Sunday, January 31, 2010

White Nut Loaf

I also got this recipe from the Kansan silver spoon cookbook of 1967.I am trying these recipes in these papers, Thinking maybe might make a book to sell to help the leukemia and lymphoma society.But I don`t know. This all started because of my mom wanting to of these recipe typed off, since the papers aren`t in good shape, some edges are frayed.The names of people are from the ones that sent the recipe in.

White Nut Loaf
Mrs. Earl Hedstorm
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons shortening, soft
1 egg
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup nutmeats (I used walnuts)
Grease laof pan. Mix sugar, shortening and egg. Stir in milk. Sift flour and baking powder and add nutmeats. Pour into pan and let stand 20 minutes. Bake 60 to 70 minutes at 350 degrees. Chopped raisins or maraschino cherries may be added to mixture before baking.

* It took 60 minutes for this bread to cook, I added raisins that I didn`t chopped.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


well we have a total of 6 1/2 inches of snow, we had 3 1/2 yesterday when I check the rain guage.There was another 3 inches this morning.I feel so sorry for Zilla, a hen that is loose, she sure is high stepping in this snow.....when she walks around in it....Her name is godizilla ,zilla for short. I know godzilla was a boy,but she lives up to her name, she is mean towards other hens.When she notices another hen,or for that matter another chicken is loose, she always fight them, so that is why she is loose.She is a game hen of some sort.I did have a rooster that I had her paired up with ,but got rid of him,because he was mean as well,,I can`t have a mean rooster, it might go after my girls. We did have guieneas, but got rid of them for the reason of attacking my girls,

I laughted my head off, earlier.My husband had let my chihuahua male, Tux( a blue and white) out and he was running around with a biscuit in his mouth, looking for a place to bury it in the snow.He found a place right behind my car , in the snow, hmmm I wonder if he thinks it will stay buried there after this snow melts.

My another chihuahuas are named princess and trixie.Princess is a fawn colored chihuahua. Her dad was Jake another fawn colored chihuahua, who just disappeared this fall, still haven`t found him,I think he went off somewhere to die, he was very old, didn`t hardly have any teeth.He was crazy over hot dogs.Trixie is a sable colored chihuahua ,Tux is her son.She thinks she is bigger then she really is, which that is the personality of the chihuahua.Both trixie and princess will go after anything, If I am needing to catch a duck or an chicken ,they are both there helping like an cattle dog, and barking up a storm......

Friday, January 29, 2010

Banana Tea Bread

I got this recipe from the Kansan 1967 issue of silver spoon cookbook.It is pretty good.

Banana Tea Bread
Mrs. Earl Hedstrom

13/4 cup flour,sifted
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup bananas, mashed
Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Beat shortening until creamy. Add sugar gradually. Beat until light and creamy. Add eggs and flour. Mix with banana. Bake in 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3-inch pan(loaf). Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
* mine was done at 1 hour.
This is very good bread.

no bake cookies

This recipe is from one of many cookbooks I got

No Bake Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 stick margarine
4 Tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1 teaspoon vanilla

Boil sugar, milk, margarine and cocoa for 1 1/2 minutes. Start timing after mixture reaches full rolling boil. Remove from heat, add peanut butter, oats and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Then drop onto waxed paper be teaspoonfuls. Coconut may be added if desired.

snow ,snow every where

It is snowing here about 2 inches so far and still coming down. It didnt start until midnight last night when I got home from work, in which I gave my two week notice to since I finally have a day shift position closer to home yipppeeeeeeee!!!!!!!
I am so glad.My silkies ar laying both pens. One open has 3 red hen and 1 red rooster.The other pen has a splash colored hen and a black rooster. I am so thinking I need more silkies, especiality if they are gonna lay while it is snowing outside.

