A Home Keeper? Who ME???

So, I’ve personally seen a mini-tranformation in myself over the past month. Incorporating a “planner” to guide my days has really had an effect on my attitude, my energy level, and my purpose. WHO KNEW???

Not only that, but I’ve rediscovered my LOVE for baking. And now I CAN’T STOP!!! (But it’s okay – Roy & I just bought new walking shoes and we are going to start walking with the girls…)

Last week I made Banana Sour Cream bread. YUMMO! I also mixed up my first batch of Amish Friendship Starter and Sweet Sourdough Starter.

I also tried a new recipe, Cheeseburger Meatloaf – and we loved it! I did not use chili sauce (don’t care for it). I didn’t have quite a full pound of ground beef, so I added in about 1/2 cup of diced ham. I thought about wrapping it in bacon, but our bacon was not usable (bummer!) so I skipped that part!

Over the weekend I mixed up a batch of Amish Sugar Cookies (with a few modifications) from my Mom’s Favorite Recipes book. DEE-lightful. (Recipe below.) And my first batch of Sweet Sourdough Bread is rising in the oven. So I’ll be a Baking Mama this afternoon and I’m looking forward to it.

Our problem is we LOVE baked goods far too much, but I already have a plan to give some away. We do not need all the calories – and it’s a nice way to say “Thank you” or “I’m thinking of you” and HOPEFULLY everything turns out well so we CAN give it away. LOL


cups sugar*
1 cup shortening*
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
5 teaspoons baking powder
5 cups all-purpose flour

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