Friday, January 28, 2011

Feminine Friday: Dessert!

Welcome to Feminine Friday

Recently, all three of us sisters made an Italian dinner for our family:

Shiloh made the Italian Bread Rolls~

Judah thought the roll looked like a baby! :)

Bethany made the Salad~
Eden made the Spaghetti (from a very special recipe!!)~

We also decided to make some dessert, but since we couldn't find an Italian one for our theme we found a quick and easy brownie recipe...  We hope you will enjoy it too!

Whole Wheat Brownie Pie
1/3 cup oil (we used Safflower Oil)
1/3 cup sugar (we used Sucanat)
1/3 cup of honey
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/3 cup whole wheat flour (we used Spelt)
1/3 cup toasted or raw wheat germ (we used raw)
1/3 cup cocoa or carob powder (we used raw cacao powder)
1/4 tsp. salt
1) Beat oil, sugar, honey, and vanilla together.
2) Add eggs one at a time
3) Stir together whole wheat flour, wheat germ, cocoa powder, and salt.  Add to wet mixture, beating just until blended.
4) Pour into a greased (we used coconut oil) 9" pie pan.
5) Bake at 350* for 25 minutes

Variation: Sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped nut or sunflower seeds before baking.  We used walnuts and of course Eden added some chocolate chips on top--- Mommy's favorite! :)

This recipe is from Recipes from the Old Mill-- one of our favorite recipe books which we posted about in the last update of Feminine Friday!

Very Chocolaty and Extremely Yummy!
To Our Readers: Feel free to share a link of one of your recipes in the comment section!

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Feminine Friday: Happy Reading ~ Part 2

Welcome to Feminine Friday

Please enjoy our second link-up!  This week we enjoyed.....

An Interview by the Konvalin Ladies with Sarah Bryant, the author of The Family Daughter:

We've enjoyed reading the Philips Ladies' blog about their adventures in Peru:

We've been baking a lot from one of our favorite recipe books:

We hope you enjoy the links!  Be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comment section and check back next Friday for some pictures of a dinner we three sisters recently made together and also a special quick and easy dessert recipe!

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Feminine Friday: A Yummy New Recipe!

Welcome to Feminine Friday!  Today, we would like to share with you all a new recipe we tried this week!  Enjoy!!



Yield: Serves 10

You will need:
2 cups warm water
2 pkgs. dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1 ½ tsp. salt
1 egg
¼ cup oil
2 cups whole wheat flour (we used Spelt)
4-4 ½ cups four (we used Spelt)
Step- by-Step: Folding a Bierrock
1) Dissolve yeast in warm water.
2) Add sugar, salt, egg, oil, and whole wheat flour.  Mix well.
3) Add enough additional flour to make a stiff dough,
4) Knead until smooth and elastic, approximately 10 minutes.
5) Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top.  Cover tightly.  Dough may be allowed to rise at this point or refrigerated for several hours (we refrigerated it overnight).
6) Meanwhile, prepare filling of choice.  Our filling was as follows: kidney beans, corn, tomato paste, a little bit of salt, 2 tsp. oregano, and ground turkey.
7) Punch down and roll the dough into thin sheets.
8) Cut into circles, squares, or rectangles, depending on the shape you want the Bierrocks to be.
9) Place approximately ¼ cup of filling on each piece.  Fold over and pinch edges of dough securely to seal (we pinched the dough with a fork).
10) Place on a greased baking sheet.  Let rise 15 minutes.
11) Back at 375° for 20-30 minutes

Note: At step 9 we took several of our Bierrocks and froze them on a cookie sheet to be cooked later for a quick and easy meal.  Enjoy!

The finished product: Yum!

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Feminine Friday: Happy Reading :)

Welcome to Feminine Friday!

Today, we would like to share several different links with you which we've enjoyed this passed week and New Year!

First a very timely forum update by Miss Sarah on New Year Resolutions:
The Dawn of a New Year

Next Miss Antionette of Practical Simplicity is hosting a giveaway in celebration for her blog anniversary:
Practical Simplicity: Giveaway

Miss Kelly and Miss Andrea of Ah the Life wrote an excellent post on the new Disney movie, Tangled.  I've been working on an article about parental authority-- which all of you Virtuous Women Magazine subscribers will get to read :).  So, I found this film review very interesting!
Mangled: Stay at Home Daughters on the Silver Screen

Happy Reading!

Random Question for Our Readers~

Have you made any New Year resolutions?  Share your thoughts in the comment section!!

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome 2011!

The Lord has greatly blessed us and we are looking forward to what He will do in the year 2011.

How did the Lord bless you last year? 

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