Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Coffee Time...



Doesn't this just say it all?

I love my Coffee in the morning, in the afternoon
Anytime really!

I had a friend tell me that
" life is too short for a bad cup of coffee!"

Gosh... ain't that the truth!


So... I went and bought me a coffee bean grinder
some amazing coffee beans
and I now make me a fresh cup each day especially
when I need that energy pick me up.

And what goes better with a cup of coffee?
A good book and quiet time with the Lord.

Ah, yes....

Life just doesn't get any better.....

I hope you "Take time to smell the Coffee" today!


Hugs and Blessings,



Saturday, July 26, 2014

I Love Muffins...


Good Afternoon Friends!

I haven't been blogging for awhile 
and I thought I better get something posted.

I haven't felt very well, so if you could all say a prayer 
for me that would be much appreciated.

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Now, for a wonderfully delicious Muffin Recipe!

I Love any type of muffin, sweet or savory.

This muffin is one of my all time favorites,
because Rhubarb is only in season for a little while.
And, I happen to get a few cuttings from mine this year.
So... I made Sugared Rhubarb Muffins.

I hope you give them a try.

Sugared Rhubarb Muffins
1 c. white flour
1 c. wheat flour
1 1/4 c. sugar, divided
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 c. milk
1/3 c. canola oil
1 c. fresh or frozen rhubarb, chopped

In a large bowl combine the flours, 1 c. of the sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, beat the egg, milk and oil.
Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened.
Fold in the Rhubarb.
Fill paper lined muffin cups about 3/4 full.
Sprinkle with remaining sugar.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a 
toothpick near the center comes out clean.

Cool for about 5 minutes before removing the muffins to a cooling rack.
Makes: 1 dozen muffins


Mmm..... don't they look yummy?!

Have a wonderful Day!!


Blessings,





Monday, July 14, 2014

Smoothies, Anyone...



Good Morning All!
It's time for our morning Smoothie!

Who wants one?!

I try to make at least 3 smoothies a week for my guys.
They are light and refreshing
and rather filling too...

Especially if you add in some protein powder.

Now, you can throw just about anything you 
want into your smoothies,
but our favorite around here is:

Fresh or Frozen Strawberries,
Bananas, Orange Juice, Protein Powder
and of course Ice!
*and every once in awhile I will add in a carrot or two
 or a handful of fresh spinach leaves,
 for an extra vitamin boost!*
But, that's a secret, don't tell anyone!

Now put it into a blender or a Nutri-Bullet and
 blend until you reach your desired thickness!


TA-DA!!
Now you can enjoy your liquid energy, 
vitamin packed smoothie!

Have a wonderful, cool day Friends!

Hugs,



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cherries, Cherries and More Cherries...


Do you all love cherries?
We do!
And, boy howdy have we been picking Cherries!
And Cherries!
And more Cherries!


We picked about a total of 50 some cups of Cherries!
Wow, right?!
It was a fun and sticky mess...


So, I got out my ol' water bath canner, my supplies for canning
and I canned some Cherry Syrup and Cherry Jelly!

Have any of you canned syrups or jellies before?
It is so much fun!!!
I LOVE CANNING!!!!!!!


Cherry Syrup
(This is my hubby and oldest sons favorite!)

First, you will have to boil down the cherries with about 3 c. water,
continue to boil until there isn't much of a cherry left
(it will look like mush with seeds)
strain your fruit in a mesh strainer or a cheese cloth to get all the juices out
I used about 8-10 cups of washed cherries.

3 c. prepared juice
3 c. sugar
1/2 c. corn syrup
3 Tbsp. lemon juice

Bring your water bath canner to a boil. 
*Do this step first, because it takes forever to come to a boil.*

Wash your jars and place them on a cookie sheet
 in a warm oven to keep till you are ready to start your canning.

Combine in a large pot and bring to a rolling boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and skim off the foam.  
Pour your syrup into sterilized hot jars. 
Wipe around the rim of your jars with a damp cloth.
Place on your lid and ring and lightly turn it.
Place in your boiling water bath canner.
Process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.
Makes 5-6 pint jars.

Never put a cool jar into a boiling hot water canner, 
the jars will break!

Now for the Cherry Jelly Recipe
click on the link below:

Thanks for stopping by
and please stop by again soon...

Happy Canning!

Blessings & Hugs,




Monday, July 7, 2014

Rejoice...



Be glad in the Lord and Rejoice, ye Righteous
and shout for Joy all ye that are upright in heart.
Psalms 32:11

Did you know that if you looked up the word Joy in the bible
you would find it 165 times.

I just find that truly amazing.

I choose JOY, how bout you?

I have been doing an online bible study on the Proverbs 31 woman
and in this study they direct us to use  blue letter bible
If you have never been to this sight before, I highly recommend it.

Look up the word Joy and see what you find.


When the morning stars sang together
 and all the sons of God shouted for JOY!
Job 38:7

Look up dear ones and see what 
the Lord is showing you today!

In God's Grace,




Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Fourth of July...


These are my son's boots...
Aren't they so Patriotic? 

We are so proud to be Americans
In this place of Freedom!

We need to continue to pray for our Country
before everything we have known is lost and forgotten.

One nation under God!
Always and Forever!

Remember who fought for our freedom
Say thank you to our soldiers, 
continue to pray for their safety!


Please be safe on this Holiday weekend!

And have a Happy Fourth of July!



In God We Trust!


Blessings,
Amy

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