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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Breakfast Favorites


I am posting just a few of my favorite breakfast recipes. We could have breakfast anytime of the day or week. Hope you Enjoy! Copied from Trisha Yearwood. A great southern cook!
Blueberry Pancakes
Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 cup milk, plus more if needed 1 cup sour cream 1 stick butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest Directions Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large mixing bowl. In a separate large bowl, lightly whisk the eggs. Add the milk, sour cream, half the melted butter and the vanilla, whisking to blend. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the egg mixture into it. Whisk the ingredients together just until blended. Fold the blueberries and lemon zest into the batter. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and coat with some of the remaining melted butter. For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the hot skillet. Cook 3 or 4 pancakes at a time, depending on the size of the skillet. If the batter seems too thick, thin it with 1 to 2 tablespoons milk. When bubbles begin to form and "pop" on the pancake's surface, after about 1 minute, and the outer edge looks done, flip it over and cook briefly for about 30 seconds on the other side. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/blueberry-pancakes-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback
Pecan-Pie Muffins Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 1 1/3 sticks butter, melted Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners in 9 muffin cups and spray with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the pecans, sugar and flour. Make a well in the center of the mixture. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until foamy. Add the melted butter and stir to combine. Pour the egg mixture into the well in the dry ingredients, stirring until moistened. Spoon the batter into the cups, filling each almost full. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in a muffin, about 20 minutes.. Notes Cook Notes: This recipe also makes great mini-muffins; just shorten the baking time by 5 minutes. Read more at: http:/pecan-pie-muffins-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback
Country Quiche Ingredients 1 pound ground pork sausage with sage 1 teaspoon baking powder 20 grape tomatoes, sliced in half and sprinkled with salt 6 large eggs 10 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 1/2 cups) Salt and pepper Two 9-inch unbaked frozen pie shells (set them out to thaw while preparing the other ingredients) Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet, cook the sausage until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Then remove with a slotted spoon and reserve. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the baking powder, tomatoes and eggs together. Add the cooked sausage and the cheese to the egg mixture and stir together with a large spoon. Add salt and pepper and divide the mixture between both unbaked pie shells. Bake until the filling is set, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Cook's Notes: To lighten up this quiche, use turkey sausage and egg substitute. Garth likes this quiche with cheese tortellini. If you add tortellini, cover with egg or the pasta will burn when the quiche bakes. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/country-quiche-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback
Hash-Brown Potato Casserole Ingredients 1 stick butter, melted, plus more for greasing 2 pounds large red potatoes, peeled 2 cups sour cream 10 ounces Cheddar, shredded One 10-ounce can cream of mushroom soup 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 cups crushed butter crackers, such as Ritz Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9- by 13- by 2-inch casserole dish. Use a the large holes box grater or the grating blade of a food processor to shred the potatoes into a large bowl. Add the sour cream, Cheddar, soup, onion, salt and pepper. Turn the mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the crushed crackers. Pour the melted butter over the top of the casserole. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake until lightly browned on top, about 20 minutes more. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/beths-hash-brown-potato-casserole-recipe/index.html?ic1=obinsite&oc=linkback
Breakfast Sausage Casserole Ingredients Butter, for greasing 1/2 loaf of sliced white loaf bread 1 pound fresh bulk pork sausage with sage 10 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated 2 cups half-and-half 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon salt 5 large eggs, lightly beaten Directions Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes and spread in the bottom of a greased 9- by 13- by 2- inch casserole dish. In a medium skillet, brown the sausage over medium heat until fully cooked and no longer pink. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon to drain the fat. Spread the cooked sausage over the bread and top with the cheese. Then stir together the, half-and-half, dry mustard, salt and eggs. Pour this mixture over the cheese. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. The next day, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the covered casserole until set and slightly golden, about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the casserole to set for 15 minutes before serving. Recipes from Trisha Yearwood/FoodnetWork

Mexican Stuffed Shells


Mexican Stuffed Shells Ingredients: 1 lb. ground beef 1 package low-sodium taco seasoning (or better yet use this Taco Seasoning!) 4 oz. cream cheese 14-16 jumbo pasta shells 1.5 cup salsa 1 cup taco sauce (This is a smooth, tomato based sauce found in the Mexican section) 1 cup cheddar cheese 1 cup monterey jack cheese 3 green onions Sour cream Preheat oven to 350°.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Me and My Three Son's


Praying Over Your Kids Calendar


Broccoli Heavenly


Preheat oven to 375° Chop a head of broccoli (do not rinse, immediately prior to preparing!) Mince 2-3 cloves of garlic Put broccoli, garlic, 2 tbsp. olive oil, and a few shakes of salt and pepper in a ziploc bag. Shake it up!! Spread out on baking sheet, place on top rack, and bake for about 30 minutes. Broccoli will be crunchy and delicious! I make this at least 3 times a week and have to control myself once I take it out of the oven, I could eat this alone for dinner!

