Friday, March 26, 2010

Crockpot Banana Bread

You won't believe your crockpot can do such amazing things to breads!

This is a delicious recipe from a crockpot book and I got this hint from Maggie.

Crockpot Banana Bread
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tbsp dark corn syrup
3 ripe bananas, well mashed

Grease and flour a 4 1/2 quart crockpot. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a small bowl, set aside. Cream butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Slowly add sugar, eggs, corn syrup, and mashed bananas. Beat until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture. Pour into crockpot, cover and cook in high for 1 1/4 to 1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool, then invert bread onto serving platter.

*My bread actually took about 2 hours to cook/bake, just so you know :) *

**You can also add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts if you like, I just majorly dislike nuts in my breads!**
First, mix up all your dry ingredients...

Then, mash up your bananas...

Then, cream your butter until light and fluffy...

Then, add your wet ingredients to your butter including your mashed bananas...

Pour your batter into a greased crockpot and cook for 1 1/4 to 1/2 hours (or 2 hours if you're like me!)
When it's done the bread will pull away from the sides of your crockpot and a toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean.

Amazing...banana bread from a crockpot, who knew!

Healthy and delicious...

I hope you enjoy and make something fun or good to eat for you or the ones you love.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hymn written by President Hinckley and the Story Behind it

Click over the music and "Save As" to your computer

My pictures of week! Missionary Work around the World!

Elder Norton(left) and Elder Donaldson(right)
Preaching to Yah-Whooo Organic Garden employees
Vacaville 4th Ward - Vacaville, CA)
(from my Missionary photographs)

Elder Andrus from Idaho pulling his companion, Elder Pedu
while serving in Colorado
(from my Missionary photographs)

Elder Felipe Cascardi (left), in New York
Baptism Day
(from my Missionary photographs)

Sisters Shijirbaatar from Mongolia (left) and Sister Wilhelm from Utah
"On the road to the Celestial Kingdom in Russia"
(from my Missionary photographs)

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Reminder gift by the Brazilian 's Young Women

Sister Elaine Dalton, The General Young Women President received this frame in Brazil in her last visit, (Feb 2010) made by one Young Women Presidency. She was so impressed with the talents of Brazilians girls! Congratulations, leaders, young women and all of you who "Believes in being prepared to strengthen home and family, making and keeping sacred covenants, receiving the ordinances of the temple, and enjoying the blessings of exaltation!"

All things Easter - My last ideas set

Others cliparts, recipes and instructions in the file

YW 13 - Patriarchal Blessings

handouts by Debra

Ponder The Significance of General Conference

text by Mop Sop
Each April and October The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hold a global General Conference, broadcasting from Salt Lake City, Utah. This video shares an excerpt of a talk by LDS apostle Elder Jeffrey R. Holland which explains the significance of General Conference, and the glorious message of each event.

Video courtesy LDSPrinciples

Presidency asks all teens, mothers to make general meeting a priority

Young Women get connected March 27
By Sarah Jane Weaver
LDS Church News
Friday, Mar. 19, 2010

Members of the Young Women general presidency said they are thrilled to hear that young women, their mothers, and their leaders are making the General Young Women Meeting on March 27 an event -- a priority.(full article here)

Articles of Faith # 6 - Poster and Bookmark

Articles of Faith # 1 to 5 - here

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fernanda Koppe's job

After many requests, Fernanda Koppe is working in taking off her blog's name from the front page. She will use her (cute) logo, instead. Remember to recognize her job when you see it! Thanks, Fernanda. We really appreciate your attention to this matter.

Upiiiiiiiii, She is spetacular!

Not just kids and Young Women can enjoy their General Conference with a cute Notebook!
Fernanda Koppe, my Brazilian friend, again gave us a Easter gift: A General Conference Notebook! Soooo cute! In Portuguese we also use a slang term for something like that as "um show de bola"! Please, give some claps to Fernanda!!!!!!!
You can download the entire notebook in English and Portuguese language.

It is time to prepare your children for the April General Conference

From the LDS Church Official Site
Ideas to Help kids Listen to and Learn from General Conference
with activities before and after the Conference


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Easter, more ideas for kids (set 2)

Jesus Jelly Bean Bags

Place jelly beans (following the colors bellow) in a snack size ziplock bag and attach the following poem:

Red is for the blood He shed,
Green is for the grass He made,
Yellow is for the sun so bright,
Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins of man,
White is for the Holy Lamb.
Purple is for the hour of sorrow,
Pink is for the new tomorrow.
A bag full of jelly beans,
In memory of Christ's gifts of love
We thank our Father up above.
(use some Jesus picture for the poem)

Easter, more ideas for kids! (Set 1)

Put some chocolate in "his" pocket and have fun with kids!
From the blog Oficina de Criatividade, by Jacirinha (Brazil)