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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Free Kindle Books for Today 7/30/16 (all Christian fiction)!

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Free Kindle Books for today 7/29/16  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App

Amber Alert: Christian Contemporary Romance with Suspense (Dangerous Series Book 1) by [Rodante, Linda K.]

Amber Alert: Christian Contemporary Romance with Suspense (Dangerous Series Book 1)


Amish Return (Amish Romance) (Amish Fisher Sisters Book 2) by [Weaver, Esther]

Amish Return (Amish Romance) (Amish Fisher Sisters Book 2)


Quicksand!: A Christian Romance by [Adams, Diane Lil]

Quicksand!: A Christian Romance 


Another Stab at Life (Christian cozy mystery) (The Volstead Manor Series Book 1) by [Higman, Anita]

Another Stab at Life (Christian cozy mystery) (The Volstead Manor Series Book 1)


The Tender Years (Prairie Legacy Book #1) by [Oke, Janette]

The Tender Years (Prairie Legacy Book #1)



Burning Justice: Book 1 in the Inspirational Romantic Suspense Series, Alicia Yu, FBI (Alicia Yu, FBI, 1) by [Smrcek, Helena]

Burning Justice: Book 1 in the Inspirational Romantic Suspense Series, Alicia Yu, FBI (Alicia Yu, FBI, 1) 



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Friday, July 29, 2016

How to Microwave Corn with the Husk On!





So simple and a unique way to get the silk off!   Vickie's Kitchen and Garden


It's been hot here folks. So hot I can't stand the thoughts of bringing any more excess heat in the kitchen by putting on another pot to boil.  The corn is coming in though at the store and farmers market and we love to get it fresh while we can.  
  
One of the ways I love to make fresh corn while it's in season is in the microwave. It's so easy and fast plus you get the added bonus of the silk coming right off the cob.  Turns out sweet and hot!  Be sure to use your pot holders on when it's done.  



Fresh corn from the Microwave sounds so easy!  Vickie's Kitchen and Garden



Recipe for How to Microwave Corn with the Husk On!  

Rinse the corn in the husk with water

Put on platter and microwave

Microwave approximately two minutes per ear of corn- I had three so it took 6 minutes.  

Your done and you can peel the husk off.

So easy!  

***Comes out hot so be sure to use your potholders!  





A great way to taste that fresh from the cob flavor!  Freezing Corn -Vickie's Kitchen and Garden



Have a lot of corn?  Try my way of freezing here.  Taste so good in the winter!  



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Free Kindle Books for Today 7/29/16 Plus Kroger's Free Friday download!

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Free Kindle Books for today 7/29/16  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App

Breaking Matthew: A Novel (Healing Ruby Book 2) by [Westall, Jennifer H.]

Breaking Matthew: A Novel (Healing Ruby Book 2)




Runaway Heart: A Contemporary Christian Romance Novel by [Slack, Teresa]

Runaway Heart: A Contemporary Christian Romance Novel 



Knitting for Beginners: How to Knit! The Unbelievable Guide to Knitting with Pictures, Instructions, and Lessons! (Knitting, Knitting Patterns, Crochet Patterns, Crochet Books, Sewing) by [Raymond, John]

Knitting for Beginners: How to Knit! The Unbelievable Guide to Knitting with Pictures, Instructions, and Lessons! (Knitting, Knitting Patterns, Crochet Patterns, Crochet Books, Sewing)



Forever Slow Cooker: Over 100 Must - Have Slow Cooker Recipes For Easy & Comforting Dinner (Good Food Series) by [Madison, Jeff]

Forever Slow Cooker: Over 100 Must - Have Slow Cooker Recipes For Easy & Comforting Dinner (Good Food Series)



Camping Cookbook Campsite Grilling Recipes by [Davidson, Louise]

Camping Cookbook Campsite Grilling Recipes


Fish & Game Cookbook by [Scott, Bonnie]

Fish & Game Cookbook



Kroger's Free Friday Download!  


Free Sparkling ICE® Tea

Receive ONE (1) FREE Sparkling ICE® Tea, any variety (17 oz)... more
Exp 08/14/2016



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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Book Review: Amish Country Calamity by Ruth Price

An Amish Country Calamity 5-Book Boxed Set by [Price, Ruth, Carmichael, Sarah]

An Amish Country Calamity 5-Book Boxed Set


From Amazon:

Mistakes. False promises. Can an Amish tomboy find true love?
Get the entire Amish Country Calamity series in one volume. Over 900 pages of sweet (and funny) Amish romance.
>>> PREQUEL: An Amish tomboy. A costly mistake. Can Annie save her father's business?
    Return to the world of Lancaster County Second Chances with Annie Miller, a fifteen-year-old wild child with a goat-load of problems! Since losing her mamm when she was only six-years-old, Annie and her daed have managed to hold it together. But 15-year-old Annie Fisher is viewed as a wild child by the rest of her Amish community. So when she starts helping her daed out in his shop, and she makes a terrible mistake costing thousands of dollars, will she be able to redeem herself and save her daed's business? Even if it means learning how to care for five, four-hooved monsters?
>>> BOOK 1: A Dangerous Winter. Deadly Peril. Will Annie snatch triumph from the jaws of tragedy?
    As Annie struggles to save her failing business, her life spirals towards disaster. Growing up means she can't stay "one of the boys." And even if she could, none of her friends like playing second fiddle to a flock of ill-tempered goats. But when a hard winter puts the goats, and Annie herself, in deadly peril, can she snatch triumph from the jaws of tragedy?
>>> BOOK 2: A forbidden buggy race. Will defiance cost a child's life?
    When Annie's beau, Samuel, risks his life in a forbidden buggy race, Annie is caught between loyalty and honor. Especially when her best friend and rival suitor threatens to expose everything. But when a child's life hangs in the balance, will Annie have the strength to make the right choice, even if it means sacrificing love?
>>> BOOK 3: Two suitors. One decision. Who will win Annie's heart?
    After Annie Miller's beau, Samuel Stauffer's reckless buggy racing leaves a young child clinging to life, he turns his back in shame on Annie and his Amish life. Confused and angry, Annie struggles to keep her goat business afloat, but between new suitors, robbers, and brutal coyote attacks, the situation swiftly spirals towards disaster. Will Annie have the strength to help her friends, save her goats, and salvage her relationship with Samuel? Or does God have other plans for her?
>>> BOOK 4: She's decided, but is this the life she wants?
    Annie has made a decision about who to marry, but can her love make up for his careless ways? Is Annie right to keep her faith in him? Or did she make a terrible mistake? Join Annie as she dips her toe into the Englisch world and ultimately chooses her path to happiness in the riveting final book of the Amish Country Calamity series.
An Amish Country Calamity 5-Book Boxed set is an edge of your seat Amish series filled with good values, great humor and a whole goat-load of romance. If you're looking for a unique Amish read guaranteed to to leave you feeling uplifted, grab this complete collection now!

My thoughts:

Amish Country Calamity was quite a series of books.  First let me start off by saying I loved that it was a collection of books. I would just finish one and be ready for the next. It was perfect because let me tell you this book just drew me in and I couldn't wait to read more about Annie's life.   

This book had me chuckling out loud one minute and in the privacy of my room, thank goodness. I found myself crying (okay bawling). The descriptions of the mishaps that happened to Annie and her friends were described to a tee. So much so it was like I was right there and witnessing it all.   
Through it all there was a person that stood by her no matter what she had done. Annie's aunt was always helpful, she was loving, and steadfastly loyal. To have someone on your side when everything seems to go wrong is priceless in a young woman's life. We need all the friends we can get to help us through the hard times of growing up.  

Without telling anything the last book didn't turn out like I wanted in the end.  I realized though it turned out for the best.

This is a book that you will never get bored with.  It will keep you turning pages till the very end.  It's a wonderful wonderful read!   


I was given this book by the Author Ruth Price in exchange for my honest review.

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Free Kindle Books for Today 7/28/16 -Christmas in July Edition Plus Some Great Coupons to Print!

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Free Kindle Books for today 7/28/16  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App

The Christmas Sisters (The Christmas Sisters for All Seasons Book 1) by [Jones, Annie]

The Christmas Sisters (The Christmas Sisters for All Seasons Book 1)



Poles Apart (Heart of Christmas) by [Ueckermann, Marion]

Poles Apart (Heart of Christmas)



Homemade Christmas Gifts: 14 Gift Ideas & DIY Home Decor by [Editors of FaveCrafts]

Homemade Christmas Gifts: 14 Gift Ideas & DIY Home Decor


We (Heart) the Holidays: A recipe collection by [Akins, Karen, Alward, Donna, Ayres, DD, Castille, Sarah, Clare, Tiffany, Collins, Manda, Dalton, Lilly, Essex, Elizabeth, Jones, Darynda, Kramer, Kieran]

We (Heart) the Holidays: A recipe collection



Mrs. Claus' Christmas Cookies: Make Impressive Holiday Treats by [Weaver, Dennis]

Mrs. Claus' Christmas Cookies: Make Impressive Holiday Treats



 A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol (Wisehouse Classics - with original illustrations)



Some great Coupons to Print!  


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Easy Stuffed Peppers


Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe -That one ingredient makes a difference!




When the peppers start coming in the garden I can't wait to make one of my favorite recipes, Easy Stuffed Peppers.  Peppers fresh from the garden is what makes this recipe so special this time of year.  To me this recipe taste like a pizza in a pepper to my husband it taste like lasagna.  Either way you think about it -it's good!  

Stuffed peppers almost always remind me of church potlucks. Brought to the overflowing tables by the hard working church ladies.  You could tell that they were very proud of their dish and I was more than happy to taste it for them!  I'd ask for their recipe and get discouraged with the amount of work it seemed to take.  So stuffed peppers was a dish that never graced out table. You see I'm all for easy!  

What makes this recipe easy?  I just use a jar of store bought spaghetti sauce (or your own canned spaghetti sauce).  Makes it so simple.  

Easy Stuffed Peppers -Oh my gosh I can't believe how easy this is!  That one ingredient makes a difference!  - Vickie's Kitchen and Garden





Recipe for Easy Stuffed Peppers

1 pd ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup long grain white rice
1 cup water
1 tbsp. Worcester sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt and pepper
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 cup of mozzarella cheese
5 or 6  green peppers (depending on size)


In a medium sized pan place rice and water together and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and cook for 20 minutes.   Meanwhile brown hamburger and onion until done.

Wash and remove the seeds, tops, and membranes of the green peppers.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the cooked rice, hamburger, 1/2 of the jar of spaghetti sauce, Worcester sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and 1/4 cup of cheese in skillet.   Spoon this mixture into each pepper.

Pour the remaining sauce over each pepper and sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella cheese over top.

Bake 35 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until nice and brown on top.


Tip:   If you are having trouble with your peppers standing upright in the pan you can slice a little off the bottom of the peppers to make them even.

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