Monthly Archives: October 2009

Happy Halloween 2009

We waited to carve these today. Since Halloween was on a Saturday, and also we could enjoy it for a few hours and while it was still fresh, we can still butcher it, to eat it later. Hate to see it go to waste Happy Halloween, from our family to yours!!

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yes as you can see we are on a pumpkin kick. We butchered a pumpkin earlier in the week. So this was fresh/never frozen pumpkin. YUM. My son’s birthday was yesterday and he actually requested not a store bought cake. Which he usually does (because it usually is a theme cake). He wanted a pumpkin…

Jack-o-lantern Cake Pops

First before I go into how we did our batch I want to give credit where it is due. This is not a new idea… we created ours after seeing them at the Bakerella site. She is amazing. We have made these twice so far. And each time we learn something new. The 2nd time…

Great Deal – Parents Magazine $5.00

I love this magazine. There are fun crafts and recipes in it often and ideas as a parent. Saw this deal and knew I would pass it on. I often find deals online, and maybe I will just add a category to the blog for deals only as I find them to share with my…

Wanna-be Chinese Dinner

Chinese dinner’s for 4 are a big pricey and so we created our own wanna-be Chinese meal. It was awesome! And probably alot better for you. I will have to break down the meal for you how we created it. Rice- Avoid the fried rice (although fried rice is yum!!) 1 cup of white rice…

Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Minis

When you have a husband that loves chocolate more than his wife, you may just find some crazy concoctions created. And usually 9 times out of 10 they are good. And today we have a winner!!  The kids and my mother give it 2 thumbs up. What makes this so great we didn’t dip it…

Pumpkin Bread

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This is our favorite recipe. I actually can trace back where it came from. This is a recipe from my mom. She originally got it from a teachers cookbook their school put together. It was submitted by one of the teachers, yet my mom modified it. Its always been our family favorite recipe. Very moist…

Canning Fresh Peaches

What you will need: Canning Jars , lids and rings Canning Supplies (canner, jar lifter) Good Ripe Peaches Sugar Patience I buy peaches every year either a 1/2 of a full bushel. You 1st need to make s simple syrup. 2 parts water to 1 part sugar.  If too sweet, you can do 3 parts…

Make Your Own Fresh Peach Jelly

What you will need: Jelly Jars, Lids  & Rings Pectin Sugar Peel Peels and Pits  (usually left over from canning peaches, see our canning peaches post) Canning Supplies (canner, jar lifter) Cheese Cloth This is 7 quarts worth of peach peels and pits. Put them in a pot cover it with water. It is approximately…

Strawberry Bread

During strawberry season when we pick alot of strawberries I have to get creative. Besides jam we tried a few different bread recipes. This is the ONLY one that worked for us. And we even tweaked it a bit to our liking. We like moist/sweet breads.  Especially if there is fruit in it. Strawberry Bread…

Easy BBQ Pulled Pork

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Another very easy dinner!! (Again sorry for the Iphone portrait, I really should of pulled out my nice Canon 5d) Ingredients 1 – 4 or 5lb Boston Pork Butt or Shoulder 1 – large favorite BBQ sauce (our family only uses Sweet Baby Rays- honey bbq flavor) Salt & Pepper Set your crock pot to…

Spinach & Bacon Quiche

I apologize for the not so great photo. I took this a month 1/2 back on my iphone. Before I started this blog. Now I regret that, but wanted to go ahead and share this photo. Once I remake this recipe again I will definitely get a better picture of it. But for now.. Iphone…

Easy Peach Cobbler

A recipe that a friend years ago told us, and we love this over and over again! Very quick when you are in a hurry. I have also heard this called a “DUMP CAKE” where you just dump everything into the pan and bake it. But that doesn’t sound real lady like. All you need…

Pumpkin Pie (and mini pies too!)

I made 12 little mini pumpkin pies. I wasn’t sure if it would work. Use the pillsburry already to roll pie crust. And I needed something ROUND that is the right size to cut out for my pie crusts. I looked around was going to use a unused medicine cup, but too small but kids…

Homemade Play Dough

This was very easy to make. My son needed to make a double batch of blue, single batch of green and white for a project they are doing at school. Of course the project is due tomorrow and it is 11:00pm when we started making it.  So I advise to do this at a more…

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