Judy’s Apple Dumplings

Who would have thought Sprite or Mt. Dew could put a whole new spin on apple dumplings.  When my mother-in-law, Judy, makes this quick dessert it does not last long.  Have the vanilla ice cream on hand! 2 (10 oz) cans of refrigerated crescent roll dough 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into 16 pieces 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 (12 oz) Sprite or 7-Up. Mt. Dew can also be used. Preheat {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Mandarin Orange Cake

Mandarin Orange Cake Vicki Webb, January 2008 MMCW Cake: 1 package of yellow cake mix without pudding, 3/4 cup oil, 4 eggs, 1 can mandarin oranges with juice. Frosting: 1 large box instant vanilla pudding, 1 (20 oz) can undrained crushed pineapple, 1 (16 oz) Cool Whip topping. Combine all four ingredients for cake and beat with mixer for 4 minutes. The oranges should be in pieces in the mix. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake 30 {Read More}

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Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Loi Palmer 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup oil, 1 cup shortening, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring, 4 cups unsifted flour, 3 teaspoons cream of tarter, 1 teaspoon salt, 12 oz package chocolate chips, 1 cup nuts. Mix well: sugar, oil, shortening, eggs, vanilla, almond flavoring. Blend in dry ingredients along with the chocolate chips and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees on ungreased cookie sheets 10 to 12 minutes. Cool a couple {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Make Ahead Cookies

Make ahead cookies for parties and snack-time! 1 cup butter, 1 packed cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup finely chopped pecans, 2 and 2/3 cups sifted flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 2 large or jumbo eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Work in dry ingredients a little at a time. Add nuts and vanilla. With your hands, work dough into rolls about the diameter of a 50 cent piece. Dough will make 5 {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is The Jesus Moses Knew: How to See Christ in the Old Testament. In an easy-to-understand way, it takes the reader through much of the Old Testament looking at appearances and types of Christ. Her other books are: A Secret Hope (novel); Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss; Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times. All are available in print and e-book on amazon.com. Vicki is a national award-winning author who has taught the Bible for many years. She was an editor for several Christian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson and David C. Cook Ministries.

Aunt Nettie’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Pat Hopkins 2 sticks butter, 3 cups sugar, 1 cup of sour cream, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 6 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cream butter and sugar, add sour cream. Sift dry ingredients together. Alternate adding dry ingredients with eggs, beat after each addition. Add vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 20 minutes. About Thank you to today’s guest blogger for sharing with us all!Mail | More {Read More}

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Chuck’s Favorite Cheesecake

Crust: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Blend the crust ingredients together and press into a spring-form cheesecake pan. Place in the refrigerator while you are making the filling. Filling: 16 oz softened-to-room-temperature cream cheese, 3 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 1 pint sour cream, zest of one lemon, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour into the graham crust. For an incredibly creamy cake, make a water bath to bake it in. To make a water bath {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Caramel Apples

Let neighbors and friends know what a blessing they are to you with a decadent caramel apple. Sold in stores for $10 or more, they are quite inexpensive to make–only about $1.50 each. Best of all–no cooking is required! The key to making the apples is to use the pre-made caramel sheets found in the produce section of the grocery store. For longer shelf life, use hard tart apples such as Granny Smith or a Washington apple. Wash and dry {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.