Youngest daughter is running a temp again, along with a cough this time, If it wasn`t for the cough, I would wonder certain things,that is in the back of my mind, I think it will always be there, each time a temp,especialy if they are not very far apart, each nose bleed.
The oldest is waiting for me to stop blogging so we can make no-bake cookies, So I am goona to go make some no-bake cookies, recipe will be on here later along with banana tea bread, and a nut bread recipe if it turns out.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We had a few snow flurries on saturday ,but none stuck to the ground. Today the sun is shinning, about 35 degrees, and wind howling outside the window.The sun makes it look warmer then it really is, lol.
I went to town today and seemed like everyone was at the local feed store getting their feed for the animals before the storm hits thursday. I seen a car back out by the loading dock, so I pulled in her spot, I got out of the car and a lady had pulled up beside me in a pickup, and said "I was waiting for her to backout so I can pull in there I wasn`t wanting u to pull in there", I looked at her and said I am sorry and GOD bless you!!!!
The girls have another game to cheer for tonight, they are playing a little town called Thornfield.
I got rid of two extra drakes today, a quacker, which I was hoping would be a hen , no a drake(cayuga cross), and a muscovey drake(oddball)-he was related to all my hens, so I am now looking for another muscovey drake, hoping to find a solid white one.
I am thinking about the end of feburary, first part of march getting the incubators up and running again.That way I will have baby chicks at the end of march. It won`t be so cold on them.If my hens aren`t laying by then I will probably be buying hatching eggs from someone.I seen some on craigslist that were beautifull, Black maran eggs, they were darker then my welsummers.He also had some that was cross with black marans.Right now I am only getting an egg from my silkies(red), which I have thinking I need more of, since they have been laying all winter long, every other day.

Friday, January 22, 2010

peanut banana bread

This recipe is from the The Kansan`s 7th annual silver spoon cookbook
Peanut Banana Bread
Mrs.Mary Frances Spalding

2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, unbeaten
1/3 cup milk
3/4 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and soda. Blend shortening and sugar. Add eggs and milk and beat well.Add bananas and beat well. Stir in dry ingredients and add peanuts. Mix thoroughly and bake in 9 x 5 x 3-inch pan(loaf pan) for 60 to 70 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool in pan 5 minutes before turning out.
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
3 Tablespoons peanut butter
2 Tablespoon cream
Mix ingredients thoroughly. Add a few drops of cream to thin, if necessary.

This bread is good.
Sitting in the computer/craft room listening to pounding , my husband and a friend are putting new screen on the back porch, which has needed for a while.I made peanut banana bread today , which I think is pretty good. I got the recipe out of the Kansan newspaper of 1967.I love trying new recipes out ,besides collecting recipes, so that is what I am doing.
My youngest is thinking about playing basketball next year (3 and 4 grade ), I think she will be very good at it. She can about knock u down at full speed.
I am working on a chicken quilt right now, besides a cross stitch picture , that I work on at night. I think I am going to put into a quilt, just make a bunch of cross stitch pictures and put into a quilt.I seen one a couple of years ago at a quilt show, it was beautifull.
Me and my husband went to branson yesterday to do some shopping, or rather to get his birthday present an express cooker at one of the kitchen shops, they was no traffic whats so ever

Thursday, January 21, 2010

spring .....where r u

We have a day of beautiful weather here in the ozarks in the middle of january.My eater lillies are starting to come up, It is suppose to get down in the 30`s tonight, after reaching an high yesterday of 60 and today in the 50`s then the bottom fall out .... brrrrrrrrrr cold again, at least it`s not below 0 again. Oh well, I can`t wait until spring with flowers, fresh tomatoes,... baby onions.... fresh cor on the cob...........just thinking ........

