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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 41 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I own and operate my own home care business primarily for the elderly. Many sites have been sold or did upgrades which messed up back links, if you find a broken link let me know and I will fix it.I have written online articles for Bubblews, Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Classic Hummus

Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) are the high protein, high fiber, power-packed legume used in making the Middle Eastern dish called hummus. “In addition to lowering cholesterol, garbanzos' high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes,” according to The World’s Healthiest Foods' website and foundation. Classic hummus makes a tasty vegetarian snack, chip dip or appetizer that requires only a handful of additional ingredients.

For hummus recipe: How to Make Classic Hummus
This post linked to; Foodie Friday and Friday Potlock

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Good Friday and Easter

On Good Friday and Easter keep in mind that we serve a risen savior! Isn't that the best news you could ever hear? It is for me, without Jesus Christ the son of God there is no hope. So while some choose to hang colored eggs from the trees, that supposedly come from bunny's, keep in mind the empty cross and all that it represents. 

  • Our sins
  • Our pain
  • Our shame

 Luke 24:36-44 (NIV)

Jesus Appears to the Disciples
 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
  They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.  He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
  When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in their presence. 
 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

God Hates Divorce Not His People




I heard it said by James Robison God hates divorce not people; he hates the actions before hand that leads to the divorce. Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it? How many people think God will strike them dead for the sins they’ve committed, that this sin is too big and can never be forgiven? Our God is a loving God that created us in his image. How could he hate us? However, the Bible does say God hates divorce. Go grab your bible we are going to look up a couple of verses.

To Read Full Article on Triond: God Hates Divorce Not His People



Friday, April 15, 2011

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

When you found out you had Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, did you feel your life of eating anything that tasted good was out of your future? This recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies is fantastic and totally gluten-free. 
From now on, baking is different in my home. I have family members that have wheat intolerance and some that have Celiac Disease. With my mom’s love of family, baking and sharing, I knew I had to give it a chance. As the cereal says, these have been kid tested and husband approved.

Ingredients for making Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies:
• ½-Cup of  butter or coconut oil
• ½-Cup olive oil
• ¾-Cup Gluten-Free brown sugar
• ¾-Cup granulated sugar
• 2 Eggs
• 1 Tsp Soda
• 1 Tsp salt
• 1 Tsp pure vanilla
• 2 ¾-Cup cornstarch ****
• 1 Package Nestles (gluten-free) chocolate chips
• Cookie sheets
• Parchment baking sheets

Instructions on baking Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies:

**I don’t believe in wasting time or dishes, one bowl will suffice.

1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. If you do not have a timer, 20 minutes will suffice.
2. Combine in a mixing bowl, the oils, eggs and sugar.
3. Add the soda, salt and vanilla and beat.
4. Setting the mixer on low, add little by little the cornstarch until mixed thoroughly.
5. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Drop cookie dough a teaspoonful at a time on the cookie sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes. Remove cookies from the cookie sheets after they have cooled. 

  • Warning, unlike chocolate chip cookies made with flour these gluten-free cookies are on the crispy side instead of the soft side.
  •  If you do not have Gluten-Free brown sugar you can use all white granulated sugar, they will just be lighter in color.
  • It is extremely important when cooking or baking for people with Celiac Disease to use clean pans and spatulas so they do not become cross-contaminated with any gluten.   
    ****I made these with cornstarch before the herbalist told me to cut back on corn products. I want to try making them with tapioca flour next.

Ezekiel 4:12; KJV "And thou shalt eat it [as] barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight."        

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Attract Hummingbirds


Attracting hummingbirds is not hard and watching those fast-paced little critters is definitely enjoyable. The rule of thumb in Northern Indiana is to have your feeders out around Mother’s Day, which is  May 8, 2011. Once the hummingbird realizes you have sugary filled feeders out, not only will they return repeatedly, but they will bring their friends.

Job 12:7 (NIV) "But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know  that the hand of the LORD has done this? "

To read the full article: how to attract hummingbirds on Triond

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bagels


  

Do you like bagels but can’t get to the nearest bakery to buy fresh ones? No need to worry, making homemade bagels to suit you and your family are very easy.


 
Do you enjoy a plain bagel while your husband prefers basil, tomato and onion? Not a problem, this recipe is so easy you both can have exactly what you want.





Things Needed:
  • Bread machine/large mixing bowl and mixer
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 ¼ tsp dry active yeast
  • 2 tbsp each, sun dried tomato, basil and dried onion
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • Greased baking sheet
  • Large stockpot
  • 2 qt water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg beaten for topping
 
For full article keep reading:Bagels

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,  if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
 For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God;  but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.
 Hebrews 6:4-8, NKJV
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