Thursday, November 02, 2006

Peanut Butter Lovers??? Here's one for you!

Butterfinger Cookies
Softened butter 1/2c
Sgar 3/4c
Bown sugar packed 2/3c
Egg whites 2
Peanut butter 1 1/4c
Vanilla 1/2T
Flour 1c
Baking Soda 1/2t
Salt 1/4t
Butterfinger Candy bars chopped 5 (2.1 ounce size)
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In a mixing bowl, cream butter anD sugars. Add egg whites; beat well. Blend in peanut butter and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in cany bars. Shape into 1 1/2 in balls and place on greased or parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350ยบ for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Less if you like soft or longer if you like crispy. Cool 5 minutes before removing from sheet tray then cool completely on wire rack. Yield approx 4 dz cookies. Depends on size and if you can control yourself from eating the yummy dough! :-) I found this recipe in Taste of Home and made it for NBBC lunch one day and had TONS of compliments. They are better than normal PB cookies I think!!!!
Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Snake under car door!


Yes! A SNAKE! Last month I took a 4 day weekend and went home to Iowa to visit family. Well I packed everything into my car trunk and then walked to my door and there on the ground was the "not so wonderful" snake. It must have felt me walking on the ground or soemthing as it went from round to flat and then lifted its ugly little head and hissed with its forked tongue. YUCKY! I was like OK where are the boys??? So none to be found I finally got into my trunk and took my snow scraper to fling it away from my car. My snow scraper is not small but the long extender kind! Even though this snake was maybe just a foot long it was a foot too long if you know what I mean! So snakes are not too heavy and it went flying into the air needless to say I thought it was going to come right down on top of me and yes I did scream and moved. However it landed in front of the car next to me and on the sidewalk. That is when I decided I better take a picture no one will believe there was a snake by my door! Anyone else that would have been scared like me??

TOO LONG since last update

This is a fall view from Lily Lake Road coming back from town! Isnt it pretty! Of course this was before we got some snow flurries!


Well sorry for taking so long since my last post. I cant believe it was over a month. Needless to say I have been extremely busy with school, church and home. I have some new pictures to share though. :-)

Monday, August 28, 2006

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Burrill

Happily Married! Look at those smiles!






What a wonderful couple! Heading to Canada to serve our wonderful Lord and Saviour!





Well here's Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Burrill kissing.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Cake...To eat or to wear? That is the question!

OOps sorry this is sideways. This exchange of cake starts off so inocent but quickly changes and causes much laughter from all!



Greg is such a gentleman. After smearing cake on her and she like wise on him,

he still cleans it off her face. AHHH :-)

Greg you may kiss your bride!

What a lovely couple!



Mr and Mrs Greg Aubel

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Friendship Reunions

NBBC connections!





This is Nathaniel with mommy Michelle and Rolland with mommy Tabitha. Mommies are friends and so are sons! Nathaniel wants to learn to crawl like Rolland!


This is Michelle, myself and her son Nathaniel (sorry if the spelling is wrong). He looks like his daddy I think!




This is Michelle and Stephen Massie. Michelle used to work with me in the NBBC kitchen many years ago. We sure do miss you Miche!! Glad you have come to Teen Camp as sponsers these past 2 years so we have time to catch up!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Whirl wind trips

I just got back from Kevin and Heather Burrill's wedding in Indiana. What a beautiful wedding and Christ honoring! It was great to see them. It was also wonderful to fellowship with Pastor Hobbes and Meg and the rest of the Hobbes family after Church on Sunday. It was a good time. I will post pictures once I get them developed. This will be after the weekend as I am off to another wedding in PA.(Karyn Ainge) During this past weekend, I was able to visit some awesome restaurants. My favorite was Cracker Barrell, where my favorite meal no matter the time of day is French toast with Peaches and then a side of their hashbrown casserole. YUMMY!! My mouth is watering now!! :-) We also visited Apple Holler on our way down to Indiana. This is just south of Milwaukee. What a charming little place. Apple orchard where you can pick your own apples, a restaurant, a theatre, etc. They had many types of cider. I had Strawberry apple cider cold MMMM good. Ellen had Raspberry apple cider, it was good too. She gave me a sip. This is a place I would like to visit again when I have more time. On our way home we stopped at Panera bread. These were nice changes from our limited choices in Iron Mt. :-)
Well need to finish packing as I leave tomorrow evening. I will post pics when I return!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream....YUMMY!!

I tried a new recipe for my church's ice cream social. It was Strawberry Cheesecake Ice cream. OH how delicious it was! I made it with all normal stuff but the recipe is actually a light recipe.

6c sliced fresh strawberries
12 oz reduced fat cream cheese
4 cans (12 oz each) fat free evaporated milk
2 cans (14oz each) fat free sweetened condensed milk
2 t vanilla
2c reduced fat whip topping

Yield 4 qts (1 gallon)

Place strawberries in a blender, cover and process until smooth.
In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Add evaporated and sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and pureed strawberries; mix well. Fold in whipped topping.
Fill ice cream freezer cylinder 2/3 full and freeze according to manufacturers directions. Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or in refrigerator's freezer for 2-4 hours before serving.
I also after it was made and partially hardened stirred in some diced strawberries. Then when serving let them add a spoonful or so of graham cracker crumbs. SO delicious!!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

LONG overdue pictures

Here are my Senior Bakers! Congratulations Ladies!!

