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Recipes for Life, Happiness, More - Sayings/Poems

Postby krafteekaren » Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:17 pm

Archiver's Note: Here is a separate thread on the Christmas Board with some 'recipes' - some or all could be included here as well. No extra time just now to double-check:
http://www.craftsayings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18733

Date Posted: 00:51:42 04/30/03 Wed
Author: jazbo
Subject: Unusual recipe search...please help

If I knew what these were called I would do my own research, but I am looking for recipes like this:

BABY CAKES
a meltable heart
lots of money
a good babysitter
1 close grandma (2 are preferred)
trunk full of patience
a little imagination
lots of hugs & kisses
a gentle but firm hand
rhymes, games & music
Have a plan! (But don't worry about following it. Kids have a way of changing the rules!)

PRESERVING CHILDREN
a bunch of children
1 large sandy beach
a pound of pretty little sea shells
couple of puppies
2 quarts of sea
some blue sky
a dash of sunshine

Mix the children & puppies, put them on a beach & stir. Pour the sea over the shells, sprinkle the beach with sand. Add a deep blue sky & spread sunshine all around. When thoroughly browned, remove & cool in a bathtub. Enjoy!

I call them "Recipes for Life" but I have no idea what they are really called. Can anyone help with links or recipes?

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- fauxma, 10:32:55 05/02/03 Fri [1]

a couple more for you Jazbo...

A Balanced Diet
1/4 bible reading
1/4 prayer
1/4 sharing your faith
1/4 fellowships with other believers
Put these ingredients into your life everyday and you will become a victorious, well balanced, spirit filled Christian

For Friendship
2 heaping cups of Patience
1 heart full of Love
2 handsfuls of Generosity
Dash of Laughter
1 full cup of Understanding
2 cups Loyalty
Mix well and sprinkle generously with kindness. Spread this irrestible delicacy over a lifetime and serve everyone you meet.

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- Jen, 11:26:26 05/02/03 Fri [1]

Hi ladies, here is some that I found, I don't know the authors.

Hazards of Cake Baking
Light oven; get out bowl, spoons, and ingredients. Grease pan, crack nuts. Remove 18 blocks and seven toy autos from kitchen table. Measure two cups of flour; remove Johnny's hands from flour; wash flour off him.
Put flour, baking powder, and salt in sifter. Get dustpan and brush up pieces of bowl that Johnny knocked on floor. Get another bowl. Answer the doorbell. Return to kitchen. Remove Johnny's hands from bowl. Wash Johnny. Get out egg. Answer phone. Return. Take out greased pan. Remove 1/4" salt fom pan. Look for Johnny. Return to kitchen and find Johnny; remove his hands from bowl; wash shortening, etc., off him. Take up greased pan and find 1/4" layer of nutshells in it. Head for Johnny, who flees, knocking bowl off table. Wash kitchen floor. Wash table. Wash walls. Wash dishes. Call a baker. Lie down.

Friendship Salad
One cup of Tolerance and one of Trust
Two cups of Loyalty and never a Thrust
Blend in True Understanding and Good Measure
Mix Faith and Good Sportsmanship in all pleasure
Add for seasoning a pinch of Humor and Wit,
A few grains of Kindness won't hurt a bit.
Use Confidence and Courage, let none go to waste.
Mix in a bowl with oil of Love to taste.
This above all: To Thine Own Self Be True!

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- jazbo, 15:10:42 05/02/03 Fri [1]

Here's one I just found, looking for something else!

Marinate servant heart in a blend of Scripture, prayer, and faith till tender. Blend together generous portions of kindness, patience, and endurance. Stir in a dash of wisdom, an ounce of preparation, one smiling face, and two loving arms.
Leaven with laughter and humility.
Combine all ingredients in a jar of clay and heat in Refiner's fire until warmth and a sweet aroma radiate from the vessel.
Store at room temperature.
Serves multitudes!
(Kit MacLeod)

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- jen, 16:06:43 05/02/03 Fri [1]

Recipe For A Happy Home
To one half cup of thoughtfulness, add one cup of Understanding.
Cream together with a pinch of powdered Tenderness.
Very lightly beat in a bowl of Loyalty.
With a cup of Faith, one of Hope and one of Charity.
Be sure to add a spoonful each of Gaiety that sings.
And also the ability to Laugh at little things.
Moisten with the sudden tears of heartfelt Sympathy.
Bake in a Good Natured pan, and sprinkle generously with Love.
And serve repeatedly.

Take Time For Ten Things
1. Take time to work
It is the price of success
2. Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
3. Take time to play.
It is the secret of youth.
4. Take time to read.
It is the foundation of knowledge.
5. Take time to worship
It is the highway to reverance and washes
the dust of earth from our eyes.
6. Take time to help and enjoy friends.
It is the source of happiness.
7. Take time to love.
It is the sacrament of life.
8. Take time to dream.
It hitches the soul to the stars.
9. Take time to laugh.
It is singing that helps with life's loads.
10. Take time to plan.
It is the secret of being able to
have time to take time for the first
nine things.

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- fairgrammie, 11:50:20 05/03/03 Sat [1]
these were hanging on the walls in my kitchen

How Preserve A WifeTo

Pick One Fresh
from the garden.
Not to green just
Ripe for the picking.

Handle Gently
for they bruise easily.

Sweeten with Love
Add Trust and Honesty.
and a pinch of desire
Blend until Cuddly.

Do Not Beat

Preserve over a steady fire
of warmath and affection
teasing occasionally.

