| Here's a stylish way to sport your|
Irish Pride...the whole year round!
Free Celtic inspired
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
|This is "The Best Chocolate Cake" I|
have ever made. This from scratch
recipe reminds me of the one my
Grandma P used to make. No fancy
expensive chocolate here just good
ol' unsweetened cocoa powder. In
keeping with my recent soda recipe
obsession, this cake has no eggs,
just soda and vinegar for leavening.
and no butter....I know...hard to
believe one of my recipes has no
butter. This cake is so moist and
it has a rich dark chocolate flavor.
The icing is also made with cocoa
powder and its unbelievable!
Hope you all enjoy it as
much as we did:)
Click text for recipe
"The Best Chocolate Cake"
Monday, February 27, 2012
|This recipe for "Guinness Stew" will have your|
Klan singing your praises. Served over a
bed of mashed potatoes this thick and rich
stew has all the flavors of the Guinness brew
but the 6 hour cooking time ensures that
most of the fight(alcohol) is cooked away.
This recipe goes hand n' hand with my
"Irish Brown Bread"
|This hardy rustic "Irish Brown Bread" is perfect for|
sopping up stews. Crusty on the outside and
remarkably light in the middle. Unlike some
of the recipes I tested that were so heavy they
could have been used as weapons. Thoughts of
some guy in a kilt loading one up in a catapult
and hurling it over the castle walls came to mind.
So I added a little extra rising power to this recipe
and a bit of brown sugar gives it a slightly sweet
taste. The use of bread flour with the whole wheat
flour lightens it up as well.
"Irish Brown Bread Recipe"
This rustic quick bread recipe will go perfectly
with "Guinness Stew"
Friday, February 24, 2012
Wow this has been an enlightening week for me blog wise. I learned
how to backup my blog over at TidyMom. Which was so quick and easy.
There has been a serge in stories about deleted blogs so this is a very
I also learned a new word over at GingerSnapCrafts Hot Linking. This is
also a very important story you would not want to cause anyone else harm so
stop by and learn how to properly use others photos.
And the third tip comes from me its about time. I spend a lot of time on my
blog. I have to make efficient use of my blog time because I also have a life
and responsibilities like laundry, dishes, homeschooling, bill paying,
cooking, sweeping, mopping, gardening, shopping...etc..
I'm sure you will all agree we spend a lot of time decoding words every day.
And the now they are even harder to decode.
And the now they are even harder to decode.
So my tip is this:
On your dashboard go to settings>comments>show word ver.>
and click NO > save settings......
If you are concerned about spam then choose
YES for comment moderation....
I personally like the moderation feature it forces me to keep up with my
comments and read them.... other wise I would probably miss some of them.
So be a Pal and turn it off and add a few minutes to my busy day:)
What would you do with the time you spent decoding?
Me....read a book to my 5 year old:)
And now on with the party and the Top 5 from last week....
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
|With St. Patricks day right around the corner|
I thought I'd dedicate this week to all things
Irish. Today is all about the bread, that good
ol' soda bread. If your not familiar with it,
it is made without yeast so it's considered a
quick bread. It gets its rise from the reaction
between the soda and the buttermilk(vinegar).
This recipe is every bit as sturdy as a yeast bread,
meaning you can use it for toast and even
sandwiches. So give this recipe a try and
look for my Irish Brown Bread recipe coming
later this week.
Irish Soda Bread Recipe here
Friday, February 17, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
|This Valentine surprise your sweetie with|
this decadent Danish filled with almond
flavored cream cheese and decorated with
sliced almonds.....To make this danish I
used my "Overnight Cinnamon Roll" dough
recipe and added 1 tsp. almond extract to
my "Cream Cheese Filling" recipe and
sprinkled with 1/4 c. of sliced almonds.
This recipe will make 2 danishes.
Click here for the basic danish Tutorial
Friday, February 10, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
|This week I got the most wonderful surprise in the mail.|
I won this lovely necklace over @ShopRubyJean's
link party it was designed by
Debra Oliver @CommonGround
I am so proud of it I just had to give a
shout-out for these two sweet ladies!
Check out their blogs and
Debra's Etsy Shop
It is full of wonderful pieces of Vintage Jewelry.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
|Use up those leftover oats from breakfast|
to make this Hearty Healthy Oatmeal bread.....
Made with rolled oats, whole wheat flour and
sweetened with honey.......This is one of my
family's favorites......I hope it will become
one of yours!