Sunday, November 29, 2015

Mr. Bucky

You know you can only warn a guy so many times.  This buck has been "visiting" my garden all summer long.  I warned him time and time again that I had his number.  Well the day before Thanksgiving I was making my dressing and had to go out to dump my veggie remains into the compost and who was roaming my garden spot?  Yep, Mr. Bucky was there.  I told him he better scat and he just looked at me in my pink apron, "as if." Well, "I as if'd him alright."  Well looks like some yummy tenderloin in our future!

 Note: To all future smarty pants bucks this is a warning!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Copy Cat McDonald's Oatmeal Cookies

My hubby is addicted to the McDonald's oatmeal cookies.  Well I hate the place, but I secretly do go there and get McRib's, hangs head in shame, and wanted to come up with a healthier, if that is even possible, recipe.  Here is my attempt and Sean says they are just like the other one's.

1 cup butter-room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla 
1 1/2 cups flour
1 t baking soda
1 t  cinnamon
1 t salt
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup raisins-plumped
1 cup toffee bits

1 cup of coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon (and salt); stir into the creamed mixture. Blend in the oatmeal and toffee bits. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

OMG!!! It has been a long time!!!!

I know it has been a while since I posted new recipes.  I have a ton waiting on being posted so be ready.  So many changes have happened in our lives.  First off Raven is now 21, Ransome is 14, and Raine is 8.  Where does the time go?  Sean and I are still going strong and will be married 24 years in February! We are still living our dream on Beaty's Creek.

Raven now has her own home very near and is quite happy with a very nice man.  He fits in our unique family really well.  I am sure we will scare him a bit as the holidays grow near. heehee

Ransome is very busy with the Civil Air Patrol and hunting.  He is our outdoors man.

Raine is busy with acting.  She is involved with our local theater group, and recently  filmed a movie.  She is a our pet whisperer for sure.  She has not met an animal she cannot soothe or mother.

We lost my father in in 2013 and that was an adjustment for all of us.  My mother has moved closer also.  Between her and Raven both moving we have been very busy.

As the Holidays grow near I promise I will post recipes and little updates on our family.  Thank-you for being such a great group and believing in my little ole blog on Beaty's Creek.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Banana Bread

This is Grandma Minnie's recipe that I changed a little here and there. My children really like this bread, I made it into small muffins this time. Here is the recipe, give it a try!

3 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 cups white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup oil
2 eggs-beaten
2 cups ripe bananas-mashed
1 1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 buttermilk
1 cup pecans-chopped (optional)

Mix both sugars, eggs, oil, bananas, vanilla, and buttermilk very well. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together. Add this mixture a cup at a time until all is added. Stir gently just until mixed. At this time add nuts if you wish. Pour into a well greased pan of your choice. Bake at 350' until a toothpick comes out clean. In loaf pans this will be 30-45 minutes. It just depends on what you are making. When I made the small muffins last night they cooked in 13 minutes.