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  • Dear Santa

    This is what I want for Christmas please!

    Sep 28th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized
  • Making Homemade Bread

    Whenever I mention to people that I am making bread, they say “oh! you have a bread machine!” NO I do NOT have a bread machine. You do not need a bread machine to make bread for pete sakes! You just mix the dough and then you knead it for about 10 minutes. It is […]

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Baking, Food Recipes
  • A General Purpose Cleaner

    4 cups hot water mixed with 2 teaspoons borax 1 teaspoon washing soda 4 tablespoons vinegar 1 teaspoon Murphy’s Oil Soap The water has to be hot in order to dissolve the borax and washing soda

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Household Recipes
  • Wall Cleaner

    I used this recipe on our walls, with a little Murphy’s Oil Soap added, and it did an excellent job of cleaning off the yellow smoke gunk. Wipe it on and let it set a minute or two, then I used some rinse water (although if you don’t smoke, you don’t really need to rinse) […]

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Household Recipes
  • Old Fashioned Cocoa

    3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup sugar 4 cups milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Blend cocoa powder and sugar in a bowl. In saucepan, bring milk to scalding, stirring frequently. Mix 1/3 cup hot milk into cocoa-sugar mix and pour that into the saucepan. Stir and add vanilla.

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Food Recipes
  • Small Amount of Jam

    If you have a small amount of fruit that you think is going to go bad before it gets eaten, make a jar of jam! It took me awhile to find a recipe for only one jar. 1 cup of prepared fruit (peeled, pitted, cut up) 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice Let […]

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Food Recipes
  • Quiche

    Quiche is very versatile and you can put all sorts of things in it. Here is a basic recipe to start you out. 1 1/2 cups half and half 4 beaten eggs 1/8 teaspoon salt, dash of pepper 2 cups shredded cheese 2 tablespoons flour 8 slices broken up cooked bacon, or some chopped ham […]

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Food Recipes
  • Yogurt – this is soo easy!

    4 cups milk, plus 1/2 cup non-fat powdered milk 2 tablespoons plain store bought yogurt Directions: Let the store bought yogurt sit at room temperature while – warm the milk to 180 degrees and let cool to 110 degrees. Stir frequently while warming so it doesn’t scorch. Stir a little of the 110 degree milk […]

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Dairy, Food Recipes
  • Buttermilk White Bread

    5 – 6 cups flour 3 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 package dry yeast (or 2 1/4 teaspoons) 1 cup water 1 1/3 cup buttermilk Directions: 1. Add buttermilk and water to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until lukewarm (110 degrees). 2. In a large bowl add 2 […]

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Household Recipes
  • Our Daily Bread (Oatmeal)

    We like this bread for our everyday bread.  We add chopped walnuts to it for our own version of OatNut bread that usually cost $3 and more a loaf at the store. 3 cups boiling water 1 1/2 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup honey or molasses (or a combination of) 3 tablespoons butter 3 teaspoons […]

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Baking, Food Recipes
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