Cinnamon Honey Lemon Soother

Cinnamon Honey Lemon Soother

Pour 2 quarts boiling water over 2 sliced lemons with 2 broken cinnamon sticks. When warm enough to drink comfortably, add honey to taste. Drink several times a day. The lemon, honey and cinnamon all have components that help the body fight germs. You’ll be back on your feet in no time!

Not Your Grandma’s Bingo

At Thanksgiving dinner, we find three candy corns at each place. We take turns expressing gratitude for three blessings.
My Grammy Roberts loved a good bingo game at family reunions, so in her honor I made this game to fill both requirements.
This “recycled” bingo game uses candy corn for markers, is stored in a recycled shopping bag and is sure to entertain the fam at your fall gathering. Be sure to pick up lots of prizes.

Alpha and Omega

“A Case For Something Eternal” was an assignment in an art class at the University of Utah. I created a wooden case with plexiglass panels to protect and display that which is of most value. It contained Hoffman’s portrait of Jesus Christ, a statue of Christ and children, an olive branch representing peace and a platinum-colored frame with the following scripture,
“I am the first and the last,
I am He who liveth,
I am He who was slain,
I am your advocate with the Father.”

Although the case was meant to protect, I realized that I am the one protected by my Savior.


Preheat oven to 350*. From a box of yellow cake mix, remove one cup dry mix and set aside. Make crust by combining remaining cake mix with:

½ C butter, melted and cooled

1 egg

Pat into bottom of a 9’ x 13” baking pan. Mix together:

4 eggs, slightly beaten

1 large can pumpkin

1 ½ C sugar

½ tsp salt

3 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground cloves

½ tsp ground nutmeg

(or 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1 tsp. cinnamon)

2 (12 oz.) cans evaporated milk

Pour over crust. Set aside. Mix together and sprinkle over pumpkin filling:

Reserved 1 C of cake mix

½ C sugar

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

1/4 C butter, softened

1/4 C applesauce

1 C chopped pecans (optional)

Bake approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes or until pumpkin is set. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Catering II

Thank you for considering Pam McMurtry Catering. I have been involved with catering and event planning for 23 years. I’ve planned or assisted with over 150 events, wedding receptions and other special occasions. I’m accepting reservations for the holidays and would be honored to part of your event planning.

Catering Menu


Breadsticks with Garden Dip
Brie on Braided Trencher
Cheese and Fruit Tray with Crackers
Cranberry Nut Breads with Orange Cream Cheese
Neufchatel Cream Cheese, Pesto and Olive Torte
Crudités and Dip
Deviled Eggs
Fresh Fruit Platter
Petite Sandwiches or Sandwich Quarters
Pork and Beef Terrines
Potato Slices with Creme Fraiche, Bacon and Scallions
Rosemary Crackers with Havarti Cheese
Quiche Squares
Shrimp with Neufchatel Cheese, Chili Sauce and Crackers

Antipasto Platter
Bread Sticks with Dipping Sauce
Garlic Crostini
Skewered Grilled Vegetables
Pesto Torte with Crackers
Tortellini On Skewers
Pizza Bites
Tuscan Nachos

Barbecued Ribs 
Pineapple and Fresh Fruit Kabobs 
Teriyaki Wings
Wonton with Dipping Sauce

Crudités and Fruit Slices 
Mega Nachos  
Taquitos with Guacamole
Tortilla Chips and Fresh Salsa
Mini Fajitas

Hot Cocoa
Hot Mulled Cider
Sparkling White Grape
Sparkling Apple Punch
Sunny Orange Juice
Warm Honey Lemonade

Breadsticks: Plain, Herbed Garlic
Crackers: Gourmet, Water, Whole Grain, Sesame
Dinner Rolls
International Specialties: Flat Breads, Pita
French (Also Braided Bread Chargers for Brie, Pate, Salads, Terrines; Bread Bowls For Soup, Dips And Chili)
Fruit, Vegetable or Nut Breads: Banana Nut, Cranberry Orange, Date Nut, Zucchini
Rolls: Sour Dough, Potato, Kaiser, Poppy Seed, Cinnamon
Whole Grain: Wheat, Oatmeal, And Rye

