ABC’s of Marriage

A~Arrange to take a date night together weekly.

B~Be kind and treat your partner the way you want to be treated

C~Connect with your partner by spending a minimum of 5 minutes alone without the kids each day Continue reading

Crockpot Potato Soup and Pumpkin Rolls (best rolls you ever ate!)

This was the absolute easiest soup to make. I did not follow a recipe but it was really good after cooking all day. I’m more of the just throw everything together and hope for the best.

Ingredients
9 potatoes (I have a family of 5(3 boys that eat alot, a small family could get by with 5)I leave peel on.
2 carrots peeled and chopped in chunks
1/2 onion chopped
Veggie broth 5 cups enough to cover the potatos (could use chicken, veggie broth is so cheap to make that I make it myself throw some celery, carrots, onion in 5 cups of water and cook for an hour, let cool, and then I freeze what I’m not using)
Let the above cook for 8 hours on low. Using your potato masher rough mash the incredients in the crock. I added 4 french onion laughing cow (cream cheese would work too) and 1/2 c light sour cream and stirred well. Add some colby or sharp shredded cheese on top when serving. You could also add bacon to it at the end of the cooking time. YUM!

The pumpkin rolls we ate with this were so good. I followed this recipe off all recipes. I’m not good enough at making bread to just throw it together. Must.Follow.Recipe. Exactly.

Pumpkin Rolls II

Rated:
Submitted By: Karen Rummer
Photo By: Brandy Svensson
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Servings: 16
“Tender pumpkin rolls that will brighten up your autumn table. You may also use cooked, mashed and sieved squash or fresh pumpkin for this recipe.”
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 teaspoons salt
1 (0.6 ounce) cake compressed fresh yeast

Pumpkin Rolls II (continued) 2 of 2
INGREDIENTS: (continued)
5 cups bread flour
DIRECTIONS:
1. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Let cool until lukewarm.
2. In a large bowl, combine milk, pumpkin, sugar, butter, salt, yeast and 2 cups flour; stir well to combine. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
3. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
4. Divide the dough into four equal pieces, divide each of these pieces into four pieces and then divide each of these 16 pieces in half to make 32 pieces. Form each piece into a round and place on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
These were so good. You must make them to see for yourself. You should make these! You can not taste the pumpkin at all. It just makes them so moist and yummy. Try it!

Anything worth doing is worth doing well! Marriage 101 continued

It takes work to stay married. It’s not something that just magically happens. You have to work at it and work hard. The more elbow grease you put into it the more your marriage gets out of it. Continue reading

Cooking in an apron…

that’s what my great grandmother did. Not me. There’s no reason for cooking in this day and age with an apron on. Wrong! Betty Crocker sent me an apron to use when making their cookies a while back. I used it. Since then I have repeatedly used it. It has saved so many of my shirts. I don’t often make fried chicken but when I do I definitely put an apron on. Grease spots do not come out of clothes. Made spaghetti last night…I love spaghetti (recipe to follow) and my entire family devours spaghetti. Tomato sauce is another one that will really ruin your clothes. So I guess I’m no longer a believer that aprons are from the 1950’s and no one wears them anymore. I do. I’m not ashamed to admit it. I am a proud apron wearer. Do you wear an apron when you cook? There’s a few cute sites that are making over the apron so you might want to google it. Continue reading

NanNan’s Corn Light Bread


Ahh, a recipe long remembered from when I was a kid. For some reason, I’ve not continued making this and my kids aren’t familiar with corn light bread.  My grandmother dearly loved this recipe and made it so often.  She’s been gone now 9 years and we’ve not had it since. I will make a point of making it this week! Continue reading

Marriage 101

Hi friends. Here’s a list of 5 most important things you can do to preserve your marriage. Continue reading

Hello world!

In an effort to clean up my other blog I’m adding a new blog. This one will focus on cooking tips and marriage tips.  Please do not confuse one with the other. For instance, put your oven on 350* and put your food in to cook. Your hubby doesn’t go in the oven…just your food…please do not tell me you eat…never mind. This somehow got way off topic in a not such good way! lol Welcome I’m glad you’re here. I’m going to share my grandma’s recipes…if I’m lucky in her handwriting so I will not ever lose it. Thank you for being here.