Monday, December 28, 2009


I just finished some great bright and cheerful cards for the new year. They are made by me. They are $2.00 each which includes shipping in the U.S. and each comes with its own envelope.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ingredients For Week #1 Get Ready!

These are all of the ingredients you will need for the first weeks recipes. I'll post the next recipe on Jan. 2nd. I will continue to give you a weekly list of ingredients every Sunday.  That way all you have to do is check for the recipe of the day and start cooking.

Shopping List: Potatoes, carrots, chicken pieces, herb soup mix, corn bread stuffing mix, 14 oz. chicken broth (3), apples, celery, french's french fried onions, pork chops, peach and apricot preserves, honey dijon mustard, Cheddar cheese sauce, frozen broccoli, green beans, golden onion soup mix, cream cheese, milk, canola oil, eggs, cranberry quick bread mix, 9" pie shell, honey or agave, lemon juice, cornstarch or thickening agent, heavy whipping cream, chocolate grahm crackers, vanilla extract, plain nonfat yogurt or vanilla yogurt, unflavored gelatin or MaryJane's Chill-over powder, cherry pie filling, vanilla wafers, cocoa, condensed milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips, english toffee bits, walnuts.

Doesn't that all sound yummy?  Wait until we put it all together.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Inspired: Julie and Julia movie Servantless Cooking

Let's face it, the majority of us do our own cooking or bring home prepared foods. But, in this tough economy we need to save money on everything now. So, I have always wanted to cook page by page through some of my favorite recipe books. At, first my daughter and I decided it would be the Betty Crocker cookie cookbook. We did start it in 2003 with our home school group. We got through the first 10 recipes and quit.

After, watching the movie Julie & Julia I've been inspired to start and finish one of my fav cookbooks called "Amish Cooking". So officially starting January 4, 2010.

I'm sending my husband to the store to buy a weeks worth of ingredients. I'll post the recipes here so if any of you readers want to follow along. I'll have one dessert a week. I'll also report on how we liked the recipe and you can do the same.

This will be a lot of fun and will save us time and money with these simple and few ingredient recipes. Happy Cooking!!
I will do my best to put a recipe here daily, but if I miss a day or two it will be because of my health issues.
Here goes, the first recipe will be: Herbed Chicken & Veges. I'll post the next recipe on January 4th.
Pass the word to all your cook- loving, money-saving friends!!!

2 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
2 med. carrots
4 chicken pieces
1 envelope soup mix savory herb with garlic
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 425 In medium baking dish place in potato, carrots and chicken. Pour mixed soup mix with the water and oil over chicken and veges.
Bake for 40 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Makes 4 servings

Monday, December 7, 2009

Scrapbook and Card Making Thrift Hunt

I know there has to be a way to find scrapbook and cardmaking supplies that people aren't using anymore and are wanting to sell cheap just to get it out of their house. So, I'm on a hunt to find the best and most affordable way to find those people and buy their stuff. I would welcome any and all emails if you are one of those people wanting to unload your closet or spare room of these unused items. I can't afford to pay retail or what they call wholesale, I'm looking for real bargains!

So pass the word around about my blog. I will barter or buy via paypal and usps only! When I receive your stuff and we've agreed on a price I will pay via paypal. I have a ebay and etsy shop and have done bartering on MaryJanesFarm forum. You can verify my honesty and reliability. I've been burned and sent things on a barter and never received my item, so I will only do it this way.
Bartering: I have over 50 children's sewing patterns sizes 3-12 I will trade with if interested. I have a sizzix die-cutting machine also up for barter.
I don't drive and can not travel so this is why I have to find these bargains online and word of mouth.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tea Party Getting Ready!!

This is the lovely tea cozy
Angela made for me.

Thanks Cathy for the exact
color tea cozy, it matches the
table cloth perfectly.

Well, this saturday is the big day. I'm so excited I have the tables set and name tags and menus made. We've been doing lots of baking and planning for the special day. Here are the before pictures.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Farbric for Barter/Pay shipping

Cotton Flannel Cotton

Cotton Flannels

Soft cotton fabric





Flannels, cottons, organza/silky/polyester all over 1 yard

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fabric Barter MJF

Barkcloth- Still available.

All fabric below is taken.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tupperware Pie/Cookie/Cupcake Cake Takers & Cookbooks

These are large pie/cookie takers 13 inches across. One with pink lid the other has a pink base. The square cake cupcake taker 11 inches wide x 6 inches height has a blue handle. Two cookbooks, Chocolate lovers cookie and Savory Meals new unopened in plastic. I will barter or you can pay me through paypal.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What are these used for-Old Sewing things! Farmgirl Barter

Darning spools 6
Spools of thread 10-vintage-plastic spools
Braiding Aid-6

Scraps for CJ

Can someone tell me what these are used for. The silver cone shapes open at each end. Wooden bottles, black handle with wheel on the end has little ridges, yellow tool has metal ends.