Thursday, October 31, 2019

Cranberry Walnut Apple Crisp with Coffee Whipped Cream

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Cranberry Walnut Apple Crisp RECIPE
(topped with Coffee Whipped Cream)

Flavor combinations are so enjoyable.  Cranberries, walnuts and apples have been combined before but top this trio with coffee whipped cream and your tastebuds will jump for joy!

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Printable Recipe

2 cups fresh whole cranberries (rinsed and drained)
2 cups apples (cored, peeled and sliced)
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oatmeal (I used old fashioned rolled oats)
1/3 cup salted butter (melted and cooled to warm)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (pecans work well also)
(a pinch of salt if you used unsalted butter above)

Begin by preparing the fruit as described above and set aside until later.
Spray or butter a square glass Pyrex baking dish.  Pour the prepared fruit in the bottom of the sprayed baking dish and spread around evenly.
In a different mixing bowl combine the brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, and salt - stir until combined.  Now stir in the melted butter and you will notice the mixture to be a little clumpy (see picture above).  Finally, stir in the chopped nuts just until distributed.

Cover the fruit with the oatmeal mixture.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes (or until desired golden brown color is achieved) Remove from the oven and cool on a rack (see picture below).

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You may eat this delicious dessert without any topping (see picture below), However.......

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.........I enjoy topping it with coffee whipped cream:
(simply add 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee in the heavy whip cream when you are whipping it with an electric mixer.  Don't forget to add a little powdered sugar also)


After it has cooled, scoop out a portion, top with coffee whipped cream and 
ENJOY!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #340

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #340!

Today's Seed Feature:
Big Max Pumpkin
$3.50 (15 heirloom seeds)

Grow in your own garden - view this post:
Lemon Pepper Sweet Potato Side Dish
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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
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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. "Pumpkin Succulent Planter" by Grace for a Gypsy
2. "Frightful Night Classic Pumpkin Pie" by Love My Little Cottage
3. "Perfect Pumpkin Centerpiece" by Petals, Pies and Otherwise

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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!

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Monday, October 28, 2019

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (October 2019)

I hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween this week!
Thank you again for joining us!
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WELCOME to the October 2019 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
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Swedish Skorps RECIPE
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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the October "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Kippi @ Kippi at Home
Liberty @ B4 and Afters
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#4 HOME - recipes, home décor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)


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(All features were chosen from the September 2019 "You're the Star" blog hop)

Pumpkins with Silverware Stems by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S


DIY Hanging Solar Light by DIY vibes
Two hanging solar lights on a tree

Wood and Blue Resin Charcuterie board cheese platter



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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Psalm 119 - NUN (Hebrew Alphabet)

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NUN - Psalm 119: 105-112

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 fourteenth letter
NUN.
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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NUN - No darkness - Your Word is a light Unto my path like Noonday sunshine.

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In the verse above there are 2 words that are rarely used in our society:
statutes & heritage.

Statute - a law enacted by God

Heritage - property that descends to an heir.  Legacy, inheritance

When we make God's law the focus and joy of our heart, then our inheritance is eternal life in heaven!  Of course, we are saved by God's grace and mercy through Jesus Christ His Son but when we accept this free gift our natural response is a desire to follow God's laws.

You see, God's laws protect us:

When we suffer - God renews (verse 107)

When we falter  - we remember God's plan" (verse 109)

When the wicked set a trap for us - we continue on God's path instead (verse 110)

There is another word rarely used in the verse below:  decrees.

Decree - to command or direct by authoritative order

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If you believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior, then you know that when your earthly life ends - your eternal life in heaven will just be starting.  Let's keep God's decrees to the very end of our earthly life!




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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Cheesy Spinach Phyllo Triangles (& Other Phyllo Dough Ideas)

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Cheesy Spinach Phyllo Triangles RECIPE

Working with phyllo dough is very tedious but the final product is so rewarding!  Bring your patience when making this recipe.

Previously I shared this Autumn phyllo recipe:
Phyllo Apple Log
(click HERE to view the entire post)

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Diagram on how to fold the triangles

Printable Recipe

1 package cream cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 medium onion (finely chopped)
1/4 cup chopped frozen spinach
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
melted butter
1 package of phyllo dough (thawed in the fridge for at least 24 hours)

Begin by making the filling.  Saute the onion and spinach in a little olive oil until the onion is soft.  Set aside and allow to cool.  Place the cream cheese and parmesan cheese into a food processor and pulse until combined.  Add the cooled onion/spinach mixture and the cayenne and pulse until combined (see picture below).  


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Take the phyllo dough out of the package and cut in half (I found that this filling is only enough for half a package of dough).  Place remaining half back into the fridge and use within one week.
The instructions for the phyllo dough will suggest placing a damp towel on top - I found that even lightly damp caused the dough layers to stick together, so just beware that this might happen.
I cut the half dough into 3 strips (see picture below).  Each triangle will use 4 sheets of phyllo dough.  Brush a little melted butter in between each of the 4 layers.  Place a tablespoon size of filling onto the right bottom corner and then fold upwards (see diagram at the top).  Continue folding until a triangle is formed (see stages below).

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Spread a little more melted butter on top of each triangle and then sprinkle on some parmesan cheese.

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Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes (or until desired golden brown color is achieved) see picture above.

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Allow to cool a little (filling will be very hot).
Serve & ENJOY!!
(I even like them cold - see picture below).


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Other Phyllo Dough Ideas

CRANBERRY TURNOVERS
You can make these turnovers by using leftover whole cranberry sauce (leftover from Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner).

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CHOCOLATE GANACHE WITH HAZELNUTS TURNOVERS
Homemade ganache is quite easy - heavy cream and chocolate chips.  Add a few hazelnuts, then freeze and use as a filling for these delicious pastries.

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