Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fresh Garlic Rosemary Chicken Pizza Recipe

Hello sweet ladies, 

I made up a new pizza this morning. I talked to our boss about wanting to do a rosemary chicken, he had a little twist to it by adding a small amount of fresh squeezed lemon juice. It was a hit with the will stay on the menu from now on. I wanted to share it with! 

Fresh Garlic Rosemary Chicken Pizza

You will need a recipe for two pizza doughs or store bought.

First I took the 2 chicken breasts and put them in a glass cooking pan. I poured olive oil over the top of the uncooked chicken.  I minced some fresh garlic about 4 cloves and spread that over the chicken. I chopped up 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary,  2 tbl. of parsley and 2 tbl. of chives. Take out 1 tbl. of the rosemary and press 1/2 of it on the top of each chicken. Set the remaining herbs aside to sprinkle on the top of pizza. Bake chicken in a 350 degree oven for about 15 or 20 minutes. After you have taken the chicken out cut or rip it up in bite size pieces. Make sure that you mix the olive oil, minced garlic and rosemary with the cut up chicken. You will use one cut up chicken breast per pizza.

You will need a package each of 
mozzarella cheese, 
provolone and 
fresh grated parmesan cheese. 

I will give the recipe in the order of how I put the ingredients on my pizza dough. 

Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of pizza dough.
Rip up enough provolone to cover the top of mozzarella. 
Spread out the marinated chicken pieces on top of the provolone.
Next, sprinkle some parmesan cheese on.
Sprinkle remaining rosemary, parsley and chives as you like.

I also sprinkle a little garlic powder on the top.....just adds a little bit more flavor.

Bake at 425 degrees for 18 minutes or until done. 

Some have asked for the pizza dough recipe we use, you can go Here

It is called Olive Oil Dough
From Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day! 

The snow is about gone.......but very very cold today. It will  be warming up a bit this weekend and next week. Will be a nice break!

Hugs to your day and may the Lord bless you!!!!!!!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Hello sweet ladies, 

Last night it started snowing in the early evening. I so wanted to take a pic so I grabbed my pic and out the door I went. When I turned on my camera  it wouldn't work. So bummed, that I couldn't take a pic of it. The flakes were huge and coming down all over our farm. So pretty! The Girlies were running all around enjoying their time in the snow. It didn't last long, but the weather man was saying we were going to get some more over the night.

When we woke it was very dark out and very early in the 5. I walked out the door and one inch of snow was everywhere. I was sad that we were not going to be able to see what the farm looked like in the day light. Snow always makes everything look so clean when it is new. 

At the college where our family works..... on the south side of the cafeteria...... there are a lot of windows that I get to look out of all day long. As I was prepping food for the pizzas.......the sun started to come up. The college was gorgeous!!!!!! There are hundreds of trees on campus and they were loaded down with lots of very wet beautiful snow! It was truly a winter wonderland! I was grateful that I could enjoy seeing the beauty!

I went outside on our break to take a few pic's. 

The kids started coming in for breakfast all bundled up. So many are from southern states where there is no snow.....they were all enjoying it. 

Just thought you might enjoy seeing the snow, if you haven't had any. 

giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.... Ephesians 5:20

A simple enjoy His beauty! In my jar!

Hugs to your day!


Monday, January 28, 2013

We Have two Winners......yup a surprise!

Hello sweet ladies, 

I was so excited to get home and see who won 

and we have a winner.......

she won the Weeknight Dinners Cookbook......

and the Prairie Flower Farm sign!

First,  I would like to thank all who came and signed up for the Gooseberry Patch and Prairie Flower Farm party. I know so many do not win and I wish I had as many cookbooks as I would need to give each of you one!!!! I enjoy all the sweet comments so much! I wish I could have commented back on each one (time does not permit....sad)!!!!!! You are precious ladies!!!!!

I always use to see who wins. 
We had 329 votes,

the winner is Kesha and her blog is..... 

She won on her second vote!

Kesha said,
"I am a follower of your SWEET blog!"

