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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