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

refrigerator roll

This recipe is little time consuming but tastes like the rolls that grandma used to make. This recipe also came from the Kansan paper of 1967
Refrigerator rolls
Mrs. Genevieve Korona
1 cup water, boiling
1 Tablespoon lard
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cake yeast
1/4 cup water, luke warm
1 egg
4 cups flour
Pour water over lard, sugar and salt. Let cool to luke warm. Dissolve yeast into warm water and add to lukewarm mixture. Add slightly beaten egg. Sift flour and mix well. Cover in greased bowl and put in refrigerator overnight. Pinch dough into golf ball size . Roll in hands and place in greased pan. Let rise until double in size. Brush with soft butter and bake 20 minutes at 325 degrees.

brown bread

I made this bread , and yummmmmmmm goooooood
I got this recipe from the Kansan newspaper of 1967
Brown Bread
Mrs. Larry E. Franklin
1 cup boiling water
1/2 box raisins
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup nutmeats ( I used walnuts)
1/2 cup dates (optional , I did not use)
Pour water over raisins, soda, salt and butter. Let cool. Add sugar, egg, flour, cinnamon and nutmeats. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Like I said this bread didn`t last long.

quote I heard

The other night while driving home from work, I heard this quote that I thought was pretty good
Courage is fear who has said it`s prayers

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Vegetable bean soup

Vegetable Bean soup
this recipe is from taste of home magazine April 3,2003. If anybody out gets a chance to go to the Taste of Home cooking school in your area, they are fun, and lots of more recipes to try.

Vegetable Bean soup
3 can (15 1/2 oz each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups water
2 cans (15 1/2 oz each) hominy or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 package (16oz) frozen shoepeg corn ( I have used canned corn instead)
1 can (15oz) cushed or diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (11 1/2 oz) bean and bacon soup, undiluted
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
1 meduim onion ,chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 Tablespoon cilantro flakes
1 teaspoon cumin
2 bay leaves
1 cup shredded chedder cheese
In dutch oven, combine first 13 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat ; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Sprinkle with cheese when serving.
12 servings ( 4 quarts)

I have put left over vension chopped up in this as well.

eeek..... a mouse

I moved the little bitty chickens pen that is temporarly in the welsummer chicken pen for right now.Out jumped 3 little field mice, where r the two cats when u needed them,needless to say I screamed, yes I am scared of mice that run in front of you.In their nest was three little ones, no hair,eyes not open, squeking away, I found them after the rooster found one and starting running around the pen with one in his beak. I picked up the other two and started calling for the two cats. Snow the momma cat sneared her nose at them , like what this, I don`t like babies ,not enough to sink my teeth into, the younger cat gobble them up.I can not believe that field mice have babies this time of year, in the dead of winter.

Friday, January 15, 2010

off to the doctor.....

After the game last night ,the youngest started throwing up, then spiked a fever of 102. Threw up off and on last night, fever as well.Fever this morning of 102, so off to the doctor we went, test for strep, negative, just some virus she caught, but keep an eye on her.Another round of antibiotics , one that taste yucky.Not to say that youngest hasn`t had yucky medicine before.She hated her medicine, when we were on the chemo.Her face looked like a little chickmunk during the steroid round, besides being a grumpy little bear and holding her sister down and pulling her hair while she was on the steroid.One of the meds she was on for preventing her from getting anything looked like yellow paint and stained like it too.
She was still on the yellow paint med when we took our make a wish trip, we got pulled aside at the airport because of it. Ohh the memories, being at the hospital for 3 weeks, daily injections of chemo, the looks from people when she wore her mask to prevent her from catching anything from anybody, when her counts were down.I remember one time we had stopped at a gas station so she can go to the bathroom, a gentleman asked if she was gonna rob the place, I told him, that no that mask protect her against him ,just in case he had anything she could catch, he didn`t know what to say after that, he just walked away.Thank goodness for medicines and that we live in the year 2010 instead of in the 1960`s.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Well, tonight started the 5 and 6 grade basketball season, Both of my girls are cheerleaders, the youngest is a junior cheerleader. During the halftime dance, which was to miley cyrus hoedown throw down, she was laughing and having fun.The younger team (3 and 4 grade) lost the game to skyline. The girls won their game. We didn`t stay to watch the boys play.
It was so amazing to see the youngest cheer, I never thought she would.She was diagnosed with Leukemia aobut 5 years ago, we are still in remission.In which I am very happy and feel blessed everyday by this miracle that GOD brought into our lives.Parents with healthy children have no idea.Me and my husband have lost a son who was almost three when he past.So when we found out our young daugther had Leukemia was like the bottom fell out from under us.So we treat each day as a blessing. Thank GOD the that Leukemia was the common type, which has an 87% cure rate.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I raise cochin banties. This is a red Cochin hen that I have had for a couple of years now. She has never hatch anything out ,but I am not saying she hasn`t set on some eggs. I have though hatch a few babies from her.In which I have put a frizzle roo with her and have produced beautiful babies. I no longer have the roo, but I did keep one of their offspring a smooth feather roo that is white and red.

