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February 13, 2016, 7:26 amEach day is a new day.

Each Day Is A New Day
It was very early in the day but I was a little miffed.
The feeling was left over from yesterday. You've had those
days where something that happened still left you feeling upset,
angry, hurt or emotionally drained.

Today was one of those days.

I went back to bed to perhaps just rest and get my mind and
spirit settled. Then I heard the voice. You know, "that voice."

Call it what you will but it's the voice that has always
guided your action and conscience to do the right thing.
It spoke,

"Each day is a new day."

I understood.

The stuff that happened yesterday was gone, it was over but it
wasn't over in my mind. Yet I had been granted an entirely new
day. The old stuff was gone and only stayed alive in my mind.

Each day is a new day.

I let the thought sink into my spirit and I felt the negative
feelings begin to fade away and be replaced with peace. I then
realized that I had a new way of looking at everything and everyone.

I understood the awesome power if we truly digested these six
words. I also knew that I (and you too) needed to be reminded
each day that today is a new day.

Grasp these hallowed words and do not let stuff of the
past ruin your present and future.

Each day is a new day.

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February 10, 2016, 3:57 amThe End

Many people take no care of their money until they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.

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January 28, 2016, 3:14 amToo many people

TOO many people buy thing they don't need, with money they don't have,trying to impress people they don't even like...

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January 25, 2016, 7:13 amBlack Forest Torte

Quick Black Forest Torte If you need to make a great dessert in a pinch here is a good one that always ends up all gone before you turn around.. Ingredients: 4 cups mini-marshmallows 1 chocolate cake mix 1 can cherry pie filling 1 large container of Cool Whip (or 2 cups whipping cream) Method: Pour four cups of mini-marshmallows into a greased 9x13 inch cake pan. Prepare chocolate cake mix according to directions on package. Pour over marshmallows. Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over cake. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 50 minutes...or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool. Top with whipped topping.

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January 25, 2016, 7:11 amS.F. Dreamsicle Salad

A everyday go to dessert with NO guilt!
Try strawberry jello with strawberries and other favors with seasonal fruit.

1 - .3 ozs pkg. sugar free orange jello
1 - 3 ozs. pkg. sugar free instant vanilla pudding
1 - 10 ozs. can mandarin oranges, drained
1 - 8 ozs. tub fat free frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions Dissolve jello in 1 c. boiling water. Add 1/2 c. cold water; let /set in fridge for 20 minutes. With mixer or whisk, add dry vanilla pudding mix and beat until smooth. Fold in oranges and whipped topping (by hand). Refrigerate

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December 4, 2015, 6:47 pmchoc. chip maraschino cherry cookies

 Cream 1 C butter and ½ C powdered sugar. Add 2 C flour, ½ t salt, add 1 C chopped Maraschino cherries, ½ C white or choc chips, ½ t vanilla. Form dough in shape you want, wrap in plastic and chill for 1 hour min. slice ¼ inch. Place on parchment paper 1 inch apart. Bake 325 for 10 – 15 min. slightly brown.

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May 12, 2012, 7:55 amOnly When

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned
and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
~ Cree Indian Proverb

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February 7, 2010, 1:54 pmdon't dance so fast

Don't Dance So Fast

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun of the fading night?

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say hi

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....

Thrown away.

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

~Author Unknown~

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December 4, 2009, 8:17 amchocolate-cherry snowballs

Makes:  About 4 dozen cookies

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 1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

 2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup (8 oz) candied cherries, finely chopped

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in almond extract. In medium bowl, mix flour and salt. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture until well blended. Stir in cherries.

2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 2 inches apart.

 3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool slightly. Measure 1/2 cup powdered sugar into small bowl. Roll each cookie in powdered sugar. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.

4. Place chocolate chips in small resealable freezer plastic bag. Microwave on High 45 to 60 seconds, turning bag over every 20 seconds. Squeeze bag until chips are melted and smooth. Cut small tip off one corner of bag, and drizzle over cooled cookies.

 Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes until chocolate hardens before storing.

 High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 375°F.

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November 26, 2009, 8:43 ampeanutbutter pie

Decadent Peanut Butter Pie Recipe


2¼ hours | 15 min prep


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) container whipped topping
  • 1 prepared chocolate wafer pie crust
  • 1 (11 ounce) jar hot fudge topping
  1. Beat together peanut butter, cream cheese, and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well combined.
  2. Gently mix in 3 cups whipped topping until combined.
  3. Spoon mixture into pie crust and smooth to edges of pie.
  4. Microwave the hot fudge sauce on high for 1 minute and stir.
  5. Spread topping over pie covering the entire peanut butter layer.
  6. Refrigerate until well set.
  7. Spread remaining whip topping over fudge layer.
  8. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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November 26, 2009, 8:39 amholiday sugar cookies

1 package (16 oz) Pillsbury® Ready To Bake!® sugar cookies Candy sprinkles Colored sugars
Merry Muffin Tin Dippers
Merry Muffin Tin Dippers
Start with Pillsbury® Ready-to-Bake!® sugar cookies, and these will be a holiday hit that are as easy for you as they are fun for the kids!
Prep Time: 1 Hr
Total Time: 1 Hr
Makes: 24 cookies
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DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Using a variety of candy sprinkles and colored sugars, pour one type each into muffin pan cups. Dip cookie dough rounds in sprinkles or sugar before baking. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cookie dough rounds about 2 inches apart. 2. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.
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August 22, 2009, 8:36 ammeatbll lasagna bake

Meatball Lasagna Bake


1½ hours | 25 min prep


  • 1 (12 ounce) package bow tie pasta (or your choice)
  • 1 (26 1/2 ounce) can pasta sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese (I use cottage cheese. personal preference)
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen meatballs, thawed and cut in half
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta to desired tenderness; drain, return to pan and add half of sauce.
  3. Spoon half of this into prepared dish.
  4. Combine egg, ricotta cheese, and 1/2 of Parmesan cheese; spread evenly over pasta.
  5. Top with meatballs and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  6. Top with remaining pasta, spreading evenly.
  7. Pour remaining sauce over pasta, spreading evenly.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.
  9. Cover with foil, and bake for 1 hour or until bubbly.
  10. Uncover and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese melts.
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August 21, 2009, 6:04 pmcherry fluff

Cherry Pineapple Fluff Recipe

2¼ hours | 10 min prep


  1. In a large bowl, mix the cherry pie filling, sweetened condensed milk, crushed pineapple and whipped topping.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.
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August 21, 2009, 6:13 amchocolate scotcheroos

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Chocolate Scotcheroos
  • 1 cup light corn syrup                                     
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies®
          —— OR ——
    6 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies®
  • 1 package (6 oz., 1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  1. Place corn syrup and sugar into 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Mix well. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated. Press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Spread evenly over cereal mixture. Let stand until firm. Cut into 2 x 1-inch bars when cool.
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