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Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble For the Crust 2 Sticks of unsalted butter 1/2 c. sugar 2 1/2 c. flour 1/2 tsp. salt For the Filling 2 blocks of cream cheese ( room temperature ) 1/2 c. sugar 1 large egg ( room temperature) 1/ 2 c. sour cream 1 tsp. vanilla 1 Tbsp. lemon zest juice...

Our Favorite Christmas Cookies

I have tried to make other cookies at Christmas time, but my family won't cooperate.  🙂   This is our recipe given to me over 20 years ago by my friend Angela.  Have fun making them with your family. Obviously, this recipe is not low calorie but it does make...

Laughter is Good For the Soul

I sat in the parking lot of the post office on a cold winter morning.  I could see the long line from where I sat in my car and I was feeling grumpy about the anticipated wait.  I had a heavy heart.    Grey skies loomed overhead replacing the normal bright blue skies...

Fall Treats – Just in Time for Trick or Treat

Simple recipes are the best.  My Grandma Swenson lived in Minnesota and my family would travel each summer to visit her along with the rest of my Dad's family who lived simply on farms and in small towns.  I remember the wonderful home cooked meals served by my...

The Mountaintop

Not all mountaintop experiences happen on mountaintops. Some do – like the one we read about in Matthew 17. “Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain”. And there they had a “mountaintop” experience - we know...

Contentment

God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning Why is contentment so hard to achieve?  A great question brought to my mind this morning as I was walking through my garden enjoying the beautiful roses that are still blooming.  It is mid...

Peachy Keen

It is peach season here in Colorado and our Palisade peaches are unbelievably yummy! I want to share two recipes with you.  One is a peach cobbler that my grandma used to make and the other is a peach salsa recipe.  Both are super easy and a great way to enjoy peaches...

Learning to Shine

I spent last Friday at Disneyland with my husband and two of my four kids.  What a fun day!  We crammed as much Disney as we possibly could into about seven hours.  Let me tell you a little more of the story…  We arrived the night before in LA ready for a quick...

Travel Blog – MOPS Colombia

Day 1 June 22,2018  So excited to travel to Colombia.  The idea for this trip began last September at Momcon while at a dinner we had organized for the Mission Hills Team and the Latin American Leaders.  One of the Mission Hills leaders, Emerald Holden sat next to a...

Yummy Fruit Salad

  YUMMY FRUIT SALAD   I love having people over in the summer to enjoy the garden and a back yard BBQ. I like to keep the menu simple so there is more time to visit with our guests and enjoy the music, conversation and lawn games.  A trip to the farmers...

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Fresh Strawberry Muffins I love these fresh strawberry muffins.  They remind me of when my kiddos were little.  My friend Mary, who lived across the street from me, gave me this recipe.  Actually she brought them over to my house one summer morning with a small...

Thoughts about Motherhood

I remember being pregnant with my first child and standing in line at the grocery store when the lady in front of me asked if this was my first baby. I replied with an enthusiastic yes and she went on to tell me everything negative about being a mom…  You will never...

My Name

When I was born I was given the name Sherri Loma Root.  This name was just great until I was in about 5th grade and the middle name of Loma sounded too weird.  I remember a substitute teacher who was taking role call one morning and she was asking everyone what the...

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake is one of my favorite desserts.  It is so easy to make and always looks great and tastes delicious.  To make life easy, I dump all the ingredients into my Kitchen Aid and turn it on.  I also use baby food carrots for the pureed carrot part.  You can also...

Easter Thoughts

Easter Thoughts God created me to be a positive thinker. As a matter of fact, when I took the Gallup Strengths Finder Test, positivity is a strength of mine and so is Woo which combined you will either think I am upbeat and positive or you might find me annoyingly...

Lessons from an IV Pole

I just spent three days in the hospital with my daughter as she was battling a kidney infection. She was very sick and needed IV antibiotics and fluids to battle the infection and dehydration. Scary for sure. We were scheduled to leave on a beach vacation the day she...

Cajun Chicken with Veggies

Cajun Chicken with Veggies Ingredients 4 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts 1 Large Zucchini 1 Large Yellow Squash 2 C. Broccoli Florets 1 Small Red Onion 1 Green Peppers 1 Red Pepper 2 Cloves garlic, pressed 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Tsp. EACH, garlic powder, Italian...

Change

If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies… Author - unknown Transitions can be challenging. Change isn't easy, even if it is good change. When I think about my life and the changes I have experienced, I ultimately think change has led to positive growth...

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