Located in the wilds of Wyoming, the name Freshwater was chosen as a Western analogy to Christ. Just as He is the Living Water, and we must have Him to have eternal life, any desert dweller knows the importance of fresh water to life, both for self, and the nourishment of crops or livestock. By taking nourishment in God and His word, we strengthen our own relationship with Him, our faith, and the quality and abundance of our fruitfulness.

Our keystone verse is from Jeremiah, Chapter 17, Verse 8: "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see whenSave heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

The fruit that we speak of is mentioned in Galatians 5:22
"22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

And the heat could be anything we experience that might test our faith in God; trials and tribulations, relationships, anything that focuses our love and attention anywhere but on Him...

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Key Lime Pound Cake - with a substitution

Check out this fabulously fun Key Lime Pound Cake  recipe from Southern Living.

I doubled the recipe so I could make a pound cake, and try it out as a cupcake as well.

A lot of my cupcakes did fall, and I think I may have overloaded my bundt pan.

 The glaze is super easy to make and soaked right into the cake, giving it a little extra zing.

I did make one little switch. I live in Wyoming, so fresh key lime juice is a challenge, and I had some Mojito flavored syrup, so I tried that instead. 

These were delicious, and my family and friends could not stop eating them!

This took first place at the fair, and the Judges Choice ribbon!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Cookie Jar 2021 and Fair 2021 Results

I originally had a little different plan for my Fair Cookie Jar Entry for 2021, but when my folks found and sent a bunch of my great grandma's recipes, I changed it up a little. I've shared quite a few recipes from Dot, and some of those ended up in this cookie jar, along with our family's No Bake Recipe, and some Lemon Madeilines.

Can you see the teapot and the teacup?

I'll have to take a picture of the ribbon, but the jar got second place at the county fair!


Paul won first prize in the Men's Bread for his Naan!

Every book we entered placed, some of my photos, and some baked goods.