Beehive Bread

Western friends, the next time you’re on the lllooonnnnggg stretch of I-15 between Las Vegas and California, treat yourself to rest stop at the Primm outlet mall where you will find a Williams Sonoma gourmet kitchen store – you’ll be glad you did. The beehive bread pan used in this recipe is made by Nordic Ware and sold by William Sonoma (they […]

The Easter Miracle Story Eggs

A simplified account of Christ’s atonement is told in these Easter Miracle Eggs. Each egg contains a scripture and tiny object that represents part of the Easter story. After the eggs are gathered, open them in order and read each little scripture. All you need are a dozen plastic eggs and a few items to tuck inside. Number the end […]

St. Patrick’s Mission

      Did you know that St. Patrick wasn’t Irish?Patrick was born Maewyn Succat, around 385 A.D in Britain. His father belonged to a Roman family of high rank and was a government official in Gaul or Britain. His mother was a near relative of the patron of Gaul, St Martin of Tours.Maewyn grew up without faith even though […]

The Girls

                      My Mom, sister Cindy and I posed in the sun just before Cindy’s wedding.                            I’m getting ready to paint this happy group – how I love my girls!   (Photo by Becky Gemmel)

Pizza Pi for 3.14 PI DAY!

  The number and symbol for pi are credited to the Greek genius Archimedes who lived in the third century. This Greek pizza entree for Pi Day is a tribute to the brilliant man.    GREEK (PIZZA) PI             Preheat oven to 400°. In a large mixing bowl stir together 2 C hot water 2 TBSP sugar2 TBSP yeast             […]

Oh My Goodness Delicious Corned Beef, Dijon Buttered Cabbage and Leprechaun Treasure Dessert

  GLAZED CORNED BEEF This is so tasty, you may never go back to old-school corned beef.     Preheat oven to 350. Place fat side up in a baking pan1 corned beef brisket, rinsed, don’t use the spice packet   Cover with foil, bake for 2 1/2 hours or until fork-tender. Drain, score with a knife,    stud with whole cloves   baste with […]

Easy-to-make Easter Gift

Is the Easter Bunny at your house looking for easy inexpensive gifts to fill the baskets? Here’s a cute and easy project:You will need:2 twelve inch scrapbook papers 2 plain white 8.5″ x 11″ papers for each bookletminiature colored pencils (shown from Michael’s Crafts)gluestick or gluegrommets, punch and setter or sewing machinetwine or ribbon Attach the scrapbook papers together with right […]

It must be March

I’m popping the corn and pulling out the “Irish” movies. Oh yes.Darby O’Gill and the Little People was my favorite St. Patrick’s Day flick forever, then I discovered charming The Secret of Roan Inish, and Waking Ned Devine (for grown-ups) . When I crave an early proxy romp over the verdant hills of the Emerald Isles, I know just where to turn. The snow is […]