Gingerbread Dip

I found this dip from Facebook from the man I adore on QVC, David! From In The Kitchen With David! haha I knew I HAD to try making it!

Gingerbread Dip
Yields 2
What could be more perfect for your holiday party than Gingerbread Dip?
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
643 calories
62 g
136 g
42 g
7 g
24 g
193 g
379 g
52 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
193g
Yields
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 643
Calories from Fat 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g
65%
Saturated Fat 24g
121%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 136mg
45%
Sodium 379mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates 62g
21%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 52g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
33%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
21%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz cream cheese, cut in four pieces and brought to room temperature
  2. 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  3. 3 Tbsp molasses
  4. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  5. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  6. 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  7. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  8. 1/2 cup whipped topping
Instructions
  1. Place the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, molasses, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon in the bowl of a food processor or stand mixer.
  2. Mix until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Scrape the mixture into a medium-size bowl and fold in the whipped topping.
  4. Place in a serving bowl.
  5. Enjoy!
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calories
643
fat
42g
protein
7g
carbs
62g
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Our Homeschool Room Tour!!!!!

Here is a list, as best as I can create for you, of everything I purchased for our school room! I hope this can help another Mama out there!

Our Table:
ECR4Kids 65″ Kidney Resin Activity Table, Blue
http://amzn.to/2bUS2bl

Kid Chairs:
Flash Furniture YU-YCX-001-BLUE-GG Blue Plastic Stackable School Chair with 12-Inch Seat Height
http://amzn.to/2cE3urO

Our Curriculum:
The Ultimate Preschool Curriculum Kit – Printable Workbooks, Lesson Plans and Learning Activities for Preschoolers, Pre K Kids and Toddlers (Ages 3 – 5)
http://amzn.to/2cyjnMI

Mason’s Kindle Fire for Kids with LOTS of pre-loaded educational games and songs:
Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB, Green Kid-Proof Case
http://amzn.to/2bUT1sk

Our Homeschooling Printer
Dell Color Laser Printer 1200 dpi Print – Plain Paper Print (C1760NW)
http://amzn.to/2c4qXNq
Replacement Toner:
http://amzn.to/2cyaGVi

Tot Tutors Kids’ Toy Organizer With Storage Bins, Primary Colors
http://amzn.to/2bUTDhy

SorbusĀ® Kids Bookshelf – Bright Primary Color Pockets Toddler Bookcase
http://amzn.to/2bUTr1K

Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops
http://amzn.to/2bUTafd

Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie
http://amzn.to/2bUT5bl

Educational Insights EI-5112 GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope
http://amzn.to/2bUSA1b

Get Ready Kids Classroom Calendar
http://amzn.to/2c1Iibn

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read – Levels 1&2 Complete: All About Letters (Early Emergent Readers | Pre-K | Ages 3-4) (Hooked on Phonics: Learn to Read Complete)
http://amzn.to/2cykImE

If anyone is interested in any of the workbooks, posters, or anything of that sort, just let me know in the comment section and I can find you a link.

 

And now, our tour!

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CANNING: Almost Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce (VIDEO & RECIPE)

 

 

Almost Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce (for CANNING)
Yields 5
A delicious play on the famous Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
1003 calories
256 g
0 g
1 g
4 g
0 g
525 g
2299 g
228 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
525g
Yields
5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1003
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2299mg
96%
Total Carbohydrates 256g
85%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 228g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
56%
Vitamin C
48%
Calcium
37%
Iron
41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups Ketchup
  2. 3 cups Brown Sugar
  3. 1 1/2 cups Molasses
  4. 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar OR Pineapple Juice
  5. 3/4 cups Water
  6. 3 Tbls Worcestershire Sauce
  7. 4 Tbls Ground Mustard
  8. 3 Tbls Smoked Paprika
  9. 2 tsp Granulated Garlic OR Garlic Powder
  10. 2 tsp Chili Powder OR Cayenne Pepper (if you like it hot)
  11. 2 Tbls Canning Salt (regular salt if you are not canning)
  12. 1 Tbls Black Pepper
  13. to thicken...... AFTER Canning...... open jar, and warm on stove top and add a slurry of 1/4 cup water and 1 Tbls corn starch.
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients. Bring to a mild boil, simmer until all sugar and spices are well combined.
CANNING
  1. 1/4 inch headspace
  2. Pressure can 20 minutes for pints and 25 minutes for quarts.
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calories
1003
fat
1g
protein
4g
carbs
256g
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My Start-Up Pantry Shopping List

