Monday, November 23, 2009

A Thanksgiving recipe

Picture taken from here.

Since Thanksgiving is in 3 days, I thought I would post a recipe for your Thanksgiving meal. Pecan pie is a traditional desert for Thanksgiving. I got this recipe off of this website, and modified it a bit. Since white sugar and corn syrup are bad for your health, I replaced them with honey and Agave nectar (or maple syrup). Enjoy!

Traditional Pecan Pie
- 1 (9 inch) Pie Shell, pre-baked 10-12 minutes
- 3/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
- 3 Eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 cup chopped Pecans

1. Combine honey, Agave nectar (or maple syrup), eggs, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.
2. Add pecans and coat nuts well.
3. Pour pecan pie filling into pie shell.
4. Bake 45 minutes. After 30 minutes, check to see if piecrust is getting too brown, if so cover edges with foil.
5. Do not over-bake. Remove when pie filling is firm around edges, slightly soft but set in center.

Fluffy Blueberry-Coconut Pancakes

Picture from Wikipedia.

Recently I created this recipe as I was making pancakes for breakfast. It was a delicious round of pancakes, even if I say so myself! :) Enjoy!

Fluffy Blue Berry & Coconut Pancake
Created by Phoebe Kautt

- 3 cups of Arrowhead Mills Organic Gluten Free Pancake & Baking Mix (quick & easy)
- 1/3 cup of sunflower or safflower oil
- ½ cup of shredded coconut (or to taste)
- ¾ cup of blue berries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 ½ cups of buttermilk

Fry pancakes on medium heat. Serve hot with homemade butter and Agave Nectar, and enjoy your yummy pancakes! :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sewing ~

This morning I decided to make pillowcases. I will not say why I made them :), that will have to remain a secret. It took me almost 3 hours to start and complete 3 pillowcases. It is quite fun, I must say.

Two done, one more to go

Sewing... .... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Phoebe's Phashionable Pillowcases :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

House Projects - part 2

More pictures from our painting project. We started painting our dining room on Tuesday, and got it finished yesterday! It was quite a task. The room has 2 windows on the N. wall (one small and one large), the W. wall is covered with a huge mirror, and the E. wall has french doors! So... losts of taping, taking down curtains, draps, etc. Like I said, quite an undertaking!

Yours truly

Caleb taking down the curtain rod

Abby hard at work

It's coming along. See the pictures on this post. The wall where we were painting our names is the same wall. Doesn't it look better?! :)
Comparison pictures

During #1

During #2

Our beautiful, and lovely sounding piano

Steven and Rebecca (part 2)

I thought that I'd share this drawing and photos:

I drew this photo of Steven and Rebecca from the photo below.

The engagement

Look how happy Rebecca is!

Rebecca's siblings: Andrew, Joel and Elizabeth with friends.


I love this photo--- it really brings out the orange in Rebecca's hair.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

House Projects - part 1

Here's what we've been working on lately:

Painting our dining room

Having a little fun painting our names on the wall

Abby's signiture with Taylor's added smiley face

Joel & Dad replaced our bathroom faucet while we were painting the dining room

Friday, November 6, 2009

Steven and Rebecca

The engagement day

At the rehearsal dinner

The wedding day has arrived! :-)

Steven Robert Loomis and Rebecca Louise Serven were united in covenant marriage for life, today! Hooray! Rebecca was a pen pal of mine for about a year and a half, and I'm so grateful to God for her. She has been a great encouragement to me, while Mom has been ill. My Mom, sisters Abby and Phoebe and I were very privileged to watch the live stream of Steven and Rebecca's wedding. It was so glorious!

May God bless you two, now one!

In Christ's love,


Creation conference (Oct. 30 - Nov. 1)

At our recent Creation conference (entitled “Evolution: Trick or Treat?”, we had six sessions all together. On Friday night (one session and Dr. John Morris, of the Institute for Creation Research, spoke), Saturday night (two sessions. Dr. John Morris spoke at both of these sessions), Sunday morning Sunday school hour and the worship service (we had Dr. Jobe Martin of Biblical Discipleship Ministries speak at both sessions) and Sunday night Creation Evangelism Tool's director Joel Kautt spoke.

To see photos of our conference, click here.