Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Beef Stuffed Crescents ~

This is one of my favorite easy go to recipes for when you have unexpected guests and you just want something quick and easy to offer that is also tasty. The recipe is completely versatile so play around with the fillers! The possibilities are limitless!

Beef Stuffed Crescents ~

1 pound ground beef
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
3 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls  or 1-2 tubes of biscuit dough
corn (optional)

In a large skillet, cook beef and chilies over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the cream cheese, corn,cumin and chili powder; mix well. Cool slightly.

Separate crescent dough into 24 triangles. Place 1 tablespoon of beef mixture along the short end of each triangle; carefully roll up.

Place point side down 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.

"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can grasp the handle of anxiety or the handle of Faith."


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Songs of Worship!

Happy Sunday! Today was one of my favorite types of services....Baptism day! I always find it so touching and heart warming! We had about 50 or so baptized uplifting is that!
Here is a song that we sang today that is a favorite of mine :-)

Majesty~ Michael W. Smith

Romans 8:38

New International Version (NIV)
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

AMEN and AMEN! :-)

In HIS Name Alone,


Friday, August 19, 2011

Veggie Pancakes .....Say What??

Yep Veggie Pancakes and they are GOOOOOOD! I am esp. loving the fact that my 1 yr old who is starting to take after her sister's pickyness absolutely LoVeD these! Of course she liked them dipped in ketchup did I! lol
I am often searching for kid friendly meals that will introduce or lure my girls to more veggies but most sites I come accross that offer kids friendly recipes, I look at the recipe and say...."Are you kidding me?? My daughter would not touch that with a ten foot pole even WITH that happy face design on top!!" Maybe my household is just an extreme case of the pickys but with some of the recipes I see I would pay money to actually see a kid sit there enjoying those meals!!

One websight I do have SOME luck with for meal ideas is  don't get me wrong, many of her recipes are fantastic, but I see them as recipes I would enjoy more and not so much the girls.....

So back to the Veggie Pancakes! I made these the other night and while my 4 yr old still turned her nose at them, my 1 yr old ate 3 of them! So one out of two kid approved is a winner in my book!

Veggie Pancakes (14 Pancakes)
1 Carrot, grated
1 Zucchini, grated
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt
Oil or Canola Oil Spray
1. Place the grated vegetables in a bowl.
2. Whisk the egg and milk in a separate bowl and pour over vegetables.
3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl and sprinkle over the vegetable mixture. Toss to combine.
4. Coat saute pan with oil or spray over medium heat.
5. Place 1 Tbsp of vegetable mixture in pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.
6. Serve.
*Allow to cool, place in a ziploc bag, label and freeze. When ready, place in toaster oven or oven at 300 and heat for 10 minutes or until heated through.
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Songs!

Happy Sunday! 

I Love the praise and worship time at our church! We have MANY VERY talented singers and when they sing a song....they OWN it! One of my current favorites is "Our God" by Chris Tomlin. But to tell you the truth I think our church out shines his version by far!...not that it's a competition of course but on Sundays when they sing this song and how the whole congregation gets so into it, I am suddenly fully awake and feel so alive! LOVE IT!

My favorite part is....I find it so empowering!

And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
What can stand against?

How true is that!
Have a Blessed night :-)

In HIS name,


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Saucepan Cookies...a little taste of Heaven!

Thes cookies are so tender and soft with the taste of gooey brownie! Perfect for those chocolate cravings that tend to pop up every now and then!

Saucepan Fudge Drops
adapted from Bittersweet by Alice Medrich

1 cup unbleached white flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
1/3 cup yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350, with racks in the upper and lower thirds of your oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl, and set aside. Place butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until melted and sizzling.
Remove from heat and whisk in cocoa until smooth. Add sugars and stir until blended - mixture will be stiff and sandy at this point. Stir in yogurt and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined. Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets,
about 1 1/2 inches apart. You'll want to work quickly, here. If you take too much tim, the batter will thicken as it cools, resulting in a thicker and less attractive cookie. Bake until cookies look dry on top and are cracked all over, but are still slightly soft when pressed, 10-12 minutes.
Rotate baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back about half way through to ensure even baking. Slide the parchment, cookies and all onto racks to cool.

" When we climb the steep mountains of life, we get a better view of the Blessings."

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Words to live by!

I recently bought a framed art piece with a poem written by Mother Teresa. that I instantly fell in love with! Such a great reminder and much needed one many a days!

Do It Anyway!

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight.
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis
it is between you and God;
it was never between you and them anyway.
~ Mother Teresa ~