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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls

This is a monster 12" cake pan!

For the dough:
1 package active dry yeast
¾ cup warm water
1½ cups warm milk
½ cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon salt
4½ cups flour, divided
¼ cup shortening, melted


For the filling:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


For the glaze:
1 cup 10X sugar
1 tablespoon milk


In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir until dissolved. Add warm milk, ¼ cup of the sugar and salt. Stir in 3 cups of the flour. Mixture will be very wet. Let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.
After the first rising, stir in the remaining ¼ cup of sugar and melted shortening. Add remaining 1½ cups of flour. Dough will still be wet. Let rise until double, about an hour. 

Mix together the cinnamon, sugar and flour and set aside.
Mix the sugar and milk in a small bowl and set aside.
After the second rise, the dough will be very wet. Dump dough on a well-floured surface and divide in half. With a floured rolling pin, roll each half into a large rectangle, about 18 inches long. Spread each rectangle with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll them up tightly. Cut into 1 inch slices. Place them in well greased cake pans and let rise until doubled.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle with any of the sugar mixture that escaped when rolling and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and all puffed up in the center. Drizzle glaze over hot rolls!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hot Pepper Jelly


Hot Pepper Jelly

2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
8-10 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1 1/4 cups apple cider vinegar
6 cups sugar
1 teaspoon butter
1 package Sure-Jell
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

Stem and seed the peppers. Cut them into chunks and put the peppers and the vinegar in a food processor and chop them to small pieces. Pour the puree into a large pot and add the butter and sugar. Bring to a boil, and boil for 4 minutes. Stir in the pectin, and continue boiling for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the red pepper flakes. Pour into hot sterilized jelly jars. Place them in a hot bath for 10 minutes. Store in a cool place.




Saturday, August 1, 2015

Brown Box Veggies and a Pick-up at Four Oaks Farm Store!

Last month I won a Farm Photo Contest in two categories. The prize for winning was a gift certificate to Brown Box Veggies. Since I won two categories, I received two gift certificates! This post is about the first certificate.

Since the closest pick-up point was over 50 miles away, I got my step-daughter to go pick it up from Four Oaks Farm Store for her and her family. They are in love now! They plan repeat trips! It is awesome and only about 6 miles from their house! How is that for convenience? Their young son Jack was amazed at the colors, textures and FOOD! They didn't get a chance to see everything, but they plan an extended visit next time! Thanks for a great experience for them Four Oaks!


Brown Box Veggies



"Having an affordable service that allows folks to purchase fresh produce, being able to buy as much as we can find from local farmers, and teaching families good eating habits is what Brown Box Veggies is all about."



Corn, Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage, Zucchini, Apples, 
Peaches, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Bell Peppers, 
Green Beans, Okra, and I believe Parsley...


Jack at the pick-up location
Four Oaks Farm Store!
It is an awesome/fun store!

Their bounty!
Beautiful!
All at an awesome value... $27
But FREE through my gift certificate!!!