Saturday, June 28, 2008


Here are the Carmel Apples I made for my son Jacob to sell to earn money for camp. So far he has sold two carmel apples and a brownie and he has not even left the house yet.

Friday, June 27, 2008


My son is trying to earn money to attend basketball camp again so we decided to sell a few things, first of all we will start with brownies, maybe watermelon cookies and caramel apples.
We made turtle and peanut butter cup brownies!!

I'm back

It has been a little while since I posted because life has been busy. We went on vacation, then the boys had basketball camp and youth conference. But the highlight of t all was our youngest daughter and her husband Eric had their first baby, our first grandson!! He is so cute.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Pear bread

I got this recipe off one of the blogs I belong to (bake and break). Since I love pears I had to give it a try and I am so glad I did. You have to try it you will not regret it.
Pear Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans (original recipe uses walnuts)
3/4 cup butter, softened (may substitute 3/4 cup vegetable oil)
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups peeled and finely grated ripe, firm pears
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan or two 9″x 5″loaf pans.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Scoop out about 1/4 cup of this mixture and combine it with nuts to coat. Stir back into the flour mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine butter, eggs, sugar, pears, and vanilla. Add the pear mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just until flour disappears and batter is evenly moistened.
Pour batter into prepared pan(s). Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until bread is browned and firm on top. A pick inserted into the center should come out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Then, remove from pan and place top side up on a plate or wire rack to cool completely.

Camping at Yosemite

We took off for our
yearly vacation, needless to say it got cut short and we only went for two days, just enough time to be a little more stressed and not enough time to relax. The boys were not very happy about coming home so they fought so much the next day that it just ruined my day and I was so stressed we ended up canceling our anniversary dinner for that night. This will be an anniversary I will hope to never repeat. My husband and boys went to his families BBQ at the lake today and I stayed home and cleaned and cooked so I will have a few things I made today I will post. Here are some pictures our trip. We picked a bad week to go because all the school's were next to use and loud, when they stopped we heard the gun shots and yelling at the bears. Yes Davif slept through it. LOL