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Yummy Recipe Monday: Chocolate Mice

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Chocolate Mice



Prep

20 m

Ready In

2 h 20 m

Recipe By:Rosina

"Kids will love these, they are whimsical and fun. Cute chocolate mice rolled in confectioners' sugar or chocolate cookie crumbs are very realistic."

Ingredients

4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

1/3 cup sour cream

1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs

1/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbs



1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

24 silver dragees decorating candy

1/4 cup sliced almonds

12 (2 inch) pieces long red vine licorice

Directions

Melt the chocolate, and combine with sour cream. Stir in 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs. Cover and refrigerate until firm.

Roll by level tablespoonfuls into balls. Mold to a slight point at one end (the nose).

Roll dough in confectioners sugar (for white mice), and in chocolate cookie crumbs (for dark mice). On each mouse, place dragees in appropriate spot for eyes, almond slices for ears, and a licorice string for the tail.

Refrigerate for at least two hours, until firm.

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Uplifting songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Behold, the Lamb of God

Today's Devo

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
John 1:29‭, ‬34 KJV
http://bible.com/1/jhn.1.29-34.KJV


1. Lamb of God! Our souls adore Thee
While upon Thy face we gaze;
There the Father’s love and glory
Shine in all their brightest rays;
Thine almighty power and wisdom
All creation’s works proclaim;
Heaven and earth alike confess Thee
As the ever great I AM.

2. Lamb of God! Thy Father’s bosom
Ever was Thy dwelling place;
His delight, in Him rejoicing,
One with Him in power and grace;
Oh, that wondrous love and mercy—
Thou didst lay Thy glory by,
And for us didst come from Heaven,
As the Lamb of God, to die!

3. Lamb of God! When we behold Thee
Lowly in the manger laid,
Wandering as a homeless stranger
In the world Thy hands had made;
When we see Thee in the garden,
In Thine agony of blood,
At Thy grace we are confounded,
Holy, spotless, La…

Gospel Wednesday: Acts Chapter 27: Except You Obey the Gospel Fully

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Acts Chapter 27

And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band. And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself. And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary. And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein. And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone; And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

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Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake



Prep

15 m

Cook

45 m

Ready In

1 h

Recipe By:Eleanor Johnson

"A new addition to our holiday menu. Combines pumpkin, pecans, and cheesecake. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com."

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened



1/3 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

3/4 cup pumpkin butter

1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

Directions

Combine pecans and 1/4 cup brown sugar; cut in butter or margarine with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.

Beat cream cheese at high speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Add 1/3 cup brown sugar; beat well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in pumpkin butter. Pour mixture into crust.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes.

Sprinkle pecan mixture over pie. Bake for 5 additional minutes, or until butter or margarine and sugar melt. Cool on a wire rack. Cover, and …

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: By Grace and Mercy

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1 Not what these hands have done
can save this guilty soul;
not what this toiling flesh has borne
can make my spirit whole.
Not what I feel or do
can give me peace with God;
not all my pray'rs and sighs and tears
can bear my awful load.

2 Thy work alone, O Christ,
can ease this weight of sin;
Thy blood alone, O Lamb of God,
can give me peace within.
Thy love to me, O God, not mine,
O Lord, to Thee,
can rid me of the dark unrest,
and set my spirit free.

3 Thy grace alone, O God,
to me can pardon speak;
Thy pow'r alone, O Son of God,
can this sore bondage break.
I bless the Christ of God;
I rest on love divine;
and with unfalt'ring lip and heart,
I call this Savior mine.

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the…

Gospel Wednesday: Acts Chapter 26: Almost Not Enough

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Acts Chapter 26

Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself:
I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews: Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently. My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee. And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God shou…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Banana Crumb Muffins

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Banana Crumb Muffins







Prep

15 m

Cook

20 m

Ready In

35 m

Recipe By:Lisa Kreft

"The crumb topping is what makes these banana muffins stand apart from the ordinary. They're scrumptious!"

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 bananas, mashed

3/4 cup white sugar



1 egg, lightly beaten

1/3 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.

In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resem…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Don't Lift Ourselves Above Him

Today's Devo

God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far-flung battle line,
Beneath whose aweful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine:
Lord God of hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget, lest we forget.

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The tumult and the shouting dies;
The captains and the kings depart;
Still stands thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart:
Lord God of hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget, lest we forget.

Far called our navies melt away,
On dune and headland sinks the fire;
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget, lest we forget.

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not thee in awe,
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the law:
Lord God of hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget, lest we forget.

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard;
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And, guarding, calls not thee to guard:
For frant…

Gospel Wednesday: Acts Chapter 25: Jesus Risen

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Acts Chapter 25

Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem. Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him, And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him. But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither. Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him. And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought. And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove. While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesa…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Red Velvet Cookie Cake

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Red Velvet Cookie Cake



Cream cheese frosting seals the deal.

TOTAL TIME: 1:10

PREP: 0:20

LEVEL: EASY

SERVES: 10-12

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE COOKIE CAKE

3/4 c. salted butter, softened

1 c. sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

2 tsp. vinegar

1 1/2 tbsp. red food coloring (less than 1 oz.)

2 1/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

2 tsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tbsp. cocoa powder

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

3 tbsp. sprinkles, plus more for garnish

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

3 tbsp. butter, softened

2 c. powdered sugar

1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9" cake pan with parchment. Grease all sides.

In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add egg, vanilla, vinegar, and red food coloring and mix until well combined.

In another medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt, then add to wet ingredients and mix until combi…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Blessing And Honor And Glory And Power

Today's Devo

1 Blessing and honor and glory and power,
wisdom and riches and strength evermore,
be to the Lamb who our battle has won,
whose are the kingdom, the crown, and the throne.

2 Let all the heavens sound forth Jesus’ name;
let all the earth sing his glory and fame.
Ocean and mountain, stream, forest, and flower
echo these praises and tell of God's power.

3 Ever ascending the song and the joy,
ever descending the love from on high;
blessing and honor and glory and praise:
this is the theme of the hymns that we raise.

4 Give we the glory and praise to the Lamb;
take we the robe and the harp and the palm;
sing we the song of the Lamb that was slain,
dying in weakness but rising to reign.

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, a…

Gospel Wednesday: The God of All Comfort

And the Lord , he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
Deuteronomy 31:8 KJV
http://bible.com/1/deu.31.8.KJV

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalms 23:4 KJV
http://bible.com/1/psa.23.4.KJV

Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
Psalms 119:76 KJV
http://bible.com/1/psa.119.76.KJV

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
Psalms 9:9 KJV
http://bible.com/1/psa.9.9.KJV

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalms 46:1 KJV
http://bible.com/1/psa.46.1.KJV

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27 KJV
http://bible.com/1/jhn.14.27.KJV

In light of the Las…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Caramel Gingerbread Cookie Bars

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Caramel Gingerbread Cookie Bars



Gingerbread men can step aside.

TOTAL TIME: 1:05

PREP: 0:15

LEVEL: EASY

YIELD: 9-12 BARS

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE COOKIE BARS

3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened

1 c. lightly packed brown sugar

1 large egg

3 tbsp. molasses

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour

2 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Pinch of cloves

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

FOR THE FROSTING

1/2 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 c. powdered sugar

5 tbsp. Caramel

Sprinkles

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9"-x-9" baking dish with foil along the bottom and up the sides.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add egg and molasses and beat until well combined.

In another bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda and salt, then add to wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.

Evenly spread dough into prepared pan and bake until lightly golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove …