Friday, November 16, 2018

Hot Cocoa (big batch)

Note:  The kids told me they prefer our older recipe.  Click HERE if you'd like that one.

11 C dry milk
2 lb can of Nestle Nesquik
11 oz powdered coffee creamer
1 C powdered sugar
1/4 C baking cocoa
Small box instant chocolate pudding

Store in an airtight container.

Mix 1/3 C mix with hot water and enjoy.<3 p="">

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fudgy Brownies RECIPE (oat flour)

Fudgy Brownies

1/2 C butter (1 cube)
1/3 C cocoa
1/3 C sugar
1 egg
pinch of salt
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t baking powder
1/3 C oat flour (I make by putting old fashioned oats in the blender for a few minutes)

Melt butter and mix the rest together.  Bake in a greased, small pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Saturday, November 3, 2018


Dear Kids-

Here's why I keep a journal.

Because I found the name of my bishop/punisher that set my PTSD in motion, and knowing his name helped me to target my pain rather than spread it around the people I love in hopes of emotional protection.

I wrote a poem about my healing--the healing that came from your father's basic every day love.  Then when there was a call for poems for a book I could type and submit it and feel that creative satisfaction as I sent my heart out into the world.

Because I was reminded to by a PPD counselor after having my third baby.  I had never done it for healing, only out of duty.  When I turned to it in pain it was like the steady non-judgemental friend that I needed.

Because I could list my dreams, so that sitting in meditation my heart and mind could weigh the truth and feeling of those dreams to plan my next step (or letting go).

Because I read the words, the painfully personal words of pioneer women as they followed their man or their church into the unknown and I like to know what they felt, feared, and turned to for comfort.  Those ladies are like me, and they are like you when you navigate your adult life.  They are my dearest friends.