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A Good Bread Recipe

OK my dad keeps asking me to post my bread recipe so here it is.  This is a recipe that I use to make bread with all the time.  In the last 10 months, I have bought bread just a hand full of times, on vacation, and a few loaves of the Texas toast for French bread.  Other than that, this is the bread we have been eating for toast, sandwiches, or just a yummy slice of warm bread with butter and honey.

I make it in my kitchen aid, but can be done by hand allowing more mixing and kneading time of course. …

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Don’t Forget About the Babies

Hello all, this is Jen again.  I told my dad he needs to add some things for people with children, so he asked me to write something up.  I am a mom of 5 kids and so I feel it is also very important to store extra things for babies and kids.

Who wants to be trapped with a baby and no diapers or formula?  I know I don’t.  So in my storage I have always felt it is important to store Diapers, wipes, and formula.  I’ll admit I don’t use cloth diapers, (I know not the best), plus I haven’t been able to breastfeed, But my kids are healthy and happy.…

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Making Butter in a Mixer

To make a large batch of butter use a mixer and pour in the desired amount of cream.  One quart makes about 14 ounces, almost 1  pound. I found the cream on sale because it was about to expire, but it will work fine for this.  Whip the cream starting out at a lower speed so it wont splatter on you.  Whip until it turns to butter.  As its turning you will see it separating so you will need to turn it down again to keep from  splattering.  I did this until most of the butter was in my whisk.

There were some small pieces so I poured it in a strainer and did as above with adding water and rinsing the butter clean and kneaded it until the water was clear.  …

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Making butter

This will introduce Jen, who will submit articles from time to time.

The other day I was at the store and found some whipping cream that had reached it sell by date, on sale.  Since it was cheaper than buying butter, I decided to make my own.

Pour whipping cream in a jar or sealed container up to half full or less, and put your kids to work shaking like crazy.  It takes about 15 minutes to shake it to butter.  You can tell it’s getting close, when you don’t feel or hear it moving around and it looks pure white.  …

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