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Homemade Pretzels

I haven't made homemade pretzels since we were in Alabama and I had forgotten how easy they are if not a little time consuming. I made these last week for Oscar night. They keep a long time in an airtight container. 1   (.25 ounce) package   active dry yeast 1 tablespoons   brown sugar 1  teaspoons   salt 1 ½   cups   warm water (110 degrees) 3   cups   all-purpose flour 1   cup   bread flour 2   cups   warm water (110 degrees) 2   tablespoons   baking soda 1-2   tablespoons   butter, melted 2   tablespoons  kosher salt Line two or three baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Place the yeast, brown sugar and salt in the 1.5 cups of warm water. Stir to dissolve. Stir in the flour. Knead for about 7-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and cover. Let it rise for an hour (I place mine in the oven with the light on). Combine the two cups of warm water with the baking soda in a square shallow pan. After the dough has risen, cut it into 12 equal pieces.  Roll each section into a

Grass again

I am thrilled with the progress of the grass! I have been watering faithfully and a great rainfall last night really helped. Hard to believe that it looked like this two weeks ago!


  1. That is a big change. What a difference two weeks can make. It looks really nice.

  2. Phillip, that's just amazing! You've been a faithful waterer and the results show it - good for you, and it really looks fabulous.

  3. Looking good. Don't mow it for at least a month. Maybe longer since you are starting in the cooler season. When you do mow, mow on a high setting for the first couple of haircuts.

  4. Looks great Phillip!!! All that hard work paid off. Thanks for sharing you pictures.

  5. It is pretty Phillip. I heard recently while watching a TV show about Jessica the hippo that grass contains protein. Just thought I would throw that in...

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