Pumpkin Date Bread

This bread is in the oven right now ,smells so good.
Pumpkin Date bread
Mrs. Henry Workman
1 cup fresh dates ( I used package dates, already chopped)
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin( I used the whole 15 oz can)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
2 Tablespoons grated orange rind
1/2 cup orange juice
3 cups package biscuit mix
Chop dates. Combine dates, sugar, egg, pumpkin, salt, spice, orange rind and juice. Add biscuit mix. Beat briskly 30 seconds. Turn into well greased loaf pan. Bake 40 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool before slicing.

I just realized I don`t like dates lol

Graham cracker muffins

The next two recipes are from the Kansan`s 7th annual Silver spoon cookbook ,which was published back in may 28,1967
Graham cracker muffins
Mrs. Mildred Peters
2 cups graham cacker ,ground
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon soda( baking soda)
3/4 cup milk
1 egg,well beaten
Mix dry ingredients by hand about 1 minute. Then with electric mixer ,blend in milk and beaten egg at high speed for 2 minutes. Pour into well buttered muffin tins. Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 375 to 400 degrees.

This recipe made a dozen muffins, would be good with raisins ,I think.


It is so nice to the sunshine and see some of the ground after the freeze we had. I am glad we got the freeze , maybe not so many bugs this summer.It is like a heat wave here 40 + degrees ahhhh the warm sunshine.
The ducks are finally moving about on the snow, hanging around under the bird feeder ,which I got from Walmart a few weeks ago, and already has a small crack ,thanks to mother nature`s freezing weather ,below 0 temps.The birds don`t seem to mind the crack in the feeder, thank goodness it is holding the bird seed.
I am baking two recipes today, one is still in the oven, Graham cracker muffins and pumpkin date bread.I went to our small town walmart to get the canned pumpkin, which they did not have , I guess they only sell around the holidays, thank goodness we have another grocery store in town.

Friday, January 8, 2010

water wonderland

today my husband did some laundry, thats right I said husband ,he likes to do the laundry.Anyway the pipe that drains the water out of the washing machine was froze we took a hair dryer and thawed it out. Back washing clothes again hoowoo.Thank goodness all the towels are wet from sopping up the mess in the utility room.In which I would like some cabinets some day.
We have a few flurries, can`t tell how much because of the wind.brrrrrrrrrrrr it is cold outside.
I lost the little duck that had his feet froze.
The girls have an extra week of christmas vacation thanks to mother nature.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Make a wish walk

Make a wish is a terrific organization. They r having a walk in springfield, mo on the 27 of february at the battlefield mall 9am -11am

glazed quick apple bread

I just made Glazed quick apple bread. This recipe is from the Kansan May 28, 1967. It is very good.
Glazed quick apple bread

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons milk
1 cup unpared apples, finely chopped
3/4 cup nutmeats, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream shortening with sugar and vanila until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Sift flour with baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add milk, apples, nutmeats and dry ingredients. Stir only until flour is dampened. Pour batter into oiled loaf pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool. Remove from loaf pan and pour glaze over it, letting it drip down sides. Allow glaze to set, then wrap tightly.
1/2 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
2 Tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1 Tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour over bread allowing to drip down sides.