Thank you Kesha for the sweetness! 

I will need to have your mail address. Please find my email at the top right hand corner of my blog under the About me. 

If any of you would like to order this cookbook you can go here! It really is a wonderful cookbook!

For fun I have a little surprise for another lady!

 I thought I would have a second "little gift"suprise!!!!!
This is a rooster creamer! Soooooo I 

used Random again and the winner is......

Sheryl Mehary (smehary)
she does not have a blog but she said,

"You brighten up my days!" 
Awwww thank you Mary for your sweetness! Please email me your mail address. 

Thank you again soooooo much for signing up ladies. I love seeing who ends up all coming! You are the ones that make the parties such a sweet time!

If you would like to become a follower on Gooseberry Patch Blog go here! You can sign up and they will send the posts to your email! Lots of fun goes on over there!!!!!

I am not sure if you have ever signed up to Gooseberry Patch Pinterest.......but they have a lot of sweet finds and wonderful recipes there also!

You can find my  Prairie Flower Farm Pinterest here. It is one thing I like to do for me each day! 

Also a big thank you to all who joined my blog,  also joined my "sweet followers", and my facebook!!!!!!

Well hugs to your day!!!!! You are so cared about!

God Bless YOU!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Another Weeknight Dinners Review! Have a Blessed SONday!

Hello Sweet ladies, 

Trust your SONday will be a blessed one for you and yours!!!!!! We will be having 10 college kids at our table after church.... eating with us. God is growing our family. We as a family are humbled as He places the ones He wants in our Home! "In our blessing jar!"

There is one more day for the sign up for the Gooseberry Patch and Prairie Flower Farm Party! I have one more recipe for you to try. A fast easy and nummy bread...... you must try this one. Your family would so like!!!!!!! It has a bit of a different twist to it because of the creamy italian salad dressing, but it is so good with every bite! I made this at the college last week......we are making it again today for the college kids.......I made 4 loaves of homemade french bread. 

Bubbly Cheese Garlic Bread

submitted by Angie Bowan Tarpon Springs, FL
"My children love this delicious bread! All ingredients can be adjusted to your taste.....use a mixture of all three cheeses, if you like."

1/2 c. butter, softened
1 to 2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 to 1 c. creamy Italian salad dressing
1 loaf Italian bread, halved lengthwise
 2 c. shredded Cheddar, mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese
 2 t. dried parsley

Blend butter, garlic and salad dressing together in a small bowl. Place bread on a baking sheet, cut-side up. Spread butter mixture over both halves. Top with shredded cheese and parsley ( I used fresh). Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 10 to 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Slice each half into 8 pieces; serve warm. Makes 16 servings. 

A favorite part of a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook is all the adorable illustration pictures with wonderful hints and crafty ideas at the bottom of the are a few for you to see from the Weeknight Dinner Cookbook.

I have grandkids in my life. I have wanted to start recipe boxes for each of them.....this idea will be a sweet idea to start now! Then each one would have their own box. I need to think of my big kids at the same time! Nothing like having hand written recipes written in my handwriting. I have some that my sister had asked our Grandma's to write up for me for one of my birthday presents. They are treasures!!!!!!

Hope you have enjoyed another review for another fantastic recipe from the Weeknight Dinners Cookbook. Some of you have already said you are buying one! You can go here if you would like!

If you have not signed up for the party.......please go here and leave a can have up to 4 votes! 

Hugs to your day and please take a little time to rest! 

God Bless!!!!!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Another Gooseberry Patch Weeknight Dinner Recipe!!!!!

Hello sweet ladies, 

It is so cold here.......18 when we woke up and 28 later in the day! Even the kitchen at the college wouldn't warm up.....that means it was major cold outside. I about froze doing the chores........tonight it was so cold! 

Look who was in one of the chicken nesting boxes. This is Woody she is a girl......our littlest grandson named her. It works for us!!!!! She was so cuddled and warm 

I just have to show you what happened when we were coming home after work. 

