'South Carolina: A History'

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Tue 15 June 2010. Tags: review, reading,

South Carolina history book cover image

I just finished listening to South Carolina: A History by Walter Edgar. In a way, historical books, such as this, are boring and fascinating simultaneously.  The book goes in to great detail on the early history of the Palmetto State and the efforts to carve out a settlement in the …

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Our Faith

Written by shakiestnerd in Faith on Fri 21 May 2010. Tags: faith,

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Hebrews 11:1-2

Faith in God is a way of life for Christians and grants them substance for overcoming obstacles of life. The eleventh chapter of …

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Take Heed To Yourself

Written by shakiestnerd in Faith on Wed 12 May 2010. Tags: faith,

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. Hebrews 2:1


What God has given through his word is important. Every word was given as a help to prepare us for eternity. Therefore …

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Stuffed Green Peppers

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Thu 15 April 2010. Tags: recipes,

This is an old recipe. Mom has been making these for as long I can remember. It's your basic bell pepper stuffed with a beef and rice mixture. Using some of the other colored peppers available these days is a great way to make a colorful dish.Ingredients:


  • 1 …

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Roberta's Coconut Cake

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 09 February 2010. Tags: recipes,

My grandmother was famous for her coconut cake.  Here is my mom's take of grandma's cake.  I haven't had the opportunity to sample this coconut cake. But, mom says it's great. Can't argue with mom. But, I can whine because she hasn't made me one!


  • 1 Box of your …

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Sugary Pecans or Walnuts

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Wed 14 October 2009. Tags: recipes,

When I first saw this recipe, I thought, "Ugh - sour cream, are you nuts?" My sister claimed it was good.  She made them, I couldn't stop eating them. They are delicious.


  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 bag walnuts or …

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