Wednesday, September 23, 2009


This is officially the first full day of Autumn, it is still very hot here in Southern Georgia, but some parts of the Country are really experiencing a wonderful leave change, and cooler weather, It is apple times, so many wonderful recipes for things taking apples, here are a couple and I will try and add a few daily for the rest of the month. Enjoy each season, and each season has something special about it.



1 1-pound box dark brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup dark corn syrup
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon robust-flavored (dark) molasses
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 sturdy lollipop sticks or chopsticks
12 medium apples

Assorted decorations (such as chopped nuts, chopped raisins, mini M&M's and candy sprinkles)
Equipment needed - one accurate candy thermometer.

1 Combine sugar, butter, condensed milk, corn syrup, maple syrup, vanilla, molasses and salt in a thick-bottomed 2 1/2 or 3 quart saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon on medium-low heat until all the sugar dissolves. There should be no grittiness (sugar crystals) when you test by rubbing a little of the caramel between your fingers. Brush down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush to dissolve any sugar crystals that might form on the pan sides.

2 Attach a clip-on candy thermometer to the pan and cook caramel at a rolling boil until the thermometer reaches 236°F, stirring constantly and slowly with a wooden spatula. Continue to occasionally brush the sides down with a pastry brush. Carefully pour caramel into a metal bowl. Cool until the temperature lowers to 200°F, at which point you are ready to dip the apples.

3 While the caramel is cooking/cooling, prepare a large baking sheet, covering it either with buttered aluminum foil or silpat. Insert a chopstick or sturdy lollipop stick into each apple, about 2-inches, top down, into the apple core.

4 When the caramel has cooled enough for dipping, dip the apples in, one by one, by holding on to the stick, and vertically lowering the apple into the caramel, submerging all but the very top of the apple. Pull the apple up from the caramel and let the excess caramel drip off from the bottom back into the pan. Then place on the silpat or prepared foil. The caramel will pool a little at the bottom of each apple. Place into the refrigerator to chill for at least 15 minutes.

5 Once the caramel has chilled a bit, remove from the refrigerator and use your fingers to press the caramel that has dripped to the bottom of the apples, back on to the apples. Then take whatever coatings you want and press them into the apples for decoration. Return to the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.



6 or 7 apples
1 cup water
1/2 - 3/4 cup red hots
2 cups sugar

Peel and core apples. Heat water, red hots and sugar in a large saucepan until red hots are melted. Leave apples whole or quarter. Add apples and cook slowly, turning apples frequently in syrup. When apples are tender, turn into a bowl and cool.

Monday, September 21, 2009


1/3 cup Split Peas -- yellow, uncooked
1/3 cup Split Peas -- green, uncooked
1/3 cup Lima Beans -- uncooked
1/3 cup Pinto Beans -- uncooked
1/3 cup Kidney Beans -- uncooked
1/3 cup Great Northern Beans -- uncooked
1/4 cup Minced Onion -- instant
2 teaspoons Chicken Bouillon Granules
1/4 teaspoon Cumin Powder
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
Layer ingredients in a jar.
Prepare Soup
8 cups Water
1 package Soup Mix (above)
2 medium Carrots -- chopped 2 stalks Celery -- sliced
1 c. chopped Ham pieces
To make soup: Bring water & 1 jar mix to a boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat, cover & let sit 60 minutes. Add ham, carrots, celery, bring up to a boil, reduce heat to simmering and cook 2 additional hours.
I received one and I made one from it, this photo is the one I made and have just sitting on my counter, makes a good addition to all my pretty Rooster things if you notice the lid for it.


WOW, THIS IS VERY DEEP. PAY ATTENTION TO EVERY WORD!!!!!! Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said, "We can't keep Christians from going to church." "We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth...." "We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with Their SAVIOR." "Once they gain that connection with JESUS, our power over them is Broken." "So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship With JESUS CHRIST.." "This is what I want you to do," said the devil: "Distract them from gaining hold of their SAVIOR and maintaining that Vital connection throughout their day!" "How shall we do this?" his demons shouted. "Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable Schemes to occupy their minds," he answered.... "Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow." "Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty Lifestyles." "Keep them from spending time with their children." "As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from The pressures of work!" "Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice." "Entice them to play the radio or I-Pod whenever they drive." To Keep the TV, DVDs, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see To it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music Constantly." "This will jam their minds and break that union with CHRIST." "Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers." "Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day." "Invade their driving moments with billboards." "Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs , sweepstakes, and Every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services And false hopes." "Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands Will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and they'll Become dissatisfied with their wives. " "Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night." "Give them headaches too! " "If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they will begin to Look elsewhere." "That will fragment their families quickly!" "Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the Real meaning of Christmas." "Give them an Easter bunny so they won't talk about HIS resurrection And power over sin and death..." "Even in their recreation, let them be excessive." "Have them return from their recreation exhausted." "Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on GOD'S creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies Instead." "Keep them busy, busy, busy!" "And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and Small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences." "Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek Power from JESUS." "Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health And family for the good of the cause.." "It will work!" "It will work!" It was quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere To get busier & more rushed, going here & there. Having little time for their GOD or their families. Having no time to tell others about the power of JESUS to change lives. I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes? You be the judge!!!!! Does "BUSY" mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke? Share this with all those who you care about, I have, hugs... --- ♥ Praising God In All Things ♥ Love Because of Him, Barbara