Month: May 2010

Wonderful Whole Wheat Sopapillas

I have a good friend who asked me to make whole wheat sopapillas, so I’ve been researching recipes. I finally came up with one that will please all of us “real food” minded mamas. Sopapilla means “little pillow” and can be used in a savory dish much like a tortilla or a pita bread. For this dish, I used them as a breakfast bread and drizzled them with honey. They were beyond amazing. A wonderful breakfast to kick of a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Emergency Substitution: Sweetened Condensed Milk

Sometimes when you find you didn’t have great planning and took advantage of a relatively well stocked pantry that didn’t end up being as well stocked as you thought, and when you’re baking a cake at 5:00 in the morning and you have two sleeping toddlers upstairs and a husband in Afghanistan, and it’s not really convenient to run to the store to grab that one pantry item you need right now, it’s nice to know that there is a possible emergency substitution. (heh) This happened to me. As I was making Tres Leches Cake for Cinco de Mayo, I went to put together my “three milks” and discovered I didn’t have any sweetened condensed milk. Normally, I would have just set the cake aside to do later, but the milk needs to be added to the cake while it’s still warm, and at 5AM, there was no way I could do it. So, I discovered a good sweetened condensed milk substitution. The cake tasted fantastic, so I’m calling this one a success.

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Recipe Inspirations

When we were in Florida on Spring Break a couple of weeks ago, I was watching television. This is not something I do at home. We don’t have cable or one of those boxes that replaced antenas. I have an HD TiVo that can pick up PBS and CBS, which helps since the boy watch some PBS, but other than that I watch DVD’s. Consequently, it had been quite some time since I’d seen a commercial. So I was watching television and this commercial came on — something about, “Need inspiration for dinner?” That got my attention so I looked at the screen and watched a commercial for this:

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Big Boy: A Mamarazzi Monday Post

The only thing he doesn’t seem to like about it is that his head is facing the opposite direction of his crib.

He and Scott share a room. The second night in the new bed, they snuck out of bed and quietly played with their toys. I likely wouldn’t have caught them if they hadn’t have started fighting. I put them back to bed and told them not to get back out again, and five minutes later they were both asleep.

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Menu Monday 03 May 2010 – Mother’s Day Week, Amigos!

Here’s the menu for my family for the week of Monday, May 3rd. This week is Cinco de Mayo AND Mother’s Day! So, this is going to be a fun week for cooking. I love making menus for special occasions. I will be spending Mother’s Day weekend at my parents’ so I won’t have control over the menu there, but I do plan on bringing my mom a cheesecake (I haven’t decided what kind yet, so you may be getting an new cheesecake recipe headed your way soon!). For Cinco de Mayo, I’m going to make a Tres Leches cake . On top of that, I received an email from my husband asking for “cookies, lots of cookies.” Apparently, homemade cookies are a big hit at his office, and everyone waits around for him to get a new box from home.

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Sunday Post: Personal Thoughts

I will try my very best to find time in the coming week to present more scientific evidence that supports the Biblical view of creation next Sunday. This Sunday, I will write a more personal post concerning some personal thoughts and observations that have been on my heart in recent days.

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The Power of a Praying Wife: The Power

≈WEEK ONE: THE POWER≈

As I read this introduction to the book, I was overwhelmed. For those of you who have not read my testimony, when our youngest son, Johnathan, was an infant, Gregg and I went through a terrible time in our marriage. Gregg was suffering from a terrible depression that was manifesting itself in destructive ways. Since we only saw each other on weekends, I had no idea about how much he was suffering. I was just going through my happy life never believing for a moment that my marriage might be in trouble, that my husband might be in agonizing pain, that satan was wielding his destructive ways and working on both of us.

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