Cookies are sweetest comfort food. Pull your ingredients together and follow Rose Strong’s recipe to make those delicious Crunchy Pecan cookies.
Cream together 1 cup of unsalted soft butter or margarine 1/2 cup of vegetable 2 eggs well beaten 1 -1/2 cup of brown sugar
In a separate bowl next to gather 2 cups of whole wheat flour 1-1/2 tablespoon of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda Mix well and add to #1
Add 1-1/2 cup of chopped 2-1/2 cups of whole grain corn flake Mix in a whale Drop 1/3 cup for each cookie, place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes at 375° Let cool. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen For tastier and simply recipes:
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I am sure you have heard the phrase – When it rains, it pours. Our family did not know it, but we were in for a torrential downpour. In a matter of eight years, we had lost two brothers. The fact that their deaths were not from natural causes, but rather tragic killings made the pain even worse.
Shortly after our brothers death, my sister, Bobbie, experienced her own type of personal tragedy. In the early 1970s, things changed drastically for Bobbie and her family. The landlord whom they rented from evicted them. All Bobbie can remember is that the landlord needed the room and they were forced to leave. Unfortunately, they were unable to find a stable place to live. With six small children, living on the streets was not an appropriate option. As a result, the State removed the children and placed them in our mother’s care. If the State had not been involved, having our mother help raise Bobbie’s children would not have been any special circumstance.
For years, in black families, grandmothers have stepped in to take care of their grandchildren when needed. Whether it was an unexpected pregnancy, a job opportunity, or financial hardship, many black grandmothers have helped raise their grandchildren or become their primary caregiver.
I was inspired to write this motivational book, My Sister, My Friend, to encourage those whose children have been removed by the state, to encourage parents and families not to lose hope in the midst of a difficult situation, to do what is needed to keep their children out of the system. Once children are in the system, it can be challenging to get them out. Working in crisis intervention for many years, I saw the pain and fear of parents not knowing where their children were or how they were doing. It made me think about what my sister must have been going through, crying and wondering where her children were and what was happening to them. It must have been difficult to miss each birthday and not have the opportunity to see her children grow. As any mother would, I know Bobbie must have been hoping and praying she would be reunited with her children one day. She is a testament to the power of prayer. My prayer is that the readers will get a real feel of what a mother must endure mentally, emotionally, physically and financially. I encourage parents whose children are in state custody not to give up on being reunified with their children