This is Rachelle and she was one of my bakers for 4 years! I called her my adopted campus daughter as she enjoyed our campus family time. :-) My door is always open for you Rachelle. She is on the China team and then will be working in PA. I sure do miss you Rachelle! No one cuts buns just like you. :-)


This is Naomi. She also has been a baker with me for 4 years. She has an extreme PASSION for making granola! I have never seen such excitement! I hope I find another passionate granola maker. :-)



This is Amber and she has been one of my bakers for 4 years and a campus daughter for hmmm three years I believe. She is affectionately called My Messy Bessy, yet today she could have called me that as I had flour everywhere. It looked like a snowstorm inside! :-) She is on the China team this summer and then off to Germany to teach! I sure do miss her!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Pie Iron delights









If you are an avid camper you more than likely know what a pie iron is. Well Debbie and Ellen did not. This was thier first pie iron activity. Pie Iron is a sandwich making thing you put into the campfire to cook what is in the pie iron. You can make dessert by using buttered bread then fill with pie filling then buttered bread again. You can also do other fillings. We used buttered bread hamburger meat that had been fried and added seasonings and cheese and more buttered bread. YUMMY!! I can thank my Dad for showing me these! These pictures are from the pie irons we made on Debbie's birthday!

Long time no post


It has been a long time since I have posted. I have had Camp training and now Family camp 1. I am now at home for a long weekend. Here are a few pictures.

This is a picture of Orion my great nephew on his great grandma's porch. More pictures to come!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Heather's Bridal Shower

Here are some of the guests at the bridal shower! There was a great turnout!

Heather Hobbes is my campus daughter and a friend! Here we are after her bridal shower in May. I cant wait to go to the wedding in August! Kevin is getting a gem!

Lighthouse the correct direction!


Thanks to my Dad, I have a picture of the lighthouse going the vertical way. Always hard to climb stairs horizontally. :-)

Monday, May 29, 2006

My Great Nephew


Yes you read right I am a Great Aunt. This is my niece Amber's youngest child. Orion is just one year old. He is cutting teeth as you can see he has a few in the front and is drooling pretty bad in this picture. But he is the happiest and sweetest little boy and loves to hug his Great Aunt Nadine! :-)

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Pasta Salad

Here is a wonderful Summer Pasta Salad. I originally got the recipe from Kim Darnell (former NBBC staff) It is wonderful tasting and lasts a while in the fridge that is if no one knows it is in there! :-) Goes over extremely well at potlucks or get togethers. Goes very well as a side to grilled meat.

8oz Rotini, cooked (tri-colored is pretty)
2c diced cucumbers
1 large tomato seeded and chopped
1/2c celery sliced (optional, I do not use)
1/4c green pepper chopped
1/4c green onion, chopped
( I tend to increase the veggies a bit)
Dressing:
1/4c mayo
1 Tbl prepared mustard
1 tsp dillweed
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 c Italian Dressing

Combine rotini and vegetables in a large bowl. In a small bowl, blend together all dressing ingredients. Add to salad and toss. Cover and chill. Toss gently before serving. If seems to be dry add a little italian dressing to freshen before serving. If I add a lot of additional veggies I will also increase my dressing so that the salad will not be dry.
Enjoy!

My Wonderful Niece


Emily and me during Spring Break. She was so excited that Aunt Nadine was home. She just turned 6. She loves to play board games and card games. She always can get Aunt Nadine to play with her. However I think she wins most times AND legitimately! She is one smart cookie!

Friday, May 26, 2006

St.Agustine Lighthouse trip

Sorry I cant get this picture to post vertical. Maybe another time if I can figure it out. Anyways this is the outside of the St. Augustine lighthouse.
This is one of the views from the top. SO worth the long long flights of stairs! But I have to say it is quite windy that far up. This is from the balcony at the top of the lighthouse by the light.
This is what the middle of the lighthouse looks like from somewhere close to the top looking down the stairs. That's a lot of stairs.
This was mom coming down from the 219 steps we climbed up.( It was over 200 I think it was 219) The stairs were spiral but every so often there was a landing so we could rest going up or coming down.

This is my mom in the St. Augustine lighthouse. There were informational plaques on the inside all the way up, tellintg how it was built and many more facts.

Fruit Slush Recipe

This is a recipe that I made for a prayer and share at my house. Some of my friends asked for the recipe so here it is.

1 can (46 oz) pineapple juice
8c water
12oz can frozen lemonaide thawed
12oz can frozen orange juice thawed
4c sugar
2c fresh or frozen raspberries
2 envelopes of red Koolaide ( I used strawberry)

Grapefruit or Citrus soda ( I used Squirt)

In a 6 qt container combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and freeze fro 12 hours, stirring every two hours. May be kept frozen for up to 3 months. Yield: 5 qts.
For each serving place equal amounts of slush and soda in a glass. For example 1/2c slush to 1/2c squirt. Stir and Enjoy!!

Nadine's picture



This is a picture so I can get my profile picture up.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Prayer and Share