Do Not Pickle
or put in hot water
this makes them bitter.

Serve with a dollop
of T.L.C.
******************************
How to Preserve a Husband

Pick one Fresh
from the Market
Not to Green but
tender and healthy.

Handle Gently
for they bruise easily

Sweeten with Smiles
Blend with Patience
humor and a pinch
of mischief.

Do Not Beat

Preserve over steady Fire
of warmth and affection
Kissing often

Do not Pickle
or put in Hot water
this makes them bitter

Serve with a dollop
of T. L. C.

[> [> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- fairgrammie, 12:00:52 05/03/03 Sat [1]

Life's Recipe

1 cup of good thoughts
1 cup of Kind deeds
1 cup of consideration for others
2 cups of sacrifice for others
3 cups of forgiveness
3 cups of well-beaten faults

Mix above ingredents thoroughly. Add tears of Joy, sorrow and sympathy for others. Flavor with little bites of Love. Fold in 4 cups of prayer and faith. Pour into daily life, and bake well with the heat of human kindness.
Serve with a Smile

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- kritterno1, 20:00:35 06/14/03 Sat [1]

Got this today with my issue of Taste Of Home's Quick Cooking.

Recipe for 'A Happy Marriage'

Take two happy people and seperate them from their parents. Add the following ingredients in generous porportions:
Love
Acceptance
Respect
Communication
Patience
Kindness
Gentleness
Self-Control
Commitment
Faith
Hope
Truth
Mix together, then throughly sift in daily life, Strain out jealously, arragance, selfishness, provocation and accounting of wrongs. Bake in the trials and tribulations of life for 50 years, then celebrate when golden.

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- ~BETTY~, 10:49:53 06/15/03 Sun [1]

RECIPE FOR A WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIP

1 cup Courtesy
1/2 cup Patience
1/4 cup Forgiveness
2 cups Understanding
1 cup Encouragement
2 tsp. Unselfishness

Stir in a pinch of Praise.
Add a dash of Wit and Humor.
Season with Faith and Confidence,
Put it in a 16 x 9 pan, bake on 350° for a Lifetime
and serve with generous portions of Love and Kindness.

Have A Tasty Day
Bon Appetit, My Wonderful Friend

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- jazbo, 12:12:06 05/10/03 Sat [1]

Thanks everyone. I just found this one, as I was searching for survival kits.

Gingerbread man

1 Heaping c. encouragement
1 c. melted compassion
2 c. hope
1 c. love
1 Tbsp. faith (it only takes a little)
2 large attitude
lots of hugs in assorted sizes

Cream encouragement & compassion together. Add hope, love & faith. Mix thoroughly till smooth. Slowly add the unbeaten attitude. Batter should be firm but not yielding. Knead gently. Roll in hugs & cut out desired shape. Add stars for eyes & a kiss. Bake in a warm oven. Excellent when shared with a friend.

Can't you just 'smell' the cinnamon-y aroma of freshly baked gingerbread men? Yummmm!!!!!

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- Mad Mary, 17:51:37 05/14/03 Wed [1]

I just loved the "Hazards of Cake Baking" one. I copied/pasted it into a Word doc. and changed all the Johnies to my sons name and I'm going to use it in his scrapbook with some pictures of him helping me cook which we do quite often, he's a pro at licking egg beaters clean (LOL). TOO CUTE!

Jazbo is right. These poems can be used for a ton of different idea's. Jazbo, I loved your idea of of using them in gift baskets with baking stuff in them. I'm currently making my Dad a recipe/memory scrapbook that has only Heart Smart recipes (not easy to find) I'll have to include a few of these recipes in it for fun.

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- Becky, 22:25:40 05/14/03 Wed [1]

I tried to post this earlier, but it did not come thru, so if this ends up being a double post, I apologize!! This is not one of the "life recipe" posts, but it is cute and definatly unusual!!

Elephant Stew

1 elephant
2 c. salt
2 c. pepper

Cut elephant into 1 inch cubes, frequently adding pinches of salt and pepper. (This will take approximately 72 days.) Add enough brown gravy to cover. Cook over keosene fire about 4 weeks at 465 degrees. If more than 3,800 are expected for dinner, 2 rabbits may be added. But do this only if necessary because most people do not like to find hare in their stew.

I am not sure of the author on this one, it is out of a church recipe book. Hope you enjoy! Bek

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- kritterno1, 02:02:59 04/30/03 Wed [1]

I just happen to have the children recipe in one of my few cookbooks.

Recipe For Preserving Children
1 grass-grown field
Frogs, turtles, kitties, etc.
1 brook
Pebbles
Several dogs, puppies
1/2 dozen children or more

Into the field, pour the children and dogs and such, allowing to mix well. Pour some brook over the pebbles until slightly frothy. When the children are nicely browned by the sun, cool in warm tub. When dry, serve with milk and freshly baked cookies.
(Author unknown)

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- fairgrammie, 14:45:32 04/30/03 Wed [1]

KITCHEN A LA QUEEN

Take four walls
Add floor that's been waxed
Sprinkle lighlty with samll boy tracks

Set a corner aside for a rocking chair, that you and a yellow cat can share.
Place an old stone jar on a window sill, for daises or bittersweet to fill.

Hope you can use this will send more soon as I can get this grandchild taken of. He needs some cookies Gwen
Arrange antiques on shelves, in nooks. Leave room for dishes and recipe books.
Season with essence of new baked bread. Add hungry yongesters, keep well fed.
Mix cookies and milk as the need arises. Have hot dogs ready for club day crisis. Sift and discard unessential chores. Put worries to soak while you step out doors.
As a final touch for a perfect blend, garnish you kitchen with loving friends.

