Welcome to Second Friday recipes for July. The second Friday of each month, one of my author friends will share one of their favorite recipes and a little about themselves and their writing.

Janet Chester Bly's


2 cups heavy cream
3 cups Splenda
5 cups half & half
1 T. vanilla
1 package frozen berries (about 2 lbs.), thin sliced or run through blender
Directions for fruit freeze:

Combine all ingredients and pour in freezer.  Add berries toward end of cycle.  Makes about one gallon of fruit freeze.


“A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul” (Proverbs 13:19 NIV)


About Author Janet Chester Bly:

After her late husband, Stephen Bly, graduated from seminary and began to serve in his first church as pastor, Janet determined to discover her own God-given task.  She attended many seminars, took classes, and tried out a variety of ministry opportunities in their new church.  And then she attended the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

“I had written in journals, done well in English and Literature classes in high school and college, and composed poems and little stories, but never considered writing as a major pursuit.  Exposure at this conference to working writers and face-to-face with real editors turned my life direction completely around.”

She learned how to send her devotionals and short stories to magazine editors.

One day, as she was transcribing some of her husband’s sermons, she noted that they often included creative stories or parables.

“He had a way with words,” she says.  “I asked him if I could pull some of these samples out, edit them for publishing purposes, and send them to editors.”

“Writing’s your thing, not mine.  Just so long as it doesn’t involve me.”

Months later, he received two thin envelopes in the mail, from two different publications.  Checks and notes of acceptance were inside.  That got Stephen interested in the process himself.  He later became a Christy award-winning author of western novels.
Janet’s book, Managing Your Restless Search, grew out of her adventures in her own search to find what God wanted her to do. 
Find this book here 

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  1. Sharon: Thanks so much for including my recipe on your blog. Greatly appreciated!

  2. Interesting that you are using Tillamook!! Grandma's home was about 25 miles from there Interesting Review
    God bless u and yours
    Chris G