Apple Crisp
Cakes: Carrot, Chocolate, Coconut, Pumpkin Pie, Tres Leches,
Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Lemon Squares, Peanut Butter Kisses, Oatmeal, Pecan Sandies, Ranger, Shortbread
Pies: Apple, Coconut Cream, Key Lime, Lemon, Pecan, Pumpkin

For Receptions or Buffets, 2 Choices of Beef, Chicken and/or Seafood are offered.
Baked or Grilled Fish Fillets
Grilled Meats
International Favorites
Lasagna Pinwheels
Carved Roast Beef, Chicken, Pork or Turkey
Rosemary Dijon Lamb

Autumn Apple
Broccoli, Bacon and Raisin
Classic Four Bean
Dilled Potato
Fresh Fruit
Leafy Green
Marinated Vegetables
Million Dollar Salad
Pasta Garden

Main Dish Salads
Chicken Caesar
Mexican Chef Salad
Oriental Chicken
Santa Rosa Wild Rice

Cold Sandwiches Served Quartered or Halved on Your Choice of Bread with a        Garnish of Curly Green Lettuce.
Bacon Lettuce and Tomato
Chicken Salad with Pineapple, Grapes and Celery
Ham and Swiss with Mustard
Ham with Apricot and Cream Cheese
Roast Beef with Peppered Horseradish Sauce
Turkey with Cranberry, Dijon Mustard and Mayonnaise
Turkey with Avocado, Bacon, Ranch Dressing and Sprouts

Soups May Be Served In Bread Bowl
Cheesy Potato
Chicken Tortilla
French Onion
Hearty Beef Stew
Lemon Chicken

Southwestern Menu
Southwestern Appetizers
Chile Rellanos
Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas
Mexican Chef Salad or Stacks
Tres Leches Cake

Oriental Appetizers
Fried Rice
Sweet and Sour Pork
Teriyaki Chicken
Chinese Chicken Salad
Stir-Fry Vegetables
Fortune Cookies
Almond Cookies

Light Luncheon, Showers Or Tea Menu 1
Crudités with Dip
Canapés and Tea Sandwiches
Fresh Fruit Salad
Cookies, Petite Fours and Tarts

Light Menu 2
Main Dish Salad: Oriental Chicken, Chicken Caesar, Chef, Mexican Chef or Wild Rice with Chicken
Cocktail Croissant or Coordinating Bread
Fresh Fruit

Light Menu 3
Boxed Lunch
Potato Salad, Marinated Vegetables Or Broccoli Salad
Fresh Fruit
Brownie, White Chocolate Chip Cookie Or Lemon Bar
Napkin And Drink

Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs
Fried Rice
Coconut Salmon
Oriental Salad
Tropical Fruit Medley
Mini Croissant
Cheesecake Or Coconut Cake

Breakfast Selections
Breakfast Burritos
Baked Sausage, Potato and Egg Casserole
Breakfast Blintz Souffle with Cherry Topping
Muffins; Blueberry, Bran, Apple
Nut Breads; Banana Nut, Blueberry, Cranberry Orange
Cinnamon Rolls
Butter And Cream Cheese Spreads
Bagels with Cream Cheese Toppings and Fruit Spreads
Fresh Fruit or Juice

Enjoy Our Seasonal Specials! 
Peppermint Cheesecake
Pumpkin Pie Cake
Cashew Toffee Pecan Sandies
Decorated Sugar Cookies
Santa’s Supper
Christmas Dinner of Roast Beef and Accompaniments 

     Steaming Hot Cocoa Bar

     Irish Supper
     Rosemary Dijon Lamb
     Bunny Buns
     Easter Dinner with Ham and Accoutrements 
     Strawberry Shortcake

     Barbecue Dinners
     Box Dinners for Concerts
     Pioneer Dinner

     Ice Cream Bar
     Freedom Dinner
    Back-to-School Breakfast
    Pumpkin Pie Cake
    Pecan Pie
    Dinner in a Pumpkin
    La Toussaint Dinner
    Sukkot Supper
    Complete Thanksgiving Dinner

A little display tucked
in a corner can make a big impact with contrasting colors and textures, unified by a common theme.