Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Banana Creme Supreme

A delicious creamy dreamy dessert!

I served this luscious pie along with tea
to my beloved cell ladies!

Banana Creme Supreme

Homemade Graham Cracker Crust
24 graham crackers
(crush in food processor)
1 stick melted butter
1/4 c sugar

Mix sugar and butter into crushed crackers.
Press into a deep dish pie pan with a fork.
Bake @ 350 for 10-15 minutes.
Cool completely.


Layer 1/3 of filling on bottom of crust.
Top with sliced bananas.

Spread on remaining filling.
Sprinkle on chopped pecans.

Supreme Filling
1 12 oz. tub whipped topping
1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 c sour cream

Blend together until smooth.

tea party fare...
vintage glass & china teacups

mouthwatering delights
and lovely details...

banquet bar...
a sumptuous meal waiting for us!

glass snack trays with grapes & leaves...
friends sipping tea ...
Thank you for stopping by today and
partaking in the joy of tea!

I am linking to the following tea-loving blogs:

hosted by Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen
hosted by Rhondi @ Rose Colored Glasses

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sweet Orange Tea Rolls

Sweet Orange Tea Rolls
A delicious treat to serve at your next tea!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Prepare a round cake pan with butter.
1 pkg. refridgerated French Bread.
(unroll on floured surface until completely flat)

4 oz. cream cheese, soft
1/4 c brown sugar
1-1/2 T orange zest

Whip together until well blended and fluffy.
Spread on French bread .
Roll bread dough up and slice into pinwheels.
Place in cake pan and brush with melted butter.
Sprinkle top with 2 T granulated sugar.
Bake for 25 minutes and place on wire rack to cool.

Orange Glaze
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 T orange juice
Drizzle on rolls.

I am linking to the following glorious blog sites:
Tea Time Tuesday
hosted by Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Tea Party Tuesday
hosted by Rhondi @ Rose Colored Glasses
Tuesday Tea Party
hosted by Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen
Foodie Friday
hosted by Michael Lee @ Designs by Gollum

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Forever Young

Thomas & Concetta Young
20 years of covenant marriage...

Today is my wedding anniversary!
Twenty years ago today I said...
"I Do"
to Thomas Young ~ the love of my life
and became ~ Forever Young!
That is what he promised when he proposed!

Twenty years later and I still....DO!

These are the things I love about my husband:
He is a loving father...
He makes me laugh...
He is never moody...
He never complains...
His kindness never ends...
His glass is always half-full...
He is an example worthy to follow...
His voice takes my breath away...
I still get butterflies around him...
He smells divine ~ all the time...
His hugs and kisses are the best...
He is a godly man and loves the Lord...
I am one blessed wife!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Kitchenettes' Easter Tea

Time for Tea
A celebration of 2 generations...
A day to be remembered...
Memories to be treasured...

The Easter Tea for our Prime Time Ladies
was absolutely magnificent!
We had 24 ladies who participated!!!!
It was truly one of the best things I have ever been

a part of and I am completely overwhelmed with
how God's presence was so evident!

The girls blessed these women beyond measure
and something was ignited between these
two generations that will last a life time.
I watched in awe as the Kitchenettes served and
gave of themselves in the most loving way.
They truly pleased God as they honored our
senior generation of ladies!
We enjoyed a sumptuous feast of treats
that each one of the girls home made.
Tea Menu
Hot Tea
Iced Citrus Water
Mini Quiches
Pimento Cheese Sandwiches
Assorted Muffins
Gooey Butter Bars
Drop Delicious Brownies
Blueberry Bakes Cheesecakes
Baby Cherry Cheesecakes
Peanut Butter Cookies
Lemon Whippers
Dessert Crackers
45 Waverly Crackers or Grahams
1 c sugar
2 t vanilla
2 stick butter
2 c pecans, chopped

Lay crackers on a cookie sheet.
Bring butter and sugar to a boil for 2 minutes.
Add vanilla.
Sprinkle crackers with nuts.
Pour liquid over crackers.
Bake @ 350 for 10-15 minutes.

Gooey Butter Bars

1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter
and mix well with an electric mixer.
Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
Prepare Filling
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.

Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together.
Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well.

Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.
Cool and cut into squares.

1 lemon cake mix
2 c Cool Whip
1 egg, beaten
powdered sugar

Combine 1st 3 ingredients.
Shape dough into 1" balls. Roll in powdered sugar.
Place on a buttered cookie sheet.
Bake @ 350 for 8-10 minutes. Cool

Royal Albert Old Country Roses Mini Set

Handmade Tea Favors
each lady received one placed on a china plate...

Kindness Gift Boxes
for each girl from Aunt Kitchenetta...

The Kitchenettes
The very essence of the Kitchenettes is kindness...
It is woven through everything they do...

Strong's #5363
Love For Mankind
Acts of Kindness
Readiness to Help
Human Friendship
Taking Thought of Others

Strong's #5544
Goodness in Action
Gentleness with Others
Sweetness of Disposition
Ability to Act for the Welfare of Others

Andrea ~ D'Lisa ~ Ashley ~ Arianah ~ Charissa
Bryn ~ Victoria ~ Mariah ~ Morgan ~ Jordan

the littlest "ette"

Floating Flower Centerpiece

Tea Table

High Tea

Fruitful Harvest Tea Set

English Rose Tea Set

Floral Fantasy Tea Set

Gooey Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Cookies

Mini Quiches
Pimento Cheese Tea Sandwiches

Drop Delicious Brownies

Blueberry Baby Cheesecakes

Baby Cherry Cheesecakes

Dessert Crackers
Lemon Whippers
Our beautiful senior ladies sipping tea...

wearing Easter hats...

eating tea treats...

fellowshipping over tea...

what a glorious day!
I am linking to the following tea parties:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mexican Fiesta

Mexican Fiesta Menu
Lemon Lime Ice Water & Iced Tea
Mexican Layer Dip
Three Bean Tortilla Soup
Margarita Fruit Salad
Cheese Enchiladas
Sweet Churros
Assorted Muffins
Mexican Wedding Cookies

Every Tuesday evening in my home I host
a "cell group" with ladies from my church.
It is a time to fellowship together, dig deeper
into the word of God, discuss life-changing matters
and pray effectively!

We have already seen miracles happening:
family restoration, financial blessings,
physical healing and a greater capacity
to love God's people!

This week we celebrated with a Mexican Fiesta!
The food was fabulous and the company was divine!
We had the best time being together, eating a
sumptuous feast and discussing all the wonders
God is doing in our lives!!

The festivities will begin soon!

the beautiful ladies...
starting at the head and going around to the right:
Starla ~ Katie ~ Kristal ~ Jonna ~ Toni ~ Cindy
Mary Ann ~ Paula ~ Timmie
Food Fiesta!
Sweet Churros
Margarita Fruit Salad

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Lemon-Lime Ice Water

Three Bean Tortilla Soup
Assorted Toppings
Mexican Layer Dip
This delicious dip was lovingly made by
our darling Mary Ann.
Mexican Layer Dip
Layer the following in a glass dish:
Refried Beans (1 large can)
Sour Cream
Mexican Cheese (shredded)
Homemade Guacamole
Ripe Avocados (3-4 peeled & mashed)
1 t fresh garlic, minced
1 T lime juice
1 diced tomato
salt & pepper or season salt to tast
Serve with tortilla chips.
Three Bean Tortilla Soup
2 cans diced tomatoes
(I use seasoned tomatoes - either with garlic and basil
or the one with green chilies)
1 onion, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 (15 oz.) cans black beans (rinse & drain)
2 (15 oz.) cans white navy beans (rinse & drain)
2 (15 oz.) cans chili beans, with sauce
1 qt. chicken broth
In a large saucepan, saute onion, garlic and tomato.
Add beans and broth.
Bring to a boil and then simmer 30-45 minutes.
Top with toasted tortilla strips.
Serve with sour cream, fresh cilantro and cheese.
This soup is also delicious with chicken added!
Thank you Kathy for bringing this
refreshing salad!
Margarita Fruit Salad
6 cups assorted fruit
(pineapple, melon, grapes, strawberries, kiwi, oranges)
Put fruit in a pretty glass bowl.
1/4 c Margarita Mix
1/2 c orange juice
1 T honey
1 T lime zest
I double the sauce ingredients.
Mix in a small bowl.
Pour on fruit and toss gently.
Mexican Wedding Cookies

3/4 cups toasted nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)
place in a food processor until finely ground
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 t vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup confectioners' sugar
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Set oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together sugar and butter until fluffy.
Mix in vanilla and salt.
On low speed, mix in flour until blended well.
Fold in toasted nuts.
Chill 1 hour.
Place 1" balls of cookie dough 2" apart on baking sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and roll in powdered sugar.
Once cooled, shake on additional powdered sugar to cover.


The Kitchenettes ~ A Hospitality Club

Romans 12:13
Pursue the practice of hospitality.

The Kitchenettes is all about teaching and mentoring young girls in the art of hospitality. It is so much more than cooking or doing domestic tasks ~ hospitality is the very heart of God ~ a demonstration of pouring His love onto others. This group of young girls are learning the very nature and character of God as they serve people and sharpen their skills in homemaking.



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