The glaze tastes like cinnamon frosting ,would probably be good with homemade doughnuts as well.

It sure is freezing outside.I am so ready for spring.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I raise chickens in different breeds.
I have banty cochins in various colors. I have them in barred, birchen,blue,red, black,golden lace, plus frizzles. I would love to have at least a pair of every color , I know that sounds crazy , but I love my cochins I would also like to have some of the standards.
I have a few silkies ,who are laying every once in a while this winter, I am thinking I need more of them.I have red ,splash and black.The splash and black I got from lyns almost a farm,the lady that runs this farm shows the silkies along with the showgirls that she raises.Which I wouldn`t mind having at least 1 showgirl.
I also have welsummer, they sure have beautifull eggs..... I have a couple of polish and a black.I have alot of the mixed variety of chickens who r just layers, unless I need eggs to fill the incubators up or if one of my girls wants to hatch some of eggs out of these.


Well, we got 6 inches, 3 more then what the weather predicted. It is so cold out there, it is warmer then it was yesterday. It is suppose to be 8 tomorrow for the low after the snow hits again. In which we r suppose to get only 1-3 inches , we will see.I AM READY FOR SPRING and all that entells....gardening ( fresh produce not from the store)...., fresh eggs..., incubators going chicks of all colors,....swap meets.
I have one of muscovey ducks in the house in a carrier , little bit, her feet was froze solid, the feet r thawed out now, my poor little bit, who by the way has her feet turned inward a little more then the others, my sweet deformed duck.
Why is it when its winter we complain that it is too cold and in summer we complain it is too hot.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

duck antics

I seen one of the muscovey ,odd ball.. taking a snow bath instead of water he used snow.they got to have their bath one or another....


I forgot to mention that all my muscovey ducks are named.
First the old drake is named chocolate ,of course he is a chocolate and white drake.Then their is the two lavender hens that came from eggs from oklahoma, blue eyes and lavender, then the babies of this past spring, tyler swifft(lavender/blue and white), elizabeth (chocolate and white), mascara(chocolate and white),Carrie underwood( cholate and white),old ball,(drake that is black and white),little bit( i dont know really what color to call her).
Then I have the ducks that quackers....all of these do not have names.Their is sally, sonney, fuzzball,that is all that is named. They are a mix variety of quackers... cayugas, top knot, swedish.


snow ,snow

Well, it snowed last night and still coming down. I say we have about 3-4 inches so far.The muscovey ducks can`t hardly move around in the white stuff. It is so deep, it covers the feet and legs, when they are standing still looks like they are just sitting.The weatherman stated last night it was suppose to taper off at noon ,well it`s past noon, and still snowing.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The cake is not that sweet , but then again I do have a sweet tooth.
Here is the recipe. Remember the recipe is from 1967
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
3 whole eggs
2 cups flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 pint or 1 cup commercial sour cream ( i think this means buttermilk not sour cream considering the batter was very thick)
Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla thourghly. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Add to creamed mixture alternatley with sour cream. Blend well after each addition. Spread half of batter in a greased 10-inch tube pan. Spread half of topping over batter. Add rest of batter, then rest of topping. Bake about 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool cake about 10 minutes before removing from pan
Topping 4 Tablespoons butter, soften
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup nutmeats, chopped ( I used walnuts)
Combine all ingredients and mix well


I have made a coffee cake today ,which is from an old recipe book that my mom gave me to type out the recipes out of it. The recipe book came from The Kansas City Kansan recipe booklets that used to be in the paper, yes I am a Kansan lady inplanted to the beautiful ozarks.This recipe that I made today is called Brownie`s Coffee cake that was contributed by Irene Brown , It was from Sunday, May 28,1967.I have not tried it yet ,but I thought the batter was thick.
It is suppose to snow here tonight after midnight.