Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #342

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #342!

Today's Seed Feature:
Fordhook Acorn Squash
$2.95 (25 heirloom seeds)

Grow in your own garden - view this post:
Sweet Potato Lemon Poppy Seed Bread


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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


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We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Checkout my amazing "Featured" Pinterest Board

(click HERE to view & follow)
Features!
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured. Be sure to check all of our blogs to see if you were featured! 
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My Features this Week are:


1. "Come to the Turkey Table" by Whispers of the Heart
2. "Raspberry Custard Pie" by Marilyn's Treats
3. "Grinch Fruit Appetizers" by Comfort Spring

If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

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The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

*Pictures should be your own* 

By linking up you give us permission to use these photos

 (with proper link backs) in our features.   And now for the party!





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Grow your own!
Many wonderful garden products from

 "Mary's Heirloom Seeds"!!
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Gift Winning Moves Games GIVEAWAY

Gift Winning Moves Games GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chances to win!
Part of The Holiday Gift Guide

but first - read this great post:
Orange Mocha Meringue Tarts
Orange Mocha Meringue Tarts, by Angie Ouellette-Towergodsgrowinggarden.com
click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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Gift Winning Moves Games Giveaway

Welcome to the Gift Winning Moves Games Giveaway!

3 Winners

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

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Winning Moves Games has some great new games. Here is your chance to win some of them. Check the new games out below!

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3 Winners each receive all of these

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Rubik's Edge

$9.95 ARV total
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30th Anniversary Scattergories

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Rubik's Color Blocks

$15.95 ARV total
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Bouncing Bingo

$13.95 ARV total
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Pretty Pretty Princess

Pretty Pretty Princess

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/3/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.
 

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Monday, November 11, 2019

You're the STAR - Week#2 CREATIVE (November 2019)

I would like to thank anyone who is serving or has ever served in the military  - thank you for protecting this great country!
Thank you again for joining us!
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Welcome to the second week of the November 2019 blog hop called "You're the Star"!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
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Advent Basics - Family Worship Time
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WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the November "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your CREATIVE week Hosts 
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This week is CREATIVE feature week
Swing by the Creative hosting Team's blogs:
Colleen @ Butterfly in the Attic
Darlene @ Let It Shine

Mel @ Decor Craft Design
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, yarn work, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, painting, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)
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(These features were chosen from the October 2019 "You're the Star" blog hop)

Easy DIY Fabric Canvas Wall Art by Zucchini Sisters
Blue and white toile fabric canvas wall art displayed above a console table
Halloween Rocks by Grace for a Gypsy

Owl Owls Friends Friends by Doll Crochetka
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Patterned Circles DIY Wreath by Decor Craft Design
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If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )






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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Psalm 119 - SAMEKH (Hebrew Alphabet)

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SAMEKH - Psalm 119: 113-120

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119.  If you turn to Psalm 119 in your Bible, you will notice that there is a strange word every 8 verses.  These "strange" words are the letters of the Hebrew alphabet.  David wrote this chapter in an acrostic pattern and every letter of the alphabet is followed by 8 verses.  It is a chapter full of praise and worship.  I thought it would be fun to study Psalm 119 by summarizing each alphabetic section in an acrostic format.

I did not know anything about the Hebrew language, so I did a little research.  The Hebrew language is written from the right to the left - opposite of the English language.  There are 22 letters to the Hebrew alphabet.  Today we continue studying with the fifteenth letter
SAMEKH.
I am also NOT a poet, so I had to research what an acrostic pattern meant.
An Acrostic Poem - is a poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase.
Example below.
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SAMEKH - You, O Lord, are my Shield And My hopE - All the wicKed are tossed like rubbisH

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We must first discuss fear - there is good fear and bad fear.
Positive fear is having a loving respect.  Our God is so awesome and all powerful that we revere Him with all our heart.
Negative fear is debilitating terror.  There is no love or hope in this bad type of fear - it causes one to be frozen in place/unable to think, speak or move.


The featured verses that we are studying today can be split into two sections:
1. If you do not follow God's law, then there will be negative consequences.
2.  If you do follow God's Law, then there will be positive consequences.

Negative results if you do NOT follow God's Word


Double-minded men are hated (verse 113)

Evildoers are sent away (verse 115)

All who stray are rejected (verse 118)

Deceitfulness ends in vanity (verse 118)

All wicked of the earth are thrown away (verse 119)



Positive results if you DO follow God's Word


Love God's Law and hope in His Word - you will be safe (verses 113 & 114)

Keep God's Commands and you will be sustained ( (verse 116)
Sustained - maintained at length without interruption or weakening

Regard God's Decrees and you will be upholded (verse 117)
Uphold - maintain or support

Love God's statutes and you will be kept close (verse 119)

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Refuge - a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger or trouble

Shield - a person or thing providing protection

Safety in this scary world is priceless - follow God and you will be safe!




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Friday, November 8, 2019

No Overeating with These Miniature Pumpkin Spice Cakes

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No Overeating with These Miniature Pumpkin Spice Cakes RECIPE

It happens every year - we vow that we will not overeat on Thanksgiving Day.  That rarely turns out to be reality.  This year, instead of making five different desserts try making these individual miniature pumpkin cakes.  Each miniature cake is just enough for one person.

I found this wonderful cake pan on sale 50% off at my local grocery store.  The average Thanksgiving Dinner seats 12 people (Pew Research statistic) and this cake pan is a six cake quantity, which would mean you'd have to make this recipe twice.

Printable Recipe

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1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin pie filling or roast and puree your own)
1/4 cup melted salted butter (cooled to lukewarm)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a couple pinches of salt
extra flour for dusting the pan

In a large bowl and with an electric mixer, combine the brown sugar, melted butter and egg - mix until smooth and creamy in color.  Add the pumpkin puree and vanilla extract and mix quickly until combined.  Sift the flour and spices (as well as the pinches of salt) and add to the previous mixture.  Stir in the sifted dry ingredients by hand with a wooden spoon.  Your batter should resemble the top left picture above.

Butter your pan (making sure to get the indentations) and sift flour on top of the butter to make sure that nothing sticks to the details in the cake pan (see pictures above).  Distribute the batter evenly into each space in the pan and gently tap the pan on a wooden cutting board to get any bubbles out.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes (or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean).  Remove from oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes (see picture below).

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Gently lift the edges up with a dull knife and remove each cake from the pan, placing each cake inverted on a cooling rack (see picture below).  You will see by the picture above that the back side of each cake is a little rounded - simply slice a little off the back (once they have cooled) so that they will sit flatly on a plate.

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Allow to cool completely before frosting.  In the picture below, I used a cream cheese frosting (like what you might use on a carrot cake) to pipe the outer edge of the oak leaf cake.  (see other examples below of the pumpkin and maple leaf)

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I also enjoy these mini cakes with no frosting at all!  They are moist and perfectly spiced.

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Serve, enjoy & HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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