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Yummy Recipe Monday: Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad


25 m


15 m

Ready In

1 h 25 m

Recipe By:Pepi-Rainbow

"The dynamic trio of fresh basil pesto, mozzarella cheese, and juicy tomato are reunited once again in an American favorite- pasta salad. This light and fresh salad is great for a lunch, a side dish, or even a snack."


1 (16 ounce) package fusilli pasta

1 cup fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted (optional)

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup olive oil

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into strips

salt and pepper to taste


Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the fusilli, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

Place basil, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and …

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Put Him First

Today's Devo

“Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them,

Deuteronomy 11:16 NKJV

Don't put anything or anyone above God. Ever. Put Him first in everything.  

Poet's Corner Thursday: One Day

One Day

A Song 

One day she will see the light
The Lord will take away all her night

One day she will see her need for Him
And her journey of faith will begin

One day she will obey His Gospel call
And at His knees she will fall

One day she will be made pure and free
And all His beauty she will see

This one day I'm praying for
Her need I cannot ignore

Live out the Gospel every day
Share the good news in any way

One day His love will break through
And her life will be made new

One day she will see the light
The Lord will take away all her night

Gospel Wednesday: 2 Corinthians Chapter 6: Don't Receive His Grace in Vain

1 Corinthians Chapter 6

We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, ye…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Broken Spaghetti Risotto

Broken Spaghetti Risotto


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25 m

Recipe By:Chef John

"This pasta dish is not really risotto; it only refers to the similar technique used in that famous Italian dish. Like the grains of Arborio rice, pieces of broken pasta are tossed in hot butter or oil before the liquid is added, but here we're going even further, and toasting it to a gorgeous nut-brown. This gives the dish its signature look, as well as adds a subtle nutty flavor."


1 tablespoon olive oil

8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken into 1 inch pieces

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

salt to taste

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, or to taste

1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; add spaghetti and toast, stirring constantly, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Stir garlic into spaghetti pieces and cook for 30 seconds.

Pour in 1/2 cup…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Serve Others

just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Matthew 20:28 NKJV

Be like Jesus with a humble heart, and serve others.

Uplifting Songs Saturday: My Rock and Strength

My Rock and Strength 

What do I do when times are drear?
When my heart cries bitter tears
And I'm overwhelmed by fear?

I turn to You, I turn to You, I turn to You, my Rock and Strength.
I turn to You, I turn to You, I turn to You, my Rock and Strength.

What do I do in the valley low?
Tempted and tried by the foe
And I feel the inner woe?

I turn to You, I turn to You, I turn to You, my Rock and Strength.
I turn to You, I turn to You, I turn to You, my Rock and Strength.

What do I do in times of doubt?
When I'm in a spiritual drought
And it's a dry spell day in, day out?

I turn to You, I turn to You, I turn to You, my Rock and Strength.
I turn to You, I turn to You, I turn to You, my Rock and Strength.

So I know you're by my side
Always around when I have cried
And released the inner sigh

So I'll always turn to You, turn to You, turn to You my Rock and Strength.
So I'll always turn to You, turn to You, turn to You my Rock and Strength.

Gospel Wednesday: 2 Corinthians Chapter 5: Obey

2 Corinthians Chapter 5

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive t…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns


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30 m

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3 h

Recipe By:dakota kelly

"These buns are sooo good hot from the oven when they're gooey and warm."


1 teaspoon white sugar

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup butter

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs, beaten

4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup chopped pecans, divided

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup melted butter


In a small bowl, dissolve 1 teaspoon sugar and yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter and salt; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.

In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture, milk mixture, eggs and 1 1/2 cup flour; stir well to combine. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after eac…

Sacred Truth Friday: Honor God

Today's Devo

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Daniel 1:8 NKJV

Determine to honor God in everything.

Poet's Corner Thursday: We Give Our Maker Praise

We Give Our Maker Praise 

A Song

Stars they shine in the sky
We give our Maker praise

Creation flowed from His voice
His glory to amaze

He has created us
His image to reflect

Honor to Him give
Let's show Him our respect

His Holy Inspired Word
Shall endure through endless days

God who is from above
He's guiding all our ways

Hold Him in reverent awe
Give glory to His name

Our Lord Jesus Christ
He remains the same

Power and might to Him bolong
It's Him we all adore

He reigns through eternity
His saints He's coming for

Stars they shine in the sky
We give our Maker praise
We give our Maker praise
We give our Maker praise

Creation flowed from His voice
Refer to Genesis Chapter 1 God created this whole universe just with His voice. Amazing!

Gospel Wednesday: 2 Corinthians Chapter 4: Veil of Unbelef

2 Corinthians Chapter 4

Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every si…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Crab Salad (Seafood Salad)

Crab Salad (Seafood Salad)

Crab Salad with celery and mayonnaise is a delicious and inexpensive delicious way to enjoy the classic Seafood Salad we all grew up with.

Course Salad

Cuisine American

Prep Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

Servings 4 servings

Author Sabrina


1 pound imitation crab krab meat

1 shallot minced (you can use red onion if you need)

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup celery minced

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon dill

1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper


In a large bowl add all the ingredients together gently, stirring until well coated.

Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Crab Salad

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Know Him

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
John 17:3 NKJV

To know Jesus is to know the true, living God. Read the Bible from cover to cover and you'll discover the God is all knowing, all powerful, all merciful, all gracious, all loving. Get to know Him through obedience to the Gospel today and faithfulness to Him for life.

Poet's Corner Thursday: The Last Day

The Last Day 

Oh no. It's the last day
I didn't walk the difficult narrow way

My God I will meet
I feel doom and defeat

Before Christ's Holy throne I appear
Shedding bitter tears

I rejected Him time and again
Now inwardly I cringe

For my sins I'll pay the price
Should've heeded my preacher's godly advice

What was I thinking?
My heart within me sinking

All my deeds, words, thoughts, motives laid bare
I can't cry "Foul" or "Unfair"

I then hear those dreadful words
Pierce my spirit like a sword:

"Depart from Me, you worker of iniquity"
The fires of hell I already see

Oh no. It's the last day
I didn't walk the difficult narrow way

Oh glorious! It's the last day
I walked the difficult narrow way

I'm prepared to My God
Who, all my life, guided me by His staff and rod

I appear before Christ's throne
On earth, I was never alone

I obeyed His Gospel call
He saved me from the fall

To Him I was faithful

Gospel Wednesday: 2 Corinthians Chapter 3: Liberty

2 Corinthians Chapter  3

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others , epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you? You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that  is, of the heart. And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Crab Ceviche

Crab Ceviche


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40 m


"This has always been a crowd pleaser in my home. This is wonderful as an appetizer served on tostadas or even with tortilla chips. Make sure to refrigerate before you serve, it tastes best when very cold. I like to serve on tostadas with a thin layer of mayonnaise for a nice refreshing lunch."


1 (8 ounce) package imitation crabmeat, flaked

2 large tomatoes, chopped

1 red onion, finely chopped

1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped

2 limes, juiced

3 serrano peppers, finely chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper to taste


Place the shredded imitation crab into a glass or porcelain bowl. Plastic or metal are not recommended. Stir olive oil into the crabmeat until well coated, then stir in the cilantro, onion, tomato and serrano peppers. Squeeze the lime juice over everything, and mix well. Season with plenty of salt and pepper. Refrigerate for about 1 hour before serving.