Thursday, June 30, 2011

An easy 4th of July treat - fun for the kiddos to make! :)

Yes.......I first posted this in 2009 but I thought I would post it again since it is such a cute and easy treat to make. Kids love doing this little snack....with chocolate and sprinkles what more could a kid ask for?!?!? :)




Pretzel Sparklers


Milk chocolate or white chocolate chips (follow directions on package to melt)
package (10 ounces) pretzel rods
Colored candy stars or sprinkles

Directions:

Dip each pretzel rod about halfway into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with stars. Place on waxed paper to dry. Yield: about 2 dozen.

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Please remember all of the people of my great state of North Dakota as they deal with the flood waters.........many are devasted by water up to their roofs of their homes.

Leave me a comment and say hi. I would love to return the visit. :) Also, don't forget to get your pictures ready for photo party tomorrow. :) To see what I am talking about go here.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Homemade by YOU Mondays--My new linky party!!!

Introducing my new party featuring your tasty recipes, creative crafts and clever projects.


HOMEMADE BY YOU ~ MONDAYS


I would love for EVERYONE to join in on this party and play a long. I want to see your wonderful and oh so creative recipes, crafts and projects. There are so many talented people out there in this big old world. :)

*Link up to your specific post-- not to your whole blog. {Please just click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}
*Link up to your recipes, crafts and projects!! I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations. I will be featuring my favorites every week.
*Grab it from my sidebar tomorrow and post it on your side bar or in your post. You don't have to do this but it will help to spread the word so that this party can really get started! I would appreciate it sooo much!
*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

If you want to play a long but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.


Get started by adding your link now!!!



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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Patriotic treat and the flooding here.

The 4th of July is almost here. I LOVE the 4th but I am not quite ready for it to be here. I don't want our summer to be going so quickly.....but it is.

As many of you know we have a horrendous flood here in my wonderful state. There is such sadness as thousands of people will lose their homes. We watch the live coverage around the clock and I have cried many times as I see friend and strangers homes with water up to the roofs and there are even some people that the flood water has actually covered the roof and their homes are no longer visible. We have all banded together to help each other get through this. Neighbor helping neighbor, friend helping friend and stranger helping stranger. I am so proud to be a NORTH DAKOTAN!!! Please keep the people of my state in your prayers.

So.............on a lighter note I am posting this recipe {for a second time} to try to do something cheerful and upbeat! PATRIOTIC FROZEN DELIGHT is a delightfully easy dessert to make and it just looks so happy and of course.....patriotic!! :) I have some other patriotic ideas I want to share with you but I will start off with this one.


Patriotic Frozen Delight

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 cups (16 ounces) plain yogurt
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh blueberries

In a bowl, combine milk, lemon juice. Stir in yogurt, marshmallows and pecans. Spread half into an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. dish. Sprinkle with half of the strawberries and blueberries. Cover with the remaining yogurt mixture; top with remaining berries. Cover and freeze. Remove from the freezer 15-20 minutes before serving.




I am linking with:
Market Yourself Monday



Running with Glitter



Take a Look Tuesday

Terrific Under $10 Tuesday

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HOMEMADE BY YOU ~ MONDAYS

I would love for EVERYONE to join in on this party and play a long. I want to see your wonderful and oh so creative recipes, crafts and projects. There are so many talented people out there in this big old world. :)

*Link up to your specific post-- not to your whole blog. {Please just click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}
*Link up to your recipes, crafts and projects!! I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations. I will be featuring my favorites every week.
*I am designing a button so grab it from my sidebar tomorrow and post it on your side bar or in your post. You don't have to do this but it will help to spread the word so that this party can really get started! I would appreciate it sooo much! Also, please follow me.....pretty please. :)
*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

If you want to play a long but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.



I leave you with a video made of the flooding here. It is very sad but I know God will guide and protect the victims through this and I pray that we can be of some help to many people.



http://youtu.be/pENTPPjI4vo



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Friday, June 24, 2011

Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday - Linky Party

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party!!! If you have a picture taken on your farm, ranch, in your garden or just out in the country, I would love to have you add it and play along!


