Monday, November 30, 2009

Small Town Living Blog Changes and Recipe of the Week

For nearly three years we've published Small Town Living as a Bi-Monthly Magazine. The other day Paul noticed as he was working on assembling the Compilation CD that we have now exceeded 1000 pages of articles and stories.

One thing we've noticed is that traffic on the site soars on months when we publish and its become apparent people just can't get enough of Small Town Living.

So we took December 2009 off and spent some time discussing how we could adapt and grow. To make a long story short, we've settled on a Community Blog.

What to expect...
You'll see the same great articles and stories we've featured in past issues, in fact in the coming months we'll be extracting some of the jewels from past issues and posting them to the blog to make them more accessible to our readers.

We've been joined by a number of our magazine authors who will now post more frequently to the blog. If you love their writing I highly recommend you take some time to explore their own blogs and sites. We are always learning something new from each contributor.

We enjoy what we do and enjoy learning new things along the way, and meeting new folks also.

If you have not had a chance to visit our online forums please stop by and become a member. I think you'll enjoy the sharing and caring and the community spirit over there.

Visit it at
Also please feel free to share about the blog with your friends also and become a follower.

Thanks again so much!
Oh..and I can't forget this week's recipe! It is super easy, but oh so very yummy.

Baked Krispy Chicken
8 boneless chicken breasts
1-2 cups crushed Rice Krispy cereal
1 stick butter,melted

Dip chicken in melted butter and roll into crushed rice krispies.
Place in shallow baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and juices run clear.
Here's wishing you all a very lovely week!
Thanks so much for visiting.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to say thank you for being a follower of this blog.
I really appreciate you all.
Here's hoping that your day is a lovely one.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Compilation CDs Available At Small Town Living

Wanted to let you all know that we have revised the Small Town Living Compilation Cd's to encompass all issues of the magazine through to Aug/Sept. 2009! That means that you receive 18 issues of the magazine on a cd! Over 1,000 pages of information!
What a terrific gift for yourself, a friend, or family member!
Stop by the website to order your copy now!

The Compilation CD Includes:

18 Issues of Small Town Living

Over 1000 Pages of Small Town Living Articles,
Stories and Photos.

Searchable Content - Find the stories and articles
you want in seconds.

Practical Advice on:
Small Business Guidance

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Recipe of the Week: Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3 Tbs poppy seeds
1 Tsp. baking powder
1 Tsp. baking soda
1/4 Tsp. salt
3/4 cup low fat lemon yogurt
2 lemons, zest grated and juiced to create 3-4 Tbs juice
2 Tbs canola oil
1/2 Tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Prepare fluted bundt pan with baking spray with flour, or brush pan with solid vegetable shortening and dust with flour.
In large mixing bowl combine flour, seeds,baking powder,baking soda, salt. Set aside. In another bowl combine yogurt, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla.
In large bowl beat the eggs on medium-high until lemon colored, abut 2 minutes.
Gradually add the sugar over a period of 3 minutes.
Alternating, add the flour mixture and the yogurt mixture, ending with the flour mixture.
Once blended mix for an extra 30 seconds.Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake begins to come away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and set on rack to cool. Invert onto serving plate. Dust with powdered sugar.

Makes 8 servings.