Thursday, September 30, 2010

There's No Place Like Home ... Evening! An FHE Planning Guide for Young Single Adults

McFerson,Janna/ Elsey,Madeline
Paperback List Price $19.99

Monday again, and time for Young Single Adults (YSA) from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to have their weekly FHE. Hundreds of YSA (ages 18-30) who are in charge of FHE all over the world are constantly looking for new ideas week after week. Not only does FHE serve as a time to be spiritually rejuvenated at the beginning of the week, but it also provides another forum for singles to interact, learn new skills, and be entertained. First-time author, Janna McFerson provides a fun and interactive FHE Planning Guide for Young Single Adults: how to take office as a newly called  ... (Read More)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

David Bowman
Hardcover List Price $15.99

Author of the popular Who's Your Hero? series, David Bowman once again brings us his delightful drawings in his new book, The Great Plan of Happiness. Children of all ages will enjoy the full-color, fun illustrations as they learn about the importance of the plan of salvation. Parents will love how simply it explains to children where they came from, why they're here on earth, and where they go after death. This wonderful resource is perfect for family home evening, church, or quiet teaching moments ... (Read More)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wendy Paul
Paperback List Price $16.99

Best-selling author Wendy Paul is back with a collection of fast, easy, and foolproof recipes sure to satisfy all your cookie cravings. Whether you're ignoring calories, watching your waistline, eating vegan, or looking for a gluten-free treat, you'll find a cookie for you in 101 Gourmet Cookies for Everyone that not only looks great but tastes great too! ... (Read More)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Coming Closer to Christ

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Often our experiences during the sacrament service seem quite ordinary. However, partaking of the sacrament is one of the most important and sacred ordinances in which we can participate. Even though the weekly ritual is simple and without ostentation, usually administered by teenage priesthood holders, the sacrament is a powerful light pointing us to a bright and exciting future; an invitation to once again come unto Christ through the sin-remitting, soul-transforming power that can come when we "eat and drink of the bread and the waters ... (Read More)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My new blog topic - Saving Money on the food you eat

We've been encouraged to store a three-month supply of the food that we eat.  I have a few thoughts on how you can save some money on food your eat and thus build up a three months supply. Besides the more obvious answer that you can save by eating out less often and buying fewer prepared meals I have some other ideas. I’d like to share them with occasional posts to this blog.
How much does a pie cost? About $3.00 or more. You can save money on the food you eat by making your own. I’ve never been very good with pie crust, and I don’t feel the shortening or hydrogenated oil is very good for me. Now is or soon will be a time to buy fresh peaches. Later, apples and other fruit will be in abundance. Save money by making your own fresh fruit desserts.

I’d like to share this recipe that I made for the first time in about ½ hour plus baking time. It won a prize for at our church Chili cook-off and pie contest. It’s a recipe my wife likes but I had never done before. She was watching the bookstore so I was left to finish off the Chili and bake the pie.

In this blog I going to cover the following topicsso if get long winded you might want to skip to the sections that interest you.
  1. The recipe I used
  2. Modifications that made to this recipe
  3. Freezing peaches
  4. Freeze dried peaches
Let’s start with Brigham City Peach Cobbler from the Essential Mormon Cookbook.
As the author says: "This dessert creates a wonderful aroma as it bubbles in the oven."

Green Jell-O, Funeral Potatoes, And Other Secret Combinations

Julie Badger Jensen
Spiral-Bound List Price $21.99

The Essential Mormon Cookbook is a time-honored collection of recipes not found in standard cookbooks- family favorites passed down from generation to generation, traditional potluck dishes served at Church gatherings, and other gifts from the kitchen shared by neighbors and friends. This is the perfect source for these hard-to-find recipes you remember from your childhood, such as Christmas Morning Casserole, Pot Roast with Gravy, and Fresh Peach Cobbler. Also included are recipes to feed a crowd, compassionate service casseroles, and a conference-weekend brunch. More than 200 ... (Read More)

Here’s the recipe as it reads without my adjustments.

