April 6th, 2009

My kids are a big fan of cinnamon rolls, and I haven’t been able to eat one that’s not homemade since I was given this recipe. It is for the bread machine, so if you don’t have one, see this post on why it’s a must in your kitchen. Cinnamon Rolls 3/4 c water 1 egg, slightly beaten 2 tsp vanilla 3 c flour 6 Tbs sugar 1/4 c butter (softened) 1 tsp salt 2 Tbs dry milk 1 1/2 tsp yeast Filling: 1/4 c butter (melted) 1/3 c brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon Optional – 1/2 c raisins Topping: 1 c powdered sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla 3-4 Tbs milk Add first ingredients to bread machine, using dough setting. Roll out onto large pan in a rectangle, spreading the filling over. Roll up from short side, then cut in 1 inch rolls (by now you should have what looks like a cinnamon roll). Place on greased pan (I like to use my stone pizza pan)... 

April 3rd, 2009

I am such a sucker for Joann’s. No matter if it’s online or locally, I’m like a kid in a candy store. So when I see deals like this, I just can’t help but pass them along! From now until April 15th, get Free Shipping at Joann.com on orders of $35 or more. Be sure to use this code: MARFSA935. Even though some of you may be like me and not sew a whole lot when the weather is nice, it’s a great idea to go shopping while the shipping is free. I LOVE this store and don’t have any problem finding $35 worth of fun stuff to play with. Have fun!  Read More →

April 2nd, 2009

This is part four of our Gardening Ideas Series. To see all the past ideas, be sure to see our Gardening Section. If you haven’t started your seeds indoors yet, now is the time to do it. Unless you plan to either plant your seeds directly into the ground or buy plants, you may be pushing the clock slightly. Certain vegetables absolutely need to be started inside first, which I hope you have been following our series and already done. While the weather might not be perfect for getting things planted, it’s a perfect time to start some major planning. Depending on what you are growing you’ll need to plan accordingly. Vegetables that grow on vines such as zucchini, squash, and pumpkin are going to need lots of space to grow. Corn needs to be planted in rows, or else it will not pollinate correctly. Other types of vegetables...