Wednesday was Pickles's and Father's birthday. We celebrated Thursday night because Wednesday we had Vespers. I made a slightly different cake this time. I used the Better Homes and Gardens yellow cake recipe (old standby) and sprinkled chocolate chips in each of the three pans before baking. The frosting was just a regular buttercream frosting … Continue reading Cookies and Cream Cake
[regular blog post at the bottom below the Yarn Along post] So these are some of my recent projects. All of these went into the shop (except that last in-progress photo) but only the miniatures are left. I do like making things people enjoy! Of course, if it's not enjoyable for me then it's hard … Continue reading Yarn Along for August
Yes, that's a little lump of dough in to rise next to the prosphora. 🙂
I tried this recipe and it is wonderful! Even Father liked it, which is saying something. The only changes I made: I used vanilla whey protein powder instead of unflavored (because that's what I had), and I added a packet of Equal sweetener instead of concentrated stevia powder (because I can't tolerate the taste of … Continue reading Low Carb Peanut Butter Fudge
I looked for, found, and tried a recipe for grain-free (read: low-carb) Dutch babies yesterday, and it was fantastic! I had all the ingredients already, mixed it up quickly, and it baked in 12 minutes. I topped it with a little sugar-free strawberry jam but fresh fruit would be good too. I couldn't really tell … Continue reading Almond Dutch Baby
1. I saw someone cycling away on a stationary bike at the gym today while holding a rosary. Good idea. A 100 knot rope would be dicey but a 33 knot would sit out of the way on one's wrist. 2. I'm quite sore and stairs aren't much fun. Those split squats on Monday completely … Continue reading Bits and pieces
Note: No, no one actually had this for breakfast, although I was obliged to hand a Hershey kiss apiece to the little girls when they saw what I was doing. We had so much candy it seemed best to store it in a cereal container.
The children decorated for me on Holy Friday while I was dyeing eggs. I didn't have a chance to examine things properly and take pictures until this morning. This coincided with a visit from friends who were traveling home from visiting family over Pascha. We fixed a brunch for them but the only thing we … Continue reading Bright Monday: Friends and Feasting
Indeed He is risen! Do not lament Me, O Mother, seeing Me in the tomb, the Son conceived in the womb without seed; for I shall arise, and be glorified; and, as God, I shall unceasingly exalt all who extol Thee in faith and in love. -Canon of Holy Saturday, Ode 9 Come receive ye … Continue reading Christ is Risen!