Monday, October 17, 2016

Strawberry Scones...

I got a wonderful deal on 36 pounds of strawberries
so I have been slicing and dehydrating
making freezer jam, cutting and freezing
and baking scones!

My house smelled so delicious for about 4 days!

I just love the smell of strawberries, don't you?

The strawberry scones were a huge hit
as they taste just like strawberry shortcake
all in one bite!

Who'd you like the recipe?

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick cold butter, sliced
1 egg
1/2 cup yogurt or half and half
1 cup diced strawberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine the dry ingredients into large bowl.
In a small bowl, stir together the egg and the yogurt, set aside.
Now in the flour mixture, cut in your butter until you have coarse crumbs.
Pour in your egg/yogurt mixture and stir till combined.
Fold in your strawberries. Dough will be sticky.

Place dough onto a floured surface. 
Divide dough into 2 portions and form into a circle.
Cut each circle into 8 wedges
Place on cookie sheet and sprinkle 
the scones with additional sugar.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

I store my scones in the freezer
 and then pull a few out at a time.

I have also used this recipe for my
 blueberry, blackberry and raspberry scones!

Thanks for stopping by...

Have a delightful week!

Monday, October 10, 2016

It's Canning Time...

Can you guess what I have been up too?

I've been canning...

Above, I made up 3 batches of Strawberry Freezer Jam
This is the recipe we used:

We made up a couple batches of Plum Jelly
This is our most favorite flavor!

Then I made up a batch of Pear Butter.
This is very tasty and it's even good just by the spoonful!

Pear Jelly...

Finally we canned several batches of tomatoes!

We still need to make and can salsa,
so hopefully we can get that done before the end of the month.


News from the homestead:

We are getting things cleaned and ready for our 
Home School Harvest Party.

Been cleaning out drawers in the kitchen

Got our wood stove cleaned 
and lit first fire...
it's been getting rather chilly at night here!

Cleaned and rearranged living room 
with help from my youngest son.

Harvesting whats left in our greenhouse.

Studying David with my oldest for his Bible time

My two younger boys got baptized this past Sunday!!

God is Good!

What are you plans this week?

Thank you so much for stopping by...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fall Mix...

Hello Friends!  
How are you all doing this week?

I make up a Fall mix every year.
You can add in just about anything 
you and your family likes.

This year I chose this for my mix:

A half a box of Kix cereal
A half a box of Good Morning cereal
1 package Yogurt Craisins
1 box of chocolate teddy grahams
1 bag of cupcake flavor goldfish crackers
Half a bag of pretzels
1 bag of M&M's

Mix everything into a great big bowl.

And store it in a pretty jar or a few gallon sized bags.

Do you make a sweet treat for Fall?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 26, 2016


Good Day All!

I just wanted to pop in real quick 
and share a sweet little
recipe with you.

Recipe for Happiness

4 Cups of Love
2 Cups of Loyalty
3 Cups of Kindness
4 Cups of Understanding
5 Cups of Faith
1 Barrel of Laughter

Take Love and Loyalty and mix it
thoroughly with Faith.
Blend with Kindness and Understanding.
Sprinkle abundantly with Laughter.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Breakfast Time...

Waffles! Yummy delicious Waffles!

I make A LOT of Waffles!

Add on the butter and top with syrup

Now we all know why waffles 
have little pockets, right?

Bring on any kind of topping and yes, just dig right in.

You can make your waffles any way you want
and then top them with just about anything.

Here's some ideas that might motivate or
 spark your creativity while preparing breakfast.

I've mixed in fruit to the batter:

Chocolate Chips
Bacon Crumbles

And of course I've topped them with:
Maple Syrup
Homemade Cherry Syrup
Homemade Mulberry Syrup
Peanut or Almond Butter
Cinnamon and Sugar
Powdered Sugar
Fresh Fruit

Really the list of possibilities are endless...

What's your favorite way to eat waffles?

I've got another busy week planned here!!
I hope you all have a splendid week!

Thanks for stopping by...

Did I make you hungry??

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

We all need Laughter...


Sometimes we all need a great big belly laugh!

Don't you all agree?

Being all serious all the time is not good for us.

I have a friend that was telling me the other day
that she doesn't know how to have fun or to laugh.

I about fell out of my chair!

I can't imagine not having any fun
to have a good laugh!

Say what?!?!

We need to enjoy all the little things in life.
To stop and enjoy our kids and our husbands!

Life's too short....

We need to laugh and have fun or our lives 
would just be plain

Especially when our kids are at home 
and when they are away.
We set the example for them...

I don't want my kids to grow up and say 
mama never smiled or laughed! me a favor...Stop throughout your day
and do something fun, laugh and
enjoy your day!

I just can't even imagine a world with no laughter!

Okay...enough said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 5, 2016


God's Grace Overflows

What a lovely day to stop and smell the flowers!

With Fall quickly approaching
I thought I would share a few of my flowers with you.

God's Grace Overflows

We had an amazing crop of flowers
and then the grasshoppers came and ate them all.
It was rather a sad day!

God's Grace Overflows

Thankfully, I was able to get some pictures before 
the destruction happened.

God's Grace Overflows

These Roses mean a lot to me, for my dad gave me two 
rose bushes many years as a Mother's Day gift.
I cherish these, for my dad is now gone.

God's Grace Overflows

My mom in law gave these flowers to me 
in a pretty pot for this Mother's Day.

So far the grasshoppers have left these alone.
But we did discover they don't like Home Defense bug spray
the grasshoppers, not the flowers!

So, once we started spraying the flowers, the grasshoppers
stopped chomping on them.

God's Grace Overflows

Our flowers did come back with some new blooms
for awhile and that was a nice site to see.

So, until Fall is in full swing,
 I hope you enjoyed your visit!

Do you feel a touch of Fall in your area?

Be Blessed,

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