Wordless Wednesday


WW April 24th



CHOCOLATEWhile Shelli is still busy taking care of colds and stuffy noses, I will give you a recipe for the easiest and most delicious cookies you’ll ever make.   When Shelli was in 5th grade, her teacher shared this recipe and it has been a family favorite since.

  1. 3/4 C Peanut Butter
  2. 2 Pounds Melting Chocolate, or White Chocolate (bars or wafers)
  3. 80 Hi Ho or Ritz Crackers
  • Spread 1 tsp. peanut butter on each of 1/2 the crackers
  • Top with the remaining crackers, a total of 40 cookies
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave or double boiler and keep over simmering water or re-microwave if necessary
  • Dip each cracker allowing excess to drain
  • Place on wax paper to cool, allowing coating to completely set – 15 minutes in the refrigerator will work too.
  • Store between layers of wax paper.  These cookies freeze well also.


Shelli will be back shortly with more recipes and to let us know what’s new and delicious in the culinary world!  Get well soon kiddos………….









Baby Jenna never liked bibs…this creates big messes when self feeding starts. Sometimes, like on days that are warm(unlike today)I’ll take her onesie or shirt off and let her mess, mess, mess but since we are both not feeling well I decided to try to keep her partially clean while she dug in to her lunch. The fix…older sibling tshirts, or ones several sizes too big for the baby or toddler…even preschoolers while painting, etc.


I used a hair band to cinch up the bulk at the top, it quickly pops off by separating the fabric at each side after meal time. Jenna is not patient and when she’s through she’s through yesterday so I have to work quick. 😉


After your little one is done eating the shirt makes a great clean up rag! I plan on sewing several styles of bibs to sell in my shop but this worked great for Jenna! Pack several for travel. 🙂

Jenna’s Pbutter Baby Oatmeal

4-5 tbsp whole milk or formula(or soy or nut milk if not allergic)

2 tbsp of infant oatmeal cereal

1 heaping baby spoon of peanut butter

1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon

Microwave milk for about 20-30 seconds, mix all ingredients with the warm milk, let cool slightly before serving.

Here are more ideas for baby cereal.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.




New in My Etsy Shop…

I’ve added a cute pillow with pillowcase set to my Shelli’s Boutique Inventory! IMG_8010[1]wm


This would be perfect for car or airplane trips…the right size to keep your toddler or preschooler comfy. 🙂

My Mom sent me the fabric from a quilt shop in California and I love it! Whenever I need a gift for someone I always know a pillow will make them smile…and comfy!

It was a blast sewing on such a beautiful day, the sunshine always boosts creativity. 🙂

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 NIV

Shelli’s Peppy Mini Meatloaves

This is one of those, “before you fall asleep a fabulous experimental recipe pops in your mind,” kind of thing. I envisioned a can of Rotel giving a couple pounds of ground beef a bit of a flavor boost.


I had intended to add milk but I totally forgot about it and the mixture was moist enough anyway…

2 lbs. ground beef

1 packet onion soup mix

2 eggs

2 cups of bread crumbs(I used stale hot dog buns processed in a mini chopper.)

1 can Rotel

Mix all ingredients together, form into mini loaves like so…


Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

I served them with mashed potatoes and brown gravy but they would be delicious with fries too. A veggie would also work nicely.


This is by far my favorite out of all the meatloaf recipes I’ve cooked. I hope you will enjoy it too!

Hebrews 13:2 ESV

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Early Sunday Morning…

I’ve been up since six this morning…cleaning, going to church, entertaining a houseful of kiddos, cooking. Needless to say, I didn’t have time for the cinnamon roll post, I will make time tomorrow!

One exhausted Mama..it feels great! 🙂

Psalm 5:12

For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.


I meant to post a recipe today but Prom took over! Pictured are My Son, Cody, his girlfriend, Savannah and my youngest daughter, Jenna. I took a photo of my daughter, Paige with her brother and Savannah but I haven’t uploaded it yet.

This is Paige and I. 🙂

Be back tomorrow with an easy, fake-out cinnamon roll recipe!

Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.