Monthly Archives: October 2012

Dancing Leaves






As I step out my front door, I notice a stillness in the air as changes gradually make their appearance throughout God’s glorious creation. The melodic serenade of robins and finches has grown silent and has been replaced by an … Continue reading

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The Look of Love






New Day Foster Home’s blog and the steady stream of photos that capture such sweet faces fills my heart with love for all their dear babies and young children. To witness the sad broken hearts, as they gradually begin to … Continue reading

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One Year Later…






What a difference a year makes… After an enormous shift in my daughter’s eating along with her willingness to faithfully adhere to dietary restrictions, she is much healthier, her skin is happy, she has considerably more energy, does not require … Continue reading

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Pear Butter a la Crockpot






    It was time to tackle the making of pear butter, and with a collection of ripe pears in addition to my sister’s adage of, “Just throw it in!” I set about preparing fruit for an over night simmer … Continue reading

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Maple Walnut Carrot Cake






  As the arrival of fall awakened the desire to breathe in aromatic delights from the¬†kitchen, my search began for a new recipe. After tasting this cake it became apparent I had a winning recipe that could lend itself to … Continue reading

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Fruit Flies B’Gone






  With autumn upon us, the apple trees jettison over-ripe cargo and fruit flies are seemingly everywhere. But their demise is now assured as a man in the produce department shared the secret of controlling a fruit fly invasion, and … Continue reading

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Penzeys Cocoa Powder






    Quality matters when baking with limited ingredients. I used numerous cocoa powders before trying Penzeys’ Natural High Fat Cocoa Powder which gives a rich dark chocolate flavor to baked goods and is a nice addition in recipes. If … Continue reading

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Pot Roast 101






Over the years, I tried numerous recipes as I endeavored to make the perfect pot roast. While some recipes were simple and others complicated, the meat always seemed to turn out either tough or flavorless, and oftentimes both. I eventually … Continue reading

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Lemon Coconut Bars






Lemon bars with velvety smooth tart lemon curd became a family favorite in recent¬†years. I finally had found the perfect ratio of crust to tart creamy topping and although they were time-consuming to make they were so worth it. With … Continue reading

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The Banana Rescue






The proper time for baking banana flavored goodies is when the fruit has turned a not–so–lovely speckled brown, but the proper time for preparing such items is when I am in the mood to both eat and bake banana treats. … Continue reading

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