Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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Free Printable Christmas Labels and Mason Jars

Here are some free printables to start your Christmas season.  These are for personal use only.

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Praying with Faith

By R. A. Torrey
“How to Pray”
Copyright 1900

If we are to pray with power we must pray with faith.  In Mark 11:24, Jesus says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

No matter how positive any promise of God’s Word may be, we will not enjoy it in actual experience unless we confidently expect its fulfillment in answer to our prayer.

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Bible Devotional for November 21

I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (John 17:23 NIV)

This is how pleaded Jesus with his Father, when praying for the perfect union of his church. How truly wonderful! The Father loves Jesus. He ever loved him. He ever will love him. Because he loved him he gave all things into his hands, showed him all things which himself did, and glorified him with himself.

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Holiday Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

A slow cooker can be a great asset during the busy holiday season. You can make no-fuss meals that are easily transported to parties or potlucks, and you can have a dish ready ahead of time (or cooking while you’re getting ready) if you’re having people over. You can even make holiday beverages in your slow cooker and serve with a ladle and cups.

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An Elderly Lady Shares Her Journey of Prayer – Video

Here is another prayer video from this precious elderly lady.

Here is the first one I shared a few months back.

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Time-Saving Food Preparation Techniques

Sometimes preparing food to be cooked can seem like a tedious job – one which takes up far too much time that you just don’t have. But there are ways to save time with your food prep so you can spend more time with your family. Check out these creative food preparation techniques to help you get the job done right.

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Creative Touches to Condiments, Sauces, and Dips

You can go into a tailspin very quickly as you wander down the aisles in the grocery store and see all of the condiments, sauces, and dips. Or even just browsing through Pinterest, seeing all of those amazing, tasty-looking condiments and sauces and dips you can create on your own to enhance meals – and maybe get the kids to eat their vegetables by masking them with something else.

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Homemade Gifts for a Heartwarming Christmas Season

(Family Features) Instead of fighting crowds at the store, head to the kitchen and whip up Pinterest-worthy treats and crafts. Whether you’re gifting a gracious host or just want a few extra presents on hand for unexpected holiday guests, flavorful and aromatic kitchen creations are a delicious way to show you care this holiday season.

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10 Ways to Get Rid of Yucky Kitchen Odors

We all enjoy good aromas in our kitchen. But let’s face it, there are just some smells which we can’t avoid and have to work hard to get rid of. Did you cut up some fish and now your cutting board has that fishy smell seemingly permanently permeated on it? Did you cut up onions and now have that onion smell tearing you up on your hands? We’ve all been there.

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Transform Holiday Leftovers into Mouthwatering Meals

(ARA) – Gathering with friends and family for special meals is a beloved part of the fall and winter holidays. Spending time preparing dishes that everyone looks forward to somehow feels less like a chore and more like a tradition during this time of year. And, of course, you don’t want anyone to go away hungry, so the amount of food that comes out of your kitchen is usually nothing short of monumental.


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Tips For Baking Tasty Artisan Bread

(NAPSI)—Creating a loaf of aromatic artisan bread is indeed a work of art, but it only requires the mastery of some simple tools and techniques.

The tools include a baking stone, a kitchen thermometer, spray bottle, a wire rack and parchment paper.

As for technique, it’s important to remember that most artisan dough is very soft and wet—much wetter than traditional yeast dough. As a result, these are not kneaded in the traditional method. Instead, the “kneading” takes place with the stirring and turning of the dough, and the long resting times (during which the dough “microkneads” itself). Gently over time, the shaping process pulls the gluten strands in alignment around the loaf, giving it shape and a firm crust.

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How to Garnish Like a Pro

Eating food is an experience with all of the senses. It has to smell good, feel good, sound good, taste good of course, and it has to look good. You could just scoop some mashed potatoes on a plate with some vegetables and meat, or you could go that extra step and really take the time to put it together. Garnishes could be just what you need to add that extra sprig of appealing color and therefore intrigue in the dish. Here are some great tips to garnish like a professional.

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How to Flavor with Vanilla

When it comes to baking, vanilla is a very important ingredient. But did you know that there are multiple forms of vanilla? There’s vanilla extract, vanilla beans, and vanilla paste. There’s even things like vanilla syrups and vanilla sugars, and many more ways to get that tasty vanilla into your baked goods.

Let’s talk about the most popular choices – vanilla extract, beans, and paste. Learn the differences between these three and how to best use them in your baking.

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10 Must-Have Kitchen Tools

There are certain things that every kitchen must have. Things that every cook must have, whether professional or just a home cook. If you are going to cook, then here’s what you need to stock your kitchen with to make the task possible.

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