Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tyndale Direct Blog Sharing Kindle Fire Giveaway!


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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Day 23: What I am Thankful For...

We are a family that does not have alot of traditions, but the few we do have mean alot to me.We have our standard Ester, Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions, but the ones I love the most are the ones we do year round like family game night, one on one time with each kid and others.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Day 22: What I am Thankful For...

The Earth-The ways leaves change colors in the fall,. The way it smells when it gets cold. The rain beating down on your face. The cool breeze on a hot day. The warmth of the sun on my skin. The feel of grass on my bare feet. Bark and twigs to play with. The shade of a big tree. Beautiful fluffy clouds. Crisp view of the blue sky. The twinkling of stars at night. There are so many wonderful things about the Earth that God made. I sometimes sit in awe of its beauty.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Day 21: What I am Thankful For...


Coffee: The wonderful aroma that fills the house and gives me my morning boost. The stuff dreams are made of. :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Day 20: What I am Thankful For....

My snooze button on my alarm clock! i love this little gadget. It brings me 5 more minutes of joy when I have stayed up way to late and I am being way too lazy. Snooze button please never leave me :)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Day 19: What I am Thankful For....

James-Although we drive each other batty at times and our relationship has gone from friends, marriage,divorce, enemies, and everything else when I need his skill set he helps me. When my fridge breaks down, my car goes crazy, I want to strangle a kid, the lean mower breaks, my dogs become escape artists, or I just need to vent to someone who understands me and my life. Though it all, even when he despises me, he helps me out knowing I cannot afford to pay someone else to fix all the things I rely on a man to do and help with. For that I am thankful. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Day 18: What I am Thankful For....

Hugs! As my kids get older my hugs are fewer and far between. So I cherish the ones I do get, even when bribery was involved. Don't judge me. I do what I need to :0

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Day 17: What I am Thankful For....

Freedom of Religion: Although I feel it closely coming to an end and so many people in the world think the Bible is hate speech. I am thankful that I can proudly, loudly and without fear or shame tell the world the my God reigns! I wont be hung, beaten to death, imprisoned. I wont loose my family, my job, my home or my way of life. I might get mocked, ridiculed and loose some friends, but in the grand scheme I suffer little compared to others who suffer greatly when they declare Christ as Savior of all..

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Day 16: What I am Thankful For....

My Friends: I have some really great friends. They pray for me, we hang out, we talk about issues in our lives, we comfort each other and we hold each other accountable. I love my friends

Fabulous Historical Thriller: Frame 232


Blog Tour Description:  Please post your review on or around November 22, the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. We will provide a book trailer and author Q&A for you to include with your review.


Publisher/Distributor: Tyndale House Publishers
Release Date: July 1, 2013
Category: Fiction
ISBN: 978-1-4143-8176-3
Pages: 400
Binding: hardcover
Price: $19.99

The time had come, she decided, to rid herself of this burden, to take the steps necessary to put the matter to rest once and for all. And the first step, she knew—against every instinct and desire—was to watch that film.
During the reading of her mother’s will, Sheila Baker discovers that she has inherited everything her parents ever possessed, including their secrets. A mysterious safe-deposit box key leads her to the answers to one of history’s greatest conspiracies: Who killed John F. Kennedy? Not only does she have the missing film, revealing her mother as the infamous babushka lady, but she has proof that there was more than one shooter.

On the run from people who would stop at nothing to keep secrets buried, Sheila turns to billionaire sleuth Jason Hammond for help. Having lost his own family in a tragic plane crash, Jason knows a thing or two about running from the past. With a target on their backs and time running out, can Jason finally uncover the truth behind the crime that shook a generation—or will he and Sheila become its final victims?



My Review:
This was a fabulous book. Well wrote and executed from beginning to end. Fast paced and engaging characters that are well developed and likable. I adored how this book weaved conspiracy theories, research and the infamous Babushka Lady all into one. Anytime you can immerse your self in a book to the point you feel like you are watching the events unfold, its a good thing.

Why care about a murder that happened fifty years ago? The Kennedy assassination gave the American people one more reason to distrust our government and how underhanded they can be in a coverup. Worse yet is it still goes on today. What really did happen that day I guess we will never know, but it sure is intriguing to stop and think about it and Mr. Mara gives us alot to think about in his book full of suspense and mystery with just a little romance too.

