Monday, April 18, 2011


This weekend there was some amazing weather!  Tornadoes showed their power across the southern part of this country...tornadoes that receive their power and direction from a Power much bigger than they.  Around 11am on Friday, an F3 tornado touched down in my hometown of Clinton, MS.  It tossed cars across the interstate, took roofs off a bank, literally flipped a house on its side, took out many trees, and destroyed up to 60 homes.  In all of that, no one was killed or even seriously injured (the 87 year old woman in the home on its side only had a broken nose)!  To add to all that, the neighborhood most seriously effected has a daycare at front and an elementary school in the middle.

 There were 1000 children right there.  If you stand in the front of the school and look across the street, there is home completely destroyed...

but the school is untouched.

 God was truly displaying his power and protection that day!  He provided that day and will continue provide and has provided for our eternity through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus.  I am so thankful for the grace and mercy He displayed then and continues to display today.

In addition to telling you about the amazing weather, I have some amazing cookies to tell you about. 

I made these cookies last month for our last call.  Oh goodness!  They are some kind of good (forgive the Southern coming out in me!). 

The addition of the corn flakes adds a fantastic crunchiness and the cranberries (I used blueberry infused craisins) a wonderful tartness.  I must say, this book is becoming a favorite of mine...another must try cookie!

Toasted Almond and Cranberry Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 margarine
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
8 ounces white chocolate chips
2 cups corn flakes cereal
1 cup nuts, toasted (I used a combo of almonds and pecans)
6 oz. craisins

Preheat oven to 350.  Cream butter and shortening together.  Cream in sugars.  Add eggs and beat well.  Mix in dry ingredients.  When well mixed add in chocolate, cereal, nuts, and cranberries.  Drop by tablespoons onto baking sheet or stone.  Place in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove and cool for 1 minute, then remove cookies to cooling rack.  Enjoy!

Sorry, no Eat. Live. Be. today...we're supposed to talk about our play list.  Well, I have no play list!  I have not MP3 or IPOD.  :-)


The JR said...

Was very amazing that the school was not hit.

Vickie said...

At your mention of your blog last night I decided to give it a peak!! WOW, Randy is going to love these. Thanks.

Lisa said...

I can't imagine what it would be like to live through something like that. Thank goodness you're okay. Those cookies look awesome and sound so tasty. I hope you'll come by and link them up to Sweets for a Saturday.

Erica said...

The weather lately across the US has been crazy. And these cookies sound amazing. I love the idea of the cereal in them- I bet that adds a nice crunch and a total "what IS that" factor!! Enjoy your Sunday