Many people ask me how I got started…. what did I buy? How did I know WHAT to buy? Easy. I had one of my very closest sister-friends, Naida, help me. Without her, I wouldn’t have known where or how to get started on my journey to cooking from scratch. How do you thank someone for doing that for you? Simple. You pay it forward….. in hopes that the help continues to grow and spread. So remember, what you learn, pass it on. You would be surprised how many people are in the same boat, and just don’t know how or where to get started.

 

So….. here is my shopping list. My very FIRST shopping list. To buying all of my “cook from scratch” ingredients. I kept it. As a reminder of where and how I got started. I keep it under protection in my homesteading binder. And now, I share it with YOU!

 

Now, I buy these items in BULK when I can. These are items that i ALWAYS have in my pantry.  These are items that you can make just about ANYTHING with, from scratch…. including making homemade brown sugar and bread crumbs! These are staples. As you begin to learn how to cook, without buying pre-packaged items like gravy, BBQ sauce, cream soups, ect….. your pantry list will grow and continue to grow. But for me, these are the BASICS! With these items, you can pretty much make anything!!!! Buy them in bulk if you can and store the rest. Trust me, you will use it!

 

My List:

*yeast (I buy SAF instant)

*all purpose flour (the cheapest and easiest way to learn. if you screw up, you aren’t wasting expensive flour)

*baking soda

*baking powder

*dry milk powder

*instant potato flakes

*sugar

*salt

*corn starch

*cocoa

*oatmeal (old fashioned….. NOT instant)

*corn meal

*shortening

*olive oil

*vegetable oil

*regular vinegar

*apple cider vinegar

*soy sauce

*liquid smoke

*ketchup

*dry mustard

*worcestershire sauce

*honey

*lemon juice (bottled)

*corn syrup

*molasses

*powdered sugar

*bullion

*tomato sauce and paste (i buy #10 cans of sauce and paste in bulk)

*assorted spices (salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg, sage, chives, parsley, paprika, granulated garlic and onion, and anything else you love and enjoy cooking with. Add to your spice collection buy buying at least one spice you don’t have every time you go out shopping!)

*parmesan cheese

*chocolate chips

*peanut butter

*vanilla (i now make my own homemade vanilla)

*maple flavoring

*assorted nuts and seeds

*assorted pasta

*rice

*butter

*milk

*egs

*sour cream

*cream cheese

*assorted blocks of cheese for shredding

*assorted dried beans (cheaper, you can soak them yourself OR learn to pressure can them)

*assorted meats

*assorted basic veggies (basics for me include onions, green pepper, celery, carrots, potatoes)

 

Items that are extremely helpful:

*stand mixer and food processor

*rolling pin

*pizza pan

*ziplock bags

*plastic squeeze bottles (I buy mine for $1 at Walmart in the kitchen section)

*funnel

*plastic wrap

*tin foil

*parchment paper NOT waxed paper

*canning jars (to store dried foods)

 

 

 

 

