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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday 1 May 2013


"A house is built of logs and stone,
Of tiles and posts and piers,
A home is built of loving deeds
That stand a thousand years." ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Good afternoon ladies and welcome to my HOME~

It is the first of May. Yay! My favourite month of the year, excluding Christmas, of course.
Now that I'm feeling better, I'm back in my kitchen more and beginning to bake again. I bought these pretty chartreuse carnations at the grocery store. I thought they were a nice change from pink. They really perk up my table!

A few weeks ago, one of my tea friends had served cornbread with her tea and I had been craving it ever since. So the other day I got out my recipe and made some.

Here is the recipe for Homesteader Cornbread which I found on-line.

1-1/2 cups cornmeal
2-1/2 cups milk
2 cups flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small bowl, combine cornmeal and milk; let stand for 5 minutes. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix in the cornmeal mixture, eggs and oil until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the cornbread comes out clean. You can also find the recipe here.

I served it warm with maple syrup and was it ever good! The nice thing about cornbread is that it can be served so many different ways! Warm with syrup as a dessert, for brunch or breakfast. You can serve it with butter, or add some jalapenos to the mixture and bake in a skillet for a tempting treat with chili. I know some also use it as a stuffing. I find corn meal to be quite versatile. I like corn meal muffins too.

Here are some posts from last week which caught my eye...

Debbie at Debbie-Dabble wowed me with her Stroll in the Park post! Love her charming figurines which she displayed above the entertainment center.

Aren't these figurines darling?

Nancy at Two Cottages And Tea shared some  lovely pinks in her home. A charming post, and what's not to love about pink! She also made a teacup chandelier.

Janet at Rosemary-Thyme shared a scrumptious Strawberries and Cream dessert; pretty and delicious!

Jeanette Ann @   Heirloom Treasures shared a lovely pram she found and laid in it a beautiful baby doll dressed in  precious lace.

And who received the most clicks on her post?
Sandra at Ravenhill Cottage shared a lovely post filled with beautiful images and thoughts to inspire.

Thank you to everyone who linked up with me. I so enjoy your visits and comments every week.
If you have a HOME related post to share please link up below and I will be happy to come and visit you. I am extending my HOME party to Sunday so you will have more time to get your post ready. Hope to see you here. Have a beautiful day and enjoy the rest of your week.

As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

I am joining the following parties as well~

Homemaking Link Up ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~
Open House~

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi