Saturday, October 29, 2011

A sweet, salty and simple fall treat

Are you looking for a quick and last minute treat for Halloween or just a simple Fall treat? Well, look no further, my friends. These cute treats are a snap to make and they are quite tasty too!

They are the fall twist of the Christmas Pretzel Treats I made last year. I like how these turned out too.... :) Go ahead, click the link above or click here check them out!


Pretzel checkers
Hershey's Kisses, M&Ms or Sixlets candy


Heat the oven to 170F. Set a number of pretzels (one for each
treat) in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then top
each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss.


Bake for 4 to 6 minutes - until the chocolates feel soft when touched with a wooden spoon. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and quickly press an M&M or Sixlet candy into the center of each Kiss. I used Sixlets this time. :)

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday - Linky Party

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party!!! I know I have have not done a lot of visiting. Please forgive me....I hope you will still continue to visit me. Thank you so much for sharing.....I think it is great fun checking out all the posts and photographs.
I am sharing my photo of my lil punkins that I grow in my garden every summer. They are just too sweet not to share again. ;)





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*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, kitchen or just out in the beautiful country.

*Please make sure you link back to me so others can see the other photo submissions. You can do this by either adding my button to your post or somewhere on your blog . The button is button found on the right hand side of my blog. You can also simply put a link at the bottom of your post like this. I am linking to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday.

*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 are not a follower I would love for you to become one. {You don't HAVE to but I would would appreciate it}

If you want to play along 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.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oh sooooo CUTE lil punkins

See what I picked the other day from my garden? My lil punkins.....you can bet I will sprucing up the place with these cuties! I have other sizes too but I think these are sooo sweet.

Hope you have a blessed day. Don't forget to link up to my new recipe swap! Come on people...it's fun to share. :)


Please remember to leave me a comment so I can return the visit!! Thank you to all my faithful followers and readers who stop by, leave me comments and send lovely emails!! You are what makes blogging sooo fun!!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap #2

I hope this post finds you all happy and well. :) Welcome to Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap!! I know you all have blogged about the wonderful dishes you have prepared....please share them with us!!!

Today I am sharing this recipe...it's a Gooseberry Patch recipe!! YUM!!


*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 your tasty dishes....appetizers, breakfasts, dinners, suppers, snacks, desserts....anything delicious that you are cooking up in your kitchens!

*Please make sure you link back to me so others can see the other photo submissions. You can do this by grabbing my recipe swap button on my side bar or you can simply put a link at the bottom of your post like this. I am linking to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday.

*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 are not a follower I would love for you to become one. {You don't HAVE to but I would would appreciate it}

If you want to play along 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.

After you click the link below it will ask you for the URL this is where you put in the address of your post, in the NAME slot type in the name of your recipe and then it will ask you for your EMAIL your address is not posted or visible to others.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Gooseberry Patch Galore Monday ~ Recipe #2

Thank you for stopping by....I hope you enjoy my Gooseberrry Patch recipe for this week! Here is a picture of it fresh from the oven....keep reading for the recipe. :)

Tomorrow it's time for my new Fresh From the Farm Recipe Swap. I would love to have you play along and share one of your recipes. I know you are all great cooks!! :) Click here to read all about it and come back tomorrow to join in on the fun!!

King Ranch Chicken Casserole
1 c. onion, diced
1 c. green pepper, diced
8 oz. pkg. sliced mushrooms
1/4 c. butter
10 3/4-oz. can cream of chicken soup
10 3/4-oz. can cream of mushroom soup
10-oz. can tomatoes with chiles
1 clove garlic
2 T. chili powder
1 T. chicken broth
12 (6 inch) corn tortillas, torn into quarters
3 c. cooked chicken, diced and divided
16-oz. pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
Saute onion, pepper and mushrooms in butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add soups, tomatoes, garlic, chili poweder and broth; heat until bubbly and set aside.
Arrange half the tortilla pieces in a lightly greased 13 x 9 baking dish, with with half the chicken, half the sauce and half the cheese. Repeat layers, Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.


Serve with a nice green salad and your are good to go!!! :) Make this farmchick happy and leave me a comment and join my swap tomorrow. I don't ask for much now do I?

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy Sunday to you! :) I hope your day is going well. I decided to share my Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll recipe today...sooooo yummy plain or with the added Cream Cheese Frosting.

