My Turn for us
HTML Map
This post may contain affiliate links. See disclosure

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #130



Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!! 
This party is a Rules Free Party and we welcome all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc!!
 Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes  and I love to see what you are doing and we work hard sharing as many of your links as we can on our social media sites!! 


If you don't already like us on Twitter, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:






This Week's Features!



Bakery Style Banana Bread from Gluesticks ***Most Viewed*** 
Tired Tray from The Navage Patch
Spinach Dip Stuffed French Bread from Tornadough Alli
Repurposed Changing Table to Potting Bench from DIY Inspired
Mushroom Asiago Chicken from Living On Cloud Nine
DIY Crazy Colorful Crayons from The Homespun Hydrangea
Cheesy Zucchini Rice from Everyday Made Fresh 

If you were featured grab your lovely feature button






Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this party, you are allowing authorization for your projects to be shared and/or featured on social media and our blogs. All features will be linked directly back to the original site.  Any links shared will either link directly to your post or it will link back to the party and your corresponding number in the party.






read more "Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #130"

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pesto Pasta


I'm sure I have mentioned way too many times how much we love basil here on the Ranch!  Bruschetta and Pesto Pasta are our all time favorite ways to enjoy this wonderful herb and I grow as much basil as I can and we devour all of it, I mean all of it. 
   This time of the year, I am in complete withdrawal since our basil is just now getting big enough to pick. (I know I can buy fresh basil in our local market, but it is just so expensive to make into pesto)   So I wait and sweet talk my new little basil plants until we have enough leaves to harvest for a batch of our Homemade Basil Pesto! (for my favorite go-to basil pesto recipe, click right here or scroll down for pictures and click thru there)  
It was so funny, that it took me forever to learn to make Pesto Pasta.    It's not hard but some things I just can't grasp, I mean I always thought that there had to be more to it than just mix!    Yep, I kinda over-thought that but it's so easy and I'm embarrassed it took me so long.  HA
  Anyways for a quick dinner, this is such a delicious fresh way to enjoy pasta and for a variation, add strips or cubes of cooked chicken or strips of leftover steak.  Serve with crusty bread and a fresh salad (or this Mozzarella ,Tomato, Black Olive and Cucumber Salad)  and we hope you enjoy it, my friends.   




Pasta with Basil Pesto

Ingredients
  • 12 ounces of bow tie pasta (or your favorite pasta)
  • Homemade Pesto (Click for recipe)  (or store bought can be substituted
  • Shredded fresh Parmesan cheese, optional
Instructions
1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package instructions
2. Drain and return to pan
3. Spoon pesto onto the hot pasta, gently stirring to coat
4. Continue to add pesto according to your taste
5. Top with parmesan Cheese, if desired
Powered by Recipage









Other Recipes we enjoy: 





















read more "Pesto Pasta"

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends # 129


Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!! 
This party is a Rules Free Party and we welcome all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc!!
 Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes  and I love to see what you are doing and we work hard sharing as many of your links as we can on our social media sites!! 



If you don't already follow us on Pinterest, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:


Love Bakes Good Cakes

My Turn for us




This Week's Features!



   Southern Cream Cheese Pound Cake from Cooking with K   ***Most Viewed*** 
 DIY Scalloped Mirror from The Scrap Shoppe Blog

Hanging Gutter Planter from Hawthorne and Main
Peach Cobbler Coffee Cake from Lemon Tree Dwelling
Strawberry Shortcake Sangria from Lemon Tree Dwelling
 Cookie Sheet Chalkboard from Little Miss Celebration

5-Minute Pina Colada Fudge from The Gold Lining Girl



If you were featured grab your lovely feature button






Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this party, you are allowing authorization for your projects to be shared and/or featured on social media and our blogs. All features will be linked directly back to the original site.  Any links shared will either link directly to your post or it will link back to the party and your corresponding number in the party.






read more "Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends # 129"

Monday, April 18, 2016

Spaghetti Pie


I think when we were was raising the children and both had demanding jobs, we had spaghetti at least once a week.  It was a go-to family pleasing meal and it was easy.   The only downfall was that it had to be made right before dinner when everyone was the busiest.   If I had only known of Spaghetti Pie back then!   
Spaghetti Pie is a great way to make the spaghetti ahead of time (the day before) and pop it in the fridge until right before dinner.   It does take an hour to cook but you don't have to be in the kitchen for that hour! 
Spaghetti Pie is  delicious and with a side salad and maybe even crusty bread, it will rock your dinnertime.  


