1/2 inch lengths.
Shape into crescents on unbuttered baking sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes, until light brown.
Cool slightly.
Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar.
Makes 36-48 cookies.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Quick Mix #11

Sausage Cheese Balls

1 1/2 cup Quick Mix
1 lb grated cheddar cheese
1 lb pork sausage

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine ingredients until dough sticks together.
Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls.
Bake about 25 minutes.
Drain on paper towels.
Serve warm on toothpicks.
Makes about 75 appetizers.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Quick Mix #10

Crunchy Breadsticks

1 cup Quick Mix
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
About 1/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly grease a baking sheet.
In a medium bowl, combine Quick Mix, cornmeal & salt.
Add milk to form dough.
Knead about 12 times, until dough is smooth.
Shape into pencil-like strands 1/2 inch thick.
Cut into 8 inch lengths.
Bake 20 minutes until browned & crisp.
For extra crispiness, turn oven off & leave breadsticks in oven  5-10 more minutes.
Makes 6-8 breadsticks.

I am going to try sprinkling garlic on mine for spaghetti supper night!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Quick Mix #9

Today's recipe is:

Golden Cornbread.

1 1/2 cup Quick Mix
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
4 teaspoons sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Butter an 8 inch square pan.
In a medium bowl, combine Quick Mix, cornmeal & sugar.
Mix well.
Combine egg & milk in a small bowl.
Add half of egg ixture to dry ingredients.
Blend well.
Add remaining egg mixture& blend.
Spread evenly in prepared pan.
Bake 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
Cut into squares.
Makes 8-10 servings.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Quick Mix #8

Today's recipe is:


Millionaire Bars


1 - 14 oz pkg of caramels
1/3 cup evaporated milk
2 1/2 cups Quick Mix
1/3 cup cocoa
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 -6 oz pkg chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease & flour a 9x13 baking pan.
In a medium saucepan combine caramels & 1/3 cup evaporated milk.
Cook over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring constantly til caramels are melted.
Keep warm.
In a medium bowl, combine Quick Mix, cocoa, sugars, butter & 1/3 cup evaporated milk.
Stir til dough holds together.
Press 1/2 of dough into pan, reserving remaining dough for topping.
Bake about 7 minutes til edges are browned.
Remove from oven & cool slightly.
Drizzle caramel mixture evenly over baked crust & sprinkle with chocolate chips & nuts.
Top with remaining dough.
Bake 15-20 minutes more, til edges separate from pan.
Cool thoroughly.
Cut into 2 inch squares.
Makes about 24-30 bars.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quick Mix #7

Today's recipe is Banana Bread.

2 cups Quick Mix
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup mashed bananas
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Generously grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
Combine Quick Mix, sugar, & baking soda.
Mix well.
In a small bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, bananas, lemon juice & vanilla.
Blend well.
Add banana mixture to dry ingredients.
Beat batter well.
Add nuts if desired.
Pour into greased loaf pan.
Bake about 1 hour until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let stand 5 minutes in pan.
Remove from pan & cool on a wire rack.
Makes one loaf.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Quick Mix #6

Today's recipe is Impossible Pie. Sounds yummy! I a going to try some different variations. I think if you would use lemon extract it might taste like a lemon cream pie!


This is the book!



Impossible Pie

1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup Quick Mix

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Butter a 9 inch pie plate.
In a blender, combine sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla, melted butter, cinnamon & nutmeg.
Blend until smooth.
Add Quick Mix & blend 30 more seconds.
Pour into prepared pie plate.
Bake 25 -30 minutes until golden.
Cool on a wire rack.
Serve warm.
Makes one 9 inch pie.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quick Mix #5

Today's Quick Mix recipe is something savory.

Self-Crust Cheese Tart

paprika
1 cup grated Swiss cheese
4 strips bacon-cooked & crumbled
3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cup milk
1teaspoon minced onion
1/3 cup Quick Mix

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Generously butter a 9 inch pie plate.
Sprinkle bottom & sides with paprika.
Layer Swiss cheese & bacon on bottom of pie plate.
Combine eggs, salt, nutmeg, milk, onion, & quick mix.
Blend until thoroughly mixed.
Pour over cheese & bacon in pie plate.
Bake 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Serve hot.
Makes 6 servings.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Quick Mix #4

Today's Quick Mix recipe is:

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

1 1/2 cups Quick Mix
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In an unbuttered 8 inch square pan, combine Quick Mix, sugar, 2 T cocoa, nuts, milk & vanilla.
Blend well.
Combine brown sugar & 1/4 cup cocoa in a small bowl.
Sprinkle over the top of the cake mixture.
Gently pour boiling water over top of mixture.
DO NOT STIR!
Bake 35-40 minutes, til edges separate from pan.
Cool in pan 15 minutes before serving.
Makes one 8 inch cake.

