Saturday, September 5, 2009


You say why is it super, well it is super because we are able to walk, talk, pray, love, smell the wonderful fall air, see the pretty flowers growing, you get the picture here. It is a wonderful day, it is bright and sunny here in Georgia a typical day in September for here. My family is coming today for a cookout, and I am thrilled about that, I pray that we have a wonderful time, and they come back more often, us ole folks get lonely way up here away from friends and family. I thank God for my church but as you know it is a ways away too, a half hour drive for us. And yep it is in Florida too, lol but we are beginning to feel this is right where God would have us for some unknown reason, the thought "You got what you wanted, but lost what you had keeps going through my mind," not sure what God is telling us, but we are stopping to listen closer and try to figure it out. There is no urgent need to move, our home is paid for, and it is a great place to live, quiet, just beautiful, "but" so far from all we love. It has been years since we had any family around, but now in our twilight years it seems more important to us, not sure why, so we will sit, and pray, an think of what God is really gonna do with us. Hope you have a super Saturday in what ever you may find to do. Remember... The Will of God never takes you to where the Grace of God will not protect you. Amen and Amen
3/4 Cup peanut butter 1/2 Cup shortening (chilled) 1 1/4 Cups firmly packed brown sugar 1 Egg 3 Tbsp. milk 1 Tbsp. vanilla 1 3/4 Cups white all purpose flour 3/4 Tsp. baking soda 3/4 Tsp. salt
DIRECTIONS Preheat Oven to 375 F. Cream peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in a large bowl at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture above slowly and beat at low speed until mixed thoroughly. Drop from a spoon onto non greased baking sheets. I pushed down with a fork to ensure the crispy texture. Bake at 375 F for 8 minutes until set and lightly brown. These are very similar to the chewy chocolate chip cookies for me as I take them out when they just start to brown as I don’t want them to dry out and become crumby. Cool slightly and set on cooling rack. ENJOY!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


It is very hard to believe fall is here already, I had a birthday yesterday and it made it official it is fall, lol, and now with Labor Day upon us we know it will bring the seasons change quickly.
Fall is one of my favorite times of year, all things are changing, and then they die off, but that is all part of the creation plan, just like accepting Christ, we must die to self to live a successful Christian life, we have to put our flesh to death to live completely for our Saviour, and that is the most wonderful part of living, knowing it is pleasing the lord, and being completely obedient to his will, in stead of our own will. John 5:24
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Fall is like that, watching things die off, and knowing in the Spring it will all come back to life again, we may die in the flesh but in the Spirit we will live forever with Christ. I have some very pretty fall decorations I am going to share with you, I love the fall decorations I never have the witches or gobblins and such, but things from the harvest, and the harvest is truly plentyful. Here are some of my favorites;

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Lets have a Cookie Exchange with our bloggers, I will post here, and give you some cookie recipes, then you post and give us a recipe too, lets see how many cookie recipes we can end up with when September is over, sound like fun, well join in with me now. Well be good to have all of them for when the holiday starts, we can make Cookie Cookbooks and print off the recipes to add in our books, that is something we all can do, and have a great time in doing. Giant M&M® CookiesThe truth is that I don't like to buy anything from a bakery; it justdoesn't taste good to me.
Ingredients:2 sticks margarine or butter softened
2 c. brown sugar, loosely packed
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. unbleached flour
2 1/2 c. quick oats
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2/3 c. M&Ms® plus 1/2 c. reserved
Directions:Mix together the margarine or butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Addflour, quick oats, baking powder, baking soda and 2/3 c. M&Ms®. Using alarge muffin scoop or ice cream scoop, place dough on lightly greased bakingsheets; press somewhat flat. You can only fit 4 to 6 cookies on each bakingsheet. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 11 minutes. Remove pan from oven and immediately press 7 or 8 of the reserved M&Ms® on top of eachcookie. Cool cookies on pan for one minute then carefully remove to papertowels; let cool completely. When cooled, wrap each cookie separately inplastic wrap and, if you like, tie each wrapped cookie with raffia for acute presentation. Makes 14 large cookies.
Grandmas Cookies
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. margarine
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. and a little bit of cream of tartar
1 scant tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 c. flour
1 heaping c. dates
1/2 c. walnuts that have been crushed with a rolling pin
Combine brown sugar and margarine and cream until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Date Bars
I think this recipe is from the back of a date box that I cut out nearly 30 years ago. It's a favorite. The bars have a buttery crumb crust and topping and taste as good as any I have tasted from a good bakery. I double this recipe at Christmas-time and use a high-sided jelly roll pan instead of the 9x13-inch pan. Just put one batch of the crumb mixture on the bottom, a doubled recipe of the date filling over this and another batch of the crumb mixture on top.
Date Filling.
2 c. pre-chopped dates
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. water
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
2 T. butter
Heat and stir above ingredients over low heat until thickened. Cool.
3/8 c. shortening
3/8 c. unsalted butter
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt1
1/2 c. quick oats
Using the pastry attachment (or pastry cutter) of a stand mixer, blend above ingredients until crumbly. Pat half of mixture into a 9x13-inch pan. Spread cooled date filling over this and cover with remaining crumb mixture and pat down gently. Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool and cut into squares or bars.
Now add your favorite recipes to this list, lets see how many we can get.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


We had a wonderful Sunday, what a better lesson than on soul winning, my dh has just started a new class on Soul Winning, and what a soul is worth. This is an area that most churches are lacking in, I praise God for a husband who cares and shares what God has taught him. We had a little girl saved today too, and next week we will baptise several, yes what a mighty God we serve, in times that the rest of the world is uncertain we can stand fast, and hold on to Christ, he will keep us and he is still on the Throne. Nothing happens to a Christian that God does not know about or allows to happen. Turn to him, and I pray that you will stand like a tree planted in the water, and not be moved. I'm sending a prayer you way, I ask the father to touch you today, though were far apart, your still in my heart, so I'm sending a prayer your way. Happy Lord's Day, I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the lord... God bless you and keep you, see you tomorrow, with more of Barbara's Babbling.