Who’s Gabbing and Who’s Gushing

Hearty Oat Baking Mix

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Christy Jordan, Sister #6399

This recipe is from my second book, Come Home To Supper, which features around two hundred recipes to help busy families come home to the kinds of meals we grew up on. This homemade baking mix can be used for a wide variety of recipes that I feature in Come Home To Supper and I’ll try to bring you more of them here in the future, just check the bottom of this post for links to them as I add them. First up is: Paradise Pancakes! ... Read more →

Pillow fight .... in style!

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Carole Prevost-Meier, Sister #3610

Last night, I decided to make something that's been on my "to do" list for quite some time (we're talking quite a few years now). Last year, my friend, Gina even did a tutorial (it's her go to item for a gift), which was tempting but .... I didn't see the need to use my kiddy fabric stash..... that is .... until last night!

Ta dah! ... Read more →

Snow Day !

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Joan Anthony, Sister #849

Well Winter is back....woke up this morning to snow flurries, so having a "Snow Day". That incorporates getting outside to enjoy the pristine snow, take photos, top up the bird feeders, fed the zoo and then with cold fingers and toes, retire to the warmth and watch the snow fall, Ahhhh hot coffee, to warm the fingers and the spirit. This just might be a bread baking kind of day also. Then some sewing to bring thoughts of spring, with bright colors and flowers ... Read more →

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #211

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Debbie Tegart, Sister #4393

Deb has graciously allowed me to continue on as the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop hostess! We have had so much fun sharing in the previous 210 blog hops, let’s keep it going shall we? Do you like the new logo? I think she is darn cute!

A little update on my end— last week when Deb was posting that I would be hosting this moving forward, hubby and I were in a medical facility waiting for a CT Scan.

He had doubled over in pain that morning at the gym and the scan revealed he had ... Read more →

A Major Detour

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Debbie Slaughter, Sister #6824

When we moved out of our newer home to start this project, we moved in with David's parents. This meant we had to put most of our belongings in storage.

We purposely chose a climate controlled storage unit, because of the humidity and heat in this area and we were satisfied that all of our belongings would be well preserved.

We were wrong ... Read more →

I feel Spätzle

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Ginger Harman, Sister #6451

Guess who is Spätzle?

My husband is one heck of a cook. I am very fond of his Italian but when he wants to make German, it is a special event. My husband lived in Germany for a short time and our family has traveled to Bavaria. The food is fantastic in the Garmisch area. One of my favorite dishes is Spätzle ... Read more →

some visitors

Posted on February 11, 2016 by Judy Torola, Sister #599

I haven't fed the birds this winter, since we were going to be gone I quit feeding them late fall. This next one is a new one to the feeder ... Read more →

Sings of Spring for Sky Watch

Posted on February 11, 2016 by MaryBeth Schwartz, Sister #46

Sweet morning sunrise makes for a nice day ... Read more →

Photos in an unscripted life

Posted on February 11, 2016 by Shelley Krehbiel-Klein, Sister #5152

Do you ever just have a day that is beautiful…from start to finish, today was awesome. I captured a few of the things I saw today that just made me smile. I hope you enjoy ... Read more →

Cooking in a Hay Box - Venison Stew

Posted on February 11, 2016 by Pamela Bergmann, Sister #4013

I’m stepping out here a little bit and venturing into the art of cooking in a hay box. What is a hay box? Think “slow cooker – unplugged”. Researching the concept of slow fire-less cooking I found that the idea is not new. I’ve been able to find newspaper articles and research papers mention using a fire-less cooker as far back as the 1890’s. The idea is that you get your pot of food (broths, stews, vegetables do best) up to boiling and then put the closed container into an insulated box and let it simmer in its own heat for hours slowly cooking.

In the past the cook would have used hay for insulation, but towels or quilts will work fine too. They would have used a wooden box, basket, drawer, trunk or other closed container to keep in the heat and keep critters out of the cook pot.

For my test I used a cooler for the hay box ... Read more →

trip west 2014

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Judy Torola, Sister #599

Not to confuse anyone but these photos are from the summer of 2014 when we went out west. We went two summers in a row ... Read more →