Monday, December 21, 2009

Red Pepper Soup

2Tbs butter
4 red bell peppers
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
24 oz. chicken broth
1/2C heavy cream (I didn't use heavy cream but I can't remember what I did instead)
1/8tsp ground black pepper

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Place the red bell pepper, onion, garlic in the saucepan and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until tender.

Pour in chicken broth, stirring well, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.

Run the soup through a strainer and return the liquid to the saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the heavy cream and the ground black pepper and allow to heat through, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Makes 4-6 servings.

2 Step Pumpkin Cheesecake

1 8oz. pkg cream cheese (softened)
1C pumpkin
1/2C sugar
1/2tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 8oz. whipped cream topping
1 graham cracker crust (9in.)


1. beat cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl w/wire whisk or electric mixer until smooth.
2. gently stir in whipped topping.
3. spoon into crust and refrigerate 3 hours or until set.

Graham cracker crust:

1 1/4C grahams
6Tbs melted butter
1/4C sugar
Mix together.

Bake crust at 375 degrees for 6-9 minutes.

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Basic Carrot Rice

2 2/3C water
1C carrots (cut into small slices)
1tsp butter
1 1/4C long grain rice(I used brown rice)


Melt butter in medium sauce pan over medium high heat.
Stir in rice and saute 2min. Stir in water and bring to to
boil. Stir in carrots & pepper or any other spices you would like.
Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 - 30 minutes or until
rice is tender and liquid gone. Toss gently before serving.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Eating Healthy with Sauerkraut: Fermented Foods & Digestion |

Eating Healthy with Sauerkraut: Fermented Foods & Digestion |

Okay, so i don't like sauerkraut but my Pa does. He had mentioned to me about wanting some sauerkraut and how it'd be nice if I could figure out how to make it. Well, we got a book about fermenting foods, preserving foods in oil and vinegar without freezin' or cannin'. This video above is actually one that my Pa sent me after I had decided what recipe I was gonna go by. I already have the sauerkraut fermenting right, now but I looked at the video today and found out it is pretty similar to what I did. Here is what I did:


Firm cabbage Scald the jars and rubber seals. Grate the cabbage and pack it firmly, adding some
of the bay leaves or juniper berries as you fill them.
10 juniper berries or Top off eech jar with one tbs of course sea salt and a bit of hot, unchlorinated
1 or 2 bay leaves water. With very juicy cabbage, only a few spoonfuls of water are needed.
Close each jar with it's rubber seal. Let Stand for 2 to 3 days in the kitchen
1tbs coarse sea salt then store in cellar(we don't have one but you can store somewhere nice and cool
per jar of cabbage like the garage or a cool room). Wait one month before eating.

Hot water The woman who gave this recipe also prepares her pickles this way.
sliced if they are large, but stored in smaller jars.
1qt glass jar w/rubber

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Created To Be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl

I was recently given a book by my dearest friend and sister Courtney's Mama because I had commented about how someone told me that Debi Pearl's book made it sound like a woman is to be a doormat. Well, I have been reading it and I can understand why my friend might come to that conclusion but I don't believe that's what Mrs. Pearl meant for it to sound like. I like the book and have had others recommend it to me before(And they aren't door mats). I had been reading on where she mentions being thankful and learning to thank God for things and even when we are down in the dumps. What was interesting is when my Dad preached on the difference of David and his son Solomon. David thanked God alot. Just look at the book of Psalms. After God gave Solomon wisdom and more he didn't even thank God for it. My Pa also mentioned about thanking God even for the little things and when we are down in the dumps. When ya start thanking God it's hard to not smile after awhile if you weren't already smiling. I am thankful for that sermon and thankful that I have the opportunity to read this book. I might not agree on a couple things but overall I would recommend this book. Alot of times it's easy to not thank God and well sometimes it's really laziness or pride but God deserves our thanks for we really do not deserve anything at all even the walls on our house or a roof over our head. In the Bible we were only promised food and rainment( might of spelled that wrong).

Those are my thoughts for today. Hope everyone enjoys their day:)

Hoping and trusting in my Lord & Saviour,


Monday, December 14, 2009

Live simply so that others can simply live.

We have a brief opportunity of a lifetime on the earth.

Forward ever, backward never!

Never say, No Lord.

-Missionary quotes

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Howdy! Awhile back a dear friend of mine asked me if I thought the word Charity was interchangeable or not. Well, I finally looked the word up. I found it many times in the New Testament but found the definition or definitions for it. From what I can see it shows that it isn't exactly interchangeable.

1Corinthians 13:4-8, 13
Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away.

Hope these are a blessing! We all need to remember what charity means so we can act accordingly by God's grace, of course:)