Thursday, November 29, 2012

Eggnog Bread

Eggnog Bread

  • Mix in bowl #1-

2 ¼ cups flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
½ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Nutmeg

  • Mix in bowl #2 (large bowl) - 

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup eggnog
½ cup melted butter
1 tsp. Vanilla
½ tsp. Almond extract

  • Add to dry ingredients in bowl. Mix well.
  • Bake in greased loaf pan at 350 for 45-60 minutes.
  • When cool, frost with a mixture of ½ cup powdered sugar, ½ tsp. Vanilla, ¼ tsp. Nutmeg, add enough eggnog to reach consistency of a glaze.

Pumpkin Gingerbread

Pumpkin Gingerbread

2 ½ cups brown sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup molasses
16 oz. Can pumpkin
2 tsp. Ginger
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Cloves
1 tsp. Nutmeg
3 ½ cups flour
2 tsp. Baking soda
1 ½ tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Vanilla

  • Preheat oven to 350. 
  • Grease 2 loaf pans or 6 mini loaf pans.
  •  Beat sugar, oil and eggs until smooth.
  • Add milk, molasses, a nd vanilla and beat until well blended. 
  • Beat in pumpkin and spices.
  •  In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 
  • Add to pumpkin mixture and blend just to mixed. 
  • Bake one hour. 

 I made some of this for my husband and son's birthday party this weekend. The clan gave it two thumbs up! I thought it was pretty good but it is REALLY hard to beat the Eggnog Bread!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


As the craziness of the Holidays begin to unfold. Don't forget to go to the Lord
 in thanks for your many blessings. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2012

BEST and Easiest Pizza Dough EVER! :)

Remember this post about finding ways to have some family fun? This pizza has made it all come together!!

This crust keeps my family from having pizza delivered! It is just that yummy and easy. All you need to do is plan ahead BECAUSE you put everything in the bread maker and allow it to do the work! Easy-Peasy! :) 

Put in machine in this order:
  • 1 cup and 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups flour 
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or pizza seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon yeast 
Select the dough setting and walk away! After the bread maker's dough setting is complete, punch down dough and spread onto pizza pan. Add choice of sauce and toppings. Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes.

Go ahead! Give it try this weekend. The only think you'll regret is not doing it sooner! :) 

The Battle Within

Many changes are happening at the Davis Dwelling...

So much to talk about. I have recently began an adventure into Direct Sales and it took off with a boom! Yet there is still this constant battle within. This battle telling me to simplify my life. Telling me to make time slow down. Telling me that this is not my dream.

With the government the way it is, I am scared. I am nervous. We are on the edge of a financial collapse. Am I the only one who sees it and feels it? I think not.

Even with that feeling, I have allowed us to stay right where we are with our finances. NOT GOOD! So I am back and I am ready to fight debt with all I have. I am going to open our wounds and let you see the real stuff. Not the stuff that feels good and makes it look like we've got it together because we don't. Not at all. The stuff that makes us vulnerable and holds us accountable. The stuff that shows we are human but with God's help, we can conquer.

Will it be easy? I think not.

But will it be worth it? I am sure it will.

Please join me and take part in your own debt obliteration OR just sit back and pop some popcorn and watch and join us as we celebrate and struggle. We are going to do this.

First goal - Current by January 1st! Who's with me?!