My Grandmother taught me to look to God for the answers to everything. These posts are things she taught me and things that I have learned on my own...
For my Grandchildren, Karina, Gavin, Ethan and Cory. I love you very much
“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children—Deuteronomy 4:9

Monday, January 31, 2011

To My Granddaughter

The sunshine of your precious smile

could melt the coldest heart.

It brightens up my dreary day

when we are far apart.

The memory of your little hand

holding mine so tight

brings a warm glow to my heart

on a cold and dreary night.

Those little arms that hug my neck will

soon be big and strong; you're growing up

so quickly so it won't be very long.

So I'll take your hugs and kisses now,

cause the day will soon be here,

when you'll think you're much too big,

for me to hold so near.


Grandmothers are just "antique" little girls.
-- Author Unknown

Grandmothers are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone.
-- Author:Unknown

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.
-- Italian Proverb

(back row on left Grandma Callie)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Butter-Buttermilk Biscuits

I cut these using a sharp knife into 9 or more pieces and bake on a sheet spacing them about 1 inch apart.

click on image to enlarge, then print for your own recipe box.

Matching Sheets...

No matter what you have, take care of it.

When I was young I wanted matching sheets, matching dishes, designer curtains, living room furniture that I didn't have to buy from a thrift store etc.

I learned very quickly that those things do not matter. What matters is your love for God, how faithful you are to His word, devotion to your husband and your children, and how faithful and frugal you are with what you do have. I learned to be content with what the Lord blessed me with and to be so very thankful.

A one dollar colander works just as well as a 29.00 enamel one. That it's fun to find things at thrift stores and yard sales. That I could make my home nice without going into debt. Ornaments from Dollar Tree look just as nice as the ones that are much more expensive. Duct tape can fix a lot of what's broken.

Always be thankful for what you do have; don't complain about what you do not have.

I remember my grandmother, making due, creating, or doing without. She made a footstool with coffee cans, a bookshelf with a cardboard box and contact paper, clothes with discount cloth, and beans and cornbread were more desired than steak and potatoes.

I John 2:15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Philippians 4:11b...for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Head Colds

This is the season for stuffy heads and noses. It can make your day miserable! Try this....

1. Use Saline Spray in each nostril at least once a day. This will help cut down the likelihood of you catching a head cold.

2. If you get a head cold. Put a pot onto simmer with about 3 quarts of water and a cup of vinegar.
Let simmer all day. Putting moisture in the air helps sooth mucus membranes.

3. Boil a couple cups of water and put in a heavy bowl (I use a large stoneware bowl), add a little vinegar and peppermint tea leaves. Lean your head over the bowl and cover your head and bowl with a towel so you can breath in the steam. (Be CAREFUL, that the water is not too hot and that the bowl is very stable. )


Click on the image and save to your computer to print for your cookbook.

Use this dumpling recipe for Chicken n' Dumplings or for Pinto Beans. These are the puffy dumplings. I'll get Mom's strip dumpling recipe up too.

Baked Pineapple

Click on image and save to your computer and print for your cookbook.
This is Mom's recipe. It's better than the one in the Family Cookbook.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Biblical Womanhood

Dr. Voddie Baucham gives a clear definition of Biblical Womanhood from the Scripture passage Titus 2.
There are 8 parts to this. Please click on the video to go to You Tube for the rest of the message.