Please pray for my great state of North Dakota.
A painful waiting game is on in N.D., where officials
say they have done all they can ahead of an anticipated
record-breaking river surge this weekend.
This picture was taken last night.......in our town.The
flood waters are to get up to 10 feet higher by this weekend.
Our farm/home is not in danger of the flood waters but
many of our friends have had to evacuate their
homes and wait for the water to flood their homes.
We have much sadness and heart break.


*Link up to your specific post, not to your whole blog. {You need to click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}
*Link up to your photos taken on your farm, ranch, garden or just out in the beautiful country.
*I just designed a button so grab it now {on my sidebar} and post it on your side bar or in your post. You don't have to do this but it will help to spread the word so that this party can really get started! I would appreciate it sooo much!
*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

If you want to play a long but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.

Now just click on the ADD YOUR LINK button -- right next to the cute little froggy face below to get started!


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Sunday, June 19, 2011

A peaceful day...........and my new linky party!!


Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday. Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's in your lives. :)

Introducing my new party featuring your tasty recipes, creative crafts and clever projects.

HOMEMADE BY YOU ~ MONDAYS

I would love for EVERYONE to join in on this party and play a long. I want to see your wonderful and oh so creative recipes, crafts and projects. There are so many talented people out there in this big old world. :)


*Link up to your specific post-- not to your whole blog. {Please just click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}
*Link up to your recipes, crafts and projects!! I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations. I will be featuring my favoriteS every week.
*I am designing a button so grab it from my sidebar tomorrow and post it on your side bar or in your post. You don't have to do this but it will help to spread the word so that this party can really get started! I would appreciate it sooo much!
*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

If you want to play a long but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.
Happy Sunday, everyone. :) Don't forget to say hi so I can stop by and return the visit.


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Friday, June 17, 2011

Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday - Linky Party

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party!!! If you have a picture taken on your farm, ranch, in your garden or just out in the country, I would love to have you add it and play along!


{Lilacs from our yard.....so beautiful and so fragrant}

*Link up to your specific post, not to your whole blog. {You need to click on the title of your post and it will open its own page, copy that link for your link up}
*Link up to your photos taken on your farm, ranch, garden or just out in the beautiful country.
*I just designed a button so grab it now {on my sidebar} and post it on your side bar or in your post. You don't have to do this but it will help to spread the word so that this party can really get started! I would appreciate it sooo much!
*Visit a few people from the linky party and make some new friends. Don't forget to comment here and on other blogs too....you know we ALL love comments!!

If you want to play a long but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started.
I am starting a new linky party for recipes, crafts and projects. Come back Sunday to learn all about it!! :)

Now just click on the ADD YOUR LINK button -- right next to the cute little froggy face below to get started!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A cupcake for Dad ~ Devils Food Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Are you looking for a decadent cupcake that will tempt your taste buds? If so, look no farther! :) These cupcakes are delicious........NOTE: they are not however, low calorie!! That's okay.........it's for Father's Day right?? :)


Devil's Food Cupcakes
3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
3/4 cup hot water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream, room temperature


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Peanut Butter Frosting
3 sticks Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp pure Vanilla Extract
2 lbs Powdered Sugar
3-4 Tbsp Milk

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Put cupcake liners in muffin tins. Whisk together cocoa and hot water until smooth. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Melt butter with sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to combine. Remove from heat, and pour into a mixing bowl. With an electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat until mixture is cooled, 4 to 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add vanilla, then cocoa mixture, and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the sour cream, and beating until just combined after each.

Divide batter evenly among lined cups. Push a Reese's cup into the center of the batter--making sure the cup is completely covered. **Note....I did not have enough Reese's so I added the Peanut Butter/ Chocolate Swirl chips to the batter instead. This was very good also!!!** Bake about 20 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool 15 minutes.


Make the frosting but do not frost until the cupcakes are cool!!

