Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wise Words {5/25}

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Does Prayer Change Things?


Mindful Eating


You are Enough


The Creative Formula: Compose, Choreograph, and Capture Your Masterpiece


Tasty Crock Pot




The Essential Organic Gardening Guide Book


Eco Lip Balms


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America's Best Pies: Nearly 200 Recipes You'll Love [Kindle], $1.99


The Ultimate Book of Pies is packed with color photographs of the pies you’ll learn to make and love. 

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Since 1995, amateur, commercial, and professional bakers have competed in the National Pie Championships to determine who makes the best pies in America. The Ultimate Book of Pies is a collection of nearly 200 delicious recipes that have won awards at the National Pie Championships.  From the unusual—My Big Fat Italian Strawberry Basil Wedding Pie—to the traditional, such as Apple Pie, every recipe has been reviewed by judges and determined to be an award-winning pie. These selections are considered some of the best of the best from across the country. When you start making these pies at home, you’ll see why!

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Forever, Erma: Best-Loved Writing From America's Favorite Humorist [Kindle], $1.99


New York Times Bestseller: This anthology of Erma Bombeck’s most memorable and humorous essays is a tribute to one of America’s sharpest wits.

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When she began writing her regular newspaper column in 1965, Erma Bombeck’s goal was to make housewives laugh. Thirty years later, she had published more than four thousand columns, and earned countless laughs—from housewives, presidents, and everyone in between.
With grace, good humor, and razor-sharp prose, she gently skewered every aspect of the American family. This collection holds the best of her columns—not just her famous quips, but also the heartbreaking observations that gave her writing such weight.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

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Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest [Kindle], $1.99


Move beyond Surviving to a Rejuvenating Place of Soul Rest

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How many of us find ourselves running on empty with no time for rest, no time for ourselves, no time for God?  

Bonnie Gray knows what that's like. On the brink of fulfilling a lifelong dream, she saw her plans shatter into a journey through painful memories and anxiety. In her search for answers, she made an important discovery: we all need spiritual whitespace.

Whitespace.
 It's the space on a page left unmarked. Untouched. Whitespace makes art beautiful. It gives the eye a place to rest. Just like beautiful art, our souls need balance and beauty.      

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Wise Words {5/23}




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The Power of Not Yet: Living a Live of Endless Possibilities


Found: God's Will (John MacArthur Study)


How God Sees Your Struggles


Perfect Interview Answers


The Spring Kitchen


Coloring Book: 40 Patterns


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The Secret to Crispy Kale Chips

If you have ever made baked kale chips, you already know that the secret to crispy chips is to start with thoroughly dry kale.

Of course you need to wash the kale, but how do you get the leaves completely dry after washing? The obvious answer is to use a salad spinner, and that's the first step.






Tear the kale leaves from the thick stem.

Dry using a salad spinner.


This is the salad spinner I use.

Now here's the thing. The salad spinner works fine, but to get all the moisture off the kale requires a second step.


Arrange the kale in a single layer on a lint free kitchen towel.


Tightly roll the towel with the kale inside. Gently squeeze the roll as you go to get every drop of water off.


When the kale is completely dry, I put it in a bowl, toss with a small amount of olive oil, and sprinkle with some Himalayan salt.

For spicy chips, I use a mixture of spices (see recipe below).




I like to bake kale in a roasting pan. I prefer the higher sides. The bottom of the pan is lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking.


Bake at 350 degrees until the edges are just brown, not burned, about 15-20 minutes.




Optional Spice Mixture for Spicy Chips:

½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or less, to taste)
½ teaspoon Himalayan salt



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The Secrets of Mary Bowser [Kindle], $.99


“Masterfully written, The Secrets of Mary Bowser shines a new light onto our country’s darkest history.”
—Brunonia Barry, bestselling author of The Lace Reader

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Based on the remarkable true story of a freed African American slave who returned to Virginia at the onset of the Civil War to spy on the Confederates, The Secrets of Mary Bowser is a masterful debut by an exciting new novelist. Author Lois Leveen combines fascinating facts and ingenious speculation to craft a historical novel that will enthrall readers of women’s fiction, historical fiction, and acclaimed works like Cane River and Cold Mountain that offer intimate looks at the twin nightmares of slavery and Civil War. A powerful and unforgettable story of a woman who risked her own freedom to bring freedom to millions of others, The Secrets of Mary Bowser celebrates the courageous achievements of a little known but truly inspirational American heroine. 
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TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick [Kindle], $1.99


Pioneering health and wellness advocate, Suzanne Somers, delivers a powerful answer in this expose on the immediate and long-term dangers of living in a world that has become increasingly toxic to our health.

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he build-up of toxins in our bodies can lead to myriad health concerns — including weight gain, food allergies, brain disorders, cancer, among many others. Moved to investigate by her own family’s plight, Suzanne sits down with environmental doctors and specialists who share eye-opening information and practical advice for how to survive, thrive, and stay healthy today. In Tox-Sick you’ll learn how to effectively detox all your body’s systems and the different survival skills that can save your life, from top experts in the field.
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