Thursday, May 23, 2013

Schools---OUT---for---SUMMER!

It's the last day of school today...we now have a Senior and 8th grader and a 3rd grader!!  :)  So glad our kid are spaced a part a bit....I don't think I could take them all flying the coop at once!!

Let the fun begin.....ready....set....GO!

Monday, May 20, 2013

It's a baking kind of day!

It's a baking kind of day here on our farm. We have 3.55 rain and it is still raining! After the late spring snow storm we had a later start to planting our crops and only have corn in so far. I don't have my garden planted yet either! Once it stops raining it will be a good week before we get back into the field.

If you like soft sugar cookies this is the one you want to try. So soft and yummy...I can guarantee they won't last long in your house!  I LOVE how festive they look!  :)
 
{soft sugar cookies}

Sprinkle Cookies

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sprinkles, more if you want to sprinkle a few on top.
**remember to set out eggs and butter and bring to room temperature**


Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for about one minute, until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in sugars; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Add flour mixture; stir until just combined. Fold in remaining ingredients. Drop by cookie scoopfulls, onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until edges are lightly golden. It may be a good idea to rotate baking sheet halfway through baking time. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!


{YUM}

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I'm back....and with a recipe too!!!

WOW...that is all I can say.  I was stunned when I logged into my blogger account and noticed the date of my last blog post.  I am not going to make any excuses...I am just going to say...hey, I have been busy!  I baked buns today so I had to make something that would be great with them.  What better than SLOPPY JOES!  :)  I am not a manwhich kinda girl...never have used it..and I most likely never will.  This sloppy joe recipe has just the right amount of tang, sweetness and spice. 















Zesty Sloppy Joes

2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon freshly pressed garlic
1 can (10 3/4 onces) condensed tomato soup
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 tablespoon ground mustard
a few dashes of hot sauce (to taste)
1 teaspoon salt
fresh cracked pepper to taste

In a large saucepan or dutch overn cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and slightly browned.  Drain if you have extra grease.  Add the remaining ingredients, except for buns of course; bring to boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionaly.  Serve on buns. 



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