If you have not picked up a copy yet, I suggest you do. Its a great read that pulls fact and fiction together into one and any history buff, conspiracy therapist or any other individual with a slight curiosity of this historic event is sure to love this book.

President John F. Kennedy is seen riding in motorcade approximately one minute before he was shot in Dallas, Tx., on Nov. 22, 1963. In the car riding with Kennedy are Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, right, Nellie Connally, left, and her husband, Gov. John Connally of Texas.

Author Q & A downloadable here

Wil Mara

Wil Mara has been publishing books for the last 25 years. He began with nonfiction for school libraries, moved into children's fiction by ghostwriting five of the popular ‘Boxcar Children Mysteries,' then into adult fiction with his 2005 disaster thriller, Wave, which won the New Jersey Notable Book Award. The next disaster novel, The Gemini Virus, was released in October 2012 to rave reviews by critics and public alike. Wil also spent 20 years as an editor, working for Harcourt-Brace, Prentice Hall, and others. For more information, visit Wil at www.wilmara.com. wilmara.com/index.html facebook.com/Wil.Mara....

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book free from Tyndale Publishing blog network in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed are my own and do not reflect those of the publishing company or author.  

Friday, November 15, 2013

Day 15: What I am Thankful For....

My church. No, I do not get along with everyone. No,I do not always agree with their stance. Yes, we have had issues. Yes, we have little clicks, gossipers, and non-believers that attend. More than that though I know truth is being preached from the word of God. I know what is said is Biblical sound and the doctrine is taken seriously. I know that the majority of people truly love and care for each other. I know I can voice my concerns,opinions and struggles and not be judged, but be heard. I know we are a church that is the body of Christ in deed and word. We care about our community, peoples lives, and their walk with the Lord. They pray, feed, meet needs of those that are in dire straights. My church is my Christian family and they love me and my kids as we love them. I am every thankful for that.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Day 14: What I am Thankful For....

My Job: In the day and age when we have so many people who are unemployed or only working part time I am thankful that i have a full time job, ran by a Christian man of God. Although I do not always love what I do and some days it feels nothing goes right, I am thankful to be working. To have honest employment to provide for my family.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Day 13: What I am Thankful For....

Homeschool Freedom: The right to educate my kids how i see fit, with the curriculum of my choosing, study methods that work for them alone and no one standing over my shoulder waiting for me to mess up. I love schooling my kids. Playing games, story time, bible study, field trips, bonding-real life learning. We learn more from real life than we ever will from textbooks. My kids are all hands on, visual learners so spending hours sitting and staring at a teacher and textbook does not help them or engage them one bit. They need that one on one contact, those visual demonstrations followed up with hands on work while I gently correct and motivate them to do it on their own. More than anything I love spending that extra time with my family, building relationships that will endure and pouring truth into their lives. Homeschooling Rocks.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Day 12: What I am Thankful For....

Bible Studies: Digging into the word of God can be challenging when you do not know all the backdrop. I am so thankful for those who have made studying the word of God their life so I can benefit from it. So  I dont have to learn Hebrew and Greek and I dont have to pour over commentaries and a million translations and still be filled. Yes, there are studies you have to watch out for that do not really teach the Word, but secularism, but mostly you get spirit filled messages that you can learn from and that make your bond and relationship with Christ stronger for it. Bible studies how I love thee.

Monday, November 11, 2013

National Young Readers Week November 11-16th

This week is National Young Readers Week.Pizza hut Book It Program this years sponsor and has some great read along books, printable and other resources available for your elementary school age kids. If you have not signed up yet head over there and get it done. Registration is free.

Day 11: What I am Thankful For....

Sleep filled nights-When I have nights like tonight when I cannot sleep and yet I am exhausted, I am ever so thankful for the nights I sleep peacefully without disturbance. No kids waking me up with accidents, no loud neighbors parting it up all night, no one trying to sneak out of the house, just peaceful, dream filled nights. Oh I miss those some days.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Day 10: What I am Thankful For....


Grace- When I mess up and I will mess up I am so thankful for Gods grace that covers me and my sinful, prideful self. I let my tongue get the best of me, my hurt pride and my nasty anger streak. When its all said and done I am thankful that I can give a heartfelt apology to the person I injured, ask God for forgiveness and have His grace cover me and wash away all my filthy, thick dirt. Grace, the word itself is full of beauty just like the people who offer it.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Day 9: What I am Thankful For....


