Making Monday [#78]

Welcome to Making Monday.

Is it really March already?
I just can’t believe how quickly time passes by.
Are you looking forward to spring as much as I am?

We have huge apologies to make to you.  Somehow the link party didn’t get published on Gracie’s blog until Monday morning so we know a lot of you missed out on posting last week and many of you came back Monday after trying on Sunday (thank you).  As our way of saying, “WE’RE SORRY,” we pinned everything from last week’s party to the Making Monday pinterest board.  We hope you all enjoyed some extra exposure to your wonderful projects and recipes.

 

 

This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes
shared by amazingly talented people.
Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers.
By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs,
be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe,
and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs.
We love that you’re here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!

 

We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we’d love to have you follow along!
This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!

 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:

Feature78-Gracie
Gracie has some fun and colorful new Shop Updates to check out!

 

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Nutritious, delicious, & easy to make Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

 

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Lori:

Feature77-BakedEggs

Simple Cooked Eggs for Breakfast ~ Kay at White Gunpowder

Feature77-FunfettiGlasses
How to Make Funfetti Martini Glasses ~ Marti at Sew Licious Home Decor

Feature77-BlackWhiteGoldOffice

Black-White-Gold Office Reveal ~ Karisa at Petite Modern Life

Feature77-ClayPendant

DIY Antiqued Clay Pendant ~ Lolli at Better in Bulk

Feature77-GritsCurryChicken

Nasi Lemak-Style Grits and Curry Chicken ~
Jenn at The Rebel Chick

Feature77-IrishSodaBread

Irish Soda Bread ~ Jen at Cincy Shopper

 
Feature77-PaperFlowers

Paper Flower Tutorial ~ Paula at Frog Prince Paperie

 

 

There are such lovely projects every week!
We are so grateful to have such a creative community come together each week!
Y’all are the bomb!
If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
And don’t forget, if you didn’t make it as a feature this week to check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you.
A Bright and Beautiful Life

 

MakingMondayGuidelines

 

Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!



HeartLoriSignature

Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 0

Self-Rising Buttery Bread Sticks

Self-Rising Buttery Bread Sticks

 

These buttery bread sticks remind me of baking powder biscuits in a bread stick form.  They’re so good warm, dipped in spaghetti sauce or drizzled with honey.

Last weekend I was looking on the King Arthur Flour site for a bread stick recipe and saw these self-rising bread sticks.  I decided to give them a try because I’ve never made self-rising bread sticks.  But I didn’t have any self-rising flour so I did a quick google search and learned that I can make my own by adding in some salt and baking powder to all-purpose flour.  So that’s what I did and that’s how I wrote up this recipe.  If you want to use self-rising flour, just omit the baking powder and salt and use the full amount of flour (self-rising).

Self-Rising Buttery Bread Sticks

Yield: 24-32 bread sticks

Self-Rising Buttery Bread Sticks

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk (plus a little more, as needed)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. As the oven is preheating, place the butter in a 9x13 baking dish, and put the pan in the oven to melt the butter.
  3. When the butter is melted, remove the pan and set it aside.
  4. In a stand mixer (or by hand), mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Mix in the 2/3 cup milk and then add a little bit more, as needed, to make a dough that sticks together.
  6. Gather the dough into a ball and gently fold it over three or four times.
  7. Place the dough on a well-floured surface and roll or pat it into a 10"x8" rectangle. It'll be fairly thin.
  8. Cut the dough in half crosswise into two 5"x8" rectangles. Cut each rectangle into 12-16 sticks, about 5"x1/2" each.
  9. Lay the sticks close together in the pan, turning them to coat with the butter. You'll need to snug them right up against one another.
  10. Bake the sticks for 12-15 minutes, until they're a light golden brown.
  11. Remove the pan from the oven, and when they've slightly cooled, gently pull them apart and serve.
http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/self-rising-buttery-bread-sticks/

Recipe source: King Arthur Flour, slightly adapted (instead of using self-rising flour I used baking powder and salt with all-purpose flour, and I omitted the garlic)

HeartLoriSignature

{Click here to see where I link up.}

Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 0

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

  I’ve been on a cooked beans kick lately.  Slow Cooker Pinto Beans to be exact.  I love other beans, too, but I bought a 25-pound bag of pinto beans at the grocery store several weeks ago and so I’ve been cooking some up every week since then. In the past I’ve always added garlic […]

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 0

Making Monday [#77]

Welcome to Making Monday. I know not everyone was affected by this crazy winter weather but can we all just take a moment and think of warm sunshine and sandy beaches?? I really need it I hope those of you that are snowed in will find some inspiration this week from the party!   This […]

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 5

Coconut Lime Cheesecake Bars

  Oh my gosh, you won’t believe how delicious these Coconut Lime Cheesecake Bars are.  I saw the recipe on Favorite Family Recipes last fall and made it for a special occasion at the beginning of November.  We couldn’t believe how good they were.  We also shared them with my in-laws and they thought they […]

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 0

How to Make Toasted Coconut

I mentioned here that I’m fairly in love with toasted coconut.  I really like plain coconut but I love it toasted to use as a topping for ice cream (with or without hot fudge sauce), oatmeal, coconut cream pie, and other desserts.  I love the crunchy texture and rich depth of flavor that browning gives it. […]

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 3

Making Monday [#76]

 Welcome to Making Monday.   This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be […]

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 2

Mexican Rice – Restaurant Style

We love Mexican food and one of our favorites is plain old homemade refried beans or slow-cooker pinto beans and Mexican rice mixed together with a little bit of melted cheese on top and then scooped up with tortilla chips. Out of all the different Mexican rice recipes we’ve tried this one is our absolute […]

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 6

Making Monday [#75]

Welcome to Making Monday. Hello everyone! I totally love this party and how much it’s growing. You’re all so much fun!     This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share […]

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 3

Making Monday [#74]

Welcome to Making Monday. Wow! I can hardly believe how many of you bloggers joined this link-up party during the three months I took a break from the blogging world. Welcome ~ I’m really looking forward to becoming more acquainted with you. I’ve had so much fun this past week going through each link-up and looking […]

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 3

White Chocolate Blond Brownies

I think after you try these blond brownies they’ll be your new favorite.  They’re ours, for sure. I thought I had the perfect blond brownie with this recipe that I posted last year.  But then I tried this one!  I’ve made it twice in the past month and it doesn’t hang around for long.  Every time […]

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 2

Making Monday [#73]

Happy Monday Friends!! January is almost over and we hope you’re all are getting back in to the swing of things. Welcome to another week of the Making Monday link party.  Thanks for joining us.   This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented […]

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 4

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes