Thursday, November 21, 2013

Potato Roll Recipe

I've been getting quite a few requests for my Potato Roll recipe so here it is and they are worth the work!

375 degree oven for 20 minutes make 2 dozen rolls
If you are serving a lot of people make 2 batches as they go fast
You can freeze these rolls in double freezer bags after they cool completely

You will need:
2 packages yeast (quick rise works best)
1/2 Cup warm water
1 Cup milk
2/3 Cup of butter
1/2 Cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Cup of cold leftover mashed potatoes (must be real potatoes not instant)
3 Cups of flour
2 Eggs (beaten)
2 1/2 Cups of flour
Large greased bowl
Towel to cover
Greased cake pans or muffin tins
(you can skip the greased pan if you place parchment paper in the pans)

Add yeast to warm water in a large mixing bowl
 (add a bit of sugar if your water is to hot or to cold to activate the yeast)
Let it sit until it is all nice and foamy

While the yeast is activating
Heat milk, butter, sugar and salt until the butter is melted and sugar is dissolved
Stir slowly and constantly
Do NOT let it come to a boil
Add the leftover mashed potatoes
Remove from heat and stir until the potatoes are dissolved
Let cool to luke warm
Add the luke warm milk/potato mixture to the foamy yeast
Add in the 3 cups of flour
Add eggs
Add the rest of the flour

You may need to add by hand a little more flour to get it all out of the bowl
Make sure to mix the additional flour in well
Place in greased bowl and cover with a towel to let rise
When the dough is doubled in size
Punch it down
Let it rest for a few minutes
Knead in more flour until the dough is not to sticky to work with
Pinch off small pieces and place in greased pans
Cover with towels and let rise until almost doubled
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until tops are a light golden brown

Of course you must take a hot fresh roll and add some butter to it and taste test to make sure they came out right!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tennessee Vacation

Wow it has been a long time since I have posted anything here
Life has been so crazy busy
My grandson Beau is 4 now and our new grandson Cole will be born in August
We can't wait to meet him!

Pauly and I are on vacation in Tennessee to visit his family
It has been great so far

We did some exploring in town and found a great little eatery called Mamma's
We had the plate special which was meatloaf, butter beans, corn, mashed taters, and cornbread
all for only $5.50
It was all so good!
I saved some room for dessert and had the best chocolate cake with vanilla icing ever!

lol we have a garmin and we end up taking what we like to call adventures with garmin!
It sends us down the road less traveled and we see some very neat things!
It can be a bit scary like yesterday though

We ended up on a 1 lane dirt road that dropped of on each side with no guard rails
It went up and down and all around and thankfully we did not run into another car as there just wasn't room for 2!

It was a beautiful but white knuckle ride
Some parts of the road were eroded from the recent rains and it left deep ditches that we had to navigate
The road was a muddy mess in areas and we had to really fly through those so as to not get stuck in the mud

As we came to the end of this road there was a river rushing over it
Pauly got out and walked to the waters edge and said he didn't think it was that deep

I had to decide weather to try to turn the suburban around without going off the edge and down the cliff or if I should just suck it up and gun it and go through the river.....

Going back was not an option!
So I told Pauly to get in and buckle up!
I hit the gas and away we went
The water was pretty deep!!
We made it to the other side though so all was well
My front bumper and lic. plate were spotless clean and it at least washed all the red mud off the bottom of the burban
lol there is still mud here and there but it's much cleaner than it would have been without the river ride

Pauly's dad Dave was in the back just chuckling and having a grand adventure
We ended up in Collingwood where Dave had us go to a shop that was so cool
It was called Junk & Gems

Earlier in the day at their farm Maria took me out in the pens so I could pet the Donkey
I love Donkey's and he seemed to be in love with me hahahaha
He followed behind me as we went to see the next Donkey and then he kept bumping me in the rear end!
I had to keep petting him or he would bump me

The goats didn't want to be petted, they were not interested in us as we didn't have any feed in our hands

The beautiful white horse with blue eyes was so sweet
And there is a cute pony that loves to be scratched on his neck

We are meeting the family at Mamma's for breakfast this morning as they have never been there lol what is that saying about being a tourist in your own town....have to try it never know what you will find

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Check out my vintage shop

Check out my vintage etsy shop!
I will be adding more as often as I can
I have a bunch of fabrics that will be listed soon
I have to iron them and takes the  pictures yet
Ironing is not my favorite thing so this may take a while!

and as always you can find great handmade items yes all made with my hands at

If you want to find some beautiful art work  check out Paulys shop

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Rhubarb Cake Recipe

Hello everyone long time no post
Life has been busy and crazy at times
We took care of my mom until she passed away, it is what she wanted to be at home and not in a home

I have been getting back into the swing of things and working on my carersattic shop
Lots of vintage and supplies and vintage supplies lol in there
I will continue to increase my inventory in that shop and hopefully find the time and energy to sew and add things to the craft shop

It is that wonderful time of year again....Spring!
And with spring comes Rhubarb
I have never liked rhubarb sour for me and since I really don't like strawberries the whole rhubarb strawberry pie thing just doesn't work for me

I did however find a rhubarb recipe that I love!
And I will share it here with all of you

Rhubarb Cake
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes in a prepared cake pan

1/2 Cup shortening
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 Cup Buttermilk (1Cup Milk + 4 Tablespoons Vinegar makes buttermilk)
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
Pinch of Salt
2 1/2 Cups Raw Rhubarb Diced

1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoon Cinnamon

With fork or pastry blender mix shortening and sugar until blended then switch to the mixer and
Add egg, vanilla and salt
Next alternate adding buttermilk, and flour to the mix until blended
Add Rhubarb
Spread in prepared cake pan
Make topping and sprinkle all over the top
Bake for 35-45 minutes, test with a toothpick to make sure it is done

Let it cool, slice and enjoy! Great with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream!

Friday, December 16, 2011

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

My feature is live! You can enter to win a $10 gift certificate to either of my shops! and
Check out the blog feature here to see all the ways you can enter!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy December Everyone!
In  a few days I will be featured on a blog
The interview was fun and easy to fill out
I will post the link once it is up
You will be able to enter for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to my shops,
Can be used in either or both shops and can include shipping in the amount too
Go to
and to view some items that you may be able to get for free!


Everyone needs a little Betty in their life!