Light the World!

ornamentJust like many of you, our family is doing the “Light the World” challenge. It has been wonderful!!!


We have tried to keep many of the things are doing anonymous, so I have not been posting much about it on my personal facebook or otherwise. But the spirit of Christ is palatable in my home right now, and for that, I am grateful.
In adding to this, we would like to send a copy of Baptism & Boomerangs to someone in the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. This is not a contest or a promotion, this is a gift we want to send anonymously to a family who might love it. For facebook, please PM me -OR- comment with the phrase “Light the World,” by December 14, 2016. For this webpage, please comment the phrase “Light the World.”


We will put everyone’s names in a hat on December 15. My daughters will pick the name, and I will message you to get the address so we can post the book. The book does not need to be sent to you, but to anyone you choose. It will be posted in the mail on December 16, which is the anniversary of my father’s death, hence the reason I chose this date. I know that because of Jesus Christ and the great plan of happiness that I will see my father again, and I feel like my Dad would be happy about my book.
Merry CHRISTmas!


June 2016 Visiting Teaching Postcards are here!


The June visiting teaching printable and recipe card are ready!
This month, the recipe is Lemon Berry Self-Saucing Pudding, whilst the message is Temple Ordinances and Covenants.

Just click on the below links to download the PDF of the visiting teaching postcard.

Print the VT message 06 2016 Page One(or do like I did last month, and cut poster paper to printer size).

Turn the paper over and reinsert into your printer. Then print VT message 06 2016 Page Two.

Next, add the names and addresses of the women you visit teach (or just print and take along when you visit. Talk about whatever you feel is right, and leave the message and recipe card for them to enjoy on their own!


Self-Saucing Lemon-Berry Pudding

(Never had a self-saucing pudding? Think of cake with ganache, served sort of like an upside down cake. The “ganache” (sauce) sinks to the bottom of the pudding (proper English pudding, thank you!) whilst baking and helps steam the pudding into a delicate delight. Serve warm! To serve, spoon the pudding out, turning it on the plate so the sauce drips down the sides of the pudding. Add some fresh cream or ice cream to serve.)

  • 12 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 medium lemons (zest & juice)
  • 12 cups flour
  • 12 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) (I used blueberries because that is all I had in my freezer. I think this would be fabulous with strawberries)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 12 cup berry jam
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar


Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F

Lightly coat a 6 cup-capacity, deep ceramic (Corningwear) baking dish with butter.

Unbaked Pudding Pastry Sans Sauce

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add zest of 1 lemon, eggs, and milk and mix well. Over the top, sift the flour, salt and baking powder. Add the blueberries. Gently stir all by hand until just combined. (The batter will be stiff)

Pour into the prepared deep baking dish.


Pour the sauce over the back of a spoon as to not disturb the batter in the baking dish.


Pour sauce over the back of a spoon as to not disturb the batter.


In a separate bowl, combine lemon juice and boiling water to make 1 cup (add more water if needed). Warm jam (not hot) on stovetop or microwave.
Stir in the sugar, jam and zest of 1 lemon with the water and lemon juice until the sugar and jam are dissolved. Gently pour the sauce over the pudding as to not displace the batter.



Bake for 40 mins or until the pudding is cooked through.

Serve warm from the oven by spooning onto dessert plates with a side of cream or vanilla ice cream. Serves 8.

pudding complete