Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day Fun...

Valentine's Day is almost here and you 
know what that means don't you?

Lots of LOVE and HUGS and KISSES and a SUGAR RUSH!

So, since I haven't had time to do much baking or creating
I thought I would re-post some fun ideas for you all to try.
Only if you are feeling the LOVE!
Or just want sugar...
Or a fun craft...
Your Choice!

God's Grace Overflows

For a wonderfully delicious Oreo Truffle
 you can find it HERE

You just can't go wrong with Chocolate!

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For these yummy cranberry walnut clusters
you can find the recipe HERE.

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For this super yummy Caramel Sauce
you can find the recipe HERE.

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If you are wanting to make an easy craft
you can try making this Lavender Salve HERE

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And if you'd like to try making a cute and precious pillow
you can find them HERE.

May you all have a lovely time creating
 for your special day!


And Happy Valentine's Day to you!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Prayer in Hard Times...

Good Day to you all!
 Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.
I am so grateful you are here!

Have you all noticed that hard times are here
and it seems as though they don't ever leave?

I have been doing a lot of praying for a lot of
 people including for myself and my family.

A lot of people are hurting and/or
 going through yet another trial.

I have close friends that are not well in their health,
some are fighting cancer, some have unknown illnesses
and some are struggling with depression.

We are all being hit with one thing or another.

So, I have been going through 
a study on hard times and trials.

I have found quite a few scriptures that
 I would like to share with you today.

Sometimes, just seeing the words written down 
just helps and reassures you that 
God is with you through it all.

Don't give up... Hope is there!
God is there!

So, grab your bible and follow along if you'd like.

Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; 
they shall run and not be weary
 and shall walk  and not faint.

Lamentations 3:22-23
It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed,
because his compassion's fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, 
created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained 
that we should walk in them.

Matthew 19:26
But Jesus beheld them,
and said unto them,
with men this is impossible,
but with God all things are POSSIBLE.

Romans 12:12
Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer.

Romans 5:3-4
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation worketh patience.
And patience, experience;
and experience, hope.

2 Timothy 4:17
Not worth standing the Lord stood with me,
and strengthened me; that by me
the preaching might be fully known
and that all the Gentiles might hear:
and I was delivered out of the mouth of the Lion.

Don't let the enemy try to rob you 
of what God has all ready given you!

When life gets to tough to stand...KNEEL!!

I found this song on You Tube and I thought
 it was perfect to go with this post.

Click HERE to listen!

I'm Praying for each and everyone of you!


Monday, January 25, 2016

Dinner is Served...

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This has got to be one of my most favorite meals
now I know I say this about all my recipes, 
but this time I mean MY FAVORITE!

Have you ever tried tamales?
They are a bit time consuming to make...
And when I found this recipe,
well it's a keeper and it doesn't take a lot of time to prepare!

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Once you cut into it,this is what it looks like.
It's full of hamburger, cheese and a salsa mixture.

Wait did I all ready say that??

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Are you hungry yet?

Well, would you like the recipe now?

I thought so...

Here you go....
 and watch next you'll be saying it's YOUR FAVORITE!!

Tamale Round About

For Filling:
2 1/2 cups Ground Beef 
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 jar (16 ounces) thick and chunky medium salsa
1/4 cup red or green bell pepper or combination of both, chopped

    For Corn Bread:
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1 cup cornmeal
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 Tbsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 1/4 cups milk
    2 eggs
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1 cup shredded cheese
    Sour Cream, Optional

      Preheat oven to 375.
      Spray a fluted pan with cooking spray.
      Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
      Add in the eggs, milk and oil. Mix just until ingredients are moist.
      Spread 1 1/2 cups of the batter evenly onto the bottom of the fluted pan.
      Top with the meat mixture and then with the remaining batter, spreading evenly.
      Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown on top.
      Loosen cornbread from edges of pan with a knife and invert onto a serving  plate.
      Slice into wedges and serve with sour cream if desired.

      Enjoy your Week!

          Monday, January 18, 2016

          Life & A Cup of Tea...

          Hello Dear Friends!

          How are you today? 
           I hope your week is full of Joy and Laughter.

          We sometimes tend to get so busy 
          that we don't seem to set down at all.

          And some times we have moments 
          where we don't know what day it is.

          I have many of those kind of days!

          When you are a stay at home mom and you home school,
           my days seem to run all into to one.

          When I have days that seem long
          I always like to stop in the afternoon
          and have a nice cup of hot tea (or sometimes coffee).

          When it's Tea Time the boys know 
          that mama needs a break.

          A time to just sit down at the table, 
          in my chair or at my MIL's home.