There is a field that is not far from our farm and it was full of Snow and Canadian (Canada) geese. I had to share the beauty!!!!!!!

Amazing when more geese flew in to eat at the same field!!!!!! In the maybe 500 - 800 my sweet man thought. A gift......into the Blessing Jar! They were so beautiful!

Time for another Gooseberry Patch Review!!!!!!

I told you that I would give you the Pesto Chicken Pizza recipe easy and very nummy and the kids loved it at the college!!!!!!! 

Pesto Chicken Pizza
submitted by Connie Ramsey 
Pontotoc, MS

This is my kids' favorite pizza and their friends love it too. Cut into small squares, it makes a great appetizer. Feel free to add the chicken or not...we like the pizza just as well without it.

12-inch unbaked pizza crust
8- oz. jar pesto sauce
1 c. grilled chicken, chopped
1 c. shredded Italian-blen cheese
1 c. gouda cheese, shredded

Place crust on an ungreased baking sheet; prebake, if specified by package directions. Spread desired amount of pesto sauce over crust. Sprinkle chicken over pesto; top with cheeses. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes, until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly. Makes 4 to 6 servings. 

I made it for the college I had to adapt it a little. I spread the pesto onto the top of the pizza dough. Then I sprinkled it with chicken.

Then I topped with all the different cheeses. That easy......into the pizza oven........the kids loved it!!!!!!!! 

We will be making it at our home as well. It is very very good! 

Thought you might like to see some of the little illustrations 
that are in the Weeknight Dinners.  Click on picture to see better if you need to.

This is a neat idea and so cute don't you think?

Hope you enjoyed the recipe.......tell me if you ever try it!

If you haven't signed up for the Gooseberry Patch and Prairie Flower Farm party......please do......go HERE

One more day and then I will come HOME for two days. 
I will be a happy farmgirl!!!!!

Hugs and God bless your day,


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Another Review.....Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe!

Hello sweet ladies........hope all is well at your home! Things are good here. Cleaned out the Milk House....... the weather was wonderful tonight. You can't believe how beautiful the sky was. I ran out to take a pic and this is exactly what the sky looked like. I love what the Lord does at night here on the farm! I am so blessed! Know you probably are where you live also! 

This last Sunday we had a house full of college kids and family after church. The girls and I were wanting to make up soup to serve. I looked in the Gooseberry Patch Weeknight Dinners and there was a Chicken Tortilla Soup! Perfect to try out on our friends and family!!!!!! We also thought we would have Chili to go with. Guess what soup won? It was wonderful! The Chicken Tortilla Soup!!!!!! One of the boys from the college had 5 bowls full! I am not kidding. It was so funny because he would say, "do you mind if I have another bowl full"? He really liked it! 

submitted by Heidi Heisterkamp
Fort Wayne, IN
Talk about a "wow soup? I've often made this slow-cooker soup for easy weeknight meals and tailgating parties too. The compliments are sky-high, even though it's the easiest meal to prepare.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 15-oz. cans Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
4-oz. can chopped green chiles
2 15 oz. cans black beans
15-. can tomato sauce
1 c. salsa
tortilla chips
Garnish: shredded Cheddar cheese

Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix undrained tomatoes, chiles and beans. Stir in sauce and salsa; spoon over chicken. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 hours. Just before serving, remove chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces; stir back into mixture in slow cooker. To serve, line soup bowls with tortilla ships. Ladle soup over chips and top with cheese. Serve 6 to 8. 

We served cornbread muffins with the soups and sour cream for the top. 

If you try this recipe, let us know what you think!

Here is another nice idea that was at the bottom of the recipe page.

If you have not signed up for the Gooseberry Patch ad Prairie Flower Farm Party please come and sign up HERE!
We would LOVE to have you have a chance to win!!!!!!!

 As I said I worked in the Milk House tonight taking 3 wheelbarrows full of straw to the garden. We will work it in come spring........will be great for the plants! I was having problems with the girls scratching out the straw so I worked on the nester and laid new straw down for all the Cochins. 