Variation:
Omit nuts & add 1 cup miniature marshmallows.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

One For The Grandkids!

This is one I will read to my grandbabies! This Little Prayer of Mine helps them to realize all of the things we can thank God for. Every day things that we tend to forget. It helps them to see that God can & is in their lives evryday. All the tough stuff they have to go through, He is there!




I hope as the adults are reading this to the little ones they will also see their evryday things to thank Him for!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

Make A Mix #3

This is Make-A-Mix recipe #3. It is for Sugar cookies!

Sugar Cookies

3 cups Quick Mix
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk or water
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla, lemon, or almond extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly grease baking sheets.
Combine Quick Mix & sugar in a medium bowl.
In a small bowl, combine liquid, egg & extract.
Add to dry ingredients.
Blend well.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake 10-12 minutes til lightly browned.
Makes 30-36 cookies.

Variations:
Add 1 cup of nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips or dates.

Enjoy! I am off to make a batch right now cause that's what I do when it is raining outside!
Cookies are done already! Sure smells good at my house! They are a keeper!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Quick Mix Recipe #2

This recipe uses yesterdays quick mix for pancakes. It is called Nevada's pancakes.

Nevada's Pancakes

2 1/4 cups Quick Mix
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk or water

Combine Quick Mix and sugar in medium sized bowl.
Mix well.
Combine egg & liquid in a small bowl & beat together.
Add all at once to the dry ingredients.
Blend well.
Let stand 5-10 minutes.
Cook on hot oiled griddle about 3-4 minutes until lightly browned on both sides.
Makes 10-12 4 inch pancakes.

Variation:
Nevada's Waffles

Bake batter in oiled preheated waffle iron til golden brown. Makes 3 large waffles.

Enjoy! That's what's for supper at our house tonight!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Make A Mix

I love saving time & money! I have a couple of books that have taught me how to make my own mixes for just about anything! I am going to share some of them here!

The first one is from: Make-A-Mix Cookery by Karine Eliason, Nevada Harward, & Madeline Westover.

Quick Mix

8 1/2 cups flour   
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups instant dry milk
2 1/4 cups vegetable shortening

In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Blend well. With pastry blender, cut in shortening until evenly distributed. Mixture will resemble cornmeal in texture. Put in an airtight container. Label. Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 10-12 weeks. Makes about 13 cups of quick mix.

Quick mix makes a variety of items. I will share one today.

Karine's Drop Biscuits

3 cups quick mix
3/4 cups milk or water

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease a baking sheet.
Combine quick mix & liquid in a medium bowl.
Stir until just blended. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. 
Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Makes 12 large drop biscuits. 

This mix makes 32 items in this cookbook. I am sure it could be used in place of Bisquick also.
           

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Father's Day is Coming!

Father's Day is coming! Remember to bless your husband at this time also-he is the father of your children!

http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/newsletter.htm







Here is a wonderful piece on Revering Our Husbands for Father's Day! Sometimes I think of my husband as the bricks-strong & sturdy & I am the mortar that holds us together. This just reminds me of some things to do to help! God bless you!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Eggs Galore!

When we have extra eggs I am always on the search for new ways to make them. I found this yummy one on http://www.allrecipes.com/. It is an asparagus quiche!
Ingredients




1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces


5 slices bacon


1 (8 inch) unbaked pie shells


1/2 egg white, lightly beaten


2 eggs


3/4 cup half-and-half cream


1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


salt and pepper to taste


1 cup shredded Swiss cheese


Directions


This recipe's Ingredients were scaled to yield a new amount. The directions below still refer to the original recipe yield of 2 - 8 inch quiche.


1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place asparagus in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain and cool.


2.Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.


3.Brush pie shells with beaten egg white. Sprinkle crumbled bacon and chopped asparagus into pie shells.


4.In a bowl, beat together eggs, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Sprinkle Swiss cheese over bacon and asparagus. Pour egg mixture on top of cheese.


