Monday, January 30, 2012

Random Photo #2

Another random photo...my way of showing you all things that I didn't get the chance to post! Go HERE to read my first post on random photos.


I took this summer near a slough on our land. Wow....seeing the deep green, blues and pinks REALLY makes me want spring to come.

How about you...anyone getting spring fever??

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to say hi!!



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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Oreo Cupcakes...for your sweethearts.

This cupcake is sure to win over your sweetheart. From the crunchy cookie bottom, moist cake and the rich oreo frosting....you just cannot go wrong! Put this recipe on your MUST try list. :) {Just don't count the calories}

Preheat oven to 350. Mix packaged cake mix according to directions but do not bake yet. Line your cupcake tins with liners and place a regular size oreo cookie in the bottom of each one. {yum}.


Coarsely chop half of the remaining cookies and add to cake mix.
Fill the cupcake tins. Bake for 15 min or until done. While cupcakes are baking make the frosting.

FROSTING
Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla, then add powdered sugar slowly until blended well. Chop remaining regular-sized Oreos very fine. Add to frosting. When cupcakes are cool frost and decorate with a few mini oreos on top. {mini oreos optional}
1 package oreos ~ regular size
1 package mini oreos {for decoration}
1 package chocolate cake mix~ follow directions on the box
8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
8 Tbsp butter at room temperature
3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
cupcake liners

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend....don't forget to say hi and let me know you stopped by!! :)

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Farm Photo Friday Linky Party

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

I had intended to post a recipe yesterday but as I started baking I found that I was missing one ingredient for the frosting. I was POSITIVE I had this ingredient but I searched every refrigerator in our house and just could not find it. Since we live on the farm I didn't want to just run into town.....so I will be posting my recipe tomorrow!! :)


I took this photo standing on our front porch one morning. I like the way the camera captured the sun.

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.

Click the link below to get started!! :)



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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Random Photo :)

It has come to my attention that I have thousands....literally thousands of pictures that I have taken that were supposed to end up on my blog at some point in time. Due to just being one busy Mom and wife I have failed to post as often as intended. So, now I have a computer full of pictures of our kids, our family, our farm, fields, my garden, our cattle, recipes I have made.....you name it! Of course, I am glad I have all these photos for myself but I would still like to share many of them with you. I am going to just start randomly posting pictures on my blog....they may be out of season....they may be from 6 months ago or they may be from 2 days ago. I just feel the need to SHARE them.

Today I am sharing a photo I took this summer when we traveled to the Badlands in our beautiful state of North Dakota!


Even though we have had a mild winter here in North Dakota {so far}.....a state that is known for our frigid {wayyyyy belowwww zero} temps I am still longing for spring. With our youngest son being in the hospital and now at home recovering this winter seems to be quite drawn out.

I hope you will enjoy my attempt on sharing more pictures and more posts. I do have a new recipe coming up to share....hopefully tomorrow.


Don't forget to say hi when you stop by....and make this farmchick smile. :)


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Friday, January 20, 2012

Farm Photo Friday--Link Party

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

I wanted to start out by sharing my photo that we took a few weeks back of our youngest kitten. Isn't Callie the Calico just a sweet baby? :)


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.

Click the link below to get started!! :)




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Monday, January 16, 2012

Chicken Alfredo

I think you will love this recipe. A creamy alfredo dish served with a nice salad.....great comfort food for a cold winter night! :)



CHICKEN ALFREDO

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into cubes
6 tablespoons butter, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 pound fettuccini pasta
1 onion, diced
1 (8 ounce) package sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
3 cups milk
1 cup half-and-half
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 ounces shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
3 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup sour cream
{before serving I like to grind some nice black pepper on top...it's your choice!}

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In a large skillet over medium heat combine chicken, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 cloves garlic, and Italian seasoning. Cook until chicken is no longer pink inside. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Saute onion, 2 cloves garlic, and mushrooms until onions are transparent. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes. Slowly add milk and half-and-half, stirring until smooth and creamy. Stir in Parmesan and Colby-Monterey Jack cheeses; stir until cheese is melted. Stir in chicken mixture, tomatoes and sour cream. Serve over cooked fettuccini. {I used what I had on hand....which was thin spaghetti!}

Creamy Chicken Alfredo.....it's what's for supper in Farmchick's Kitchen tonight!!



Have a wonderful day..... :)


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Sunday, January 15, 2012

The winner of my Gooseberry Patch cookbook giveaway IS.......

We have a WINNER!!!!
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the winner of my Gooseberry Cookbook drawing is....

Congratulations Wendi! I hope you enjoy your newest Gooseberry Patch --5 Ingredients or Less.
Thank you so much for entering.


For those of you who have not visited Wendi at her blog you really must stop by her homey place where her tag line is "Living a simple life of faith, family and home."
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Tune in later on today as I will be posting
a new and yummy recipe!!
Have a great day everyone!!



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Friday, January 13, 2012

Farm Photo Friday--Link Party & sign up to win a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook!

If you have not signed up for my giveaway of a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook you still have time!! I will be drawing a name on Sunday.... If you want more details on my giveaway scroll down or click here.


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.

Click the link below to get started!! :)



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Saturday, January 7, 2012

My GIVEAWAY.......now open for entries! :)

It's time for my giveaway..... So, you wanna know what I am giving away? Well, it's one of my all time favorite things....something that I look at almost everyday....do you know? Yup...a GOOSEBERRY PATCH COOKBOOK! I know many of you have them already.....I have TONS...I love them. I am a cookbook junkie. I am not a follow a recipe to a T kind of gal...but I LOVE looking at cookbooks....and I must say...Gooseberry Patch are my favorite.



How do you enter?
If you want to enter my giveaway, just leave me a comment {on this post}. You must be a follower of mine though, so if you are not a follow yet, just click follow over on the right hand side. :)

I'll even give you an extra entry if you mention me and my giveaway on your blog!

You can get another extra entry if you mention me and my giveaway on your facebook page.
If you do any of the extra entry options please make sure to let me know...so I can check it out!
So, there you have it. You can have up to three entries in this fun giveaway. :)

This giveaway will go from today, January 8, 2012 through January 14th. The drawing will occur on Saturday, January 14th!!


Good luck everyone!!! Oh and I give you permission to use this photo if you want....

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Farm Photo Friday--Link Party and my give away will be posted soon!!


Meet Mischief our cat . He says "Hello.....would you like to join in on Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday?? It really is quite fun to go around visiting and looking at others photos....it's a great way to make a new friend too!"

He also wanted to tell you I am going to be posting my give away tomorrow. NO...I will not give you a hint...you will have to stop by tomorrow to check it out and enter to win!!

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.

Click the link below to get started!! :)



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