Brigham City Peach Cobbler
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon almond extract
4 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
Ice cream or whipped topping (optional)

For filling. in a large saucepan combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water. Cook and stir until thickened and bubblv. Add almond extract. Stir in peaches. lemon juice. and the 1 tablespoon butter: heat through and keep warm while preparing topping. For topping. stir together flour. sugar. baking powder. and salt. Cut in the 11 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a separate howl combine egg and milk: add all at once to flour m:xture. stirring just to moisten. Turn hot filling into, greased 1 or 2 - quart casserole. Immediately spoon on topping in 6 mounds. Bake at 4000 F. for approximatelv 20 minutes. Makes 6 servings. This recipe also works well with 4 cups fresh raspberries or blackberries. or a combination of raspberries and peaches.

My Modifications
 We were blessed with a lot of small golf ball sized peaches from my young tree. I first dipped them in boiling water then quickly placed them in cool water. The skins almost peeled themselves.

I like to modify almost every recipe that I do, so I used safflower oil instead of butter in the batter for the topping. And I used “Smart Balance” spread for butter in the sauce with the peaches. I used quick oatmeal and oat bran in place of part of the flour.

I like to use oatmeal in place of about one third of the flour in recipes such as pancakes and waffles, breads and muffins to increase the amount of whole grains.  I found that I do not need to grind it because it just melts in with the flour and liquids but if I use more the batter won't hold together.

Don't forget to prepare an extra cobbler and store in the freezer for those times when you don’t have time or energy to cook. You could cook it in a metal pan then after it is frozen solid, transfer it to a microwavable freezer bag or container.

Don’t forget to keep on hand all the ingredients including the salt, baking powder, almond extract  etc., they may last you years now but if you were using them regularly how much would you need?

Freezing peaches
You can easily freeze those peaches sold at reduced prices this time of year at the farmers market or grocery. If anyone is aware of a group putting together a western slope peach order please comment below or send us an e-mail.

Just get some water boiling on the stove, deep enough to submerge a peach or peaches. Prepare a bowl of cold water. Drop washed peaches into the boiling water, within a few seconds scoop them out and drop into the cold water. Then scoop the peaches out of the water, peel and pit them and drop peach halves or slices into a freezer container. I won’t cover canning peaches, that’s best left to a book such as Ball Blue Books

Paperback List Price $9.98
Both beginners and seasoned canners alike should have this book on-hand for ready reference for all their canning questions and solutions. Includes instructions for preserving food by canning, freezing, and dehydration. Provides easy-to-follow canning instructions, instructional graphics, helpful hints, weight and measure equivalents, problem guide, beautiful photographs, with over 470 recipes. Chapters include pickled foods, low and high-acid foods, and special diets.

Freeze dried peaches. If you learn the recipes now with fresh fruit you can later adjust the recipe to canned, frozen or freeze dried fruit. I suggest you try Freeze Dried Peaches at $19.50. a can they include about 11 pints of roughly $1.78 a pint.  We can save you their basic $6.00 shipping with a group order if you pick them up at our store, and we often have group discounts. Compare to grocery store prices of $1.00 to of $2.50 per pound when out of season. But you won’t have peel and pit, just use water to reconstitute the peaches.

I recommend you buy one can to try, open the can, put the contents into mason jars to keep moisture and pests out. See if your children will eat them right out of the jar instead of candy. Try some in a recipe or two. Then if you like them you can plan for how often you would like peaches in your diet for three months, six months and years supply. Every time you open a can don't forget to replace it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Talk on CD List Price $14.99

Some scriptures are pleasing and soothing and make you go "oh," while others are direct and jarring and make you go "whoa." We know that the gospel can comfort the afflicted,  but we also know it can afflict the comfortable. John Bytheway has selected seven earth-shaking scriptures that make you go "whoa!" With its stories, quotations from Church leaders, and personal experiences, this audio presentation might make you chuckle, but it will also make you check your spiritual health. ... (Read More)

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Abraham Enigma
Jack Lyon
Softcover List Price $15.99

Egypt was hot as a furnace, as a refiner's fire; even the Nile breezes as they crept through Cairo made little difference. But the men were meeting anyway, in a private room in the back of a coffee house near Orabi Square. One of the men smoothed back his thick, white hair, then looked around the circle before turning to a large man, dressed in black. "All is ready in America?" "Yes. The attacks will be sudden-and devastating." The big man paused. "But the FBI is investigating the embassy, so we must move slowly and carefully." ... (Read More)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Paul Cardall
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Book on CD   $21.99

"I was born with half a heart. God made up the difference."

