What is this blurry mess sitting in the pot on top of my stove? Would anyone like to take a guess? I’ll give you a hint. It’s not edible. So you won’t be forever wondering, I’ll let you know what it is in my next post. Bye bye for now!
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
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
|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.
Here’s a recipe you might want to try sometime.
8 large slices of sourdough bread
1 stick of butter
6-8 cloves of garlic
Melt butter for 1 minute in the microwave. If you have a food processor, use it to finely chop up the garlic. If you don’t have a food processor, do it the old fashioned way with a knife. Place bread slices on a cookie sheet. Mix in the chopped garlic with the melted butter and spoon it on the bread. Turn your oven up as high as you can and leave the bread inside until it is slightly burnt. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes, and enjoy this crunchy treat. If you have young children with loose teeth, these jawbreakers are instrumental in the extraction process.
We had some of these jawbreakers tonight along with pasta and a salad. If you like loud, crunchy noises at the dinner table, you’ll appreciate this addition to your meal. Bon appetit! 😆
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.
I found this wonderful recipe/object lesson in a devotional I am reading and wanted to share it. This is a very creative way to teach children the Easter story. May all of you have a blessed Easter!
Easter Story Cookies
1 cup whole pecans 1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites(room temperature) pinch salt
1 cup sugar plastic-zipper baggie
wooden spoon wax paper
tape cookie sheet
mixer mixing bowl
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Place pecans in baggie and let children beat them with a wooden spoon into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put vinegar into bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us eternal life. Read John 10:10-11.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let each one taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.
Add sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died, because of His great love for us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16.
Beat ingredients with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes till stiff peaks form. The white represnts the purity, in God’s eyes, of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb, where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60.
Put cookie sheet in oven and turn oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape to seal the oven door, as the Roman soldiers sealed Jesus’ tomb. Read Matthew 27:65-66.
GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad leaving the cookies overnight. Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty! Read Matthew 28:1-9, and have a blessed Easter!!!!!
Theresa Schaad in An Oasis Moment(Spirit filled thoughts for each day of the year)