Noah bakes his first cake!

Noah and his first Chocolate Lava Cake with homemade whipped cream!



Mickey getting ready to leave.

Mickey getting ready to leave.

Mickey is going to a sleep over.  That means Noah has full run of the house this evening and is excited.  What I think he likes about being alone is that he will have a chocolate fudge cake all to himself!

Hot Fudge Cake @ Bobbie's Dairy Dip

Hot Fudge Cake @ Bobbie’s Dairy Dip (Photo credit: revrev)

Morning time at the Porch house


Mickey didn’t want her photo taken so early in the morning!


Finishing touches on her hair!


A view out my dining room window.  Our fields do not need any more rain.


View from living room window.  Dreary day.  Rain rain go away.


Noah Bear eating his oatmeal.  He sure loves it.


Front view of home taken yesterday.


I’m sure the mother bird won’t care for the eggs now.  Noah wants to.  He even looked up how often and what to feed the little birds if they hatch.


I baked this Strawberry Yogurt Cake Sunday for the kids and they want it again.  I’ll be baking today!


Our Snickerdoodles.  Trisha Yearwood’s family recipe.  Delicious.  If you would like the recipe, please comment and I will share.

Pork Chops With Peach Sauce


Tomorrow night’s dinner will be pork chops with peach sauce, green beans and baked potatoes with chive butter.  I’m thinking that Noah will try anything that is sweet.  It doesn’t hurt that he loves pork chops!

Noah playing in the yard.

Noah playing in the yard.

I’ll post the recipe here for you.  If you cook this for dinner one night, please let me know what you think of it.


1/3 cup peach jam
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
12 ounces green beans, trimmed
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups instant flour, such as Wondra
1 teaspoon baking powder

English: A bottle of Worcestershire sauce. Fra...

English: A bottle of Worcestershire sauce. Français : Une bouteille de sauce Worcestershire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 large egg white
Vegetable oil, for frying
4 1/4-inch-thick boneless pork loin chops (about 1 pound), trimmed


Cook the jam, ketchup, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and 3 tablespoons water in a large skillet over medium-high heat, whisking, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the vinegar, then the butter, a few pieces at a time; whisk in a few tablespoons water if the sauce is too thick. Remove from the heat and cover.

Put the green beans in a microwave-safe bowl; sprinkle with water and season with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap, pierce the plastic and microwave until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Whisk 1 cup flour, the baking powder, 1/2 cup water, the egg white and the remaining 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce in a bowl; add a few more tablespoons water, if needed. Put the remaining 1/2 cup flour in a shallow dish. Heat 1/4 inch vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 375 degrees F on a deep-fry thermometer.

Dredge the pork chops in the flour, then dip in the batter. Fry until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with the peach sauce and green beans.