5.Bake uncovered in preheated oven until firm, about 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before serving.


Makes 6 servings.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Could It Be?

No More Dreaded Mondays: Ignite Your Passion - and Other Revolutionary Ways to Discover Your True Calling at Work     No More Dreaded Mondays: Ignite Your Passion - and Other Revolutionary Ways to Discover Your True Calling at Work
Could it be? No More Dreaded Mondays? Interesting title....interesting book. Dan Miller gives you plenty to think about but not much concrete work towards making it a possibility.


It is a lot of the listmaking & goalsetting that most every book has but I was hoping for the next push to what to do but it never came.

 
It did make me want to go back to read his other one to see if it was better.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”


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Friday, May 13, 2011

Blog Hop!


Come on over for a Blog Hop! On my side bar is a button to link you up!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Keeping Up @ Home

I have added a button for Keeping Up @ Home! It is a really neat site that helps you maintain your sanity! It has recipes, how tos, kids ideas, lists, etc. Go on over & check it out!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Finished at Last!!

I have been working on a table runner for a sister Farm Girl at MaryJane's Farm. I hope for it to be an heirloom for her family to pass down from generation to generation!  Here are the pictures of the finished table runner.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One Day At A Time!!

This is definitely a book that makes you think! Chantel Hobbs makes you aware that one day at a time is all we have. The past is gone! Tomorrow is not here yet so why worry!



Her 10 Commandments for Weight Loss are worth remembering. I think they would be beneficial to write down & refer to.



I like the actual pictures of the exercises. It helps to see what you are doing.


All in all it was a good read & helpful.
 
“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”






Saturday, April 16, 2011

Latest Pictures of the Babies! Spring is Here!


The 3 bucklings are growing like crazy! Here is the latetest pictures. The shot with the 2 are the ones I found & thought were dead! The one in the warming hut is the bigger one!

Here are some more signs of spring in our neck of the woods or prairie.
This is the first asparagus that I have gotten from my patch this year! Yummy!

This is the rhubarb starting to peak out. We have had a heck of a time getting rhubarb to survive here so I am glad to see it!!

I have another doe due around the end of the month & am hoping & praying for girls this time!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

The babies have arrived!!

We have baby goats! Three little bucklings to be exact!

My black doe Hope is quite a loner when it comes to having her babies! I swear she waits until I am gone or in the house to have hers! I have never seen her deliver.

 She has 3 beautiful black & white boys! One of them is pretty tiny & not sucking very well yet so he is in the house but the other 2 are with the momma.


What fun!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Springtime Giveaway!!

And the winner is: Cindy!!!!!

I will email you Cindy to get your info & will get it sent out to you! Congratualtions!! Thanks to all who came on board! I will do it again soon!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Goats

I have one doe who is due to kid in another day! She is ready. We moved her to the birthing pen last night & she is adjusting well. No babies when I went out this morning but time will tell.  The black one (Hope) is due this week. This is a shot from last summer so she is much bigger than this today!  I will keep you posted!

Friday, March 25, 2011

March Snow!

I woke up this morning to snow on the ground! It seems so strange to see the robins hopping around in the snow! I am hoping that one day soon the green will be here to stay!

Last week end we sowed another hay field. We don't have fancy equipment so we sowed it by hand. My husband first ran the disc over it with his antique tractor & then we walked it for 2 hours & sowed seed. Then after that he ran the harrow over it to lightly cover the seed. Hopefully in a few weeks we will see seedlings starting to pop up!

I am planning on paper what is going in the garden! Right now we can't get in the field. It is way too wet with snow on it!

Soon I hope!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Springtime Giveaway!!

Since spring is finally starting to show itself here in Iowa I want to have a giveaway! If you become a follower you will be entered! Here is a picture of the antique  crocheted hotpad that will be given away!! March 31 will be the last day to become a follower &  then I will pick a winner!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Farmmade.com

Farmmade.com
My store is open for business! Come on over & check it out!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Love Food & Live Well

What an interesting book! I love how Mrs. Hobbs makes the reader think about the connection between food & God. He created it for us why wouldn't He want us to enjoy it!







It is full of all kinds of helpful tips & recipes. I am anxious to find her other books & read them as well.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Springtime!

Is springtime on it's way in your neck of the woods? It is here! The robins have been back for about 2 weeks now & the walking onions have begin to peek their greenery out of the dirt!

