Sit back and relax and enjoy your visit. I have a lot of tutorials under my TDC yearly posts, plus Prim How-tos. I'm glad you are here!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Scrumptious Summer - Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Recipe

Good morning dear friends

Today I start a new series called

Do you have an ice cream machine languishing in the cupboard...unloved and unused?  Well...I hope to change that.  Ice cream making can be fairly complicated, but NOT with this recipe.  It takes just 10 minutes, plus churning time, to create tasty, homemade ice cream for your family.

Today's Recipe is
Fudge Brownie Ice Cream

Here is what you will need:

*2 cups of Half & Half
*2 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream
*1 cup of sugar
*2 t vanilla (or more to taste)

That is the basic recipe!

In addition, for this recipe you will need

*Homemade or Little Debbie Brownies, cut into small bite size pieces (As you can see, my Little Debbie Brownies had green icing on top)
*Hot fudge sauce

In a large bowl, measure out your Half & Half, Cream and Sugar.  Whisk the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved.  Then add your vanilla.  Whisk until incorporated.

Pour this mixture into your ice cream maker.  Our ice cream maker has a bucket that you place in the freezer.  I make sure it has been in the freezer at least a couple of days so it will be nice and cold.
Turn on the ice cream maker and churn until your ice cream looks like soft serve ice cream.
Remove the middle portion and using a spatula, transfer your soft ice cream to a freezer container.   Make sure to do a little tasting along the way...and scrape all that yummy goodness off the sides with a spoon.  Stealing a taste here and there is a necessary
Fold in your brownie bits.  The ice cream will appear to be melting a bit, so work fast and don't over stir it.
Place your hot fudge in the microwave for about 1 minute on 50% power.  This will heat it just enough to make it pour well, but not too hot.  Slowly pour about 1/2 jar of your hot fudge over the ice cream and with a knife, swirl back and forth a bit.  Don't over mix at this point or you will have chocolate ice cream instead of fudgey swirls.
Quickly cover the ice cream and place in the freezer.  Freeze for at least 8 hours, so it is nice and hard.
Scoop your ice cream and enjoy!

It's so creamy and tasty - you will want seconds...and hey...why's calorie free.  Oooh...I wish!

I'll be back with another great flavor next Friday.  It's going to be tough to decide which kind to make next!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summertime Fun continues

Just a quick note to let you know that Pin Keep Swap partners will be going out later today!  

I also thought it would be fun to start a

SCRUMPTIOUS SUMMERTIME SERIES guessed it...lots of wonderful 

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes!

These will be tried and true recipes, created by yours truly, using a basic recipe that we love.  They are quick, easy and delicious.  So if you love homemade ice cream...stay tuned!  The first recipe will be coming up tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Last call for the Christmas in July Pin Keep Swap

Today is the final day to sign up for my annual 
Pin Keep Swap!

The theme this time is

Christmas in July!
Click HERE for all the information.

I had a couple of gals sign up who are no-reply commenters.  Leanne...please contact me at so that I can get your information.

Thank you!

Monday, June 8, 2015

ChRiStMaS in JuLy Pin Keep Swap

Good morning Prim Peeps

So glad you stopped by today!
I've had a couple of inquiries about my annual 

Pin Keep Swap

so...I thought up a theme and sign-ups start NOW.
Comment below if you wish to join.

Christmas in July 
Pin Keep Swap!

Here's a few simple rules:

1.  Your pin keep must be at least 6" high.

2.  It must be handmade by you.

3.  It must have a Christmas theme.

4.  Sign-ups will last for one week and end on the 16th of June.  I will provide your partner's information to you on the 17th.  Please email me your mailing information and likes for Christmas decorations (santas, reindeer, elves, snowmen, etc)

5.  Pin keeps must be mailed to your partner by July 17th.

6.  You must make a post showing the pin keep you received and thanking your partner.

That's it!

So, put your thinking caps on and join in the

Christmas in July Pin Keep Swap!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Happy Friday!

Good morning Prim Friends!

This sweet clematis is at it again!  Such large blooms and so many, it brings a smile to my face each time I go out to the patio.

No fancy post this morning...just the ramblings of a country wife....

