Saturday, August 13, 2016

Granny's Sugar Cookies

Sometimes the best recipes are written on old scraps of paper.

1 C powdered sugar
1 C granulated sugar
1 C butter
1 C oil
1 T vanilla

Add dry ingredients:
4 C + 4T flower
1t soda
1t salt
1t cream of tartar

Roll dough into balls and dip in sugar.  Place balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and press with the bottom of a drinking glass.

Bake at 375 until edges are light brown.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cake Mix Cookie Bars

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Small Box Vanilla Pudding Mix
1/4 C Water
3/4 C Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
1 C Chocolate Chips or M&M's

Combine cake mix, and dry pudding mix in mixing bowl.  Next add water, oil, and eggs mix well.  Stir in chocolate chip or M&M's.

Pour batter into a greased 10x13 baking dish.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Change The World...

With a New Year before us many of us refelct on what we have done and what  we can do to make our world a better place, to make some contribution that will help those around us.  We may look on our past with pride at all we have done, and with a thankful heart for the way God has blessed our work...we may look back and feel discouraged becuase it seems like our effort bore no fruit possibley even regret for missed opportunities...or if you're like me you look back with a mixture of thankfulness, pride, discouragement and regret. 

We all have our days of greatness when everything seems to come togehter and our plans unflold into something wonderful, but we also have missed opportunities or days when it seems that nothing we do makes a difference...but God sees all things, He knows our hearts  (Psalm 139:1-4 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.)...our Father who knows our hearts will honor our prayers and our efforts when we are doing them for His Glory and His Kingdom...He gives us Hope and Victory!!!

Change the say?
That's a little big, don't ya think? 
Okay...then change your word!!
Hmmmm...even that seems a little world consists of family, coworkerss,    friends, neighbors, commiunity, church...That's a lot.

We are all so busy the idea of changeing the our little corner of the world, let alone the world seems imposible and let's be honest it is imposible on our own...We must allow God to work in us...and we must do only those things which He calls us to do.  Recently I was listening to a podcast by Zig Ziglar..he talked about this idea of changing the world, and suggested that perhaps it's not about changeing the world, but changing a world.  When we make a difference in the life of just one person we are in fact...changing their world!!

So go out and change a world today!!!

Fancy that, we can change The World one world at a time.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I've been telling my oldest daughter that we would make something special to hang above her bed for months. We saved little snip'its, tags, bags, and took sleet and snow to keep us home...but we've finally done it. I love the way it reflects her personal style.



Fancy that, a project long invisioned finally comes together!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snow on Snow on Snow

Okay, I must admit I LOVE the white stuff (snow that is). I Love being stuck at home with my family and I love watching my kids play in the snow!

Granted we don't get stuck at home too often. I don't know if I would enjoy an entire season of it. But snow really is a wonderful thing.

And now for BED HEADS eating Snow Ice Cream for Breakfast...
I tried 2 recipes one with Eagle Brand (Paula Deen's Recipe) one made by mom's recipe. Mom's was the best but Paula Deen's recipe was okay.

Mom’s Snow Ice Cream

2 C milk or half and half
½ - 1 C sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla

Stir until well blended and sugar starts to dissolve.

Fill a mixing bowl with snow pour mixture over snow and stir, add more snow for desired consistency.

Fancy That Ice Cream made from snow! Doesn't get much better than that.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spread Your Wings and Fly

My mother has a "butterfly garden", and every year the kids love to watch the caterpillars as they gather on the fennel bush. They always bring one or two home, and observe them as they make their cocoons and wait for them to open into beautiful butterflies.
As we were preparing to go out of town, a few weeks ago, my oldest heard something rustle and notices that the butterfly had opened. What a lovely surprise!

Speaking of beautiful surprises...Check out this cute dress my mom made for "Big Sis" she started with a tank top cut it to a shorter length than gathered a great floral fabric and attached it to tank top :) How cute it that! "Big Sis" added a cute belt, necklace and jacket for the perfect look.

Fancy That, beautiful surprises all around! Keep a look out, you never know when something beautiful will be headed your way ;) DeeLight

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My mom gave me the coolest thing ever from Willaims-Sonoma . She gave me a pumpkin and apple shaped "hand pie" press.


This is what the finished product looked like...not as great as the ones in the catalog, but I'm happy, and to be honest the pies didn't last long enough for it to matter too much. The great thing about these presses is that the kids are able to help (very easy to use).


Fancy, that yummy little pies that little hands can help to make. DeeLight