Puffed Rice Balls

Puffed Rice Balls

1 – 6-ounce package of your favorite flavor Jell-O

1 cup sugar

1 cup Light Karo Syrup

8 cups Puffed Rice Cereal

Mix above ingredients except the Puffed Rice and heat slowly on low heat just until sugar is dissolved then bring it to a boil stirring constantly. Boil no more than 30 seconds or it will go hard. Remove from heat and add Puffed Rice or popcorn if you prefer. Stir to coat all of the Puffed Rice and then form it into balls. Put a little butter on your hands to keep it from sticking to your hands while forming the balls.

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Three Bag Salad

Three Bag Salad

1 bag lettuce spring mix

1 bag baby spinach

1 bag cabbage coleslaw

1 ½  Cups Ocean Spray Crasins

1 ½ Cups pecans slightly broken

Briannas poppy seed dressing

Mix above ingredients well, you can add the dressing to the whole salad, but not until right before serving or you can just let your guests add the amount they would like themselves.

This salad is quick and easy!

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Just a reminder the Bosch Store giveaway is tomorrow September 10, 2016. The post listed below explains how to win, Good Luck!

Hiccup Cure


Just in case all the laughter from last week’s post gave you the hiccups I’ll share my families cure. My family and I have been using peanut butter as a cure for the hiccups for years. You can click here to see a list of 9 things that help to cure hiccups. Some of these other suggestions might work too, but I am not about to try and get my 5-year-old granddaughter who gets the hiccups often to try and drink hot sauce or chew a spoonful of dill. When she gets them she just comes to me and tells me she needs a spoonful of peanut butter and it works every time. She loves it and it is good for her too!

This is the theory behind using peanut butter from the article. It says “A classic hiccups cure involves eating a big spoonful of peanut butter. In the process of chewing and getting it off your tongue and teeth, your swallowing and breathing patterns are interrupted. And hence, the hiccups will be history.”

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Remember the Bosch Store Giveaway posted below. Don’t miss your chance to win one of these great products!

Laughter is the Best Medicine

I firmly believe that our happiness level and a good state of mind are directly linked to our health, well being and an abundant life! Laughter makes me feel more alive! Pamela Bai

Laughter University

Sebastien Gendry is an international expert in laughter for wellness and well being with over 11 years of full-time experience working with 1,000s of people on four continents. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes, ABC Good Morning America, National Public Radio and many more national media. He is the creator of the Laughter Wellness method, an interactive practice focused on developing a positive attitude and designed to improve physical, mental, emotional and especially social well being and integration. Sebastien currently dedicates most of his time running The Laughter Consultants, a team of professional well being experts, as well as The Laughter Online University, a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Therapy, with students in 33 countries.

  1. God has a smile on His face. — Psalm 42:5
  2. Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. — Lord Byron
  3. A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around. — Carolyn Birmingham
  4. Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. — Mark Twain
  5. As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. — A Jewish Proverb
  6. I am thankfulfor laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. –Woody Allen
  7. He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh. — Koran
  8. An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh. — Tom Nansbury
  9. He that is of a merry heart has a continual feast. — Proverbs 15:15
  10. From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. — Dr. Seuss
  11. It is bad to suppress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips. — Fred Allen
  12. Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being. —Stella & Blake
  13. If Laughter cannot solve your problems, it will definitely DISSOLVE your problems; so that you can think clearly what to do about them – Dr. Madan Kataria
  14. The Earth laughs in flowers. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. — Phyllis Diller
  16. A good laugh is sunshine in the house. — William Thackeray
  17. A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused. –Shirley MacClain
  18. I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is anytime you can. — Linda Ellerbee


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Remember the Bosch Store Giveaway posted below. Don’t miss your chance to win one of these great products!

Free Give Away

I am sooooo excited to tell you how you can get these wonderful products.


My book will be coming out at the end of next month with lots of yummy recipes. Having the following kitchen machines will make it so fun to prepare all of them!

I have had my Bosch for over twenty years and I know it has paid for itself, many times over. As I was raising my family I made all of our bread, rolls, hot dog and hamburger buns, bread bowls yummy deserts and much, much more. Because I ground my own wheat to do this they were not only very tasty but also very good for us as well. You will find all the event information at the bottom.  GOOD LUCK!

The link below is a good article on why to mill your own grain




The event is September 10th 2016 from noon to 4 PM there will be drawings for Lequip Filterpro dehydrator

Lequip Mini Juicer Bosch Universal Mixer demos, sales on all items in the store.

All grain mills will be discounted too.

Bosch Kitchen Center

Address: 8940 700 E, Sandy, UT 84070


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Caramel Rice Krispies

Caramel Rice Krispies


Here is the recipe that I promised, it is actually not one of my own. I went to a barbecue this summer with a group of friends and this was one of the tasty treats we got to indulge in. The wonderful cook that brought it was kind enough to share the recipe and I thought it was so good I decided to make it the first recipe that I shared. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!

Caramel Rice Krispies Treats

One square of butter

2 ½ – 10 oz. packages miniature marshmallows

12 cups Rice Krispies cereal

In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well coated. Using a buttered spatula press onto bottom of a 12×17 jelly roll pan. Sprinkle miniature marshmallows over the top and set aside while you complete the next step.

1 pound Kraft traditional caramels

1 can sweetened condensed milk

Unwrap the caramels and place in a sauce pan. Melt over low heat until all the caramels are melted. Add the can of sweetened condensed milk and mix until well blended. Pour over the top of the Rice Krispies and marshmallows in the jelly roll pan. Then repeat the first layer of Rice Krispies and marshmallows mixture and press on top of the other layers in the pan. Cut into desired pieces and serve.


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Has My Life Made a Difference for Good in the World?

The movie out of Africa is based on a novel written by Karen Blixen and is her true life story. She left her home in Denmark in 1914 to purchase a farm in Kenya Africa and run a dairy with money that her family had given her.  Her soon to be husband went ahead to purchase the land, build a house and buy the cattle.

Much to her surprise when she arrived she found that he had decided to grow coffee instead of the dairy farm that they had agreed upon; without consulting her. Everyone told her that this was very risky because no one had ever tried to grow coffee at such a high altitude before. If that wasn’t enough to top it all off her husband took off to go hunting sort of indefinitely (he would only drop in when he needed more of her money). Leaving her to conquer this daunting task by herself. She was a very strong willed woman and overcame this and many other obstacles along the way. Accomplishing everything at a time in history when women didn’t have the same rights as men.

To her astonishment she soon found herself falling in love with the land and its people. She made a difference for good in their lives, giving of herself and helping them in countless ways and they fell in love with her as well.  In the end she finally has to leave Africa and finds herself reflecting on everything that Africa has come to mean to her and how it has changed her life for the better, even though her time there was filled with so many trials. She also finds herself wondering how her life there has made a difference for good to the people and the country. These are her thoughts at the end of the movie. “I know a song of Africa of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and of the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers. Does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or will the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the N Gong Hills look out for me?”

I also find myself wondering the same thing about my own life and I hope that in some small way I have made a difference for good in the world and that it will be a better place because I was here.



This is the beginning of a new day. I have been given this day to use as I will. I can waste it . . . or use it for good, but what I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it! When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something that I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, and not loss: good and not evil: success and not failure: in order that I shall not regret the price that I have paid for it. I will try just for today, for you never fail until you stop trying.

Author Unknown

Next week look for the first recipe that I will be sharing!

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