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Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Biscuits

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2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup milk

4 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp of oil from your sun dried tomatoes

20 sun dried tomatoes  in oil (Cut up)

3/4 cup of crumbled goat cheese

Crumbled goat cheese to cover biscuits.

Mix flour, salt and baking powder together in a bowl.  In a separate bowl add milk, tomato oil, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese.  Mix  wet and dry ingredients.  The batter will be stiff.  Roll in balls and place on cookie sheet.  Slightly flatten and sprinkled with goat cheese.  Bake in oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Covered Box

Using a  good quality card board box this craft covers creating a covered box using Modge Podge, paper napkins and ribbon.IMG_0600

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Tear up napkins into small pieces in a variety of shapes and sizes.
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Apply Modge Podge to the box.  Place napkin on box and then “paint” over the napkin with the Modge Podge .
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When finished the the surface will be milky white and uneven.  The Modge Podge will dry clear.
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If the inside of the box is stained glue card stock of a preferred color to the panels.
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Cut straight pieces to paste on the sides of the box.
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Modge Podge the picture on the box.
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When dry spray with sealer.  The surface will be shiny but will mellow slightly as it dries.
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Cut pieces of wide ribbon to cover the sides and flaps of the box.
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Glue ribbon on edges using  glue gun.
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Be sure to glue edges down against the box.
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When finished apply a box to the across the corner of the box.  Instructions on creating a bow are found in an the blog post for creating a wreath.
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The box pictured when finished.

Blueberry Banana Nut Muffins

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2 2/3 cups sifted flour

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

2 medium bananas mashed

3/4 cup pecans

2 tsp grated orange rind

3/4 cup blueberries

Mix dry ingredients(flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar and pecans) together in a large bowl.  Mix wet ingredients (melted butter, eggs, banana and orange rind) in a separate bowl.  Add wet ingredients to dry and mix just until combined.

Cook in a 325 degree oven for about 30 or until am inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Raisin Crumb Cake

3 cups flour

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Raisin Crumb Cake

1 cup white sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cloves

1 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup raisins

3/4 cup of pecan pieces

Mix together.  Reserve 1 cup of mixture for topping.

3/4 cup melted butter

1 egg

1 cup sour milk

Mix wet ingredients together and incorporate into dry ingredients just until mixed.  Put in a greased glass baking dish.

For topping add 3/4 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup melted butter to topping dry ingredients and layer over batter.

cook in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from batter.

Planting pairs for Spring Planting

It’s January and the snow is starting to come.  Usually by December we’ve had a couple of months of snow but this year we have had an unusually green season.  So I usually have cabin fever in January and I start dreaming about plants and gardening.

Listed below are planting pairs ( Plants that should be planted together to prevent bugs and disease).

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Planting Pairs