After living for more than three decades with congenital heart disease, popular musician Paul Cardall has undergone twenty-eight operations and seven open-heart surgeries. But the one surgery he needed most - his last chance at seeing his three-year-old daughter, Eden, grow up - was a heart transplant. This is the remarkable true story of one man's struggle to survive long enough to get a second chance at life. Along the way, Paul wrote down his thought s... (Read More)

Dixie Owens
Paperback  List Price $16.99

Liz had no idea that today would be the last day of her life. It felt like any other Saturday. She wore the same jeans she wore every weekend, wore the same color lipstick, and sat in the same Honda she'd been driving for six years.
At twenty-nine, Liz Lindsay is in her prime, juggling her duties as a wife and a mother to two lively children. But when her car is struck head-on by a semi, her family has every right to believe Liz is gone forever. What they don't know is that only a few miles away, Liz has just woken up in the body of an eleven-year-old girl, Kate - ... (Read More)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mindy Gledhill
CD List Price $16.95

Mindy Gledhill is releasing her most compelling album yet. Anchor is a musical declaration of joy, love, and the things that matter most in life. Celebrate with the title track "Anchor," "All About Your Heart," and more!... (Read More)

LDS Artists
CD  List Price $16.98

Youth will love their favorite hymns from EFY recording of the past decade! Featured artists include Mindy Gledhill, Hilary Weeks, Freddie Ashby, Katherine Nelson, Daniel Beck, April Meservy, and more!
* Tracks include:Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
* Come, Follow Me

* I Am a Child of God

* Amazing Grace             ... (Read More)

What's Your Life Mission?

Randal A. Wright
Paperback List Price $14.99

Before you were born, you made covenants with the Lord to accomplish specific tasks while on earth. But now that you re here, how do you know what those tasks are? And even if you can discover them, how will you accomplish them and live up to your end of the sacred promises you made. In Achieving Your Life Mission, Randal Wright guides you through the process of finding and fulfilling those unique tasks that are part of your personal life mission. You ll learn to:  ask the Lord specific questions, recognize and use your gifts, talents, and strengths, ascertain and o ... (Read More)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Jon McNaughton

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A Different Jesus?:

Millet, Robert L.
Paperback List Price $18.00

Robert L. Millet is Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding and Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. ... (Read More)

Now available again after 4 years.

Melodie Webb
Paperback  List Price $10.95

Close families don't just happen--they're made. But how? In this book you will find a fresh perspective on age-old principles designed to help every family actively focus on the things that matter most. Both thoughtful and practical, this book gives you 250 creative and meaningful ways to bring your family closer to each other and closer to God. The unique ideas in this book are simple to implement and universal in nature. The many suggestions include thought on how to center your home life in Jesus each other deeply... (Read More)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

EFY 2010


Great new music from Stephanie Mabey, Russ Dixon, and Daniel Beck, among others, will energize you on one front and bring peace on another. Celebrate youth and the "Courage to Stand Strong" with this great new album. ... (Read More)
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

How Full is your pantry?

100-Day Pantry

Jan Jackson
Paperback  List Price $13.99

One constant families can count on is the possibility of life-altering change. You never know when you may face unexpected unemployment or become the victim of extreme weather conditions or other natural disasters. But even in the wake of all this uncertainty, you and your family can enjoy peace of mind with this invaluable emergency preparedness cookbook by Jan Jackson. Complete with customizable recipes that use only ingredients you can store for up to two years in your pantry and helpful tips on how to rotate your supplies so you'll never have to worry about wasting food, 100-Day Pantry  ... (Read More)