Candy Turkey


These are so cute! Oreo Turkeys Here is what you will need: ◾Double Stuff Oreo Cookies ◾Candy Corn ◾Whoppers ◾Peanut butter cups ◾Chocolate frosting ◾Yellow Frosting ◾Optional: Red frosting ◾Optional: black sprinkles for eyes Steps to make your Turkey: 1) Grab a cookie and put a tiny bit of frosting inside, this will help hold the candy corn a bit better! 2) Insert your candy corn. It seems that 5 candy corns, smaller tips inserted into the cream center works best. 3) Put a dab of frosting on the opposite end of the cookie from where you just inserted the candy corn, and then secure the cookie to the “base” cookie. Placing the cookies against the wall while they dry may help them keep their shape better! 4) While your cookies are drying open a peanut butter cup (have a parent do this part kids!) – and cut a sliver off of one end. Image courtesy of Our Best Bites 5) Once your cups are ready, flip your cookies over, but still keep them next to the wall in case the frosting is not completely dry yet. Place a dab of frosting on peanut butter cup and place it on the cookie as shown below. Image courtesy of Our Best Bites 6) For the heads you will put a dab of frosting on a whopper and attach it to the top of the peanut butter cup. 7) Use a dab of frosting and flue on a white tip of a candy corn for a beak, put 2 yellow dots for eyes and if you would like a smaller black dot for the center of the eye. (You can use frosting, a sprinkle, a mini chocolate chip for the black part of the eye). Image courtesy of Our Best Bites Once the beak stays put and everything seems to be sturdy, you can stand these cute little guys up and draw on some little feet if you would like. You can even add a little thingie under the neck! To be extra creative and use them as place card holders, create your place card, adhere it to a toothpick and you can insert that into the center of the cookie!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mammoth Springs Arkansas


Every year when I was growing up we would visit my grandpa Chambers in Arkansas. On our way we would stop at one of the most beautiful springs for a picnic.
Now we take our kids to this beautiful spot when we travel South.

Friday, August 16, 2013

A good day with great friends


I really Enjoyed having over a few minister's wives friends yesterday. It was great sharing time together. Pastors wives need each other.Its great to get out and fellowship with each other in your area.Close friends are great but invite that new ministers wife in the next town.Get to know someone who you know is hurting.Lift up someone in the ministry today.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Best Queso Ever


The Greatest Queso That Ever Lived Ingredients 1 block (32 Oz. Block) Velveeta Cheese 1 package (8 Oz. Package) Cream Cheese 1 can (10 Oz. Can) Rotel 1 can (10.75 Oz. Can) Cream Of Mushroom Soup 1 pound Ground Beef OR Sausage (or A Combination Of Both) 1 Green Onion *Optional Instructions Brown ground beef or sausage (or both) in a pan over medium heat and set aside. Cut up the Velveeta and cream cheese into cubes and place into a crock pot. Pour in the Rotel and the cream of mushroom soup and stir ingredients together. Place the crock pot on low setting for an hour, letting the ingredients meld. After about 30 minutes, add the browned meat and continue to let cook, stirring as needed.

Candy Race Car Bear Craft


1 packet of mini Mars Bars or Milky Way chocolate bars 1 family packet of smarties 1 box of Tiny Teddy biscuits 1 quantity of icing sugar icing paste for glue ( mix half cup of icing sugar and a teaspoon of cocoa powder with a few drops of hot water) Glue each of the 4 wheels (smarties) on to the sides of the milky way bars. Press into each centre a tiny teddy biscuit. Glue on a smartie steering wheel for each one.

Apple Praline Bread


Apple Praline Bread Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and finely chopped 1 cup nuts (walnut or pecan or a combo), divided For the praline sauce: ¼ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup butter Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Set aside. (I used stoneware loaf pan for perfect cooking) Using an electric mixer, beat together the sour cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed for a couple of minutes until well blended. Stop the mixer and then add in the flour, leavening agents and salt. Continue to beat on low until well combined. Fold in the apples and half the nuts into the batter. Transfer the batter into the greased loaf pan. Sprinkle the rest of the nuts on top and then press them lightly into the batter. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the loaf pan for about 20-30 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. So it doesn't get too dark, I suggest using a light colored loaf pan. For the praline sauce: In a small sauce pan, place the butter and brown sugar. Using medium heat, bring to a boil. Lower the heat and then simmer lightly for about one minute, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and then drizzle over the bread. Cool completely.

Make Your Own Laundry Soap for a Year


Make Your Own Laundry Detergent - 6 ingredients, cost you about $28 a year, this recipe makes a batch that will last a year! Works in HE washers and with cold water too! Ingredients - 1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax- Found in the detergent aisle 1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda- Found in the detergent aisle 1 (3 lb) Container of OxyClean- Found in the detergent aisle. (This is optional but I highly recommend adding it) 2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote Soap- Found in the detergent aisle (we chose to do pink for the scent but the white would be just fine. You can also use Fels Naptha) 1 (4 lb) Box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda- Found in the cooking aisle (You could also get two 2 lb box, we couldn’t find the larger 4lb box when we went) 1-2 (55 oz) Bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener- or use 3-4 bottles of Scentsy Washer Whiffs. Scentsy washer whiffs are my top choice, (they smell out-of-this-world amazing – my favorite is Quiver), but when in a hurry, I opt for the Purex, (which can be found in the detergent aisle). The hardest most time consuming part is grating the cheese soap. It looks like pink cheese….has anyone ever seen pink cheese? If you do not have a food processor you will need to use a typical hand grater. We would recommend using a large mixing bowl to grate into and using the fine side of the grater. Another option is to microwave the soap before hand. First, cut the bar into chunks or slices. Pop it into the microwave for about a minute. It will expand… a lot…but then it is dry and just crumbles into tiny bits! The hardest part is now over and all that’s left is to mix everything together. Use a very large bucket and take a layering approach to mix it easier. Take a small amount of each ingredient and layer it on top of each other, then grab a large mixing spoon and mixed it together. Do this about 5 times. This is so much easier than dumping all the ingredients in at once and then trying to u it well. This batch makes A TON! Now for probably the best part…you only need 1-2 Tablespoons per load depending on the size. Now here comes the stroke of genius, if you opted to put the Purex Crystals in your batch, you can scoop the detergent right into your bottle and use the cap as your measuring spoon. There are 3 lines on the side and the middle one is approximately 2 Tablespoons…genius right?

Saturday, August 10, 2013