Saturday, November 23, 2013

Shopping Saturday - Thanksgiving Menu Shopping

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Family Recipe Friday - No Bake Pumpkin Pie

This is by far the easiest pumpkin pie recipe ever. I've seen various recipes that based upon this same one, but none have quite the deliciousness that this one has! I've used this recipe for years when in a pinch during the holidays, and it's a never-fail option to the traditional baked version!
1 pkg.  (8 oz.)  Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup  canned pumpkin
[you can substitute the pumpkin pie filling just leave out the pumpkin pie spice below if you use that]
1/2 cup  sugar
1/2 tsp.  pumpkin pie spice
1 tub  (8 oz.) Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
 1 graham cracker pie crust
BEAT cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar and pumpkin pie spice with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gently stir in 2-1/2 cups of the whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate remaining whipped topping for later use.     
SPOON cream cheese mixture into crust. 
REFRIGERATE 3 hours or overnight. Serve topped with remaining whipped topping. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - Annette's Cross

This handmade brass cross necklace has been passed down for four generations through the maternal line.
Adeline Eve received it from her mother, Annette Dubois Eve [1840-1870]. Annette died when Adeline was but 3 years of age. It was considered her most favorite possession.
Adeline Eve Banet [1867-1958] passed it down to her eldest daughter, Irene Caroline Banet when she turned 17 years of age and married.
Irene Caroline Banet Dreher [1906-1989] gave it to her youngest daughter, Lois Velleda Dreher, on her 16th birthday.
Lois Velleda Dreher Beane gave it to her eldest daughter, Cynthia Ann Beane, on her 21st birthday.
It is my intention of leaving this heirloom to my youngest daughter.
The cross is hand formed brass and has a tiny multi-faceted diamond at its center. It has been through numerous chains just since I have owned it. But the cross itself remains unchanged since Joseph made it prior to 1858. It is one of my most treasured family heirlooms.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Frank and Adeline

FRANK I.          ADELINE J.
1863-1945          1867-1958
Francis Isidore Banet was born 15 Aug 1862 in Indiana to Isidore and Rosalie (Sprigler) Banet. Adeline Josephine Eve was born 11 February 1867 in Indiana to Joseph and Annette Eve. The couple were married 31 October 1893 in Floyd County, Indiana.
Frank and Adeline went on to have eight children:
Robert Benjamin Banet [1894-1970]
Arthur Matthias Banet [1896-1974]
Charles Franklin Banet [1898-1976]
Augustin Philip Banet [1900-1978]
Francis Eugene Banet [1902-1983]
Clarence J. Banet [1904-1986]
Irene Caroline Banet Dreher [1906-1989]
Lorene J. Banet Lee [1909-2005]
Frank died in April 1945 in Indiana. Adeline lived until November 5, 1958.
The couple is buried at the Edwardsville Cemetery, Georgetown, Floyd, Indiana.