Monday, March 28, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert by my Grandma.

Place ice cream sandwiches in 9x13 dish.
Spread a layer of Cool Whip topping. Make one more layer of ice cream sandwiches then a final layer of whipped topping.
Freeze. When serving, swirl chocolate and/or caramel topping over each piece.

My Grandma taught me this recipe when she was here for a visit.

Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel Apple Dip by my Mama
(1)  8oz. cream cheese
3/4 c. sucanat or brown sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla

Mix ingredients with a mixer, which makes the dip smooth and eliminates the clumps. Serve with apple slices. Enjoy!

This is a family favorite.

Mama's stir-fry

Mama's stir - fry

Ingredients are:
broccoli, cooked chicken, olive oil, and teriyaki sauce. You determine the quanities needed.  

Cut broccoli in bite size pieces.
Cut cooked chicken in bite size pieces.
Few tablespoons of oil to heat and add
broccoli. Steam broccoli 3 minutes at medium
heat. Add chicken pieces,Yakisoba noodles,
and teriyaki sauce. Heat thoroughly and serve.

This recipe is one of my family's favorite. It is VERY GOOD and quick meal to make.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

What I Like To Play

I really like to play the following pieces of music.
Ashoken Farewell; Intermezzo; Malaguena; Fandango;
Beneath the Cross; The Great Wall of China;
America, the Beautiful; Morning;
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho; Sonatina in C;
Amazing Grace; Night of the Tarantella; Lunar Eclipse;
Cossack Ride; Looking - Glass River; Promenade.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
pinch of salt
2 sticks butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing

4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan. Make the crust by combining the flour, confectioner's sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter to make a crumbly mixture. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. You may need to dip your fingers into a little flour or confectioner's sugar to keep the dough from sticking to your fingers. Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, to make the filling, mix the eggs, granulated sugar, flour, and lemon juice. Pour this over the baked crust and bake for 25 minutes longer. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired, when the bars are done!


Words to live by . . .

If you walk with the Lord, You'll never be out of step.

O taste and see that the Lord is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
                                                       Psalms 32: 8

Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you; for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
                                                            Isaiah 41: 10

Just to be tender, just to be true, just to be glad
the whole day through, just to be cheery when
things go wrong, just to drive sadness away with
a song, just to let love be our daily key -  that is
God's will for you and me.

These saying are from my Great Grandparents.


  GIVE-ME-A-BREAK PINEAPPLE CAKE  ( A recipe from my grandma)

             1 box yellow cake mix
             1 can (20-22 oz.) crushed pineapple
             2 (4-serving size) boxes instant vanilla pudding
             3 c. milk

Prepare and bake cake according to directions for 9x13 pan.  (I always use the 'low fat' recipe that is printed on the box.)
Upon removing cake from oven, pierce cake with fork at frequent intervals and top with pineapple and juice.
Prepare pudding according to directions, using the milk.  Spread on top of pineapple.  Top with Cool Whip, if desired.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Apple Pies for the Legislators during the homeschoolers our Day at the Capitol

We made these pies that were delivered to the 155 legislators during the homeschoolers Day at the Capitol. The pie crust and apple filling recipes came from America's Test Kitchen Cookbook. They sure are tasty.

Corn Casserole Recipe

Corn Casserole by my Mama

1 can whole corn kernel ( do not drain )
1 can cream style corn
2 eggs, beaten
8 oz. carton sour cream
1 package Jiffy Corn Muffin mix

Mix all together and pour into greased 9 x 13" baking dish. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degree.

One of our family favorite recipes and from my Mama.

Upside Down Apple Cake

·         Butter 9 inch cake pan with 2 inch sides. Heat oven to 350. This recipe is from Cooks Illustrated
4 Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples cored and peeled
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 T lemon juice
1/2 stick butter(4 T)
Cut up 2 apples into 1/2 inch slices and 2 into 1/4 inch slices.  Heat butter in skillet over med-high heat. When foaming subsides, add the 1/2 inch slices and cook until they begin to caramelize about 4-6 minutes. Then add the rest of the slices, brown sugar and the lemon juice. Looks inviting. When the sugar is dissolved and apples coated about a minute later, pour this into the cake pan and spread it evenly.

