Saturday, December 8, 2018

Scandinavian Almond Cake | Easy & Tasty

Unwrap your gift in the pages of the Bible today. Uplifting Blessings always. 

Scandinavian Almond Cake

1 1/4 cup sugar
Taste and see that the Lord is good!    Ps.34:8
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
2/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup sliced almonds
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat cake pan with cooking spray and dust with flour.  Set aside.

Beat together sugar, eggs, almond extract, and milk.  
Add flour, baking powder, and melted butter.  Mix well. 
Pour mixture into cake pan. *
Bake 45 to 50 minutes.  Cool and dust with powdered sugar.  

Option: may serve with fruit and whip topping
* choices: load pan, bunt pan, or muffin tin
(I double the recipe and fill two pans -- one to serve right away and the other to freeze.)

The Lord will be your everlasting Light. 

Merry Christmas 
May you be filled with
the Lord’s favor in 2019!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Special Recipe with When My TeaCup...

Taste and see that the LORD is good. Ps. 34:8

When my teacup is empty,
it’s still beautiful.

When my teacup cradles the
teabag, expectations
lie in wait. 

When my teacup feels the 
first splash of boiling water,
it knows change is on
it’s way.

When my teacup is filled near
its brim,
it’s cold no more. 

When my teacup continues to
cradle the saturated
it sends a comforting
fragrance to twirl in
the air. 

Blessed are all who wait for Him!
Isaiah 30:18
When my teacup holds the 
perfect brown brew,
its job is still not

When my teacup is still
almost full and the 
flavor is just right,
I sip in peace-filled

When my teacup is empty
once again, 
it seems to match
my grin of 
contentment of
having been with 
an old friend.
Uplifting blessings always! 

Broccoli Cornbread

2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix
4 eggs
1 (16 oz) cottage cheese
1 large onion, chopped fine
2 sticks butter
2 pkg. frozen broccoli, steamed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray and dust with flour.  Set aside.

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together well. Pour into prepared pan.  
Bake for 45 minutes. 
(A great left over too) 

May your Thanksgiving be full of answered expectations, comfort, contentment, peace, and delights in Christ’s uplifting presence.
~ Carolyn ~

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

As I Do Tea

Proverb 17:22

As I bring out the kettle and fill it to the brim, joy begins to seep in. 

As I wait for the water to boil,
I pray about what’s on my heart

As I gather the teapot, the cup, spoon,
honey, and tea; 
I lay down a memorized
scripture or two or three.

As I pour the steaming water over
the fragrant tea, 
I breathe in the comforting delight.

      As I wait for the tea to fully steep,
                       I heap praises
                       at Jesus’s feet. 

Psalm 146:1 

As the brew comes to perfection, 
I pour out thanks to the One who 
who transformed me 
from bitterness to kindness.

As I pause over my teacup,
I invite the Redeemer
to join me at my tea. 

As I sip the sweet tea,
I’m reminded that
I’m never alone,
Jesus Christ
is always

Psalm 119:76


May your tea time preparations 

be filled with joy, comfort, 
and a sweet time in
Christ's uplifting presence. 

Uplifting blessings,