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Friday, April 30, 2010

Pillsbury Bake-Off Recipe

This recipe is by Evelyn Henderson, a member of the Roseville California Stake. Sister Henderson's recipe for Salmon Pecan-crusted Tarlets won the appetizers catagory and 5 thousand dollars. Somebody try it and tell us what you think. There are other recipes you might want to try at

Salmon Pecan-crusted Tartlets

Prep time: 30 min
Total time: 1 hr
Makes: 20 tartlets


1 can(60z) preminum skinless boneless pink salmon, drained
1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese(2oz)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
1 package (30z) cream cheese softened
1 dill weed sprig
2 lemon wedges


1. In large bowl, mix salmon, pickle, onion, mayonnaise, cheese, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon dill weed. Refrigerate.

2. Heat oven to 400F. On work surface, unroll 1 pie crust. Sprinkle half of the pecans over crust; gently press into crust. Cut with 3-inch round cookie cutter into 10 rounds. In ungreased nonstick mini muffin pan, gently press each round, pecan side down, on bottom and up side of muffin cup, folding edge under and rounding to shape. Repeat with remaining crust.

3. Spoon 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese into bottom of each cup. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon salmon mixture on cream cheese in each cup.

4. Bake 12-18 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool in pan on cooling rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan to serving platter; cool 5 minutes. Garnish with dill weed sprig and lemon wedges. Serve warm.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hearts and Hands 2010

These are pictures taken at Hearts and Hands on Friday afternoon. Notice the big smiles on their faces. It looked like the event was very well organized and running smoothly, these women have done this before! By 5 pm over half of the clothing cover-ups were finished. Quilts of all sizes were neatly stacked and the blood drive seemed to be running on schedule. We would love to hear from those who went to Hearts and Hands this year. Just send a comment and share your ideas, thoughts, even complaints.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hearts and Hands 2010

The Hearts and Hands Community Service weekend is finally here! We invite all our Relief Society Sisters to join us this Friday, April 23 from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday, April 24 from 9am to 3pm at the Billings Stake Center. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. Thank you for your generosity and support of this worthwhile community service. We encourage you to come and be a part of this special event. See you there!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Quilt Show

The Nimble Fingers Quilting Group is holding a free Quilt show tomorrow, Monday 12th of April from 10:am to 2:pm at the 1st Congregational Church downtown (310 N 27th). They have some beautiful quilts to show and refreshments are sold. There is also a raffle for a quilt. All proceeds go to worthy causes around Billings and to pay the rent on the church so these ladies can continue to meet and quilt.

The group started meeting over 25 years ago when a small group of friends decided they wanted to learn to quilt. One of them knew about a "Mormon lady" who knew how to quilt and they asked her to teach them how to get started. They thought this Mormon lady would be an older, grandmother type. But instead was a young mother with a bunch of little kids. As this story has been told over the years I'm sure the number of kids has multiplied! But the story goes that she showed up loaded with material and batting and patterns and kids! This "Mormon lady" got them all hooked on quilting. I would love to know who this sister was and if she has any idea that these women are still meeting and still quilting. They are always looking for a few good quilters to join them.

Sorry for the last minute notice but if you can go I know you'll enjoy it.

See you at the Temple

Please join the Billings East Stake Sisters in the temple Friday, April 16th for the 10:00 am session followed by a light lunch provided in the temple cafeteria and/or Tuesday, April 20 for the 7:30 pm session followed by refreshments. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring has Arrived!

It's official. Spring has arrived! The flower beds at the temple are full of pansies. Pretty purple pansies, as well as orange, yellow, white, red and blue, are being planted at a record pace thanks to some nifty plant pots Sister Deim ordered. And also because of sisters in both stakes who have come to help plant them. Thank-you! As you attend the Temple be sure to take an extra few minutes to enjoy the beautiful grounds. If you would like to help plant call the temple first to check on times they will be working.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Planting Pansies at the Temple

Just talked to Judy Deim at the Temple. They have decided to wait for better weather to plant the pansies. So not today, (tuesday 6th of April), but maybe tomorrow. Nice weather is expected Thursday and Friday. Judy says they are going in quick so let's wait till we can enjoy having a reason to be outside.