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I’ve been “Snack Director” (hehehe) for VBS for 6 years.  This year we had over 200 kids 3 of the 4 nights, and then all the kids brought their families for the closing program last night (200+ kids and all their families…holy moly!).  Anyways…lots of kids and lots of vbs volunteers means lots of snacks.  Here is a sample of some of the goodies from the week 😀

In a Jam Sandwiches (white bread and grape jelly, cut into hearts)

We served over 50 snacks at a time!

Faith Kabobs (fruit and cheese cubes)

Fishy Snack Mix

The first night we had sugar cookies with frosting and red sprinkles called Naaman Dippers…based on the story of Naaman.

It was a fun week, but honestly, I’m glad it’s over.  This is my last year of doing this and I’m glad to be passing the torch on to someone else 😀

Thank you to Kris, Crystal, and Angel for helping out all week.  You ladies are awesome!  Another thank you goes to Julie and her kiddos helping out last night for the closing program!

And if YOU made cookies for the closing program last night (because I know several of you did): THANK YOU!

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Several weeks ago, I came across a cobbler recipe by Ree Drummond, and this week I got a bag full of fresh picked cherries straight from my friend’s yard (thanks, Cindy!!).  So I went back to that cobbler recipe and here’s my version. 😀

Fruit Cobbler

  • 2 c sugar
  • 2 c flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 c milk
  • 1 c melted butter
  • 4 c washed & patted dry fresh fruit (I used cherries, blackberries, and peaches)
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter or spray with cooking spray a 9×13 pan.  Combine sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in your mixing bowl.  Add milk and blend well.  Pour in melted butter and stir to combine well.  Pour batter into pan.  Sprinkle fruit over top of batter.  Top fruit with 1/4 c sugar.  Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown.  Optional:  Top with another tablespoon of sugar 10 minutes before baking is complete.

This fruit is beautiful!!

Batter before adding fruit.

Cobbler before going into oven.

Done!!

Hello!!  Look at that fruit!!

I can’t even begin to tell you how good this is.  I had to send the rest of the pan up to the church just so I wouldn’t keep eating it!!

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Fruit Salad is really one of the easiest things to throw together for dessert.  And the possibilities are endless!!  Take advantage of the fresh fruit that is in season as well as the canned varieties.

Fruit Salad

  • 1 can of no-sugar added fruit cocktail
  • 1 can diced or sliced peaches, light syrup
  • 4 apples, chopped
  • 2 pkg blackberries
  • 2 large handfuls of grapes
  • any other fruit you like (bananas, blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, etc)  (if I had all of these fruits, I would have added them!)

Dump the fruit cocktail and peaches, juice and all in a large bowl.  The juice helps the other fruit to not brown.  Wash and chop the rest of your fruit (what needs to be chopped, at least).  Stir and serve.  For a little extra special treat…dollop a bit of whipped cream on top!

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Simply Fresh Dessert

Simple Fresh Dessert

  • 1 carton strawberries, cleaned & sliced
  • whipped cream
  • pound cake

Cut pound cake into chunks…top with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.  If you like your strawberries sweetened, sprinkle with a little sugar.

It doesn’t get any more simple than this!

And, oh, soooooo yummy!

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