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Monday, April 30, 2018

Barbecue Ribs

Grilling season is here!! Don't you just love it when you're driving or working outside and can smell the amazing aroma of someone grilling out? One thing that screams summer in our house is cooking on the grill! Many nights for dinner and on the weekends we are making meals on the grill.


I am a big fan of ribs as well as barbecue. Actually, when my husband and I travel, we like to find different BBQ restaurants to try out. We have been to so many awesome ones!

We like to make different kinds of barbecue meals at home too and on the grill! Barbecue ribs are definitely a family favorite in our house! All of our kids like them, so ribs go over very well.



This recipe for barbecue ribs gives you fall-off-the-bone ribs that are deliciously packed with the smoky, barbecue flavor of summer.



Barbecue Ribs 

Ingredients for Barbecue Ribs

4-5 lb. baby back pork ribs (approx.)
Your favorite rub (I use Dairy Good BBQ Rub)
1 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce 
1 Tbsp papirika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp ketchup 
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp Clabber Girl Corn Starch mixed with 1/2 cup cold water

-Recipe makes about 2 cups of barbecue sauce. 



Directions for Barbecue Ribs

1. Put ribs out on a large baking sheet. Generously apply rub to both sides of the ribs. 

2. Place the ribs on the grill and cook until tender, but not falling apart, about 1 to 1.5 hours, make up the barbecue sauce, while they are cooking. 

3. Mix the Clabber Girl Corn Starch with the cold water and set aside. 

4. In a medium sauce pan, combine the water and brown sugar and stir until dissolved. 

5. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and cook for 3 minutes. 

6. Add the remaining ingredients, including the corn starch mixture, and mix together well. 

7. Bring the mixture back to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes uncovered. 

8. Remove from heat and cool at room temperature. The sauce will then thicken. 

9. About 20 minutes before the ribs are cooking, brush the barbecue sauce to both sides of the ribs. Layer on a heavy amount for extra barbecue flavor. 

10. Remove ribs from grill and enjoy.





This post is sponsored by Clabber Girl but my
 thoughts/opinions are always 100% my own


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Top 20 Brunch Recipes

Brunch recipes are perfect to enjoy on weekends! I have rounded up of 20 delicious brunch recipes to share with you! You can prepare some quickly while Saturday morning cartoons are on or you're getting housework done around the house. Try to catch a few extra zzzz's in the morning, or enjoy a Sunday brunch recipe after church.


Brunch is the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch that is eaten during the late morning to early afternoon. Brunch recipes are some of my all time favorite meals! You get the best of all meals in one sitting! Sometimes with tasty drinks as well...plus dessert!

Have a big family brunch coming up? Or a brunch party? Try out all these recipes to have a full brunch assortment.

Have a lazy weekend here and there? or even a busy one? These brunch recipes are perfect to enjoy!

Spring is finally here and things are getting super busy on the farm. After an extended winter this year, everyone is eager to get in the field and outside. Field work, yard work, gardening season, and Spring cleaning all are what we spend a lot of our time once that nice spring weather finally hits. We like to wake up and get started on things right away. Occasionally in our house, we don't have any weekend plans, but just to work around the house. We love eating brunch!

It's perfect to have a full brunch meal a little later in the morning and then just get busy with our weekend plans until dinner time.

Holidays are even better when you serve something special, like a brunch meal, and a special holiday is coming up! Mother's Day! No two moms are alike, but all deserve to be celebrated. What a great way to treat the mother's in your life by honoring them with a delicious brunch meal.

I've put together a round-up of some of my favorite brunch recipes from some of my favorite food blogger friends as well as myself of course.

So scroll, drool, click, print, and pin....and most importantly ENJOY all for your delicious brunch meals!

















Enjoy a few tasty drinks for your Brunch occasions as well!








This post is sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance, but all thoughts/opinions are my own. 



Friday, March 30, 2018

Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread

A loaf of this delicious Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread is a delicious addition for breakfast! Enjoy a slice with your morning coffee, tea, or milk or even for an afternoon snack.

The wonderful flavors of cinnamon and nuts swirled into a moist and delicious batter and baked to perfection with no yeast needed.



I love making different breads to enjoy for breakfasts or snacks. My whole family are fans too. One loaf generally doesn't last too long in this house.

Plus you can't go wrong with the amazing smell of this yummy Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread as its baking! The delightful aroma brings back all that childhood nostalgia of mom or grandma baking in their homes.

Simple Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread. Flavors of cinnamon and nuts in this moist bread. No yeast needed.

This Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread is simple to make. It comes together quickly in preparing. Unlike regular bread, this quick bread requires no yeast so there is no rising time needed.

Simple Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread. Flavors of cinnamon and nuts in this moist bread. No yeast needed.

Enjoy this Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread fresh and warm out of the oven, for your morning breakfast, or as a yummy afternoon snack. For additional flavors spread butter or cream cheese on top.

Simple Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread. Flavors of cinnamon and nuts in this moist bread. No yeast needed.


Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread

Ingredients for Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans - I used walnut chips) 
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 cup sugar, divided
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk 
2 large eggs
1/4 cup shortening, melted

Topping:
Butter
Equal parts cinnamon and sugar sprinkled over the top

Directions for Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread

1. Combine melted butter, nuts, cinnamon, and 1/2 cup sugar in small mixing bowl. Mix well together and set aside. 

2. Add the other 1/2 cup or sugar, flour, salt, and Clabber Girl Baking Soda to a larger mixing bowl and whisk together until well blended.

3. Using a measuring cup add the apple cider vinegar and the milk.

4. Using a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, add the eggs and the vinegar and beat together. Gradually add the melted shortening and stir together.

5. Add the dry ingredients half at a time and blend together well. Scrape the sides of the bowl so all bread batter is together in center.

6. Fold in the nut/cinnamon mixture to create a swirling effect, but not completely mixed within the batter.

7. Pour the batter in a well greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes, until clean toothpick comes out.

8. Immediately after removing the loaf from the oven, gently rub butter over the top of the loaf for a light melted butter topping. Then sprinkle a light layer of cinnamon/sugar to finish off the bread.

9. Cool for 10 minutes, remove from loaf pan and continue cooling. Enjoy warm or cooled.

Simple Cinnamon Nut Quick Bread. Flavors of cinnamon and nuts in this moist bread. No yeast needed.


This post is sponsored by Clabber Girl but my
 thoughts/opinions are always 100% my own






Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Homemade Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are soft and fluffy with plump raisins, a mixture of spice flavors, and a sweet glaze on the top. Make these homemade hot cross buns for your Easter traditions.

A sweet bread with all my favorite flavors paired with juicy raisins all together in a little roll. It's topped off with a sweet sugary glaze to finish off the flavors.

Traditional homemade Hot Cross Buns. Easy recipe using raisins and cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Perfect for Easter

The most significant part of the hot cross buns is the cross itself baked into the roll. Perfect for Easter....but really delightful any time of the year!

Traditional homemade Hot Cross Buns. Easy recipe using raisins and cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Perfect for Easter


I love making bread at home so I'm looking forward to making these more often! You really can't beat homemade breads and buns! My favorite part is while they are still warm, splitting the bun in half and smearing butter on both pieces. It instantly melts and tastes so so good!

Traditional homemade Hot Cross Buns. Easy recipe using raisins and cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Perfect for Easter

The hot cross bun is not too heavy so its great enjoyed as a side with dinner, or for breakfast! Or anytime really....I'm snacking with one right now as I write.

Traditional homemade Hot Cross Buns. Easy recipe using raisins and cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Perfect for Easter


Homemade Hot Cross Buns

Ingredients for Homemade Hot Cross Buns

3/4 cup milk, warmed
1 pk dry active yeast, 2 1/4 tsp if using bulk 
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt 
7 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
3 cups flour, divided within recipe (plus extra for work surfaces)
1/2 cup raisins

Ingredients for the crosses

1/4 cup water
1/3 cup flour

Ingredients for the glaze

1/4 cup sugar
4 Tbsp water

Directions for Homemade Hot Cross Buns

1. In a medium mixing bowl or a stand mixer combine the warm water and the yeast. Mix until dissolved. Let sit for 10 minutes. 
2. Add the sugar and egg to the bowl and mix until combined. 
3. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, salt, melted butter, baking powder and 1 1/2 cups of the flour and mix on low speed with the dough hook.
4. Add the remainder of the flour and the raisins and continue to mix. The dough will start to form a ball and pull away from the sides. 
5. Remove dough, form into a ball and place in bowl that has been lightly greased with oil. Cover the bowl with a towel or plate and sit to rise for 1 hour. The dough will double in size.
6. After dough has risen, transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and press it down flat to take the air out. If dough is a little too dry, add a teaspoon of water and work it in. 
7. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into small balls by rolling with your hand against a surface using a circular motion. 
8. Place the 12 dough balls onto a lightly greased baking tray or use parchment paper in a 3 x 4 formation. Leave some space between the buns so they can rise more to touch each other. 


Traditional homemade Hot Cross Buns. Easy recipe using raisins and cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Perfect for Easter

9. Let rise for 15 minutes before adding the crosses. 
10. While the buns are rising, prepare the ingredients for the crosses. 
11. In a mixing bowl, add the water, flour, and vanilla, and whisk together. It will have a thicker wet consistency, holds it shape, but thin enough to pipe. 
12. Transfer the flour mixture into a piping bag or plastic bag with the tip cut off. 
13. After the buns have been rising for 15 minutes, carefully pipe the flour mixture across each buns in both directions to form a cross. The cross will bake into the buns.
14. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 mintues or until the tops are golden brown. 
15. While the buns are baking make the glaze by bringing the sugar and water to a boil in a pot. Simmer until a syrup is formed. 
17. Glaze the buns as soon as they come out of the oven and let sit to cool. 
18. Ready to serve. Best if served the same day or the next day. 


Traditional homemade Hot Cross Buns. Easy recipe using raisins and cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Perfect for Easter


For more Easter Recipes try the Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.


This post is sponsored by Clabber Girl but my
 thoughts/opinions are always 100% my own



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