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1 Thessalonians 5:17   Pray without ceasing.

This is a cool salad for summer.  This is adapted  from a recipe of Patricia Yearwood’s.

2-4 lbs. seedless grapes – your choice:  red, white, black

1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese softened to room temperature (cut in half if using 2 lbs. grapes)

8 oz. container sour cream (cut in half if using 2 lbs. grapes)

2-4  tablespoons full of brown sugar – more or less to taste

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Wash and dry grapes and then cut them in half.  Mix the cream cheese, sour cream and brown sugar together.  Pour over the grapes and mix together.  Refrigerate for several hours to chill.  Top each serving with the chopped pecans just before serving.

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Isaiah 32:18  My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undistributed places of rest.

This is what I made for my hubby this Valentine’s day.   Peanut butter is one of his favorites.  There are plenty of peanut butter pie recipes with the cream cheese and cool whip, but I wanted a pie that had a pudding filling.  This one is easy to cook and is really good.  Feel free to add more peanut butter if desired.

One 10 inch pie shell or two graham cracker crust pie shells (regular or chocolate)

3/4 cups sugar

1/3 cup corn starch

pinch of salt

4 cups milk

4 egg yolks

3/4 cups peanut butter

3 T. butter at room temperature

1 t. vanilla

Blind bake the pie shell if using a pastry style crust.  If you are using the graham cracker style crust there is no need to bake it first.

Combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt.  Mix together well with a whisk.  Combine the milk and the egg yolks and whisk together until bell blended.  Add the liquid mixture to the sugar mixture in a saucepan.  Cook over medium heat stirring constantly.  After mixture boils (this will be a low boil), let it boil for one minute.  Remove from the heat and add the peanut butter, butter and vanilla.  Allow to cool slightly and then pour into pie shell(s).  Refrigerate for about an hour to allow the pudding to completely set.

Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce or all of these.

 

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AdeleCookbookPhotoConcept_BackgroundDesign2John 6:27  Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.

There are 300 recipes in this cookbook.  All of these recipes have been tested by me personally.  This is an expansion of the first cookbook:  Family Favorites. Family Favorites II, Second Helpings is now available.  The recipe collection has a southern influence recipes that require no fancy equipment or exotic ingredients.  One person who recently purchased the book said she enjoyed it because she usually had most of the ingredients already in his fridge or pantry. The cost is $15.00 plus shipping. Part of the proceeds (about 1/2) will be donated to a free meal program that is hosted by my church:  Manna Meals: this is a meal that is offered every week on Saturday to anyone who enters our doors.  Get your copy now.  They would make a great Mother’s Day present.  Contact me via this site or visit our Facebook Page:   Family Favorites II:  Second Helpings.

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Philippians 1:6  God who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

I haven’t tried this, but my granddaughter loves it.  Easy if you want a little dessert, but don’t want to make a large cake, etc.

1 box cake mix – any flavor

1 box angel food cake mix

Mix both together in a large container and store in zip loc bag or air tight container.

Use 3 T. of mix in a large coffee mug.  Stir in 2 T. of water.  Microwave on high for “1” minute.  Top with fruit, whipped cream or when cooled some frosting.  Enjoy.

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And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Happy New Year and let’s remember the Reason for the Season.

Pastry for a 9 inch pie – homemade or purchased

Prehead oven to 350^ – place rack at lowest position

Butter bottom and sides of a deep 9 inch pie pan and fit the pie crust into the pie plate

Cheesecake Filling

8 oz. cream cheese – softened

1 large egg

1/2 cup sugar

1 t. vanilla

1/4 t. salt

1 & 1/4 cups chopped pecans

Beat all ingredients, except pecans, with an electric mixer until smooth.  Pour into crust and top with chopped pecans.

Pie Filling

1 cup light corn syrup

3 large eggs

1/4 cup sugar

1 t. vanilla

Whisk all ingredients together and pour over the pecans.

Place pie on a baking sheet.  Bake 50-55 minutes or until pie is set.  Cool on wire rack for about an hour.  Cover and chill is not served immediately.

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Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;  blessed is the man who trusts Him!

Psalm 34:8

I found this recipe posted in a magazine.  It was developed by a teenager.  The combinations and possibilities are endless and it tastes like homemade, long cooked fudge like your grandma used to make.

Prepare a 8 x 8 pan by placing parchment paper inside the pan.  You can also spray the paper with some nonstick spray.

1 14oz. can Sweetened Condensed Milk – I even used the low fat version and it worked just as well

1 14-16oz. bag of candy morsels – semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, chocolate mint, etc.

Mix all of this together in a large microwave safe bowl.  Microwave in one minute intervals, stirring after every minute until all the morsels are melted.

Optional: Stir into the melted morsels chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, pistachios, peanuts, etc.), butter brittle chips, coconut, dried fruits.

Pour this mixture into the 8 x 8 pan and place in the refrigerator to harden.  After it has hardened allow to sit at room temperature overnight so it can dry out.  Lift the fudge out of the pan with the paper.  Place on a cutting board, peel off the paper and slice into pieces. Store in an air tight container.  Enjoy.

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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Psalm 139:  13-14

Sorry I have not posted in a long time, but I have had some serious health issues for a year.  I am back and hope to share more recipes, hints/tips, etc. on this blog.  I was able to get the second cookbook finished while I was not feeling so well.  It has a lot of the recipes from the first cookbook with about 120 new recipes added.  The book contains 300 recipes.  I have personally prepared each of these recipes.  We have a Facebook page at:  Family Favorites II:  Second Helpings.

The books are $15.00 and with shipping they are $18.00.  If you order more than one I can calculate the shipping.  The profits from the book are donated to a local free meal program. I also have set up Paypal, so you can pay online, mail a check or money order.  If you mail payment the book will not be shipped until I receive payment.

Some of favorite recipes in the book are:  Baked French Toast, Cream Cheese Danish, Herbal Cheesecake,  Cottage Cheese Salad,  Carrot Dressing Casserole, Bean Enchilada Bake, Amish Friendship Bread, Candy Bar Cheesecake, Quick Peanut Butter Fudge and White BBQ Sauce.

These would make unique Christmas Presents.  I will sign the books as a free bonus.

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