Gold Rush Cobbler

  Threw this together spur of the moment one night, when I had a hankering for something warm underneath my ice cream.  I didn’t know what to expect with 4 ingredients: graham crackers, chocolate chips,  sweetened condensed milk and pecans, but it was really tasty!  Serve it warm from the oven with ice cream for cobbler scoopability.

  OR, I discovered that the next day, it turns into more of a yummy, chewy brownie consistency that you can cut into squares and pick up to eat.  Either way, its a WIN!

Gold Rush Cobbler

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gold rush cobbler

Ingredients

  • 18 whole Graham Cracker Rectangles, Crushed
  • 28 ounces, fluid Sweetened, Condensed Milk
  • 12 ounces, weight Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Pecans, Cropped
  • 1 carton Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  • Caramel Ice Cream Topping, For Drizzling

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Place crackers in a sealed zip lock and crush with a rolling pin.
Mix crumbs with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and pecans.
Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and lightly sprinkle with flour. Press mixture into pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve cobbler warm with caramel ice cream and a drizzle of caramel for pretty.

Enjoy!

~T

Easter Weekend

  I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Weekend celebrating our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ!

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  We try very hard to keep Easter about Jesus, and his death, burial and resurrection.  For that reason, the Easter Bunny does not come visit our house.  Our Easter baskets are called Resurrection baskets, and the goodies inside, in celebration of our Risen Lord.

We talk Good Friday about how long Jesus suffered on the cross, and how lost everyone must have felt on Saturday, their Jesus, their hope, was gone!  We have the kids watch that video I shared on Friday every year, to help them understand how painful it was for Jesus, what a gift it was to them, that he stayed on that cross so they could have life.  This year, the video really affected Paxton, he just had to bury his head in my shoulder and cry after.  “Jesus die, Mommy. Jesus DIE.”

  However, I woke up this morning {Sunday} to him jumping on our bed shouting,  “JESUS IS ALIVE!!!!” at 6:38 am.
Proof 3 year olds can totally “get” the real reason we celebrate Easter. 

Here are some photos from our Easter Weekend:

Waiting outside for their big surprise….
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A tree house Zip Line!  We prayed angels of protection in Jesus name, showed them how it was done and laid some ground rules.  I may or may not have gotten 3 blisters from trying it out the night before.

You know, quality control. Gotta test it out for the safety of the kids!

  Needless to say, it was a HUGE hit!  They are out there right now as I write you, going again and again with Daddy.Easter 2

Resurrection Baskets:
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This one is so super serious, but I adore it.  I was checking my settings and they were just waiting nicely.easter 3easter 4easter 5

  Easter service at church was INCREDIBLE!  The baptisms and testimonies always make me bawl.  God is so good, praise the Lord for new life in Christ!

  We decided to just stay home for Easter lunch this year.  We always adore being with our extended families, but sometimes its nice to stay home and make our own holiday meals, and traditions.easter 7easter 8

 I used my wedding china for the first time in 12 years! It’s been out of storage for a year, waiting for a special time to use it.  :)  It comes from Grandma, and is cream with a delicate gold border, so pretty!!!!

  Well, that is all from here.  Happy Monday, folks!

  My kiddos are home from school today, so I am hoping to get some fun, family time in.  But first, I am working a big out of town photo job. Pray for me! I have never photographed homes before, let alone fancy ones!!!!!!
EEEEEK!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me………  Winking smile

Hugs, T

What Love Is This

  This song has been on repeat at my house, I absolutely adore it.  It is perfect as we head into Easter weekend, and the promise of a Risen Savior, Hallelujah!

