"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Isaiah 30:21

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Love - Joy - Peace


I didn't think I'd have time to post much in the next week or so, for some reason???? :)


So I just wanted to send out wishes to everyone for a very Merry, Christ-filled Christmas.


I heard a devotional read a few weeks ago. It was by Max Lucado (love him). It was about Jesus birth and life, and how he was just like us. Human. Sinful. He got sick, he had bad dreams, he drank, ate, struggled, sang, etc. This just struck a chord with me. He was normal, just like us. I think sometimes we forget that. And even more importantly, He didn't have to come to earth. He didn't have to die on the cross. He didn't have to save us from our sins. But He did.

What love is this?

Unconditional, devoted, all-consuming love.

Can you fathom that love? I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it.

My prayer for you this Christmas season is that you know God's LOVE.

That you experience God's JOY.

That you feel God's PEACE.

This my friends, is what CHRISTmas is all about.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A chance to win Photoshop!!

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for a chance to win Photoshop from Grammy Mommy!! AWESOME!!

Another awesome giveaway by MckMama!

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for a chance to win Lightroom 2 - photo-editing software for your photos! What an awesome giveaway!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Card '09

Here is our '09 Christmas Card
I designed it on Zazzle.com
It's a great, user-friendly website! Check it out.
Merry CHRISTmas from the Baas Family!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Oh My Mother







This is what I have to look forward to this Christmas.....








Oh, my Mother is seriously like a kid at Christmas.
Love it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

MckGiveaways!

Do you want a chance to win a brand-spanking new HP TouchSmart????

Go here to enter!

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Random Recipes

Hot Crab Dip
1/2 C. Milk
1/3 C. Salsa
3 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese
2 pkgs. crabmeat, flaked
1/2 C. chopped onion
Assorted Crackers
Combine milk and salsa and put in crockpot. Stir in cream cheese, crab and onion. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with crackers.
This is so good. I just use the imitation crab - you can put however much you want in it.

Fudgy Oatmeal Bars


2 C. brown sugar
1 C. soft butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 C. Flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 C. quick oats
1 12oz. milk chocolate chips
2 T. butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix the first 8 ingredients and put 3/4 of the dough in a greased 15x10 jellyroll pan. Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave i n medium bowl. Then add condensed milk, vanilla and salt. Mix well and pour over oatmeal mixture. Put the rest of the oatmeal mixture on by teaspoonfuls. Bake at 350* for 20 minutes.

(If you want a little thicker bar, you can use an 11x14 pan like I did in the picture :) This is a recipe from my Mom. She would always make them for us when we were young. DELISH!!






Brownie Delight


1 pkg. brownie mix (for 9x13)
1 8oz. pkg. and 1 3 oz. pkg cream cheese (softened)
2 C. Powdered Sugar
2 C. cold Milk
2 8 oz. whipped topping
1 3.9 oz pkg. instant chocolate pudding
Crushed Heath bars
Prepare and bake brownies according to package in a greased 9x13. Cool completely. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar for 2 minutes. Fold in 1 8 oz. whipped topping and spread over brownies. In another bowl, combine milk and pudding mix and beat until smooth. Refrigerate for 5 minutes then spread over cream cheese layer. Spread with remaining whipped topping and sprinkle with crushed Heath bars. Refrigerate until serving.


Oh baby, is this good.

First Snowman of the Year!





We named him Frosty.
Original, I know.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Random Recipes

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Loaf
1 C. Canned Pumpkin
1 C. plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
1/2 C. Packed Brown Sugar
4 egg whites, divided
1/2 C. Milk
1/4 C. Oil
2 C. Flour
2 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 8 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese
Heat oven to 350*. Mix pumpkin, 1 cup sugar, brown sugar, 3 egg whites, milk and oil in a large bowl. Add flour, baking powder, spice and salt; stir just until moistened. In another bowl, beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and remaining egg white with whisk until well blended.
Spoon half of pumpkin mixture into greased 9x5 loaf pan; cover with cream cheese mixture, and remaining pumpkin mixture.
Bake 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean. Loosen bread from sides of pan; cool in pan approx. 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan to wire rack, cool completely. This bread is very moist and delicious. Enjoy!