Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ward Prayer

I live in a bubble.  I love this bubble.  Sometimes I forget that not everyone lives in that bubble with me.  I apologize.  Before I tell you all what I made for Ward Prayer, I will explain just what Ward Prayer is.

Ward Prayer is a social gathering every Sunday night (ours is at 9 pm) for our Singles Ward that my husband is a Bishopric member of.  They have a spiritual thought, and then say a prayer as a ward...hence the name, Ward Prayer.  We usually have about 80 to 100 people every Sunday night, and  I make treats for every Ward Prayer.

Ok now we can get on with it.  Here's what I made last Sunday...

Almond Poppy Seed Muffins
I love these.  I got the recipe from Betty Crocker.

Abby's chocolate chip cookies
This is not your ordinary chocolate chip cookie.  They have white chocolate chips, semi sweet, and milk chocolate chips.  There is also sweetened condensed milk in them!  You can't go wrong with that!  I got this recipe from my water aerobics teacher, Jolene.  I have no idea who Abby is, but i'm grateful for her cookies!  The recipe (posted at the bottom) makes about 85. They vanished quickly!

Lil' Smokies
Sorry, these never make a cute picture, but they taste awesome.  I searched everywhere for a decent sauce to cook these in.  You'll never guess what I came up with!  I mixed together Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce, and Grape Jelly. Yep, Grape Jelly.  I warmed the Lil' Smokies in two crock pots for a few hours first.  Then I poured over the sauce, and let it cook for another few hours.  It was REALLY good!  My husband, who doesn't like Lil Smokies, even loved them!  There were no leftovers!

Here's a couple more food items that I made for Ward Prayer a few weeks ago... 

Red Velvet cookies, Swedish Rosettes (I made these with my in-laws), and a Raspberry Chipotle Sauce poured over cream cheese, served with crackers.

 Lots of cooking...lots of fun!  Here's the recipe for those cookies.

Abby's Chocolate Chip Cookies

1lb butter-room temp

2 cups brown sugar

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 eggs-room temp
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
6 cups flour
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup malted milk powder (carnation)

Coconut, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, semisweet chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream butter for 2 minutes, add sugars one at a time and cream for 5

minutes. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Add sweetened milk. Combine

all the dry ingredients then add to mixer, combine just until mixed. Add the
coconut and chips in the proportions you prefer. One ungreased cookie sheet,
place big scoops about the size of an ice cream scoop. Bake at 350 for only
12 minutes, you still want them soft in the middles. Enjoy!!

I only used 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, but I think I will cut it out altogether next time I make them.  I also didn't add the coconut, because I didn't have any.  




  1. Your ward must absolutely LOVE you! I saw that you posted the recipe for the white bean chicken chili and I'll definitely be trying that soon, along with those cookies of course :)

  2. can't wait to do some cooking with you next week!!!
    your food looks awesome!