Sweet Pea immediately got all snuggled in to lay her egg. 

Isn't this the cutest? Pinned it on my Chicken Coop Pinterest. 

Enjoy your day......I will be in the pizza station using the Weeknight Dinner Cookbook. Pesto Chicken Pizza! I will share the recipe and tell you how the kids liked!

Hugs and God Bless!!!!!!!!! 
Anything special going on in your day?????? Love to hear about it!


P.S. Please sign up if you haven't already!!!!!!!! HERE!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weeknight Dinners......Dinnertime Nachos Recipe!!!

Hello sweet ladies, 

I have another 

for you!!!!!

Tonight I used my new 

Gooseberry Patch Weeknight Dinners Cookbook. 

Since it was Tuesday I went to the Tuesday is Tex-Mex Night section. I had all the ingredients on hand for the Dinnertime Nachos.  I tried them out on my family. It was fast and easy.....nice after being at the cafeteria cooking all day. Here is the recipe.

Dinnertime Nachos
submitted by
Michelle Corriveau Blackstone, MA

This simple recipe pleases even the fussiest eaters. You can add your favorite toppings to make it special. Try adding some smoky-flaved BBQ sauce to the taco meat.....yum!

1 lb. lean ground beef
1- 1/4 oz. pkag. taco seasoning mix
1- 1/2 c. skim milk
2 T. all-purpose flour
1- 1/2 to 2 c. shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese
6 oz. pkg. tortilla chips
Garnich: Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes
Optional: sour cream

Brown beef in a skillet over medium heat. Drain; stir in taco seasoning and cover to keep warm. 

In a separate saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and flour; 

Whisk well. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and comes to a slow boil. Remove from heat. When I took the pic I didn't realize that my little egg guy whip was in the corner hanging upside down! Had to laugh! Hope it did the same for you! 

Add cheese to milk mixture: stir until cheese is melted. Layer 5 dinner plates with tortilla chips. Top with cheese sauce, beef mixture, lettuce, tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream, if desired. Makes 4 servings. 

My sweet man loves salsa on anything Mexican. I added it to the top of the tomatoes before I dolloped with the sour cream. He liked!

Click on picture to read

Another special part of a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook are the illustrations that are at the bottom of the pages. I thought this might be a little helpful hint for you. Hope you can find time to try out this new recipe!!!!!!! 

Earlier this evening I was walking out to the different coops to check on the eggs and passed my light blue Mr. Cochin Rooster. He was one of my babies last year........ I think he is so pretty!!!!!!! Click on pic to see him better, if you like.

I went on to gather the eggs.....the girls were sitting and some had already laid me some eggs. 24 eggs total by the end of the day. The girls are finally kicking in on laying eggs for me! LOVE IT! 

I am still adding blessings to my blessing jar. Yesterday morning we arrived at work and there were hundreds of snow geese and Canadian geese flying over us! Now that was a sight and a blessing!!!!!! Added it to my jar!!!!!! Have any of you started one is so worth it! 

Hugs and God bless!!!!!!


If you haven't signed up for the party please click and Go here to do so!!!!! I have so enjoyed seeing who is coming!!!!!! 

My wet "Little Chicky Girl"!

Hello sweet ladies,

click on can see her better.
She was a site! 

Good morning!!!!!! I have to show you my poor Little Chicky Girl! Yesterday I was out doing chores. I started by taking warm water down to the younger chicks (3 month old) and the teenage chickens (5 month old). I had them all fed and watered and went back to the farmhouse to get more for the Cochins......I went to fill their enamel pot full and it had been tipped over. I went to tip it back and out came my poor "Little Cuckoo Maran Cochin Girl"!!!!! Scared me half to death!!!!!!! She was soakin' wet and cold! I picked her up and ran to the house. I put her in a towel and started rubbing her down to get most of the moisture off her. I had her sitting on a towel at a little breakfast table by the north kitchen window ("north kitchen" is or our family that reads my blog : <). I went to get the blowdryer and she hopped up on the ledge. I just let her sit there while I started to blow her dry. I wish I would have had two hands so I could show you how she enjoyed her new hairdo job! It was way to cold outside so I have this old stool by my computer desk. I let her sit by me on a towel in front of a heater so she could get dry......yes, she was a lady and just stayed there and didn't get off. She would stand on one leg.....then switch to the other leg....closed her eyes.......she was getting to think that she was going to be a "House Chick". Loved the evening with my girl!!!! One of our college kids came out.....his mouth dropped opened......made me smile! 

