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Friday, March 26, 2010

What Did You Say?

Welcome to Friday Funnies! I thought I'd end the week with a few smiles and a bit of laughter! Enjoy!!!

Pancakes Galore

MARCH 25, 1882 


1. Good Old Fashion Pancakes- Just like Grandma use to make!

2. Corn Fritter Pancakes- Are you brave enough?

3. Gluten-Free Pancakes- For those who have wheat allergies!

4. Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal Pancakes- These sound delicious! Has anyone tried them before?

5. Fluffy Vegan Pancakes- Moist and delicious!

6. Chocolate Chip Pancakes- I've never tried this recipe personally, however thought it looked yummy! Does anyone have a true and tried recipe for chocolate chip pancakes you'd like to share?
7. Pancake Banana Splits- What will they think of next? 

10. Pancakes Fit For A King- These are said to taste like IHOP pancakes!

11. Pancake Mix In A Jar - Great gift for the holidays!

12. Easy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes - These use Bisquick, so they have to be simple! Gotta love that!

12. Eggy Pancakes- These are MY families FAV! They are very thin and can be rolled up. I'd love to share the recipe, but it's a family secret!

I'd love to hear from you. Does your family have a favorite pancake recipe? If you've tried any of the recipes above how do they rate? Please feel free to leave me comments and suggestions! I'm always looking for new scrumpdillyicious recipes all the time!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chocolate Covered Raisins

Happy "Chocolate Covered Raisin" Day! Who would've thunk? Yet, today is the day! I found a scrump-dilly-icious recipe for Chocolate Raisin Bars for all you raisin lovers! Feel free to share your favorite raisin recipe in the comment section below!


2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
1/2 cup cocoa
3 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup peanut butter chips
1-1/3 cups raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts  


1. Heat oven to 350°F.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the crumbs, cocoa and sugar. Cut in the butter until crumbly.

3. Press mixture evenly on the bottom and 1/2-inch up the sides of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

4. Pour the condensed milk over the crumb mixture and sprinkle on the peanut butter chips and raisins. Sprinkle nuts over the top and press down firmly.

5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cover with foil and let stand several hours before cutting into bars.

(Let me know how these turn out. My family isn't much into raisins!)

One Nation Under God

God-devotion makes a country strong; God- avoidance leaves people weak.

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.” 

“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

“Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.”

If ever a Godly man was chosen to lead our great country, it was the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan. I long for the days the Reagan Administration was in office. It frightens me of what is to come of America and those living in her now. However, centuries before Reagan, another man, King Solomon wrote in the book of Proverbs, that we MUST stand UNITED and recommit ourselves to being a GOD-DEVOTED NATION in order to remain strong! Perhaps, history is repeating itself. One thing I’m certain of, is that America and her leaders need the prayers of the American people NOW more then ever! Please commit to praying DAILY for our leaders. I urge you to pray that the upright in heart will be established in positions of leadership in this land and the unrepentant wicked will be rooted out of it!

“Man is never so tall as when he kneels before God – never so great as when he humbles himself before God. And the man who kneels to God can stand up to anything.”

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

13 Special Days

13 Favorite Holidays or Special Days

1.  CHRISTMAS - My Savior's birthday and my favorite of them all! Although I've found it just isn't the same as when I was little. Why is that? 

2.  JULY 4th - PROUD to be an American! My favorite president is RONALD REAGAN. I wrote him a letter when I was in 5th grade and he took the time to write me back!! He even signed it himself and no one can tell me ANY different!

3.  EASTER - Many childhood memories, which began with getting up at the crack of dawn for sunrise services then on to church for breakfast. (Although, I never remember actually eating breakfast, but rather sitting with my friends on the church curb waiting for the one stoplight in town to stop flashing. Ahh, the little things!) After the stoplight would come on, it was time to rush home and change into my new Sunday dress. (Some years, with a little luck, I'd even have time to open my Easter basket before church!) Easter Sunday also meant giving 30 pieces of silver to God. (This was to represent the 30 pieces of silver Judas Iscariot was paid to betray Jesus.) After church my mom always fixed a HUGE lunch for our family then we'd color and hide eggs. How I miss those days!

4.  THANKSGIVING - RAT HUNTING! That's right, RAT HUNTING! Although, I must admit, this was not something I grew up with. No, it wasn't until after I became part of the "Spore clan" that I was blessed with such a tradition. After becoming a Spore myself in 1991, we'd spend each Thanksgiving at my husband's grandparents farm in Newkirk, Oklahoma. It was here, I learned the art of hunting rats! To my surprise, all you needed was a bunch of men and lil' boys, a tractor to lift the brush piles up and a big ole' stick to wallop the rats on the head when they came dartin' out! WHOoo-EEEeee! You never truly lived until ya got yourself that first mangy rat! Can't say I ever participated, but I did ride the tractor with G-Paw a time or two. That there was enough excitement for this city girl! Anyone else out there had the privilege of hunting them there rats?

5.  HALLOWEEN - WAS, I repeat WAS a favorite of mine. I use to love to dress up my boys each year. My oldest, Logan, was once a blue LEGO! I'm not talking a mini size lego, but a HUGE gigantic lego! He was SO big, we had to take him around in the bed of our truck trick-or-treating because he wouldn't fit inside! Another year, my middle son, Ethan was a "Cereal Killer" with boxes of cereal, knives, and blood all over him (not one of mom's favorites). All this was fine and dandy until October of 1998 when Ethan, then 4 years old, was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. Now, I can honestly say I H-A-T-E it! Mind you, I rarely use the wore "hate." As I always told my students, "Hate is a STRONG word!" But in this case, I reserve the right to use it! H-A-T-E

6.  BIRTHDAYS - I "use" to love celebrating my birthday. Every year, for 18 years PLUS, my mom would bake me a cake. She always made sure each year was special for me. However, with the big 4-0 around the corner... I'm not as excited as I use to be! I do, however, LOVE to celebrate the birthdays of my three wonderful boys! This year we will be celebrating 18, 16, and 13. A hard year indeed, as they are growing up, but thankful they are with me everyday!

7.  My BAPTISM - October 1, 1978. The day I was immersed and committed my life to Jesus. It wasn't until I was in my 20's, however, that I actually understood WHY I believed what I was TOLD to believe all those years growing up. It was then I felt Jesus come into my heart.

8.  D DAY - November 2, 1998. Ethan, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. (No, I haven't lost it, although I've asked myself the same thing a time or two.) We celebrate this day because we are thankful that Ethan has SURVIVED yet another year with this deadly disease without complications. We are thankful for the new and upcoming technologies that make his life easier. Yet, we still pray and yearn for a cure! 

9.  D DAY II - May 31, 2005. Caleb, our baby, was also diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Just when we didn't think we could take anymore.... God saw different. And again, five years later, we are SO very thankful Caleb is still fighting and not letting his life be controlled by this deadly disease. 

10.  DATE DAY - April 27, 1989 Dating anniversary to my high school sweetheart. Who would've thought after all this time, we'd still be together?

11.  WEDDING DAY - July 27, 1991 Wedding anniversary to the love of my life! The same guy as above :) Thank you for changing my world!

12.  SURVIVAL DAY - September 19, 1993 The day God spared my fathers life, after a drunk driver hit him head on, traveling at speeds close to 90 +/- an hour! My father is still with us today at the ripe old age of 75!

13.  TBD - What's yours???? 

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