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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Pecan Praline Cookie Recipe

 


September 21 is pecan cookie day and so I decided to share the recipe for these tasty pecan praline cookies. Oh so yummy !!! 


1 1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 tbsp salted butter
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

In a pot, combine the milk, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Stir, and bring to a boil( over medium high).
Let boil for 1 minutes then add in the pecans, and butter. Stir in. Let the candy reach 240 F degrees ( use a candy thermometer )
Remove the pot from the heat, and add in the vanilla.
Stir the ingredients, and let cool for 3 minutes.
Stir the mixture, until it starts to thicken.
Grease/ Butter a cookie sheet.
Spoon out the mixture onto the cookie sheet, and let the candy cool and firm.
Enjoy!


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Farm Safety Awareness

Today, September 21st is farm safety for kids' day. I grew up in a small town and my grandparents both had farms. As you can imagine there was a lot of work to be done but there was also a lot of fun. Of course, there were lots of rules to follow as well. 


The dangers on a farm are plenty ranging from livestock to tractors and other equipment. The same dangerous things were also what made a farm so fun. Kids are always or normally always to give a helping hand. I know that as kids we always had set chores on the list of things to do for the day. Our grandparents would always go thru the chores with us telling us what was important to do and what we needed to watch out for. Likewise, todays world demands the same in-depth preparation so a child can know what to do and what they cannot. 


One way to grab attention is to hang posters with pictures in places kids can see. You can find posters to order online that are perfect for kids of all ages. In addition adults need to make sure that keep tools, sharp objects, and poisons in and up out of reach.

Fencing is another great way to keep children protected. Ponds and places where equipment is located are great places to place fencing. Rules should be known by all so that the level is danger is kept at a minimum. Perhaps it is best to make it understood that adult supervision is needed to do certain activities/ 




supervision is one of the best ways to keep children safe. Keeping an eye on them at all times is nearly a must. Chores is a great way to get children involved with the work on the farm but must be age related to ensure safety. In addition, a reward for doing good on the farm, finishing chores etc would be a great idea. 

Farming is a wonderful way of life for the entire family both young and old. Keeping everyone safe is what makes it even better. 



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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Butterscotch Pudding Recipe

 

Butterscotch pudding offers our taste buds a rich , delicious, creamy taste that reminds me of childhood. Butterscotch itself is made of brown sugar and butter. From hard candies to sauces and puddings butterscotch has been long loved. A close love but definitely quite different is caramel. The main difference is that caramel will use white sugar and uses heavy cream. The source for this recipe



  • 1/2
     cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp corn starch
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp bourbon (optional)

  • Over medium/medium-low heat, melt the brown sugar with the salt and the water. The water helps the sugar to dissolve and melt evenly. Heat until bubbling, and continue to cook for 5-6 minutes more, keeping a close eye on it and making sure it doesn't burn. Don't stir it while it is cooking, but you can swirl the pan around a bit to distribute the heat if needed.
  • Allow the melted brown sugar to cool for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile, dissolve the cornstarch in a little bit of the milk, and whisk until very smooth. Add the egg yolks, and whisk until smooth.
  • Add the corn starch slurry to the rest of the milk and cream, and whisk briefly to combine everything.
  • Add the milk/cream mixture to the partially cooled brown sugar, whisking as you go. The sugar will seize up and become hard, but don't worry, everything will melt once the pan goes back on the heat.
  • Return the pan to the heat, and gently bring the whole mixture to a boil over medium-low heat, whisking constantly. Once all the brown sugar has dissolved and the mixture is beginning to thicken, switch to a silicone spatula so that you can scrape the bottom and sides of the pan as it thickens.
  • Once the pudding comes to a boil, (it should be quite thick), take it off the heat and immediately pour it through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Add the butter, vanilla extract, and whiskey (if using), and whisk vigorously to combine (I whisked mine for a good minute or so to get the butter well incorporated.)
  • Pour the pudding into serving containers, and enjoy warm, or allow it to fully set in the fridge. It will be fully set in a couple hours.


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Voter Registration Day

 Are you a registered voter??? If so then that is great but please check with the local registers office to ensure your information is correct. September 19th is Voter registration day. We each have our own way of getting others involved. George Washington, it seemed wanted to bring voters, so he used his campaign budget to buy everyone a drink. Texans do it even in a different way it seems you cannot use just any ID but if you show a gun card you are good to go. Folks of color had it even harder as they were made to pay a poll tax forcing them to stay away from voting, but these were later repelled.  So as you can see there have been many changes and many have fought for the right to vote.

National Voter Registration Day is a day that will see volunteers out at schools, in the workplace, and in neighborhoods urging others to get ready to vote. Tables will be set up with information on how to vote. Doors will be knocked on to share the news of voting with all. In addition, you may have noticed post on social media on the importance of voting. 

So the question is are you registered to vote?? 




Friday, September 15, 2023

Enjoy some Chili Cheese Toast


September 15th is National Cheese Toast Day.  We make cheese toast often at our house. I thought for a change I would switch it up and make Chili Cheese Toast. Whether it is chosen to be served as a snack or a meal chili cheese toast can be filling. In addition, it takes neither a lot of time nor ingredients to enjoy. 




