Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Bread...


 This is the best time of year to get in your
 kitchen and do some baking.
  I love coming up with new ideas, 
baking them and giving them away for others to enjoy!

If you don't personally know me, 
then let me just say one thing.
 I am a Graceful Giver and for that I have been truly
 blessed and God loves those who are Givers 
that don't expect things in return.

It's such a great feeling to be able to help someone in need.  
To be able to help a family that is struggling to put food on their tables 
or to just simply bless someone with a fresh baked goody.

Everything that I do is made with God's Love, 
Kindness and a whole lot of His Blessings! 
I encourage each and every one of you to do the same 
(you won't regret the reward in the end)

Much Love,

Pumpkin Bread

3 1/2 cups Flour ( I use 1/2 white, 1/2 wheat)
2 cups Sugar
2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Allspice
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Cloves
4 eggs
1 can (15oz.) Solid Packed Pumpkin
3/4 cup Veg. Oil
2/3 cup Water
*1/2 cup Pecan, chopped (Optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 bread pans, set aside.
Combine all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Stir in all wet ingredients and mix well.
Pour pumpkin batter equally into the 3 bread pans. Sprinkle batter with nuts if desired.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when poked.

This has got to be one of my favorite quick breads!

I WILL bless her with abundant provisions;
her poor will I satisfy with food.
Psalms 132:15

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Family Bond

We have many bonds in our lives with many people.
The strongest bond is one of a parent and a child;
And a child with a grandparent.
This is family!

But let us take notice of another family bond;
The Body of Christ;
Where your children, become important to us all!

Children and the Body of Christ is the realization that we
All have a heavenly Father who cares and has a plan for each of us!

God asks us this very question;
Are you not your brother's keeper?

Our entire family wants to Thank each and 
every person that lifted up a prayer that
Was given in our grandsons/sons behalf.

No one found our grandson;
It was only God who led him from the forest.
We were told that this part of the forest is referred to as hell,
Because of its dark and dense conditions.

The search party was not even looking in the right place on this mountain.
Only God knew where he truly was at every moment of every hour;
Of a 27 hour ordeal!

May we all stop nit picking on those we love; and realize that
most irritations are very small in the grand scheme of things!

Wisdom is not usually lofty and high.
But rather God's command to love one another;
As you love yourself!

Only a few brave ones will lay down their lives for others.
We do this in prayer for others!
We do this with actions by helping others!
Just giving a cup of cold water in His name will bring Him Glory!

Here is the TV news clip of his story!

Please click below;

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Life...

I love how God can create something so 
beautiful out of an old log that has fallen down.

I think it's pretty amazing that new life
 can grow out of this dead log.

A little bit of light and life can create 
something so green and vibrant.
It's flourishing!

Guess who can do that?
GOD can!

I love how God can create something from a tiny little seed 
and it can grow into a cute little pine tree.

New life, full of green and it now has a purpose!
One day, this little pine tree will grow into a large tree
and provide shade and a safe place 
for birds and squirrels to live.

Guess who can do that?
GOD can!

I love how amazing God is and how
 he can form these little pine cones
from a tiny seed hidden within the branches 
when this tree started to grow.

If God can create something so beautiful 
with one tiny little seed,
imagine what he can create in you and me?!

I believe it is something full of beauty and hope!
Full of wisdom and grace!
Filled to the top with love and forgiveness!


It all begins with... New Life!

You have begun to live the new life, 
in which you are being made new
 and are becoming like the One who made you.
Colossians 3:10

Hugs and Blessings,

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chocolate Chip Muffins...

Fall is Here and I think it's here to stay for a bit.

Thank you Jesus for 
all the seasons you give us!

I am so very thankful for the coolness in the air.
Not that this summer was as hot as most of our summers,
but it's so nice to know it won't reach 100 now.

God is so Good and I'm so blessed!

How bout you?

Would you like to try a new Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe?
I bet you would...
These are so scrumptious and delicious!

Here you all go... Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Muffins

2 c. flour (I used half white, half wheat)
1/2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
3/4 c. milk
1/3 c. canola oil
3/4 c. mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
 Place your baking liners in your muffin pans and 
spray cooking spray lightly into each liner. 
(This will help the muffin not stick to the liners)

Combine the first 4 ingredients into a large bowl.  
Beat the egg, milk and oil.  
Pour into the dry ingredients and mix just until moist. 
 Fold in the chocolate chips.
Fill your lined muffin cups about 1/2 full. 
 Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
 Cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Makes 12 large muffins.

These taste extra yummy with a glass of cold milk or coffee!

Hugs and Blessings,

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

S'mores Trail Mix...

This has got to be one of the easiest trail mixes ever!

And it's perfect for Fall and Winter.
It would even be a great idea for a gift!

S'mores Trail Mix

! Box of Golden Graham Cereal
1 bag milk chocolate chips
1 bag mini marshmallows

Mix in a big bowl and then store in 
snack bags or a glass container.

When you eat all three of the ingredients
 in one bite, they taste like a S'more!

I must admit... these are rather addicting!

I bet you can't eat just one bowl!!
(Smiles inserted here...)

Happy Day to you All!

Hugs & Blessings,

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Love Anyways...

I have always liked this picture.

I see it on everything!

So... what's it really telling us then?  

Love is caring for each other 
even when you are angry!

We need not be angry?  Hurt?

We all have those moments where we feel 
a tad agitated or angry
at our spouse.  


We are overly tired and we snap at our kids and/or our spouse,
for the smallest of things.

Been there, done that!

We all need love even when we think we don't.
Especially when we want to be mad for a moment!

Don't stay mad at your spouse and/or children 
and never go to bed angry!

Have you heard that before?

It solves absolutely nothing!

Talk it out, work through your hurt feelings.
Don't hold things in... EVER!

Pray and Pray together!

You'll be glad you did.

And in the end...

Respect is what we owe;
love, what you give.

Bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things,
endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:7

Hugs & Blessings,

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

You Know You're Loved When...

Some may call this a weed...

But, I call it a special bouquet 
of prairie flowers just for me!

My youngest son, picked them right from the field 
and then placed them in one 
of his Ninja Turtle cups 
and then placed the cup 
in my flower bed for me to find.

Aren't they pretty?

I would much rather receive these flowers
 than any store bought ones.

These are picked with Love!

This is something my boys 
think of and do often for me.

I treasure these moments of kindness...

My youngest loves to give!

He has a great BIG heart and 
loves to share with others!

A rose can say "I Love You"
orchids can enthrall,
but a weed bouquet in a child's fist,
Yes, that says it all.

And you know you're loved when...

You wake up to this on your sidewalk!

We must be doing something right...

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Hugs and Blessings,

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