Books- they bring me so much joy! I get lost in them. It is literally like a movie playing in my head that I can hit pause on and come back time and again. I can never have enough of them and I can read any genre and get captivated. They can help me fall asleep, get inspired, motivate me, realize how lucky I am and make my heart break. Books make my world go around.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Day 8: What I am Thankful For....


Fresh fruit and vegetables. I have always wanted to do a raised garden to grow my own veggies and have tins of fruit all over the yard. Sadly i have a black thumb, but I am lucky enough to live near garden growing folks that let me "borrow" their fresh goodness.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Vegetarian Thanksgiving & Thanksgiving recipe roundup



Sweet Potato Casserole


Original recipe makes 6 cups


Ingredients
 
4 cups sweet potato, cubed
1/2 cup white sugar
2        eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown.
  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr


Mashed Potato Fritters

Ingredients

  1. Mashed Potato     1 and 1/2 cup (4 or 5 medium potatoes boiled n mashed)
  2. Onion     1 medium(finely chopped)
  3. Carrot    1 small(shredded)
  4. Cilantro      5-6 sprigs(finely chopped)
  5. Ginger     2 tsp(finely chopped)
  6. Besan Flour/Gram Flour/Kadalai Maavu       1 cup
  7. Rice Flour      2 tbsp
  8. Chili Powder      1/2 tsp or to taste
  9. Hing     a pinch
  10. Fennel seeds      1/2 tsp
  11. Salt       to taste
  12. Water       1 tbsp
  13. Method
  14. Boil potatoes, then peel the skin and mash it well using potato masher or spoon n keep aside.
  15. In a bowl, add mashed potato, finely chopped onions, cilantro, ginger, n shredded carrots and mix everything well.
  • And in another bowl add all dry ingredients, gram flour, rice flour,salt,chili powder and hing mix well then add the dry ingredients to the potato mixture and combine well.
  • Sprinkle water and mix well to a tight dough(will be bit sticky, thats ok but not too much of moisture).
  • Now heat oil in a wok/kadai, when its get really hot, pinch a small amount of dough slightly flatten it using finger tips and drop it hot oil.
  • Fry in medium high heat, after 1 or 2 minutes turn other side and fry till it turns light golden brown and crisp.
  • Once done remove from the oil using slotted ladle and drain the excess oil in paper towel.
  • Do repeat the same for all remaining dough.
  • That's it...yummy n crispy Potato Fritters ready. Serve With any desired sauce or simply enjoy with ketchup and a cup of Masala Chai or Espresso Coffee.

Notes:
Instead of chili powder, u can use finely chopped green chilies.
U can also add any desired chopped or grated vegetable to this fritters, like broccoli,cabbage,cauliflower,spinach,beets,etc.
After frying a batch of fritter, wait for a minute to get oil hot again n then start dropping the second batch and fry in medium high heat.
Do not add water than the mentioned amount to the dough mixture, moisture from the potato, onion n carrots itself enough to bind.
If u add more, your fritters won't turn crisp n also it absorbs more oil n turn soggy.
I tried baking these fritters but it doesn't come out well...besan inside the fritters didn't get cooked well, wasted 6 patties :(
Didn't tried toasting it in tawa/griddle as i don't want to waste the stuff again.

 Wild Rice, Farro, and Tangerine Salad



 INGREDIENTS


  • 4 sprigs thyme, divided
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 cup farro
  • 4 tangerines or 2 oranges
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced

 Directions: 


  • Bring 2 thyme sprigs, 2 cups broth, and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add a pinch of salt, then rice; reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 40–45 minutes. Remove thyme and let cool. Drain, if needed.
  • Meanwhile, cook farro in another medium saucepan, using remaining 2 thyme sprigs, 2 cups broth, and 1½ cups water and cooking 35–40 minutes.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut all peel and white pith from tangerines; discard. Working over a large bowl, cut between membranes to release segments, placing segments in a small bowl. Squeeze juice from membranes into large bowl (you should have about ½ cup juice); discard membranes.
  • Whisk oil into tangerine juice in large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Add tangerine segments, wild rice, farro, and scallions and toss gently to coat; season with more tangerine juice, if desired.
     Slow Roasted Green Beans with Sage

    INGREDIENTS

    • 2 1/2 pounds tender green beans, trimmed t
    • 3 bunches scallions, trimmed with 1-inch green tops still attached, halved lengthwise
    • 6 large garlic cloves, each cut lengthwise into 4 slices
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves
    • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
    • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
      
    Directions:
      • Preheat oven to 375°. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl and season with pepper. Toss to evenly incorporate. Transfer beans to a large rimmed baking sheet.
      • Roast beans, stirring every 10 minutes, until wilted, shrunken, and browned at edges, about 1 hour. (You may need to stir more often toward end for even browning.) 

