I got this recipe recently through an e-mail and tried it today. It’s perfect for two people to share or 1 person that really has a chocolate craving. We put whipped cream on top of ours, and they were very good.
|Cake in a Cup
4 T. flour
4 T. sugar
2 T. cocoa
3 T. milk
3 T. oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (microwavable)
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired, or just add cool whip or frosting and eat out of the cup.
|And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any
time of the day or night
Each item represents how Jesus’ body was prepared for burial.
Cans of Crescent Rolls
1. Open can of crescent rolls and separate into triangles. The rolls
represent the linen wrapping used in covering the dead.
2. Dip and roll one marshmallow – representing Jesus’ body – into melted
butter. The butter represents the oils used in anointing the dead body.
3. Roll the marshmallow in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. The mixture
represents the spices used in burials.
4. Place the marshmallow in the center of the crescent triangle. Fold and
pinch the edges tight. Put each crescent-wrapped marshmallow on a
slightly greased cookie sheet. To make clean-up easier, line cookie sheet
with aluminum foil before slightly greasing.
5. Bake the rolls as directed on the package. The oven represents the
When cooked, the marshmallow melts leaving only the puffed crescent
This demonstrates how Jesus rose from the dead. All that remained in the
empty tomb were the linen wrappings.
Don’t have a lot of dough to buy Valentine gifts? Me neither. Here’s an easy cookie recipe that requires only a few common ingredients. I hope all of you will have a wonderful Valentine’s Day by letting your family and friends know that you love and appreciate them.
1 cup sugar
¾ cup shortening (part margarine or butter softened)
1 tsp. Vanilla or ½ tsp. Lemon extract
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Salt
Mix sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour. Heat oven to 400. Roll out dough about 1/8 inch thick and cut into assorted shapes with heart shaped cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, and bake until light brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet; cool. Decorate with creamy frosting.
1 cup powdered sugar
½ tsp. Vanilla
¼ tsp. Salt
About 1 tbsp. Water or 1 to 2 tbsps. Half and half
Assorted food colors
Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat in water until smooth and of spreading consistency. Tint frosting with red food coloring as desired. Decorate even more with colored sugars, sprinkles and cinnamon candies if desired.
This is a picture of a gingerbread train that we decorated with our homeschool group. Each family decorated either a train or a gingerbread tree. I must confess to consuming 2 of the boxcars. (not all in one sitting, fortunately) They were yummy!
Here’s another train that another family made. You can get quite creative when you have a wide variety of candy to work with as we did.
I made some Peanut Blossoms this week too. Our family really enjoys this cookie. I lost count of how many I ate.
This tray of cookies is going to church tomorrow so that the kids can have their quota of sugar after the children’s Christmas program.
This tray will go to church too.
We have to have some sweet bread for the holidays too. Of course, all of this stuff was sampled to make sure it was okay. Did I mention that I like sugar?
I was looking through some files and found this recipe, which I think is a great idea. I wish all my family and friends a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving.
|One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is “Breaking Bread Together.” Thanks to Family Fun Magazine . . . we have shared a simply meaningful tradition for several years.
- Several Cans of (Pilsbury) Cresent Rolls
- 1/2″ Strips of Paper cut from Index Cards
Have each Thanksgiving guest write down on the strip of paper what they are thankful for this year and sign their name.
Have the guests roll their paper into a cresent roll and place on the pan to bake.
Bake the rolls as directed . . . watching so any paper sticking out the ends doesn’t burn. (Hint: Baking stones work wonderfully and prevent burning)
Place the rolls in a basket lined with a linen towel.
At the beginning of the Thanksgiving meal, pass the rolls around and have everyone take one, break open and share with everyone what the other person has to be thankful for.
Most often, the strip of paper isn’t big enough to hold all our Thankfulness!
For those of you who like cheesecake, you might want to try this recipe from Kraft foods sometime during the holidays. It was a big hit with my family and a recipe my husband said to definitely keep. Here is the link to the recipe.
When Less Was More
We were broke, and I was trying to make the best of it. I prayed and asked God for help. The thought came to my mind that it would be nice to have some bread in the house. I had never made sandwich bread from scratch before and decided to look through some cookbooks. I came across a recipe that required few ingredients, and upon searching our cupboards, I was happy to find I had everything I needed. It took about 3 hours from start to finish to make the bread. The results were wonderful! My family enjoyed the homemade French bread much more than any bread I had bought from the store. Since that time, I have made my French bread during times of prosperity and poverty. I have received many compliments on it when serving it to company. Sometimes I think back to the first time I made that bread, and I am reminded once again that when we pray, God can take and use what little we have and make it a blessing.