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Yummy Recipe Monday: Double Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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Double Lemon Cheesecake Bars

35 min. Total Time 7 hr. 15 min. Servings 16 servings These tangy-sweet squares are a marriage of two classic desserts--lemon bars and cheesecake. A luscious lemon glaze is the perfect finishing touch. Read More
What You Need


52 vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 2 cups) 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted 4 eggs, divided 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided 3 Tbsp. flour 1 Tbsp. zest and 1/3 cup juice from 2 lemons, divided 1/2 tsp. vanilla 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 1/2 cup water

Heat oven to 325ºF. Line 13x9-inch pan with parchment, with ends of parchment extending over sides. Mix wafer crumbs and butter until blended; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min. Separate 1 egg; refrigerate yolk until ready to use. Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour, lemon zest, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add egg white and remaining 3 whole eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until ble…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Be Gentle

Today's devo
Ephesians 4:32
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

There is an excellent way to be with others. Be gentle. When Jesus was upon this earth, He was compassionate, merciful, kind, and gentle. Gentleness is never outdated or old fashioned. It's a great virtue, even in this day and age. So imitate the Great God and Jesus above and be gentle with others.

Gospel Wednesday: Mark Chapter 16

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Mark Chapter 16 The Resurrected Christ
1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they tremble…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls

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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls cooking stats Prep
10 mCook
30 mReady In
40 mRecipe By:Angela "I found this recipe and brought it to a Super Bowl(R) party to complement the variety of foods there. It is very versatile and goes with many meals." Ingredients 3 slices bacon1 (1 pound) loaf round sourdough bread8 (1 ounce) slices Cheddar cheese, or more as needed1/2 cup butter, melted1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing mixDirections Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, until halfway cooked, about 5 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels; cut crosswise into 1/2-inch wide strips.Cut slits halfway through bread in two directions creating a checkerboard pattern. Slip Cheddar cheese slices and bacon pieces into the slits.Mix butter and ranch dressing mix together in a small bowl; pour over bread, allowing to drip into the slits. Wrap entire loaf in a sheet of aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.Bake …

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Learning to Love Him

Today's devo

Psalm 43:3-4
3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. 4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

Sometimes it's hard for us to love God or we have a faulty perception of God because of how others have treated us in the past. God loves us unconditionally. Not based on our actions. If you have trouble loving God, take heart. Ask Him to shower you with His love and grace and teach you how to love Him unconditionally and sacrificially.

Gospel Wednesday: Mark Chapter 15

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Mark 15
Jesus’ Trial Before Pilate
1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. 2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it. 3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. 4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. 5 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled. 6 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. 7 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them. 9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? 10 For he knew tha…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Beef Green Chili and Tomato Stew

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Beef, Green Chili and Tomato Stew


cooking stats Prep
20 mCook
2 h 30 mReady In
3 hRecipe By:Kimber "I love the green chilies in this stew and the rich, flavorful sauce of this stew is wonderful! Serve over rice, or with a crusty bread, and salad for a wonderful winter meal." Ingredients 1/4 cup vegetable oil3 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into 3/4 inch cubes2 onions, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 (28 ounce) can roma tomatoes, with juice2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers, drained1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer1 cup beef broth2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin2 tablespoons Worcestershire saucesalt to tasteground black pepper to tasteDirections In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Pat the meat dry with paper towels and brown in batches, transferring the meat with a slotted spoon to a bowl as they are done.In the fat remaining in the pot, cook the onions until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and …

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Obey

Today's reading

Jeremiah 42:5, 7:23
6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.
23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

Obey God even when it's hard or you don't understand. Choose His way and follow after Him. After all, His commands are good and not burdensome or grievous.

1 John 5:3
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

When you obey God, keeping to His ways, remaining faithful to Him, you won't regret it.

Trust and Obey

When we walk with the Lord
  In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way;
  While we do His good will,
  He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.Trust and obey,
For th…

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 14

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Mark Chapter 14
A Woman Anoints Jesus
1 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. 2 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people. 3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. 4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? 5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. 6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. 7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. 8 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoi…