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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Breakfast List

Cold Cereal
Cream of Wheat

Scrambled ~ Fried ~ Soft Boiled Eggs
Egg & Cheese Burritos

Hash Browns
Biscuits & Gravy

French Toast
Pancake Muffins

Peanut Butter & Jelly Toast
Peanut Butter & Honey Toast
Cinnamon Toast
Jelly Toast
Bagels & Cream Cheese
English Muffins
Biscuits & Jam

Fruit & Cheese
Fruit Pizza
Fruit Smoothie

Cottage Cheese & Fruit

Cinnamon Rolls
Breakfast Cake
Sweet Bread

Strawberry ~ Chocolate ~ White Milk
Hot Cocoa
Hot Cider
Apple ~ Orange ~ Grape Juice


Monday, July 20, 2015


My FUTURE is going to be BEAUTIFUL, because I am NOT going to live in my PAST.

By Rumsey 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Moving to a Rehabilitation Center

Spoke with Tamra again today and she said Tony is being moved to a rehabilitation center today so that they can work on his upper body strength and teach him how to move around without putting weight on his legs or feet for at least 3 months... He will be in a wheelchair for a while and then a walker until he can walk again. His recovery will be a process, but together they will get through it! They appreciate all the love, support, and prayers form all of you!! 
Thank you again!! 
I will continue to update this page as much as I can...

Vannucci Family

Monday, June 1, 2015

Feet Surgery

Tamra says 'Thank you so much for all your generosity and thoughts and prayers for their family at this time!"
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Today Tony will go in for another surgery to start to try to fix his feet.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Vannucci Family

Meet the Vannucci family. This family is very close to my heart! I have been best friends with Tamra for 16 years!! I love all of them! They are such good caring people! 
On Friday, May 22nd, Tamra and Tony were enjoying the morning together while the girls were in school and there was a terrible accident. Tony was paragliding (which he has done several times before and loved to do) while Tamra was on the ground taking a video. Something went terribly wrong and he fell 100 feet from the sky. Both of his legs and feet are badly broken as well as his collar bone. His chin split open and he was badly bruised and scrapped up. Tamra called 911 and they sent flight for life to take him to the nearest hospital where they immediately started surgery to repair only the bones that were protruding from his body. Due to so much internal bleeding they had to remove his intestines until the bleeding was under control and then put them back in.. He is currently under a medically induced coma because his pain levels are so high while he is awake that his body is not handling it very well.. We still know very little details about what is to come, but we do know that his recovery is going to be very long and he will need a lot of help. Once some of the swelling goes down there will be several more surgeries to try to repair his legs and feet. Please pray for him and his family! If there is any amount that you are able to donate to help this family I would greatly appreciate it!!! Every dollar adds up!! I will continue to keep all of you updated as much as I can. Thank you!

I want to first say thank you so much to all of you for all your support! I spoke with Tamra briefly this morning and here is the update she sent me once we hung up...
" He is doing okay today. They removed the breathing tube and they are supporting him with oxygen at the moment. He is a little groggy and still does not remember much about what happened or where he is, but we are reminding him and loving on him. He is going in for an MRI today to check his neck and spine and see if they are okay before they remove the neck collar. He also has to go get a CT on his left leg because it is red and swollen and they want to make sure everything is okay with it and there is no infection. Surgery to fix his feet will most likely be sometime next week... Not sure yet.
I will continue to keep you all updated as much as I can!! Please continue to like this link and share it!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Gospel Tool Kit

Skills for Increasing Happiness by Russ Seigenberg, Ph.D.

Mental Health Book

Upper right hand corner green box.  Click on free link to the book.  

Friday, March 13, 2015

Apple Pie Cake

Apple Pie Cake



cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
cup packed brown sugar

1/2  cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Apple Mixture

apples, peeled, thinly sliced
tablespoons packed brown sugar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoons lemon juice


box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1 1/3
cups water
unsweetened applesauce


  • 1Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2In medium bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
  • 3In another medium bowl, gently stir together Apple Mixture ingredients; set aside.
  • 4In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 5Spread apple mixture evenly over cake batter. Sprinkle Topping evenly over top.
  • 6Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Caramel Coconut Squares

    1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
    1 Cup Sugar
    1 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour
    1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
    1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
    1 Egg
    1 T. Vanilla
    12 Caramels, Unwrapped
    1/4 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
    1 Cup Sweetened Flaked Coconut

    Preheat oven to 350
    Use an ungreased 9 x 9 baking pan

    Slice butter into baking pan and set in oven to melt, about 3 minutes.
    Stir sugar into butter.  Let cool for 5 minutes.
    Dump flour, baking powder, & baking soda into pan.  Stir to combine.
    Make a well in the center.  Add egg and vanilla;  stir everything together, scraping down sides.  Press mixture into pan.
    Cut caramels into small pieces and scatter over dough.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips and coconut on top.

    Bake it 12 to 16 minutes or until crust and coconut are golden brown.  Cool slightly before cutting into squares.

    Serve it warm and drizzle pieces with caramel topping if desired.

    Dump & Bake Desserts  

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    5 - Layer Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

    1 (16.5 oz) tube refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, softened
    1 (14 oz) can fat free sweetened condensed milk
    1 (11 to 12 oz) bag white chocolate chips
    1 Cup sweetened flaked coconut
    1 Cup chopped pecans

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking pan

    Press dough evenly into bottom of prepared pan and slightly up sides to form a shallow rim.

    Bake 15 minutes.

    Drizzle sweetened condensed milk evenly over partially baked crust.

    Sprinkle with baking chips, coconut, and nuts.

    Bake it about 25 minutes more or until golden brown.  Let cool for 20 minutes before loosening bars from sides of pan.  Cool completely before cutting.

    Serve with a glass of milk.  

    Sunday, January 11, 2015

    Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate! Sinking your teeth into a thick, hearty cookie is the best!! So good!


    1 large egg
    1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1 cup old-fashioned whole rolled oats (not instant or quick cook)
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts (pecans may be substituted; or nuts may be omitted)
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 heaping cup milk chocolate chips


    1.                         To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the egg, applesauce, sugars, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, about 4 minutes.
    2.                         Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the oats, flour, coconut, walnuts, baking soda,  and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
    3.                         Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the chocolate chips, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
    4.                         Using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form approximately 12 equal-sized mounds of dough, roll into balls, and flatten slightly. Tip - Strategically place a few chocolate chips on top of each mound of dough by taking chips from the underside and adding them on top.
    5.                         Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
    6.                         Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet) and bake for about 11 t0 13 minutes (for super soft cookies, longer for more well-done cookies), or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center; don't overbake. Cookies firm up as they cool. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don't use a rack.

    7.                         Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

    Sunday, January 4, 2015


    1 ¼ Cups hot tap water
    1/8 Cup applesauce
    1/8 Cup honey
    1 ½ Cups flour – wheat, unbleached white, or a combination of both -- sifted
    ½ Tablespoon potato powder – can substitute regular flour or oat flour
    1 Tablespoon Applesauce Powder – can substitute regular white sugar, raw sugar, or brown sugar
    1 ½ Tablespoons raw sugar – can substitute granulated sugar or brown sugar
    ¼ Cup dry powdered milk
    ½ Tablespoon powdered Egg mix – can leave this out if necessary
    4 teaspoons vital wheat gluten
    1 Rounded Tablespoon SAF instant yeast

    1 ½ Cups flour – sifted –

    Use dough hook—for Kitchen Aid when using dough hook use a 2, 3, or 4  on the speed.

    Kitchen Aid does not tolerate this recipe doubled very well.

    Put water, all sugars, honey, & yeast into bowl, set aside and let raise.  Put applesauce, into bread mixer.  Add 1 ½ cups flour, potato powder, dry milk, dry egg mix.  Now put sugar and  yeast mixture into mixer.  Mix for a minute.  Turn off and let SPONGE (covered) for 6 minutes.  Start mixer again, NOW add the rest of the 1 ½ cups flour.

    Let knead for 6 minutes if white bread or 9 minutes for 1/2 white, 1/2 wheat, or 12 minutes for whole wheat.  Stop machine and let rise for 20 minutes (covered).

    Remove dough from the bowl.  For bread loaves to be nice and smooth looking—roll dough out flat on floured surface then roll up into a loaf and tuck in ends.

    Form into loaves, rolls, breadsticks, cinnamon rolls, pizza crust, etc.  Place in/on cooking sprayed dish, cookie sheet, or pizza pan cover and let raise 20 to 60 minutes, or longer.  Pizza crust does not need final rising.

    Turn oven on to 350 degrees F.  Bake 20 to 30 minutes depending on what you are baking, and depending on how hot your oven cooks.

    Pizza cook for 15 to 20 minutes on 450 degrees.

    Makes 1 Large bread loaf = 1 ¼ loaves – you’ll need and x-tra large loaf pan for this recipe.

    If you live in a dry climate, you may want to put a pot of water on the stove to boil while you make and raise the bread.  This will help your bread to raise better.