Roadhouse Sweet Rolls and Honey Cinnamon Butter

Roadhouse Sweet Rolls with Honey Cinnamon Butter
Serves 20
A sweet, light, soft roll just like the ones you find in your favorite steak houses! Accompanied with sweet honey cinnamon butter!
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Prep Time
2 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr 45 min
Prep Time
2 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr 45 min
328 calories
53 g
42 g
10 g
7 g
6 g
112 g
264 g
14 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
112g
Servings
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328
Calories from Fat 85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 6g
28%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 42mg
14%
Sodium 264mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates 53g
18%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 14g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
5%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 TBS instant yeast
  2. 1/2 cup warm water
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1/4 cup honey
  5. 2 cups warm milk
  6. 6 TBS melted butter (warm not hot)
  7. 2 tsp salt
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 8 cups flour (with 1 extra cup handy in case your dough is still too wet)
Honey Cinnamon Butter
  1. 1/2 cup softened butter
  2. 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon
  4. 3 TBS honey
  5. Mix in stand mixer or using hand mixer until well mixed and fluffy.
  6. Chill and serve with warm rolls.
Instructions
  1. Add yeast, warm water, sugar and honey in your stand mixing bowl.
  2. Then add milk, butter, eggs, and salt.
  3. Add 1-2 cups flour and mix using paddle attachment until consistency of pancake batter.
  4. Change out paddle for dough hook.
  5. Slowly add remaining cups of flour, totaling 8 cups until a soft dough ball forms.
  6. Knead 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from mixing bowl.
  8. Place on a floured board or surface.
  9. Allow dough ball to stand and rest 10 minutes.
  10. Place dough ball in a greased/oiled bowl, cover and allow to rise 1 hour- 1 1/2 hours until doubled in size.
  11. Punch dough down and remove dough ball from bowl.
  12. Place onto floured surface and roll out.
  13. Slice into square rolls.
  14. Place onto oiled cookie sheet.
  15. Cover and allow to rise a second time for 1 hour.
  16. Place baking sheet in a 350 oven and bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  17. Remove from oven and baste with melted butter.
  18. Serve warm with Honey Cinnamon Butter.
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calories
328
fat
10g
protein
7g
carbs
53g
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Fresh Milled Flour: Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread Loaf

First time using 100% UNSIFTED Freshly Milled Whole Wheat Flour, using our Wonder Mill….. and Whole Hard White Wheat Berries. The taste and beautiful texture is unlike ANY store bought OR homemade bread using all-purpose processed flour. Rich, soft, spongy and slightly sweet. It is incredible!

VIDEO on how I made this bread, step by step can be watched HERE:

 

RECIPE:

Fresh Milled Flour: Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread Loaf
Serves 24
A delicious, soft, spongy and sweet honey whole wheat bread made from unsifted, whole wheat flour that was milled at home using the phenomenal Wonder Mill grain mill.
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Prep Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 25 min
Prep Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 25 min
293 calories
59 g
3 g
2 g
10 g
1 g
108 g
210 g
10 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
108g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293
Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 210mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 59g
20%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
3%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups warm water
  2. 2 tbs instant SAF yeast
  3. 3/4 cup honey OR 1/2 cup homemade dark brown sugar
  4. 7 1/2-8 1/2 cups freshly milled whole wheat flour from hard white wheat berries UNSIFTED
  5. 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
  6. 2 tsp salt
  7. 1/4 cup dried milk powder
  8. 2 tbs softened butter
  9. 3/4 cup instant potato flakes
  10. 2tbs white vinegar
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into mixing bowl of your stand mixer, in order as given.
  2. Mix and knead for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Place into oiled bowl, cover with tea towel and allow 1st rise for 1-1/2 hours until doubled in size, and when you place 2 fingers into dough, the indent remain.
  4. Punch dough down.
  5. Divide into 2 loaves.
  6. Roll out and place into greased bread pans and cover with tea towel.
  7. Preheat oven to 375.
  8. Place loaf pans onto warming stove top with oven below and allow 2nd rise 30 minutes until bread loaves double in size.
  9. Place bread pans in oven and bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown and when tapped you hear a hallow sound.
  10. Allow to cool on cooling rack completely.
  11. Slice and ENJOY!
Adapted from Everyday Food Storage and tweaked
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calories
293
fat
2g
protein
10g
carbs
59g
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Adapted from Everyday Food Storage and tweaked
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