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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Little Susie Home Makers Best Peach Cobbler Recipe and tutorial

My easy to make Peach Cobbler is always a huge hit with my family and friends. It is so easy to make! You will love the smell as it is baking! I just had to share my recipe with lots of pictures for a tutorial that will have you baking in no time!

Little Susie Home Maker's Peach Cobbler

 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
2 cups milk
1 large or 2 med cans sliced peaches
2 tablespoons brown sugar

The first thing you want to do, is put the stick of butter into your oblong baking pan. Then place in center rack of oven, then turn the oven on to preheat to 350* F.
The butter will begin to melt in the baking pan. 

Next, mix the sugar, flower, baking powder, cinnamon and milk in a large mixing bowl, into a batter. A long handle wooden spoon works just fine, but you could use a mixer if you like. Stir until well blended, but don't over beat.

 Remove the oblong pan from the oven and place on a hot pad or heat resistant area.
Carefully pour the batter from the bowl over the melted butter. Do not stir. The butter will ooze out to the side, and may not even be completely melted. This is okay.

Next open your canned sliced peaches and spoon the peaches over the top of the batter. 

Place by spoonfuls to evenly distribute. Discard the juice for some other use, but do not add to batter.
Sprinkle the top with brown sugar.

 Using hot pads, carefully place the baking pan back into the center of oven. You may place on a cookie sheet to catch drippings.

 Bake in 350*F oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the batter has puffed up and browned.

 Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving.

 This is really good with a side of vanilla ice cream, if you like.

Serve, eat, and enjoy!
  

A very favorite request of my husband and daughter. The warm taste of this fresh baked batter and peaches fresh out of the oven is just delicious.  When made ahead of time and served at room temperature it is very good as well!  I love to make this Peach Cobbler for birthdays, for dessert and even for brunch. It travels well for pot lucks. I hope you can enjoy this recipe.

Blessings,
Little Susie Home Maker

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Ride Through the Country with Bear

Yippie! I get to ride in the car!
Would you like to tag along on a ride through our country side with, Bear and I?
He and I enjoy our ride to his groomer every month. Jumping in the front seat, Bear is ready to go sight seeing along the way! So, I thought that I would take along the camera this trip and share what a pretty little ride it is to her place from our house.Bear has really pretty soft long hair, and he has a very nice groomer. She bathes and cleans him up every four weeks. Bear loves to go for his grooming.

 We see lots of beautiful and interesting things along the way. It was foggy this morning. The horses in the mist looked so pretty, don't you think?

 A near by street corner, have to take this picture of the mailboxes.

After, I drop off Bear, I pass the General Store.

Okay, this is when I go home and wait for my call to pick Bear back up, usually about 2 hours. After I go to pick Bear up, the fog has burned off. 

Bear is so excited to stop and say, "Hello!" to some nearby friends in the field! 

His friend says, "Hi!" back.

 I get such a kick out of how my Little Bear is so happy!

There is no shortage of farm life along the way.

I stop to take a few more pictures. There is plenty of cattle.

Look at this trio, a Bull. a Cow, and a Calf!

Bear and I make it back to our home. Doesn't he look pretty and happy? We will do it all over again in a few weeks!

I feel so blessed to live in such a pretty place. God has so many beautiful creatures that He has given to us.
I am so thankful,
Especially for my Little Buddy Bear!

Hope you enjoyed the ride!

Blessings,

Little Susie Home Maker

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Vintage 50's Meatloaf Recipe


Do you like meatloaf?
Today I want to share a recipe with you from one of my favorite cookbooks.
This is a Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book. It is missing the copyright page, but from researching on the web, I believe it to be 1950's. It has some pretty fun artwork, and fabulous content.
I have had this cookbook for several years now. I found it one day at a local Goodwill store. I just adore it.


Inside there is a penciled star from a previous owner on a recipe that I figure, must have been a favorite. What I want to share today is the 

Everyday Meat Loaf

2/3 c. dry bread crumbs
1 c. milk
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 beaten eggs
1/4 c. grated onion
1 t. salt
1/2 t. sage
dash of pepper

Oven  350*
Soak breadcrumbs in milk: add meat, eggs, onion, and seasonings; mix well. Form in individual loaves; place in greased muffin pans. Cover with Piquant Sauce* (page 348).
Bake in moderate oven (350*) 45 minutes. Makes 8 servings. Or form one loaf in 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2-inch pan. Spread with sauce; bake 1 hour.

