Thursday, June 27, 2019

Easy Apple Dumplings

One 8 count tube of large biscuits (I like Pillsbury Grands Biscuits)
8 small apples peeled & cored .
8 teaspoons brown sugar (one per apple)
8 teaspoons of butter
sprinkle of cinnamon
Sprinkle of nutmeg

1/2 cup of melted butter
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
1/8 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla

Combine, stir until mixed well.....set asude

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease baking pan, set aside
Using your hand, roll out one biscuit until it is large enough to cover the apple
Put one teaspoon of brown sugar in the apple core
Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg
Top with butter
Wrap in biscuit, seam side down.
Place in a baking pan.
Repeat with remaining ingredients
Pour topping over apple dumplings
Bake 35-40 minutes

* Tips

 I sometimes find it easier to peel and then quarter the apples to remove core.

We have an apple peeler & core machine that can do the peeling and coring for you. We use it mostly when canning.

Peanut Butter Fudge | 2 Ingredients | Easy & Fast!

You will love this recipe it is super easy, fast and taste great!

One tub of Cream Cheese Frosting
One 18 jar of peanut butter

  • Place the two ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave for one minute.
  • Remove and stir.
  • Pour into a buttered 8x8 square pan.
  • Refrigerate until set.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hugelkultur | A Variety of Methods | Straw, Wood, Cardboard, Mounds, Leaves

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Home-made Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

One 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg white, beatened to the consistancy of whipped cream.
14 oz (5-1/3 cups) flaked cocanut
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Line a pan with parchment paper (or line with foil and grease)
Combine all the above ingredients
Bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Portable Handheld Shower | Uses: Bathe Pets, Wash Vehicles, Pools, Camping

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Wonderwash Non-electric Portable Compact Mini Washing Machine

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Homemade Soft-Scrub Recipe | How To Make Homemade Soft-Scrub

To make this you will need two items:

Baking soda
Dishsoap (any brand you have on hand)

Mix until the consisitancy of cakebatter or frosting.

Dizzle a bit on the surface you need to clean, grab a rag and scrub away!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Waffle Corn Dogs

4 hot dogs
1 box vegetarian Jiffy corn muffin mix (Walmart  sells it)
1 large egg
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbsp. melted butter
1/2 c. shredded Cheddar
2 tbsp. chives
Ketchup and mustard, for dipping


  1. Preheat a waffle iron. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine corn muffin mix, egg, and sour cream. Stir until evenly combined then fold in cheddar and chives.
  2. Cut each hot dog in half lengthwise and then in half crosswise; stick a skewer into each piece.
  3. Spread about half of the batter onto waffle iron. Place hot dogs on top, then spread the remaining batter over hot dogs.
  4. Close the waffle iron and cook until the waffle is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  5. Carefully remove waffle and slice into eighths.
  6. Serve with ketchup and mustard for dipping

Friday, March 29, 2019

Farmers Make-Ahead Breakfast Burrito

2 tbsp olive oil, divided (1 tbsp + 1 tbsp)
1 cup of finely chopped red onion
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 cup baby spinach
10 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 8-ounce package of fully cooked chicken or turkey breakfast sausage
1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 whole wheat tortillas

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  2. Add red onion & bell peppers Sauté for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add 1 cup of baby spinach to the pan and cook for a minute, until it is lightly wilted. 
  4. Remove vegetables from heat and set aside into a large bowl.
  5. In a separate large bowl, add 10 large eggs and 1/3 cup milk. Whisk until well combined.
  6. Heat remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in the same skillet you used for the veggies. 
  7. Add the eggs and cook over medium heat, periodically stirring to make scrambled eggs.
  8. When eggs are done, remove from heat and add them to the bowl with the veggies.
  9. Slice the breakfast sausage into bite size pieces and put into a bowl (note – since this one used fully cooked sausage and you’ll be heating it up later, you don’t have to pre-cook it. But you certainly can toss it in the microwave now for a minute if you’d like. If you bought uncooked sausage, please cook it first according to package directions in the skillet!).
  10. Set up your burrito building station – set out the egg/veggie mixture bowl, the bowl of breakfast sausage, the cheese, and your tortillas.
  11. To each tortilla, add a scoop of egg/veggie mixture, a few bite size pieces of sausage, and sprinkle some cheese on top.
  12. Roll the tortillas up and wrap each individually in plastic wrap. Then place them all in one freezer bag.

To reheat, place a tortilla on a plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Cook in the microwave for about 1:30 to 2 minutes, or until heated through.