Monthly Archives: November 2012

Month: November 2012 Live a Great Love Story

I hope you’ll take time to listen to the following video clips — a three part series, foundational to both marriage and Christianity… about a God who is passionate and full of life.  And the Bible: the greatest love story ever written… God created marriage and He is passionate… Unless we have this life and this passion, we’re not an accurate reflection of our God who created these emotions and marriage and romance and love. Sometimes we see Jesus as a great Saviour, but do we see Him as a great role model?  Regarding your marriage… Francis Chan says, “…It’s not,  ‘Are you happy?’ ”  “When people watch you interact with your spouse, do they see Jesus Christ in you?” Whoever claims to life in Him, must walk and live as Jesus did.  Do we follow in His steps? Watch Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa, as they minister in this three part series: Christ Centered Relationships

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Month: November 2012 Cake Pops

A little more traveling around… this time, I want to share with you a fun idea: Cake Pops! You’ve no doubt seen these in shoppes and Starbucks… but you don’t need to pay the high price to try one of these or to share them with your family.  You can make them at home — and, just the way your family would like them! Here you go: This woman is soooo fun to listen to — I watched a few more of her videos. Then, following the link to her site, I sure think she’s got a great site going there! I think you’ll like the ideas/methods, too. Especially if you’ve slid into a slump in the cooking and serving department! Sometimes all you need is a little nudge, a picture of creativity at work and some new ideas to spark enthusiasm for serving your family! If you’re in a slump, do not — I repeat — do not stay there. It’s homemaker suicide to stay in a slump and wallow there. Believe me, the price is too high – you don’t want to pay that price — wait, you CANNOT afford to do it! You can view more of continue reading

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Month: November 2012 More Foodie Stuff

I intended to add a few items to my foodie travels post… and inadvertently pressed ‘publish’ instead of ‘save to drafts.’ So, there it went… and so did a few days. :o) I wanted to add a couple more sites and a tutorial for fresh pumpkin for this week’s pumpkin pies.  Since I’ve never made more than a couple of ‘tutorials’ — and those were not even video tutorials — I had to search for what I thought was closest to what I’d make.  So, here you go: Then, I forgot a blog I visit occasionally and when I do, I suddenly realize (again) that it’s probably not good for me to know about more deliciousness; but then I find myself reasoning: what could be a problem  with Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies?  Where are these? Where are these? I can hear you asking. 🙂  Bakerella.  Of course. And, finally, I do love to see Rose Beranbaum’s (and her guest’s) creations online — even though I much prefer and treasure her hardbound cookbooks… but that’s because of my love for books in general, I suppose.    Whatever you’re into making, whether it’s cakes, breads, pies, veggies, meats, simple meals or gourmet…  continue reading

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Month: November 2012 A little foodie blog-spotlight from my travels…

So, when I travel, I usually pick up a Sbx coffee… a grandé mocha – extra hot.  So, that in hand, here’s a little trip around the web for your cooking (or just idea gathering) pleasure. So today I was looking for a recipe for cheesecake — one that uses mascarpone cheese.  I’d made one last year or the year before and forgot to keep the file.  :o( Plus, I needed to get out my potato roll recipe to make rolls for Thanksgiving — but I wanted to see about a “refrigerator” dough recipe for potato rolls — so I compared the two and will use the one I’ve posted below.  O, and I want you to see just how *easy* it is to make delicious cranberry relish!  You might think you won’t like it — But I think you will! While browsing, I looked through some of my bookmarked “foodie” sites and a few more sites along the way — they were added to the list of sites that intrigued, entertained, encouraged or had been “just what I was searching for” at some time in the past.  But first, the potato rolls and cranberry relish. Potato Rolls here you continue reading

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Month: November 2012 from Joel Rosenberg’s blog

I am posting this post in its entirety — more’s going on than all post-election messes, the CIA mess, and whatever else is being reported as a “top story” in the news…  Eyes on Israel… this is top news.   ISRAEL AT WAR: MISSILES FIRED AT TEL AVIV IDF retaliates by hitting 70 terror sites in one hour. Ground offensive being planned. 30,000 reservists being mobilized. Casualties rising. Joel C. Rosenberg (Netanya, Israel, November 16, 2012) — It is just after midnight on Friday morning here in Israel. To put it bluntly: Thursday was a very difficult day for Israelis in the south and Palestinians living in Gaza. Consider this: the Palestinians have fired nearly 700 rockets, missiles and mortars over the past 36 hours. The Israelis have bombed more than 70 terrorist sites in Gaza in just the past hour. Tonight, the big news here is that the terrorists have fired missiles at Tel Aviv, Israel’s biggest and most populated city. Air raid sirens have been going off. People are anxious. This is the first time Tel Aviv has been the target of missile attacks since the Gulf War with Saddam Hussein in 1991. What’s more, three Israelis were continue reading

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