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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014


The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it. ~ Author Unknown


Welcome to my HOME everyone!
I hope you're all enjoying this first week of February. I couldn't help but post a TK painting here today. I so admire his work and his cottages are so cozy!

Yesterday I was without my computer most of the day and I wondered if I would have time to get a recipe on today. I still can't get into my gmail account. My computer is such a mess right now. *sigh* Do computers ever make you feel like you could throw a tantrum??

UPDATE: Since I posted this, a very good friend who has worked on computers for many years dropped by and fixed everything up for me. He removed the virus and everything is back to normal. Thank goodness for folks who know what they're doing!

I am sharing a different version of an Apple Crisp and it feeds a lot. I have made this countless times for our Bible Study group and they loved it so I hope you will try it.

Cinnamon Apple Crisp

6 Granny Smith apples, sliced
1 cup of water
1 box of white cake mix
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Arrange sliced apples in an ungreased 9x13 pan. Pour water over the apples. In a separate bowl, combine cake mix, brown sugar, spices, and melted butter. Stir until blended and the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the apples.

Bake @350 degrees for about 50 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

Yield: 16 servings

I am always delighted to have you visit. For those of you who are looking for my linky party, I had to cancel it due to computer issues. So in place of the party each week, I will try to share something HOME related that I think you would enjoy.

Next week Valentine's Day will be here and I am hosting a Hearts & Flowers Tea on Monday, February 10th and all week long. I invite you all to join me. You may copy and paste my button above for the party if you wish.

Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy beauty and Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place. ~ Edgar A. Guest

Thank you for visiting and have a beautiful day.

I am joining the following parties as well~

Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Hello Sandi, I am sorry you are having computer issues. So frustrating! Hope you can get things straightened out soon. TK was a wonderfully talented artist. They called him the painter of light because his paintings always have that glow or point(s) of light. You cinnamon apple crisp sounds delightful and I want to give it a try! I made an apple pie last week. We enjoyed it.
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  2. I'll miss your party but I understand, and link parties can be a lot of work, as I know! Maybe you'll join mine from time to time, it's Tue-Fri, for anything home-related, vintage, etc. Your recipe looks great, and easy! Gotta love easy. I love anything with cinnamon! Take care - Dawn @ We Call It

  3. Sandi, I am so sorry for all the computer issues you are facing. I hope and pray that they all get resolved. And I'm sorry that your link party isn't working out for you either. That is a bummer. :-/

    As the newest hostess at Project Inspire{d} -, I'd love to have you link up your wonderful recipes and more. We go live each week at 8 PM ET and it's up until Fri at 8 AM. Hope you can join us.


  4. That looks delicious. Wish we were having it tonight! Do you have office max? Or something like it. You take them your "tower" and they clean it out.

  5. Sounds delicious. Although it would be better for us in winter.


  6. hello
    ce gateau me semble délicieux
    merci pour le partage
    et bon courage pour les problêmes informatiques
    edith (iris)

  7. Sorry about your computer issues. They are so frustrating! We love apple crisp here, too. Such a comforting, homey kind of dessert.

  8. I love easy recipes which use a cake mix. Thanks for sharing. I understand how frustrated you are because of the computer difficulties1

  9. When I had computer problems I tried doing my blogging on my husband's laptop - it just didn't feel right! I hope all gets better for you soon - LOVE apple crisp! This looks amazing - I hope you have a blessed day - I appreciate you,

  10. Thanks for the delicious recipe. I' m so sorry for pc problems.

  11. Hi this looks like such a nice recipe! TFS at the charm of home party.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  12. Thank you Sandi for hosting. The recipe sounds yummy, I might try it. Hope your computer problem will be solved soon.

    Wishing you a good weekend.

  13. glad your computer's fixed. I don't like it when I can't get on mine. It's so much a part of me that when down, I feel lost.
    Wishing you a great and gentle weekend.....

  14. Hello Sandi, This looks like a perfect potluck dish for this Sundays dinner. So glad you got your computer fixed, it feels like you're missing your purse when it's not working properly.
    Happy Valentines Day
    Your Blog is just so cozy...
    Blessings, Roxy

  15. Hi Sandi, I have a friend that makes an apple crisp like this. I thought it was yummy for a change. Love the old fashioned recipe as well, but sometimes it's fun to mix it up! thanks for sharing with SyC.


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY!

Also, due to the amount of spam I've been getting, I have had to set Comment Moderation. ~ Sandi