I grew up in a wonderful home with an amazing mother. My 2 grandmothers lived close by and we were spoiled by them. One was named Anna and the other Rhea Anna. And so my handle if you will is Granny Ann. Together those 3 women taught me everything and taught me how to love living life by hand. I hope you enjoy the adventure as much as I have.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Another Quilt in memory of Kaydrie.

Every year the grandchildren and I make a quilt. This year they drew pictures of their favorite LDS Primary songs. I sewed the squares together and then we got together again so the children could tie it.

We then took the quilt to the Festival of Trees to be sold and the money donated to Primary Children's Hospital.

P R V D's quilt

This was a panel that I cut up and put back together so it would run the long way instead of  being wider than it was long. 
The back is a single piece out of the same line of fabrics. So cute for our new little boy.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Miss B's Baptism Quilt

Another baptism, another quilt. This was for my first granddaughter to be baptised. It is so fun to see what Primary songs they will pick to be placed on their quilt. Usually it is the songs they are singing that year at church. Sometimes they surprise me. Her are Miss B's Songs:
Miss B's Baptism Quilt

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Baptismal cupcake toppers
Getting ready for another grandchild to get baptized. Here are Miss B's cupcake toppers ready to stick into White Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Yogurt.(recipe to follow) I love all the ideas I can find on Pinterest.

Friday, November 16, 2012

B K's Quilt

I had the wonderful opportunity of seeing another grandchild baptized. I loved making this quilt with him. He choose his 15 favorite Primary songs all by himself. He had very definite ideas about what he did and did not want on it. I love when people have opinions that they can express. As long as they don't have to have a fit about it. But he is a darling boy and we had a good time designing it. I love him and am so proud of him. Here is the quilt:

He wanted many of the same songs as L. (click here to see L's quilt) so I only made up a few new squares.

I know My Father Lives

As I have Loved You

For some reason he loves the Kona Hawaii temple. :)

B is interested in computers, loves his scriptures, always wants a dog and is very good at sports so that is how I came up with his center square. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Trifle

I am a nostalgic fool. Almost anything that reminds me of the past, especially of my parents, I feel like I need to save. My mother passed away 12 years ago and now my Dad is suffering from Alzheimer  He still remembers me and my siblings and things from his childhood but very little of anything else. I was going through my old recipes, the ones that are kept either in a shoe box or loose among the pages of your favorite cookbook. I found a slip of paper with my dad's handwriting on it. I knew immediately what it was. One of my favorite dessert recipes. Written on this same piece of paper is the info about my cousins baby. That baby is now 34 years old with two children of her own. Dad had called Aunt Eda to get the recipe for me and found out that her daughter had just had her first baby. So before writing the recipe down he got the baby's important info, i.e. weight, length, name. Just a scrap of paper, but also a scrap of history now. Crazy. But this recipe is crazy good! I did change out the chocolate pudding for pumpkin pudding for fall. You gotta love it.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Trifle

2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Combine flour and sugar. Cut cool butter into flour mixture as you could a pie crust. Stirr in nuts. Pat into a 9 x 13 dripper pan and bake @ 400 ºF for 15 minutes. Crumble crust. Set aside.

Part 1:
2 cups milk
4 Tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup sugar
pinch salt
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
8 ozs. cream cheese room temp

Combine cornstarch, sugar, salt and spice. Pour milk into a saucepan. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat. Whisk in cornstarch mixture. Cook until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool. When thoroughly cool beat in cream cheese until smooth.

Part 2:
2 sm. pkgs. instant vanilla pudding
2 cups milk

Whisk together and let sit until thick. Add. . .
6 ozs. cool whip thawed. Fold until combined.

To assemble trifle, cover bottom of dish with some of the crumbled crust. Spoon on some of the pumpkin pudding, then more crust. Spoon on the vanilla part of the pudding, then more crust and repeat with the pumpkin part. top with cool whip and crumbles.

Shortcut: Combine parts 1 & 2 of the pudding and just layer with the crust. Or layer with Cool Whip and crust.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spoon Bread

Bread, bread, bread. You can never have enough bread. That is what my taste buds say over and over. My body doesn't always appreciate my insatiable appetite for the warm, make-the-house-smell-like-a-million-dollars comfort food. But my Zumba teacher knows that is what really keeps me coming back to class. So I should really say that it's the best of both worlds because I do love Zumba as well.

Here is the latest bread that I tried. It is something I found on Pinterest. It is very similar to my Artisan/bucket bread but it is stickier and you just spoon it into a pan as soon as all ingredients are stirred together. So I call it Spoon Bread.

1 Loaf Recipe

1 3/8 cups warm water
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 3/4 cups flour

Measure flour, sugar and salt into a bowl and whisk together. Set aside. Measure warm water (not hot and not, not cold), into a large bowl. Sprinkle yeast on top of water. Add dry ingredients and stir with a large wooden spoon until all are combined. Spray a regular loaf pan with Pam. Spoon dough into pan and tap lightly on counter. Allow dough to double in size rising to just over the top of the pan. Bake at 350º F for 35 minutes or until the top is a golden brown. Brush top of bread with butter and try to wait 10 minutes before cutting it.

4 Loaf Recipe

5 1/2 cups warm water
7 teaspoons instant yeast
2 Tablespoons salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
11 cups flour

Same directions as above except divide the dough into 4 loaf pans that have been sprayed with Pam or well greased with Crisco.

Warning: Only make 1 or 2 loaves at a time because you will eat it all in one sitting. If you should have any left over it does make terrific toast. :)