The past week has been a bit crazy here at Ravenwood.  I enjoyed a visit with my sister from Vermont for a little bit on Monday, as she came up for the weekend to see my parents.  My Mom had back surgery, DIL Stephanie spent an unexpected overnight in the hospital the other day, when she felt dizzy and nearly fainted while teaching her 3rd grade class.  There was a bit of scrambling to figure out what to do with Allie, who ended up spending the night and most of yesterday with us.  She was as good as gold, but so happy to see Mommy & Daddy in the afternoon.  All tests came out negative, and the doctor told her to start taking better care of herself and drink more liquids!
All the while, I've been fighting a nasty cold...sore throat for two days and then terrible sinus and cough.

But God is good and things are looking brighter today.

We have a wedding to attend tomorrow, so it will be nice to relax a bit.  We've been pushing to finish to new chicken coop and run, as we've added 9 new chicks to the ole homestead now.  The new girls are using the new coop with a little make-shift run, until the new secure run is complete.....I'll share pictures next week.
I've been busy creating as well...sold this wonderful bear last evening on FB for a special Circus themed auction.

I had seriously thought about not completing him, since it was such a hectic week, but I managed to get him done in time.  I had so many wonderful comments about him...maybe my next calling is making bears...something I have wanted to do for some time now, but never seem to find the time.
My cawfee is gone now ladies, so it's time to shower and get busy!  
Have a blessed weekend!

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever"
Psalm 107:1

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New Items in my Shop!

I've added a few new items to my Etsy shop.
You can view them by clicking on the link on the left of my blog.

Primitive Bee

Mama & baby Americana Cats

Mary Jane & Sassafras, her prize-winning goat

Mouse & Melon Make do - SOLD

Americana Pig - SOLD

OOAK Uncle Sam - SOLD

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Prim Ponderings

It's a chilly morn' here in Central New York.  The temps have dropped to the 40s, but I'm somewhat glad, because it forces me to stay inside and work on things that otherwise, in the flurry of activity outside, remain undone.

There is laundry to catch up on, orders to work on, a rhubarb pie to be made, and the vacuum needs to be run.  I'm also putting the finishing touches on several new items, which I will be offering for sale during my FB update on Friday evening at 6.

So in place of my senseless ramblings about daily chores, I will leave you with more pictures.

Fresh from the oven - can't wait to eat it.

Peter & Joey enjoying Lowes!

The two polish chicks we got recently...sadly, my Mother's Day present, the little gray one, died yesterday...causes unknown.

Rainbow after a recent storm

Flooding in our creek after the recent storms

Allie looking cute and so grown up, as I posed her in front of the yellow tulips growing along the field.

Lily says 'What's up"?

Telly and his girlfriend, enjoying the sunny day.

One of our Barred rocks.

Artemus the Rooster - looking for a new home, as two roos is one too many.

Mrs Howell, strutting her stuff.
Have a blessed day everyone.

  "But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
  or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you.
  Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?
  In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. 
John 12: 7-10 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The days roll by.....

Good morning Prim Friends....

Time certainly flies by lately, but I haven't forgotten about my dear blogging friends.  We're very busy outside with Spring chores and working on our new chicken coop.  I'm also working on orders and watching grand-kiddos now and all takes times.

There are spring chicks to attend to, the dreaded dandelions are in full growth, and the garden needs to be prepared for planting. 

Mother's Day was spent doing yard work, then we headed on over to our oldest son's home, where everyone gathered for yummy chicken kabobs, potato salad and homemade ice cream!  Drew & Maria got me a polish chick for Mother's Day (pics to come) and Scott & Steph gave me a lovely my favorite color - purple!

In the past week, my computer has died, the dishwasher is leaking and we had a severe storm blow through with 60 MPH winds, which littered the yard with tons of branches, big and small, which need to be cleaned up before I can mow again.

The grandkiddos are growing like weeds.  Joey is crawling all over and loves to watch Petie and Allie playing.
Allie having lunch on the porch with me last week.

Petie and Joey ready for baseball season!

He is sooooo cute!
A few woolie bundles I purchased at a yard sale.

Time to run now gals....Allie wants a nap and I've got a million things on my To-DO list for the day. 

Oh...almost forgot...I'm holding my May giveaway on my Facebook page....Click on the pictures on the upper right of my blog to find out how to enter to win!

Have a blessed day everyone!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Final Days of my Facebook Giveaway

Hello Prim Friends

Just popping in very quickly today to remind you that Thursday is the final day to sign up for my giveaway over on Facebook.

See the link on the top of my right sidebar to find out how to enter today!
Good luck!

Friday, April 24, 2015

FAAP Giveaway begins today!

 Today is the day...
Our Folk Art & Primitives Etsy team begins their Giveaway - so many wonderful items donated by talented artists! Click HERE to find out how you can enter today!

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