Wednesday, November 30, 2011

{ Kiffles, it just isn't Christmas without these goodies }

A delcate pasty, light and fluffy. Slightly sweet. Popular with Easter European heritage. It just isn't Christmas without Kiffles in the house!


8 oz Cream Cheese, soft
½ lb. Butter, soft
2 C. flour
Blend together and put in refrigerator for a couple hours.

Nut filling:
½ lb. Walnuts, ground
½ C. Sugar
a little milk to hold it together (1 T.)

Other fillings that you can use: prune butter filling, apricot, raspberry

Take out a small amount of dough and put the rest back in the refridgerator. Roll into quarter size balls. Roll out on powdered sugar. Fill with desired filling. Just nuts, or a fruit filling. Use a small amout of the fruit filling because it gets very hot and runs out. Our favorite is Lekvar (prune butter) Place on ungreased baking sheet, seam side down. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees or until the edges are brown. Dust with powdered sugar when they come out of the oven. Store in air tight container
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Monday, November 28, 2011

{ Tea and Memories }

I was blessed with a best friend~

When I was a little girl I met someone that would change my life forever~

A Best Friend

I met her on the very first day of school, I was 4 yrs old and she was 5. I was scared that first day, never being away from my Mom. I was upset that my Mom had to leave. Her Mom said to her "go be that little girl's friend". I'm very very thankfull that she listened to her mother. =)

We were friends, always together. We did fight at times but we always "made up" because we couldn't be apart for long. We were friends through all of our school years. Were in each others weddings. Had our children at the same time. Became Christians...(which I am forever thankful)

We knew each other so well. Always there to support the other through the good times and bad times. The first snow was a special day to call each other. Going back to school days when we would hope for snow and a day off from school.

I could never imagine my life without her. Until my world changed on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2004. She drowned in a boating accident. My whole world changed. I go on because I must, she would want it that way~ But the sun isn't a bright, the world not as much fun without her here with me.

When we were young, she went on a summer vacation with her family. She brought me back a gift. A pretty tea cup and saucer with Lily of the Vally. Her Mom knew I loved tea and suggested a tea cup. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I've cherished the tea cup my whole life.

I wish I could talk with her again, laugh with her. Hear her voice. I know one day I will see her again and what a glorious day that will be. She will always and forever be in my heart~

Today on the anniversary of her passing, I'm having a cup of tea and remembering always, my Best Friend Terri~

I was blesses to know the true meaning of friendship~
Love you "T"