The Zarb Homestead

Living natural and healthy on a simple budget

Interest in Pinterest: Blueberry Angel Food Cake March 9, 2013


I found this recipe while browsing Pinterest and thought it was easy enough to give it a try. All you need is a box of angel food cake mix and a 22 oz can of blueberry pie filling.

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Mix until blended well

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DO NOT cook how the instructions state. I also tried the pineapple one and it overflowed in the oven, big mess.

Cook at 350 in a ungreased 9×13 pan for 30 minutes.

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The taste was lite and fluffy. The picture above was my end product however the middle wasn’t cooked and it fell. Make sure you check the middle with a tooth pick.

This is a good dessert and pretty good for you. It is 2pts a slice on Weight Watchers!

Here is the original Pinterest post

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Project 365: Weeks 6 & 7 February 17, 2013


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Heidi cat giving us her profile

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My new purse from Earthbound Trading Company

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My rose my father-in-law gave me

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My Valentines Day Orchids  from my husband

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If it fits it ships

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Spending the day at the parents house and hanging out with Gizmo

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My Valentines Day steak dinner my husband cooked me

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Mr. Mal rocking his tie dye shirt

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Horseback riding in the mountains

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I have been working on my sewing area, starting to look good

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Clean tank, well it doesn’t look clean until the next day

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Homemade sticky buns

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Weenier dog race at the Ice Bears Hockey game

 

Project 365: Week 52 January 2, 2013


This is it! The finally week, 52, of 2012. I did it! I took 366 pictures everyday of 2012. It was hard at first and I didn’t think I was going to make it but in the end I really enjoyed it so I think I will continue it into 2013.

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This is very fitting for me

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Mr. Z grilling the bird

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Mr Mal enjoying Christmas time

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Christmas at my parents house. So happy to finally have a sewing machine!

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On our way to Michigan. I guess they ran out of road.

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New Year’s Eve

 

Project 365: Week 50 December 17, 2012


Wow I can’t believe it is already week 50. Only 2 weeks to go!

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Found these cuties at Earthbound and Trading Company, one of my favorite stores.

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When you see it??

Yep that is a Mr. Blackie stealing the bed

 

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I was reading the paper online when this showed up. Wow, she must make great Kool-Aid

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My Cinnamon swirl bread

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My Blueberry pie, yummy

Hubby and I having a drink at the Downtown Grill and Brewery.

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Cookie time. I think I baked too much this week!

 

Project 365: Week 46 November 20, 2012

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First time I saw Jupiter and her moons

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My Father-in-Law got all the girls a rose at dinner at Barleys

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Someone stole my pillows

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Bye Bye Twinkies

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Made pumpkin puree from a baking a pumpkin

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Oh boy, here we go again

 

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie – No Can Involved November 17, 2012


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I thought that I was making a pumpkin pie from starch was when I didn’t purchase one in a box. Canned pumpkin is easy to buy and to make pies from but why not use a fresh pumpkin. I had 5 small to large pumpkins I purchased from my friends grandmother. Her brothers grows them and she sells them for cheap and I mean cheap. I think I paid between 50 cents to $1.50 per pumpkin. I didn’t crave them on Halloween and since pumpkins can last up to 6 months once picked from the vine, I decided to make good use of them and eat them.

For the pie you will need some of the following. I got this recipe from pickyourown.com and added some of my special touch.

Tools:

  • Large knife
  • Spoon
  • Large bowl
  • 1 large (10 inch) deep-dish pie plate
  • 2 large baking pans at least 2″ deep

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin (Small to Medium)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon mace (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups of pumpkin puree
  • 1.5 cans of evaporated milk – make your own from nonfat dried milk and make it twice as concentrated as the directions on the box call for.

Alright, let get to cooking!

-Wash the pumpkins outside

-Cut in half

-Scoop out the seeds

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-Preheat oven at 375 F degrees

-Place in baking dish meat side down. Add 1 cup of water dish to help steam and cook the pumpkin.

-Bake for 1.5 hours

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I also tried some in the crockpot and it worked out just as well

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– You can test to see if it is done by sticking it with a fork. It should be soft.

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– Let cool then use the spoon to gently lift and scoop the cooked pumpkin out of the skin

– You can blend it in a blender for a smooth texture

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Mix all ingredients and place into a pie crust. Cook at 425 F degrees for 15 minutes then reduce temperature to 350 F degrees for 50-60 minutes. Let cool, then eat. Yummy!

 

Project 365: Week 43 August 19, 2012


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My husband trying to brush the Mr Mal’s teeth.

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Meet Mr Rex. He is the clinic cat at my work and I made him this bed. I think he is pleased.

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Been waiting for my first to arrive, finally.

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Maria and I made some gingerbread cookies with cream cheese icing, yum yum.

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My first pumpkin, and the dog thought it looked good enough to eat and well she plucked it and carried it around the yard. I wasn’t too happy with her.

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No comment on this night.

Very funny movie!