Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ginger Soy Pepper Steak

Yumm-O, its pepper steak night in Mill Run!!  This is one of my husband's favorites.  He had a similar dish at a friends house and so I called his wife for her recipe, tweeked it a little to make it my own!

Ingredients - 2-3 lb Round steak
                     2 green peppers
                     1 medium onion
                     1/2 cup soy sauce
                     1/2 tsp ginger powder
                     1 tsp garlic powder (NOT garlic salt!!)
                     1 cup water

1)  Cut round steak into strips
2) Brown round steak until no longer pink, drain grease.

3)  Add remaining ingredients, mix well.

4) Simmer on low-medium heat for 30-45 minutes, or until peppers and onions are tender.

Serve on top a pile of rice and enjoy!! :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Cheap n Easy Baked Chicken

So, we are building a house and I am always looking for inexpensive meals to feed my hungry family. This is a simple reciple from my mom, a mother of 8 children who always meal planned on a budget! All you need are chicken thighs and Bakin' Miracle!

Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

1) Remove skin from chicken thighs

2) Pour Bakin' Miracle (found at local grocery store by bread crumbs and shake n bake)in a container with a lid or in a zip lock baggie

3) One thigh at a time, place in bag or container, seal tight and shake until evenly coated.
4) Place thighs in glass baking dish.  Mom said to keep them close together or else they dry out.

5) Bake at 350 fot 40 minutes, take out flip over, then bake an additional 40 minutes or until juices run clear.

 Easy Peasy - - -  serve up with some mashed taters, gravy and corn then ENJOY :)

Friday, August 30, 2013

Chunky Crochet Ear Warmer - - - FREE Pattern

I'm sharing the pattern for my Chunky Crochet Ear Warmer, I love it so much I've decided this one is mine!!!  Make one for yourself, make one for a friend.  They are great gifts and work up quickly!  Have FUN!!

What you will need - - -

Crochet hooks size N and G

Bulky weight yarn - Main color

Worsted weight yarn - Contrast color


Earwarmer - With main color and N hook, chain 44.  Join with slip stitch to first chain being careful not to twist the chain.

Round 1 – Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc (44st)

Round 2 – Ch 1, hdc in blo in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc (44st)

Round 3 thru 5 – Repeat round 2.

Fasten off, weave in ends.


Flower - With worsted weight and G hook

Round 1 - chain 4, join with sl st to make loop, (sc, ch3, sc) 5 times in the loop.

Round 2 – (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each of the 5 loops of round 1.

Round 3 – working behind petals, (sc around spoke of petal, ch 4) around.

Round 4 – (sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) around.

Round 5 – working behind petals, (sc around spoke of petal, ch 5) around.

Round 6 – (sc, ch 1, 7 dc, ch 1, sc) around.

Join with sl st to first ch, fasten off weave in ends.

Attach button to center of flower and use hot glue to attach flower to alligator clip.


- Don’t have any Bulky yarn on hand?  No problem,  just double up on worsted weight holding 2 strands together throughout! (Pictured below)

-  Easily make your ear warmer bigger or smaller by changing the number of beginning chains.

- Make a chain and wrap it around your head to determine length of chain that is right for you, but be sure to allow for stretch!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Looking forward to posting my first blog entry!  Posting my free crochet pattern for a Chunky Crochet Ear Warmer!