3 girls, me, and a recipe

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Please go take a look...its so worth it!

I am talking about the three blogs that have been my own inspiration for my blog.
With these ladies I have alot to try and keep up with, but boy am I learning!
The first is http://www.southernplate.blogspot.com/.
This girls is so awesome. Her blog makes you fee like she is right there over your
should helping you out.
The second is. http://www.tinamommyx3.blogspot.com/. The name of her page is Mommys
Kitchen. Her blog is precious and comfortable I just want to go live in it and watch
her and learn to cook.
The third one is http://www.sitsgirlsrecipes.blogspot.com/. This blog is amazingly gorgeous.
The pictures on this think are unbelievable and she has the greatest recipes and
apparently a heck of a camera!

Please go visit these places. I hope that you are as taken by them as I have been.
Thank you,
Have a wonderful evening!

Welcome Everybody!

I just wanted to share with everybody what my daughter and I did this weekend.
I absolutely love mums! This time of year I am usually waiting for the fall mums
to hit Lowes. Well, they were there this weekend so I drug a bunch home, and
then I unloaded them all. My middle child Sara and I decorated the entry walk
up to the front door. You can tell shes an art major (I'm a little proud, lol).
I hope this screams to everyone "Please come in, prop up your feet and lets have coffee!"
Happy Fall, ya'll!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Gettin' ready for Thanksgiving!

I have something special to post today. I wanted to share with you part of our Thanksgiving meal. This really is a small part but its so important. My husband and girls and I really plan this meal out. And I mean for days. We always have the traditional dishes that most people in the South have. But the best part for mopping up the gravy is the rolls. These rolls are absolutely the best I have ever had. They are so light and so tasty you probably need a double batch.
Once we eat we all talk about how full we are and then we watch some football and then we go back and eat again. Slice these little buns up put in a little leftover turkey and dressing and you have a perfect snack. Enjoy!

Buttery Butterhorns

1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup warm water
3 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)

1. Dissolve yeast and 1 tbsp. sugar in warm water in small bowl.
2. Combine eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, salt and 1/2 cup sugar in a large bowl. Beat well. Add yeast mixture to egg mixture. Stir in 3 cups flour and beat with a wooden spoon. Quickly work in remaining 1 /2 cups flour. Dough will be quite soft. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnite.
3. Divide dough into 4 sections. On a lightly floured surface, roll each section into a 12-14 inch circle. Brush each section with 1/2 tablespoon butter. Cut each round into 8 wedges. Roll up starting at the large end and shape into crescents. Place on a greased baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place about 2 hrs.
4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove plastic wrap and bake 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Makes about 32 rolls.

There you have it. The best little rolls you will ever find!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

An Irritated Nerd

It is football season and the week before our homecoming football game is spirt week. Each day is something new at the high school. Today (thursday) was super hero day, tomorrow is blue and white day and so on....Well on tuesday it was nerd day. My girls always liked to dress up for whatever was going on. When this time rolls around I get really irritated because when they want to dress up for this day, they head straight for MY closet. Now I dont know if I should ground someone or just go shopping. When did I officially become so uncool my clothes are considered nerd clothes? I cant wait til they have kids of their own!
Well its that time of year again. I love when it starts to get cool and you can almost smell the fall in the air. We have always enjoyed Halloween. My kids swear my eyes glaze over when I go down the Halloween aisle at Wal-Mart and I just keep throwing bags of candy in the basket. I like chocolate year round but this time of year gives me an exuse to buy it by the bagfuls! This is what is sitting on my counter!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Pound Cake

1 pkg. (2 layer) yellow cake mix with pudding
1 3.9 oz. pkg. chocolate instant pudding mix
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup water
4 large eggs
1 (8 oz.) sour cream
1 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels
Sifted powdered sugar

Combine first 3 ingredients, stirring with wire wisk to remove large lumps. Add oil, water and eggs stirring until smooth. Fold in sour cream. Stir in chocolate morsels. Pour batter into a greased and floured 12-cup bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a wood pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack. Serve hot with hot fudge sauce and vanilla ice cream.

She always just brings a jar of hot fudge that you would get in the ice cream toppings section at the grocery store. Tastes just like Christmas!

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Beginning

Hello, I am here to do my first blog entry. I am nervous. I have been inspired by a couple of

girls with food blogs that have some pretty good stuff to try and follow. I hope to learn from

these very talented girls! My very first recipe I would like to share with you guys because

it is special at this house. My best friend Priscilla and her husband Ron always share our

holidays. It is usually one or the other, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. There is eating over

here on either day, never fear. We do love a good meal. And this is when she will whip up her

Chocolate Pound cake with Fudge Frosting. We generally have it a bit warm and have some

Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with it. Its not just this fantastic cake but the love

that she brings along with it. She doesn't have alot of family and I have very few and I

truly believe that somewhere up above these people all got together and said, "Wow! These

girls have the same hearts and will need each other forever". So here we are.
Recipe will be here tomorrow!!