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 Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

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.