Monday, July 20, 2015

Quote for Today


The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the 
beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. 
--George Mueller

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Favorite Pumpkin Muffins

This recipe is a favorite at our house, and are so easy to make! The muffins are moist, and taste great plain (my favorite way to eat them), or if you like, they are also yummy with the cream cheese frosting spread over them after they've cooled.

Favorite Pumpkin Muffins

 3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

4 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup oil
2/3 cup water or milk
1 16 oz. can of pumpkin 

 Combine dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Add together, and stir just until moist (the batter will be a little lumpy). Fill muffin tins about 2/3 the way full, and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. YIELD: about 2 dozen muffins

 FROSTING: (optional)
1 stick butter

3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. milk
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese

Cream butter and sugar together, then add the milk and cream cheese. Beat on medium speed until smooth. 
Enjoy! :)

Thursday, July 9, 2015



"When God gives a promise, He always tries our faith. Just as the roots of
 trees take firmer hold when they are contending with the wind, so faith takes
 a firmer hold when it struggles with adverse appearances."
- Robert Murray McCheyne 
 That the trial of your faith, being much more 
precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be 
tried with fire, might be found unto praise and 
honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
-1 Peter 1:7

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4th

  We have so much to be thankful for, don't we? Right now, I am thanking God for:

1. His mercy and long-suffering
2. The liberty which He has allowed us to enjoy in this country
3. My home and family
And so, so much more!

Proverbs 14:34

Righteousness exalteth a nation: 
but sin is a reproach to any people.
Proverbs 14:34

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

An Abundance of Apples

 After noticing that we had lots of apples that needed used, I decided
 to try some new recipes to use up some of them.

 The first recipe I tried was "Apple Baked Chicken". It wasn't 
exactly what I would call my favorite, but I thought the flavor was 
pretty good overall. I would probably use a more sour apple (and fewer
of them) if I ever made something like this again.
I also made some "Apple Peanut Butter Cookies" (sorry, 
I don't have a picture of those), and then thought I'd make 
an old tried and true one--Apple Crisp. :)

Here's a yummy recipe to try:

Crumbly Apple Crisp

8 cups sliced, peeled tart apples
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 Tbsp. cold butter

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup ice water or less
1/2 cup sugar

Bake at 350 in two 8x8 pans (or one 9x13" pan) for 35 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden. Enjoy! :)