Category Archives: In The Kitchen

Feast of Trumpets Food

The objective was to have trumpet themed food. To make trumpet shaped foods it helps to have cream horn molds and some kind of dough that I could shape or wrap to look “trumpety”. Having NO experience with wonton, puff pastry, nor Phyllo dough I bough some of all three.

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Crossing The Red Sea Cake

Crossing The Red Sea Cake

Crossing the Red Sea Cake
What you will need:

  • 2 Packages of Funfetti Aqua Blue Cake mix (and have the water, oil, and egg whites that it takes to make it)
  • 1 Aqua Blue Vanilla Icing (With Fishy Candy)
  • 1 Go Pack of Teddy Grams

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Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors Edible Craft

Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors Edible Craft

This is an easy and fun craft that the kids (no matter what the age) will love doing!!

You need a box or two of the multi-colored  Fruit Roll-Ups and a knife.
A plastic disposable knife works just fine! (I used my ceramic one but then I am an adult
Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors Edible Craft
Give each person two roll-ups, one of each color set.

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Homemade Tomato Sauce – Is it worth it?

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Homemade Tomato Sauce – Is it worth it?

 

I can’t say I actually “like” homesteading, although I believe it is the way to go with the world as it is today. I tend to be on the slightly lazy side and lets be honest, homesteading is hard work! I try my best and my hubby loves it when I am in the kitchen canning and blanching, juicing and chopping, slicing and dicing. But if I were to just be blatantly honest… my modern woman laziness influences my mindset fairly often.

For example, I canned my own straight-from-the-garden homemade tomato sauce! But I can’t help but to think, “I could have grabbed a can off the shelf at the grocery store in all of 5 seconds!”

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So let’s think about all the work that goes into making these beautiful red luscious juicy tomatoes into a jar of sauce.

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Blackberry Jelly

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We picked an abundance of blackberries a year ago and at the time, I did not want to mess with making jelly! So I washed them, bagged them and froze them… and forgot about them. That is of course until our freezer went out and I HAD to remember them! Thankfully I “caught” the freezer going out and the berries were just beginning to thaw so I put them in the fridge, where I procrastinated about making jelly for another week. Jelly isn’t hard to make, it is just … I am messy and lazy most of the time so I just didn’t FEEL like dealing with it.

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Well it was a nice soggy summer day in East Texas and not a whole lot else to do inside, so I finally “cowgirled up” and tackled my jelly making, well at least the juicing part of it!

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