A Spiritual Feast

This weekend modern prophets and apostles will be presenting a spiritual feast for all to enjoy. Words of encouragement and wisdom will be spoken, as well as beautifully inspiring music presented by the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

This conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may be viewed on television, or accessed online at lds.org at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mountain Time this Saturday and Sunday.

Wild Rice and Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

This delicious recipe was shared by my friend Marianne Eastmond.

Cook 1 box Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice with seasonings (don’t use instant). When cool, add the following ingredients:
2 – 3 grilled chicken breasts diced
4 green onions, chopped
3 oz. sugar snap peas, ends removed
1 red pepper, diced

Toss with 3/4 of the following recipe of salad dressing:

Combine in food processor
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP dijon mustard
1 /2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 C seasoned rice wine vinegar
1/4 C vegetable oil
1 lemon, juiced (about 1/4 C)

Refrigerate dressed salad 2 – 4 hours. Before serving add:
1 C toasted pecans (optional)
2 medium avocados, diced
Garnish with lettuce leaves. Made be made a day ahead.

German Chocolate cake



For Kelli and everyone who enjoys this sehr gut dessert – enjoy!

      Heat oven to 350*. Pour a small amount of cooking oil into the bottom of (3) 8 or 9″ round
      cake pans, cut paper towels or napkins to fit and place in pan (or waxed paper). Place in a
      heatproof bowl
4 oz. sweet baking chocolate
       Pour over and stir until melted
1/2 C. boiling water
       Let cool. In a mixing bowl whip until stiff peaks form
4 egg whites
       In another bowl, cream until light and fluffy
1 C butter
2 C sugar
       Beat in one at a time
4 egg yolks
       On low speed, add chocolate and
1 tsp vanilla
       Mix in the following ingredients, alternating dry and liquid
2 1/2 C cake flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 C buttermilk (or 1 TBSP lemon juice or vinegar + milk to make 1 cup)
       Mix until batter is smooth, fold in the beaten egg whites Divide among pans. Bake until cakes
       test done with toothpick; 30 – 40 minutes. Cool then frost between layers and top with Pecan
       Coconut Frosting.

       In a large saucepan, whisk together
1 1/2 C evaporated milk
5 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 C butter
1 1/2 C sugar
        Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until thick – about 13 minutes. Add
1 C brown sugar
1 1/2 C chopped pecans
2 C shredded or flaked coconut

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Irish Cloud

This dessert will make you happy and entice your little ones to eat their cabbage.

Layer in dessert dishes in the following order
1. brownies or chocolate muffins, crumbled
2. hot fudge sauce
3. Mint ‘n chip ice cream
4. hot fudge sauce
5. whipped cream

Garnish with Sees gold foil-covered chocolate coins. Serve Immediately.

Melt in microwaveable bowl
1 package milk chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
Add milk to thin to desired consistency, warm through

Whipped Cream
Chill mixing bowl and beaters. Pour into bowl
2 C. heavy whipping cream
1/2 C powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Whip until soft peaks form.

Irish Movies

Irish – style that is. These are fun to watch with the wee folks, they might be at you library:

“Darby O’Gill and the Little People,” “The Secret of Roan Inish” and “Riverdance.”

Shamrocks & Service

For St. Patrick’s Day, enlist the help of invisible leprechauns to help around the house or classroom. Ask family (or class) members to perform good deeds for each other anonymously and leave paper or glitter shamrocks to mark the spot; made bed, shoes picked up, mirror wiped, etc.) Collect the shamrocks to place on the table for St. Patrick’s Day dinner to show all the good things the “leprechauns” did during the week!