Monday, March 31, 2008

Jordans Cute Monkey Painting

This painting was done by my daughter Jordan she is 16. I hope hope hope she will let me keep this one when she gets to bring it home from school hehe, isnt it darling :D

Sheila you are the BESTEST!!

omgosh my pal Sheila a VERY talented gal I know sent me a surprise goodie box today and GUESS what was inside hehe.. the CUTEST clipboard ever and it has my NAME on it too, LOVE the colors, LOVE the card, the bookmark and just LOOK at my cute new pins YAYYY Im sooo excited!!Oh my gosh she even drew the CUTEST lil annie on my box hehe Thank you Thank you soo much, omgosh everyone you have to go check out her cute dollies at ebay and she has a website too..check out the links

The Craftaholic Ebay

The Craftaholic Website

Friday, March 28, 2008

Sigrid's Carrot Cake

Got this recipe off of the Pioneer Woman Cooks blog, just had to try it because it looked SOOO good, its in the oven as I type :D Yummo.. Ill post pics when its done and frosted cant WAIT to try em

Ohhh I didnt have any nuts so I couldnt add any :( they are STILL DELICIOUS

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tex Mex Stuffed Burgers

omgooooosssshhhhh I have never had such a HUGE burger in all my life hehe..and SOOOO delicious, I love the taco seasoning used in the burger tastes SO good. And the cheese inside what can I say hehe, Im a cheese FREAK!! Check out The Baking Beauties Blog for this FABULOUS recipe, I made my patties WAY too big and could only eat half my burger ROTFL. Next time I am going to put some avocado slices on mine :D Yummm Yumm thanks ladies for the WONDERFUL recipe

Recipe from their blog

This beautiful juicy burger is seasoned with taco seasoning, has cheddar cheese inside the burger (as well as on top) AND has a flavourful sauce that compliments it well! I hope you enjoy it! This one is for you, Carm! :)

1 1/4 lb. lean ground beef
1 egg
3/4 a package taco seasoning (or to flavour)
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. dried minced onion (can use fresh if you have it on hand)
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 cup Miracle Whip
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided (or tex mex blend, if you have)
5 hamburger buns
tomatoes & lettuce

Combine ground beef, egg, taco seasoning, bread crumbs, pepper & onion. Mix & form 10 thin hamburger patties. Take 1/2 cup shredded cheese, and place in center of 5 of the hamburger patties. Now take the 5 patties without cheese, and place them over ones with cheese on them. Pinch around the outsides, sealing the cheese inside your burger. Place on medium heat on BBQ. Grill 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through, turning once. Before removing the burgers from the grill, sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, and allow to melt.

Mix the salsa & Miracle Whip.

Place burgers on the buns. Top with salsa mixture, lettuce & tomato slices.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter Everyone !!

Hope you have a great one tomorrow :D I will post a pic of our ham and scalloped potatoes if I remember hehe..Yummo

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Made my Rice Dish

K.. not too great lmbo kinda bland and needs WAY more CHEESE lol, ok Im a cheese freak lol, I think instead of the milk maybe I could have used cream of cheddar soup or even cream of mushroom YUMMO, just needs more flavor. Probably more spices hmmm what could I add, over all its pretty tasty just needs some touch ups

Cheese Rice and Broccoli

1 C minute rice
1 tsp. butter
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 C water
1 Bag (16 oz) frozen broccoli
1 C. Grated Cheddar
1/2 C. Milk

In a 1 1/2 to 2 quart microwave safe dish pour 1 C minute rice and butter, salt and water. Cover and cook for 3 minutes on high. Add broccoli and cover and cook 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender and water is absorbed completely.

Mix in cheese and milk. Microwave 5 minutes until bubbly. let set 2 minutes and serve.

Rice Challenge

Its Challenge Thursday :D I decided it would be fun to throw some challenges out at you on this day :D we will see how it goes. I decided on RICE for this challenge. Your challenge if you choose to accept it to try a new rice dish .. I have a few that I make all the time like perfect microwave rice and spanish rice but I never try anything new with it SOOO that is my goal to do before next thursday. Will you take the challenge and post your rice and recipe on your blog?? I DOUBLE DOG DARE YA ROTFL

Here is a recipe that I use ALL the time..boring but if you havent tried it maybe it could be your challenge recipe?? Hmmm?

Sopa De Arroz (mexican rice)

1 C long grain rice
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 small onion finely chopped
1 clove garlic minced (I use more hehe)
3 ounces tomato sauce
2 Cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt

1. Saute the rice in the hot oil until golden but not brown.
2. Add the onion, garlic and cook slightly.
3. Add the boiling stock, salt, and tomato sauce. Return to boil then lower the heat, cover, and cook on low heat until rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed. 22-25 minutes. Watch it close as the end comes near you dont want it to burn. I do end up adding a couple more splashes of water sometimes.

4. Fluff with fork and serve. Serves 4-6 you can also add little bits of cooked carrots or peas to this I well...I dont lol

The Dusty Hutch

HAHA maybe I should have named my blog that is my overly crowded and dusty hutch, My MAIN goal in my kitchen to get cleaned up.. notice the DUST, the candles that dont need to be on there, the MAIL that hubby has stacked up there GRRRR I have WAY too many jars there, too much stuff too much clutter. This is my before pic we will see how long it takes me to put up the new and improved After pic hehe

Kitchen Clutter

I have WAYY too much stuff in my kitchen and I REALLY need to dust as you can tell by the pics hehe.. my goal is to lessify (is that a word?) and to get it all dusted. Then I will show some after that Ive posted this I MUST do it or be embarrassed :D

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Banana Crumb Muffins

Ok made these tonight I had some bananas going bad and decided to try them..they are well OK hehe, they are fast and easy to make and the crumb topping is AWESOME I wish I could think of a way to make the muffin part moister. Hmmm I wonder if I can get my amish starter involved in here somewhere??? Any ideas?? Carm

Banana Crumb Muffins
For the Muffins:
1 1/2 C flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bananas, mashed
3/4 C white sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 C butter or margarine, melted

For the Topping:
1/3 C packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 10 muffin cups or line with muffin papers.

In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 C flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl beat together bananas, sugar, egg, cinnamon, and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just til moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 Tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 Tablespoon butter until mixture resembles course cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.

Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Easter Dividers

Cute new dividers I whipped up this morn. I love Easter :D

Monday, March 17, 2008

Whats for Dinner you ask ?

Well take a peek :D First I browned up 1lb of ground beef with diced half of an onion. Mixed in 1 can of tomato sauce, seasoned with garlic powder, salt, and pepper and put in a bowl for later.Then I sliced up some lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado, grated some cheese and put it all in the fridge for later when I fry up my taco shells YUMMY will post a few pics of my shells later tonight :D I hear your stomach growling hehe!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Look what I got from my pal Sandra

Ohhh Sandra thanks so much, how sweet of you :D LOVE it I will wear it proudly :D

Now the rules for the “You Make My Day” award are to re-present it to those whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved.
I award the "You Make My Day" award to:

First Id like to give this award right back to Sandra hehe.. LOVE your blog and omgosh I cant believe your gorgeous son isnt married yet hehe

Sherry LOVE her blog too, one I visit ALOT check out her dollies

Robin FAB goodies at her blog and OMGOsh look at her patterns and graphics WOW

Dawn and Jeanine if you are looking for some yummy recipes CHECK OUT their blog FAB

De More FAB dollies at her Blog go peek please :D

another great blog I am at constantly :D

Linda FAB blog look at all the cute felted goodies there

omgosh Great Blog Im a blog hopper and visit here often

fabulous prims and graphics too :D love her blog

Bear w/Updated Look

I posted this bear before but decided I didnt like her the way she was so I just redid her hehe, doesnt she look so much better now :D

OHH and banana bars that I made Yum Yum the recipe is here on my blog somewheres about hehe

Thursday, March 13, 2008

How I made my Amish Friendship Starter

This is the recipe I used, I found it online I looked up several but this was the main recipe that kept showing up over and over.

In a non metal bowl mix 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk and 1 cup flour, mix with a non metal spoon to get the lumps out.

Pour mixture into a gallon size ziplock bag that is your day one

day 1. you just made your starter do nothing
day 2. Mush your bag
3. Mush bag
4. Mush bag
5. in a non metal bowl mix 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk and 1 cup of flour mix it well to get out lumps with a non metal spoon or whisk and then pour into your main bag this is called feeding your starter.
Day 6. mush bag
day 7. mush bag
day 8. mush bag
day 9.. yup you guessed it mush bag lol
day 10. Pour the entire contents of the bag into a non metal bowl. Add 1 C sugar, 1 C milk and 1 C flour.
Measure out 4 separate batters of 1 Cup each and place into 4 one gallon size ziplock bags. Keep one of the bags for yourself to keep yours going and with what is left in the bowl you can make a batch of amish cinnamon bread. Give the other 3 bags away to friends . Make sure to print out instructions for them. If its been a couple days make sure to let them know which day the bag is on so they can continue.

here is a great site for some Amish recipes and what to do with your starter in the bowl

Monday, March 10, 2008

My Friendship Bread

Whooohooo finally did my first baking today< made 2 fab loaves of amish cinnamon bread YUMMMOLA I sent one loaf along with a starter over to my neighbor down the street, I hope she doesnt think Im wacky heheee.. the bread is moist in the inside and crunchy yummy on the outside Carm

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Mexican Market

we are lucky enough to live by a mexican market and LOOK what hubby bought today, he knows I LOVE tamales so he surprised me with some YUMMM also some homemade chips, salsa, and tortillas Holy Guacamole batman hehe

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

New Freebie at my site

Thought Id share this cutie for Easter :D hope you like

My Daughter Marissa

Isnt she soo pretty :D she just moved back in with us.. she got a good job and is loving it so far Yayyy

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Sockies is there anything better?

And a couple of my pals better watch out for their pairs hehe.. I wont tell who

Monday, March 3, 2008

Amish Friendship Starter

Got a fabulous loaf of cinnamon bread from my friend Tammy in the mail omgosh it was SO delicious..moist and soft and cinnamony, I HAD to have the recipe BUT its made from a starter so since I dont know anyone that does it I have made my own, I cant wait til day 10 I will add a link to the recipe I used and you can follow along with me on how it goes, I cannot wait to make some bread WHOOHOOO..thank you Tammy :D your the best