Monday, November 29, 2010

Cranberry Upside down cake

This recipe is from Cooking Light Magazine- don't be fooled- It is a huge crowd pleaser!

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)


  • Topping:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  butter
  • 6  ounces  fresh or frozen, thawed, cranberries
  • Cake:
  • 6.75  ounces  all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 2  large egg yolks
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/2  cup  1% low-fat milk
  • 2  large egg whites


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. To prepare topping, lightly coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Heat brown sugar and 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 2 minutes or until butter melts and sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Pour sugar mixture into prepared cake pan, tilting pan to coat bottom evenly. Arrange cranberries evenly over sugar mixture.

3. To prepare cake, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir with a whisk. Place granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Fold flour mixture into sugar mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

4. Beat the egg whites with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form using clean, dry beaters. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Spoon the batter over the cranberries, spreading evenly. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes on a wire rack. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Place a serving plate upside down on top of cake, and invert the cake pan onto the plate. Let stand 5 minutes, and remove the pan. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Calories:  252
Fat:  10.6g (sat 6.3g,mono 2.8g,poly 0.5g)
Protein: 3.2g
Carbohydrate: 37.1g
Fiber: 1.1g
Cholesterol: 61mg
Iron: 1.1mg
Sodium: 217mg
Calcium: 74mg

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Who do you think you are?

The hit family history series is set to return to our TV sets January 21 8/7c! I, for one, cannot wait!  The celebrities to be featured have yet to be released.

for those of you that have never seen the show, they help (read do the research for) celebrities to solve the mysteries in their family trees.  They offer tips and tricks along the way for those of us doing our own research and though they are not doing the leg work, their stories are rather interesting.

The first series was rather short and I am hoping for a few more episodes this time around.  Definitely looking forward to this season.  It has felt like ages since the last episode!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How does your history say "Veteran"?

Some veterans in my family line.... some past, some.. present.  Thank you to all for their service.

Cader Atkins Parker - 25 April 1832- 14 August 1833 in Georgia, USA.
Cader Atkins Parker Jr. - 1861- 21 July 1863 Died in due to wounds sustained from battle of Gettysburg.
Daniel Brady - 7 August 1862- 10 June 1865 Alexis, Monroe, Ohio, USA.
David Thomas Brady - May 1865 USA
Dee Richard Eberhart - 1943-1945 California, USA

Heman Geer Brady - 24 January 1918- 25 August 1919

My brother, Joel Moore - 2001- present US Army

And myself... Kyla Moore - 2005-2008 US Navy.

To ALL veterans past, present and future...

Thank you!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Impatiently waiting...

The setting for the David Nevue concert at the historical First Unitarian Church in Omaha.... So pretty... Have always loved this place!
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

G.A.R. Seward (Nebraska) Post No. 3

"G.A.R. - Seward Post No. 3 - Winslow Post No. 56 - Keenan Post No. 137 - Masonic - Oliver Lodge No.
38 - Utica Lodge No. 96 - I.O.O.F. - Utica Lodge No. 101 - Seward Lodge No. 26 - W.C.T.U. of Seward
- Ancient Order United Workmen - Seward Lodge No. 16


Was organized Dec. 16, 1880, by Capt. John S. Wood, of Omaha, Assistant Adjutant General, Department
of Nebraska. The following were chosen officers:
J. N. Edwards, Commander; Wm. Hays, Senior Vice Commander; S. D. Love, Junior Vice Commander; D. H.
Figard, Q. M.; A. W. Hageman, Surgeon; Jeff Ogg, Adjutant; A. H. Edwards, Officer of the Day; J. D.
Edwards, Sergeant Major; H. Vanderhoof, O. G.

The charter members were: H. M. Hinsdale, Jefferson Ogg, Thomas Corr, A. W. Hageman, Henry
Vanderhoof, S. D. Love, Abraham Wallick, C. C. Jobes, J. C. Ford, C. K. Humhpreys, G. W. Hoover, J.
M. Fletcher, Wm. Hays, J. D. Messinger, J. N. Edwards, Wm. Clemons, A. H. Edwards, D. H. Figard, J.
D. Edwards, Geo. W. Fuller, Geo. W. Whiting, Geo. H. Sidle, A. J. Williams, Thos. B. Siddons, Chas.
Lyon, and Cyrus Fetterman.

The post started out with the above-named veterans, with the full hope of bringing in all the boys
who wore the blue and that lived in reach of the post. The boys had camp-fire meetings, sung songs
of the long ago, and mustered during the year 1881 the following members: Daniel W. Crouse, S. H.
Marshall, Wm. Leese, H. M. Brooks, John H. Morris, S. N. Welsh, Benj. W. Walker, Henry Morris, L. G.
Johns, E. H. Horn, Alfred Stephens, Jacob Andrews, John Larson. R. T. Cooper, Robt. W. Pound, J. L.
S. Jackson, E. C. Archer, Ed. Cooper, J. C. Lockhart, Wm. Redford, L. G. Castle, M. Richtmeyer, J.
H. Anderson, C. C. Ternicliff, Jas. W. Woods, A. M. Simpson, P. H. Steele, Henry Jett, John
Ohlwiler, W. H. R. Phillips, John M. Thurman, Henry Creighton, Jas. Wright.

January 1, 1882, the following having been elected to fill the various offices of the post, were
duly installed:
J. N. Edwards, Commander; Cyrus Fetterman, Senior Vice; Wm. Woods, Junior Vice; S. D. Love, Q. M.;
A. W. Hageman, Surgeon; J. M. Fletcher, Chaplain; H. Vanderhoof, O. D.; C. K. Humphreys, O. G.; Wm.
Clemons, Adjt.; D. W. Crouse, Q. M. S.; C. W, Lyon, Sergeant Maj.

