Monday, April 25, 2011



I have started a Monthly Giveaway. I will be drawing names from followers that comment.
The drawings will be on the 1st of each month! .

The April Monthly Giveaway is this

"Primitive Prairie Church Dolls Roll"

Each time you comment on a new post will give you another chance to win the
"Primitive Prairie Church Dolls Roll"!


This is a blog + barter system.

This explanation, taken from the blog site, details what blarter is...

blarter is an online community of bloggers seeking to exchange handmade goods, craft supplies, vintage items, and creative services through barter. use what you have to get what you want!

perhaps you have a stash of wool yarn and would like to trade it for some cotton quilting fabric. maybe you're seeking some vintage handkerchiefs, and would be willing to trade some handmade stationary. do you have a craft book or patterns you no longer need? trade it for something you do need!

blarter arrangements are set up by participants, and participants are solely responsible for carrying out the arrangement to completion. participants are responsible for any and all costs, such as shipping, incurred through barter arrangements.

blarter hopes to foster positive relationships between participants, but does not guarantee satisfaction.

any questions or comments? email or clik here to go there.


For your vegetarian supper of the week, try this Mexican Black Bean Pizza. Loaded with protein, it has plenty of carbohydrates, and lots of flavor. If your family enjoys hot and spicy pizza, add a little extra pepper sauce. Pass the sour cream-salsa sauce at serving time. And sit back and enjoy this great meal.


1 10-ounce package refrigerated pizza dough
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
2 tablespoons salsa
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
2 cloves garlic, quartered
1-1/2 cups shredded Cojack or cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
1/2 cup chopped red sweet pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
2 tablespoons salsa


Lightly grease an 11- to 13-inch pizza pan. Unroll pizza dough and transfer to greased pan, pressing dough out with your hands. Build up edges slightly. Prick generously with a fork. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, in a blender container or food processor bowl combine black beans, cilantro or parsley, 2 tablespoons salsa, cumin, hot pepper sauce, and garlic. Cover and blend or process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides if necessary.

Spread bean mixture over hot crust. Sprinkle with Cojack or cheddar cheese, chopped red sweet pepper, and green onion. Bake about 10 minutes more or until cheese melts and pizza is heated through.

In a small bowl combine sour cream and 2 tablespoons salsa. Serve pizza with sour cream mixture. Makes 4 servings


patijane's primitives said...

What a great giveaway!! Love the prim look! The Mexican Black Bean Pizza sounds delicious, too. Sounds like a great thing to make for supper one day this week. Have a great day!!!!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Thanks for the link to blarter.I added it to my list might have to do a barter or two.Warm Blessings!~Amy

gpc said...

The "pizza" looks great, never thought of that one! One of our favorite, but less healthy varieties is to use pesto, feta, fresh tomato and black olives. If you can call it pizza, I'm gonna love it! Blarter sounds very cool, I'll check it out!

Carmen and the Primcats said...

So cute! Please enter me! And now I'm hungry! That pizza looks yummy!

Carmen and the Primcats

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I have never heard of black bean pizza, but it sure sounds good!
I will check out blarter, thanks.

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

blarter, huh? Well, that is kind of like a swap but not organized, more personal. I like the more personal idea. I am going to check it out!

Gayle said...

Blarter - what a great idea! LOVE the little church dolls - my grandchildren would not get to play with them cuz if I won I'd keep them for my own entertainment! LOL

Jonthy said...

I have some canned, re-fried black beans that I've been wanting to do something creative with. This pizza sounds good. It would be really god with a crispy pizza dough the consistency of a taco shell.

Allison said...

Blarter sounds pretty interesting, I'll have to look into that further. Your pizza looks and sounds wonderful! Please enter me in the giveaway!


that pizza looks yummy! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks, Cyndy