Sunday, May 29, 2011

Peach Raspberry Berry Good Cobbler

This is by far the easiest dessert ever! But I'm also thinking it just may be one of the best as well. Is all you need is 4 ingredients and a dish to bake it in... yummm!

1 quart peaches, undrained
1 quart rasperries, drained. Fresh berries should work too
1 white or yellow cake mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter cut into tablespoons

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Mix peaches and raspberries into a deep baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the fruit. Do NOT mix! Now place butter pats on top of the mix and bake for about 20 minutes but be sure to watch it. You just want it golden.

This would be great with ice cream!

Now I know this picture is not pretty or nice looking but I didn't take a picture until after everyone dug into it. I really hate posting recipes without a picture so here you have it. A very unpretty unprofessional photo I took with my camera phone. I hope is isn't unappetizing!

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

CELEBRATE...130 Facebook Followers

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To be honest with you, at some times I thought I would never make it to 100 followers. So to thank all of you amazing chefs out there...
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Raspberry Fizz Punch

I made this drink for my Bunko night last week and it is seriously so dang delicious.  Everyone wanted the recipe.  It is very cold and refreshing for those warm summer days.  Just trust me on this one and try it!

You will need:

•2 liters Sprite, Sierra Mist, Or 7-up

•2 liters Pink Lemonade

•1 1/2 Quarts Raspberry Sorbet

•6 ounces, weight Fresh Raspberries

•1 whole Lime, Sliced, Optional
Mix the soda and the pink lemonade in a large punch bowl. Drop tablespoonfuls of the raspberry sorbet right on top of the punch. The carbonation will make the sorbet fizz as it melts. Sprinkle the fresh raspberries across the top. You can garnish with  lime wedges on the rim of your glass.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Laundry Detergent

You may think this is a little over the top... BUT keep reading and let me tell you about my first experience making my very own laundry soap.  I am going to keep this post simple.

  • Ingredients are very easy to find.
  • There are only 3 ingredients.
  • It cost less than $5 to buy everything to make a batch of soap.
  • It is okay to use in high efficiency machines.
  • Takes about five minutes to make.
  • Washes strong odors like 2 days worth of campfire smoke completely away in the first wash.
  • There is not really a smell to your clothes once dried.
  • IF you want your clothes to have a nice fragrance you can add some essential oils to your soap.
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  • I really can't think of any... If I ever do I will be sure to let you know.
I have to tell you, I am not a person that can use just any detergent for my laundry.  I have two man cubs that know how to soil their clothes pretty thoroughly and one man that is an expert at dirt, grease, blood... you name it he's had it on his jeans.
This stuff works!!!  It really does get our clothes clean.

While searching for a recipe I read hundreds of recipes that were pretty much the same but with slight variations.  This is the one I decided would be best for me.

It is a powder.

  • 2 cups (1 bar) Fels Naptha Soap, finely grated
  • 1 cup Washing Soda
  • 1 cup Borax
■Mix well and store in an airtight plastic container.

■Use 2-3 tablespoons per full load.
Look at Tipnut for very helpful sight if you would rather try liquid soap.  The only reason I did powder is for storage reasons.
Please leave me your input or questions....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shepherd's Pie

This Shepherd's Pie is very normal... I just searched through other recipes for Shepherd's Pie and all of them that I saw was... I'm not gonna lie... a bit weird.  This is a recipe my mother in law has made for years and years and I have never heard anyone complain about anything she has ever made.

  • 4-5 cups mashed potatoes (about 10-12 medium sized potatoes) skinned or not its up to you
  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • onion (optional)
  • about 3 cups frozen green beans
  • about 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cans tomato sauce or soup (I like the sauce)
  • 2 cups grated cheese (I always keep Colby Jack cheese in my house so that's what I use)

Here are my mashed potatoes...  kinda a wierd picture, sorry, but that is my masher if you were wondering.

