Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy National Pie Day 2010!!!

Happy National Pie Day!!!!!

We celebrated with a Chocolate Chess Pie. YUM!!!

What kind of pie did you and your family celebrate with?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Peanut Butter Granola...

Elizabeth LOVES Peanut Butter Granola for breakfast! And I love that I know every single ingredient that is in it.

Peanut Butter Granola
(adapted from
Hillbilly Housewife)

2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats

Begin by melting the butter and peanut butter together in a 3-quart saucepan. Add the honey, vanilla and salt. Stir the mixture until it is smooth and hot throughout. It doesn’t need to boil. Add the oats. Stir until the oats are completely coated with the sticky gooey peanut butter mixture. It will be chunky. Turn the mixture into an ungreased cookie sheet, or a large 9 by 13-inch pan. Spread the granola out evenly and bake it at 375° for 10 to 15 minutes. It should be brown and crispy. Now remove it from the oven and allow it to cool right there in the pan. Break it up into pieces after it is cooled. Transfer the granola to a sealed canister to store.

I'm not sure how long this would actually last before spoiling. Elizabeth eats it too quickly!! :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

TONIGHT!!! Return to Cranford...

I am positive I am not the only one who fell in love with the dear townspeople of Cranford. And tonight Masterpiece Theatre is airing part one of Return to Cranford!! Be sure and check your local TV listings so you can watch it!!!

Friday, January 08, 2010

New dish towels...

I just LOVE starting off the new year with a drawer full of fresh new dish towels!!! I buy new sets every two years and get so excited when it's time to purchase them!

We don't have a lot of storage space in our small home, so after I wash and dry the dish towels, I fold them and roll them up so that they fit neatly into a kitchen drawer.

Is there something that you do every year or every other year in your kitchen to make your house a home?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Coming soon!! National Pie Day!!!!

Once again, I'm going to be celebrating National Pie Day!! Anyone else wanna join in?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, will be the date to serve and eat some delicious pie!!!

Hmmmm... now to narrow down which pie I want to make to celebrate that day...

(Photo found here.)

Monday, January 04, 2010

3 years ago today....

Three years ago today we got to see our first glimpse of our dearest, loveliest Elizabeth when our agency emailed her photo to us. I had NO CLUE that I could ever possibly love one human being so very much!!!!

How did we ever live without her? We are SO blessed!! Thank you, Lord!!!!!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls...

UPDATE: Okay, so we put the extra cinnamon rolls in the freezer for later. We couldn't stand knowing they were in there, so the next day we took them out of the freezer, let them stand maybe 5 minutes and then popped them into a 250 degree oven for 18 minutes (we put them in a cold oven) and they were even BETTER than they were the day I first made them!!! Seriously!!!

Yep, these are THOSE cinnamon rolls. YUM!!!

Anyone that loves to cook and is online has surely heard of the Pioneer Woman by now!! These are her famous cinnamon rolls! Oh my are these GOOD!!! I halved the recipe and they still came out PERFECTLY!! 24 yummy cinnamon rolls!! One pan we gobbled up immediately and the other is in the freezer (fully cooked and iced!!) for another not-too-distant day.

Friday, January 01, 2010

A homekeeper....

The job of keeping a home is an honorable one. There is a difference between a housekeeper and a homekeeper. A hired housekeeper will keep the home clean and do the duties as expected of her employer, but a homekeeper does the duties in her home from her heart. She does it out of love for her family. She looks upon her duties as the most important job in all the world. It takes a lot of patience, skill, commitment and love to be a keeper of your home. Be faithful; in due time, your familoy will rise up and call you blessed. I am honored to be the keeper of my home.

Mrs. Martha Greene, from Treasury of Vintage Homekeeping Skills


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