Tuesday, October 26, 2010



How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.


There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number – living things both large and small.

~Psalm 104:24-25~

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Lovely Little Lady…


DSC_1287 …Gentle…


CSC_1290…My Baby Sister…

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Delightful Dishes

I would like to share a few delicious dishes with you today. I always enjoy sharing our recipes with others!

~Chicken Noodle Soup~
{A crock pot chicken noodle soup recipe}
Source: Internet


• 2½ to 3½ pounds chicken pieces
• 4 cups water
• 4 cups chicken broth
• 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
• 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste, depending on saltiness of broth
• ¼ teaspoon pepper
• 1 leek or small onion chopped
• 1 carrot, chopped
• 2 stalks celery, chopped
• ¼ cup parsley, chopped
• ½ teaspoon dried marjoram or basil
• 1 bay leaf
• 6 ounces noodles

Place all ingredients except noodles in the Crock Pot. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. Remove chicken and bay leaf from pot; take meat from bones, dice and return to broth, and add the noodles. Cook another hour or until noodles are done (about 1/2 hour on high). Or, cook the noodles separately and add them just before serving. Enjoy!

~Drop Biscuits~
Source: A Beka Family / Consumer Sciences
Yield: 1 dozen


• 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons sugar
• ½ cup cold butter
• 1 cup buttermilk


1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Grease baking sheet with shortening.
3. Combine dry ingredients.
4. Cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
5. Gently stir buttermilk into flour mixture just until moistened.
6. Scoop ¼ cupfuls 2" apart onto baking sheet.
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

~Ranch Turkey Roll-Ups~
Source: my aunt
Yield: 30 servings


• 1 (8 ounce) package regular cream cheese, softened
• 1 (8 ounce) package chive and onion cream cheese, softened
• 1 (1 ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
• 11 (8 inch) flour tortillas
• 22 thin slices deli turkey (or ham)


1. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and salad dressing mix until smooth. Spread about 3 tablespoons over each tortilla; top each with two turkey slices.
2. Roll up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm. Unwrap and cut into 3/4-inch slices.

~Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Pecans~
Source: my aunt
Yield: 4 to 6


• 8 ounces fresh torn spinach or baby spinach
• 1½ to 2 cups cleaned and sliced strawberries
• ½ cup pecan halves or pieces, lightly toasted
• 2 to 3 ounces goat cheese or blue cheese, crumbled (optional)

• ¼ cup Canola oil or other salad oil 
• 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
• 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
• ¼ teaspoon dried tarragon
• 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
• 1/8 garlic powder
• dash dry mustard


1. Toss spinach with sliced strawberries, pecans, and cheese, if using.
2. Combine dressing ingredients in a jar; shake until well blended. When ready to serve, drizzle dressing over the salad and toss lightly.

These are four of my favorite dishes that we've made recently. Please let me know if you try any of them! I would love to know if your family enjoyed them!
Well, I had better go and start preparing the "Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Pecans" for dinner!
May the Lord bless you and your family. Thank you so much for visiting!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Thought for the Day

"Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."
~1 Timothy 4:12~

"Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them."
~Ecclesiastes 12:1~

Both of these verses have been on my mind recently. Each year, as I turn another year older, I wonder what God has planned for my life. I continue to trust in Him and seek His name more each day. I know that whatever the future holds for my life will be directed by the LORD...

"A man's heart deviseth his ways: but the LORD directeth his steps."
~Proverbs 16:9~

"The LORD shall guide thee continually..."
~Isaiah 58:11~

I am so thankful to God for taking care of me, and loving me. I shall completely trust in Him during this season of my life, and I pray that you will as well!

**A few new recipes soon to come**