Author Unknown

Hope you can use this have more to send if I can stay connected, Keeps kicking me off today. Gwen

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- fairgrammie, 15:05:02 04/30/03 Wed [1]

RECIPE FOR A HAPPY FAMILY

1 husband 1 package work
1 wife 1 package playing together
children, 1 Bible for each 1 portion patience
1 Home 1 portion of understanding
generous portion of prayer 1 portion forgiveness
3 cups Love (firmly packed) 1 cup kisses

Mix throughly and sprinkle with awareness. Bake in moderate oven of everyday life, using as fuel all the grudges and past unpleasantness. Cool. Turn out onto a platter of cheerfulness. Garnish with tears and laughter in large helpings. Serve God, Country and Community.

Author Unknown

PRESERVING CHILDREN Just a little diffrent than others.

Half dozen children
2 or 3 small dogs
1 Large Grassy field, containing lots of pebbles and a brook.
Flowers of all colors
Blue Sky
Fresh sunshine

Throughly mix together the children and dogs. Put them in the large grassy field. Stirring continually. Pour a pinch of brook over the pebbles, sprinkle the field with flowers. Spread over all a Blue sky. And bake in the hot sun. When the children are brown remove and cool in bath tub.

Author unknown

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- fairgrammie, 15:30:21 04/30/03 Wed [1]

HOW TO PRESERVE A HUSBAND

Be careful in the selection; do not choose too ripe, too unripe, or too old.
Best results obtained if he as been reared in a healtly atmosphere.
Some insist on keeping him in a pickle, others prefer to keep him in hot water.
Such treatment however, makes the husband sour, hard and sometimes bitter.
Many housewives have found that even poor varieties can be rendered tender and good by a garnish of patience, the sweetening of a smile and the flavoring of a kiss to taste.
Wrap him in a mantle of charity, place him over a warm steady fire of domestic devotions, serve with peaches and cream.

By Julie Birch

HAPPINESS CAKE

4 cups Faith in God
1 cup Kind Deeds
1 cup Consideration for Others
2 cups Sacrifice
2 cups well Beaten Faults
3 cups Forgiveness

Mix throughly; add tears of Joy, Love and Kindly Services, Fold in 4 cups of Prayers and Faith. Blend well with warmth of human kindness and serve with a smile anytime.
It will satisy the hunger of starved souls.

Author unknown

Hope these have helped some. You have helped me when I need it and want to return the favor. Gwen

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- jazbo, 18:37:08 04/30/03 Wed [1]

Thanks, Gwen. Those are all new to me. How did you find them? {{{Hugs}}}

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- Marie, 19:14:06 04/30/03 Wed [1]

Hi Jazbo!
Here are a few sites to check:

http://www.oldlutheran.com/kitchen/life/ -- Recipes for Life
http://hometown.aol.com/BBBBG21/page18.html – Recipes for Life (most of the ones posted above)
http://members.cox.net/maltshop/recipesforlife.htm – assorted recipes

I haven't finished my checking yet ... will get back to you.

[> [> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- jacksmum, 21:13:51 04/30/03 Wed [1]

Recipes for Jazbo
http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/ewcw11/recipes.html

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- fauxma, 10:38:04 06/03/03 Tue [1]

thanks for bumpin' this up kritternol... i just came in to look for it too... you're esp is working fine...

THE GARDEN - For your daily living

Plant Three Rows of Peas
-peas of mind
-peas of heart
-peas of soul

Plant Four Rows of Squash
-squash gossip
-squash indifference
-squash grumbling
-squash selfishness

Plant Four Rows of Lettuce
-lettuce be faithful
-lettuce be kind
-lettuce be patient
-lettuce really love one another

Don't forget the turnip
-turnip for meeting
-turnip for service
-turnip to help one another

And We Must Have Thyme
-thyme for each other
-thyme for family
-thyme for friends

Water Freely with Patience and Cultivate with Love
--- author unknown -- was in Daytripper may-june 2003... volume 9...issue 2............

Heya Jazbo you must be getting quite the collection... hugz

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- Rhonda, 11:56:22 06/03/03 Tue [1]

Recipe For One Great Kid

2 c. laughs and giggles
1 c. mischief
3 T. honey-blond hair
2 large brown eyes
1 lively tongue
2 helpful hands
1 warm, understanding heart
1 active, curious brain
2 c. songs, some silly and some serious
1 funny cleft chin
10 curly toes, always bare
1/4 t. freckles
Mix all together. Makes one, and only one, (insert childs name).
Serve in large helpings raw, and enjoy.
You will find this kid absolutely delightful.
shared by Patsy to me
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Food Prayer

Lettuce be kind to one another,
Egg yourself on to speak to someone about God.
Spice up your life with giving
Pears that work together make peachy homes.
Rolls of magazines to read? Instead
Catsup on your Bible reading
Butter think about enteral life
Dressing to go out? Then we'll
Meat you in Church.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ChitChat Pattern Recipe

Chit Chat Pattern Recipe Ingredients:

1 email Tid Bit, Chit Chat, Poem or Joke
1 Current event from your life
1C Creativity
1T Imagination
3C Intended recipients favorite color
2t Humor or whimsy
1lb Love
1 Web browser and favorite search engine
3 Craft lists or more (the more the better)

Instructions:
Take an email tid bit, from one of the email lists you subscribe to,
combine with something going on in your life; stir in creativity and mix
thoroughly!
Add 1T imagination, 2t humor, 1lb love and stir again. Type up whatever
you have so far and send in an email to your favorite craft list. Wait a
little while and see what other ingredients you get back. In the mean time
type a description of your project into your favorite search engine and see
what you get. Add any other good ingredients you find and mix thoroughly. Go back through your emails and see if there are any more good ingredients that you can add to your project. Re-mix all of the above. Find some more stuff on the internet and mix again! Prepare in the intended recipients favorite color and serve.

