Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Eggs Con Nopales

Someone gifted us some great nopales packages and we have really enjoyed them. Add some eggs and you have a great breakfast or brunch. Did you know that Nopal or Prickly Pear Cactus is good for normalizing blood sugar. When you cook it it is kind of like cooking a okra a little slimy but doesn't taste like okra. Try it you may like it!

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Eggs Con Nopales


enough eggs for your family
a tablespoon of milk
cooking oil
4 nopal leaves sliced
2 caps full of lemon juice
picante sauce
green onion chopped
about four shakes of Parmesan cheese
plain yogurt


1. Coat your pan with a spray of cooking oil and fry your nopales with the lemon juice until all of the pieces have changed to a duller green color.

2. Wisc up your eggs and seasonings and add them to the frying pan. Cook until done.

3. Warm up your tortillas for about a minute in the microwave.

4. Serve while warm.

                                 Mrs. Jenifer Harrod

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Faux Skirt Steak

Things have been tight with several trips to the E.R. and prescriptions to fill. This is a recipe for when you don't have much but you are making what you do have appealing to the masses or to the zildren in our case. I admit I am not a spam lover but I am adventurous so I have taste tested this and it really does taste great! I was pleasantly surprised. Isn't it great when the Lord cooks with you and shows you just what to combine for a pleasant meal.

Faux Fajitas:

3 cans of Spam diced
1/3 cup of diced white onion
4 spoons of minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons of fajita seasoning
a pinch of fresh cilantro
5 hefty shakes of Louisiana hot sauce
1/4 cup of picante sauce
a spoon of plain yogurt (per tortilla)


1. Coat large skillet with vegetable oil.

2.  Add diced onions, spam, garlic, seasoning,cilantro and picante sauce to pan and cook on high stirring constantly till onions are translucent.

3. Add your hot sauce and and stir in pan to coat. Cook another minute to blend the flavors.

4. Build your fajitas with the mixture and add a dollop of plain yogurt on top. Delish!

Recipe by Lonnie Harrod

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

There Is A Special Room!

This morning during our breakfast devotions. I talked to the kids about a special room. So I thought I would tell you about our conversation, because they all wanted to go in there and stay a while after I told them about it!

       “Corridor Of White Empty Interior”

                   by Sira Anamwong

To them It was an imaginary room that they thought didn't exist......

"What if there was this special room that you could go into and God would talk directly to you in there. You could go in there and God would give you something special, just for you that would help you through the day?"

"Would you be noisy and laugh and cut up and even talk when God was talking?"

"Would you ignore God and play with your toys."

"Would you God in, here God talking and walk out when he was mid sentence?"

"Would you be quiet and listen really close to what God was saying so that you didn't miss a word?"

"There is a place like this! Yes, as soon as you open your Bible and pray God's Holy Spirit comes to sit with you and teach you and give you something special just for you."

Right after we had this conversation we prayed for a family that we have had on our hearts. I told the children that we should continue to pray for this family every time that God brought them to our minds. We made an agreement to do this and then we opened our Bible to read what God had for us. I chose to read from Job because it was in my daily bible reading scriptures and we have been going through a lot of trials lately. I told the kids to be waiting for the nugget that God was going to give us from the bible today and guess what.... it happened!!! but even more miraculously than I had expected. We read these words...

Job 42
10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: 

 I didn't know what was going to be in that particular chapter of Job. No way did I plan any of this I just decided to have a devotion for the kids this morning because we needed it! I love it when God speaks and there is no doubt He was listening to you and what you were going through and that he cares! So many times we read our Bibles and don't expect God to speak directly to us, but he can and he will if we let him. Your heart needs to be in a place where he can mold it.

We can't be dictating to God how your day will be and asking God to somehow bless it after the fact. We all do this in little or big ways. Instead we need to open up God's word in a holy and reverent way allowing God to speak and for us to listen. Sometimes we have a lot to tell God and to ask for but we also need to just be still and listen, waiting for Him to give us something to grow on.

