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Yummy Recipe Monday: Mexican Lasagna



Yields: 12 servings

Prep: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes

1 lb ground beef

1 packet taco seasoning (Gluten Free)

1 16 oz can refried beans

1 can enchilada sauce (or 2 1/3 cups homemade)

2 cups shredded Mexican cheese

3 tomatoes, diced

1 medium onion, diced

18 white tortillas, cut in half

Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, salsa



Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook diced onion and brown ground beef.

Drain off excess grease, then stir in contents of taco seasoning packet. Set aside.

In a 9x13 casserole dish, spread a thin layer of enchilada sauce evenly on the bottom.

Layer tortilla halves, so straight edges line up along the outer edge of the dish. Continue layering to fill any gaps (it’s ok if there is some overlap).

Continue layering the lasagna in the following order (saving enough of each ingredient to form a secon…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Sanctified

Today's Devo

Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Psalms 40:5‭-‬8 KJV

Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Hebrews 10:8‭-‬10 KJV…

Poet's Corner Thursday: He Arose

He Arose

He arose in victory for me
His glory now I see

From His throne life giving water
I'm His blessed daughter

Deliverance for my soul
Spiritual blessings untold

By His blood forever justified
My spirit is now sanctified

Heaven the righteous shall inherit
We live by Christian merits

Faithful to my Savior
He guides my words, thoughts, behavior

Flee all sins
Welcome Christ Jesus in

He's sitting on God's right hand
Praised by the heavenly band

Grace, love forever flowing
He's on us mercy bestowing

To Him forever cling
Of His blessed presence sing

He arose in victory for me
His glory now I see

Gospel Wednesday: 1 Corinthians Chapter 9: Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk

1 Corinthians Chapter 9

Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. Mine answer to them that do examine me is this, Have we not power to eat and to drink? Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he th…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake


Ice Cream:
1 - 15 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

1 1/2 - teaspoon vanilla extract

1 - 21 ounce can Lucky Leaf® premium strawberry fruit filling, separated

Cookie Crust:

2 - cups crushed vanilla wafers
1 - tablespoon sugar

1/3 - cup melted butter

remaining strawberry fruit filling
2 - tablespoons confectioners sugar
additional whipped cream (1 1/2 cups) for garnish


Prepare the ice cream ahead of time. In a large bowl whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract; set aside. Using a large bowl, whip the cream with an electric mixer or use a kitchen aid stand mixer on high speed (using the whisk attachment).

Mix until stiff peaks form about 5-7 minutes. Remove 1 1/2 cups of the whipped cream and add to a small bowl, whisk in 2 tablespoon powdered sugar and refrigerate for garnish. In a medium bowl, fold one cup of the whipped cream into the sweetened condensed milk a…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Hope and Trust

Today's Devo

Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off. They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long. But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. For in thee, O Lord , do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God. For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

Psalms 38:9‭-‬16 KJV

But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and…

Poet's Corner Thursday: Praise Him For

Praise Him For 

Praise Him for His sacrifice on the cross
Without Him I would be eternally lost

Inheritance in Heaven through Him is secured
All the pain for me He endured

He's with me through lifes ups and downs
He's in control wearing a golden crown

Praise Him for the love He bestows
He carries me when my spirit is dreary and low

Creation testifies to His splendid glory
Redemption tells of the dearest love story

Keep the candle of hope burning
With Him is no darkness or turning

His glorious word will never fade
His law is my guide and aide

Praise Him for His strength and power
He stands by me hour by hour

All kindreds near and far
Gaze upon the glittering stars

And thank God for each breath you take
He holds you when your heart aches

Reach for all things eternal
He's the one that is supernal

Praise Him for His sacrifice on the cross
Without Him I would be eternally lost

Gospel Wednesday: 1 Corinthians Chapter 8: Only One God

1 Corinthians Chapter 8

Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known of him. As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and Lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the be…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Beef Chimichangas

Beef Chimichangas


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40 m

Recipe By:Linda Peterson

"The family requests this all the time. It is easy for my husband to make when I have to work late. Top with shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa, and sour cream. "


1 pound ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning mix, or more to taste

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 cup sour cream

1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/4 cup margarine

6 (7 inch) corn tortillas


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Brown the ground beef, onion, garlic, taco seasoning, and oregano in a skillet over medium heat, breaking the meat up into crumbles as it cooks, about 8 minutes. Drain off excess fat. Stir in sour cream, chilies, and vinegar until well mixed. Remove from heat, and mix in the Cheddar cheese.

Melt margarine in a small skillet over low heat. When melted, dip each t…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Christian Virtues

Today's Devo

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

2 Peter 1:5‭-‬7 KJV

Aim for these Christian virtues: virtue, knowledge, self control, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, love.

Poet's Corner Thursday: When


When in doubt,

Seek Him out.

When in fear,

To Him draw near.

When in sorrow,

Trust Him who holds tomorrow.

When in anguish,

Listen for His love language.

When inside you feel weak and sore

Your cries He will not ignore.

When you feel fatigued all over,

Lean on His strength forevermore.

When you feel a sense of doom,

Trust Him who makes new things bloom.

When you're close to despair,

Cast your cares on Him who heals, repairs.

When in distress,

Find His perfect rest.

When you're plagued by guilt and shame,

Surrender to Him who erases all your sins and stains.

Got to give it all to Him

Only way peace can come in

Weep upon Him your blinding tears

Unleash all your fears.

He comforts the aching heart

Promising a morning with a fresh, new start.

Gospel Wednesday: 1 Corinthians Chapter 7: Obey

1 Corinthians Chapter 7

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it i…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Loaded Breakfast Skillet

Loaded Breakfast Skillet


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Recipe By:Dorinda Medley

"Potatoes, bacon, onions, eggs, and shredded cheese make a hearty and delicious breakfast or brunch dish."


4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 onion, chopped

3 russet potatoes, scrubbed, chopped into 3/4-inch cubes

1/4 cup water

2 green onions, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

4 eggs

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crispy, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels; reserve most of the bacon fat in skillet.

Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir onions until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Add potatoes; toss to coat evenly in bacon fat. Pour in water and cover skillet with a large lid. Cook, checking occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Add green onions, garlic, and paprika. Season with…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: For His Glory

Today's Devo

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

Psalms 37:14‭-‬17 KJV

Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples, Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

Luke 20:45‭-‬47 KJV

Do good for God's glory not my own. Don't be like the Pharisees who lacked mercy and compassion and practiced thei…

Poet's Corner Thursday: As We Take Part

As We Take Part

As we take part in this communion
Remember He died to set us free
His undying love for us is proven

As we take part in breaking the bread
Meditate upon the cross
His blood ran crimson red
As we take part in this cup
Don't forget He gave His very life
Let's not let any distractions interrupt
As we take part every Lord's Day
Let's remember for forgiveness and access to God
His sacrifice made a way

Gospel Wednesday: I Corinthians Chapter 6: No Sin in Heaven

1 Corinthians Chapter 6

Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?  If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.  I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?  But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.  Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?  Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Tropical Sweet Potato Fries

Tropical Sweet Potato Fries


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Recipe By:The Messy Cook

"Sweet potatoes make a perfect summer treat, especially with a nice twist by using lime zest! Boiling the potatoes beforehand allows them to cook perfectly once in the oven. This pairs well with seafood and burgers alike."


2 sweet potatoes, unpeeled

2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed

salt and ground black pepper

1 tablespoon sea salt

1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest

1/8 teaspoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Allow to cool, then slice each sweet potato into wedges. Arrange wedges on a baking sheet.

Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Brush the sweet pota…