Now brown the ground beef in a medium sized skillet over medium heat.  If you are choosing to use onions, chop them and put them in with the hamburger to cook while browning.  At this point I also like to season the burger with salt, pepper, & garlic powder.

In a medium sized pot fill it with hot water about 1/2 full. Bring to boil.  Once boiling add beans & corn, cover, and bring to boil again stirring a few times.  Once the water begins to boil let cook for about 1 minute and remove from heat. Drain. And cover again to keep warm.

In a dutch oven or a 9x13 baking dish you will add all the ingredients in layers in this order...
First the ground beef then the green beans and corn.  Now you will pour the tomato over the mixture.

 Now spoon the mashed taters on top of that.  The first time I made this I spread them over the top but quickly learned that you DO NOT SPREAD the taters... the correct way would be to spoon globs of taters over the top of the beans and corn.  There is no scientific 'nor logical reason to spoon globs instead spread.  But if you ask my husband life would never be the same, it would knock the earth off it's axis.

Now just sprinkle the cheese over the potatoes and bake for about 15 (if all the ingredients were still good and hot) and until the cheese is ooy gooy and looks delicious...

Serve and be very cautious this stuff is HOT!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This is what I have been doing lately... Yep I've been sewing.
And, I've really been enjoying it.  These back packs are so mch fun to make but even funner to see the kids wearing.  I customize each of them and they are all diferent.
I'm enjoying it so much I have decided to create my own Etsy Shop

Please check it out and let me know what you think and if you have a birthday, special event, or just want to give someone you love a sturdy, flashy, unique gift that they will l-o-v-e let me know and we can create one heck of an amazing looking back pack for a special person.

***Free shipping for one week only... you must LIKE my Facebook page.  The coupon code will be posted on my wall.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


I hope all of you moms out there have amazing days filled with love and appreciation for all that you do. For always putting your family first and for all the never ending work you do daily.
I am so blessed with my family! They couldn't be any more fun! I love my husband and three kids, what a blessing they are.

Monday, May 2, 2011

It's May!

It's May and it even feels like spring!!!  Yeah!!! Shout Horray, HIP HIP HORRAY... okay I'm just a little excited.
Today is a good day :-)  Why, you ask?

  1. My little man is freakin' cute with his chaps on!
  2. We had a very good weekend!  Despite a late night (okay early morning) trip to the ER to get Jed's forehead stitched up after he walked into a flying beer bottle being thrown across the room by a very angry person in the middle of a bar fight. (We had just walked into the room and bam!)
  3. I'm looking at a beautiful blue sky!
  4. I caught my 4 year old niece peeing in my front flower bed.  When I asked her what the heck she was doin' she said, "Steele pee's outside".  And yes he deffinetly does... all of the time!  He has his own little pee spots. And no, I do not care one bit.  But I told her that maybe she should come inside to pee since she is a girl.
  5. While Steele was a preschool we went to Walmart for some ingridients to make my own laundry detergent.  I've done some research on recipes and I finally just decided on one and we will see how it goes (I've been super excited to try it)... If I like it, it will only cost ONE PENNY per load!  Amazing!  It was way fast to make too.  I'll let you know what I think.
  6. While in the laundry isle I saw startch.  Jed has been throwing out some pretty obvious hints like, "I wish my Wranglers looked crisp like that with the lines going up the legs" and "I would love it if you startched my jeans"  so I bought some and am in the process right this second of startching his sexy Wranglers ;-)
  7. I am going to make this for dinner.  It should be great!
  8. I get to go get Kylie from school in one hour!
  9. Jed started his new job today!  Due to his outstanding work ethic and brilliant mind he is now the Infrastructure Superintendent for Hunt Electric.  Just gotta tell ya'll he is SO good at what he does!  He's been very excited since he was offered this job and gave his two week notice.
  10. May means that this is the last month of school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love when the kids are out of school!
Here is a few pics of the Chicken Tacos I am making tonight... I am borrowing this recipe and picture from The Pioneer Woman 

Hope you liked my list...
And I hope you all have an amazing Monday too!