PUMPKIN CINNAMON ROLLS with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons melted butter

In small saucepan, heat milk and 2 tablespoons butter just until warm and butter is almost melted, stirring constantly. In large bowl, {I use my kitchen aide) combine pumpkin, sugar,cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Add milk mixture and beat with electric mixer until well mixed. Now you can beat in your egg and yeast.

Add half of the flour to pumpkin mixture. Beat mixture on low speed for about 5 minutes, scraping sides of bowl frequently. Add remaining flour and mix. Place dough into a greased bowl--flip dough to lightly grease both sides.

Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled - about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Turn onto floured surface. Now knead the dough a few times - sprinkle with flour until the dough is not to sticky to handle. Roll dough into 12x10 inch rectangle.

In small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Brush dough with melted butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Beginning with long side of dough, roll up jellyroll style. Pinch seam to seal. Cut roll into twelve 1- inch slices. Place rolls in a greased 11 x 13 pan and let them rise again...until doubled in size.

Now bake them at 350 for 20-25 minutes....or until golden brown.



Cream Cheese Frosting
For the frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
6 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 tbsp. heavy cream

Combine the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of your Kitchen Aide and beat on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Blend in the vanilla extract. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar until incorporated and smooth, 1-2 minutes. Add the heavy cream to the bowl and beat on medium-low speed just until incorporated, then increase the speed to medium-high and whip for 4 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Don't forget that tomorrow is Gooseberry Patch Galore Monday...so I will be sharing a Gooseberry Patch recipe with all of you. Tuesday is my recipe swap....so I hope you are preparing to share one of your yummy recipes on my new swap!!

Don't forget to leave me a comment so I know you were here....have a great week!
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Farm Photo Friday--Link Party

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party!!! THANK YOU to all that have been playing along...even with my lack of visiting. As you can see I have started a few new fun things last week. On Mondays I am now posting a Gooseberry Patch Recipe....yes a new one every week. Then on Tuesdays you will find my new recipe swap. I would love for you to join in and add your recipes that you have whipped up in your kitchen. No..the recipe does not have to be from a Gooseberry Cookbook....but it certainly can be. I hope I am not confusing anyone now. With the new recipe swap I have changed back Farm Photo Friday to just photos.....if you have recipes to share...please do so on Tuesdays!
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I am sharing this picture I took of a couple of cows the other day. I think it is pretty with the black cows surrounded by fall colors


Farmchicks Farm Photo Friday


*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 your tasty dishes....appetizers, breakfasts, dinners, suppers, snacks, desserts....anything delicious that you are cooking up in your kitchens!

*Please make sure you link back to me so others can see the other photo submissions. I will be making a button but as of now I do not have one. You can simply put a link at the bottom of your post like this. I am linking to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday.

*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 are not a follower I would love for you to become one. {You don't HAVE to but I would would appreciate it}

If you want to play along 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.

After you click the link below it will ask you for the URL this is where you put in the address of your post, in the NAME slot type in the name or title of your photo and then it will ask you for your EMAIL -- your address is not posted or visible to others.

CLICK the link below to get started!!!



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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday [with a few words}


Hi everyone....hope your day is going well. :) I just want to remind you all about my new recipe swap called Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap. Click here to get right to that post. I would love for you all to add a recipe that you have blogged. Also, don't forget to join in my photo linky party -Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday--that is coming up soon...of course....on Friday!! I am trying another new idea along with the Recipe swap that I started on Tuesday. Mondays are saved for a new Gooseberry Patch recipe...yes...one every week! I think it will be a lot of fun. Click here to see recipe number one that I posted on Monday. It's called Hot Fudge Spoon Cake and it is ooey gooey yummy!

Don't forget to make this farmchick happy and leave me a comment so that I can return the visit.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap #1

I am trying something new....I must be a glutton for punishment. haha I know these linky parties take awhile to become an established party....and if you slack off on your blogging sometimes the party participants slack off. Yes...I have learned that through experience. :) I am giving this a try anyway. I hope you will all join in and share a recipe with me and my readers. So, if you have been playing along on my farm photo party I am changing the rules again....just pictures on that party....recipe here. I have not made a button to link back to my sight so please just make sure that somewhere in your post that you somehow link back to Fresh from the Farm.
I will start off this party with my latest recipe that I served for dessert on Sunday evening. Everyone enjoyed it. I thought it was best with the vanilla ice cream mixed into it and was all fudgey and the ice cream was melty....in other words.....it was YUMMY!!!
HOT FUDGE SPOON CAKE


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*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 your tasty dishes....appetizers, breakfasts, dinners, suppers, snacks, desserts....anything delicious that you are cooking up in your kitchens!