          It's always been a special routine I have done with my MIL,
          for long as I can remember.

          She always told me it was a necessity to our health and life!

          This is a time, where I can relax and have a
           general conversation with someone other than my boys.

          Not that I don't love spending time with them, I do.
          But, by 3:00 I'm ready for some uplifting and encouraging
           words to make it to dinner time.

          Do you have a special routine that
           you try to do daily for yourself?

          How about at least once a week?

          If you don't, you should!

          We mama's need some type of quiet time!

          Or the day might feel so long
          that you start frizzing out a bit.

          Trust me.... I've been there many times!
          And it's not a pretty site....

          Just saying!!

          Now, if you are at a place you can stop,
          turn on the tea kettle and make yourself a nice cup of tea.

          Now, don't you feel better?

          I thought you would....

          Have a lovely day friends!

          Hugs & Blessings,

          Monday, January 11, 2016

          No Bake Chocolate Bars...

          Hello There!

          How is your week going?
          Do you have any special plans for the week?

          It is my anniversary and we have lots to celebrate!

          19 years of marriage is a big deal!
           So why not start my Celebration Week 
          with a yummy easy sweet treat!

          * * * * * * * * * * *

          These are my absolute favorite chocolate bars
          these have been made many times through out the years!

          No Bake chocolate bars

          1 c butter
          1/2 c packed brown sugar
          1 tsp vanilla
          3 c quick oats
          1 c chocolate chips
          1/2 c peanut butter

          grease a 9x9 inch pan. melt butter.
           add sugar and vanilla. 
          mix well. stir in oats. 
          cook over low heat 2-3 minutes. 
          press half of mixture into pan.

          melt chocolate chips. 
          stir in peanut butter. 
          pour chocolate mixture over oat mix. 
          crumble remaining oat mixture 
          over chocolate layer. 
          pressing gently.

          cover and refrigerate 
          2-3 hours before serving.

          Blessings & Hugs,

          Monday, January 4, 2016

          Menu Planning & Spicy Chicken Casserole...

          Good Day Everyone!

          With the new year here and everyone
           back to a normal schedule
          (well hopefully back on schedule)
          It's always nice to have a general idea 
          on a menu for the week or month...

          I normally go grocery shopping every other week,
          so it's nice to have an idea of what
           to purchase for meals before hand.

          I make a lot of casseroles!
          And I make a lot of soups!

          They seem to stretch at the dinner
           table since I'm feeding boys!

          I rarely do anything fancy,
          I'm a cozy comfort food kind of lady!

          A casserole and a small side is really
           all you need to fill your tummies!

          This one is a favorite in our home...

          Roxy's Spicy Casserole

          2 cups diced cooked chicken
          1 can cream of mushroom soup
          1 can cream of chicken soup
          1 medium onion, chopped
          2 small cans diced green chilies 
          1 cup sour cream
          1/2 tsp garlic salt
          salt and pepper to taste
          3/4 package taco flavored chips, crumbled
          12 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
          4 Tbsp butter

          Preheat oven to 350.  
          Mix all ingredients, except cheese and butter 
          and place into a greased 9x13 pan. 
          Sprinkle with the cheese and dot with the butter.
          Cover with foil and bake for 
          35-45 minutes or until bubbly.

          Serve with a side of rice or a salad.

          Have a wonderful week!!

          Blessings & Hugs,

          Monday, December 28, 2015

          Another Year...New Adventures...

          Hello All!
          I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

          We sure did, it was quite nice!
          We didn't get snow, 
          so it just seemed a bit odd without 
          the fluffy white stuff outside.
          The boys loved the warmer 
          weather since they got new bikes!

          I can't believe it's almost 2016!!

          How did this year fly by so quickly?

          Do you all do anything special to ring in the New Year?

          We got invited to a friends house this year.
          As long as we are all feeling well and up to the drive
          we will head out of town for the count down!

          Do you celebrate the New Year with new Resolutions?

          I don't really do those as I never really stick to them.


          I do ask and seek from the Lord
           for a new word for the New Year, however...

          And this year it's Renew.

          This really can be a wide range of things.

          I'm thinking maybe along the lines of:
          Renewing a stronger walk with the Lord
          Renewing my health
          Renewing My Strength
          Renewing my family relationships
          Renewing my friendships

          Starting over and beginning with a brand new start
          or a new adventure...

          I'm sure there are plenty more I can think of, 
          but for now this will have to do.

          May God richly bless you in this New Year
          and may you seek Him more now, than ever before!

          Happy New Year from my family to yours!!

          In His Grace,

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