~Carrot Cake~

This is a recipe my friend Victoria Brumlow gave me, she likes to make it especially for Sabbaths. Thank you Victoria!!!
Carrot cake Recipe

2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
2 cups organic sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups finely shredded carrot
1 cup cooking oil
4 eggs                                                                              
in a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Add carrot, oil, and eggs. beat with an electric mixer till combined. Pour into 2 greased 9x1 1/2 round baking pans (if your going to make cupcakes just use cupcake pan.) Bake in a 350 oven for 30-35 min or until toothpick comes out clean. it makes 12-15 servings if you do cupcakes it makes 3x12.

Here is the frosting recipe I always use!!

Cream Cheese Frosting

2 3-ounce packages cream cheese
1/2 cup softened butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2-1 cup organic sugar

(use an electric mixer)
Thanks again Victoria! YUM!!!!!
~ Autumn~
P.S.  We would love to hear how you like the recipes we post!
Picture of Victoria and I


Beautiful You!

 Autumn and I recently found this on-line magazine called "Feelin Feminine"! We wanted to share the link with you! In this world, we as women are faced with a false reality when it comes to beauty! That's why,  I was so pleased to come across this article, it is such a great reminder that beauty truly comes from within!

May 11
 Beautiful You: 10 Simple Tips for a More Beautiful You, Columnized in Beautiful You

1. Spread good cheer by smiling often.

2. Instead of adorning your outer person with excessive jewels, adorn your inner person with the priceless gems of a gentle and quiet spirit.

3. Don’t mask the beauty that God has gifted you with by painting your face.

4. Resist the temptation to show off every curve and cranny; dress modestly.

5. A neat and tidy image is far superior to the latest fads and trends. Seek functionality more than fashion.

*Click on this link to read the entire article! http://feelinfeminine.com/?p=4947

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
~Mom & Autumn~



This is ONE of my favorite song's, I hope you like it! ~Autumn


We Have a Winner!!!

O.K. Get ready to laugh(we had only one entry)!My mom and I would like to thank everyONE who entered our Contest!! All ONE of you!!! We had so much fun trying out this ONE recipe!!! Congratulations Auntie!

My daughter, Rainee loves doggies... so for years I've tried to make her doggie pancakes... sometimes they turn out great and sometimes they don't... until we got a heart shaped form to make pancakes with... and we turn the heart upsidedown and cut another in half for it's ears... then we add chocolate chips for it's eyes, use some sort of small candy we have hanging around for it's nose and if we have it, we put whip cream or coconut on it's head for a bit of fur... she loves them and I love making the cutest doggie pancakes for her. We love making them together... here is our recipe...

This recipe originated for a Pillsbury cookbook, but I've modified it... I don't like all the fat that goes into pancakes so instead of oil, I put in applesauce to make it healthier for my family... and if I don't have regular apple sauce... I sometimes use what I have... blueberry applesauce cups... and then we have purple-ish pancakes... you can't taste any difference they just look purple... it's a nice change from regular colored pancakes.

Here's the recipe with my modifications:

2 egg
2 C Buttermilk
{But I use 2 Cup Milk with 1Tblsp lemon juice - this make the milk curdle and you make your own 'buttermilk'}
1/4 C Applesauce
1 3/4 C Flour
2 Tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp salt
OPTIONAL: chocolate chips
Recipe makes 16 4" pancakes.

I cut this recipe in half when I making it just for our small family of 3... it always makes enough with batter left over.

Heat pan to medium high heat. In a large bowl put in dry ingredients. In another bowl beat egg, 'buttermilk' and applesauce, then pour into dry ingredients. Stir/beat JUST until the large clump disappear... you want it to be somewhat lumpy, it make the pancakes flufflier... don't know why but it does. Lightly grease pan. Add a few drop of water to see if the pan is hot enough... if they 'dance' it is ready... if they don't the pan isn't hot enough. Pour batter on grill, (put on optional chocolate chips), bake until bubbles form and edges begin to get dry... turn over and bake other side.
Garnish with chocolate chips for eyes, whip cream for fur and something red for a nose... if you're making the doggie pancakes.

Hope you enjoy making these... they really are sooooooooo much better than a box mix... enjoy!!!

Michelle and Rainee

Autumn and Mom


Happy Mothers Day!

Here is a scripture that I just wanted to share with everyone......

Numbers 6:24 "YHWH bless you and keep you;

25 YHWH make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you;

26 YHWH lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

27 So shall they put My name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them."

I want to thank all of the mothers out there, and wish them a Happy Mothers Day!!!



Oatmeal Crackers

Some of our good friends shared this recipe with us, and we just thought you might like it too, ENJOY!!!

Oatmeal Cracker Recipe:

4 cups rolled oats(good old quaker oats)
3/4 teaspoons sea salt
1 cup water or milk
4 Tablespoons honey
1/2 cup oil(we use olive oil)
1 cup additional oats(for work surface, will be folded into dough)

#1. grind 5 cups of oats (in blender or coffee grinder)set 1 cup aside

#2. in a large bowl combine salt and  4 cups ground oats

#3. combine water, honey, and oil, pour into 4 cups oats
      (will be a little loose, let sit for a couple minutes)

#4. dust work surface with your 1 cup additional oat flour, pour out
      dough, roll out dough to about 1/8 of an inch thick, score, transfer to cookie
      sheet and prick with a fork(can also roll onto parchment paper)

#5. bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until  golden brown (cook times may vary a little, depending
     on oven and altitude) cool on wire racks

We really hope you like these!!!!
Mom & Autumn
(We want to say Thank You to Jeanna Lee Natural Babyfood Cookbook for this recipe!!)



THERE IS ONLY 1 DAYS LEFT FOR YOU TO SEND YOUR ENTRIES IN TO WIN THE CONTEST!!! We are looking forward to tasting some yummy recipes, and reading about your adventures in the kitchen.

Here is just one of my cooking stories:
Okay, so one day as I started making chocolate chip cookies, everything was going great! The cookies were finally out of the oven, cooling on a rack, and smelling delicious! My mom came into the kitchen grabbed a cookie, took a bite, and spit it out! She said Autumn, what the heck did you put in these? I told her just the normal ingredients, but then I remembered the salt portion did seem a little much....I don't know what I was thinking,I put in Tablespoons instead of teaspoons! We both started cracking up and making fun of my salt fiasco. This batch of cookies was a flop, and this is only one of my mistakes!

Here's how it will work:
#1. Email us your favorite recipe. Please include a story(true or fiction)about the recipe(pictures of it ~OR~ of you making it) Be sure to give us the author's name if it is not your own.

#2. Have your entry in by May 10th.

#3. My mom and I will select a winner based on best tasting recipe, originality and best story.

#4. We will feature the winning recipe on our blog, along with their story and pictures.

#5. So HAVE FUN, be creative and have your entry in first!
Send all recipes to: cmr.unlimited@yahoo.com


Something Healthy

The first two recipes we posted were not that healthy, So this recipe is something a lot better for you......Our whole family love these!

Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers
1 cup freshly ground flax seed(easily done in coffee grinder)
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
thoroughly mix dry ingredients
then stir in 1/2 cup water
(Be creative with your ingredients, substitute different spices or add sun dried tomatoes etc..)

*(dehydrator) spread onto flexible dehydrator sheet, 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick, score them with pizza cutter into desired shape(done when crunchy)

*(oven)spread thin layer onto lightly greased parchment paper, about 1/8 to an 1/4 thick,score them with pizza cutter, bake at lowest temperature until crunchy. Or bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes until crunchy. (Baking at high temperature will reduce health benefits some, but they taste yummy, if you want a quick snack)

Benefits of flax seed as shown in many studies include lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the Bad cholesterol) levels, also help lower blood triglyceride and blood pressure. It may also keep platelets from becoming sticky therefore reducing the risk of a heart attack. Lignan is a type phytoestrogen (antioxidant) and also provides fiber. Researches reveal that lignan in flax seed shows a lot of promise in fighting disease -- including a possible role in cancer prevention especially breast cancer. It is thought that lignan metabolites can bind to estrogen receptors, hence inhibiting the onset of estrogen-stimulated breast cancer.
(NOTE FROM MOM: Be sure to drink plenty of water any time you eat flax seed, this will eliminate stomach bloat!