I hope this is a blessing to someone today to just take some time out and listen!

                                                                       Mrs.Jenifer Harrod

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

I was wanting to make something rather exciting for my son, Zeke's thirteenth birthday breakfast to show him how much I love him. I know that everyone likes sweet treats so I am making some cinnamon roles this morning. Did you know that cinnamon helps to balance your blood sugars. I am adding lots of cinnamon to this recipe to help do just that!


First I start out with my croissants recipe and then I half it and add a cup of sugar and about 4 teaspoons of cinnamon .


Then I follow the directions on the croissants except I don't cut into croissants.

1. Make sections into a long snake shape like you are playing with playdough or get the kids to help!

2. Roll flat with a rolling pin.

3. Take a pizza cutter and cut into long inch strips and roll into cinnamon rolls.

4. Add to your cookie sheet or casserole pan and drizzle with melted butter or spray with oil.

5. allow to rise a second time and make your icing!

Icing Recipe:

 2 cups confectioners sugar (how to make confectioners sugar video)

 1 stick of softened butter

 1 teaspoon vanilla

 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

 1 tablespoon of milk

Whisk or beat together to form a glaze adding the milk a little at a time.

5. Bake at 400 for 12 to 14 minutes.

6. When you are finished baking then you will want to add the icing. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pumpkin Breakfast Cake

Sometimes when we are out of milk and cereal I make breakfast cake. I had some pumpkin saved back in the freezer so I retrieved it and started thawing it in the microwave. then I started on the recipe.

“Pumpkins On Sky Background” by Serge Bertasius Photography

Pumpkin Breakfast Cake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups of pureed pumpkin or applesauce
  • Nonstick cooking spray or butter and flour for the pan
  • Confectioners' sugar if you want on the top of the baked cake.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes. 
  2. Allow to cool and sprinkle with confectioners sugar if you want. If you don't have any you can blend some up in the blender with your regular white sugar. 
  3. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

From One Mother To Another

From My Heart!

Most days around here there are no glorious happenings. If you looked in on us you would wonder what in the world we had to live for. We don't have a shiny new van or even a van with a current paint job or cold a.c.  Our lawn is not up to par because once again our lawn mower in broke down. The house is not in the best of shape. The kids are not dressed in the latest fashions and (nor do I want them to be) our garden consists of a few pots of vegetables that I am growing; but, in my heart I know that there are happy memories being made and hearts being molded for good. There are truths being taught and lessons being learned. My children are beautiful on the inside and modest on the outside. My chickens are bringing me eggs every day and the chicks are so cute and fuzzy. The eggs in the incubator are warm and cozy and the little child that was sick last night made it through by the help of God the Father and his son Jesus! 
My medicines were herbs and God allowed me to learn many things about herbs so that when the over the counter medicines are not giving me the relief that I seek, I can give some God made remedies and pray for my Jesus to bless the creation of his hands. There is so much to be thankful for. We have been able to put in a new stone pathway and do a little landscaping this past week and now I have some prayer requests that I can look forward to my sweet Heavenly Father, who dotes on us, to answer in a miraculous way! 
I have been in pain with plantar fasciitis but I have a God who cares and is working on me. There is too much to do around here but I have seven children and a dear husband to lighten the load. My second oldest will be a teen this week and his birthday will be a blessing and not a cursing. There are so many things that I fail at, having physical ailments, but God comes along and fills in the failures with blessings. This is the Blessed Life!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Can I Count My Pullets Before They Are Hatched?

I was really curious as to what was going on with my eggs because sometimes they came out pointy and sometimes more rounded, from the same chicken! I was always told that the egg should be the same basic shape. I have found that statement is only partly true.

The Answer to the Proverbial Question:

It seems that more pointed eggs are more likely roosters and smoother eggs are more likely pullets or female. I hear that it works better with large breeds and that it is only about a 75% predictor but it is a real help when choosing the eggs you would most like to incubate. Roosters are wanted some of the time and hens or pullets most of the time. 

If you have tried this or are going to try this out let me know what your results are. I am going to monitor the ones that I have but they are banty eggs and I hear that it is harder with the banties. 
I'll let you know what happens with my pointy one. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Egg Biscuits

Eggs make your biscuits light and fluffy! Another reason to love eggs. Here is the recipe that I use.

Photo by Simon Howden.


  • 3 cups Flour
  • 4-½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar or honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp. of lemon juice or vinegar
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¾ cups of melted butter
  • 1 whole Egg, Slightly Beaten
  • 1 cup Milk


   Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

   Mix all ingredients together with a large wooden spoon or a metal spoon. If you don't have this you  can use your hands or a dough hook and a mixer. 

   Form into 2 1/2 inch circles adding extra flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking.  You  don't have to  be perfect just do your best. (This is a good  project for  children learning to bake with  a little  supervision.) 

   Put your circles into a baking pan or cookie sheet lining them up close together. Bake for 10 to 12  minutes. Cool for a few minutes and enjoy.

Supplements for Shingles

A beloved family member has come down with shingles and I really hate that it gets worse before it gets better. So I jumped in and ordered up some supplements and can't wait to try them out on my patient.

                     “Chamomile Tea” by Serge Bertasius

What is shingles?

Shingles (herpes zoster) comes from having the chicken pox virus as a child and then getting a compromised immune system or being under a lot of stress. Lately we have had so much going on with work and children and house and church etc... So our case was from stress which lowers the immune system.

Here is what I am going to recommend:

Antivirals: (to fight the virus)
Olive Leaf
Licorice Root

Nervine: (to help repair any nerve damage the virus has inflicted)
or helichrysum

I also wanted to know what my loved one should eat or not eat. 

Foods that contain the amino acid Lysine are particularly helpful in the Shingles diet. Below are a few of them.

All kinds of meats esp. fish
Dairy (yogurt, cottage cheese, milk etc.)
Green Beans

The amino acid Arginine foods should be avoided just aggravating symptoms and prolonging the virus. Here are some of them:

Pecans and other nuts
Wheat Germ
Brussels Sprouts

Another way to combat Shingles is to have a chiropractic adjustment to align your spine because the virus dwells in your spine. It is thought that misalignment of the spine may cause the outbreak of shingles along with compromised immune system. I would say if you could, it would be worth a try.

There are many other herbal combinations you can do some research or ask your herbalist or naturopath. I am an herbalist and I can also recommend some Natures Sunshine products as a representative. Just ask me in a comment or get on our facebook page.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Year Round Eggs

I was searching for answers to how to make my chickens produce more eggs and what I was doing wrong. I came across some information on this subject and wanted to share what is working for me; and when I mean working I mean really working. I had some chickens gifted to me that have never lain any eggs since I got them but now every one of my hens are laying eggs and I am tickled pink!

This is what you will NOT need:

light in the coop
special high priced food
new chickens every year
a special breed

What you WILL need:

1. (during cooler temperatures) whole corn (deer corn)  in the morning and evening or whenever you can get it in (one cup per 8 to 10 chickens) I usually feed my girls two cups every morning. We have ten hens and three roosters.

2. (hotter temperatures) whole oats (same amount as the corn)

3. Also layer crumbles available during the day in a self feeding feeder all year round!

Of course I also treat them with meal worms from my worm drawers. This may help cut down on how much feed they use. It took me about two or three weeks to see all of my hens producing. I also had to arrange my feeder in such a way that the hens wouldn't spread the food all over the ground so much I set it down into an old wheel that my husband had and it seems to be working well for us now. Not so much waste. So you see it is as easy as one to three! I just had to write that. Let me know if you try this I would love to hear if anyone else uses this method.

I have something like this for gathering my eggs. If you click on the link you can find one at


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