Jillicious Desserts

Let me just tell you up front, this is not a writing related entry in any way, but I have to share with you about this awesome field trip we went on yesterday. I lead a small home economics 4H group call the Willamette Valley Workers. My two daughters are members along with kids from a couple other families. Yesterday we all trekked out to King’s Valley to visit Jillicious Desserts. Wow, and YUM.

Jill Nagel, fellow PHS class of ’89 alum, is the owner and pastry chef. When we arrived, she was completely prepared to give us a lesson in owning, managing, and succeeding at a home based buisness. The kids and adults were enthralled by her organization and knowledge.

Jill and the kids
(ignore the date stamps on the pictures. I don’t know how to run this camera)

Did you know that you should be able to see chunks of butter in your pie crust? I had no idea. Jill led us through the process of making pastry dough and then the kids used dough to make galettes and mini turnovers. My husband was a happy man when we met up with him at the soccer game, warm pastries in hand.

turnovers and galettes

If you need a dessert and you live in our area, be sure to check out Jillicious Desserts.

Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.

One Comment

  • Jill

    Thanks for coming yesterday! I was really impressed with how well behaved all the kids were and how quickly they learned how to make the pastry dough. You are welcome back anytime! 🙂 I'm glad you all enjoyed yourselves! 🙂

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