The post continued to hold meetings during 1882, with some draw backs, which were happily adjusted
during the year by the men getting into a hail by themselves, and began to gather an outfit
peculiarly needed in a post room.

The following were mustered during 1882: Daniel Brady, John Hanley, Jacob Cox.

In December, 1882, the post elected the following officers to serve for the ensuing year of 1888: S.
D. Love, Commander; M. Thurman, Senior Vice; Wm. Woods, Junior Vice; C. K. Humphrey, Q. M.; A. W.
Hageman, Surgeon; Daniel Brady, Chaplain; E. H. Horn, O. D.; H. M. Brooks, O. G; H. Vanderhoof Adjt.

During this year the post mustered a number of new members, and many good social gatherings were
had, long to be remembered by the boys. The following were mustered in: Jas. Moorhead, John
Westerhoof, S. J. Ashton, C. Chapin, S. R. Philips, Chas. Emerson, W. T. Olmstead, W. S. Saunders,
Wm. Silence, John Welsh, D. C. McKillip, Henry Sanders, E. C. Parkinson (by transfer), M. Pilgrim,
John Knobbs, Wm. Morgan.

December 1, 1883, the following were elected officers for the year 1884: E. C. Parkinson, Commander;
C. C. Jobes, Senior Vice; A.
W. Hageman, Junior Vice; H. Sanders, Chaplain; J. H. Welsh, Surgeon; C. K. Humphrey, Q. M.; A. H.
Edwards, O. D.; M. Pilgrim, O. G.; H. Vanderhoof, Adjt.

The post started out for the year in good trim, and had many good camp-fires, tending to revive the
veterans up and bring in some old comrades from the outside. During the year the following were
brought in by muster, etc.: E. A. Hitchcock, John Rhoades, B Chattuck, J. M. Strayer, Leander
Callaghan, S. C. Stanwood, S. H. Carter, J. A. Mick (by transfer), Chas. P. Stephenson (by
transfer), S. G. Jones, Wm. Wait, S. D. Dutton, G. W. Boyes, J. J. Redding, R. R. Schick, J. H.
Walker, L. A. Welden, A. Crawford, C. Turner, W. H. Walker, Geo. W. Lowly, P. Cameron, W. B.
Barrett, Gen. Jas. M. True, J. P. Losee, J. C. Thomas, J. B. Ireland, C. E. Vanpelt, S. C.
Burlingim, J. T. Dunrig, M. Millspaugh, C. C. Davis.

September 6, 1884, E. C. Parkinson resigned the office of Commander, and C. C. Jobes, who was then
Sen. Vice, was elected to fill the vacancy until the next annual election, which occurred December
6, 1884, by the election of A. H. Edwards as Commander; A. W. Hageman, Sen. Vice; A. Crawford, Jun.
Vice; C. Turner, Surgeon; J. M. Fletcher, Chap.; E. C. Parkinson, Q. M.; Lee Welden, O. D.; T. B.
Siddons, O. G.; W. H. Walker, Adjt. This year was a pleasant one with the veterans. They added many
needed improvements to the post room, gathered in members, and got the post on a firm foundation.

The following were mustered in during the year:
John N. Halliday, John W. Gladwish, S. M. Caldwell, B Smith, Rev. T. L. Sexton, C. Dunn, C. H.
Goldsmith, W. P. Christian, M. D. Monley, Alf. Wilcox, Chas. Scribner, H. G. Hosford, W. R. Davis,
E. Faust, W. J. Eatinger, Geo. W. Anderson, Jededia Austin, Joseph Miller (by transfer).

Dec. 5, 1885, election of officers resulted as follows: A. H. Edwards, commander; S. R. Phillips,
Sen. Vice; Wm. Redford, Jun. Vice; Wm. Wood, Surgeon; H. Saunders, Chap.; E. C. Parkinson, Q. M.; L.
A. Weldon, O. D.; M. D. Monley, O. G.; W. T. Olmstead, Adjt. The year of 1886 was an auspicious one
for the post. Many valuable improvements were made and many good old camp-fires were had. There were
mustered during the year as follows: B. Lindsey, D. C. Conley, Orrin Squires, C. M. Clark, Rev. John
Lohr, Alex. Davis, Rev. J. H. Presson, D. C. Work, Jacob Lawsha.

Dec. 4, 1886, the election resulted as follows: A. W. Hageman, Commander; Wm. Redford, Sen. Vice; T.
B. Siddons, Jun. Vice; J. M. Strayer, Q. M.; Wm. Woods, Surgeon; J. H. Presson, Chap.; E. C.
Parkinson, O. D.; B. Lindsey, O. G.; D. C. Work, Adjt. During this year many were brought in who had
long been on the outside and found that they needed a home among the "boys." The following were
mustered: Jesse Knight, Amos Collman, J. W. Wharton, Nelson Taylor, Robert O’Dell, John Woods, A. A.
Palmer, R. H. Woodward, L. J. Grunt, C. F. Dawley, I. D. Neihardt (by transfer), John R. Wenciker,
A. L. Goss, J. G. Baylis, B. Fuller, F. Morton, A. G. Compton (by transfer), L. V. Bolon (by
transfer), Jas. Devine.

Dec. 3d, 1887, the following were elected for the ensuing year:
Henry Morris, Commander; Wm.. Redford, Sen. Vice; D. H. Figard, Jun. Vice; J. H. Presson, Chap.; S.
N. Welsh, Surg.; J. M. Strayer, Q. M.; A. H. Edwards, O. D.; M. Millspaugh, O. G. "