Author Unknown

[> Re: Unusual recipe search...please help -- jazbo, 12:53:56 06/03/03 Tue [1]

Hey everyone - thanks for the great new additions. I thought this thread had fallen off the board by now.

Here's one I just ran across:

Christmas By the Cupful
A heaping cup of happiness,
2 of love & caring,
1 of understanding,
1 of joyful sharing.
A level cup of wisdom,
1 of artful living,
1 of thoughtful insight,
1 of selfless giving.
Mix ingredients together,
Toss in a little flair,
Serve to everyone you know
Topped with a tiny prayer.

May every measure of happiness be yours this Christmastime!
----------

That was off of an old Christmas card. Does anyone remember this kind: Dark red, dark blue or sometimes black with white or silver printing. Often there was a 'recipe' as the card.

(Put this poem with a box of Jell-O)
This gift of common Jell-O is to do with what you may;
Create a culinary feat or tuck the box away,
Should you choose to 'tuck away' & keep its promise hidden,
You will never know the masterpiece you might have bidden.

But if instead you choose to spur its creativity,
It becomes far greater than it was originally.
Within each box of Jell-O, as within humanity,
Are the seeds of latent promise of a something yet to be.

But the seeds are not so lowly within the human soul,
When fed with love & prayer, eternal life becomes the goal.
For the greatness in each one of us it touched by godly powers,
And when it manifests itself, our souls' potential - flowers.
...Gloria Ashton

I got that poem years ago with the Jell-o, as a gift.
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Date Posted: 09:06:08 01/22/04 Thu
Author: Kaye
Subject: Favor for Cookie Baking Contest

Hi - I'm new here & have enjoyed reading all the great posts! I'm having a cookie baking contest for some 5th & 6th grade girls at my church & would like to give them each a small favor to take home. Was thinking about an inspirational "recipe for happiness" bookmark or something. Any ideas? Thanks so much.

Replies:

[> Re: Favor for Cookie Baking Contest -- Virginia/WA, 14:16:03 01/22/04 Thu [1]
Check out this web site --- has alot of great idea's
www.creativeladiesministry.com

[> Re: Favor for Cookie Baking Contest -- jenjoy, 19:17:01 01/22/04 Thu [1]

I really got on a roll for this one......is this too long for what you are looking for?

Jenjoy's Recipe for Happiness

Recipe for Happiness
Take one cup of joyfulness
And stir in lots of love
Fold some of your blessings in
A gift from God above
Sprinkle in a little prayer
Shake it 'til content
Add a pinch of angel dust
The kind that's heaven sent
Add some daily scripture in
Then gently mix it up
Next, a little humor
Of laughter add a cup,
Measure up some worship time
Humming all the while
Add some generosity
And friendship with a smile
Substitutions can be made
With direction from the Lord
Any advice otherwise
Should really be ignored
Now grease the pan with turmoil
Even though it may seem rough
Just continue to keep rubbing ‘til
God decides when its enough
Now bake it all inside your heart
Each and everyday
With lots of warmth and goodness
And serve it up each day!
Jennifer Byerly

[> Re: Favor for Cookie Baking Contest -- Kaye, 15:17:06 01/23/04 Fri [1]
Jennifer, thank you for the great poem - not too long at all! I'll have to find some cute cookie cutters or a mini rolling pin to attach to it. Thanks again!
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Recipes for Happiness, Friendship, Happy Home & More

Postby crafterwannabe » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:54 am

Date Posted: 08:24:52 08/09/04 Mon
Author: msjunejoy
Subject: Recipes for Happiness, Friendship, Life, Happy Holidays, etc.

Thank you Jazbo for reminding me that I had these in my files. I think they could be used in some of the crafts somehow if some crafty minds would come up with suggestions. Anyone have more to add to these?

A Happy Home Recipe
4 c Of love
2 c Of loyalty
3 c Forgiveness
1 c Friendship
5 Spoons of hope
2 Spoons of tenderness
4 qt Of faith
1 Barrel of laughter

Take love and loyalty, mix them throughly with Faith. Blend it with tenderness, kindness and understanding. Add friendship and hope, sprinkle abundantly with laughter. Bake it with sunshine. Serve daily with generous helpings
author unknown to me
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Recipe for Happiness
" I have a little recipe that isn't hard to make
But you must always start as soon as you awake.
Take a great big mixing bowl and fill it with a smile
Mix half a cup of sunshine with good deeds to last a while.
Add a pinch of work and play, a pinch of thoughtfulness and care
But don't bake it in the oven, just spread it around everywhere."

