Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Baking

With the luxury of enjoying our full kitchen, our home was recently a whirlwind of delightful activity! A good friend initiated spending some time making Valentines Day goodies to share with local friends and neighbors in our community. She came armed with 8 new recipes to try and a basketful of ingredients. And thus began our very *SWEET* afternoon!

Alaythia rolls out the sugar cookies.

Mixing up the chocolate/caramel brownies.
[Can't you just smell that delicious chocolate?!]

And Abi joined us for the afternoon! She opted for the job of unwrapping caramels. Many thanks for your prayers on her behalf. She's feeling much better after her surgery and her tests resulted in a clean bill of health! We're thanking the Lord!

"Grandma" takes time out to play with Joanna and Charissa.

Toffee-crunch bars

And Charissa is ready to start arranging the plates!


The finished product!

How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalm 119:103


Bethany Joy said...

Mmmm...all those treats look very good! Thanks for sharing the pictures, Rachel! Everyone looks so happy to be helping out!

Is that really Joanna in that picture?! She has grown so much! How old is she now?

Aww...Charissa looks so *sweet*!

Blessings, Wissmann family!

A.J. said...

Those look so yummy :)

Elizabeth said...

Mmmmmmm! Yummy! Sounds like y'all are having a fun time! And the treats look soooo good! :P
~God Bless!~

Lily said...

Yum! Ya'll are so creative. :D The treats look absolutely, deliciously amazing!!


Anonymous said...

Those look delicious! So thankful that everything went well with Abi's surgery and that she is feeling much better.



Hols said...

mmmmm.....would you please share the recipes for the Toffee Crunch bars and the pink covered balls of sweet goodness? :)



ajfcello said...

That all looks SO delicious!

David Kent said...

She's feeling much better after her surgery and her tests resulted in a clean bill of health! We're thanking the Lord!


Schumachers said...

Looks like you guys had fun! Just wondering if you are going to be at home this weekend? We are going to be in Lincoln for Bible Bowl. February 17th - 20th. :)
Jody Schumacher

Charity U said...

Amazing! Looks great. :)

Annie said...

Mmmm...looks delicious! I'm sure the recipients felt very blessed with the treats you made. =) I love baking too! In fact, just yesterday I made fruit pizza for my birthday, and it was delicious! =)
Also, on a side note, I was checking your schedule and saw that you are coming to Norwalk in July. I was so excited, because we live about 15-10 minutes from there. =) Then I realized we have camp that week...bummer! Currently our church does not have a building of our own (and we do not plan to); instead we rent a school on Sundays and Wednesday nights. But if we did have our own building, I'm sure we would invite y'all to come sing sometime! =)
Love in Christ,

Linda said...

Those goodies look yummy. What a fun way to spend an afternoon. Abi looks great, PTL! Joanna has really grown. Hard to believe is been almost a year.

Anonymous said...

How *sweet*...yum!

Anonymous said...

Happpy Valentines Day!! Love you Guys!

Anonymous said...

I just got in your CD Let the Rocks Cry out. Your family is astounding!!! God Bless you in everything you do!

Kristi said...

That is such a "sweet" idea! Would it be all right to ask for the recipe of the toffee crunch bars? That sounds deliciously yummy!!


Leah said...

Gorgeous. I love how you all are constantly productive and working together as a TEAM. It's very inspiring. May God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Looks like so much fun! I just wanted to say that I love your new blog, but I like your new website even more! The pictures are superb and the design is lovely! Great work! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing the photos! Glad that Abi is doing so well! Still praying for them!

God bless! Rebecca K.

Anonymous said...

Valentine Baking and Goodie Making
<3 *smile* <3