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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 39 1/2 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I write online articles for Bubblews. I have articles on Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio. You can also find my work on Bukisa as they have stolen our content and stopped paying us.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

 I have been baking for Christmas and wanted bread or something easy to grab for breakfast. I had originally thought I would make Challah bread either in a round pan or the braided version.

 As I was searching for that recipe I found the recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Bread. It smelled so good and I wanted to cut into it but I haven't. Instead I froze it so break out next week. My husband mentioned icing for the bread so I may do that too.  Either way this bread will definitely be good with apple or peach honey.

If you are still searching for good recipes for Christmas you can find this recipe on Bubblews.

 Cinnamon Raisin Bread on Bubblews

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Plastic Jug Snowman Craft

She is concentrating on that glue
I do not know where this craft originated, however; I saw it on Facebook. The snowmen they featured were made with a plastic gallon milk jug. The first effort making the snowman was with my granddaughter at our daughter’s home in Kentucky while mom and dad had a date night.

My granddaughter was tired and not in a really crafty state of mind so hers was fairly plain. I made a few suggestions, however, it was plain to see she was not in the mood to craft.

Snowman and granddaughter smiles.
After I returned home, I decided to make my own snowman using a plastic milk jug, then I noticed in the recycle bag I had 2 other plastic containers so decided to make a snowman family.

Our Granddaughter's snowman
After assembling my snowmen, I then thought they would make great porch lights. Since I was decorating for Christmas using Christmas tree lights only seemed natural. 

They really do make a nice light on my porch. Try making your own plastic jug snowman, it's a craft anyone can do.
My lighted snowmen

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Peach Honey

I love honey and when my daughter said with her excess pears she researched and made pear honey. I had that ah hah moment and used the apples to make apple honey.
When the neighbor had peach trees I made an abundance of peach juice, which goes well with orange juice, however, I had a gallon jug that I could not possibly drink by myself and no one else really liked it. Well today, I decided to make peach honey to see if the family likes it for Christmas lunch.

Read the Peacy Goodness Recipe on Bubblews

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Merry Christmas

As I was growing up, everyone wished everyone Merry Christmas, now days it is rare to hear anyone wish you a Merry Christmas, unless it is someone you personally know.

While shopping in stores, even on Black Friday, you may be greeted with Happy Holiday. On television, you will hear about Holiday Trees and cards. These so-called trees are evergreen trees that are decorated with glass bulbs, lights, angels, card and tinsel.

Cards made for this very specific holiday aka Jesus’ Birthday or Christmas, is often referred to as a holiday card. Oh my goodness, if you are making, buying and sending a card on Christmas, what is wrong in calling it a Christmas card?

It is explained away as they do not want to offend non-Christians, however, how many Christians are being offended with a Happy Holiday or a Season’s Greeting? We are celebrating the birth of Christ on December 25th, what are they celebrating?

Matthew 1:18-21 Now this is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit.
19 Joseph, her fiancee, being a just man, decided to break the engagement quietly, so as not to disgrace her publicly.
20 As he considered this, he fell asleep, and an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. "Joseph, son of David," the angel said, "do not be afraid to go ahead with your marriage to Mary. For the child within her has been conceived by the Holy Spirit.
21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."

Read more on Bubblews:
It's About the Cross

Therefore, I am wishing you all an early Merry Christmas.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Homemade Made from Scratch Pumpkin Pie

The homemade pie from 2009
Many people have never made a pumpkin pie from scratch as buying them is so much easier. I myself have made pumpkin pies and started with canned pumpkin however, after growing my own, which are near organic, I love the test the pumpkin gives your pumpkin breads and pies. Therefore, this year, if you need to start making one with canned pumpkin it is just fine, however, you may want to consider cooking down a fresh pumpkin soon.
In 2009, my daughter learned to make a pumpkin pie from scratch and by doing this; we kept a family learning tradition and experience alive. 

Ingredients needed to make a Pumpkin Pie:

  • 2 Cups Homegrown Pumpkin
  • 3 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3   Cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 ½  Vitamin D Milk
  • 1 pre-made crust or better yet make that too

Instructions to make a Pumpkin Pie:

  1. First thing to do is pick your organic pumpkin and wash it.
  2.  Cut your pumpkin in half and remove the seeds. Save them to roast. 
  3. Get a large stockpot and put enough water in it to cover the pumpkin. Quarter each half and put them in the water. Put the pot on the stove and heat it to boiling. Let your pumpkin cook until soft.
  4. Remove the cooked pumpkin from the water. Let it drain pumpkin to keep it from being too watery. Scoop the pumpkin meat out and put in a big mixing bowl or blender.
  5. Using the hand mixer or blender; blend until you have smooth pumpkin puree`. 
  6. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Now you are ready to make your pie just as you would if you would have opened a can, thus allowing the experience of making a homemade pumpkin pie from scratch a reality. 
  7. Using a large mixing bowl beat the eggs using a little to brush the rim of your crust. 
  8. Put brown sugar, spices and pumpkin in with the eggs and mix well on medium speed. Gradually add in your milk. 
  9. Pour your pumpkin mixture into the crust.  Place in your heated oven and bake for 45-60 minutes or until the middle of pumpkin pie looks set up.  If your pumpkin is watery, it will alter the baking time.
  10. Let the pumpkin pie cool and serve. If you choose, you can add whipped topping made from scratch pumpkin pie.