{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I’ve always heard about Resurrection Rolls, but this is the first year that we made them at our house. … And, not only do they illustrate a precious message, but they are YUMMY too! A new Easter tradition at our house!

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Baby Ava Elisabeth DePalermo 006Resurrection Rolls
1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
8 large marshmallows
Melted butter

Show your child that each triangle shaped section of crescent roll represents the tomb.

Take one marshmallow and explain how it represents the body of Christ. 

Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial. 

Lay the marshmallow on the dough and sprinkle more cinnamon and sugar. Then, carefully wrap it around the marshmallow. 

Make sure all seams are pinched together well. (Otherwise the marshmallow will "ooze" out of the seams) 

Sprinkle with MORE cinnamon and sugar.

Bake according to package directions. 


Break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there!!

Celebrate God's love!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Almost Too Pretty To Eat

When Quinn got up this morning, I had this fun little “food craft” all ready for him to help make. I made the dough, and he got to help with the fun stuff.
1. Mix the colors.
2. Taste the yummy dough.
3. Roll into balls.
4. Smush the balls together.
5. Make into a log…marbling as much as desired.
6. Cut and place on cookie sheet…forming into egg shapes.
7. Bake and ENJOY!!!
{See recipe below pics!}
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Stained Glass Easter Egg Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
food coloring

Put the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the flour. Beat with the mixer for several minutes until a smooth dough forms.

Divide the dough into 5 pieces. Put each piece in a separate bowl. Add several drops of food coloring to each bowl. Make each piece of dough a different color

Work the color into each piece of dough with your hands. Then, roll the dough into a ball. Wash your hands before working on a different color.

Now press all the dough balls together. Roll them into a log. The log should be about 8 inches long. Chill the log in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Slice the log into pieces. Each slice should be about 1/4 inch thick. (And, if desired, form them into egg shapes) Put the slices on a cookie sheet and bake them for 10 minutes at 350°.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Diet Cupcakes…is there such a thing?

When my fellow Diet Coke lover had a baby, and I took her dinner, I KNEW that these would be the perfect little dessert. And, let’s just say, they’re the EASIEST cupcakes I’ve ever made.

But, don’t let the easiness fool you. They are, quite possibly, my favorite homemade cupcakes! Something about their texture and taste is SO yum! Try them…and, if you don’t agree with me, you didn't waste any time! Quinn's 4th 063

Diet Coke Cupcakes
{Makes about 18 cupcakes for 125 calories each + icing calories}

1 package dry chocolate cake mix
12 ounces diet coke

Mix together. (DO NOT use any of the ingredients called for on the box!)Fill cupcake cups about 2/3 full. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-16 minutes.
Let cool completely and ice.

*The texture will be different than normal cupcakes. They’re not quite as fluffy and round.

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