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Friday, August 3, 2012

Savory Corn Cobbler

12 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the dish
1 jalapeno, minced
4 scallions, sliced
4 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
1 cup whole milk
  1. Heat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a skillet, over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the jalapeƱo and scallions. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the corn and broth. Increase heat to medium-high and cook for 4 minutes. Turn off heat. Stir in the cream, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper. Pour into a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and the remaining salt. Using 2 knives or your fingertips, add the remaining butter, cut into small pieces. Mix until it resembles crumbs. Stir in the thyme and milk. Drop heaping spoonfuls of the batter on top of the corn mixture. Bake for about 50 minutes. Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer TIme Soup

Served as a light supper or lunch or the start of a delicious barbq this recipe I found at grandparents is a wonderful recipe I just had to share

3 large ripe tomatoes blanched, cored and seeded
1 small onion, quartered
1 large cucumber, peeled and seeded
1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 cups tomato juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Crusty bread for dipping
1. To blanche the tomatoes, fill a 6-quart pot with water. Bring to a boil. Using a slotted spoon, gently drop tomatoes into pot for 2 minutes. Using the slotted spoon, take tomatoes out of pot and soak in a bowl of ice-cold water for 1 minute. Let cool. Core tomatoes and remove seeds.
2. In a bowl, mix tomatoes, onion, cucumber, garlic, red wine vinegar, tomato juice and olive oil. In batches, put in blender and blend until pureed. Chil in refrigerator for 2 hours and up to overnight in an airtight container. Add a slice of cucumber to garnish. Serve with crusty bread
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Happy Green Bee Review

Happy Green Bee is an organic kid's clothing shop with a great philosophy: "Clothing that is comfortable, colorful, playful, and ecologically responsible." Roxanne Quimby is the owner of Happy Green Bee a line that she created so that children can be children. Using organic cotton in comfortable and practicle fabric.

We all know how the feel of soft cotton is flattering and can easily place a smile on our face. Being comfortable whether an adult or child is very important and Happy Green Bee strives to deliver this feel easily. They also strive to make a difference in the environment of families as well.

Happy Green Bee offers our little ones incredibly soft stretchy clothing that is flexible enough even for our little ones full of energy. Let me tell you what my Princess I thought was always on the go til her brother came along and then I knew that he was full of energy as he struggles to sit still. Happy Green Bee offered the ability to move easily and let our little ones be who they are.

One amazing thing is that the clothes from Happy Green Bee are organic and do not retain any toxic residues. They are pure, natural and breathable fibers that we can trust. Our little prince suffers from eczema and we love how he can wear his clothes and not worry about breaking out easily.

Looking for great back to school deal? Well check out the  clearance section where you will find some awesome buys.

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Walmart GC Giveaway and a great recipe

Come check out a recipe for one of the best flank steak. You can find this recipe on the blog Go Graham Go. While there enter the giveaway for the walmart gift card. Giveaway ends 8/13/12

PBJ Sushi

2 tablespoons Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
2 tablespoons Smucker's® Strawberry Jelly, or any Smucker's® Jam, Jelly or Preserves of your choice
2 slices bread 

  1. REMOVE crusts from bread. With a rolling pin or large soup can, completely flatten bread.
  2. SPREAD 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 tablespoon fruit spread on each slice of bread
  3. ROLL each slice into a tight spiral. Cut each spiral into 4 pieces.
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Sausage and Cheese Balls

I love this type of recipe all year long. Great to take to holiday parties but also a light summer meal or snack as you enjoy the pool or other way of relaxing

Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

1 lb hot sausage, uncooked
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups Bisquick
4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 400F.

Mix all ingredients until well combined. (I use my KitchenAid mixer with the dough hook attachment) Roll into 1-inch balls. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until brown.

Sausage balls may be frozen uncooked. If baking frozen, add a few minutes to the baking time.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

State Fair Subs

Last week the county fair was in town and now we look forward to the state fair. This Taste of Home recipe should get us all in the mood to get out there and try some delicious new food.

1 loaf (1 pound unsliced) French bread
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound Johnsonville® Ground Sausage
1-1/2 cups chopped onion
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Cut bread in half lengthwise; carefully hollow out top and bottom of loaf, leaving a 1-in. shell. Cube removed bread. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk, pepper and salt. Add bread cubes and toss to coat; set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook sausage and onion until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Add to the bread mixture. Spoon filling into bread shells; sprinkle with cheese. wrap each in foil. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into serving-size slices. Yield: 6 servings.
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Lucky Puppy Review

The title says it all "Nothing But Cute" how can you help to be? The fashions available for baby, toddler, children, men and women are all looking great and very cute. The creators of Lucky Puppy were friends for life who also loved their dogs. As dog lovers they decided that there may be other dog lovers who would be interested in showing off their love for their four legged friend. So the thought was to create products that would cater to fellow dog lovers. Lucky Puppy was born out of the love and creativity of two great friends. The fact that dog lovers everywhere can find products to show off their affection for the four legged friend that has become family members while helping Lucky Puppy to give back to homeless dogs with every purchase. Lucky Puppy has worked to match stray dogs with loving families who will care for them. Lucky Puppy also helps animal foundations and charities that are both local and national.

 Lucky Puppy has been working with The Grey Muzzle Organization which helps older dogs who find their selves homeless. Helping those family members who struggle to care for themselves. Sad that some of these dogs who were so good to their owner will be homeless because the owner no longer thinks they can or want to care for their aging pet.

Clothing items from tees to dresses for every member of the family are available at Lucky Puppy. You can puchase a great item for yourself or someone else and also carry a good feeling that you are helping some lucky puppy some where.

we were sent a super cute paws dress for Princess. She will love it as at her young age she is all ready a dog lover and has been since old enough to talk. Our thoughts are that the dress was super cute and we are lucky enough to share the story of lucky puppy with everyone that may ask or comment on the dress.

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