Sunday, September 9, 2012

SERRV is having a Sale!

The SERRV outlet store in New Windsor, Maryland is having an overstock sale next week, Tues 9/11 through Sat 9/15 9:30 am to 6 pm, most items are 60% off and more, if you are in the area please check it out. It helps many families earn a living wage, educate their children and build wells where needed. I have been working there for 2 weeks now and it is just a great organization. I helped set up the merchandise last week, and there are clothes, tons of jewelry, Divine chocolate, fair trade cashews and lots of decorative housewares. Enjoy! Come check it out, get some great stuff, and feel good about helping people earn a living wage!


Marketplace of India

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Another black and white treasury

This magnet has been in so many treasuries, maybe someday it will make it to the front page of Etsy!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Recipe - Pepperoni Rolls

I recently heard about these pepperoni rolls, and after trying them they have to be one of my new favorite foods! The story on these rolls is that they originated in West Virginia, are widely available at local convenience stores and restaurants there, and were first made for miners going down in the mines to work. They are worth trying and they freeze well. I like to eat them warmed with a bit of pizza sauce for dipping. My husband calls them pepperoni eggs lol.

I make all of my bread dough in the bread machine, then form the bread and bake in the oven. I used a basic Challah recipe for this, right out of my bread machine book.

This makes 1.5 pounds of dough, or about 10 good sized rolls.

  • 1 large egg room temperature (very important!) plus enough water to make 1 cup plus 1TB
  • 3 TB oil
  • 2TB sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-1/4 Cups bread flour
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast

Add to bread machine in order suggested by manufacturer and set on the dough setting.

When the dough is finished, take out and form into rolls around 3 or 4 slices of pepperoni (I also add a slice of cheese, it is even better!)

Let rise until doubled in size, 1/2 hour to an hour.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 15-25 minutes, until golden brown.

I ran out of pepperoni last time, and stuffed the remaining dough with a bit of sausage, and that was really good too.

Printable Recipe

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Say No to Maryland Gas Tax!

If you live in Maryland, you may have heard that the Governor is proposing a new gas tax in addition to the existing tax that we pay. In this economy, I feel that this is a terrible time to add a new tax to gasoline, which is pretty essential for most people to get to work, and conduct business.

Everyone is already struggling enough. Hess Gas Station in Westminster, Maryland has a petition available to sign to protest any new tax on gasoline.

My husband and I have stopped in and signed it, please do the same if you don't want any new taxes imposed on an already expensive staple!