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Yummy Recipe Monday: Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup & 3 IngredientPeanut Butter Cup Fudge

This is good eating. Glad I found this recipe. 

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
_dsc0428 We could probably indulge in a good cheeseburger at any point of the year, but there are certain times (like when we're snowed in and have no choice but to snuggle up) when a hearty soup is just what the doctor ordered. We were faced with a similar situation recently and this delicious, slow cooker, bacon cheeseburger soup absolutely hit the spot and warmed us up from the inside out! This one, packed with beef, veggies, cheese and bacon, is easy to make and your whole family will love it!

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
Serves 8
1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained of fat 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained 1 (32 oz.) container chicken broth 4 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup carrot, chopped 1/2 cup green bell pepper, seeds removed, chopped 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 ribs celery, chopped 1 larg…

Sacred Truth Friday: Give it to God

Philippians 4:5-7
The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
These verses say that God is near. To make our requests known with thanksgiving. When we do this, peace will rule in our hearts. When we find ourselves going through hard or difficult times, we should go to God in prayer. He, in turn, will comfort us and fill our hearts with peace. So instead of worrying,  let's just hand everything over to God who is in complete and total control. After all, He is sitting on His throne in Heaven and always listens to the prayers of His children. 

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 5

Matthew Chapter 5

The Sermon on the Mount
Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. The Beatitudes And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


Yummy Recipe Monday: Speedy Chili Pot Pie

Speedy Chili Pot Pie
Prep 10 m Cook 20 m Ready In 30 m Recipe By:love my kids "Simple, inexpensive -- and my children gobble it up! My 9 year-old has even made this for us. :0) Note: you will need whatever ingredients the cornbread mix calls for. Jiffy(R) calls for 1 egg and 1/3 cup milk. Egg substitute works well, too." Ingredients 2 (15 ounce) cans turkey chili with beans, undrained 1 (8.5 ounce) package corn bread/muffin mix 1/3 cup milk 1 egg 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese, or as desired (optional) 1 tablespoon sour cream, or as desired (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Pour the turkey chili into a 9-inch pie dish. In a bowl, whisk together the corn bread mix, milk, and egg until slightly lumpy; spoon the corn bread batter on top of the chili. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges of the corn bread begin to brown and the center is set, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. ALL RIGHTS RES…

Sacred Truth Friday: Pride and humility

Genesis 37:5-11
Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.” His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words. Then he dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers and said, “Behold, I have dreamed another dream. Behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves to the ground before you?” And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.
Pride. Joseph thought he was…

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 4

The Temptation of Jesus
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship …

Yummy Recipe Monday: The Best Strawberry Cake Ever

The Best Strawberry Cake Ever 🍓 

Author: Paula Dean Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Ingredients * Ingredients * 1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix * 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin * 1 (15-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed * 4 large eggs * ½ cup vegetable oil * ¼ cup water * Strawberry cream cheese frosting, recipe follows * Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting * ¼ cup butter, softened * 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened * 1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed * ½ teaspoon strawberry extract * 7 cups confectioners’ sugar * Freshly sliced strawberries, for garnish, optional
Instructions 1. Instructions 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. 3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared pans, and bake for 20 minutes, or until a wo…

Sacred Truth Friday: Pray Without Ceasing

Colossians 1:9

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 
1 Thessalonions 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you
These verses say to pray without ceasing, rejoice always and give thanks. 
And indeed we should. Even when it seems our prayers are not being answered, pray anyway. Don't give up. Rejoice. Count our blessings. Life can be hard, but we still all have blessings. We just need to regonize them. This will cause us to rejoice and give thanks to God who provides when open our eyes to our blessings. 
So for our sacred truth Friday, remember this: Pray without ceasin, rejoice always and give thanks.

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 3

John the Baptist Prepares the Way
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’”
Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan were going out to him, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not presume to say to yourselves, We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. Even now the axe is laid to the root…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Rainbow Layer Cake

Rainbow Layer Cake Prep Time 30 min Total Time 2 hr 0 min Servings 10 Ingredients Cake
2 boxes Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ vanilla cake mix 2 cups water 1 cup vegetable oil 6 eggs 2 packages (2.7 oz each) Betty Crocker™ classic gel food colors Buttercream Frosting
1 cup shortening 1 cup butter, softened 1 bag (2 lb) powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 to 4 tablespoons milk Directions Directions
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 3 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among 6 small bowls, about 1 1/3 cups each. Using food colors, tint batter in 1 bowl blue, 1 bowl red, 1 bowl green, 1 bowl yellow, 1 bowl orange (using red and yellow) and 1 bowl purple (using blue and red). Refrigerate 3 colors of batter until ready to bake. Pour remaining 3 colors of batter into cake pans.  Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until cake spr…

Sacred Truth Friday: Jesus Priest Forever

Hebrews 7:17; 21

For it is witnessed of him, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”
“The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’”
Psalm 110:4
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
These verses say Jesus is a priest forever  after Melchizedek. (Melchizedek, a high priest,  blessed Abram, who was later to become Abraham in Genesis chapter 14. ). 
But Jesus is a better, higher priest seeing as He sacrifices Himself for our sins. The Levitical priesthood with its daily sacrifices for sins by the Levite priests was not working out. So God provided His Son as the perfect, atoning, sinless sacrifice. Praise God. Jesus is, indeed, priest forever!

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew chapter 2

The Visit of the Wise Men
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” After listening to the ki…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Egg-in-a-Hole

Egg-in-a-Hole Recipe : Ree Drummond : Food Network
Ingredients1 slice of your favorite kind of bread1 tablespoon butter1 eggSalt and freshly ground black pepper

DirectionsWatch how to make this recipe.
With a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass, press a hole in the center of the slice of bread. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and melt in the butter. When the butter is all spread out, place the piece of bread in the skillet and crack the egg straight into the center of the hole. Cook until the egg sets a bit on the bottom, 30 to 45 seconds. Sprinkle the egg with salt and pepper. After about a minute, flip it over with a spatula and salt and pepper the other side. Move the whole piece of toast around the skillet, soaking up all of the glorious butter. Let it cook until the yolk feels soft. Here's the key: golden brown toast, white (not brown/burned) whites, soft unbroken yolk. Perfect.
Egg in a Hole