29 September 2010

Orange Chicken

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I made this Orange Chicken for my mom, Matt and Ellie. Matt doesn't care for ginger,so I left that out along with the garlic. I used broccoli and carrots rather than snow peas and peppers. It was a hit!

28 September 2010

Baked Pears

Baked Pears

slice pears in half lengthwise and remove core
place pears in baking dish with skin side down
cover with brown sugar and cinnamon to taste
bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until tender

22 September 2010

Knightly turns 1

Happy Birthday Knightly!

21 September 2010

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies - Gluten Free

On our third attempt with the Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe we were successful - out from the oven came the best gluten free chocolate chip cookies!

The Toll House recipe is available on their website -click here for the link.

gluten free directions:
Use all purpose gluten free flour adding an extra 1/2 cup flour
If your flour does not contain xanthan gum add 3/4 teaspoon to the dry ingredients

dairy free:
Earthbalance works well - allow time for it to soften

egg free:
Ener-G Egg Replacer

17 September 2010

Gluten Free Information

My favorite gluten free recipe books:

Cooking for Isaiah Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals
by Silvana Nardone

The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook by Cybele Pascal

Flying Apron's Gluten Free and Vegan Baking Book by Jennifer Katzinger

Babycakes by Erin McKenna (mostly gluten free)

Special Diets for Special Kids by Lisa Lewis, Ph.D.

Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet

Helpful Magazines:

Living Without
The magazine for people with allergies and food sensitivities

Clean Eating (some gluten free and easy to modify)

10 September 2010


Thanks to onebeggarsbread for giving me permission to reprint the following article. Please visit her blog Stay, Stay at Home My Heart!

Move Over Big Brother – It’s Time for Big Daddy!

Thoughts on parenting and the nanny state:
I noticed today that 2 of my Facebook friends are fans of Michelle Obama. Clicking over to check out her page I was SHOCKED to read this: “First Lady Michelle Obama joined members of Congress and their families to kick off Let’s Read. Let’s Move. with a local service event. Through this new initiative, government agencies are expanding opportunities to engage young people in summer reading and physical activities and provide access to healthy, affordable food.”
We need the government to convince us to have our kids read, play, and eat well???
Parents, parent your own kids!
Parent your own kids NOW before the government takes over all aspects of your parenting.
The government has been systematically taking over our parenting since at least the 1950′s. And they aren’t doing a very good job of it. The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America reveals the motives of some of our leaders in education to usurp the authority of the home and replace it with affinity for the state. Speaking of education, Pastor Voddie Bauchaum made me stop and think when he asked whether those of us who were so against socialized healthcare ever stopped to consider our involvement in socialized education!
This PJTV video came across my Facebook page this afternoon too: http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=105&load=3786. These very interesting thoughts on government and fatherhood are worth watching. Did you know that President Obama just allocated 500 million dollars for a Fatherhood, Marriage and Innovation Fund? As the government works in so many ways against fatherhood and families, they have to spend that much more to try to get back some of what they’ve lost.
I understand why people look to government when things are falling apart. We need someone bigger than us to give us direction and purpose. But until you start looking to the only infallible one who can be those things for you, you will come up short. Not only short, but destitute.
As for me, I will continue to “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.” But my kiddos? They aren’t Caesar’s and he can’t have them.
Used with permission from onebeggarsbread.

08 September 2010

Jean Louise Finch on Education

"The remainder of my schooldays were no more auspicious than the first. Indeed, they were an endless Project that slowly evolved into a Unit, in which miles of construction paper and wax crayon were expended by the State of Alabama in its well-meaning but fruitless efforts to teach me Group Dynamics. What Jem called the Dewey Decimal System was school-wide by the end of my first year, so I had no chance to compare it with other teaching techniques. I could only look around me: Atticus and my uncle, who went to school at home, knew everything-at least, what one didn't know the other did. Furthermore, I couldn't help noticing that my father had served for years in the state legislature, elected each time without opposition, innocent of the adjustments my teachers thought essential to the development of Good Citizenship. Jem, educated on a half-Decimal half-Duncecap basis, seemed to function effectively alone or in a group, but Jem was a poor example: no tutorial system devised by man could have stopped him from getting at books. As for me, I knew nothing except what I gathered from Time magazine and reading everything I could lay hands on at home, but as I inched sluggishly along the treadmill of the Maycomb County school system, I could not help receiving the impression that I was being cheated out of something. Out of what I knew not, yet I did not believe that twelve years of unrelieved boredom was exactly what the state had in mind for me."

Taken from Chapter 4 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

07 September 2010


"Education is not a subject and does not deal in subjects. It is instead a transfer of a way of life."
-G.K. Chesterton

"All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education."
-Sir Walter Scott

"For all the good ... wonderful educators do in individual lives, the system is still a factory which idealizes and promotes social and intellectual conformity."

"Teaching influences belief, which guides action."
A Thomas Jefferson Education

"To commit our children to the care of irreligious people is to commit lambs to the superintendency of wolves."
-Timothy Dwight
President of Yale

"A knowledge of words and a taste for books are two of life's enduring treasures."
-Edward Shewan

"Conviction, education and courage are not optional add-ons to the Christian life, but are the very substance of it."
-Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.

"...impart wisdom to your children. Train them in wisdom from above, not worldly wisdom, so that they will be able to recognize the truth that comes only from God. Then our children will walk in purity, gentleness and peacefulness, full of love, mercy, and good works, without partiality or hypocrisy. What a tremendous purpose-and promise-for parents! What parents won't consider themselves successful when their children attain wisdom? After all, God did not call us to prepare our children for Harvard, but for heaven."
-Michael Smith