Buttermilk Syrup

Recipe from Denise Taylor

Makes 1 pint


Ingredients:

1 1/2 c sugar

3/4 c buttermilk

1/2 c butter

2 Tbsp corn syrup

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp vanilla


Directions:

  1. Bring all ingredients, except vanilla, to a boil in a LARGE pan (mixt will bubble up).
  2. Boil for 4 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
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Buttermilk Pancakes

Ingredients:
– 1 cup flour
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 tsp baking soda
– 1 egg
– 1 1/8 cups buttermilk
– 2 Tbsp melted butter

Directions:
– mix the dry ingredients together
– add the wet ingredients (don’t worry, the batter will be lumpy, it’s normal)
– cook until golden brown on each side

Recipe from http://www.allrecipes.com

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

So, earlier this week while Sara was making some delicious cinnamon rolls, I was making some bread to go with our cheesy broccoli soup for dinner. I got the recipe from my wonderful mother.


1 Tbsp yeastIMG_3262

1 Tbsp sugar

1 cup warm water

Stir together to activate the yeast (it gets bubbly).


Then add:

2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

2 Tbsp rosemary

1 Tbsp butter

Mix and knead for five minutes and let rest in an oiled bowl until the size is approximately doubled (about 1 hour).


Punch down the dough, divide into two and shape into round loaves. Brush with 1/2 Tbsp butter for each loaf. Sprinkle with rosemary and sea salt. Let raise for another 45 minutes or so.

Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes.


Thanks Mom!

everyday cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon Roll Dough
This is a cinnamon roll. . . before it’s stuffed in the oven.

this recipe is from the Our Best Bites cookbook. I was introduced to it by my sister in law, Courtney. (:

-Dough-

1 cup milk

4 Tbs butter

3 1/4- 3 1/2 cups flour

1 (.25oz) package rapid rise yeast/ ~2 1/4 tsp

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg
-Filling-

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 1/2 Tbs ground cinnamon

1/2 cup butter, softened

-Icing-

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 Tbs melted butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1-2 Tbs milk


-Dough-   Place milk and 4 Tbs butter in a microwave safe bowl, heat on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Butter should be at least partially melted. Stir and set aside. In a large mixing bowl whisk together 2 cups of flour, yeast, white sugar, and salt. When milk mixture has cooled to warm add it to flour mixture along with egg while the beater is is running. Beat until well combined, about 1 min. Add remaining flour only until dough is barely leaving the sides of the bowl. It should be very soft and slightly sticky. Continue knead the dough for 5 mins. Turn dough out on a floured surface and let rest for 10 mins while you prepare the filling.

-Filling-    Make sure butter is softened well. Mix with both brown sugar and cinnamon.

-Assembly-    Roll dough into a rectangle about 12×14 inches. Spread brown sugar mixture over the surface (you may have to crumble it over the surface). Roll up from the longer side of the rectangle and pinch edges closed. Score the roll into 12 equal pieces and the cut into rolls. Place in sprayed 9×13 pan. Coverpan with a clean towel and letraise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. Preheat oven for 350. When rolls have finished rising bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. If desired spread with icing while still warm.


-notes-

You can also use a cream cheese frosting: 1 (8oz.) pkg cream cheese that has been softened,1/4 cup of softened butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 tsp milk.

You can use floss to cut the dough

DONT ADD TOO MUCH FLOUR!!! As my SIL says softer cinnamon rolls = the perfect amount of flour.

Arts and Crafts Day

Today, we put on our creative caps and decided to make some homemade graphic t-shirts. We bought some cheap t-shirts from Target and Wal-Mart and got the fabric paint at Jo-Ann’s.


First, you design something, and then you trace that design onto freezer paper. (Sara kept calling it wax paper, but it is different. One side is paper which makes it easy to draw on, and the other is a plastic which allows you to iron it onto fabric).

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Then, you use an exacto/utility knife to cut out anything that you want printed and leave the things you don’t want printed, essentially making a negative of your design.

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After it is all cut out, you center it onto the shirt and iron it on, we used a medium heat and no steam. In Sara’s words, “Just do it until it sticks.”

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Now, you are ready to print! We used those cheap foamy/spongy brushes and some Tulip brand Glacier White fabric paint. I applied two coats 10 minutes apart, Sara did one coat on some and two coats on other parts of her pattern for a more rustic feel.IMG_0006


We let that dry for 15 minutes and then peeled the freezer paper stencil off of the shirts. We let the shirts dry flat for another 3.75 hours before putting them on and taking a picture.

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Sara is sporting her own DIY t-shirt with a DIY headwrap she made the day before, I’m just wearing the shirt that I made. . . okay, not JUST the shirt that I made, otherwise this site wouldn’t be suitable for general viewing, or really anyone’s viewing.


pudding pops

1 large pudding mix (your choice of flavor, we chose chocolate)

3 cups of cold milk

2 cups of cool whip
Combine all ingredients in a medium/large mixing bowl.

Pour mixture into popsicle molds.

Freeze your Popsicles (we froze overnight).

You may need to run the pop under warm water to remove.


Pudding Pops


Notes:

If you feel as though the mixture isn’t sweet enough you can add powdered sugar until you are content with the sweetness.

If you don’t have Popsicle molds you can use plastic cups and plastic spoons as the stick.

If you are looking for “healthier” you can go with a light or low cal or sugar-free cool whip/pudding mixes/milk.