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Today, you’ll find some favorite recipes along with a post for the series Love Is More Than a Feeling. Also check November 27 and November 30 of 2012 for more great recipes.
Make it a great evening!
God Bless You!
▪ Christmas Recipes ▪ from my kitchen to yours ▪ Christmas Recipes ▪
THE “Original” Almond Roca
1 t. & 1 c. butter, divided ▪ 1 -1/2 c. sugar ▪ 1 T. light corn syrup ▪ 3 T. water ▪ 1 c. almonds, coarsely chopped 1 T. almonds, finely chopped 3/4 c. chocolate chips
- With 1 teaspoon of butter, coat a cookie sheet and spread out the 1 c. of coarsely chopped almonds (you won’t need to go to the edges). Set aside.
- Melt 1 cup of butter in a medium pot. Add the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 290 degrees (just before hard crack stage) on a candy thermometer.
- Working quickly and carefully, pour the hot mixture over the almonds on the cookie sheet. It’s ok if you don’t cover all of them.
- While still hot, sprinkle the top of the candy with chocolate chips. Using a flat spatula, lightly spread the chocolate over the candy as they melt. Sprinkle the finely chopped almonds over the top.
- Let the chocolate cool before breaking the candy into 1-2″ pieces. Arrange in a bag, tin, or on a plate.
Whisk 2/3 c. granulated sugar ▪ 2 beaten egg whites ▪ 2 t. vanilla, ½ t. salt.
Stir in 2-2/3 c. UNSWEETENED shredded coconut
Drop by tablespoonfuls and then form into pyramids with your fingers and bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.
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Welcome to Part 2 of the series — Love Is More Than Just a Feeling.
A friend of our family died on my birthday a few weeks ago. I know the whole entire clan (family) as my mom would say. The gentleman that died was 88 years of age. I’ve known him since I was four or five years of age. His son made a wonderful statement about his father. He said his father taught him how to love correctly. What I got from that was he set a good example for his four children about what love is and how that looks and operates in everyday life.
When I think of loving correctly as my friend said of his dad, I put that message in writer’s terms — my terms since that’s what I do. LOVE is a verb. Verbs show action and that’s how love should be – full of help, care, hugs, calls — making, cooking, taking, guiding, complimenting, encouraging, or being there just because. Love is about giving of yourself. And when you do, you’ll find your own life as you lovingly give yours away. So my question is: What are you doing for others today? Are you putting your LOVE into action? Are you Loving Correctly?
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. I Corinthians 13: 4 -7 ~ New Living Translation
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
God Bless You!
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How can a simple concept like LOVE can be so power and helpful for your life?
In this new series “Love is More than Just a Feeling,” I will explore all sorts of things related to LOVE. Why? Because LOVE is more than just a feeling. It’s a way of behaving and a way of looking at others that are the same or much different that you are. But it’s also a powerful way to live your life every day.
LOVE is one of the nutrients you need in life for a peaceful soul. In this new series, LOVE is More Than Just a Feeling, learn about:
- LOVE and Care for Children ~ National Adoption Month (next week)
- Aspects of LOVE: forgiveness, trust, truth, and blessing others
- Learn more about LOVE and it’s healing properties
- Read the LOVING words of a son after his father’s death (Nov. 26)
- Enjoy readings about LOVE from the Message Bible
- Learn the types of LOVE (from Greek language): Agape, Phila, Eros
- Find LOVE that fills and satisfies
- Believe/Receive CHRISTmas LOVE and what that means for you today
- Discover your LOVE Language + the LOVE language of those you love
- Explore: LOVE is about everything that you are
- Take the LOVE challenge