Stuffed Shells

Because of her fond memories of cooking with her mom in the kitchen, Cheryl purposefully schedules one-on-one cooking time with each of her three children.  She loves cooking with her kids because it gives her quality time with them, it helps them develop independence, and it has led to some great conversations. Stuffed shells are a family favorite. Cheryl and daughter Mya will walk you through the steps to this yummy main dish.  Not only will you end up with a delicious dinner, you’ll also be making lasting memories.   Ingredient List 1 lb. jumbo pasta shells 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef (could use Italian sausage, pork, or turkey) 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt 1 24 oz.  jar marinara sauce or 1 can...

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Queen Esther Fallen Phrases Puzzle

Queen Esther Fallen Phrases Puzzle

Queen Esther was a very beautiful woman. In fact, she won a beauty contest and was chosen to be the “fairest in the land.” In fact, she won more than a crown and ribbon in this contest, she became queen! Because of Queen Esther’s faith and courage, her people were saved.

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Daniel in the Lions’ Den

Daniel in the Lions’ Den

Have you ever been afraid? Maybe you heard a noise in the middle of the night or perhaps you broke something and you’re scared to tell your parents. Well, there was a man called Daniel and he was afraid, too. He was afraid because the king threw him into a place called a lions’ den. It was full of hungry lions.

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Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day

By Karen H Whiting   October 26 is Make A Difference Day. This is a great opportunity to make good choices. Consider what to be when you grow up that can make a difference. Think of ways you can make your home, community, and world a better place. Jesus made a difference. He was born in poverty, in a time with no cars or electricity. He made more of a difference than all leaders and kings ever born. Check out what Dr. James Allan Francis wrote about Jesus at this website:http://www.anointedlinks.com/one_solitary_life_original.html The Apostle Paul made a difference. At one time he had hated Christians and had them killed changed his life and preached to many people.  He is said to be the greatest missionary who ever lived. He started many churches and God...

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Frozen Fruit Cups

Ingredient List 1 15.5-ounce can of pineapple chucks, drained 1-quart container of frozen strawberries, thawed 1 large banana, sliced 1 15-ounce can of apricots or peaches, drained and sliced 1 cup water ½ c sugar 15 small plastic cups   Something about school makes my kids hungry. My boys walk through the door, toss their backpacks on the mudroom bench, and head straight for the snack cupboard. Maybe this sounds familiar to you. I keep a fair number of prepackaged snacks in stock, but these fruit cups are a great homemade tummy-filler. They are simple to make, and the recipe can be easily adjusted to fit different tastes. Start by boiling 1 cup of water and ½ cup of sugar. Mix until the sugar is fully dissolved.  Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine...

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October – Respect Life Month

October – Respect Life Month

By Karen Whiting October is Respect Life month for the church and a time to think about how special God made everyone. Find out what happened the day of your birth and how your family celebrated your first day home. At dinner chat about how each person in your family is unique and has different talents and interests. You are so special that God has even numbered the hairs on your head. It says so in Matthew 10:30. Touch 0ne hair and it might be #10,563. Celebrate life all month with some of these activities: Make cards for people in a nursing home and deliver them in person. Donate baby items to a woman’s shelter or birthright center. Talk a hike and talk about living creatures you see. Praise God for all He made. Have parents and grandparents share stories...

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