Saturday, June 23, 2012

Emily Anne

"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that

needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth."

~2 Tim. 2:15


Emily Anne
Has not only mastered a body of knowledge pursuant to a secondary education, but has also demonstrated Godly wisdom and personal maturity based upon faith in Jesus Christ, we are pleased to announce her graduation from high school.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Brown Sugar Ice Cream w/ a Kick - Father's Day 2012

For Father's Day, we made our first batch of homemade ice cream for 2012. I browsed the internet and settled on a brown sugar ice cream and added the last three ingredients - the "kick" part. My favorite molasses cookie recipe has cayenne pepper in it, and we LOVE that recipe,so I thought I'd see how ice cream handled the fire! We liked it.

Brown Sugar Ice Cream w/ a Kick

• 3 cups whole milk or 2%  - I used 2%
• 2.5 cup brown sugar
• 6 cups heavy cream
• 2 Tablespoons vanilla
• 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• .5 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 Tablespoon Ginger

1. Pour everything into the bowl and whisk by hand, making sure the sugar is completely dissolved.

2. Pour it into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturers instructions. You can harden it in the freezer or eat it right away. If you freeze it the peppery-ness will intensify.

NOTE: The pepper doesn't really add flavor so much as an after sensation - kind of like when you eat a handful of cinnamon Altoids (chewing them up) and then breath in deeply...(yes, I've done that!)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hey...Good Lookin, What...cha got Cooking?"....

This morning, Madeline did not get up in time to accompany the older kiddos to the track to run, so she decided to make breakfast for them......Ah, such a delicious breakfast. She chose an old Bisquick recipe for Ginger Pancakes and Lemon Sauce and they were a big hit!

She was a chef extraordinaire! Charming, diligent, and  perservering - cooking for 8 of her siblings!
(Her left eye is on the mend from an encounter w/ the slide...I thought the slide had won, but daddy pointed out that the slide was still laying out there;  Maddie walked away, so I guess she won!)