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March Recipe

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until well blended. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Add vanilla, egg whites, and egg; beat well.

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture and buttermilk to cream cheese mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Gently fold in raspberries and walnuts.

Step 4

Place 24 foil cup liners in muffin cups. Spoon batter evenly into liners. Bake at 350° 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.

Endorsed by the Loman Kids!

SILG March Outlook

March 1 – SILG Board Meeting, 12noon at Dennys, All members welcome!

March 8 – SILG Business Meeting, Island City Hall

March 15 – Guest Speaker: NEON, Community Grants Recipient – Members encouraged to attend and bring a guest!

March 22 – Guest Speaker: Impact 100 – Members encouraged to attend and bring a guest!

March 29 – Spring Break, No Meeting


Member Projects

The 2017 Festival of Trees was very successful and as has been tradition when there are additional funds remaining after the full community grant process is completed, members have an opportunity to submit projects for funding. The form is attached (yes, it says 2017 but the funds are from FOT 2017) and completed applications must be turned in no later than March 15, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Chair Jacque Harvey. This process is restricted to current SILG members only.

2017 FOT Member Project Form

SILG This Week

This week at SILG we will be planning this spring’s Oregon Trail Area Meeting, held on April 7th in La Grande. Our club is hosting and we’ll be focused on building out the theme and agenda at the meeting tomorrow. Please come with your good ideas and positive energy! See you there!

Volunteer Opportunity

The local Girl Scouts in Union and Baker county are looking for volunteers to run troops for interested girls. Troop leaders are given full support and training by local leaders and through an online GS program that maps out meetings for you. The commitment would be to run an hour long meeting every other week during the school year (September-May). Anyone interested please contact Angela D’Antonio via Facebook, email at, or phone at 919-272-0494. Thank you.

Grants Luncheon

Save the Date: Thursday, February 22nd is a big day for SILG! This is the annual Community Grants Awards Recipient Luncheon, where we get to hand out the proceeds from the Festival of Trees to our very worthy community organizations. SILGers work hard at Festival of Trees, and our larger community demonstrates their support of our efforts, all so that we can share that support out to numerous organizations and agencies in our community that support women, girls, children and families in a variety of ways. Grant recipients typically have an opportunity to give us an update or insights into their program, and we learn about new ways we can further support and improve the quality of life for everyone in our community. It’s a true celebration of community spirit – get it on your calendar!

Lunch is provided for club members, we’ll be asking for RSVP as the time nears. Thank you!

January Recipe

This cake is easy to make and is a favorite in my family to have at holiday gatherings!  You just can’t get enough of the butter sauce, and it goes great with ice cream on the side!

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

(1990’s-era Betty Crocker recipe)
1 pkg golden vanilla or yellow cake mix
1 pkg (4-serving) vanilla instant pudding mix
1 c. water
1/2 c. margarine or butter, melted
1 tsp. grated orange peel
4 eggs
1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen cranberries
Orange Butter Sauce
1 c. sugar 1/2 c. orange juice
1 T. flour 1/2 c. butter (not margarine)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 12-cup bundt cake pan.  Beat dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, water, margarine, orange peel, and eggs in large bowl with mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.  Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Fold in cranberries (I like to thaw and chop them up some before.  Spread in pan.  Bake for 60 to 70 min or until cake springs back when touched.  Cool 10 minutes.
Mix flour and sugar for butter sauce in 1-qt saucepan.  Stir in orange juice and add butter.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly.  Serve warm over cake slices.
Submitted by Rebecca!

January 2018 Meeting Schedule

January 4 – Board Meeting

January 11 – Business Meeting

January 18 – Festival of Trees Debrief, All Club. Please bring your feedback from 2017 and ideas for 2018 for the FOT Committee. If you can’t attend, email Ashley or Shannon your thoughts.

January 25 – Guest Speakers: Cally Goss & Terri Anne Mendenhall will share their stories and talk about starting the new year off right, and keeping it going! Bring a friend or two.