*Please make sure you link back to me so others can see the other photo submissions. I will be making a button but as of now I do not have one. You can simply put a link at the bottom of your post like this. I am linking to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday.

*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 are not a follower I would love for you to become one. {You don't HAVE to but I would would appreciate it}

If you want to play along 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.

After you click the link below it will ask you for the URL this is where you put in the address of your post, in the NAME slot type in the name of your recipe and then it will ask you for your EMAIL your address is not posted or visible to others.

CLICK the link below to get started!!!



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Monday, October 17, 2011

Gooseberry Patch Recipe #1

I made this dessert for Sunday supper yesterday. It was quick to whip up and no hassles to cook. You just put it in your slow cooker and you are done!
I decided to post my Gooseberry Patch recipe every Monday. Tuesday I am hosting a recipe linky party. I am hoping you can join in on the fun. I would love to see anything you are making in your kitchens. :) It doesn't have to be a Gooseberry Patch recipe but it surely can be!!



Hot Fudge Spoon Cake
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed and divided
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons baking cocoa, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup hot watewr
vanilla ice cream
Combine flour, one cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in milk, butter and vanilla. Spread evenly in a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Mix together remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle evenly over top of batter. Pour in hot water; do not stir. Cover and cook on high settings for 2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted one-inch deep comes out clean. Spoon warm cake into bowls; top with vanilla ice cream, if desired. Serves 6
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party!!! THANK YOU to all that have been playing along...even with my lack of visiting. I have so many things to share and a even something new planned. Starting on Sunday I am going to post a Gooseberry Patch recipe....then on Monday I am starting a new linky party...just for recipes!! I am hoping that you will all join in and play along. :) More information on Sunday.

Please start linking up your country photos! I would love to have you play along! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember to add a link BACK to Fresh from the FARM, like this, so that your readers are able to get to my blog and see the other submissions and click on them for a visit. :) You can also add my button to your post or on your sidebar.

Farmchicks Farm Photo Friday



*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, kitchen or just out in the beautiful country. You can also add your country recipes...complete with photos.

*Please make sure you link back to me so others can see the other photo submissions. You can do this by either adding my button to your post or somewhere on your blog . The button is button found on the right hand side of my blog. You can also simply put a link at the bottom of your post like this. I am linking to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday.

*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 are not a follower I would love for you to become one. {You don't HAVE to but I would would appreciate it}

If you want to play along 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.

CLICK the link below to get started!!!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Farm photo and recipe Friday--Link Party

Welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party!!! THANK YOU to all that have been playing along...even with my lack of visiting. I have so many things to share and a even something new planned. I am not going to tell you now...if you want to know you have to come back on Sunday to hear the scoop! ;)
I am sharing yet another picture of one of our sunflower fields.....they are just so darn pretty I just have to share it with you all. This will probably be the last sunflower picture like this for the year....as our sunflowers are now drying down in preparation for harvest.
Please start linking up your country photos! I would love to have you play along! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember to add a link BACK to Fresh from the FARM, like this, so that your readers are able to get to my blog and see the other submissions and click on them for a visit. :) You can also add my button to your post or on your sidebar. I would also add that I would love to have your recipes that you have cooked up in your kitchen! Farm and Ranch girls do a plethora of duties from making homemade bread to driving combine to working cattle I would love to see them all!! Just make sure you have a photo of your creation to add:) Thank you so much for sharing.....I think it is great fun checking out all the posts and photographs.


Farmchicks Farm Photo Friday


*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, kitchen or just out in the beautiful country. You can also add your country recipes...complete with photos.

*Please make sure you link back to me so others can see the other photo submissions. You can do this by either adding my button to your post or somewhere on your blog . The button is button found on the right hand side of my blog. You can also simply put a link at the bottom of your post like this. I am linking to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday.

*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 are not a follower I would love for you to become one. {You don't HAVE to but I would would appreciate it}

If you want to play along 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.

CLICK the link below to get started!!!


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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday {with a few words}

We are still harvesting as the sun goes down.
Beautiful.

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