Home Made Butter

This is for those of you who like me get confused about which butter is which at the grocery store.
I am always standing there trying to figure which is best, of fresher or even the one I last chose.
Then I came across this recipe on pinterest, and it is great. I call it butter just right.
It is so very easy. All you need is whipping cream, a jar with a tight fitting lid, a bowl, and salt or sugar.
Let the whipping cream sit on your counter for about 2 hours at complete room temperature,
Pour until the jar is half full. Close the jar tightly and shake about 7 to 15 min. Once the butter forms pour off the whey pour your clunk of butter in a bowl and rinse under gently flowing cold water until the water runs clear. Use a spoon and gently mash the butter to get all the whey bubbles out and pour it off. Then put a pinch of salt for lightly salted, or two pinches of sugar for sweet cream and mix it in. And you’re done, store it in the fridge,and enjoy.

Leave a comment, let me know how this recipe works for you and if you enjoy it.
Thank you, Creativeliving 1 self Sufficient Single Mother

My Recipe For Fried Green Tomatoes

Hello fellow post people, I am going to share my fried green tomato recipe with you.
Although I was raised in Brooklyn, New York, I was born in North Carolina and country roots are strong. I hope you enjoy my recipe as much as I do. It is very easy:

INGREDIENTS:

1 large or medium sized green tomato
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 cup of plain white enriched cornmeal
2 large eggs(for drench only)
Sea Salt (for seasoning after you cook the tomatoes)
Black pepper

Slice your tomato, I used a mandolin so each slice is about the same size. Spread them out, and sprinkle them lightly with salt, this will draw the water from the slices, and will help the cornmeal cling instead of falling off. While the tomatoes are resting with the paper towel over them, mix the dry ingredients: stir to assure even mixture. Heat oil in skillet, do not fry them on on high, keep temp at medium for even browning. High will allow them to fry to fast, leaving a well done outer and a undercooked tomato. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl or dish that is easy to use for drenching. You are now ready to fry!! First drench the tomato in the egg, next the cornmeal mixture (use one hand for the wet drench, and the other for the dry drench that way you don’t get to much of either in the other). When the edges show a little golden color flip them on the other side, sprinkle a little sea salt or salt of your choice on the done side right in the skillet. When this side is done place them on a paper towel to drain any remaining oil, and continue cooking the remaining tomatoes. One large tomato will give you about 10 slices if you use a mandolin.
Now eat and enjoy, leave me a comment to let me know if you like this recipe.

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Trail Mix Muffins

While wandering into my kitchen this morning, I had the craziest craving for a delicious energizing muffin! However, I couldn’t think of which ones to make… Banana or blueberry? After looking through my pantry I found a bag of dried fruit and assorted nuts. Trail mix would be a great treat for the children I thought. Then it hit me, Trail mix muffins! So I gathered all of the ingredients and alerted the children, who of course were thrilled. Even as I type this, they are devouring the muffins with a healthy glass of milk. My family and I give my muffin recipe 5/5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Please leave comments/ suggestions, I would be delighted to hear from you. If anyone has a favorite muffin recipes that I can share with my family please leave a link.
~Enjoy~

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Ingredients:
– 3 cups self rising flour (organic or your preference)
– 1 cup milk (organic or your preference)
– 1 cup natural dried fruit (if you have a sweet tooth add 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips)
– 1/2 cup chopped nuts
– 1/3 cup 100% pure natural vegetable oil
– 3 eggs
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup sugar (if you enjoy sweet muffins add 1 cup sugar)

Utensils/ Cooking appliances
– Handheld mixer and blades
– Rubber scrapping spatula
– 1 Ice cream scooper (An ice cream scooper helps make sure the muffins are the same size)
– Muffin/ cupcake papers
– 1 large mixing bowl
– Measuring cups
– Cupcake/ muffin pan(s)
– Cooling rack (optional)
– Large mixing bowl
– 1 sifter (optional)

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Directions:
~ Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and place cupcake papers into pan.~
1.) Sift your flour
2.) Combine all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. I like to use my rubber scrapping spatula to mix my dry ingredients evenly.
3.) Add your liquid ingredients. Beat the mixture on medium high until the batter is a thick/creamy consistency.
4.) Add your dried fruit and nuts to the mixture. Fold the fruit and nuts with the rubber scrapping spatula into the batter.
5.) Use your ice cream scooper to spoon the batter into the cupcake pan.
6.) Place the cupcakes into your preheated oven for 15 minutes or until muffins are a golden brown.
7.) Once muffins are finished baking, sweep with butter for extra moist muffins.
8.) Place muffins on a cooling rack, once cooled enjoy with your family.

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Spinach Avocado salad

When I am having a busy day the last thing I want to do is make a large lunch for myself. So my go to lunch is usually quick salads, with garlic bread, or without. My favorite salad recently is the Avocado spinach salad with my on added ingredients. I love experimenting with salads and adding my own fruits and vegetables to the mix. If anyone has any suggestions on salads I can try please leave a comment.

Ingredients:
– 2 cups organic baby spinach
– 1/3 cup diced tomatoes
– 1/4 carrot sliced
– 1/3 cup sliced avocado
– 1/4 cucumber sliced
– 1 boiled organic egg
– 2 tbsp salad dressing of your choice

* Tips: Slice your avocado in half. To separate, gently grip the two halves and pull them apart. Save the pit of your avocado for my upcoming blog post.

* Quick facts: Did you know the avocado is actually a fruit, and not a vegetable! learn more at
whatscookingamerica.net

Items used:

~ Zyliss Utility knife (I Highly recommend this to every one)
usa.zyliss.com

~ Cambridge dinnerware (take advantage of the current sale 23% off)
www.hayneedle.com

~ Gibson Dinnerware (The 14k gold set is no longer available, however Gibson makes excellent dinnerware!)
www.gibsonusa.com

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