Friday, November 6, 2015

Beach 2015

I just got back from a long weekend at the Outer Banks with my sisters and parents. My sister, Charity, came in from IN on the train and we surprised mom and dad by bringing her to the ocean with us.

It was a grand time. I loved watching our children interact and play together.

Here are a few of the many photos I took to document the trip.

And to think I could have posted more:)


Saturday, October 3, 2015


Cold weather calls for soup and biscuits. I found this recipe via. google a year ago and love it. King Aurthur flour has some amazing recipes on their site. Every recipe I have tried has been excellent.

This is how a biscuit should be. Look at those layers. When you roll them out, roll the dough to a half inch thickness and then fold in half, and half again. Then roll down to about and 1 inch thick.

For recipe go here!

  Cold weather also calls for fires and long coats. 
This coat was my mom's as a child. 

Stay warm,

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Barn Sale 2015

Another wonderful barn sale has came and passed. It keeps getting better each year. I loved watching the community folks enjoying themselves; chatting with old friends and making new. The rain didn't seem to dampen spirits or the crowd. Thank you to all who came out.

I was able to snap a few photos of the event until I was hurried back to kitchen to make more pretzel buns. I intended to take a photo of each booth- but only made it to a few. There many details I missed but I'm hoping Amy, Amelia or Katie captured them.

 Until next year!

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Barn Sale 2015

If you've been here awhile I'm sure you have heard me mention the Barn Sale at Spring Creek Roller Mills. Well, it's happening again this weekend!

Previous posts can be found here 2012, 2013 and 2014.

I decided to craft something a bit diffrent this year and make 'real' food with my husband and a good friend, Wes. We are doing gourmet burgers & fries. Oh, and caramel apples, because you have to have those with fall weather. 

So if you are local come on out to this great community event!

 For more details visit the Barn Sale FB page!

See you soon,

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Grape Juice

Today I canned grape juice with my mom. It was easy as pie. Wait!? Pies are hard to make... where in the world did that saying come from? ha.

We canned 56 quarts from the little vineyard in our front yard. It was the first year they really produced well. Josh trimmed them two years ago and that must have been just what they needed. Thanks honey.

We just used stevia to sweeten the juice. It makes you feel so much better than dumping in all that sugar.

Here are some photos to document the process.

Grape Juice


Pick grapes from stems. If they are in nice bunches you can place the 
whole bunch in the jar. Mine were organic so they weren't perfect. 
Wash only if needed.
Place 2 cups of grapes in a quart jar along with a scant 1/4 tsp. stevia.
Fill jar with water up to 1/2 inch below first rim, 
this is so they wont run over after they are processed.
Place on lids and rings. Hot water bath for 15 minutes.

Strain grapes out before serving. Add enough water for your taste.
We usually just add ice. 
Gingerale or club soda added makes a nice party drink.