Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mixed Berry Crisp Recipe

We recently went wild raspberry picking out in the country.  Last year, we found plenty to pick and made some wild raspberry jam.  This year, we did not find enough raspberries to make jam, but we found enough to make a little bit of something.  I decided I would use the raspberries to make a berry crisp.  I added the wild raspberries in with some frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries) and made a mixed berry crisp.  This dessert goes well served with ice cream or topped with whipped cream.  Yummy!

Mixed Berry Crisp

4 1/2 cups berries of your choice
1/4 cup honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix berries and honey together, set aside.  In another bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  Mix well, then add melted butter.  Continue to mix until crumbly.  Place half of the mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan, pressing with a spoon to make a crust.  Top the crust with the berry mixture, and spoon the rest of the oat/flour mixture on top.  Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until top is golden brown.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Enter A Giveaway, Help Save An Orphan

Many have heard of the Reece's Rainbow orphan ministry.  Their focus is on helping international orphans with special needs find good, loving homes.  Many of these children would face almost certain death in mental institutions after they reach four years of age.  When these children are adopted by loving families, their lives are literally saved.  One of my friends adopted several children through Reece's Rainbow.  I have seen firsthand not only what it takes to adopt even one of these children (alot of love and commitment, and unfortunately alot of money too), but I have also seen the difference a loving family makes for these children. 

The blog With Love To Share is having a giveaway to raise funds for their upcoming adoption of an HIV+ orphan.  They are giving away an American Girl Doll of the winner's choice.  To enter, hop on over to their blog and make a donation of $10 for one entry, or $25 for three entries.  Even if you don't win, you will be helping to save the life of a child.  The giveaway is open through September 15th.