Monday, July 21, 2014

In The Good Ole Summertime~Our Home~Lake Wynonah, PA

"I want to encourage homemakers of all ages to turn their hearts back home and create a warm and cozy nest for their loved ones. We can't control what happens in the world, but we can do a lot of things to make sure our home is safe, secure and filled with comfort, joy and love. It's all about blessing those who are dear to our hearts!" Aunt Ruthie ~ Sugar Pie Farmhouse

"The first key to a warm and wonderful home starts inside your heart. Discontentment steals our joy. So does complaining about our circumstances ( if we complain out loud so will our kids). We all have goals, desires and things we are hoping for in regards to our home and family but in the meantime we must find contentment in the blessings that God has given us." Aunt Ruthie ~ Sugar Pie Farmhouse

"Some of the best memories are made in your own backyard." Diane Dunwell-Hoffman

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~Albert Einstein

“I am conscious of a soul-sense that lifts me above the narrow, cramping circumstances of my life. My physical limitations are forgotten- my world lies upward, the length and the breadth and the sweep of the heavens are mine!”
― Helen Keller,

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our First Easter At Lake Wynonah

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Italian Easter Cookie Cutouts

1 1/2 C Sugar
5 C Flour
3 Sticks Butter = 1 1/2 C.
6 Eggs
4 1/2 teas. baking powder
1  pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of vanilla

Beat together remove from bowl and continue to knead in more flour until it is no longer sticky.  Roll out between two sheets of parchment paper and use your favorite cookie cutters, peel away excess dough and slide parchment onto a cookie sheet. bake at 350 degrees for about 5-7 minutes or until bottom of cookie is golden brown.
Allow cookies to thoroughly cool before glazing.

You can use cheap synthetic artist paint brushes to decorate cookies. Or you can just dip the cookies in the glaze using a wide mouth bowl.

Glaze: In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teasp. of almond extract a drop or two of your favorite food coloring. For Easter I like pastel, so I use very little coloring.

Royanna's Delicious Pickled Eggs

Royanna's Delicious Pickled Eggs

Hard Boil 2 dozen eggs.  Click here to learn how to hard boil eggs to perfection.

Peel the eggs set aside to be added to beet juice later.Hard-boiled eggs are easiest to peel right after cooling. Cooling causes the egg to contract slightly in the shell.

To peel a hard-boiled egg: Gently tap egg on countertop until shell is finely crackled all over. Roll egg between hands to loosen shell. Starting peeling at large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off.


2 Cups Vinegar
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Water
Bring to simmer to dissolve the sugar, add 
1 teasp. Allspice
1 teasp. Cloves
1 teasp. Cinnamon
2 cans of baby beet juice

Stir in to dissolve the spices into the liquid mixture. Add 2 cans of baby beet juice reserving beets to be added later (Royanna prefers Shoprite brand baby beets.)

Bring this mixture to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes, turn off heat remove from stove to cool to room temperature. 

Once cooled add eggs and beets to a 1 gallon jar stir to completely have eggs submerged into the liquid, cover tightly. 

Store in the refrigerator until served. 

You may also add slivers of onion to the beets. I boiled mine in the beet juice mixture to make them soft. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie ~ All Ingredients From ALDI'S Grocery Store

I beat 1 -8oz. pkg. of Aldi's Cream Cheese, with one tub of Aldi's Whipped Topping, 1 teas. of Aldi's real vanilla flavoring, 2 tablesp. of Aldi's Baker's Choice Baking Cocoa & 1/2 cup of sugar(from Aldi's) on high with electric mixer.

I then scooped into an Aldi's graham cracker pie shell, and topped it with a can of Aldi's Cherry Pie Filling.

I drizzled some of Aldi's chocolate syrup over the cherry pie filling and edged it with Aldi's whipped cream from a can.

NO baking is complete without a sanitary clean up using Aldi's Freshine Disinfecting Wipes!

Can you tell that Aldi's is my favorite place to shop?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Our First Christmas At Lake Wynonah~Fun Decorating!

If you can imagine it, you can create it, that beautiful world you dream about, needs positive action to come true. Leon Brown

Friday, October 25, 2013

Warm and Cozy Feelings On A Cool Autumn Evening

We had our fireplace serviced today and tonight we are having our first cozy fire on this cool Autumn night in our new home here at lovely Lake Wynonah.