Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

As this pie bakes, the pecans, chocolate, and filling divide into scrumptious layers.  It is so easy to make, yet company worthy.   

Chocolate Pecan Pie

1 deep dish pie crust
4 eggs
3/4 cup honey
1 stick melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup chocolate semi-sweet mini morsels

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, honey, melted butter, and vanilla. 
Add sugars, flour, pecans, and chocolate morsels.  Stir. 
Pour in deep dish pie shell and bake for 40 – 50 minutes.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentine’s Day 2013

For the past seven or so years, each Valentine’s Day, I have been giving a party for our homeschool group.

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I just had the best time this year planning the decorations!



In the process, I got addicted to little vintage valentines. (…Sending a big thanks to all of you who share them with us!)




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I planned, tweaked, and played for a month and when the day arrived,

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there was a good deal of packing and transporting to do. 


I’ve made it a tradition to give the party at a beautiful carousel house, and we have built many memories there as we create a special time for the homeschool families.  Young kids, teens, parents, and even some grandparents attend, and I am so glad! 


They rode the carousel until everyone must have been plenty dizzy, and then it was time to stop for fellowship and sweets.  I delegate the goodie bringing to the parents, and there were lots of wonderful looking treats!


The crowd seems to grow each year, and this year was no exception.  One of the dads did a head count for me, and he counted 104 – that was a very good turn out! 


After everyone’s sweet toothies were all happy,


it was time to start lining up for a few more rides.


Finishing off, the kids collected their decorated boxes and bags full of valentines and chose cotton candy or popcorn to go.  I snapped a few more blurry pictures in the dim lighting ;),

IMG_0741and it was then time to leave for home.  Well, not quite time for us.  After cleaning up we were famished from all our busyness, so fast food was in order…KFC for one…Taco Bell for others…Sonic…Are we the only ones that do the multiple drive-thru thing? 

How was your Valentine’s Day?


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Praying for Carrie

Praying for my beloved long time friend at

          Life on a Back Road

as she will be having surgery Monday. 

Will you join me in prayer?

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”        Matt. 18:20


Friday, February 1, 2013

You Are So Loved!

“As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you; continue ye in my love.”

                                             John 15:9

Dear reader, will you take a moment to read that verse one more time and let Jesus’ words thoroughly soak in? 

Jesus loves you as much as God loves Him - I’m here to tell you, that is POWERFUL LOVE!
Not only did He describe how He feels about us, but He showed us at the cross.

So, whenever you need a dose of feeling loved, renew your heart and mind with the realization of just how loved you are by our Lord Jesus Christ!  You can walk through the rest of your life with the confidence that you are loved with intensity beyond comprehension.  

And, God loves you so much that He gave His only begotten Son…(see also John 16:27)  Because our minds can become numb to familiar passages, take the time to ponder the layers of depth in those verses.  It truly is astounding that He would do that for us. 

My friend, feel loved, because you are!!!

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This is a free Valentine graphic with scripture for you, created by my daughter and me.  I’m so glad that you came over for a visit today!

(Little boy and girl Valentine used for this scripture graphic came from The Graphics Fairy.)


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