Friday, February 26, 2016

Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli

When I think about Italian foods my mind goes to my homemade ravioli's. These suckers take some time to make but let me tell you, it is well worth every minute you invest in this dinner! You will surely please anyone, and everyone who tries these! You can even cheat and use Organic Simple Truth canned pasta sauce (totally fine and makes it one less step).

You Will Need:

Pasta Dough
Pasta Sauce
16 oz Organic Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
1 Ball Organic Mozzarella Cheese
2 Cups Organic Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Cup Organic Parmesan Cheese
1 tbsp Organic Parsley
2 Organic Pasture Raised Eggs
Salt & Pepper, to taste



Mix all the cheese, eggs, salt, pepper and parsley


Mix well


Roll out your pasta, I used a pasta roll attachment with my KitchenAid mixer (you can find here)
**let me tell you, that attachment is WORTH the money! you get 3 rollers!**


We pressed it through 1 about 4 times, folding after each


Then slowly worked towards a 4 (we rolled through the 2 once, and the 3 once)


The 4 is PERFECT thinness! 


Cut the stripe in half, and place one half on your floured counter (PLEASE FLOUR! I did not and they stuck) add 1 tbsp filling, leaving about 2-3 finger space in between


Add the second half you cut to the top, make sure you have no air in them as you cut


Cut with a ravioli stamp (stay tuned for possible GIVEAWAY of one)


They are too cute


Place on floured baking sheet until read to boil


Fill stock pot with water, add salt and bring to boil, add 10 ravioli's at a time, once they start to float I let them cook another 3-5 minutes, then remove and drained


Add pasta sauce to a skillet, and add ravioli's, cook tossing (be careful  not to spilt them, Daniel did twice) cook about 3 minutes just to warm sauce with them


There you have them! They are so amazing and so delicious! 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Crochet Poop Emoji


I am obsessed with the emoji's, as is my entire family, from Kristopher to Kailee and Daniel! I thought what better way then to make a video of each emoji crocheted and then turn that into a big blanket for our couch! This is the first emoji I am going to be doing out of... (I do not know how many! We shall see! So please comment on the video and let me know what other ones you want to see). I used Switchboard.com to make the pattern and google to find the picture of the poop emoji. In the pattern it shows light brown and dark brown, I am going with just the dark brown for this; please feel free to use light brown if you wish.

Materials:

Free Pattern
Red Heart Yarn White
Red Heart Yarn Black
Red Heart Yarn Brown
Crochet Hook H (or 5mm)
Tapestry Needle
Scissors


*This pattern can be made in a C2C (corner to corner), or regular half double crochet (HDC) or single crochet (SC)*

*You may sell items from this pattern, but I ask you link it back to me. Also, do not claim this pattern as your own or any photos. Copy right applies*

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Polymer Clay Crochet Hook


Crocheting is literally my favorite thing to do, especially when the kids are off to school and I am bored out of my mind! I love my crochet hooks, do not get me wrong, but boy they are hard to handle sometimes and my hands start hurting. I saw a LOT of things on Pinterest where people decorated their hooks with polymer clay and I figured why not?! I made my own design and what not, but the idea was not mine alone (which is fine). I love it so much though!

Materials:

Crochet Hooks (any size)
Polymer Clay (any 3 colors)
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper




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Friday, February 19, 2016

Pasta Dough!

When making anything Italian I love making my own dough, yes it takes time to make the dough, roll the dough then cook the dough but it is so very rewarding when you complete the meal and enjoy something with no additives. And come on! This recipe has literally 3 ingredients you truly cannot beat that in a pasta!

You Will Need:

4 Cups Organic All-Purpose Flour
4 Organic Pasture Raised Eggs
1-2 tbsp Water



Make a well with flour on the counter


Add the eggs in the middle and start pulling it together (my kid, Kailee, took these! Geez!) When you have all the egg mixed in, and its still not pulling together well, add 1 tbsp water at a time until a nice ball is easy to form without being sticky


Let sit room temp, covered for 30 minutes then it is time to roll and use

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How to Crochet a Granny Square

This is literally one of the easiest crochet starter pieces out there. I love granny square because they work up extremely fast, and you can change the colors very easily without having to worry about seeing the yarn in the finished project. The only thing I dislike about granny square is you cannot make any graph patterns.

Materials:

Crochet Hook H (or 5mm)
Red Heart Yarn Pink
Red Heart Yarn White
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

How to Grow Your Own Organic Lemon Tree From Seed

After selling our home and moving into something much, much smaller without a backyard, I was very upset I would not be able to continue to garden. This past summer I was not able to do the gardening I had wanted to do so badly. Before the house sold, two years before, I had taken an organic peach pit and throw it in my garden bed. Little did I know, it would grow! And grow it did! It broke my heart to leave that tree behind, but I knew it would be in good hands. This year I wanted to start something special, to prove that you can grown a garden even in a small place without a backyard. Even thought it is winter time, you can start these lemon trees in the house (since they probably will be indoor most of the year- can only really be outdoor in the summer; of course not too hot all depends on your climate, here in Ohio I know my limits).

This is part one of two parts. Once the lemons seeds start routing I will post another post. Then I will keep everyone updated on FaceBook (be sure to LIKE our page) on the progress of our trees! Remember, fruit trees take 3 years to develop fruit (some take longer), so be patient and enjoy the journey, no need to rush this process.


Okay let's get started...

Materials:

Organic Lemon
Organic Potting Soil (with fertilizer already in)
Pot
Spray Bottle (dollar tree :))


Place dirt in your pot filling it to the top


Get the seeds out of your organic lemon


Push into soil


Water well, daily. Do not over water- place in area with lots of sun


I placed mine in the office/craft room on my crochet granny square 
Stick around with me for part 2 of this... That will be once the little seeds start sprouting!! eek! I cannot wait! 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti is a family favorite so I figured I would share my favorite recipe for sauce (with meatballs!) I mean come on it has meatballs you know you want to try this recipe! You can change out the ground meat with whatever. I have made this often with ground beef, and a mix of ground meat and ground pork (mild). But this is as basic and as simple as it comes, nothing crazy about it.

You Will Need:


3-6 tsp Homemade Italian Seasoning (to taste)
Homemade Meatballs
1/2 Organic Onion, chopped
Organic Olive Oil
1 lb Organic Ground Meat
1 Can Organic Tomatoes, diced
1 Can Organic Tomato Sauce
1 tsp Organic Garlic, fresh
Salt & Pepper, to taste



Dice your onions


Add garlic, onion, and olive oil in a stock pot


Add salt


Add pepper


Cook until translucent 


Add ground meat


Cooking until browned


Drain off extra grease (when I use turkey I leave the olive oil because it gives it a deeper flavor to the sauce; if you use hamburger meat drain for sure)


Add tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes (I also added basil, parsley and garlic salt)


Pretty baby!


Add your Italian seasoning, adjusting to your taste


I used homemade meatballs I had fully cooked frozen, I added them in and let this simmer for 2 hours


Done and Done! SO YUMMY!!!! 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pizza Hot Pockets!

Kristopher has been bothering me for days, okay, begging me for days to make him pizza pockets.. all I hear is 'Mom, can you please make pizza pockets today?' 'Mom, what about now? Did you know, Mom, I can take these to school for lunch?' Insane... But when you look at the ingredients list in froze pizza hot pockets, one can expect to be disgusted and surprised all at once. What is the need to have so much crap in these? It honestly is not needed. They all say oh to preserve them longer... okay, these can hold in the freeze for 6 months (not that they last that long, because lets be honest here, when you buy hot pockets brand you eat two in one sitting and have two left- so again my question is why do you need all those additives?) It is really dumb, and 100 percent unneeded. Make these and freeze them for up to 6 months (if they last because in this house they do not).

You can use your own homemade pizza sauce, I make this often and freeze it or can it, but just have not had the time lately. Therefore, I picked up a couple jars from Whole Foods Market because, well, let's be honest, I trust their ingredients most.

You Will Need:

Homemade Pizza Dough
Organic Pizza Sauce
Organic Raw Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
Uncured Pepperoni, optional



Roll out dough


Add sauce to the middle


Add cheese


Finally pepperoni's 


Fold, pinch sides together, using a fork is best and place egg wash on top (beat 1 egg with 1 tsp water)


Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown



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