Pumpkin Chiffon Pie (A Kind of Mark Twain Thank You)

I’ve been making this pie for many years.  I don’t know where I got the recipe, but it’s  good one.  If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll love Pumpkin Chiffon Pie.  It’s light, fluffy, and yummy! Pumpkin Chiffon Pie                                                         3 beaten egg yolks  3/4 cup brown sugar  1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin 1/2 tsp. nutmeg … Continue reading

A Mark Twain Kind of Thank You Crumbs

      “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  Philippians 4:6                                                                               Worried?  Put your request before God, and don’t forget to thank Him ahead of time for His answer.   Thanksgiving denotes faith and faith pleases God.                                           Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to … Continue reading

A Mark Twain Kind of Thank You

This is a belated Thanksgiving post.  I tried to send it out early last week but had trouble with my computer.  I know.  You wouldn’t have had time to read it anyway, right?                                                                                      Mark Twain, a master of letters, once said, “I would have written you a shorter letter if I’d had more time.”  To commemorate the … Continue reading

Best Kept Secret Saucy Chicken and Asparagus

                  We had this dish last night for dinner, and it was delicious.  Be prepared to lick the sauce from the pan after you’re finished.  It’s that good! 1 1/2 lbs. fresh asparagus, halved                                                              4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves cut in thick strips 2 tblsp. cooking oil 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 … Continue reading

Best Kept Secret Crumbs

Wise leaders should have known that the human heart cannot exist in a vacuum. If Christians are forbidden to enjoy the wine of the Spirit they will turn to the wine of the flesh…Christ died for our hearts and the Holy Spirit wants to come and satisfy them. A. W. Tozer  The Works Of A. … Continue reading

Best Kept Secret-Frustation to Freedom Part 3

Billy Graham once stated that he believed 98% of Christians are living defeated lives.  How could that be?  If this is true, what’s the difference between the thoughts and actions of a believer and a non- believer?  Potentially—nothing!  But also, potentially—everything! Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?  Hear me out, okay?  When we personally embrace the fact … Continue reading

True Confessions Part Two Mock Apple Pie

   Travel back to the 40’s with me.  When I was a young girl, our next-door neighbor taught me how to make an apple pie without apples.  It was a fun creation, and I enjoyed fooling my family with it.  With the help of the internet, I recently learned the concept for the Mock Apple … Continue reading

True Confessions Part Two Crumbs

Marriage has no guarantees.  If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.   Emma Bombeck                                                          Spend at least one Mother’s Day with your respective mothers before you decide on marriage. If a man gives his mother a gift certificate for a flu shot, dump him.        Erma Bombeck                                                I think everybody should … Continue reading

True Confessions: From Frustration to Freedom Part Two

  There’s the story of a man with a heavy load on his back slowly trudging down the road.  A neighbor in a wagon stops to ask, “Would you like a ride, my friend?”  “Thank you. I’m so tired and this load is very heavy.”  The old man climbs on to the back of the wagon … Continue reading

Frustration to Freedom Saffron Rice and Shrimp

 Life can be frustrating and hectic.  Did you see the commercial where the parents are in the kitchen and call the kids to dinner?  They respond quickly and come running down the stairs, through the kitchen, and out to the garage to get in the car.   If you identify with this, you’ll like this week’s recipe.  It’s simple, quick, and … Continue reading