Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lite Classic Pecan Pie

Good afternoon everyone. Next week will be the first official day of Fall. So we need to get into the baking mode. So I have given ya'll a recipe for a Lite Classic Pecan Pie. Hope you all enjoy!


* 1 cup Karo® Lite Syrup*
* 3 eggs
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 tablespoons butter, melted
* 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
* 1 1/2 cups pecans
* 1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie crust

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1. Mix syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans.
2. Pour into pie crust.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F on center rack of oven for 60-70 minutes.
4. Cool for 2 hours before serving.

* Karo® Light or Dark Corn Syrup can also be used in place of Karo® Lite Syrup.

TIPS: Pie is done when center reaches 200 degrees F. Tap center surface of pie lightly – it should spring back when done. For easy clean up, spray pie pan with cooking spray. If pie crust is over browning, cover edges with foil.
High Altitude Adjustments: Reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and increase butter to 3 tablespoons. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


In my devotion I have to change my ways.The way I talk and dress and also the things I do. I'm glad because I have a little girl who looks up to me. She imitates the things I do.Shes very curious of the way Ive changed already. She watches me pray,sing and read the word.Samara says," I'm so proud of you mom!" In her eyes I'm succeeding already.I love that! I want to be a good mother and role model for her.One day my daughter had fever blisters in her mouth. She cried for a couple days I tried putting salt and peroxide in her mouth nothing worked.I told her "lets pray well do it together."We got on our knees and prayed the next day they were gone. She was so happy she said " IT WORKED!" I love you Jesus!Now when i read the bible she wants to also.She wants to learn so I'm teaching her bible verses. I'm so happy she has already memorized one! I want to teach her the best way of life. So in the future she know better than I did. She wont end up the places I did or around the kind of people I was around.She always complains that she scared at night and of monsters. So I'm teaching her the armor of god! In Ephesians 6:14 it says stand firm with then, with the belt of truth buckled at your waist,with the breastplate of righteousness in place,and with your feet fitted with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this take up the shield of faith,with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit,which is the word of god. She gets the concept of it that she can fight all the things that scare her with the armor of god! She puts it on when shes scared.It gives her confidence this is her favorite thing Ive taught her.This still helps me to this day!!I'm glad she wants to be like me!! She tells me I want to find a friend like you mom! Shes changed to now shes a little more girly. She was a big tomboy before we came to church and now shes wants dresses. Shes a little more friendly too!Our devotion is changing us for the better!!

Monday, September 14, 2009


How do you document family traditions, memories, activities?

There are many ways for you to keep a journal of your family's memoires.

Basic Photo album:
This give you the opertunity to place the pictures quickly and as you go about life. Problem is, that typically there is no room to write a caption, or special thought that might go with the reason you snapped the picture anyways. The good thing about this method is that it is basically no fuss, nothing special to buy, except the pictures. It is just a hard time to remember to take the picture of the memory stick.....geez.

A scrapbook used to be where you could place things in a book to keep such as an article clipped from the paper, an award won, etc.
Now-a-days, they have gotten more complexed. A fancy suped up photoalbum, where you are able to write stories, memories, details of an event, as well as keep the "scraps" also. This can tend to be overwhelming, if you are a late scrapper. Keeping up with pictures is hard to do when there are so many events in a year. There is also the need for acid free papers, cool scissors and all sorts of other doodles and daddles of things you can buy to make your book fancy. But the end result is typically a fun family book that you can be proud of, and want to look at often.

Online photostorage:
I have heard of a few people using programs online such as flcker, photobucket and picasa as their families picture storage. This lends itself to an easier way of sharing your pictures with family and friends online.

This is more like an online journal. But there are templates and gadgets that you can add to your blog that keep family and friends updated on your life. It is as real-time as you want it to be (depends on how often you update it) You can add just text, or pictures if you want.

Cardboard box of pictures:
This is what my mom know...sort of like the sock is where every picture ever taken is dumped...I don't like this way! ha ha.

I have done one of each at one point in life.....if at any time you want more information on any of these, get with me and we can chit chat about it...