Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Delicious.... I am trying something new...

I have seen another blogger use the "delicious" website quite often to share links and such - I am going to try it - for now the main topic of conversation in my head is gluten free.  It is none the less a constant battle.... I am quite the whiner - really I am - I probably don't show it in front others quite so much - but get me at home and some days I just melt.  Today was one of those evenings.  I finally walked to my mom & dad's house to change my attitude.

It helped ..... a bit.

Anyway - so I thought I would try sharing "delicious" with you - let's see if it works.  If it does this could be a really cool way to share websites and such that we find - about a whole host of topics!  This link happens to be about gluten free so you may not want to stay around - but I will be creating another stack soon!


So try going to that link and see what you find.  It is a pretty neat website.  The statement on their home page is:

Welcome to Delicious!
Delicious helps you find cool stuff and collect it for easy sharing. Dig into stacks created by the community, and then build your own!

When I think of "delicious" I think of food - almost immediately!  Here are some pictures of delicious dishes and the recipes are featured on my page "Recipes I LOVE!"

This is the Overnight Crunch Coffee Cake

My favorite kind of pork sausage....

One of my favorite seasonings....

Below is Kale with sweet red peppers & onions -

Finally - a picture of one Kale chip!  They are so good - one would never have only one!

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake (GF!)

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

1 box of chocolate cake mix (for gluten free - use GF cake mix)
1 container of Rich & Creamy frosting
(it has to be the Rich & Creamy frosting for this recipe to work)

Mix cake mix according to the directions on the box.  Pour batter into the Pampered Chef rice cooker.  Using large scoop, place 4 scoops of Rich & Creamy frosting into the middle of the cooker, staking the scoops on top of each other.  Put the rice cooker in the microwave uncovered for 7 to 8 minutes.  Take the cooker out of the microwave and place an extra large plate on top of the cooker.  Turn the plate and rice cooker over and the cake should slide out.  The icing will be melted and will be overflowing the top of the cake when you turn it over.  It will look like a chocolate volcano.

***For the GF cake mix - I used a smaller scoop because the GF cake mix makes a smaller cake but I am thinking the more icing the better!!

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Amor - Querer - Love...

This word (action) called LOVE that I have been talking about for a while - is starting to come together even better in my mind.  I have been sharing with others (which means that I am talking to myself) about LOVE and that in the end - it really is all that matters.  It has been enjoyable - at times stretching - but most of all it carries with it a sense of peace in this crazy world that we live in.

I have thought of scriptures - I have shared scriptures - I have shared blogs that are about LOVE but for some reason today I thought of I Corinthians 13.  We have all read it a 1000 times - I probably have it memorized from the KJV - but this time I went to The Message version - these are the highlights....

...So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love. 

   Love never gives up. 
   Love cares more for others than for self. 
   Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. 
   Love doesn't strut, 
   Doesn't have a swelled head, 
   Doesn't force itself on others, 
   Isn't always "me first," 
   Doesn't fly off the handle, 
   Doesn't keep score of the sins of others, 
   Doesn't revel when others grovel, 
   Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, 
   Puts up with anything, 
   Trusts God always, 
   Always looks for the best, 
   Never looks back, 
   But keeps going to the end.

….We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled…….

But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

Those are some powerful words and this version makes it so easy to understand - there's nothing but understanding and perhaps the best part is the ending...

Trust steadily in God
Hope unswervingly
Love extravagantly

 I told my CoffeeRoomGirls (CRG) that I loved stationery and such - I have a box full of all kinds of things....

Then there are my cookbooks (I have never counted I wonder how many I have - but these are just some of my favorites)

The pail that belonged to Kerry's grandparents holds my Keurig coffee cups.

And this plant was a gift from my parents when I graduated with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership last month.

There are many things in my life that I LOVE...

But most of all many people in my life whom I LOVE have shown love - given love - been love - are love - live love - and these also:

Trust steadily in God - Steadily = direct & unfaltering pace
Hope unswervingly - Unswervingly = not veering, constant
Love extravagantly - Extravagantly = abundantly

There are many in my life that I LOVE (only a few are here...)

 My parents with Nephew three at his awards ceremony -

My boys with me wearing my Doctorate cap & gown

The Thomas Family - oh  my how I miss that crew!

Kerry & me in Vegas - both I LOVE!

 Kerry's parents with Nephew two & Niece

Nephew one (have you watched his Parody on YouTube?  Some QB that I used to know.... hilarious!)

The Cape May group - LynDee's parents, Kevin & LynDee, Niece & Nephew two, and my family

My brother - Chris

Our To Do List - I can share some note pads for you to write on! Should always be....

Trust steadily in God
Hope unswervingly
Love extravagantly

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.