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  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

    Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

    Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

    Ingredients: At least 2 cups of coffee 1 cup vanilla almond milk 1/4 cup heaping cup pumpkin puree 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp. cinnamon or to taste 1 tsp. vanilla 2 tbsp brown sugar

    Directions: Brew coffee - the stronger the better.  Make pumpkin milk by combing all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well. Warm the finished pumpkin milk mixture in microwave or stovetop. Pour one cup of brewed coffee into a mug and pour half the pumpkin milk mixture over the top of the coffee and enjoy.

    Optional: Finish your pumpkin spice latte by garnishing with whipped cream and sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top.

    Share this pumpkin spice latte recipe with your friends and family.  Enjoy!

  • Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe

    Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe

    1 cup shortening 2 cups packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3.5 cups flour 1.5 teaspoons baking powder 1.5 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1.5 cups canned pumpkin

    Cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin.

    Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2" apart onto greased baking pans; flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-11 minutes. Cool completely and put together whoopee pies with filling of your choice.

    Share this Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe with your friends!

  • Pumpkin Walnut Cake Recipe

    Pumpkin Walnut Cake Recipe Pumpkin Walnut Cake

    Pumpkin Walnut Cake Recipe Ingredients:

    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 3/4 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 1 2/3 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 3/4 cups pumpkin puree 1 cup small walnut pieces, toasted

    Pumpkin Walnut Cake Recipe Instructions: Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt into a bowl and set aside. Combine eggs and sugar and whisk until well combined and lightened in color, about two minutes. Drizzle in the oil, and whisk for one minute to emulsify. Add pumpkin and mix just until combined. Add dry ingredients in three additions, mixing just until combined after each addition. Fold in walnuts by hand. Pour batter into a greased bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 - 50 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, then invert onto severing plate.

    Pumpkin Walnut Cake Recipe is complete.  Enjoy with family and friends!

  • The External Reflects the Internal ~ Author Unknown

    Below, is a short, thought-provoking essay that explores differing perspectives of how the external world may be a reflection of our internal world.  In other words, to create change, we must first look within ourselves.

    The External Reflects the Internal

    There is a simple method to check upon your progress.  Despite what appears to be going on in the world around you, how loving and harmonious are your personal relationships?  Do you look at others and think about how you would like to change them?  Or do you love them and accept them as they are?

    Do you look at a person and concentrate, to a greater or lesser extent, upon the things that you dislike about them and wish they would change, or the qualities that you like and admire about them?  You get back what you send out.  So when you send out the thought "Why is she so hard to live with?" or "Why is he always behaving like this?" ask yourself, what exactly are you doing?

    Now focus here, as this is so obvious you could miss it.  And in fact, most do.  Take away the question from your sentence and essentially you are saying:  "She is hard to live with" and "He is always behaving like this".  Do you see what you are doing?  You have just created the behavior in that person that you wish to change simply because you do not understand the law of radiation and attraction.

    Now try and experiment:  Take someone in your life that you love, but sometimes have trouble getting along with.  Think about the thoughts you have projected about that person - the negative thoughts.  Ask yourself, does the behavior that you do not like in that person in any way correspond to the thoughts you've been having about them?  If you're honest with yourself, it's a strong bet that it does.

    Sure, they must have behaved that way in the first place to make you notice that you didn't like it, but we all have off days sometimes.  The more you focus on that behavior, the more you are going to see it.  It's just life doing what it does and conforming to your expectations about the way it will be for you.  Now having recognized this, what can you do about it?

    Simply notice your negative thoughts as they arise.  literally "catch yourself" as you are having them.  And then change your perspective.  Focus instead on the things you like about this person: how you love their smile, the sound of their happy laughter; the way they do such and such nice things, how helpful and loving they can be.  Keep putting those positive thoughts out.  Persevere, as you may have a bit of negative work to undo, but just keep catching yourself and focusing on the positive.  Then prepare yourself for an almost magical transformation of your circumstances.

    Always monitor your thoughts and pay attention to their quality, because what you think about is directly related to what you will see around you, and what life will show you.  That is the difference between conscious and subconscious creation.

  • Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe

    This Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe is very tasty!  Follow these simple instruction below for a wonderful summer treat.

    Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe

    12 oz. cream cheese 4 cups sugar 4 cups whipping cream 4 cups milk 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

    Whisk cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and beat until smooth, followed by cream, milk and vanilla. Pour in 6 quart ice cream freezer and freeze according to instructions.

    We've recommended some of these top rated ice cream freezers to use for this recipe:

  • 5 Best Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard Chicken Coop

    Customers are always asking which chicken breeds we recommend to raise in our chicken coops.  Below, you'll find our 5 favorite chicken breeds for you to consider before buying a chicken coop.

    1 • Rhode Island Red Chickens

    Rhode Island Red Chicken Breeds • Rooster & Hen

    Rhode Island Red's are the official state bird of Rhode Island. Once a very popular chicken breed in the US, they declined when small farms declined, but are now making a resurgence. The hens are a great layer of extra large, brown eggs and healthy hens average up to 5 - eggs per week. They have a good, gentle disposition and are a good looking chicken. A hardy chicken, these birds do very well in cold weather as well. Their feathers tend to be a rust-color, but some birds can have a darker shade, including maroon almost to a black color. Rhode Island Red's eyes are a red-orange color. They have yellow feet, with reddish-brown beaks. Rhode Island Red Roosters have an average weight of about 8.5 pounds, the Hens average 6.5 pounds.

    2 • Buff Orpington Chickens

    Buff Orpington Chicken Breed • Roosters & Hens

    An English breed of Chicken, the Buff Orpington hen is a fat, golden-feathered chicken, weighing on average, 7.9 lbs to 10.6 lbs. Buff Orpington's are excellent layers of medium to large brown eggs, laying as many as 200 per year or more. a Very docile disposition, the Buff Orpington is calm and friendly. They're a hardy bird and do very well in cold weather.

    3 • Barred Rock Chickens

    Barred Rock Chicken Breed • Rooster & Hen

    Originating in the United States, the Barred Rock Chicken is also known as Plymouth Rocks or just Rocks. A hardy, cold weather bird, this chicken is perfect for small farms or backyard coop owners. The Barred Rock has an interesting black and white pattern on its feathers with a bright red face and comb. An excellent layer of large eggs which can vary in color from light to medium brown. Barred Rocks can have a gentle and docile disposition, but can be bossy amongst other chicken breeds. Roosters can weigh approximately 9.5 lbs, while hens usually weigh in around 7.5 lbs.

    4 • Ameraucana Chickens

    Ameraucana Chicken Breed • Hen & Rooster

    Uncertain of its origin, the Ameraucana is believed to have been first bred in the United States. Available in both large and bantam (small) varieties, the large Ameraucana roosters weighing approximately 6.5 lbs while the hens weigh about 5.5 lbs and the bantam Ameraucana roosters can weigh 1.9 lbs while the hen weighs about 1.65 lbs. Exceptional layer of medium sized, blue color eggs, one of only a few chicken breeds to lay blue eggs. Generally, Ameraucana Chickens have a friendly disposition and do well in free range or confined environments. Fuzzy faces without a comb, these chickens come in different colors including tan and black.

    5 • White Leghorn Chickens

    White Leghorn Chicken Breed • Hen & Rooster

    Made famous by the Loony Tunes character Foghorn Leghorn, the White Leghorn chickens originated in Tuscany, Italy. White Leghorns are a curious chicken breed with a calm and friendly disposition, but can be nervous and flighty at times. They are prolific layers of white eggs. Leghorn Roosters can weigh approximately 6.0 lbs while the hens weigh in around 5 lbs. White Leghorns are full bodied with white feathers and a red comb. They're hardy chickens and do well in cold weather.

    We hope this list of chicken breeds will help in your decision making process.  If you have any questions about chicken breeds or our chicken coops, please do not hesitate to ask.

  • A Pulling Horse Cannot Kick.

  • A Happy Home is More than a Roof Over Your Head It's a Foundation Under Your Feet.

  • A Family that Work Together, Grows Together.

  • Double Berry Crisp


    1 cup sugar 1/4 cup corn starch 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp grated lemon peel 1 cup fresh or frozen red raspberries 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries 1 cup old fashion oats 1/2 cup Rice Crsipy's 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup butter, melted

    In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, lemon peel, and berries until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Pour into a greased 8" square baking dish. In a bowl, combine the oats, Rice Crispy's, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt; stir in butter. Sprinkle over berry mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes or until filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.


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