Sunday, October 2, 2011

Super Saturday!

Please come join us Saturday, October 15th, from 10:00a.m. until 2:00p.m. for Super Saturday! We will have fun projects to make, and  ideas and recipes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Lunch will be served. A nursery will also be provided.

Sign up this Sunday (October 9th) for the projects you are interested in. Don't forget if you have a fun holiday project or recipe you would like to share contact Tina Barrett ( or 238-1772) or Nora Frost ( or 208-406-7863).

Monday, August 8, 2011

Relief Society Summer Picnic

Don't forget to come join us:
Thursday August 11, 2011
6:30 p.m. at
1672 Rainier Dr. (Widdison's backyard)
for an evening of fun and friendship!
The main dish will be provided
Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share.
We hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Make Your Own Mixes

Here are a list of links for some great make your own mixes.  Making your own mixes and spice blends are a great way to save a little money; plus when you make your own you always know what the ingredient list is! Just click on the title to go to the recipe.

Spice Blends:
Dry Onion Soup Mix
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Taco Seasoning
Ranch Dressing Mix 
Chili Seasoning Mix

Convenience Foods:
Home Made Pancake Syrup
 Bagel Bite Pizzas
Crockpot Refried Beans
Frozen Fudge Pops
Frozen Smoothie Pops
Sweet and Condensed Milk
Granola Bars

Pancake Mix
Oatmeal Pancake Mix
Corn Muffin Mix
Muffin Mix
Hot Roll Mix
Hot Cocoa Mix
Yellow Cake Mix
Chocolate Cake Mix

Homemade Fudge Pops With Tutorial

I found the recipe for the fudge pops at

Homemade Fudge Pops
(makes 12 frozen treats. I doubled the recipe to make 24 frozen treats.)

You can also find the recipe HERE

3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
4 cups milk ( I used 1% milk)
  • Stir together sugar, flour, and cocoa powder in a large sauce pan (I double the recipe, so I used  large pot)
  •  Stir in half of the milk into the dry mixture and whisk until completely combined and smooth.
  •  Stir in the rest of the milk.
  •  When the rest of the milk is completely incorporated. Heat on medium heat. 
  •  Stir the mixture constantly (so that it won't scorch) until it comes to a full rolling boil.

  • Continue stirring and allow the contents to boil for two minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool  until warm (about 20 minutes).
  •  Pour warm mixture into an empty (and clean) ketchup or syrup bottle. I do this because it is much easier to fill the molds.
  •  Fill each section of the mold about 7/8 full.  About 1/4 cup per mold.
  •  When all the molds are filled, place to mold top on each section.

  •  Of  course, I discovered that several of my tops are missing ( naughty children). I had to improvise by using four small plastic knives I dug out of my stash of plastic silverware.
  •  Place in the freezer until completely frozen ( I usually just let them stay in overnight).
  • To remove fudgesicles from the molds, run hot water over the molds for a minute or two, or let sit on the counter for five minutes before removing.
 If you don't own frozen pop molds you can use 4 ounce or 6 ounce clean yogurt containers. You can also use 4 ounce wax coated or plastic paper cups (if you use plastic cups you can wash and reuse them). Just line them up on a large cookie sheet. Craft sticks (found at most dollar stores) or small plastic knives work great for handles. To get your "handles" to set straight, chill the fudge pop mixture for one hour before inserting them.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Frugal Grocery Budget Stretchers

 Come join us this Thursday night to  learn simple ways to stretch you grocery dollar and feed your family. 
 Thursday, July 7th
6:30 pm
at the Church (2000 Fairway)

                                 Nursery will be provided                                  

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Super Easy Summer Salad Night

In a potluck rut? Come sample (and take home the recipes for) some simply scrumptious salads! Enjoy an evening of fun and socializing! Hope to see you there!
Thursday, June 16th
at the church
a nursery will be provided

Monday, May 30, 2011

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

If you like Reese's Peanut Butter cups, you'll love these brownies!!!

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
(use a 8x8 or 11x7 in baking pan. Makes 16 brownies)
For Brownie Layer:
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Combine sugar, butte, and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir until butter is just melted. Remove from heat immediately.
  2. Stir egg and vanilla into chocolate mixture until combined.
  3. Beat in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and milk. Beat until smooth.
  4. Spread brownie batter into a greased 8x8 or 11x7 in baking dish.
For Peanut Butter Layer:
1/2 cup butter melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
  1. Beat melted butter powdered sugar, peanut butter, salt and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Drop peanut butter mixture by tablespoons on top of brownie batter
  3. Swirl peanut butter mixture into brownie batter by dragging a butter knife horizontally and then verically through batters; until a swirl pattern appears
  4. Bake at 350 for 20 - 25 minutes.