Friday, December 30, 2011

Farm Photo Friday--Link Party

It's FRIDAY!!! So, you know what that means....FARM PHOTO FRIDAY!!

I would love to see what is going on around your farm, ranch or country home!! Please be kind to the hostess {me} and follow the rules. LINK BACK to me on your blog so that others can follow the link and play along! If you don't than you are not spreading the word that there is a linky party going on at my blog.

Before we get going on the photos.....I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas. I wanted to get on here and post before now but LIFE happened and I just didn't get the opportunity. We had a wonderful Christmas with our family....BUT then on Christmas night our little guy got sick again. Many of you know that he was in the hospital with an infection earlier this month. Well...he was going great but then it came back. :( He is on the mend again.....prayers welcome for him to recover fully and get back to his normal happy self!

I have reached 500 followers on my blog....so I am going to have a GIVE AWAY!!!! I am still thinking and planning....so I will let you all know real soon. ;) Make sure you drop in and check it out.

I have lots of new recipes and such to share....so come on back real soon!



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, December 21, 2011

Still baking........................


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap #6

Welcome to Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap!! I know many of you out there have begun your Christmas baking....please share with us!!! Of course, it doesn't have to be Christmas treats....I would love to see all things that you have whipped up in your kitchens to feed your families. :)

I am just a few short followers away from 500 followers here on my blog....If you are not follower I would love for you to be. When I reach t least 500 followers I am going to have a fun giveaway...so follow away my friends! ;) You will see my followers box just off to the right on my sidebar.

Please be courteous to your hostess {me} and **Remember to LINK BACK TO MY BLOG....if you don't link back to me it defeats the purpose of a recipe swap as others cannot get here to share or see what others have shared. If you don't know how to link back....leave me a comment or send me an email. I will help you!! :) {farmchickskitchen at yahoo dot com}



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. {farmchickskitchen at yahoo dot com} 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, December 17, 2011

Christmas Candy #1 Chocolate Caramel Candy

Happy Saturday, friends. :) Well, due to all that has been going on around the farm and with our family I am WAYYYYYYY behind on my Christmas baking. I did make these yummy bars the other day. They taste a lot like Snickers....they are really, really good! Try them out....I think your family will love them!

What's your favorite Christmas treat to make? Mine is my Mom's fudge...I have not made that yet though....it would disappear too soon and then I would have to make more!! ;) Even if I hide it...it still seems to disappear!


CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CANDY

Ingredients
2 teaspoons butter
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

FILLING:
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups marshmallow creme
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts



CARAMEL LAYER:
1 package (14 ounces) caramels
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

ICING:
1 cup (6 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter



Directions
Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil; butter the foil with 2 teaspoons butter and set aside.
In a small saucepan, combine the milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter; stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread into prepared pan. Refrigerate until set.
For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar and milk; bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the marshmallow creme, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Add peanuts. Spread over first layer. Refrigerate until set.
For caramel layer, in a small heavy saucepan, combine the caramels and cream; stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Cook and stir 4 minutes longer. Spread over filling. Refrigerate until set.
For icing, in another saucepan, combine chips and peanut butter; stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Pour over the caramel layer. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator 20 minutes before cutting. Cut into whatever size you like. ;)




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Friday, December 16, 2011

Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday

It's FRIDAY!!! So, you know what that means....FARM PHOTO FRIDAY!!

I would love to see what is going on around your farm, ranch or country home!! Please be kind to the hostess {me} and follow the rules. LINK BACK to me on your blog so that others can follow the link and play along! If you don't than you are not spreading the word that there is a linky party going on at my blog.



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.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap #5 with a chewy slice and bake sugar cookie!

I hope this post finds you all happy and well. :) Welcome to Fresh from the Farm Recipe Swap!! I know many of you out there have begun your Christmas baking....please share with us!!! After our youngest sons illness we are trying to move on to our happy normal route of things. It has been tough but he is getting better and I thank all of you for your prayers.
Don't forget to come back on Friday and join in my Farm Photo Friday Linky Party!!! Share your pictures, friends. :) Play along....have some fun!!! Make new friends!


**Remember to LINK BACK TO MY BLOG....if you don't link back to me it defeats the purpose of a recipe swap as others cannot get here to share or see what others have shared. If you don't know how to link back....leave me a comment or send me an email. I will help you!! :)

I saw these cookies on Pinterest awhile back and pinned them to try. I thought they looked simple to make and would be yummy too. I love a chewy cookie....so these fit the bill!




Ingredients you will need:
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

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In a large bowl, whip butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in egg and vanilla. Scrape sides and mix again. Stir in dry ingredients until completely combined.

Divide dough into two equal logs {whatever size you desire} and roll in plastic wrap. You can now roll the logs more until you get them nice and circular.

Refrigerate for an hour or until the dough hardens.

When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Unwrap the logs of cookie dough and slice into 1/2 inch discs.

Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 9-10 minutes or until bottoms are barely brown. I decided to sprinkle a little colored sugar on each disc just to make them look a tad bit more festive!! ;)


Remove from oven, cool 3 minutes and remove to a cooling rack. They must be good because I just noticed that the rows of cookies are getting shorter and shorter! ;)

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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Sunday, December 11, 2011

A bump in our road


I am sorry that I did not get my Farm Photo Friday linky party up and going. We had a bump in our road.... our youngest was admitted to the hospital on Thursday. This has been the first hospital stay for any of our children....and to tell you the truth it was scary! {the longest two days of my life} He is home now and as long as he is able to take his med, drink and eat he can stay home to recuperate! Prayers for him to return to great health would be appreciated.

I am hoping to get more Christmas baking done soon.....what have you been baking? Please leave me a comment and tell me or just say hi!!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Farm Photo Friday--Link Party

WOW...I have been missing in action. Things around the farm have been slightly off. Our youngest boy has not been feeling well and that has thrown us all off. I hope you will still stop by for a visit and a comment even though I have not been visiting you lately. :)

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!!
Today I am sharing a few shots of one our Christmas trees. I love this time of year....I love the colors and the lights. As I enjoy the beauty of the season I think of the reason for the season....the birth of Jesus....may we all remember this as we celebrate the Christmas season. :)


I would love to see what is going on around your farm, ranch or country home!! Please follow
the rules and LINK BACK to me on your blog so that others can follow the link and play along!





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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