More experimenting...

It might be hard to see in these photos, but I have now started adding 1/2 cup of ground flax seed into my whole wheat bread recipe. It looks grainier, but you can't even taste it! This is a great way to add even MORE nutrition to that yummy homemade bread!

The top photo is the dough before it had risen (easier to see the flax in that one!) & the bottom one is after it's done baking. Mmmm!!!


Have you ever made cinnamon rolls before? Well, try making pizza rolls! They're fun & delicious!

You can use any bread or pizza dough recipe you want. Roll your dough out on the counter to about 1/2 inch thick (or thinner!) into a big rectangle.

Spread pizza sauce over dough. Top with parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder/salt, pepperoni, & whatever else you like.

After you have it all loaded with goodies, begin rolling your dough up like a sleeping bag, so it's a big long tube (with all the stuff inside!)

Using floss, string, or a knife, slice your rolls about 1/2 - 3/4" thick. Lay them out on a cookie sheet or in a baking pan.

Bake on 400 for about 20-30 minutes, or until browned & crisped on top. The time may vary, depending on your dough recipe.

We ate these last weekend for dinner with our neighbors, and they were the hit of the night!

Another GREAT option is to spread homemade Ranch dressing instead of pizza dough. Then top with shredded chicken & mozarella/parmesan cheese.

If you've never tried Chicken Ranch Pizza, you've missed out! It's to die for! I think next time, I'll try Vege Pizza Rolls!


Better Granola Bars!

Check out the no bake granola bar recipe I posted on August 27, 2008. I have since re-vamped it, which has greatly improved how it holds together. If you had trouble with your bars crumbling, try making them with the new method.

Basically I melted half the chocolate chips with the other things I melted, AND I now add more of the "melting" items than I used too. This really helps everything bond better. You can find this recipe by clicking on "oats" in the LABELS section to the right or by clicking here!

I also throw all the melty stuff in a big Pyrex measuring bowl & mix it up. Then I microwave it for about 3 minutes... till it's hot and bubbly.



Wow! I haven't been on in a while... Funny though, most blogs I've visited lately have been abandoned - I'm sure due to the holidays. That's definitely my excuse!

So I've decided on some New Year's Resolutions. Of course I'm going to continue to improve my preparedness & food storage (That's a given!). I also plan to spend more "quality" time with my husband & kids, and I'm going to work on being more consistent. That is one of my BIG downfalls. My intentions are great, but I have a hard time with finishing or continuing what I started. Oh... and my most important one is to become more spiritual. I need to pray more & focus on my Savior more.

Wish me luck!

I've been thinking & thinking of what to focus on this year for my blog, and I decided that I don't really want to focus on any specific thing. I just want to continue to share all the great things I learn, fun recipes, & anything & everything! Hope that works for you!

Lotsa' fun stuff coming soon!

Happy New Year!