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Book 7: It’s a God thing by Don Jacobson and K-Love

It's a God thing

It’s a God thing

It’s a God thing is truly a book that needs to be shared with the world. An amazing book of everyday miracles, it contains stories of hope, redemption, overcoming, victory and God’s love.  Don Jacobson and K-Love put together a great collection of everyday miracles that can’t be explained any other way then by God’s hand in the living world. This is a book you find yourself not wanting to put down as story after story share of God’s amazing power and timing. If you are thinking that the miracles that occur in the Bible no longer happen in everyday life, this book proves otherwise. As a Christian young in his faith and walk with God, these stories encouraged me to change my perspective and remind myself to surrender to God’s will. If you are a Christian this book will help strengthen your faith and remind you that God is always in control and always present and watching over us. If you are not yet a Christian, I pray that this book will show you the power of an amazing God that loves you, forgives you and will redeem you as you believe in his Son, Jesus Christ.

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Crock pot lasagna recipe

by Ayanda Silk 0 Comments

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Hello there, I am super excited to share this recipe with you. I am a lasagna lover. And truthfully I was scared of how this would turn out but WOW I was shocked.
Here is where you can find the original recipe however I changed a couple of things which I suggest you do as well because it will make it that much better.
http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/11959/slow-cooker-lasagna

Okay so first things first. I used 2 lbs of ground beef and you dont have to do this but I really like a meaty lasagna, just sayin!
– Substitute cottage cheese for ricotta cheese (traditional cheese used for pastas and lasagnas)
– I also browned the beef before I added it to the crock pot
– I added pasta sauce instead of tomatoa sauce and used a whole lot more so pretty much I used 2 pasta sauce cans (one was parm and oregano and the other was mushroom flavoured) and then on top of that added a cup or two of water. The reason is because on high, for example, this lasagna will dry out unless you keep an eye and the whole point is the opposite. Of course you still keep an eye but its not every half hour, its like every 3-4 hours max I would suggest and not more. (I dont suggest leaving anything on while you are gone for long periods of time). Anyways I added extra sauce so that it wouldnt dry out because this being my 2nd time making this dish, the first time it dried out bad and burned on the sides. It was completely my fault, I fell asleep and thought it would be fine for 6 or 7 hours. And it wasnt. So I suggest even 3 cans of pasta sauce.
– I cooked mine on high for just under 5 hours
– Broil some french or ciabatta bread and this is a spectacular lasagna that seems to be from the oven but it wasn’t. Another great looking meal and you didnt have to ‘slave over the stove’ for it. Of course anything homemade is great but sometimes we dont have the time so these are some great recipes for those days when you just dont have the time. Hope you try it out and enjoy!!
P.s. sorry my toast isnt that great looking, I was hungry and ready to eat 😉

Easy and delicious Beef Stew

by Ayanda Silk 0 Comments

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I am back with a seriously delicious crock pot stew recipes for all my crock pot/slow cooker lovers. Honestly, a crock pot will change your life!!! Especially for those meals that you can really leave in there and come back 4-6 hours later and have a complete meal ready for you. Well, this is one of them.

Here is where I got the official recipe: http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/14685/slow-cooker-beef-stew-i 
However I did a couple things differently.
Firstly I used beef shank and it came with quite a few bones which I love because those bones pack some serious flavour. I also mixed the flour, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano and thyme and put the mixture into a bowl or ziploc bag like I did and dredge the meat in it.
– Sear the beef in a couple tablespoons of oil and add them into the crock pot along with a 5-6 oz can of tomato paste and 2 cups beef broth
– Add onion, garlic and veggies to the pan and saute for a minute on medium high. Add 2 cups beef broth and let reduce for a couple minutes. Add this mixture to the crock pot
– Quarter 2 medium to large sized potatoes and add to the crock pot
– Add 2 bay leaves
– Add 1 cup water
– Add 1 tbsp of the leftover flour mixture into the pot and mix in well
– Season with salt (generously because potatoes are notorious for soaking up tons of sodium) and pepper
– Leave on high for 4 hours and voila!
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A delicious Sunday meal that cooks itself while you go on about errands or laundry or whichever. Im super excited with how this turned out and I suggest even you can buy the extra huge ziploc bags and pre-prepare the veggies and meat and freeze it until you need it and then you can pop everything into a crock pot (without the extra steps i took) and still get a great meal waiting for you when you get home. 🙂 ladies my husband came back for seconds literally 5 minutes later so this was a hit!!!

We are like a r…

by Ben Silk 0 Comments

We are like a radio, we can choose to listen to what the devils playing or what Christ is playing. If we are not focused on what He did on the cross, we may be deceived that we are listening to the wrong station.