Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I appreciate all your comments. I've "met" some really great people...one of whom I actually got to meet in person. I've learned a lot from bunches of you. And I've had fun. :) I still casually browse other blogs but just am not spending a lot of time on the computer anymore.
I do plan to leave the blog up...just in case there's a recipe you want, or there might even be something you could use now and again. And who knows...at a different season in life, I may very well be back. :)
Thanks again to everyone who took the time to stop by. I wish you all well. :)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Much to my delight, Robert Cottrill left a comment on one such post I wrote about the hymn Close to Thee. I was thrilled to find he had a website dedicated to the hymns called Wordwise Hymns. He writes a lot of "today in history" about hymns and hymn writers. In the header of his blog you'll find these words..."Discussing the History and Biblical themes of the Hymns of the Church." That is precisely what he blogs about. You'll find topics like:
- What makes a good hymn
- Suffering hymn writers
- Historical issues
- Edification and entertainment
- and lots more!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I made this today for dinner. The recipe calls for cheddar cheese on top, but I substituted just plain ol' sliced cheese because I was out of cheddar. Here's the recipe:
- 1 lb ground beef, cooked & drained
- 1 quart tomatoes
- 3 TBSP chili powder, or to taste
- 3/4 cup rice
- diced onions
- diced green peppers (optional)
Brown ground beef and drain. Combine all ingredients together and place in a lightly greased 2 qt. baking dish. Cover and bake for 1 hour at 350. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven until cheese has melted. That's it.
You can even add a few veggies like corn and peas if you like. Just be sure to drain them first! :)
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
I started by making my regular pizza dough in my bread machine. (I'll post the recipe for that at the end.) Once it was finished, I divided my dough into pieces and rolled them out flat.
I put some pizza sauce in the center of the dough, then topped it with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. You can just add whatever pizza ingredients your family likes...
I then folded the dough over and sealed it as tightly as I could so that it wouldn't "leak" during baking. I popped it in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes or so. The result was probably not the most beautiful pizza pocket you've ever seen, but in this case, it was the taste that counted. :)
I had little bitty scraps of dough left over. While the pockets were in the oven, I squished all the dough scraps together, rolled it out into a circle and made a small pizza. :)
Here's the recipe for the pizza dough in the bread machine if you're interested.
- 1 cup plus 2 TBSP water
- 2 TBSP olive oil or vegetable oil
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 tsp yeast
Just use your dough cycle and let the bread machine do most of the work for ya! :)
Friday, October 2, 2009
Peanut Butter Brownies
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
- In medium bowl, cream together the peanut butter and butter. Gradually blend in the brown and white sugars, eggs, and vanilla; mix until fluffy. combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended.
- Bake 30-35 minutes.
**I baked mine just under 30 minutes because my kiddos like brownies ooey-gooey-chewy. :)
***EDITED: My good ol' blogging buddy Sandra made these brownies and took a picture for me! :) Don't they look ooey-gooey-chewy good?? Thanks Sandra!