November 2015 Final Issue
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Glazed Apple Maple Coffee Cake


Cake: 1 box cinnamon streusel muffin mix (Betty Crocker or Krusteez) ½ cup water ¼ cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 2 small to medium-sized apples – peeled, cored and diced small ¼ cup pure maple syrup Pre-heat oven to 425 ...

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The Cross Around My Neck


We sat in the glow of the Christmas tree lights. The kids were all tucked into bed dreaming of early rising and gifts overflowing. There would be no late night visits tonight. No “Mama, Daddy, I need a drink of ...

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15 Minute Refrigerator Dinner


If you’re anything like me, deciding what to have for dinner can be a challenge. There are nights when “real life” happens and I find myself asking the same question that I really want to avoid: What can I make for ...

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Delicious Dinners

Chicken Cordon Bleu Prep Time: 10 min Makes/Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients Extra Virgin Olive Oil Light Italian Dressing (optional) 6-8 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (Marinated in Italian Dressing if desired.) 8 Slices of honey turkey or honey ham (from the ...

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Made-With-Love Treats

The sweet treats of Christmas are behind us and I’ve already started thinking about how I can show some love at Valentine’s Day by creating some made-with-love sweet treats. Here are some of my family’s favorite desserts. Perhaps you will ...

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Recipes From A Reader

Time around the table has always been an important time of sharing, celebrating, and connecting for our family. We cherish those times when life slows down enough to sit together, “breaking bread” and sharing with each other, and often a ...

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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

When I was a little girl, we ate a lot of Shepherd’s Pie. Because of our Irish heritage it was always a family favorite. Except for me–I hated it. I smothered my portion in ketchup and choked it down every ...

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Chicken Veggie Strudel

I grew up in Louisiana (Cajun country), where there was a lot of seafood and it was usually HOT. Since, I’m not too fond of seafood and my stomach can’t handle the heat (I like my taste buds in tact ...

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Easy Desserts

Christmas was always baking time at our house when I was growing up. We worked together to make eight to ten different treats – fudge, date balls, chocolate chip cookies, date bars, sugar cookies, fruit cake and whatever ‘trendy’ recipe ...

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The West Bank


As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name—for they will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm—when they come ...

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