A smile is a free gift,
you can give
to anyone
anytime.
author unknown to me
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Recipe For A Good Day
Take two parts of unselfishness and
One part of patience and work together.
Add plenty of industry.
Lighten with good spirits and
Sweeten with kindness.
Put in smiles as thick as raisins in plum pudding and
Bake by the warmth which streams from a loving heart.
If this fails to make a good day,
The fault is not with the recipe
But with the cook!
author unknown to me
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Recipe For A Happy Christmas
Fill a house with equal parts of Love, Hope, & Peace.
Add The Joy of children, the Strength of older people,
and the Spirit of Christ.
Spread over all the Blessings of Contentment.
Season with the music of Laughter
Sprinkle with Kisses.
Warm before a crackling fire.
Serve with Great Welcome and Much Cheer.
author unknown to me
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Recipe for Life
1 Heaping cup of encouragement
1 cup of melted compassion
2 cups of hope
1 cup of love
1 tablespoon of faith (it only takes a little)
2 large attitude
Lots of hugs in assorted sizes

Cream encouragement and compassion together. Add hope, love, and faith. Mix thoroughly until smooth. Slowly add the unbeaten attitude. Batter should be firm but not unyielding. knead gently. Roll in hugs and cut out to the desired shape. Add stars for eyes and a kiss. Bake in a warm oven. Excellent when shared with a friend.
author unknown to me
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Recipe for a Happy New Year
Take 12 fine, full-grown months,
see that these are thoroughly cleansed
from all old memories of bitterness, rancor, hate, and jealousy.
Cut these months into 30 or 31 equal parts.
(This batch will keep for one year.)
Do not attempt to make more than one batch at a time-
many people spoil the entire lot in this way.
Prepare one day at a time as follows
Into each day, put
12 parts of faith,
11 of patience,
10 of courage,
9 of work
8 of hope,
7 of fidelity,
6 of open-mindedness,
5 of kindness,
4 of rest
3 of prayer,
2 of meditation, and
One of well-selected resolution.
If you have no conscientious scruples,
add a teaspoonful of good spirits,
a dash of fun,
a pinch of folly,
a sprinkling of play
and a heaping cupful of good humor.
Pour love liberally into the whole, and
mix with vim. Cook thoroughly in a fervent heat.
Garnish with a few smiles
and a sprig of joy;
then serve with quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness
...and a Happy New Year is a certainty.
author unknown to me
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Recipe for a Wonderful Day
These ingredients are not always easy to find,
but once you have done so,
never leave them behind
1 cup friendly words
2 heaping cups understanding
2 cups milk of human kindness
4 heaping teaspoons time & patience
Pinch of warm personality
a dash of dry humor
the spice of life
Here are the directions for mixing these things:
Keep in hand, the results bring much happiness
Measure words carefully, add understanding
to human kindness,
Sift together 3 times, before using ,
use generous amounts of time & patience,
and cook slowly.
Keep temperature low; do not boil.
Add a dash of dry humor,
a pinch of warm personality
and season to taste with the spice of life.
Serve with individual molds.
Works best when made by a good mixer!
So here you have it, what more can I say!
Follow instructions and you'll have a
"WONDERFUL DAY!"
author unknown to me
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Recipe For Christmas Joy
1/2 cup Hugs
4 tsp Kisses
4 cups Love
1 cup Special Holiday Cheer
1/2 cup Peace on Earth
3 tsp Christmas Spirits
2 cups Goodwill Toward Man
1 Sprig of Mistletoe
1 medium-size bag of Christmas Snowflakes (the regular kind won't do!)

Mix hugs, kisses, smiles and love until consistent. Blend in holiday cheer, peace on earth, Christmas spirits and good will toward men. Use the mixture to fill a large, warm heart, where it can be stored for a lifetime, (it never goes bad!). Serve as desired under mistletoe, sprinkled liberally with special Christmas Snowflakes. It is especially good when accompanied by Christmas Carols and family get-togethers. Serve to one and all.
author unknown to me
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Recipe For Friendship
Fold two hands together
And express a dash of sorrow
Marinate it overnight
And work on it tomorrow.
Chop one grudge in tiny pieces
Add several cups of love.
Dredge with a large sized smile
Mix with the ingredients above.
Dissolve the hate within you,
By doing a good deed,
Cut in and help your friend,
If he should be in need.
Stir in laughter, love, and kindness
From the heart it has to come,
Toss with genuine forgiveness
And give your neighbor some.
The amount of people served
Will depend on you,
It can serve the whole wide world,
If you really want it to
author unknown to me

Replies:
[> Re: Recipes for Happiness, Friendship, Life, Happy Holidays, etc. -- jazbo, 08:57:00 08/09/04 Mon [1]
Yes, these 'recipes' are wonderful to have. I use them on greeting cards; in scrapbooking & even used them in a church women's cookbook. Here are some of my favs:

Food Prayer
Lettuce be kind to one another,
Egg yourself on to speak to someone about God.
Spice up your life with giving
Pears that work together make peachy homes.
Rolls of magazines to read? Instead
Catsup on your Bible reading
Butter think about eternal life
Dressing to go out? Then we'll
Meat you in Church

Recipe for a Keepsake Cookbook
Start with a generous helping of your favorite recipes
Spice with memories, anecdotes, and stories.
Fold in photos, drawings, or doodles
Pepper with dashes of humor and nostalgia to taste.
Combine all and blend well. Serve up to yourself, family, and friends.

Raising children
1 c. Prov. 22:6
2 Tab. Prov. 19:18
dash of Prov. 23:13
pinch of Eph. 6:4
1 Tab. Prov. 3:15
½ c. Titus 2:3-7
Mix all ingredients. Add 1 c. persistence & 1 c. love. Whip until right consistency. (This recipe recommended by the Creator of all mankind.)