It starts a bug in me that wants to get out & start digging in the garden. I went out yesterday to check on things & when I opened the cold frame it came off its hinges. Guess that will have to be a project to put on the to do list!

We will be seeding the pasture again this year & so that is on the list for this week end. As I walked the garden & yard I noticed little tufts of green throughout trying to break through to the sun! I can't wait for the brown to go away & the green to reappear!

What have you got in mind for your gardens this year? Are you still in the planning stage or are you like me ready to start digging?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Farmmade.com

Farmmade.com


Come on over & visit my shop! Stop by & see all the neat things made by Farm Girls! Some are new, some are old, some are vintage but all are great!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Just wondering?!?

Ever wonder how this whole internet thing will end up? Will it go the wayside like the typewriter? Will it become the only way to communicate?

I have seen it become the best way for scam artists to attack people! There is no recourse-you have no way to find them!! Do not take any mystery shopping jobs from Secret Shopper! It is a scam! The first emails you get are believable from Dianne Scholes but then it becomes weird! They start coming from Micheal Scholes & you never get paid!! Take care & don't get taken advantage of!!

If anything sounds to good to be true -it is-don't fall for it!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

3 Books in One!

This is a wonderful children's book. It covers so many of the questions that children ask. It gives simple but wonderful answers to those questions.


I love the art work! It just looks inviting!



The author has a great way to connect with kids. It helps the kids use their imaginations to see the polar bear family as they talk through all of this.


I am saving this one again for the grandbabies!!!I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

Sunday, February 20, 2011

60 Minutes!

The 60 Minute Money Workout Book by Ellie Kay  is a tremendous help. I feel it gave very basic steps to help you overcome your money fears. it makes a straightforward simple process to work through. I would suggest that anyone struggling witht their finances take a look. “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

Monday, February 7, 2011

What a Great Story!

What a touching little story about the birth of Jesus. It brought tears to my eyes! The art work is very nicely done.


It should be in every child's Christmas collection! This will be one I read to my grandchildren every Christmas to remind them to give their all for Jesus.
“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

Friday, January 28, 2011

What a Great Kids book!

Wow! I love the art work. The bright colors & wonderful animals are super! Any kid would love this!


It takes Ephesians 3:17-19 right down to where a kid can understand it with things that kids can see in their own worlds!


This one is going to be read to the grandbabies!
“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

Eggs! Eggs! More Eggs!

What do you do when you are overcome with eggs from your lovely ladies? Why you can always make pasta! I made several kinds last week.
First you put 2 cups flour in a bowl. Make a well in the center. Add 1 1/2 tsp salt & 2 eggs. Mix with a heavy fork. As it comes together in a ball take it out & knead it until smooth & elastic. You don't want it to be too sticky so if you need to add a small amount of flour.

Next you roll the dough out to about 1/8 inch thick.
Next I lay my dough out on flour sack towels to dry briefly. Usually until I am done rolling out the other dough. The it is time to decide what shape pasta you are going to make! This is the fun part! I have several pictures of different shapes that I made last week. You can make almost anythign that you can buy with the exception of the tube pasta unless you have a pasta maker with those attachments.

Ravioli cutter


Finished ravioli.


Cutting egg noodles.


Tortellini


Finished egg noodles.

I usually let them dry for a couple of hours. Then I either cook them or freeze them. They make the best home made chicken noodle soup!! Yummy!!




Friday, January 21, 2011

Lioness Rising

What imagery! It just makes you want to sit up & roar! The lion is a majestic creature & the lioness is certainly a force to be reckoned with! If God's vision is for His ladies to rise up as the lioness then this is the book to start your journey. It is based on God's word & strives to make you aware that this is for you also. Great read!!“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Here They Come!!

The seed catalogs have started to arrive. It always makes me start planning my garden. When I first start however, it has waaaaaaaay tooooo much in it! Then I have to weed it down to what I can really afford to buy & plant.

I have decided this year has to be a big salsa year so there will be lots of tomatoes, onions, green, hot, & banana peppers.  Of course I always plant way to much but it gives me a chance to share!

What are you planning on planting in your garden this year??

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Goodness of God by Randy Alcorn

What a meaty read this was! It is a real thinker! I read it & will want to reread it-it is one of those that is small but packs a big punch! I already am thinking of someone who might benefit from reading this book. I think it will be a great help for her! “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”