Now you can frost and put a mini Reese's cup on top.....just for fun!!!


or not............it's your choice. :)

Hope you enjoy these cupcakes........
Get your pictures ready for Farm Photo Friday....I now have a button you grab so that we can spread the word.
Thanks for stopping by.........and welcome to my new followers. Don't forget to leave me a comment and at least say hi so I can return the visit.
I linked up with:
Look What I Made at Creations by Kara.
Wow Me Wednesday at Polka Dots on Parade.


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Friday, June 10, 2011

Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday ~ Bloghop!!

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday!!! If you have a picture taken on your farm, ranch, in your garden or just out in the country, I would love to have you add it and play along!


Big wheels rolling!

The rain has stopped for now so we are getting a lot of our seeding done............but we are not done yet!!! Hoping for continued dry weather!

How to play along in my bloghop:
1) Link directly to your picture. Scroll down and click on the ADD YOUR LINK button . You will be prompted to enter the URL (link directly to your post), name of your picture, and email (not visible), and then select a Thumbnail to upload.
2) Visit the other picture links! :)
3) Please include a link back to Fresh from the Farm so everyone can see all the wonderful pictures. Anywhere in the post just say that you are joining Farmchick in her bloghop and put the link...doesn't have to be the exact words but please mention my blog somewhere in your post so that others can get to my blog and enjoy all the other picture submissions! We want to get as many people involved as possible!!

If you want to play a long but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started. :)

Now just click on the ADD YOUR LINK button -- right next to the cute little froggy face below to get started!






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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rhubarb Crisp Muffins

Whew...........things have been so busy here on the farm. We have had a few days of no rain and let me tell you there has been a flurry of activity around here. The most important being that the tractors are rolling so we are getting some crops planted! I did some speed gardening and got my garden and the majority of my flowers planted.

I have been baking a lot of things to take out to the field for meals. Last night I made these Rhubarb Crisp Muffins. Very yummy!! :) I love the tartness of rhubarb mixed in with sweetness.....just tastes sooooooooooooo good.



Rhubarb Crisp Muffins

2 1/2 C flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 C packed brown sugar

2/3 C Canola Oil

1 C sour cream

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 C chopped rhubarb
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Topping
1/4 cup butter {softened}
1 C Quick oats
1/2 cup brown sugar


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Put cupcake liners in muffin tins. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl combine 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar, canola oil, sourcream, egg and vanilla. Comine. Stir the flour mixture into the batter and fold in the chopped rhubarb. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full.

In another bowl mix the butter, oatmeal and 1/2 cup butter for the topping of the muffins. Sprinkle on muffins and bake!!


Thank you to those of you that have been joining in on my bloghop on Fridays. I would love to see more and more people joining in. It's just so fun to go out and visit you all. :) Tomorrow is the day again so please join in. If you want to learn more about it go here. I am sure you all have some great photos to share so pick one out and share with us tomorrow. It's really easy to play along.

Have a great day!! :)

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday ~ Bloghop!!

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday!!! If you have a picture taken on your farm, ranch, in your garden or just out in the country I would love to have you add it and play along! I am hoping to get the word out about my bloghop and get lots and lots of players!!!

So, this picture was not taken on our farm but taken in our town which has been fighting a flood for several days now. Please pray for the people of North Dakota as we fight many different floods in different towns. Thanks. :)

Machinery dealer that evacuated their lot due to flooding.....they did get most of the equipment out of there before it was too late.


How to play along in my bloghop:
1) Link directly to your picture. Scroll down and click on the ADD YOUR LINK button . You will be prompted to enter the URL (link directly to your post), name of your picture, and email (not visible), and then select a Thumbnail to upload.
2) Visit the other picture links! :)
3) Please include a link back to Fresh from the Farm so everyone can see all the wonderful pictures. Anywhere in the post just say that you are joining Farmchick in her bloghop and put the link...doesn't have to be the exact words but please mention my blog somewhere in your post so that others can get to my blog and enjoy all the other picture submissions! We want to get as many people involved as possible!!

If you want to play a long but need a little help to get started, simply leave a comment here with your questions or email me. I will be glad to help you get started. :)

Now just click on the ADD YOUR LINK button -- right next to the cute little froggy face below to get started!





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