Spaghetti Pie

Ingredients
  • 12 ounces of spaghetti
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 24 oz jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb of mozzarella cheese, shredded
Instructions
1. Cook ground beef in a large skillet, over medium heat until beef is not longer pink, breaking into crumbles as it cooks, drain and return to skillet
3. Pour spaghetti sauce over ground beef and heat
4. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain
5. Place cooked hot spaghetti in a large bowl, gently add beaten eggs, melted butter and parmesan cheese. Stir gently to combine
6. Pour spaghetti mixture into a greased 9 X 13 baking pan and smooth out, patting down gently
7. Sprinkle 1/2 of the grated mozzarella cheese on top of spaghetti mixture
8. Pour meat/sauce mixture on top and spread evenly
9. Cover with foil ( at this time, this dish can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours)
10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (and allow the dish to come to room temperature if refrigerated)
11. Bake covered for 30 minutes, remove foil cover
12. Sprinkle the remaining Mozzarella cheese on top and bake for approximately 30 minutes until hot and bubbly
Powered by Recipage








Other Family Pleasing Dishes:


Homemade Stromboli 




Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken and Pasta



Michelle's Taco Soup







read more "Spaghetti Pie"

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends # 128


Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!! 
This party is a Rules Free Party and we welcome all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc!!
 Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes  and I love to see what you are doing and we work hard sharing as many of your links as we can on our social media sites!! 



If you don't already follow us on Pinterest, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:


Love Bakes Good Cakes

My Turn for us




This Week's Features!



   Mini Ice Cream Brownie Cupcakes from Good Morning Cali  ***Most Viewed*** 
 Texas Mud Pie from Miz Helen's Country Cottage
How to Plant a Bird Cage from I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Millionaire Pie (Pina Colada Pie) from The Gold Lining Girl
Best Classic Meatloaf from The Casual Craflete
 Graduation Mason Jar Craft from The Country Chic Cottage
Sticky Honey Mustard Chicken from A Dish of Daily Life



If you were featured grab your lovely feature button






Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this party, you are allowing authorization for your projects to be shared and/or featured on social media and our blogs. All features will be linked directly back to the original site.  Any links shared will either link directly to your post or it will link back to the party and your corresponding number in the party.






read more "Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends # 128"

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #127



Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!! 
This party is a Rules Free Party and we welcome all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc!!
 Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes  and I love to see what you are doing and we work hard sharing as many of your links as we can on our social media sites!! 


If you don't already like us on Twitter, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:






This Week's Features!

Lemon Glazed Sugar Crinkle Cookies from Cooking on the Front Burners ***Most Viewed*** 
Mexican Posole from My Latina Table 
How to Build a Princess Castle Loft Bed from The Summery Umbrella
Lemon Berry Trifle from The Perfect Storm BFFs
How to Make a Self Watering Planters from Must Have Mom
Loaded Tex Mex Chili Dog from Dad What's 4 Dinner
Sea Green Beach Glass Jars from Homework

If you were featured grab your lovely feature button






Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this party, you are allowing authorization for your projects to be shared and/or featured on social media and our blogs. All features will be linked directly back to the original site.  Any links shared will either link directly to your post or it will link back to the party and your corresponding number in the party.






read more "Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #127"

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #126


Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!! 
This party is a Rules Free Party and we welcome all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc!!
 Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes , and I love to see what you are doing and we work hard sharing as many of your links as we can on our social media sites!! 


If you don't already like us on Twitter, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:






This Week's Features!

Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles from Pocket Change Gourmet  *** Most Viewed*** 
Easy Newspaper Hyacinth Flowers from Artsy Craftsy Mom
 General Tso's Chicken Meatballs from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
DIY Magnetic Succulent Planters from The Crazy Craft Lady
No Bake Banana Split Pie from Baking Beauty
DIY Abstract Ocean Painting from Pastels and Macarons
Carne Asada Fries from Tornadough Alli

If you were featured grab your lovely feature button






Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this party, you are allowing authorization for your projects to be shared and/or featured on social media and our blogs. All features will be linked directly back to the original site.  Any links shared will either link directly to your post or it will link back to the party and your corresponding number in the party.






read more "Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #126"

Monday, March 28, 2016

Corn Pone Pie


I was thumbing thru some of my recipes collected over the years and I came across this recipe for Corn Pone Pie and then noticed it was my Aunt Erma's recipe.   Aunt Erma was an amazing and talented lady, she quilted, crocheted, knitted and canned a garden full of vegetables every year.   My Uncle Robert and her had a two or three acre garden until the day she passed and it was loaded with everything from blueberries to zucchini.   A true Arkansas farm wife! I remember she made my mother a Alzheimer's lap quilt. It was a little quilt with squares of different fabrics and textures that helped keep anxious Alzheimers hands busy.   That what's strong women did, they didn't whine or feel sorry for anyone, they found a need and filled it.   And so does this Corn Pone Pie, it finds your need and fills it with comfort.             



Corn Pone Pie


Ingredients
  • 1 pound of ground hamburger meat
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 15oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 can ranch style beans (red beans)
  • salt and pepper to taste
For the Cornbread Topping
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
Instructions
1. Brown hamburger meat and onion in a 10 inch cast iron skillet on medium heat
2. Add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, chile powder, salt and pepper
3. Cook for 15-20 minutes then add beans with juice, reduce heat
4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
5. Mix together the cornbread ingredients
6. Pour cornbread mix over the meat mixture and gently (if needed) spread to the edges of the skillet.
7. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 20 minutes
8. Remove foil and bake until cornbread topping browns
Powered by Recipage














Other Comfort Food:















read more "Corn Pone Pie"

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #125

Welcome My Friends to another week of sharing, bloggy love and lots of fun!! 
This party is a Rules Free Party and we welcome all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc!!
 Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes  and I love to see what you are doing and we work hard sharing as many of your links as we can on our social media sites!! 



If you don't already follow us on Pinterest, I would love for you to follow us - you can even do it right here:


Love Bakes Good Cakes

My Turn for us




This Week's Features!


   Homemade Extra Crispy Onion Rings from My Latina Table***Most Viewed*** 

 Beef Meatballs in Mushroom Gravy from Sweet and Savory by Shinee

Pastel Easter Mantel Vignette from Pastels and Macarons
Easter Pom Pom Chicks fromWoods of Bell Trees
Sour Cream Apple Pie from Bunny's Warm Oven
 Pom Pom Bunny Tail Bunting from Bombshell Bling

Lemon Raspberry No Bake Cheesecake Cups fromDelightful E Made



If you were featured grab your lovely feature button






Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this party, you are allowing authorization for your projects to be shared and/or featured on social media and our blogs. All features will be linked directly back to the original site.  Any links shared will either link directly to your post or it will link back to the party and your corresponding number in the party.






read more "Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends #125"

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Very Best Pound Cake


This poundcake is the Very Best Pound Cake I have ever made!   No joking, the recipe has the perfect blend of ingredients to make a dense texture to hold up under any topping you may choose.    No soggy pieces of bread under a fruit topping here! Nope, no way!!    It is sweet but not overly so and with a slight lemony flavor for a clean taste that will not cause conflict with your choice of toppings.     You might need to make two loafs when you make this because the first disappears so quickly.   
 I served it sliced, with strawberries and a dollop of whipped topping and it was just perfect!!    Easy dessert idea for a weeknight dinner or for a special dessert that will impress any guest!   


  





The Very Best Pound Cake
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
Instructions
1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
2. Butter and flour a 9 X 5 X 2 inch loaf pan
3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Slowly beat in the eggs, one at a time.
4. Beat in the honey, lemon juice, salt and nutmeg until combined. Slowly beat in flour until combined
5. Pour into loaf pan
6. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes (Check by inserting a toothpick until it comes out clean) This is a very dense cake so it might set up slightly as it cools.
7. Let the cake cool before removing from the pan.
Powered by Recipage








Other Desserts You Might Enjoy: 

 Strawberry Pie with Lemony Cream Cheese Layer





Knock you Naked Cake



Strawberry Banana Dessert




read more "The Very Best Pound Cake"