You will need a few slices of your choice of bread, your choice of cheese but best to use cheddar or mozzarella, bell peppers and fresh chillis. 

Start by preheating oven to 350 degrees. Place bread slices on baking sheet and top with cheese. Add diced peppers and chilli and bake 5 to 10 minutes. Cheese should be melted and peppers golden. Enjoy

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Welcome to our Blog

 Welcome to our blog. Our home on the great www. if you would have it. Several years ago I started this blog and many things have happened since that time. My life looks a bit different. I am still married to a wonderful man and have been for the past 37 years. Our children have all grown and are living out on their own now. If this is your first visit here or if you are like me and need a memory refresher let me remind you that me and my husband have raised 6 children. In addition, we also took in my nephew and raised him from the 6th grade year of school all the way to graduation .



I have been blessed to live the life of a daughter, mother, cook, bottle washer, aunt, sister , wife and the list goes on. I was a Certified Nurses aide for nearly 30 years before my health turned and I had to give up the career I loved. Yes, I am only 53 but have had a stroke, heart attack, an insulin dependent diabetic and have had 1/2 of a foot amputated. So I plan to share with you all , my readers about such health scares and how to help yourself avoid them as well. However, I have not stropped and been still I am now helping my youngest son to raise his 2 children. 

A baby girl, now 4, and boy is she something else can carry on a conversation like someone in their teens and loves to dress up but not scared to get dirty. Her brother is 8 and in the 4th grade. He loves to be active and also loves to help me and his grandpa in our little shop. Yes, that is correct I said we have a shop a little thrift stor online and off. Perhaps, that is something I will share in blog post as well. 


Any how WELCOME to our blog I hope you take time to look around and come back again as well. 

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Peach Melba Muffin

 


Today is eat a peach day. I enjoy eating fresh peaches and also enjoy baking with them. Today I shared a delicious recipe for Peach Melba Muffins 



2 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄3 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1⁄3 cup butter, melted
1 cup milk
3⁄4 cup peach, chopped
3⁄4 cup raspberries
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄3 cup flour
1⁄4 cup butter

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and 1/3 cup sugar together. Stir in the eggs, butter, and milk just until moistened. Fill prepared muffin cups half full. Cover with fruit. Top with remaining batter.
Mix the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, and 1/4 cup batter together until crumbly. Sprinkle over the muffins. Bake at 400ยบ for 20 minute
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take your cat to vet day

 today is take your cat to the vet day. It is recommended to take a cat to the vet at least twice a year. To make it easy for both you and your cat it is recommended to use a large pet carrier.  this will help make your cat more comfortable and also help you know where your cat is. Coaxing your cat in by petting and offering a cat treat will help. 



More than likely, you have heard the term fat cat before. The truth is that cats have a tendency to become overweight. The vet can help you watch your cat's weight as well as watch for diabetes, heart disease or any arthritis problems your cat may have. A vet can help you know how and what to feed your cat as well as how much exercise they should have. However, this is not the only reason to take your cat to the vet. 

Vets can help a cat's owner by giving tips on how to help their pets behavior to making sure they are healthy. Dental care is one important way to ensure your cat is healthy. Like humans their teeth can develop plaque leading to other problems. From home dental care to professional cleaning an examination from the vet can help the owner know how to care for their cat. In addition, parasites and vaccinations will be discussion topics at the vet. 







Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Celebrate Bagel Day with Cinnamon Toast Bagels

 

As grandmas should all ready know then we are always ready to find out about all those little things. So when I found out that my 3 year old little lady recently fell in love with bagels and has long (if a three year old can do anything for a long time) loved french toast I had to introduce the two. This recipe at inquiring chef completes a perfect new dish to the taster in subject. 



For the French Toast:

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Bagels, halved (just about any flavor will work, but plain or slightly sweet flavors are my preference)
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter

For the Whipped Cream Cheese:

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • In a square baking dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, and salt. Add the bagel halves and flip to coat both sides. Soak the bagels cut side down in the egg mixture in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight.
  • Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Use a fork to transfer the bagels to the pan (discard egg mixture), and cook on both sides until golden brown and crisp.
  • While bagels are cooking, beat cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy. (If too thick, add a bit of milk.)
  • Serve bagels topped with whipped cream cheese.

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Planning Tomorow nights Supper

 I am looking forward to tomorrow. First of all, it is Friday, but it is also the night I get all the grands under one roof again. The grands if you are wondering are my grandkids who range in age from 14 to 3. There are 4 of them 2 girls and 2 boys. Much enjoyable as I love times like this. I love to make a large supper and breakfast the next morning. So I thought I would share the recipe to what we will be having tomorrow night for supper. Not only is it filling but it will help me use up peppers I got on sale at the store. Enjoy:




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  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup chopped celery

  • 2 large bell peppers, cut in 1-inch squares

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon celery flakes, optional

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce, divided

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice

  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese, or Cheddar Jack blend, divided. (I prefer the cheddar jack or cojak as my daddy would call it)

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

I am Here

I've been gone for a bit but now I am back ready to share with you life little lessons. To remind you I am a mother of 6 grown children and 4 grandchildren. grandkids are between the ages of 3 and 14. In addition I am the aunt of one special young man who will graduate in May. Thus as you can see life is busy and I can not wait to hear all about you as well.