Just have to say I have been enjoying reading the comments on all who have signed up for the Gooseberry Patch and Prairie Flower Farm Cookbook Party!!!!!!!! If you haven't go to the last post and please sign up!!!!!!! 

Hugs from the farm to your home! Trusting the Lord's blessing on your day, 


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gooseberry Patch and Prairie Flower Farm Party!

Hello sweet ladies! 

Well.......I have been waiting for some time to show you another one of the new Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks! It is time for another. 

I can't wait to tell you about the are going to like it.... a lot!!!! It is so easy to use. Weeknight Dinners has enough meals for the whole week! Most of the sections have at least 40 recipes in each. Plus all the sweet little illustrations at the never disappoints me with the helpful hints!!!!

Meatless Monday
Tuesday is Tex-Mex Night
Wednesday is Italian Night
Comfort Food Thursday
Just for Fun Friday

Click on can see the sign better!

One winner will receive the Weeknight Dinner's Cookbook and this Wooden Sign! 

As many of you know I always like to add a little something else with the cookbook to go with the party. I made up this sign that reads, "May all who enter as guests leave as friends". It says exactly what I feel every time I open up a new Gooseberry Patch Cookbook......go here if you would like to see what they have available! 

When I opened up the Weekday Dinners, the part I liked the most was all the interesting new recipes! It is broken up for every day of the week. That makes life a little simpler..... makes it easy to plan your weekly meals also. Each section has at least 40 easy recipes to choose from. You could even let the children help pick out a meal for each day of the week. Then write it on your calendar! Would make a Momma's life much easier!

Since I serve at a college.... in the pizza area, I looked in the cookbook to see if there was any thing I could try on all the kids at the college! I  found one called Grandma's Sicilian Pizza submitted by Nancy Julian Alamogordo, NM. I made it up and the kids loved it! Here is the recipe.

Grandma's Sicilian Pizza.

14-1/2 oz. can stewed tomatoes
2 t. garlic, chopped
1 t. dried oregano
1 t. dried basil
2 c. shredded pizza-blend cheese
Garnish: chopped salami, olives, onions, green peppers, green chilies, other toppings 
I used fresh grated parmesan on the top of the pizza. 

Prepare Pizza Dough; let rise while preparing the sauce. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine undrained tomatoes, garlic and herbs. Bring to boil; cook about 15 minutes, breaking up tomatoes with a spoon. Place Pizza Dough in the center of a greased 15:x10" jelly-roll pan; spread dough out to edges of pan. Spread sauce over dough; add cheese and desired toppings. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, until edges are lightly golden. Serves 4 to 6.

Pizza Dough:
1-1/3 c. warm water
1 env. active dry yeast
4 c. all-purpose flour
2 T. olive oil
1 t. salt

Heat water until very warm, about 110 to 115 degrees: pour into a large bowl. Add yeast; stir until dissolved. Add flour, olive oil and salt; mix well and let rise about 15 minutes. 

Spread sauce over top of dough. Sprinkle cheese on top of sauce.

Add toppings. I sprinkled grated parmesan cheese on the top. Pure Nummmmmnest! 
There is another Pesto Chicken Pizza, that I will try this next Wednesday, found in the Wednesday is Italian Night section! 

