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Chocolate Gravy

In a bowl mix:

1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, 3/4 cup sugar

Add 3/4 cup evaporated milk  and mix well.  (I use 1/4 cup  evaporated milk, then add enough water to make 3/4 cup)  Bring to boil 3 cups water.  Add above mixture to boiling water, stirring as you add mix.  When thick add 1 tsp vanilla and 2 tbsp. butter.  Serve with hot biscuits.

 

Pinwheel Candy

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I got this recipe from a dear friend of mine, Vanessa Looney.  She was my supervisor for many years.  She took the time to love me and tell me about Jesus when I definitely wasn’t very lovable.  She has been with the Lord for many years now.   When we found out her time on this earth was short, she said to me “I’m not afraid of dying.  I’ve lived my entire life to see my Lord!” 

1 box powdered sugar (3 1/2 cups), 1/2 stick butter softened, 1 tsp. vanilla.  Add evaporated milk-1 tbsp at a time.  Could take as many as 3 tbsp.  Mixture needs to be a little dry.  Roll out on wax paper sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Spread peanut butter.  Roll up, chill, slice and enjoy.

 

He Needs A Name

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Well, we have decided to give Mr. Rooster a chance.  If he is a good boy, I guess we’ll keep him.  We all think he sounds so cute when he crows.  We have decided his crow adds a little something to our day.  Wow, we really DO need to get out more.  Anyway, we’ll see how it works out. 

Yesterday, we worked with blackberries.  We made some blackberry juice.  Then took the berries we had cooked down to make the juice and put them in the Roma sauce maker.  The sauce maker takes out all the seeds.  We then make blackberry freezer jam.  We had some blackberry puree left over and I wondered what I would do with it.  Then I thought HOMEMADE BLACKBERRY ICE CREAM!  It was so good.  I tried to take a picture to share with you all but I couldn’t get it to turn out right.    I got the recipe online at Cooks.com but altered it some to better suit us.  Anyway, here is the recipe I used:

2 cups blackberry puree, 2 cups sugar, 3 eggs beaten, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 6 cups milk, 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk.  I mixed all the ingredients together and put it into the ice cream maker.  I plan on making peach ice cream this weekend when Dave, Jess and the boys come up. 

I went to work with Hubby this morning and helped him until lunchtime.  Then came home and the girls and I started working on the peaches.  We made some peach freezer jam and then canned some of the peaches.  We saved the peelings again and got 2 more qts of peach juice.  We also had a peach cobbler for supper.  I love peaches. 

I am looking forward to tomorrow as Sam and Daniel will be coming up to spend the day with us.  Enjoy your evening and God bless.

Easy Pie Recipe

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I thought I would share with you all this super easy pie recipe.  I don’t know the name of it but years ago when I worked, one of the ladies I worked with used to make this a lot.   It uses simple ingredients and takes very little time.

  I used 1 store bought graham cracker pie crust.  For the filling use, 1 container cool whip, 1 pkg cream cheese-both at room temperature.  Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 cup powdered sugar.  Mix with your mixer until well blended.  Pour filling into pie crust.  Then for the topping I used fresh strawberries and a little strawberry glaze.  Set in fridge for a little while to chill, then enjoy.  You can make this with blueberries, peaches, almost any type of fruit.  If you do not want to use the store bought glaze you can always just add sugar to the fresh fruit and let it make its own glaze.  Its all up to your taste. 

Well, Julie ended up with strep throat.  She started running a fever yesterday.  I called the doctor’s office and he called us in a prescription.  Needless to say, we will not be going to church today.  Just staying home and recuperating. 

I hope everyone has a great Sunday and God bless.

Martha Washington Balls

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I know this picture looks just like the picture of the peanut butter balls but it really is a different picture.  These are the Martha Washington Balls.  The recipe is:

2 boxes powdered sugar, 1 stick butter softened, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 tsp. vanilla.  Using mixer, blend ingredients together.   Mixture will be stiff.  Add 4 cups chopped pecans.  Put powdered sugar on hands and roll into small balls.  Chill.  Dip balls into melted chocolate.  Use 4 cups chocolate chips and 1/2 block parafin wax.   DELICIOUS!

Temperatures are super cold here.  Wind chill is close to zero again with gusts of about 50 mph but we are toasty warm inside with a nice fire going.  Hubby was able to get propane for the gas logs Saturday.  This really helps keep the house warm.  Our little woodstove is a work horse.  However it  was severely overworked last week trying to do the job all by itself with zero temps.  Pray our water doesn’t freeze again. 

We are going to get some tires put on the front of the car.  Hubby didn’t work today, so he is going with us.  I’m glad.   Enjoy your day and God bless.

Pinwheel Candy

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 It is raining outside today.  We did not want to go to the building to get decorations so we just decided to make some candy.  I usually make this only at Christmas time but I should make it more often as it is one of everyone’s favorite.   This recipe came from a dear friend of mine and I have used it now for about 25 years.  Wow, that makes me feel old(maybe I should leave that sentence out).   Anyway the recipe is:

1/4 cup butter-softened, 1 tsp vanilla.  Gradually add in 1 box powdered sugar.  You will need to add a little evaporated milk at the end-only add about 1 tbsp at a time.  1-3 tbsp should be all you will need.  It needs to be a little dry.  Roll out and spread on peanut butter.  Roll up candy length wise and put in fridge until chilled.  Cut and enjoy.

Just a little note about the lady who gave me this recipe.  Her name was Vanessa Looney and she was one of the finest Christian ladies I have ever known.  When it became obvious to those who loved her that it would soon be time for her to be with the Lord, she made a profound statement to me.  We were talking and she said “You know, I am not afraid of dying.  I have lived my entire life for this moment.  I will finally see my Jesus.”  I consider this one of the most important statements a Christian could ever make-that we would all live our lives for the moment we will see Him.   Just a little remembering on my part. 

Well, I best be going.  My girls want to play a game of cards.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Honey Bun Cake Recipe

This is my honey bun cake recipe.  It is really easy but oh so delicious.   1 box yellow cake mix, 4 eggs, 3/4 cup oil, 8 oz.sour cream (or sour cream substitute).  Mix ingredients, spread 1/2 mixture in a greased 9X13 cake pan.  Sprinkle 1/2 of the following mixture on top–1 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp cinnamon.  Spread remainder of cake batter on top sprinkle remaining brown sugar mixture on top of this.  Swirl batter with a butter knife.  Bake at 350 degrees 35 minutes or until done.  For the glaze I use 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tsp. vanilla and 5-6 tbsp evaporated milk.    Drizzle glaze on while cake is still warm and enjoy.  I would like to take a minute to thank my friend Marie for this recipe.  She is one of the best cooks I have ever known.  Unfortunately, Alzheimers has robbed her memory of many great recipes but every time I make this cake I think of her.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.  God Bless.