Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Because everything has a Season

I am no longer doing this group. I'll leave this blog available so you can still enjoy the great recipes and tips from everyone.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Do Some Gardening!!

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“Self-reliance is a product of our work and undergirds all other welfare practices. It is an essential element in our spiritual as well as our temporal well-being.” —Thomas S. Monson, “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare,” Ensign, Sept. 1986, 3

Planting a garden, even a small one, allows for a greater degree of self-reliance. With the right information and a little practice, individuals and entire families can enjoy the many benefits of planting and tending a garden.

More on planting a garden here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Mix


1-15 oz Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread
1 c. quick-cooking oats
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 c. chocolate chips

1 egg
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 T. water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using an electric mixer, mix on medium speed butter and dry ingredients for one minute. Add egg and water and continue to mix on medium until dough forms into a ball. Form into tablespoon size balls, roll into sugar and place 2-in. apart on ungreased cookie sheet. bake for 11-13 minutes.

Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix

-Kara 1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda

Preheat oven to 375 F. Beat 3/4 cup softened butter in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy; beat in 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla.
Stir Cookie Mix into butter mixture until well blended. Spoon heaping Tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 1 min. Remove to wire racks and cool completely. Makes 30 servings (1 cookie each)

Best Brownies Mix


6 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
4 tsp salt
8 cups sugar
8 oz unsweetened cocoa
2 c vegetable shortening

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add sugar and cocoa. Blend well. With a pastry blender, cut shortening until evenly distributed. Put in a large airtight container. Label. Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 10 - 12 weeks. Makes about 17 cups of Brownie Mix.

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan. In a medium bowl, combine 2 beaten eggs, 1 tsp vanilla and 2 1/2 cups BROWNIE MIX. Beat until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 min, until edges separate from pan. Cool. Cut into 2-inch bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or your choice of topping. Makes 16 brownies.

Preheat oven to 375. Grease baking sheets. Combine 2 eggs and 1/4 cup water in a medium bowl. beat with a fork until blended. Stir in 2 1/4 cups BROWNIE MIX, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 3/4 cup flour and 1 tsp vanilla. Blend well. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Put a walnut or pecan half in center of each cookie. Bake 10 - 12 minutes, until edges are browned. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Snowman Soup Mix

3 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup sugar
½ cup unsweetened cocoa
½ cup non dairy creamer
1/8 tsp salt

**Combine all ingredients and mix well. Once mixed divide in to separate bags.

Tag: When the weather outside is frightful,
Snowman Soup can be delightful.
May it warm your spirit and your soul.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
When you feel a chill or brrrrrrr,
Use the peppermint stick to stir.
Add hot water and sip it slow.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.

Directions: Add 3-4 Tablespoons cocoa pwd. to a mug of hot water and enjoy!