You never change, you are the God you say you are;
When I’m afraid you calm and still my beating heart.
You stay the same, when hope is just a distant thought,
You take my pain, and you lead me to the cross
What love is this, that you gave your life for me
And made a way for me to know you
And I confess you’re always enough for me you’re all I need
I look to you, I see the scars upon your hands.
And hold the truth, that when I can’t you always can.
I’m standing here, beneath the shadow of the cross.
I’m overwhelmed that I keep finding open arms.
What love is this that you gave your life for me
And made a way for me to know you
And I confess, you’re always enough for me
You’re all I need
Jesus in your suffering you were reaching your thought of me
Jesus in your suffering you were reaching your thought of me
What love is this, that you gave your life for me
And made a way for me to know you
And I confess, you’re always enough for me
You’re all I need
What love is this, that you gave your life for me
And made a way for me to know you
And I confess, you’re always enough for me
Always enough for me
Always enough for me

Hugs, T

 

Weekend Fun: Spring Has Sprung

Oh, praise Jesus for the sunshine this weekend.  We NEEDED that in our lives! Spring has finally Sprung, RIGHT?!
IMG_8135IMG_8132IMG_8140 Nope.

  Sadly, it was short-lived.  It’s currently forecasted to be 33 degrees with a chance of snow.  Blah.

Longest. Winter. EVERRRRRR.

I can’t wait to get out in the garden and plant, but alas, we shall wait.

  Did you see on facebook, we had another freezer die?!

ACK! Is this an almost 12-year-old marriage thing?  I can’t complain, because they were all given to use for FREE. 

Best part of a new freezer?

  THE BOX, of course!  It makes the perfect house!box house

Kitchen and Officebox house 1

Family room and outside side view

  Paxton is the strong man on the TV Show because he “ate his Beggies and has strong muscles!”  {veggies in Paxton-speak}
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  The weekend was totally wonderful; I napped on my lawn chair in the sun, we blew bubbles, hit around some golf balls, watched Daddy filet the fish he caught at the lake, and went to the MCC Relief Sale. I write about it every year, so if you have no idea what MCC Relief is, check this blog post out from a few years ago.

  It’s tradition and apparently both Dale and I have been going since we can remember, because while we were walking around the MCC Sale we discovered something AMAZING!

  I was telling the kids about the “good ol’ days” when I was a kid. We’d bring our motorhome and stay overnight, from morning till night, I would run around with my friends and have a grand ol’ time. We loved to play under the stage by the pond, and there were always CUTE boys under there for us to follow around.

Dale turns to me with big eyes and says, “We came all weekend too because my dad worked a booth. And we always hung out under the stage by the pond.”

WHAT!? No stinkin’ way.

  Then I ask him about the year it rained so hard, those same cute boys we saw every year, wore white trash bags as ponchos. He is like “Yup, we went to my dad’s booth and got them to wear so we could stay outside.”

HOW CRAZY IS THAT!? Guess I had good taste in men even as a 6th grader?

MCC Sale photos:

Amish Whoopie Pies  {swoon}
Oh! And they sell homemade cookies and a big glass of milk.  Mmm! Maybe next year.
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Fresh New Years Cookies, think glazed donut with raisins inside.IMG_8153IMG_8146IMG_8149IMG_8150IMG_8154IMG_8152

Walking around the Sale is HARD WORK!IMG_8221

  Did you know we planted some Trees in Papa’s honor? 

  2 Cherry, 2 Apple, 2 Pear and 2 Peach!  When Dale came to me with the idea, I declared it the PERFECT way to honor his father.  He was always the one to bring the fruit to every function anyhow!  :)

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  Well, that’s it for now.  I have got to run to the store to get a few things for Dale’s Birthday dinner tonight.  He wants Steak and a butter-sauteed hash of Asparagus, baby bella mushrooms and zucchini for supper.  And then of course, LEMON Dessert. 

Actually not this one as tradition states:

Lemon pudding dessert

We are saving that one for Easter.

 He wants THIS one, a new favorite.

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Happy Birthday to my Sweetie pie!!!!  

You fill our home with your deep chested laugh, strong arms that throw kids high in the air in fun play,

You are my voice of reason, my safe place, my best friend and the love of my life…..

Today, we celebrate YOU!  

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  Have a great day, everyone! Happy Monday…

~T