*Piquant Sauce
Combine 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 cup catsup, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon dry mustard.
I took some personal liberties, and used packaged and seasoned bread crumbs, I also substituted a canned salsa, for the topping. Other than that, I did try to keep the making of this original.

It was a very simple meatloaf to make. The end result baked rather nicely and was firm and held together to slice.

My family and I enjoyed it for dinner, but it was just a little bland for my taste. But a very good base recipe to start a meat loaf on. And if only a few ingredients on hand, this makes a simple meatloaf to prepare.

Overall, I had fun preparing this and my family did enjoy eating it!

So, maybe you will enjoy making this 1950's style meat loaf, too.
I hope you are blessed by this post, and feel free to leave a comment! Have a great week!

Blessings,
Little Susie Home Maker

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Crochet Camera Pouch & I won a book!

 Hello and bless you! I have been enjoying a super busy week after the Easter Holiday.

This weekend while driving to another town for a family gathering, I brought along my yarn and hook. I wanted to make a little strapped camera pouch that I could easily carry and get my camera in and out of. So I took some bright and cheerful yellow cotton worsted yarn and started working away.
Here is what I made.


 I wanted a long enough strap to carry easily over my neck. Just a small pouch that easily holds my camera. There is enough room for my cell phone as well! I was pretty happy with how it turned out. Everyone like it as well. I just made up my own pattern as I went. It was one continuous yarn project and I never ended up cutting any yarn until the last knot I tied at the end. I incorporated the strap and slip stitched the sides.

I love this better than the store bought camera cases. 
It is much cuter, and really makes my camera accessible!
I took these pictures out in my yard this morning. Ever seen a tree with a camera pouch? Ha ha!


I went to pick up a package at the post office out here in the country. I was wondering what it could be? When I got there, I was pleased to find that it was my first prize I have ever one from a blog give away!


 I won this children's book from

She has such a warm family loving blog. I really enjoy her posts.
Thanks Connie!
I was pretty excited to win. And since my great niece is turning five this month. I think I will tuck it in with her presents!

. This week has been such a busy time, with errands, appointments, kids events, etc! 
Reminder.. did you get your taxes mailed? The deadline this year is April 17th.
I sure hope you are all having a great week!

Blessings,
Little Susie Home Maker

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Egg Decorating Family Fun

Today I was out in the Little Red Barn gathering eggs.
I again realized that I am so thankful for such beautiful fresh daily nutrition.
These eggs that my hens lay daily are such a big blessing to my family.
We cook them up so many different ways. They are scrambled, fried, or we bake with them.
We add them to soup, etc.. and one of my favorite is to boil them.


This time of year so many people are boiling eggs, and decorating them. Many families take place in this  annual tradition.
It has always been fun for my family to decorate the boiled eggs before Easter. For us, I think it is the artsy crafty side of my family that just loves this activity.
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We use the basic food coloring recipe on the box of the food coloring bottled in the 4-pack from the grocery store. That is my favorite method. It is simple and inexpensive and fun to mix! There are just so many color combinations from the drops!
We get out crayons, and rubber bands, and cotton swab brushes! Anything to make our eggs pretty. We put messages, and make faces. It is just lots of fun.! 
We usually make a big date with Grandma & Grandpa, too. It is a big part of spending time together from the youngest grandchild all the way up to the grandparents!

I love the time we share laughing and painting! These are some of the fondest memories we build and grow upon each and every year.
I pray that all of you have a wonderful time celebrating the Resurrection of our Savior on this Holiday weekend!

Blessings,
Little Susie Home Maker
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Crochet Dishcloths


  I had the most wonderful visit this weekend with my parents. 
The kids were thrilled when Grandpa and Grandma came for a visit.

 My dear Momma is always a person that brings a gift! 
She brought me these beautiful dishcloths.

 She has been working on them and made quite a few colorful cloths. 
Aren't they just so pretty?

I really love all the colors. I also like the texture from the ribbing.

I think these are so pretty, that I will find them hard to use on dishes! 
But she says, "Don't save them. Use them!"

Oh, thank you Momma for these pretty little crochet dishcloths! I just love them!

I just wanted to share my blessings with you to enjoy!

Little Susie Home Maker

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Praise His Holy Name

Did you know God has a name? 
His name is Yahweh. 
Here is a pretty Praise Song. 
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Blessings,
Little Susie Home Maker