Many of you already feel like Gooseberry Patch is a part of your family. They have been a part of mine for a long time.....loved their catalogs and would never throw one away...ever!!!! If you would ask me how I feel about them.... it would be that they provide in many homes across the world......"HOSPITALITY"! After each cookbook is bought and used in each Home......hospitality just happens naturally! For women that is a sweet thing! Nothing like loving on your family or bringing people inside your home to encourage and bless them. That is happening today. We are having 5 baseball players for dinner. Asked them to church and dinner afterwards. I made up a huge pot of Chicken Tortilla Soup from the Tuesday is Tex-Mex Night section! Oh my is it nummy! I will share the recipe with this next week!  It is so so easy to make up!

Well....... I bet you are ready to start the party! Here we go! 

So remember ONE sweet lady will win the

Weeknight Dinners Cookbook 
the Wooden Sign! 

We will stop the drawing on January 27

Can't wait to see who comes and signs up! 

All you need to do to try to win is sign up...don't feel like you have to do all the votes....just do what you want to do. So many have won on the extra votes though.

Vote 1 
Just leave me a comment, tell me if you have ever signed
up to one of our parties before. Can't wait to see if you come again!!!!!!

Vote 2 
become a follower or tell me you are already a follower if you are!
Along the side of my blog at "Sweet Followers".

Vote 3
Leave me a note on my 

Vote 4
Now this is the sweetest of the votes........please go to 
become a follower if you would like, but please leave them a little love note! Let me know you did and be sure to let them know I sent you! : <)

That's it!!!!!!!!

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BLOG you can LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDY at my prairie flower farm at g mail dot com email, put gooseberry party in the subject. 

 Hugs and may the Lord bless you and yours!!!!!


Hello on this SONday!!!!!!!!

Hello sweet ladies,

I am writing on this chilly beautiful SONday morning. Had such a busy and fun weekend. Had 3 of the grands out for Friday and most of Saturday. We took our granddaughter out for dinner and then went to Target to see what was new in the dishes. Oh my......I like the new flower ones. Different, but very sweet and plastic. She and I giggled and grateful for her sweet friendship! She loves the Lord with all her heart. Thankful Grammie for sure.

We got up Saturday morning and out the door we went.  V and Ian helped me clean out the big coop! When it is snowy I keep the Girlies and boys inside most of the time. They do better, but.....that means I have to clean the coop more often. Love to lay that new straw down!!!!! 

We wheeled the wheelbarrow up in front of the coop door.......Missy Mottled Java Hen hopped on top of the straw! Thought she looked so pretty.....had to take a pic! She is huge!!!!!!! Love her dark dark brown eggs.

After we got the coop all cleaned out we went to the garden to clean up all the debris left from the summer. I had worked on it a bit earlier last year, but just never had the time to finish up......with little hands (really big hands) helping we had it done in nothing flat. The time was sweet with the boys. 

See the feather on the tomato plant? I am always on the lookout for feathers.....they are found in the strangest places. Simple things......I find a lot of joy!

We got all the old tomato plants pulled out of the ground and off the tomato cages. Then we will burn the old plants so we won't have problems with disease transferring to the new crops. As you can see we still have the straw from last year.  It is still on the ground and no weeds. It saves me time each year to lay old paper and straw down and not have to ever pull weeds later!

I have rows of winter onions......pulled some! They are beautiful! The straw helps protect them. Not much color in the it is a nice to see the green life on the tops of the onions. 

The boys helped stack all the panels against the wall of the garage. I use these for the extra tomatoes we palnt. The panels work wonderful! 

In the afternoon I worked on the gift that will go along with the Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Party! I will be posting the party later on today. I enjoyed my Saturday!!!!!! Family came and visited later......that is always a treat! 

Our middle son's family brought me this! For no reason other then they said when they saw it, it was a "me thing"!!!!!!!! They got that right. A sweet Chicky.......adorableness! She will be up all year the fur on her hat and scarf!

Well trust your SONday with the Lord will be a blessed one! 

I will put the party up after our guests leave today! We have 6 baseball guys coming.......for dinner (lunch). We invited 3 to church and 3 already go......please pray for them.