Recipe for a good complexion.
For the lips - Truth
For the Voice - Prayer
For the Eyes - Pity
For the Hands - Charity
For the Figure - Uprightness
For the Heart - Love
Mix well together.
The result is satisfaction to oneself and agreeable to others

Recipe for Discovery
1 teacher
8-12 young minds
1-2 c. curiosity
4-5 spoonfuls fun
hands-on participation
patience
laughter
enthusiasm
Combine talented teacher & eager young minds; add cupfuls of curiosity & spoonfuls of fun. Blend in generous amounts of hands-on participation mixed with patience. Sprinkle with laughter & serve with enthusiasm.

Family Stew
Take one large pot. Mix together assorted sizes, shapes & temperaments of mom & dad. Add children gradually with care & love. Sprinkle on dreams, encouragement, patience, honesty & pride. Stir in work, friends, pets, school, life’s ups & downs, church, picnics, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, nuts & bolts. Don’t forget some craziness, kisses 7 hugs, fanny pats & more patience. Mix in tooth fairies, Santa Claus, angels, witches, gremlins & goblins. Take a large scoop of luck, an abundance of energy. Keep blending constantly with all the other ingredients.
Bring to a boil – then simmer for 20 or more years over a very moderate flame. If the stew becomes too thick after 15 years or so turn heat off (teen years). Stew can turn unpredictable at this time. All stews are original & need generous amounts of imagination, fortitude & tolerance to keep from turning rancid. The magic of this incredible stew is that after 50 years the aroma still lingers 7 the pot never empties, although the flavor may very depending on taste, preference & seasonings! Bon Appetit!!

RECIPE FOR A GRANDCHILD
2 tsp. of love
4 C. of care
6 T. of attention
8 C. of hugs
10 tsp. of kisses
Mix 8 cups of Hugs with 10 teaspoons of Kisses in large bowl. Next put 6 tablespoons of Attention in the large bowl. Mix 4 cups of Care and 2 teaspoons of Love in small bowl, then mix well and you have a grandchild.

RECIPE FOR HAPPY MEMORIES
Start with two special friends - Mix in lots of fun and a dash of mischief! Season with plenty of affection.
Note: This recipe travels well over long distances.

Snowman Recipe
3 balls of snow, well packed
1 carrot
5 pieces of coal
2 sticks
1 hat
1 scarf
Lots of love
Just add snow

[> Re: Recipes for Happiness, Friendship, Life, Happy Holidays, etc. -- msjunejoy, 09:51:46 08/09/04 Mon [1]
Thank You Jazbo, I'll add yours to my collection!

[> Re: Recipes for Happiness, Friendship, Life, Happy Holidays, etc. -- jenjoy, 12:24:03 08/09/04 Mon [1]
Here's one I wrote some time a go...I wrote it in poem form (of course! lol!!) I also have one I wrote for Motherhood (Recipe for Motherhood) if you are interested.

Archiver's Note: To avoid a duplicate post, see post above for Jenjoy's Recipe for Happiness.

[> Re: Recipes for Happiness, Friendship, Life, Happy Holidays, etc. -- msjunejoy, 17:46:37 08/09/04 Mon [1]
Jennifer, that is very good, yes I would like to see the one on Motherhood, knowing you wrote it I know it is a good one.

[> Re: Recipes for Happiness, Friendship, Life, Happy Holidays, etc. -- jenjoy, 18:11:55 08/09/04 Mon [1]

Here's the one I did for motherhood...(Archiver's Note: This is also on the Mother's Day Announcement thread.)

RECIPE FOR MOTHERHOOD
Take a cup of happiness
Mix it well with love
Add a bit of tenderness
Fresh from God above
Next a little gentleness
Worked in with a rub
Fold in a lot of patience
Then stir inside a tub
Soften up a giant heart
Make sure it’s warm and true
Measure out some pride and joy
Of friendship add a few
Slice and dice all criticism
Add hugs and kisses in
Humble bits of character
And “keep an upper chin”!
Cover all ingredients
With prayer for each day
Sit back and let it start to rise
And watch your children play
Place your mixture in an oven
Right out of the bowl
And soon you’ll find that life will be
Blessed and always full!
© 2004 Jennifer Byerly

[> Re: Recipes for Happiness, Friendship, Life, Happy Holidays, etc. -- Caboobie, 18:35:45 08/09/04 Mon [1]
The vicar at my son's wedding told us there were twelve very important words to remember in a marriage. They were:

I was wrong
I am sorry
Please forgive me
I love you


and when you think about it, they are so true. Don't you agree?

[> Re: Recipes for Happiness, Friendship, Life, Happy Holidays, etc. -- msjunejoy, 21:13:26 08/09/04 Mon [1]
Very good Jen! I love it!
and Yvonne, That is good advice and everyone should remember!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
...saw this on another board and thought it would fit nicely here - crafterwannabe

Recipe for a Miracle

1 cup Tension
2 cups Stress
1 ½ teaspoons of Guilt
2 heaping cups of Limited Time
3/4 tablespoon of Urgency
A dash of "No Other Choice"
3 heaping cups of Faith

Fold ingredients gently into a bowl. Mix vigorously and add a few tears. You'll sweat a little as you knead the dough. Pack it firmly between your hopes and dreams and form into a perfect little ball. Sprinkle it with a little faith (I recommend Hebrews 11), rolling the ball in the flour until fully covered.

Place it under a veil of belief and allow it to rise.

Put it in an oven that has been pre-set at the perfect temperature for the heat of trials and tribulations.

