Monday, January 24, 2011
Curling up in my favorite spot to read I was soon transported to the rolling hills of Lancaster where Lainey O'Toole and Bess Reihl both spend the summer in Stoney Ridge. Bess to spend her summer with Mammi, her grandmother who was quite a character and fast became one of my favorites.
I loved how this book really drew me into the story, I was laughing and crying all my way through. It's hands down, the best Amish fiction I have ever read and I really enjoyed it.
I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a heartwarming, touching book to read.
No one asked me to do a review. I simply wanted to share a great read and hope that you will read and enjoy it too.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
So was I. And happened upon this gem.
3 cans crescent rolls
1 can cherry pie filling
1- 8 oz pkg softened cream cheese
2/3 cup powdered sugar
Use 1½ cans crescent rolls. Unroll dough and place on a cookie sheet. Press all edges together to form a single crust. Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar and spread over dough. Next dump your can of pie filling on top. I used cherry but I'm sure any fruit filling would be good. Spread to within an inch of the edges of crust. Taking the remaining 1½ cans of crescent rolls separate the dough into triangles and start placing them on top making sure to cover the sides first and then press lightly along the edges to keep your pie filling from running out while baking.
Place remaining dough triangles on top any way you like. A few cracks between triangles only makes it look even better once it's baked.
Bake at 350º for 25-30 minutes until beautifully golden brown. Let cool and make an icing with 1 cup powdered sugar and 1½ Tbsp milk. Drizzle on top. Enjoy!
I didn't have enough patience and poured the icing on before it had been cooled enough which made it run together and drip off the sides. It didn't affect the taste though.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
This time instead of our normal catching up on the latest he had a request. Because of the snow he couldn't get his big rig to a drop off and was stranded only 12 miles from our house and was wondering if we could pick him up. We were more than happy to do so, and the rest of the day was spent talking and being the great uncle that he is he had to play games with each of the children.
I was sad to see him leave this morning, but thankful for the chance we had to spend some time together once again. Family times are the best!
Monday, January 10, 2011
It was so much fun reading all your comments about what you have been reading recently. Some of my favorite books were mentioned and also a lot I hadn't heard of before that I will now have to see if I can find and add to my stack of reading I want to do this year.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Outside the snow is falling, clinging carefully to every surface it can. I enjoy snow the most by staying inside and looking out the window.
I always feel like doing some baking when ever it snows. I had several apples in the refrigerator for a while already waiting until I feel like making dumplings or pie.
I decided to make a pie this time.
6 cups sliced apples (5 apples)
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp granulated tapioca
½ tsp cinnamon
Toss together and let set while you prepare the pie crust. Recipe here.
Don't worry if it looks like you have way to many apples for one pie. Pie pan should be filled nicely rounded.
After placing the top crust on pie. Bake at 350º for 30-45 minutes until your desired golden brown.