      Recipe: Spiced Sweet Potato Gratin

    • Prep Time: 10 min(s)
    • Cook Time: 50 min(s)
    • Total Time: 60 min(s)
    • Servings: 8-10
    A simple but elegant sweet potato side dish

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
    • 4 tablespoons raw turbinado sugar, divided
    • 2 tablespoons molasses
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
    • 2 lbs peeled sweet potatoes, sliced into 1/16" (or thinner) slices
    • Kosher salt
    • Freshly ground pepper
    • Optional garnish: 1/3 cup toasted chopped pecans

    Instructions

      • Heat a small sauce pan on medium high heat.
      • Add the coconut milk, 3 tablespoons raw turbinado sugar, molasses, curry powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom.
      • Stir the sauce until the sugar has dissolved. Turn off the heat and set aside.
      • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and spray a 8x8" casserole dish with non-stick spray.
      • Place a layer of sweet potato in an overlapping pattern in the baking dish and lightly season with salt and pepper.
      • Drizzle 4-5 tablespoons of the sauce over the sweet potatoes.
      • Repeat the layers 3 more times.
      • Pour the remaining sauce over the top layer and evenly sprinkle 1 tablespoon of raw sugar over the potatoes.
      • Bake uncovered for 50 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender.
      • Optional garnish: Sprinkle with toasted chopped pecans - To toast pecans, place chopped nuts in a non-stick pan on medium-high heat. Stirring occasionally, toast the nuts until aromatic, approximately 2-3 minutes being careful not to burn.
      • Cook’s note: If you plan on doubling the recipe, baking time should be doubled as well.

    Cranberry, Apricot and Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf (GF + vegan)

    Stuffing need not apply, this wild rice pilaf is a show stopper! Bring to your holiday dinner to dazzle and impress the toughest critics. The beauty of this dish is that it looks like it is much more time-consuming than it really is. The addition of fresh cranberries adds a very light tartness to the dish that balances out the sweetness from the dried fruit very well. It can also be made a day in advance to help save you time. If making in advance, be sure to leave out the pecans until just before serving and reheat in the skillet.



    Ingredients:
    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1.5 cups chopped celery + 1/2 cup, divided
    • 1 heaping cup chopped sweet onion
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 & 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice
    • 2 cups vegetable broth (be sure to use gluten-free if required)
    • 1 & 1/2 cup water
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 3/4-1 tsp kosher salt (or to taste) + black pepper as desired
    • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
    • 1/4 cup golden raisins
    • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries, thinly sliced

    1. Preheat oven to 325F and toast the pecans for about 7-8 minutes. Remove and set aside.
    2. Sautee onion, oil, and garlic in a skillet over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add 1.5 cups chopped celery and cook for another 5-7 minutes.
    3. Add wild rice, broth, bay leaf, and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low-medium and then cover with lid. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring once half way through.
    4. After 30 minutes, uncover, stir, and continue cooking for 20-30 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Note that wild rice cooking times can vary a lot so keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
    5. Remove bay leaf and stir in the dried fruit. Season to taste and stir in the sliced fresh cranberries and 1/2 cup chopped raw celery. Stir in toasted pecans.
    Note: Dish can be made 1 day in advance. Do not add pecans until just before serving. Allow to cool then place in an air tight container in the fridge. Reheat in a skillet just before serving and stir in pecans.



    Pumpkin Dumplins

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup pumpkin
    • Ener-G egg replacer for 1 egg
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/8 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 3 tbsp margarine
    • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese or vegan Parmesan (optional)

    Preparation:

    Whisk together the pumpkin, egg replacer, salt, nutmeg and baking powder in a large bowl. Slowly add the flour to form a soft dough. Boil a large pot of water and add a bit of salt. With a wet spoon, carefully drop a teaspoon of the dough into the boiling water. Continue dropping teaspoons of dough into the water.
    Allow dumplings to boil for 10-12 minutes. Remove from water and drain in a colander or on paper towels.
    In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the margarine. Sautee the dumplings for 7-10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese or a vegan cheese substitute, if desired, and serve hot.