Iced Peach Tea

Bring 8 cups of water to a boil.  Put 4 peach tea bags and 5 big (the kind that are called “family size” or “flow” tea bags) Luzianne or Lipton tea bags in the boiling water and let steep for 5 min.  Sweeten with sugar, to taste.  We usually do 2/3 of a cup.  Pour tea into a gallon pitcher.  Add 8 cups of ice water and stir.  You can do other flavors by substituting the peach tea bags, for whatever other flavor you like.

Broccoli ~ Cauliflower Salad

1 bunch fresh broccoli, washed, and chopped into little flowerets

1 head cauliflower, washed and chopped

3 to 4 T. chopped red onion (we’ve used regular onion)

2 c. celery, chopped

1 lb. bacon, fried crisp, and crumbled

1 c. hulled sunflower seeds

1 c. raisins


1 1/2 c. mayonnaise

1/2 c. sugar

1/4 c. vinegar

          Combine salad ingredients together in large mixing bowl. Set aside. Combine dressing ingredients together thoroughly.  Pour dressing over salad ingredients; stir to blend.  Serve chilled. Refrigerate leftovers.  Makes about 24 servings.  This is enough to feed our family twice : )

Sarah’s Delicious Homemade Bread

makes 8 loaves

       This recipe comes from a friend of mine : )  She made this for me once and it was SO good and lighter and fluffier than our bread, so of course I asked her for the recipe : )  I usually only make half a recipe.

4 c. warm water (100 degrees)

1 c. vital wheat gluten

2/3 c. olive oil

4 T. yeast

5 c. unbleached flour

1 c. honey

      Mix and let sit for 15 minutes.  Then add:

2 T. salt

1/2 t. vitamin C powder

1 c. cold water (optional)

           Turn mixer on and add 7 to 10 cups of freshly ground whole wheat flour (I have used not-so-freshly-ground before, and still got pretty good results : ) until it makes a soft, light, firm dough.  Pretty much when the dough has just crossed over from being gloppy, to nice soft dough.  Divide dough into eight equal portions.  Shape into seven loaves, using the eighth one to even out each of the other loaves.  Let them rise in a warm oven with the light on, but no heat, for about 1 hour.  Bake loaves at 350 degrees for 30 min. or until golden brown on top and hollow sounding.  They should feel light for their size. 

            Tonight, I only made half a recipe, and made one loaf, a pan of rolls, and a pan of cinnamon rolls.  If you shape them into rolls, be sure to make them  only about the size of a golf ball, because they will really rise!

Buffalo Chicken

This recipe is from Kelsey, another friend of mine : )  It is sooo good!

1 stick of butter

1/3 c. apple cider vinegar

2/3 c. lemon juice

2/3 c. Frank’s Red Hot sauce

1 whole chicken, cut into parts (we like to do just several legs and wings)

                Melt all together in a sauce pan.   Grill chicken, basting all pieces on one side with sauce.  Flip. Baste other side and continue in same manner until all the sauce is gone.  Once the chicken comes off the grill, melt equal parts of butter and hot sauce (1/2 c. each).  You can either pour over the grilled chicken, or let each person put however much they want on their piece.  The chicken without the sauce isn’t too hot…just a nice spicy flavor.  The extra sauce steps it up a little bit : )

A picture of the finished product(s)

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Hot Wings, Iced Tea, and other Recipes

17 thoughts on “Hot Wings, Iced Tea, and other Recipes

  • August 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    The bread recipe sounds really good! I hope I get the opportunity to try it.

    ~Emily Sue

  • August 3, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Howdy from the Northwoods! How are you all, sorry I've been so terribly lax in writing – and everything! It's been mighty busy up here, but I'm thinkin on you all and praying for you – God bless!


  • August 3, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks Jessica for stopping by my blog! I read yours often!


  • August 5, 2009 at 9:45 am

    looks great! May I add you to our Kitchen Carnival at GGM? Shoot me an email at ggmeditor at

  • August 5, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I'm guessing that the chicken in that picture didn't have all the extra hot sauce on it :)…am I right? :)….I just had some for lunch!


  • August 5, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    You all are a cool family! While you all live in a family of seven girls, I live in a family of Five girls!!! These recipes look scrumptious!!!

  • August 5, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    looks good…wonder whose recipes they are ;). can't wait to see you tomorrow! "you think your so fancy" =)


  • August 5, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    That sounds SO good! I love peach tea! I'm going to have to get your salad recipe.

    God bless~


  • August 6, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I LOVE tea and homemade bread!



  • August 7, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Ooh… that looks SO good! I am coming over to your house for dinner!!! It all looks amazing…esp. that peach tea! My Mum makes the most amazing cucumber lemonade. Really, it tastes delicious! I am going to post the recipe on my blog soon.

    Hope you're having a Good day!

    In Christ alone,

    Hannah Grace

  • August 7, 2009 at 9:23 am

    How are you susanna? Hope that you will feel better soon!


  • August 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    that looks delicious! definitely a great dinner… shoulda stopped by! jk 😉

    miss y'all! hopefully we can get together soon!

    hugs and loves!


  • October 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Ok one more question about the bread – SORRY! But I don’t want to mess up and waste all my flour! LOL!- The recipe says 5 cups flour but then the instructions say 7-10…is that when you make the full recipe and then the 5 cups is for the half? THANKS!

  • November 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I made this bread today! IT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!…the softest, spongiest (is that a word? lol), most delightful homemade bread ever! Thanks so much for answering my billion questions Jessica. I really appreciate it. I had to order the wheat gluten online (my Walmart doesn’t carry it) and I was going crazy waiting for it to be delivered so I could make this. I also had to reach back into the far reaches of my brain to dig out my math skills and divide this recipe by 4 so I would only end up with 2 loaves. Hehehe. If anyone wants the scaled down recipe, let me know! 🙂 I am so excited! I don’t have to buy bread at the store anymore! (This has been a goal of mine for so long now.) *Cartwheels!* God bless you gals! <3 and hugs!

    • December 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      YAY! You’re welcome! I’m so glad it worked out…that recipe is amazing and I am forever grateful to my friend Sarah for sharing it with me 😀

      Lol! That is funny about having to divide the recipe 😀 I guess 8 loaves for 3 people would be alot 😀



  • May 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    his recipe is perfect! I made this for Super Bowl, and my fiance’ said they were the best wings he’d ever had! And he’s a wing expert! They were simple to make, turned out just with the right amount of crispy and delicious! I will make again! Thanks


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