Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's National Ag Day

Happy National Ag Day from our family farm to you. 

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and The National Ag Day program was started in 1973.

*  The ACA believes that every American should:
*  Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
*  Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
* Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
* Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.

Don't forget to thank a farmer today!!  For more information go to

#NationalAgDay  #AgDay2015 #thankafarmer

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Mini Mexican Pizza

Mini Mexican Pizza

If you want a quick meal packed with a lot of protein and Mini Mexican Pizza is just for you!  A baked corn tortilla piled high with  seasoned lean ground beef, homemade pico de gallo and avocados, black olives, cheese and any other topping that you prefer

Mini Mexican Pizza

Corn Tortillas
Ground Beef
Refried Beans
Pico de Gallo

1.  Put corn tortillas on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees until lightly toasted and crisp.  

2.  Brown ground beef.  I like to really brown mine--the key is  browning and seasoning it properly..  I use a mixture of sea salt, cracked pepper, chile powder, cumin and red pepper flakes.

3.  Spread refried beans on tortillas, then add ground beef and cheese.  Throw them back into the oven until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.  

4.  Add your toppings such as avocade, olives and pico de gallo.  You could also add sour cream and lettuce....anything that tickles your fancy!! 

Thanks for stopping by...I know it has been awhile since I have posted.  If you want to see more of me please join me on my other social networking sites.  Please let me know, by leaving a comment if you stopped by.  :) 

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Farmchick's Fudgy Brownie Recipe!

Hello friends...I am having such a time trying to get back into blogging on a regular just seems to get busier and busier.  Thank you, once again, for all the messages wondering where I was and if we were all doing okay...everyone is doing well!  If you are on facebook visit and like my page--I am much more active there.

Yesterday was our favorite middle child's birthday so I made his favorite fudgy and chewy brownies. Ever since he was small he liked brownies so much more than this brownie recipe has been my go to recipe for years and is the ONLY brownie recipe I use.  Sometimes I don't add the chocolate chips...they are scrumptious either way.

I tore this recipe out of a magazine sometime in the mid 1990's so I'm not sure where it came from {much like many of my recipes} but I sure am glad that I did! I have made it enough times since then that  I really don't even need to look at the recipe.  It's pretty simple.

Fudgy  Brownies

1 cup melted butter
3 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoons real vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 and 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease 9x13 baking pan
Mix wet ingredients together
Mix dry ingredients together and then add to wet ingredients. 
Stir in chocolate chips if desired
Spread batter into pan and bake for 35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean...DO NOT over bake!!

Now ENJOY!!!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Potato Soup all I can say.  It surely has been a very long time since I have posted on my blog.  I remember back in the day when I was on my blog everyday and catching up with my bloggy friends. I miss those we have so much social media it's hard to focus on everything!

Thanks to those of you that send me messages...I am doing just fine!  We are busy with harvest right now....well, not right's not a good combining day.

I made POTATO SOUP a week or so ago and posted it on my Instagram and also my Facebook Page. {Click the links to follow me there!}   This is a hearty soup so one bowl is all you will sure was good on a chilly day paired with a bowl of cucumbers fresh from the garden!

2.5 pounds of potatoes, I don't peel them I just scrub them and make sure they are clean, cubed.
1 small onion, diced.
4 cups of chicken broth. taste.  It depends on how salty your stock is!
3 tablespoons butter.
1 cup whipping cream.
garnish as desired: green onions, cheese, chives, bacon

Place all ingredients except the butter and the whipping cream into a crock pot.  Cook on low for around 7 hours.

After the potatoes are cooked through I pureed my soup in my Vitamix but you could also use an immersion blender.  I left out a cup or so of potatoes and mashed them a bit so that there would be a few whole pieces. It just depends on what type of texture you want.  Put the soup back into the kettle and add the cream.  Garnish and serve!!

I hope that all my old friends will see that I am posting again...if you did stop by please leave me a comment so I know you were here!


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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunset and bales on our farm.......

Happy Sunday to you all!

I know it has been a terribly long time since I have posted.  I really miss all of my blogging  friends and followers.

Here at our farm we are waiting patiently for spring to come and stay.  Yes, we have had some very nice days but then it suddenly turns cold again! Like right now...I just saw a very tiny snowflake swirling through the air.   I'm ready to be outside in my garden or sitting on our porch. ;).

We were out checking cattle the other evening and I took this pretty picture of our bales and the sun setting.

I would love to hear from you so leave a comment please!  :)

By the way,  I am going to have a give away and the details will be coming soon on my Facebook page.  If you are on Facebook, please consider heading to my page and liking it.  You can find the link right here on the right hand side of my blog.  Thanks!

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Simple Strawberry Cupcakes

These strawberry cupcakes are a family favorite and they are so darn simple with only five ingredients!


Strawberry Cupcakes

 1- 18 1/2 oz white cake mix
3-oz. package strawberry jello
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 c. oil 1/2 to 1 cup frozen strawberries, sliced and thawed

All you do is combine cake mix, jello mix, eggs, oil and undrained berries.
Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full. Bake at 325 degrees for 18-23 minutes or until the toothpick tests done. Cool and frost with your favorite frosting. :)

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the emails....I am still around just not doing so well at posting on a regular basis!  :) 

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

From my front porch......

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend! This is my view everyday when out on our front porch!

If you haven't yet ...come on over and follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.  You can find the links off to the right! :)

Have a great day!

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