Allow it to brown under the warmth of God's love. Remove after due season and allow to cool in the confidence of His promise.

Garnish with your praises. Arrange neatly on a platter of thankfulness and serve to friends, families and, oh yes, strangers . . . invite them too!

Pass on the recipe to all who request it and let them know that with this recipe, they have the makings of a miracle!

- Unknown Author
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Postby crafterwannabe » Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:01 pm

LIFE - MAKE IT ONE THAT SAYS, "WOW, WHAT A RIDE!"

Date Posted: 15:12:47 08/22/04 Sun
Author: jenjoy
Subject: A great message to read

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! What a ride!"

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.
Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, Whether it's family, pets,
keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable,
improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next
county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

And if you don't send this to at least 8 people - who cares?

But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day.

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[> Re: A great message to read -- Barbie, 15:17:35 08/22/04 Sun [1]
That was beautiful. How true it really is. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!:)

[> Re: A great message to read -- Marti, 18:33:41 08/22/04 Sun [1]
I especially like the opening paragraph. My sentiments exactly. I don't want to have any leftover health, leftover energy or leftover money when I die. I want my tombstone to say "She Spent It All and Died Happy"
Marti in Mexico

[> Re: A great message to read -- Addy, 19:04:40 08/22/04 Sun [1]
jenjoy, what a beautiful writing and so full of truth. Can I use this. This is my theme (to take time to enjoy life, family,friends and the gifts that God has given us.) I would like to print this in my yearbook. Thanks for sharing. Hugs & Prayers

[> Re: A great message to read -- jenjoy, 20:09:27 08/22/04 Sun [1]
Addy, of course you may use it but please don't credit me. It was emailed to me from another source but I don't know who originally created it...
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Postby crafterwannabe » Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:00 am

Friendship Cake Recipe

Date Posted: 12:37:41 03/14/05 Mon
Author: Brandy B
Subject: Friendship Cake recipe

Friendship Cake

Categories: CAKES
Servings: 1

1 c greetings
1/2 c smiles
1 lg hug
2/3 c love
1 ts sympathy
2 c hospitality

Preparation :
Cream greeting and smiles thoroughly. Add hugs separately.
Slowly stir in love. Sift sympathy and hospitality and fold in
carefully. Bake in warm heart. Serve often.
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Postby crafterwannabe » Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:16 am

Rules of Life

Date Posted: 10:17:07 07/26/05 Tue
Author: Londonlee
Subject: OT Rules of Life

This is the first time I've seen all these thought actually written down.... I'm sure we've all thought them.
(((HUGS)))Lee

Lerman's Law of Technology: Any technical problem can be overcome given enough time and money.
Corollary: You are never given enough time or money.

Murphy's First Law for Wives: If you ask your husband to pick up five items at the store and then you add one more as an afterthought, he will forget two of the first five.

Law of the Search: The first place to look for anything is the last place you would expect to find it.
Corollary: It will not be in the last place you expect to find it.

Kauffman's Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.

The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take-home pay.

Miller's Law of Insurance: Insurance covers everything except what happens.

First Law of Living: As soon as you start doing what you always wanted to be doing, you'll want to be doing something else.

Weiner's Law of Libraries: There are no answers, only cross-references.

Isaac's Strange Rule of Staleness: Any food that starts out hard will soften when stale. Any food that starts out soft will harden when stale.

Kenny's Law of Auto Repair: The part requiring the most consistent repair or replacement will be housed in the most inaccessible location.

Second Law of Business Meetings: If there are two possible ways to spell a person's name, you will pick the wrong one.
Corollary - If there is only one way to spell a name, you will spell it wrong anyway.

The Grocery Bag Law: The candy bar you planned to eat on the way home from the market is hidden at the bottom of the grocery bag.

Yeager's Law: Washing machines break down only during the wash cycle.
Corollary: All breakdowns occur on the plumber's day off.

Lampner's Law of Employment: When leaving work late, you will go unnoticed. When you leave work early, you will meet the boss in the parking lot.

Quile's Consultation Law: The job that pays the most will be offered when there is no time to deliver the services.

Loftus' Law: Some people manage by the book, even though they don't know who wrote the book or even which book it is.

Lovka's Dilemma: You never get away, you only get someplace else.
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Postby crafterwannabe » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:19 am

Instructions for Life in the New Year

Date Posted: 08:35:59 08/18/05 Thu
Author: jazbo
Subject: Instructions for Life in the New Year

Instructions for Life in the New Year

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, respect for others responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
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Postby crafterwannabe » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:22 am

Recipe for a Good New Year

Date Posted: 08:33:33 08/18/05 Thu
Author: jazbo
Subject: Recipe for a New Year

Take Twelve...
Take twelve whole months.
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness,
hate, and jealousy.
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.

Now cut each month into twenty-eight,
thirty or thirty-one different parts,
but don't make the whole batch at once.

Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.

Mix well into each day one part of faith,
one part of patience,
one part of courage,
and one part of work.

Add to each day one part of hope,
faithfulness, generosity, and meditation,
and one good deed.

Season the whole with a dash of good spirits, a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play, and a cupful of good humor.

Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
garnish with a smile, and serve with quietness, unselfishness,
and cheerfulness.

