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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Custom Made Gift Baskets

Do you need a one of a kind gift for someone special?  Well we might just have what you need with our custom made gift baskets.  
This is a great gift idea for birthday, anniversary, wedding, baby shower, secret friend, Christmas,
house warming, get well, etc.

We have various sundry items to choose from to make up your gift basket.  Popular themes for our baskets are:  Cooking, Western, Girly, Josie of the Prairie photography/dvds, Romance, Guy items and so much more.  You can choose any items in our store that you like.  Do you have a friend or family member that collects something in particular?  We have lots of kitchen collectibles, roosters, pyrex, lovely vintage linens, antique books, vintage toys, glassware/pottery, vintage jewelry, hankies, scarves, purses, perfume bottles, french flea market collectibles, western/rustic lodge style items, fishing, guy stuff, sports collectibles and so much more!  Come in and check us out!

Homestead Harvest Floral Arrangements

My favorite fall things
Harvest time.....Hunting season.....Thanksgiving......The comforts of home.....A pot of flavorful stew.....Goldenrod, Russian Thistle & Broomtail on the Prairie....Geese flying south....Cool nights, mild days.....Sitting on the porch....Arrowhead hunting....Raking leaves.....Fiesta-hued flowers....Pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales and pots of colorful mums....Persimmons turning sweet....Harvest moon....Driving the back roads....Monarch butterflies.....Crows hollering....Doves gleaning the cut grain fields...Smell of wood smoke.....Nostalgic memories....Wooly worms crawling....Sumac turning red....A Blue Norther rolling in...Picking up pecans....

We do gift baskets also, this one is sold but we can custom make to any specifications
What a great gift idea for birthday, anniversary, wedding, baby shower, secret friend, Christmas,
house warming, get well or any other occasion!

We have a large selection of beautiful Homestead Harvest Floral Arrangements for your home
Prices start at $20.00
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, pick up one for your dinner table centerpiece

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Potato Chowder & Cheese Biscuits

Ummmm......Cozy comfort food perfect for a fall day!  You can't beat this potato chowder recipe with flavorful cheesy garlic biscuits!

Potato Chowder
15 or so medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunky pieces
1/2 a medium sized onion, diced
2 large stalks of celery with leaves, diced up small
1 cup of carrots, diced
1 tbsp of dried parsley
8 chicken bouillon cubes
1/4 tsp of pepper

Put all above ingredients into soup pot and fill with just enough water to cover vegetables.
Cook until tender, don't drain.
Then warm, until just hot, 4 cups of milk (I use 2% milk).
Take out 1 cup of the milk and whisk 2 heaping tbsps of butter and 1/4 cup of flour into the milk.
Add remaining 3 cups of milk to vegetables, then add the milk/butter/flour mixture to the soup.
Cook until hot and bubbly.

I use the Bisquick basic recipe which calls for 2 1/4 cups of bisquick and 2/3 cup of  milk, then I add about a 1/2 tsp of garlic powder and about a cup of sharp shredded cheese to the batter.
Mix well and knead about 10 times on a surface covered with dry bisquick.  Roll out dough to about an 1" thick and cut out bisquicks.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet or shallow pan and cook about 10 to 15 minutes in 350 to 400 degree oven or until golden brown.  My oven cooks hot so I cook them at 350.  After they are done, brush with either melted garlic butter (I buy this by the french bread at Wal-Mart) or just melt some regular butter and add some dried parsley and garlic powder to the butter.

Hope you enjoy!!