I smile as I look at this Cherry Pie. We made this pie for Father’s Day…we were so ready to get it in the oven that our rows of crust did not turn out quite like we had planned. But it was still a sweet and delicious treat and was worth every calorie.
I thought of our family and how things don’t always turn out perfect. Sometimes we don’t look like a family that has it all together but in the end there is laughter, love and a bond that we wouldn’t trade for anything! Our family is worth every calorie!! 🙂
Thank you Sally’s Baking Addition for this recipe! I love all your pies and cookies!!! They always turn out so tasty!
Just a “sweet” extra for you, I am learning the more we do for ourselves, the more we can offer our family. I am going through an amazing book and study with friends called Emotionally Spiritually Healthy. Here is what the book looks like and the day to day reading. If you are looking for something to know yourself better and grow, give this book a try. I think you will really enjoy it and learn a little along the way!
This is day 2 of the quote challenge. I am posting a quote from Alice in Wonderland that I like. It may mean something different to me than was intended in the book, but it is still thought provoking…and cute! I also love little tea-cups!
It’s Always Tea-Time~Mad Hatter/Alice in Wonderland
This quote from Alice in Wonderland is so simple. It made me think of special friends that will grab a cup of tea (okay, more like a glass of iced-tea, I am from Texas after all) with me after work just to catch up…thanks Carol! It makes me appreciate sisters who meet up to have a sister shopping day at Magnolia Market in Waco…thanks Fixer Upper! I did warn you my interpretation of this quote was not the same as it was in Wonderland, but it puts a smile on my face when I say it! (and the Mad Hatter Tea Party would annoy me)!
It’s Always Tea-Time means It’s always time for friends and family and catching up!
I am nominating four of my favorite bloggers to participate in this 3-day challenge and to pass on to three others! Just post a favorite quote for 3 consecutive days and nominate three others to do the same!
I was recently challenged by Simply Homemade by Paula to the 3-Day Quote Challenge. Thank you Paula! I love her blog! Go check it out.
My first “quote” is actually a verse found in Psalm 34:8. I have used this verse many times when taking baked treats to someone special. I also use this as a creative way to share a verse from the Bible to someone who may need to be encouraged that day. I hope it encourages you.
I even had this verse painted on a wall in my kitchen to remind me of God’s goodness in my life. I think it is a great verse as well as a challenge. A challenge to give God a try and see that He is good!
If you accept this 3-day challenge, post 1-3 quotes for 3 consecutive days, nominating 3 fellow bloggers to do the same.
I am nominating the following bloggers today to this challenge.
Reading to my little girls each night in bed is something I still miss to this day. I miss hearing them beg for one more book or one more song or one more prayer. Trace Adkins hit the nail on the head when he sang “You’re gonna miss this”. My eyes well up with tears each time I hear it…
You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this
Today my girls did many things to make my day special. One of the sweetest things was to give me a book I read to them as a child. Each of my girls picked out the book that reminded them of me when they were young. They wrote a note inside and told me why this book was special to them and the memories they have of me reading it to them when they were young. That touched my heart!
They also made me lunch so I could put it on my blog! They were so thoughtful! They made a delicious healthy lunch.
I needed to chill the dough for a couple of hours, so left to run a few errands. When I came home I discovered some of the cookie dough was missing. Thankfully, I still had enough left to make a couple dozen! Raw cookie dough does not last long around my house! These cookies are easy to make, have a wonderful texture and don’t last long! You can find the recipe on my home page, or here Whopper Chocolate Chip Cookies
I love when it’s cold outside and I am inside with a blanket, a warm drink and a good book! During the month of February, this would be expected. However, since I live in Texas, I will settle for warm and sunny outside with a cold glass of pink lemonade.
I read a review online at The Book Review Directory. I saw that The Good Girl was recommended highly and I was ready for something new to read. It did take me a couple of chapters to really get into the book, but once I did, I enjoyed it and looked forward to reading each day.
The author, Mary Kubica, tells about a young girl, Mia Dennett. She tells of her life before and after she was kidnapped. She shares various points of view, telling Mia’s story as seen by her mother and her kidnapper. The chapters switch from past and present, which make for a more interesting read! I downloaded on my kindle for $7.99. It was worth the purchase! Let me know if you have read this book and if you have another great recommendation.
My oldest daughter, Hannah, loves to read. I mean she LOVES to read. When she was younger, taking a book away for the day was all the punishment she needed to stop any wrong behavior!! So when she recommends a book for me to read, I usually end up enjoying it immensely. She gave me three books over the holidays to read.
She had told me before about one of her favorite books by Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller. She told me several times how much I would love this book. I told her I would download it on my Kindle, but I never did. So that is why she ended up giving it to me for Christmas. Sadly, I still had a hard time getting started.
One evening I made myself just start reading…and I am so glad I did! The book shares various views of different characters and their involvement with the holocaust. While some of the book was hard to read, as it describes some of the horrors during this time in history, I like how she weaves in a theme of forgiveness.
The main character also loves to bake bread and by the end of this book, I found myself looking up homemade bread recipes! That may be my next challenge in the kitchen…Challah Bread!
You can’t beat a cold day, warm cup of coffee and a good book.
Here are the other two books she gave me. I read Sarah’s Key first. This book also spoke of tragedy during World War II. It is good for me to be reminded of this time in history. It makes me appreciate things in my life.
I will read Station Eleven next! Maybe reading in a comfy chair upstairs will keep me out of the kitchen downstairs! I am still on track with eating healthy in January, so I need all the help I can get!