You're bound to have a Happy New Year.
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Postby crafterwannabe » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:33 am

Thanksgiving Cake Recipe

Date Posted: 10:59:50 11/25/05 Fri
Author: Wanda
Subject: Thanksgiving Cake ~ Not A Recipe

Thanksgiving Cake

1 c. Thanks to God
3 c. Forgiveness
2 c. Sacrifice to others
2 c. Well beaten thoughts
1 c. Good Thoughts
1 c. Kind Deeds
1 c. Consideration to others

Mix thoroughly, adding tears of joy, sorrow and sympathy
for others.
Flavor with Gifts of Love and Lively Service. Fold in 4 cups of Prayer and Faith to lighten other ingredients and raise texture to great heights of Christian living.
Bake well at a high degree of Human Kindness and Serve with a Warm Smile .

~ Author Unknown

Hope you're all having a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving .
Hugs,
Wanda, in Nova Scotia

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Postby crafterwannabe » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:47 am

A Good Wedding Cake Recipe

Date Posted: 02:28:27 08/28/08 Thu
Author: ~BETTY~ B
Subject: WEDDING CAKE RECIPE..

A friend sent this to me in an email and I thought it might make a nice tag to attach to a cake plate as a wedding gift.

Perhaps one of our talented members could make a tag to share with those of us who are not as talented.

A GOOD WEDDING CAKE

4 lb of Love
1 lb of Butter of Youth
lb of Good Looks
1 lb of Sweet Temper
1 lb of Blindness of Faults
1 lb of Self Forgetfulness
1 lb of Wit
1 lb of Good Humour
2 tblsp of Sweet Arguments
1 pint of Rippling Laughter
1 glass of Common Sense
1 oz of Modesty

Vital Ingredients
Put the Love, Good Looks and Sweet
Temper into a Well Furnished House.
Beat the Butter of Youth to a cream
and mix well together with the Blindness
of Faults. Stir the pound of Wit and
Good Humour into the Sweet Argument,
then add the Rippling Laughter and
Common Sense. Work the whole together
until everything is well mixed and bake
gently forever

~Author Unknown~

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[> Re: WEDDING CAKE RECIPE.. -- Tammie, 12:08:57 08/29/08 Fri [1]

Betty,
this poem is so cute l'm making a towel cake for a wedding and will use this tag. Been busy making a cookbook for the wedding of fun recipes likes elephant stew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks, Tammie

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Postby crafterwannabe » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:34 am

Recipe for Happiness - and More

Date Posted: 21:43:01 12/25/08 Thu
Author: Fay in Australia
Subject: Seeking Recipe for Happiness please ?

Have misplaced the Recipe For Happiness that was recently on voy
Could someone help please ?
Fay

[> Re: Seeking Recipe for Happiness please ? -- jacksmum, 23:39:55 12/25/08 Thu [1]

Hiya Fay
here's a few
HUGS
Sue

I have a little recipe that isn't hard to make
But you must always start as soon as you awake.
Take a great big mixing bowl and fill it with a smile
Mix half a cup of sunshine with good deeds to last a while.
Add a pinch of work and play,
a pinch of thoughtfulness and care
But don't bake it in the oven,
just spread it around everywhere.
~Author Unknown~

.........................................

Take twelve whole months, cleaning them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate and jealousy. Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.

Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty or thirty-one different parts, but don't make the whole batch at once. Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.

Mix well into each day one part of faith, one part of patience, one part of courage and one part of work. Add to each day one part of hope, faithfulness, generosity and meditation and one good deed. Season the whole with a dash of good spirits, a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of plan and a cupful of good humor. Pour all of this into a vessel of love. Cook thoroughly over radiant joy, garnish with a smile and serve with quietness, unselfishness and cheerfulness.

~Author Unknown~
........................................................

Recipe For Happiness

2 Heaping cups of patience
1 Heart full of love
2 Hands full of generosity
Dash of laughter
1 Head full of understanding

Sprinkle generously with kindness
Add plenty of faith and mix well.
Spread over a period of a lifetime
And serve everyone you meet
~Author Unknown~

[> Re: Seeking Recipe for Happiness please ? -- Fay in Australia, 00:08:15 12/26/08 Fri [1]

Hi Sue
thank you
Hope your Christmas day went well
Fay
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Re: Recipes for Life, Happiness, More - Sayings/Poems

Postby crafterwannabe » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:33 pm

LIFE'S DAILY RECIPE

Date Posted: 02:03:51 07/13/13 Sat
Author: LuluTX
Subject: LIFE'S DAILY RECIPE

I was going through an old recipe book that I've been compiling for many years and ran across this one that I would like to share.The recipe has 20 ingredients:

LIFE'S DAILY RECIPE
Compliment three people every day.
Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
Be the first to say, "Hello."
Live beneath your means.
Treat everyone like you want to be treated.
Never give up on anybody - miracles happen.
Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.
Be tough-minded but tenderhearted.
Be kinder than necessary.
Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
Keep your promises.
Learn to show cheerfulness, even when you don't feel like it.
Overnight success usually takes about 15 years.
Leave everything better than you found it.
Winners do what losers don't want to do.
When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone's day.
Don't rain on other people's parades.
Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
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Re: Recipes for Life, Happiness, More - Sayings/Poems

Postby crafterwannabe » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:12 am

WHAT IS LIFE?

Date Posted: 15:24:19 07/18/13 Thu
Author: Carol Klee
Subject: quote I like

WHAT IS LIFE?
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a gift, accept it.
Life is an adventure, travel it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a duty, perform it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is an opportunity, use it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is beauty, praise it.
Life is struggle, fight it.
Life is a goal, achieve it.
Life is a mystery, unfold it.
Life is a puzzle, solve it.
Life is Love, Love it.
LIFE is to FEAR GOD and keep His commandments.
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