Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving blessings to you all.

May you find joy in family and friends today as you gather around your Thanksgiving table.

I am so thankful to God for blessing me with such a wonderful family and great friends!


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Farmchick's Cranberry Apple Pie and my recipe linky party!! Come play. :)

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!!!




I am going to get this party started by sharing my Cranberry Apple Pie!!! So festive and the taste is soooooooooooo good--tart yet sweet!

Make your favorite pie crust. :)

Fruit Filling:

2 pounds apples (about 5) cored and sliced. I used Granny Apple this time.
8 ounces fresh or frozen (not thawed) cranberries
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch piece

Stir together all fruit filling ingredients except for the butter. Pour into your pie crust. Dot filling with butter. Now you can put on your top crust and crimp.

Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees ; bake 50 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.



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PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO YOUR HOSTESS AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU LINK BACK TO HER BLOG!!!!!!!


Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap with Farmchick

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.




CLICK the link below to get started!!!


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Punkin and Pinterest :)

I promised when I showed you my Mason jar table decorations {click here} to see them} that I would show you another cute little project that I did.

This is a pumpkin from my garden...I decided to just spruce it up a little by adding some fall colored berries etc. and a cute ribbon. Isn't it sweet? I love how it looks. Sweet and simple right?!?! What could get better than that? I am going to do more....I just have not had a lot of spare time lately.




My recipe swap and farm photo friday linky party are still open....please do share your recipe and your photos....it's a great way to make new friends and get new ideas too. What fun!!!! :)

Now, on to my little talk about Pinterest. If you are not on Pinterest you HAVE to be. It is my newest addiction. What is Pinterest? If you like to surf the web looking for things you are interested in...such as decorating ideas, crafts, recipes....you name it you will find it. Pinterest is like a giant bulletin board...you cut out ideas from the internet and pin them to your board. You can go back and look at all your great ideas that you have found...it's simple and loads of fun!

Currently you can only have a Pinterest account by invitation only. If you would like an invitation please let me know and I will send one to you. All I need is your email address. You can click my email link and send me an email requesting a Pinterest invitation. :)

If you are already on Pinterest than please....come follow me on Pinterest!!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Farm Photo Friday--Link Party

It's that time again everyone.....welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party! I hope you will share a photo with us. Thanks to all who have been sharing right along with us!!



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 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 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, November 16, 2011

Recipe Swap # 5

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!!!

If you don't understand how to 'link up" or "link back" please contact me either via a comment or an email. The purpose of having a linky is to be able to share with as many people as possible. If you don't have a link on your blog stating that you have linked up to FRESH from the FARM then your readers will not know to click over to my blog and see all the other recipes submitted!! :)

I am going to get this party started by linking my newest Gooseberry Patch Recipe...S'Mores Muffins. YUM!! I just posted it because I am getting waayyy behind in my blogging!


Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap with Farmchick




*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.

CLICK the link below to get started!!!



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Gooseberry Patch Galore Monday ~ Recipe #5

Whoa.....I can't believe it is Wednesday already. I just didn't have time to get my recipe shared on Monday nor my recipe swap on Tuesday....sooooo I guess I will do them both today! Things have been wayy toooo crazzzyyyy here. Our youngest has bad fall allergies and then after that starts things start to spiral out of control....he gets sinus problems and does not feel well. They put him on a new allergy med and we are hoping this helps...if anyone has any tips or experience on allergies and allergies with drainage down the back of throat...do please share. This poor Mama wants her baby to feel good!!


So moving on to my recipe. This recipe is out of Gooseberry's Big Book of Homecooking. I LOVE this book so much. :)



S'MORES MUFFINS
1 c. shortening
4 eggs
1 c. sour cream
2 c. sugar
1/4 c. baking cocoa
2 t. salt
3 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1 c. graham crackers, crushed
1 c. mini marshmellows
1 c. chocoate chips
Garnish: marshmallow creme, graham cracker crumbs


Combine shortening, eggs, sour cream and sugar; set aside. Mi together remaining ingredients except garnish in a separate mixing bowl; add shortening mixture to cocoa mixture. Fill greased muffin tines 3/4 full and bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool in pan 20 minutes; remove muffins from pans. Garnish with marshmallow creme and graham cracker crumbs. I have to admit...I didn't do this part. I THOUGHT I had some marshmallow creme...but when I went to the pantry to find it....it was not there. ;) They tasted good without the garnish but would probably look prettier with it!


Please leave me a message and let me know you were here. I am going to try to get back to visit people....I miss visiting you all. :)

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Simple & Cute fall table decorations

Hi there....hope this fall day finds you all feeling happy and cozy too! :) I made these cute fall decorations the other day so I thought I would share with you all.



