The Rest Test

I’m evaluating my own patterns of rest. Here’s the link to an article I wrote for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine about the Productivity of Rest.

Snapshots

We had a whirlwind several weeks following the death of my aunt in a date nearly a thousand miles from us. The children and I joined other family to make the trip to Missouri, the state of my birth. You’ll see more about the trip in an upcoming post, but for now, here’s some snapshots... Continue Reading →

Rainbow or Fun Colored Cupcakes

Rainbow or Fun Colored Cupcakes These yummy basic cupcakes are simple to make and can be easily customized for flavor and color. For Christmas, color 1/3 batter green, 1/3 batter red, and leave 1/3 white. This recipe was submitted to the Rohrer Family and Friends cookbook by Chloe Robinson. 1 Cup White sugar1/2 Cup Butter2... Continue Reading →

Seven-Minute Frosting

Seven-Minute Frosting This is our favorite frosting. It’s not too sweet and has the taste and consistency of marshmallow fluff. 2 Egg whites3/4 Cups white sugar1/3 Cup Light corn syrup2 Tablespoons Water1/4 Teaspoon Salt1/4 Teaspoon Cream of tarter1 Teaspoon Vanilla Combine first 6 ingredients in a large double boiler. Cook over rapidly boiling water, while... Continue Reading →

Creamy Cheese Dip and Sauce (Super Bowl Staple)

Creamy Cheese Dip A family Super Bowl staple! This is a basic cheese sauce I make for nachos, for macaroni, for just about anything. It’s creamy, simple, and absolutely delicious! 3 Tablespoons Butter2 Tablespoons Flour2 Cups Milk2 Cups Heavy whipping cream1 (8 ounce block) Cream cheese2 Cups shredded cheddar (I use a block and shred... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake I acquired this recipe when I was a “Kitchen Chic” at Deer Valley Ranch. I think it originated from a five-star restaurant in Texas. When I submitted it to our church cookbook, they included the note, “*So rich it should be served by prescription only.” Every time I’ve served this cake... Continue Reading →

Scones from Scotland

Scones from Scotland These are almost like a glorified biscuit. They’re delicious as is, or with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Some of us like chocolate chips in ours, others don’t, so I make half without, then add some chocolate chips to finish the batter. 2 Cups All-purpose flour, sifted1/4 Teaspoon Salt2 Tablespoons Sugar2 1/2... Continue Reading →

“Opportunity” Eli’s Poem!

Last week, Eli started the Classics-Based Writing course through SchoolhouseTeachers.com, our “go-to” for ALL our homeschool curriculum. He studied the poem, “Opportunity,” by Edward R. Sill (!841-1887). Today, I used one of the suggestions in the lesson and asked him to rewrite the poem as a short story. It could be set in any time... Continue Reading →

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