1 cup Flour
1 T cornmeal
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
6 T butter, melted and slightly cooled
Mix the flour, corn meal, baking powder and salt in one bowl. In the other, whisk the eggs and sugars until well blended. Then add butter and whisk it together, then the sour cream and vanilla. Add the dry mixture to this and whisk until combined. Spread the batter over the apple mixture in the pan. I found putting dollops of it in the pan and then gently spreading it worked the best.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until cake is done. Cool it for 30 minutes then use a knife to loosen edges from pan. Take a wire rack and hold it firmly over the pan and turn it upside down onto the rack. Put a plate underneath to catch the drippings. Instead, you can turn the cake onto a plate and not use the wire rack. Then let it cool as much as you like, transfer to a serving tray, cut and serve. Enjoy!

Terasures of the Snow

I took these pictures when we had 6 inches of snow!
I hope you all like them.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Home - Rules

Home - Rules

Always be honest. Proverbs 12: 22

Count your blessings. Psalms 34: 1-3

Bear each other's burdens. Galatians 6: 2

Forgive and forget. Micah 7: 18

Be kind and tender hearted. Ephesians 4: 32

Comfort one another. 1 Thessalonians 4: 18

Keep your promises. Romans 4: 21

Be supportive of one another. Acts 20: 35

Be true to each other. Revelations 15: 3

Look after each other. Deuteronomy 15: 11

Treat each other like you treat your friends. Matthew 7: 12

But most important LOVE - ONE - ANOTHER deeply from the heart. 1 Peter 1: 22

We are trying to memorize these valuable scriptures.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Hi Everyone,

For those who have not seen my pendants, please go to my pages and click My Pendants.

They are homemade. I do not bake them.

I hope you all like them.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

More Sayings and Verses

Yesterday...He loves me!
Today...He's just the same!
How long will this continue?
Forever... Praise His Name!

The man who walks with God always gets to his destination!

True JOY comes from putting;
         Jesus first,
         Others second,
         Yourself last.

Some Christians are like wheelbarrows -  no good
unless pushed; some are like canoes - need to be
paddled; a few are like kittens - content only when
petted; some are like trailers -  no good unless
pulled; and some are filled with the Spirit of the
living God. Thank the Lord for them.

There is an appointed time for everything.
And there is a time for every event under heaven.
                                                  Ecclesiastes 3:1

Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them,
may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.                          Matthew 7:24-25

Friday, March 4, 2011

Why Not Now

Why Not Now

While we pray and while we plead, While you see your soul's deep need,
While your father calls you home, Will you not, my brother, come?

Why not now? Why not now? Why not come to Jesus now?

You have wandered far away, Do not risk another day;
Do not turn from God your face, But today accept His grace.

Why not now? Why not now? Why not come to Jesus now?

In the world you've failed to find, Aught of peace for troubled mind;
Come to Christ, on Him believe Peace and joy you shall receive.

Why not now? Why not now? Why not come to Jesus now?

Come to Christ, confession make, Come to Christ and pardon me;
Trust in Him from day to day, He will keep you all the way.

Chorus Why not now? Why not now? Why not come to Jesus now?

Written by Daniel W. Whittle, 1840 - 1901.
I think this hymn shows how not to waste anymore time and delaying confession of your sins. May you believe and desire to follow Jesus all the day of your life.

I've Found a Friend

I've Found a Friend

I've found a Friend, O such a Friend! He lived me ere I knew Him;
He drew me with the cords of love, And thus He bound me to Him.
And round my heart still closely twine, Those ties which naught can sever,
For I am His and He is mine, Forever and forever.

I've found a Friend, O such a friend! He bled, He died to save me;
And not alone the gift of life, But His own self He gave me.
Naught that I have my own I call, I hold it for the Giver:
My heart, my strength, my life, my all are His and His forever.

I've found a Friend, O such a Friend! All power to Him is given.
To guard me on my onward course, And ring me safe to heaven.
The eternal glories gleam afar, To nerve my faint endeavor:
So now to watch, to work, to war, And then to rest forever.

I've found a Friend, O such a Friend! So kind and true and tender,
So whose a Counsellor and Guide, So mighty a Defender!
From Him who loves me now so well, What power my soul can sever?
Shall life or death or earth or hell? No I am his forever.

Written by James G. Small, 1817 - 1888.
I like this hymn, because it shows how you are so dedicated to God. I am glad that I am also His. I hope you are too.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More Sayings

Trust Him when dark doubts assail thee. Trust Him when thy strength is small. Trust Him when to simply trust Him seems the hardest thing of all.

Does God seem far away? Who do you think moved?

These are sayings that put everyday life into perspective.