Ok I wish I could give you a little taste of these babies through the wifi, they are so good! I mean, just look at that marbled cream cheese goodness. My sister got this layered cream cheese brownies recipe from her mother in law when she got married, and needless to say this is what she’s assigned to bring to every family potluck gathering. Alright, enough with my ramblings, it’s time to get cooking! [Read more…] about Layered Cream Cheese Brownies
Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe
Oh man, fresh homemade chili sauce is sooo much better in recipes than store bought. This recipe is a sweet chili sauce, not hot. We absolutely love it on top of our meatloaf and in baked beans, delicious. [Read more…] about Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe
Peach Raspberry Jam Recipe
When my Grandpa married my step Grandma Norma, she introduced us to some delicious recipes. One of my favorites, is her delicious Peach Raspberry Jam. I planted peach trees and raspberry bushes at my house, for this very jam. Although we enjoy the fruits of both in many other recipes too. I know sometimes people get intimidated by canning, but this jam really is easy and well worth the effort. [Read more…] about Peach Raspberry Jam Recipe
Press Forward DIY Wood Arrow Craft
I have lots of fond memories of LDS Girls Camp (youth camp for our church) growing up. It’s been about 7 years since my last girls camp (as a leader), and I was excited to be going again this summer. I volunteered to do one of the camp crafts this year and to go along with the Press Forward theme, we decided to make DIY wood arrows. Our girls camp theme was The Wizard of Oz, which was also conveniently our New Beginnings theme. Our wood craft day fell on the day that the cowardly lion gained courage, so our arrows say ‘Press Forward with Courage’! They turned out super cute and it was fun to see the creativity of each girl. [Read more…] about Press Forward DIY Wood Arrow Craft
Happy PI Day (3.14)! Nerds Unite.
We have had this homemade pudding recipe in my family for a very long time, it’s called Hintze Pudding (hint-zee). My Mom started making it after she got the recipe from my Dad’s Mom. It makes the best banana cream pie, coconut cream pie and chocolate pie. It is also fantastic in eclairs and everywhere else a vanilla pudding is needed.
The pudding is simple to make in the microwave or on the stove. The only part that is sort of tricky is that you have to temper the eggs or else you end up with scrambled eggs in your pudding. The deliciousness of the pudding makes up for the extra effort.
Mom’s Pie Crust
I may be extremely biased here, but my Mom makes the best pie crust I’ve ever tasted! Her pie crust is always delicious flaky perfection. The recipe is super simple too, only uses 4 ingredients: flour, salt, shortening and water. With such a simple recipe, the key lies in the technique. I don’t feel like I’ve quite reached perfection in my skills, but my younger sister has…so there is hope!
I’m going to include a little dissertation from my Mom.