Monday, December 31, 2007



1Co 13:1-7
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have [the gift of] prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed [the poor], and if I deliver my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind, [and] is not jealous; love does not brag [and] is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong [suffered], does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Let these verses follow us as we enter a new year, dedicating ourselves to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Author and perfector of our faith! -- God bless you all.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

My Absolute Favorite

My great-grandmother taught me how to make this, and it's got to be my favorite appetizer/dessert/fruit dish ever! It's so full of citrus fruits (and no skins at all; that's what makes it so good) it really just melts in your mouth! :)
Luk 10:21
At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I praise Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou didst hide these things from [the] wise and and intelligent and didst reveal them to babes. Yes, Father, for thus it was well-pleasing in Thy sight."

Friday, December 28, 2007

Sweet n' Salty

My family loves green bean and sweet potato casseroles..... Here are some pictures of both. The green bean cass. gets topped with French fried onions and the sweet potato gets topped with mini marshmallows.
Isa 59:1
Behold, the LORD's hand is not so short That it cannot save; Neither is His ear so dull That it cannot hear.

18.8 Lbs. of Turkey

Yet another bird to deck our table with! This time it's the Christmas bird -- 18.8 pounds of juicy turkey to fill all the hungry mouths! mmmmm!!!
Pro 13:20
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Pro 14:1
The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Cooking With My Little Sis

Yesterday my little sister Jenny (7) and I made some apple pies, mine to give to our neighbors as a 'thank you' gift, and Jenny's -- let's say for the learning experience! :)

Picture #
1.) beginning to bake
2.)all ready for the oven (note little sister's and big sister's apple pies -- very special for Jenny, you know!)
3.)Tah-dah! The finished products!
Rom 5:3-5
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Just Some Wonderful Verses

Psa 63:3-7
Because Thy lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise Thee. So I will bless Thee as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Thy name. My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips. When I remember Thee on my bed, I meditate on Thee in the night watches, For Thou hast been my help, And in the shadow of Thy wings I sing for joy.


Anyone want to guess what the main ingredient in this is?! hehe, yes it's cream cheese! What can I say, it's Christmas, right? So one has to have a dessert that is everyone's favorite, you know. ;)
Psa 62:11-12
Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God; And lovingkindness is Thine, O Lord, For Thou dost recompense a man according to his work.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007



Luk 2:1-21
Now it came about in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all were proceeding to register for the census, everyone to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register, along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. And it came about that while they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And in the same region there were [some] shepherds staying out in the fields, and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. And the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. "And this [will be] a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths, and lying in a manger." And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." And it came about when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds [began] saying to one another, "Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us." And they came in haste and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. And when they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them. And when eight days were completed before His circumcision, His name was [then] called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Anyone For Fresh Stuff?

On some evenings when Daddy's not home for supper, we fix "lite"; or what we call, the girl's "veggie night".
Psa 119:13
With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Thy mouth.

Goodies From Last Summer

# 1. Cheesecake brownies (the "fancy" way)
# 2. Mint chocolate chip icecream "cake" (pie would be more like it ;)..)
# 3. Cheesecake brownies (the "not fancy" way)
Psa 119:9-11
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping [it] according to Thy word. With all my heart I have sought Thee; Do not let me wander from Thy commandments. Thy word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against Thee.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is very much enjoyed during the winter months at my house. I add potato chunks and ham pieces and it makes it taste extra good.
Psa 119:2
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all [their] heart.

More Chocolate?

How about some soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars?! (another success with my dad!) :)
Psa 119:1
How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Time For Breakfast

Breakfast at our house, consisting of no bacon, no ham, and no sausage.... at least not this time, sorry. :) Maybe next time....
Rom 7:32
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Finishing Touches

What could be the finishing touch to that turkey and gravy? -- DRESSING!!!!!

Rom 5:8
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Giblet Gravy

This is our favorite gravy for that roasty turkey (pictured a few posts down). When it's about ready to be served I throw in some pepper balls to add the "finishing taste".

Act 16:30-31
and after he brought them out, he said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved, you and your household."

Monday, December 17, 2007

My Specialty!!!

Just so everyone knows, I will offer any recipes of things that I've made and posted, if anyone asks for one or another or is interested..... Except for ONE recipe! :) That's right, my cheesecake recipe is all mine! :) It's my special secret.
Psa 37:7
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

It's A German Thing

(Top) - just put on
(Bottom) - all cooked
Yes, this is a German thing; red cabbage, Granny Smith apples, cloves, and more of that sort of "yummy stuff"! My dad loves it when we fix it, and that happens only twice a year, Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Hos 12:6
Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Chili Night!

Our family loves chili, and the nice thing about the recipe I have is it's healthy, inexpensive to make and delicious!
Jer 29:11
'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.'

Chocolate Cake

A tripple-chocolate cake was my Grandpa's birthday "gift" from me.
Isa 26:3
"The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in Thee."

Poor Man's Cookies

These are my mom's favorite cookies. Very oatmeal-y, rather "flat" and very nice and chewy.
Psa 147:14
He makes peace in your borders; He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat.

Chef Changes Menu

If you read the comments of the earlier post with this same dish pictured, you'll know why I have posted more again! ;) (all Abby and Daddy's fault, really! hehe)
1Jo 3:18
Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.


This is a Hungarian dish we like a lot at our house, called Chicken Paprika.
Mat 24:35
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away."

Friday, December 14, 2007

Herbs & Spice & Everything Nice

Best seasonings ever for a turkey!
Psa 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thanksgiving On My Mind

(6 am).....
Big fat 18 pound baby IN.........

(6 hours later)....
And big fat baby OUT!!!!
Pro 31:15
She rises also while it is still night, And gives food to her household, And portions to her maidens.

Fresh Bread

Freshly baked, seedy, whole grain bread straight from the oven!
Psa 107:1
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Homemade Freezer Food

These were all "cooked up" to be put in the freezer for easy, yummy, homemade meals. Only God knew why I made all of these when I did, because a week later we had a family of 7 (with 5 little hungry children) staying at our house a few days. It was perfect timing for we used half of the 13 casseroles and pies when they were over! God is good!!!
2Ch 15:7
"But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work."

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Healthy Summer Favorite!

This is a summer favorite in our family -- Mediterranean Pizza! Fresh veggies on it, with cream cheese at the bottom, and olive oil & red wine vinegar dressing drizzled on each piece!
Pro 31:14
She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Every Fall? Canning Time!

Durring the summer, all "extra" berries we have I put in the freezer. Come Fall, gallon freezer bags get halled out and jellies and jams come forth!
Ecc 3:1
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--

Backing Up To Valentine's Day

This was our Valentine's Day cake for this year. Accompanied with many more strawberries and chocolate to dip them in!
1 Jo 3:16
We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Ready, Set, Go!

Am I ready to start my own blog? No, not really, but I will anyway because I would love to share some pictures of different goodies that I make. God has blessed me very much, and through Him I would like to be able to bless others, at least with the things that every person needs every day - food!

Phi 4:19
And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.