Preserving Children

  • 1 large grassy field
  • 6 children
  • 3 small dogs
  • hot sun
  • flowers
  • deep blue sky
  • narrow strip of brook with pebbles

Mix the children with the dogs and empty into the field, stirring continuously. Sprinkle the field with flowers, pour the brook over the pebbles. Cover all with a deep blue sky and bake it in a hot sun. When Children are browned, they may be removed. Will be found right for setting away to cool in bath tub.


Cheese Ball Bites

Recipe and video by Delish


  • 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. shredded Cheddar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and finely chopped
  • 1/3 c. finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/3 c. finely chopped pecans
  • 18 pretzels sticks


  1. Mix together cream cheese, cheddar, garlic powder, and paprika and season with salt and pepper. Form into 18 small balls and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.
  2. In a shallow bowl or on a plate, stir together cooked bacon, chives, and pecans.
  3. Roll balls in bacon-chive-pecan mixture and insert a pretzel stick in each ball.
  4. Serve. (If not serving right away, loosely cover with plastic wrap and return to fridge. Let sit at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.)

Harvest Chex Mix


For the sauce:
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp vanilla extract

For the mix:
1 (12 oz) box Rice Chex cereal
1 (7 oz) bag Bugles
4 cups mini pretzel twists
1 heaping cup candy corn
1 heaping cup candy corn pumpkins
1 (8 oz) bag Reese’s Pieces


Preheat the oven to 275°F. Melt the butter in the microwave in medium bowl or measuring cup. Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract and whisk well until combined and dissolved. In a VERY large bowl, add the Chex cereal, pretzels and Bugles.

Pour the sauce over the cereal mixture and toss gently until evenly coated.

Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide mixture on the two baking sheets and spread in even layers. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow it to cool. Then add it to a large bowl, along with the candy corn, pumpkins and Reese’s Pieces. Toss to combine.


Trick Or Treat Pretzels

  • Small Pretzel Twists
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1 TBSP Vegetable Oil
  • Halloween Colored Sprinkles
  • Candy Corn
  • Googley Candy Eyes
  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Mini Kit Kats
  • Mini M&M’s
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place pretzels in a single layer onto the baking sheet.
  3. In a medium bowl melt together chocolate and oil together in the microwave for about 1 minute, stirring after each 10 seconds.
  4. Using a spoon, drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the pretzels.
  5. Immediately sprinkle with candy and sprinkles.
  6. Let it set at room temp for 1 hour before breaking apart and serving.

Shut The Front Door

Tressie Upshaw

  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 box of Ritz crackers

Mix all the ingredients and pour over crackers. Toss to cover all the crackers.

Bake at 300° for 15 minutes.


Spicy Cajun Crackers

Tressie Upshaw

  • 1 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 package Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 box unsalted top crackers ( 4 sleeves)

Put crackers in jar. Mix all other ingredients and pour over crackers. Rotate for 20 minutes and enjoy.

*2 tsp crushed red pepper will be very hot. You may want to use 1/2 to 1 tsp.


Scripture Cake

Mrs. CaroI Joyce W. Ross
Beaumont, Tex.  #207 OES

Used by Sunday School Class of Married Young People Dept., First Baptist Church – Beaumont, Texas

Ingredients:                                                                    Equivalents:

  • 1 cup Judges 5:25                                                 (butter)
  • 2 cups Jeremiah 6:20                                          (brown sugar)
  • 3 1/2 cups I Kings 4:22                                       ( flour)
  • 2 cups I Samuel 30:12                                         (figs or dates, raisins) 1 cup of each
  • 1 cup Numbers 17:8                                            ( almonds or pecans)
  • 1 cup Genesis 24:20                                            (water)
  • 6 Isaiah 10:14                                                          ( eggs)
  • 1 tsp Leviticus 2:13                                              (salt)
  • 1 tsp I Kings 10:2                                                   (spices – any kind)
  • 2 tsp Amos 4:5                                                        (baking powder)

Mix in this order, then Proverbs 13:24 – beat well.

Anniversary Cake

Mrs. C. G. Cloutier
Shreveport, La. 


  • 2 Even Dispositions
  • Oodles of Love
  • Plenty of Patience
  • Equal Shares of Work
  • Spices to Taste
  • A Dash of Fun


Saturate Even Dispositions with Love; stirring in Patience constantly. Blend carefully with Work to suit taste, adding Dashes of Fun to keep from forming monotony. Bake well in settled Home and you’ll have delicious bliss forever afterwards.


Party Snacks

Mrs. J. I. Ramsey

  • 3/4 lb margarine or oleo
  • 1 box Pretzels
  • 1 box cereal Wheat squares
  • 1 box cereal Rice squares
  • 2 1/2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1 box round Oat cereal
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp seasoning salt
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire

Mix all together and toast 2 hours at 200°.

Scripture on Food

He who works his land will have abundant food, But he who chases fantasies lacks judgment


A generous man will himself be blessed, For he shares his food with the poor.


I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.

GENESIS 1:29-30

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; If he is thirsty, give him water to drink.


Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, But he ends up with a mouth full of gravel.