Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Carrot Cake

I like a simple carrot cake.  One that lets the carrots shine in all their glory.  Yes, I like other flavors that are sometimes added in such as pineapple and coconut, but the only additional ingredient that I may add in is walnuts.

After all, it's carrot cake!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting...need I say anything else?

Delicious on carrot and zucchini cakes.

Tasty on chocolate and strawberry cookies.

Superb on pumpkin and ginger breads.

Yummy on cinnamon rolls.

... and so much more!

You may already have the ingredients on hand...

A block of cream cheese, a stick of butter, some powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.

Having the cream cheese and butter at room temperature is important, so everything comes together don't want a lumpy cream cheese frosting.

So, let's make it...what you put it on is up to you! ;-)

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix together the cream cheese and butter.
Stir in the powdered sugar, a little at a time.
Stir in the vanilla extract.

What is your favorite thing to put cream cheese frosting on? 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Starting Seeds in Eggshells

This year I am starting some seeds indoors using eggshells as my 'pots'.

I am excited to be planting some heirloom varieties this year.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds offer such wonderful choices.

They have graciously given me some seeds to work with.

Chestnut chocolate tomatoes...yes please!

A hot pepper that undergoes chameleon-like color changes...just look at the purple color on the package. 

Kale is an absolute favorite of mine, but I have never grown 'red kale' before.  This one is called kale scarlet, and has me very excited!

Are you intrigued?  Order your free seed catalog here.

So, let's get the seeds planted...

Monday, March 21, 2016

Understanding The Coding On Egg Cartons

Have you ever looked at all the numbers and letters on an egg carton and wondered what they all mean?  I found this outline from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) very helpful.  It explains the egg's grade, expiration date, packaging date, and plant code found on egg cartons sold in grocery stores.

Each carton of USDA graded eggs must show two things...  Click HERE to read more of this post at Community Chickens.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie

You have probably heard of chicken pot pie...

This is the same concept, but made with a biscuit topping...yum!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ham Carbonara

With Easter right around the corner, many of you may be having ham to eat, so I wanted to share this ham carbonara recipe with you.  Although I recently made this with packaged diced ham, it will be delicious with left over ham...I'm excited to make it again!

It's easy to put together and loaded with flavor.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sloggers Denim Apron

When I recently shared with you about Sloggers shoes, I was happy to hear from so many of you that loved them too!  Today I am excited to tell you that Sloggers is now offering a heavy duty denim apron.

This isn't your everyday light weight cooking apron, but one that is durable enough for the upcoming garden season, outdoor spring cleaning, BBQ's, and so much more.

It's a limited edition, so order yours today!

This is an affiliate post, but all opinions are 100% mine!  If you purchase Sloggers by using the links on this website, LL Farm will receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you.  LL Farm and all the animals thank you for your support!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A Guide To Getting Started With Chickens

baby chicks
Have you walked into your local farm store or hatchery lately?  The familiar peeping sound draws you in…it’s baby chick time!  Rather it’s your first go round or you’re a pro at raising baby chicks, there are a few things that all of us can learn.  Click HERE to read my recent post at Community Chickens.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Blueberry Lemon Scones

Have you watched Dinner at Tiffani's on the Cooking Channel?
Tiffani Thiessen, famously known for her acting role on Saved By The Bell, dishes up some amazing food while entertaining guests.  These guests just happen to be other stars from the 80's, 90's, and today.  It's not just a cooking show, but entertaining to watch.

I got this recipe for Blueberry Lemon Scones from her show, and tweaked it just a bit.
It's like a burst of  blueberry and a hint of lemon have a party in your mouth...oh soooo good! 
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