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Monday, March 11, 2013

RS Anniversary Party

The 17th of March RS Anniversary Party this year will occur on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6pm at the Stake Centre.  Please dress casual and come to have fun.  We will be having a baked potato bar with lots of toppings, dessert and lots of games/entertainment.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pecan Tart Recipe from Pinterest Christmas

Pecan Tarts
 makes 2 dozen mini tarts    Bake: at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
1/2 cup butter
3 ounces of cream cheese
1 cup of all-purpose flour
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
1 TBSP melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
  1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2.  Beat butter and cheese until creamy. Beat in
       flour.  Press heaping teaspoon of dough in bottom and
       up sides of 24 mini muffin cups.
  3.  Mix sugar, egg, butter, vanilla in bowl; add chopped pecans.
       Fill cups.
  4.  Bake in 350 degree oven 20 min. Cool on wire rack.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Ideas -

The following relates to the Christmas Lesson on finding the symbols of the season wrapped up in the chaos around us at Christmas.

The 12 Days of Christmas:  How the song relates to the birth of our Saviour
A partridge in a pear tree: The partridge could represent Jesus, who said He would shelter his chicks under his wings, similar to what a mother partridge does (see Luke 13:34). Tell family members to make a list of Jesus’s qualities & personality traits (compassionate, forgiving, powerful, etc.). Adults & older children can find scriptures in the topical guide that correspond with each of these characteristics.
Two turtle doves: These have been thought to represent the Old and New Testaments, but they could also represent the Bible & the Book of Mormon. Talk with your family about how all scripture works together to testify of Christ. Have each family member find a scripture in each of the standard works that testifies of Christ.
Three French hens: These can represent the three kings bearing gifts, or they could stand for the three Christlike attributes of faith, hope, and charity. Read 1 Corinthians 13:13 and Moroni 10:20-23. Set goals of what you could do as a family or as individuals to better develop one of these attributes.
Four calling birds: These represent the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), because each of these disciples call out to the world through their testimonies of Jesus Christ. Look up “Gospels” in the Bible Dictionary; look at the chart that depicts harmony in the gospels and notice how several of these four men testified of some of the same events from Christ’s life. Talk about the principle of having more than one witness, found in 2 Corinthians 13:1 and Ether 5:4.
Five golden rings: These symbolize the first five books of the Old Testament (known in some religions as the Torah or the Pentateuch). Talk about how Christ led Moses and the children of Israel to the promised land, & especially discuss the many miracles that happened along the way. Discuss other miracles that Christ performed and look up corresponding scriptures. You can also talk about miracles you have experienced in your own lives.
Six geese a-laying: These stand for the six days it took Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to create the Earth. Read the account in Genesis 1. Have younger children draw pictures of the creation.
Seven swans a-swimming: These represent the seven gifts of the spirit, although in LDS tradition there are many more than seven. Make a list of spiritual gifts from Doctrine and Covenants 46:11-33, 1 Corinthians 12:1-12, and Moroni 10:8-18. Try to identify strengths you have and how you can improve upon them.
Eight maids a-milking: These stand for the eight Beatitudes, as taught by Jesus in Matthew 5 and 3 Nephi 12. Have family members make up skits to demonstrate one of the Beatitudes.
Nine ladies dancing: These represent the nine fruits of the spirit found in Galatians 5:22. On a piece of paper folded in the middle, write on one side family members’ ideas of how they feel when the Spirit is present, and on the other side how they feel when the Spirit is not present. Discuss what you could do as a family to have the Spirit dwell in your home.
Ten lords a-leaping: These signify the Ten Commandments, found in Exodus 20 and Mosiah 12-13. Discuss each commandment or draw a picture to represent each one. Have each family member share an experience where they chose to follow one of the commandments even though it wasn’t the easiest choice.
Eleven pipers piping: These symbolize the eleven faithful apostles in Christ’s original church. See if you can name all of them. Talk about who these men were before they were called as apostles: Peter, Andrew, James, and John were fishermen; Matthew was a tax collector. Why did Christ call men from such humble circumstances? How did these men learn and grow through their experiences with Christ?
Twelve drummers drumming: In the original Catholic version, the drummers represent the twelve points of the Apostles’ Creed (an early statement of belief accepted by the Catholic Church). For an LDS take, they can represent the twelve living apostles in Christ’s restored church. Look up information about the apostles & prophets on Create an apostle memory game: children must match the faces with the names. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

More recipes from the Pinterest Christmas

Toffe Bars
Crust: 1 c. margarine
           1 c. sugar
           2 eggs
           1 1/2 c. flour
          3 T cocoa
Mix together and press in to well greased 12X16 inch pan.  Bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes.

Caramel Filling: 3/4 c. butter (not margarin)
     1 1/2 c. brown sugar
     3 T corn syrup
     1 can EagleBrand sweetened condensed milk
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Pour over cooked crust.  Cool before frosting.

Frosting: Melt 1 c. chocolate chips with 2 T margarine.  Spread over cooled caramel filling.

Crackle Top Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/2 c. margarine
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. packed brownn sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 c. peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
3 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sale
Cream margarine & sugar then add rest of wet ingredients, including peanut butter.  Mix all dry ingredients & add to wet.  Form walnut sized balls & press in sugar or add a mini hershey's kiss.
Bake 37%F for 10-12 minutes.  Makes 5 dozen cookies

Oatmeal Spice Cookies
2 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. margarine
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
3 c. oats
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup butterscotch chips
Cream sugar & margarine.  Add rest of wet ingredients.  Mix dry ingredients together aand add to wet.  If too sticky, add a couple more tablespoons of flour.

This is actually the end of the recipes as no one else gave me their recipes...

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Cornflake Toffee Balls
2 pkg(158 g bag) of Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels - about 45-50 caramels
3 ½ cups crushed cornflakes
1 ½ cup coconut
4 tbsp evaporated milk

Melt toffee and milk together. Pour over cornflakes and coconut. Mix and form into small balls. Place a piece of maraschino cherry on top. Makes approximately 60 balls.

1 cup margarine
1 1/2c. sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4c. flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Cream margarine and sugar. Add eggs, mix, then add other ingredients.  Chill dough for 2 hours.  Roll into balls.  Roll in 2T sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon.  Flatten with fork. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350F.

Chewy Gingersnaps
2 cups flour
1 T ginger
2 t baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
3/4 cup margarine
Sugar set aside in a bowl for dipping

Cream sugar and margarine together, add egg and molasses. Mix well the add rest of ingredients. Place dough in a covered bowl in the fridge to chill. Form into round balls and roll them into sugar, place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 min.

Cool on a wire rack and enjoy. These don't last long!! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Remember: RS Activity this Wednesday at the Stake Centre, bring your cookies/treats for the exchange.

First Recipe...if you come, you can sample!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
1 stick (1/2 cup) margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
1 large egg
3 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
Mix together the margarine, shortening, sugars, pumpkin, and egg, beat well. Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix until well-blended.
Chill dough for about 30 minutes (or cheat like me and throw it in the freezer for about 10 minutes). Roll into balls the size of small walnuts.
In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1 Tablespoon cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ground ginger (more or less depending on how you like it). Roll dough balls in sugar mixture until completely covered.
Place dough balls about 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 7-9 minutes until lightly browned, but still soft.
Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

RS Christmas Activity

"A Pinterest Christmas" will occur on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 7pm at the Stake Center.  Come learn some quick recipes and gift ideas for your Christmas celebrations this year.  As part of this event, we will be having a cookie exchange.  To participate in the cookie exchange, please bring 6 dozen cookies/squares that are wrapped in 1 dozen packages.  If you bring 6 dozen you get to take 6 dozen home.  Please e-mail a copy of your recipes to Sister Imes @ That way we can gather all the recipes for the sisters and post them here on the blog.  More information will be posted in the future.