Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake

Bundt cake. We have all heard of it, but what exactly is a “Bundt cake?” Ahhhh, now there is an interesting topic! There is no specific recipe for making a Bundt cake, because the word Bundt is actually referring to the pan in which the cake is made, not the cake itself!

So where did this pan come from? Well history has it, that two ladies from the Minneapolis Jewish-American Hadassah Society approached David Dalquist of the cookware company Nordic, to produce a pan that resembled the traditional Gugelhupf dish which was used to make a soft yeast dough cake in a circular shape. Thus was born the once trademarked “Bundt” cake pan.

Interesting bit of trivia for you there, but let’s get on to the reason you're her, the good stuff. Recently I got out my Bundt pan and decided to whip up a little something for my family. I like to be a fun mom, so I was thinking of a way we could have cake for breakfast. See I told you I was a fun mom.  After playing around with ingredients, I baked up this not too sweet Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake. And let me tell you, it was a BIG hit.

Monday, March 23, 2015

(mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop March 23, 2015


Welcome back to another week of the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!  I really enjoy seeing what you all have been up to! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

This party is a Rules Free Party and all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc are welcome!! We are family friendly, so do keep that in mind. While we have no "rules," overly offensive material will be removed. Sorry, but I do have kids, and, well, something are just too much (aka a few curse words are no biggy, but "adult" content is a whole different ball game.)

Each week, I will have a feature(s), which will also be pinned to our (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop Board over on Pinterest!

This hop is brought to you by
Mindie (me) @ The (mis)Adventures of a "Born Again" Farm Girl
and our co-host
 Janet @ Timber Creek Farm

So now.... With the most clicks, the feature goes to....

Spring = Lambs

Just up the road from us a piece is a farm that raises a lot of sheep. One of the really neat things they do is make cheese from the sheep milk. Every once in a while, they throw open their barn doors and invite the neighbors to stop by. Well of course with it being spring, the country kids and I had to go see all their baby lambs!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop March 21

Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!

This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!


Friday, March 20, 2015

DIY Bird Feeder For Under $5!!

I love feeding the birds and the country kids love to sit at the window and watch them. I swear our back window is like a television to them. And with some of the programming on today, well I would rather they sat at the window and watched birds!

Every spring, the stores fill with shelves of either cheap plastic feeders (in our price range) or high end models that, while more durable, I just can't choke down the price. So what is a mama to do for her bird loving kids? Make our own bird feeder!! And I did it for a fraction of the price!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Easy Mexican Chicken

There are nights when you want a really good meal, but just don't want to stand around the kitchen chopping and preparing..... Well fear not, because I have a super yummy, easy peasy to make, tummy filling recipe for you!

While this recipe has some cook time to it, it is nothing but set it and forget it! So let’s get dinner on the table, shall we? We are going to make Mexican Chicken with just 4 ingredients. You read that right, just 4 easy to slap together items!

Monday, March 16, 2015

(mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop March 16, 2015


Welcome back to another week of the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!  I really enjoy seeing what you all have been up to! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

This party is a Rules Free Party and all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc are welcome!! We are family friendly, so do keep that in mind. While we have no "rules," overly offensive material will be removed. Sorry, but I do have kids, and, well, something are just too much (aka a few curse words are no biggy, but "adult" content is a whole different ball game.)

Each week, I will have a feature(s), which will also be pinned to our (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop Board over on Pinterest!

This hop is brought to you by
Mindie (me) @ The (mis)Adventures of a "Born Again" Farm Girl
and our co-host
 Janet @ Timber Creek Farm

So now.... With the most clicks, the feature goes to....

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop March 14

Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!

This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Easy NY Style Bagels You Can Make At Home

Who doesn't love a GOOD bagel?!?! My country kids love bagels, but sadly all they have ever had were store bought bagels. Trust me, these are not GOOD bagels. They will do in a pinch, but really? A good bagel should have a firm outer layer with a chewy inner soul. Not to mention, store bought bagels have stuff in them that really shouldn't be there. So I decided it was time to take the whole bagel matter into my own hands and it could not have been easier!

Yes, I just said making bagels at home is EASY. After looking around at a gazillion different recipes for homemade bagels, I came to the conclusion that people were just making this harder then it needed to be. And what happened to recipes that used simple ingredients that anyone could find in their pantry?!?! So I dumbed it all down and came up with a recipe that has just 4 ingredients. You read that right, the dough has just 4 ingredients and I bet you have all of them!