I didn't spend a lot of money on these decorations....and I think they are simple yet cute. I used mason jars, which I already had. Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE mason jars?? I filled the jars with either left over candy corn or some potpourri berries. Next, I tied a ribbon around the jar and added some fall berries and leaves. Lastly, I put a candle inside the jar.

I am going to set these down the middle of my dining room table with my little mini punkins I grew in my garden. Click here if you want to see my basketfull of just picked punkins. I am picturing our Thanksgiving table with the jars and punkins all lined up down the middle. I think it will look quite festive! I will be sure to show you a picture when I get it all done!

I have something else to show you that I made with my bigger pumpkins that I grew.....but.....I think I will share that with you another day! Hope you will come back and check it out!

Please leave me a comment so I know you were here.



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Friday, November 11, 2011

Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday - Linky Party & Thank you to all who have served!

To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and everyday!!


It's that time again everyone.....welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party! I hope you will share a photo with us. Thanks to all who have been sharing right along with us!!

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.

*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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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap #4

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!!!

If you don't understand how to 'link up" or "link back" please contact me either via a comment or an email. The purpose of having a linky is to be able to share with as many people as possible. If you don't have a link on your blog stating that you have linked up to FRESH from the FARM then your readers will not know to click over to my blog and see all the other recipes submitted!! :)

Today I am sharing my MALTED HOT CHOCOLATE recipe.....check it out here or find it below at the linky submissions. :)


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Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap with Farmchick


*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.

CLICK the link below to get started!!!



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Gooseberry Patch Galore Monday ~ Recipe #4

Welcome to Gooseberry Patch Galore Monday....yes, I am a day late.....sorry!! Anyway, thanks everyone for stopping by for the comments and the emails. I love hearing from you all. Also, thanks to those of you that have been playing along in my recipe and picture parties!!! :)


Apparently I have a thing with malt as my last recipe posted was a yummy malt cookie. I love chocolate malts and always add EXTRA malt to mine....so when I saw this recipe for Malted Hot Chocolate I thought it sounded perfect. Since we just had our first snow....and the wind was blowing like crazy this was a perfect drink to make. It's creamy and not too sweet. My whipped cream melted down by the time I got to take the picture but you get the point!!



Malted Hot Chocolate

1-oz. sqs. bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/2 c. boiling water
1/2 c. whipping cream
1 c. milk
3 T. malted milk powder
Garnish: whipped topping, crushed malted milk ball candies
Place chocolate in a small bowl; pour boiling water over chocolate. Let stand for 3 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine cream and milk over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Stir in malted milk powder; set aside. Whisk chocolate mixture until smooth; add to milk mixture. Garnish with whipped topping and crushed candies.I didn't crush my candy....I wanted to enjoy it whole! ;)


Now head on over to my recipe linky party....come folks...let's SHARE our great recipes. :) Click here to go to my latest recipe swap.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday - Linky Party

It's that time again everyone.....welcome to Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday Linky Party! I hope you will share a photo with us. Thanks to all who have been sharing right along with us!!


We are trying to finish up harvesting our sunflower crop. It is supposed to rain or snow on Saturday and we would LOVE to be done BEFORE that happens. Here we are combining to beat the band....or the snow in this case!! ;)




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.

*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, November 2, 2011

Gooseberry Patch Galore Monday ~ Recipe #3

Yes, I know it's not Monday....but as I stated in my last post....time just ran out! So, welcome to Gooseberry Patch Galore Monday....on Wednesday!!!! ;)

Today I made GIANT CHOCOLATE MALT COOKIES and let me tell you that are scrumptious!! I decided not to make them quite as GIANT as suggested in the recipe. As soon as the last batch is baked a few cookies will be heading out to the field to be enjoyed as we combine our sunflowers. :)


GIANT CHOCOLATE MALT COOKIES
1 c. butter-flavor shortening
1 1/4/ c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. malted milk powder
2 T. chocolate syrup
1 egg
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chunks
1 c. milk chocolate chips

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; mix at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add egg; ix well and set aside.
Stir together flour, soda and salt; add shortening mixture, mixing well. Fold in chocolate. Shape into 1/2 -cup balls; press down to form 3 1/2-inch round discs. Arrange 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 8 cookies. **Note I just made these cookies in regular size--they still taste great...just smaller!! ***





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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap #3

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!!! Anyone out there eat wayyyyyyyyy tooooo much Halloween candy? ;)

Sorry I didn't get my Gooseberry Patch recipe shared...sometimes even the best of plans do not work out!! Just keeping it real, I guess. I "plan" to get my recipe posted today or tomorrow.


Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap with Farmchick



*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.

CLICK the link below to get started!!!






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