Berea Schools Peanut Butter Squares

Makes 24 Squares

These squares were always a popular dessert at the school cafeteria. We all loved them so much we begged the recipe from the kitchen staff (who gave it up grudgingly). Whenever I make them and take them somewhere they are one of the first things to disappear.

3/4 Cup Melted Butter
3 Cup Peanut Butter
4 Cup 10x Sugar
3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
3/4 Teaspoon Vanilla

Topping

6 Ounce Chocolate Chips
Small amount melted butter

Mix together well and press into a 9″x13″ pan.
Top with the following.

Topping

Melt chocolate chips and butter together, stirring into a nice glaze. Pour over all.

Dalton Bobcats Apple Crescents

Ingredients:
1 apple thinly sliced
1 roll of cinnamon rolls

Directions:

Take a cinnamon roll and flatten it into a thin circle of dough.

Place an apple slice in the middle of the circle

Wrap the apple with the dough.

Place the wrapped apple on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Repeat with the rest of the cinnamon rolls.

Place the sheet in a preheated 475 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Remove and let cool.

LiLi Wren’s PeanuChocoDillas

Ingredients:

Flour Tortillas
Peanut Butter
Chocolate spread (like Nutella)
Vanilla Ice cream

 

Directions

Take 2 tortillas and place them on a plate.

Spread peanut butter on the face of one tortilla.

On the other tortilla spread your chocolate spread

Place the 2 tortillas together peanut butter to chocolate.

Place the tortillas in a skillet over medium heat.   Cook for 3 minutes to brown the tortilla then flip it over and brown the other side.

Remove from the heat and cut into 4 slices.

Place a slice on a plate and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Lizzy the Lioness By Lisa Bevere

Book Description

Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for help! Encourage your little ones with the true meaning of bravery through the beautiful story of Lizzy the Lioness by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere.

Boys and girls will love the story of Lizzy, a little lion who must learn what it truly means to be brave in the face of hard things. When she sees someone in danger, Lizzy tries her best to help, but she quickly learns that sometimes being brave means asking adults for help.

With a unique spin on the concept of bravery, Lizzy the Lioness is a timely picture book in an ever-changing world. Children will see that bravery is so much more than big muscles or loud roars but often is found in the tiniest people who have the courage to speak up when no one else will. By asking God for help and then bringing grown-ups into the picture, Lizzy shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to happen by yourself—it happens with help!

My Review:

This is a cute book about a young lioness cub who learns that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for help.  This book was ok for a one time read but I am not sure I would want to read it more than a couple of times to a child.  The book was slow in places but did eventually have a point.  I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Jeff Chipmunk’s Apple Bacon Cheddar Bake


Ingredients:

5 medium apples, sliced
1 pound bacon, cooked
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup craisins

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In the bottom of a baking dish place a layer of bacon.

Cover the bacon with 2 layers of sliced apples.

Add a layer of shredded Cheddar cheese.

Continue the layers ending with a layer of cheese.

Top with craisins for a festive look.

Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until the apples are soft and the cheese is melted.

Serve.

Aiyana Turtle’s Bacon Wrapped Pickles

Ingredients:
1 Jar of pickle spears
1 pound of bacon
Toothpicks

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees

Use paper towels to dry your dill pickle spears.

Start on one end of the pickle and completely wrap the pickle spear with your slice of bacon.

Use a toothpick to secure the end of your bacon to the pickle spear so it does not come unwrapped.

Place on a baking sheet and put in the oven at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp.

Serve, enjoy.

An Amish Christmas Love Four Novellas By Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, Kelly Irvin Published by Thomas Nelson

Book Description

Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman

Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons—a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany.

The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston

Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don’t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma’s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry’s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn’t the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people help bring the Christmas spirit to Emma, reminding her that love and hope abide.

Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin

As a young man enjoying his rumspringa, David Byler gave his heart to an Englisch girl, but he eventually realized he couldn’t give up his Plain faith and family for her, so he let her go. He’s found a new love in his Bee County Plain community, Molly Shrock. Molly has been patient, waiting for the man she loves to love her back. Just as he is ready to propose, David makes a startling discovery: Bobbie McGregor, his Englisch love, is back. Will Molly’s prayers for a Christmas love be answered?

Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid

When a misdirected GPS sends Ellie Whetstone to the wrong address, she inadvertently finds herself breaking into the home of Amish man, Ezra Mast. Ellie hopes to fix up the house left by her aenti and sell it quickly, but a series of run-ins with Ezra and his young daughter have her questioning whether a hasty sale is the right move. Could this new place with its slower pace be the right home for Ellie?

Four stories that are a quick read but have a surprising amount of substance. The characters were all well thought out and the plots were amazing. Each of the stories is set in a different part of the country, but they all revolve around some kind of romance, Christmas, and the Amish people. Included with Novella is a short glossary of terms for a handful of words that might not be easily understood, and a group of discussion questions at the end. My mom also lived this book. I would give it 5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Cranberry Orange Chicken


3 Chicken breasts or 6 Chicken strips
1 can cranberry sauce
1 can mandarin oranges
1 clove garlic
1 package Lipton onion soup mix
1 Tbsp Honey
1/2 cup cornmeal

Mix the cranberry sauce, Lipton soup mix and oranges in a bowl. Make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly blended.
Stir in the garlic and honey.
Sift in the cornmeal to thicken the mixture.
Pour a little of the mixture on the bottom of a baking dish, just enough to coat the bottom.
Place your chicken in the dish, spread the rest of the mixture over the chicken, coating it eavenly.
Put in preheated oven at 250 for 60 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
Serve with rice.

Mary Deer’s Baked Apples

Baked ApplesIngredients:

Apples
Butter
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Honey

Directions:

Core your apples, removing the seeds and stems.

Place your apples in a baking dish,  in the bottom of the core place 1 tsp of butter.

Sift 1 tsp of cinnamon into the core.

Sift 1/4  tsp of nutmeg into the core.

Fill the core with honey.   (For a smoother blend you can stir the cinnamon and nutmeg into the honey then put it all in the core.)

Place baking dish of apples into a preheated oven at 350 degrees.

Bake for 20 minutes or until apples are soft.

Spoon honey mixture from the bottom of the dish over the apples.

Serve.

My Great Big God 20 Bible Stories to Build a Great Big Faith By Andy Holmes

Book Description

My great big God takes care of me! My great big God loves me! Find out just how great and big God really is in this adorable Bible storybook for little ones.

Bestselling author Andy Holmes takes children on a special journey through 20 of the most loved and known stories in the Bible that illustrate the character of God. Each story is told in adorable rhymes and ends with a fresh takeaway that even the youngest child will understand: My great big God is good! My great big God is powerful! Parents and children alike will love to read these stories together and learn about how wonderful our God is.

With bright, eye-catching illustrations by Marta Alvarez Miguens and thick pages perfect for little hands to hold, My Great Big God will be a family favorite for years to come.

My Review:

The stories in this book are taken from the old and new testaments; there are 20 stories in all.  Each story is illustrated with a colorful picture.  The stories will entertain and your kids and keep their attention. Each one makes a nice little devotional for a child.

This is a hard cover board book, so the pages are sturdy.  I do not know how sturdy the binding is, to me it looks a little less sturdy.  So I take one star for the construction of this book and give it 4 stars.  But overall your child will like it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”