Monday, March 9, 2015

(mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop March 9, 2015


Welcome back to another week of the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!  I really enjoy seeing what you all have been up to! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

This party is a Rules Free Party and all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc are welcome!! We are family friendly, so do keep that in mind. While we have no "rules," overly offensive material will be removed. Sorry, but I do have kids, and, well, something are just too much (aka a few curse words are no biggy, but "adult" content is a whole different ball game.)

Each week, I will have a feature(s), which will also be pinned to our (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop Board over on Pinterest!

This hop is brought to you by
Mindie (me) @ The (mis)Adventures of a "Born Again" Farm Girl
and our co-host
 Janet @ Timber Creek Farm

So now.... With the most clicks, the feature goes to....

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop March 7

Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!

This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!


Friday, March 6, 2015

My Children Are Killing Me

I came to motherhood later in life than some, having not even met my future husband till I was 28. I had my first child in my early 30’s and my last in my late 30’s. That’s not so bad, right? But once you have kids, they always come first. It’s sad but true. You may have just gasped and thought “how could she, doesn’t she know her children SHOULD come first?!?!” They have and they do, but when it gets to the point that your health goes to hell in a hand bag because you have been tending to everyone but yourself, it is time for a wakeup call!

Monday, March 2, 2015

(mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop March 2, 2015


Welcome back to another week of the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!  I really enjoy seeing what you all have been up to! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

This party is a Rules Free Party and all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc are welcome!! We are family friendly, so do keep that in mind. While we have no "rules," overly offensive material will be removed. Sorry, but I do have kids, and, well, something are just too much (aka a few curse words are no biggy, but "adult" content is a whole different ball game.)

Each week, I will have a feature(s), which will also be pinned to our (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop Board over on Pinterest!

Before we get to our features this week, I want to welcome Janet from Timber Creek Farm as a co-host on our little hop. Thanks Janet for joining the team! These means ever more exposure for all of you who share! Make sure you take a second to go say hi to Janet. She is such a wonderful lady.

So now.... With the most clicks, the feature goes to....

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop February 28

Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!


This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!


Friday, February 27, 2015

Support American Made!

I strongly believe that American made matters. So many of the things in our homes today are made in foreign countries and are not the quality our grandparents once knew. But it doesn't have to be that way. We, as consumers, make our voices heard when we choose where to spend our money. I love supporting local vendors, be it at our farmer’s market or the local mom and pop stores. I love learning about folks who are bringing quality back through cottage industries.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Churro Inspired Mini Muffins

Recently for the littlest country kid's 3rd birthday, we took him to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner. At the end of dinner, the staff came over and sang to the birthday boy and presented him with his birthday churros. He was delighted!!! I don’t blame him, I think churros are yummy too.

Over the next few days he asked for more churros, but as I do not have a churro machine, I was at a lost. I was not about to take him to the restaurant again. I mean who can afford to eat out every night so their kid can have churros!?!?! This sent me on a mission to whip up something at home that would fill his desire.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Homestead Tips on Tuesday: Chick Fever

Right before spring each year, there is a fever that goes around. It is a disorder that comes with many symptoms including extreme anticipation. It is an illness that can lead to an infatuation with "fluffy butts." Chick Fever is a real thing, it afflicts many and the only cure for it is to give in! Okay I guess your don’t HAVE to give in, but you sure as heck better not walk into a feed store any time in the next couple months!

Monday, February 23, 2015

(mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop February 23


Welcome back to another week of the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!  I really enjoy seeing what you all have been up to! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

This party is a Rules Free Party and all your recipes, crafts, projects, giveaways, etc are welcome!! We are family friendly, so do keep that in mind. While we have no "rules," overly offensive material will be removed. Sorry, but I do have kids, and, well, something are just too much (aka a few curse words are no biggy, but "adult" content is a whole different ball game.)

Each week, I will have a feature(s), which will also be pinned to our (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop Board over on Pinterest!

So without further ado.... With the most clicks, the feature goes to....

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Homemade Fish Sticks With Garlic Butter Noodles!

Every two weeks, my hubby and I sit and have the "So what do you want to eat" discussion as part of our meal planning. And of course, the same old, same old gets tossed around. But I am tired of the same old thing!

Our kids always have an "opinion" about our meals and frankly I am tired of hearing what they have to say every night. If it is something hubby and I like, of course the kids don't. So we needed a meal that everyone could just shut up and eat.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop February 21

Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop!


This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!


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