Pinterest Thursday-Italian Bread

14 Oct

I had been wanting to try making french bread from scratch for quite a while.

I was buying the cheap WalMart brand of french bread to make this garlic bread. The garlic bread is a staple in my house (especially since it is so freezer-friendly), but I really wanted to have a completely homemade version.

I know this isn’t french bread, but when I saw the recipe, I thought it would probably work for what I wanted.

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This bread is wonderful. It is very easy to make and tastes so good. There are very few ingredients, and only a little bit of sugar.

It was worth making, and was perfect in thick slices with this potato soup!

I do think this will make good garlic bread as long as it freezes well. I will have to make more to try that out though-the first batch was gone in a flash.

If you are looking for an easy and delicious homemade bread with minimal ingredients, this one is a great one to make!

Wednesday Words

13 Oct

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Review-Bible Breakdowns

12 Oct

Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.

We recently received Bible Breakdowns from Teach Sunday School.

Bible Breakdowns are printable digital PDFs that provide breakdowns of both the Old and New Testaments by subject, book, chapter, and verse.

Old Testament Bible Blueprints

Each page contains a comprehensive guide to one book of the Bible.

I particularly like that each page is color-coded with the sections that are considered classic Bible stories, and that you are given the date the book was written, along with the time period covered, and even the author.

These guides work great for individual and family Bible study times, and to help answer your very inquisitive child’s questions (MOM-where does the Bible talk about the Nile being turned into blood????)

This would even make a fun game in Bible school where kids could be grouped together, a question could be asked, and the first team to come up with the correct book and verse wins a point. That would be a fun way to learn where things are at in the Bible, don’t you think?

My favorite idea though, is to make a quiz for each of my kids (based on their skill levels), and turn it into a treasure hunt where each correct answer leads to another clue. I am thinking this would be perfect for Easter, but could also be themed-like using scriptures about Jesus’ birth at Christmas time, etc. I can’t wait to try this-it will be so fun!

There are so many possibilities, and with everything already arranged for you at an affordable price, Bible Breakdowns would make a great addition to anyone’s Bible resources!

Would you like to learn more about Bible Breakdowns? Visit the Homeschool Review Crew blog to read more reviews!

Card Monday-Birthday

11 Oct

It’s been a while since I posted a card!

I promise I have been making some, but since they are mostly Christmas cards, you will have to wait to see those until November. 🙂

Anyway, I did make a couple of birthday cards for National Cardmaking Day, and thought I would share one today.

Supplies: Stamps, Die: My Favorite Things; Inks: Tim Holtz Distress; Other: White Embossing Powder

This turned out pretty much how I envisioned it, which is always nice.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love to Craft #63 October Anything Goes:

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Mix It Up #54 Anything Goes:


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Fall Mood Board Inspiration:

and here is the mood board inspiration:

I hope you enjoyed this peek into my crafting, and I will post the other birthday card next week!

Book Review-The Cryptographer’s Dilemma

10 Oct

The Cryptographer’s Dilemma was written by Johnnie Alexander and is book one in the Heroines of WWII series. Each of the five books in this series is written by a different author.

Summary: Eloise Marshall has always been good at breaking codes, so when she is sent on special assignment with the FBI, she is intrigued by the special code they have been unable to break.

Will she be able to solve the mystery and find who is leaking sensitive information about American troop movements before it is too late? And can she do it while saddled with a surly agent as a teammate who wants to be anywhere else but with her?

My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book. I really liked the relationship that develops between the two agents, and how she earns Phillip’s trust. The story is interesting, entertaining, and a good mystery. I also really love books set during World War II, so that was a plus too.

It is definitely worth the read-especially if you enjoy historical war-time fiction with a healthy dose of mystery and intrigue.

I would like thank Barbour Publishing, Inc. for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!