The Lifegiving Table by Sally Clarkson

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Make your table a place where your family and friends long to be—where they will find rest, renewal, and a welcome full of love.

Beloved author Sally Clarkson (The Lifegiving Home, Own Your Life, Desperate) believes that meals lovingly served at home—and the time spent gathered together around the table—are a much-needed way to connect more deeply with our families and open our kids’ hearts. Food and faith, mingled in everyday life, become the combination for passing on God’s love to each person who breaks bread with us.

In The Lifegiving Table, Sally shares her own family stories, favorite recipes, and practical ideas to help you get closer to the people you love . . . and grow in faith together.

Meet Sally

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From working on college campuses, to sharing the Gospel behind the Iron Curtain as a missionary,  traveling around the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia to speak on discipleship, Sally Clarkson has tenaciously sought after God’s kingdom, and has used her ministry to encourage others to do the same.

From her best-selling books such as Own Your LifeThe Lifegiving Home, and her latest, Different, written with her son Nathan, Sally has shared from her heart and home about the value of motherhood and the potential for home to cultivate life, love, and faith.

In 1995, She and her husband Clay founded Whole Heart Ministries, which has encouraged thousands of families around the world in discipling their children.

A Recipe

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The Clarkson Kids’ Favorite Potpie Chicken Soup

2 cups diced red or russet potatoes
3 cups (12-ounce bag) frozen peas and carrots (If you can’t find this frozen mix, you can substitute 11⁄2 cups each frozen peas and fresh carrots. Or you can use a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, but check the ingredients—my family won’t eat the kind with lima beans!)

4 cups water (You can add more later if needed.)
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
1–2 teaspoons minced garlic or garlic paste
1 medium to large onion, chopped (We love lots of onion in almost everything.)
1 tablespoon dried thyme, parsley, and rosemary combined or to taste. (I like a lot, especially thyme. If you want to use fresh herbs, triple this amount.)
2–4 cups diced cooked chicken breast
2 tablespoons butter
11⁄2 teaspoons condensed chicken bouillon or base (This is a kind of concentrated paste that comes in jars or plastic containers. I buy mine at health food markets or Sam’s Club, but you can also find it in many grocery stores. If you use the dry powder, you’ll need to adjust the amount to taste. Try to avoid the kind with MSG.)

1⁄3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1⁄2 cup wine, optional (For this soup I usually use a white wine such as Riesling.)
1 teaspoon or more salt (I use sea salt of different varieties.) 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
Sour cream and chives or fresh herbs to garnish, optional

Boil the potatoes and frozen veggies in the water until cooked through, about 20–30 minutes. (I use a pressure cooker for
4–5 minutes and veggies and potatoes are done.) While veggies are cooking, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter in another pan; sauté garlic, onion, and herbs until onion is translucent. Add onion mixture and chicken to pot with the veggies and let soup simmer on low while you make the sauce.

For the sauce, melt 2 tablespoons butter in another pan. Stir
in chicken bouillon. Whisk in flour and stir mixture constantly over medium heat until all the lumps have disappeared. Add milk and cook until mixture is thickened, then add the wine (if using). Slowly add milk mixture to soup, stirring as it thickens. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. If desired, add a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chives or herbs. We like to serve this soup with croutons sprinkled on top and with toast and applesauce on the side.

This is a really simple recipe that can be adjusted many ways. For instance, you could use brown rice or noodles instead of potatoes, fresh veggies or a different mix of frozen ones, or even omit the milk mixture and just put the bouillon directly into the soup. I use whatever I have on hand and whatever sounds good at the time.

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My Review

Life can be a real hassle at times !  At times it feels as if it is sucking the joy right out of us…

The Lifegiving Table is a fresh look at how to give to your family and friends !

I really loved Sally’s Insight on how to create a loving and caring atmosphere in the home by centering it around the table. Sharing great foods and sharing stories from our lives. I feel this creates a bond between everyone and the mother (cook) and allows for a relaxing time to be filled with joy and in turn allows us to overflow into the lives of all around us.  I enjoyed the recipes and posted above one that is her children’s favorite!

It is a favorite of our’s as well and served with biscuits !

If you feel like you have lost touch with your family or do not have any time together, try getting everyone back to the table (without phones and devices) !  I remember as a girl growing up that being at my grandmother’s table was a wonderful thing ! Each Holiday we would eat those foods we had all come to love and enjoy !

I hope you will pick up a copy of The Lifegiving Table Today !

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I am sure you will enjoy it !

 

I recieved a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network for my honest review and have recieved no other compensation for doing so.

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Autumn Is Here !

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Fall is my favorite time of the year ! I love watching the leaves change color and  the cooler air !  With all that seems to be the time of year to entertain others in our homes or to go out to parties and celebrate the holidays !

With Thanksgiving Comes Food !

Awesome Dinners, Drinks, Desserts and Snacks!

So whether your hosting a get together in  your Home, Attending a Party, Potluck, Tailgating or a Fall BonFire, you are going to need a way to prepare all those wonderful mouth watering things we so enjoy and take them with you , no muss no fuss !

I have some awesome things to help you do just that and be able to enjoy your time with friends and family…

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We all love Lemon Meringue, Key Lime, Apple & Pumpkin Pies! AlaMode !

A Glass of Sparkling Cider or Wine !

What better way to prepare then with Kitchen Gadgets that really Work !

Prepare and bring real food anywhere you go !

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I am so Excited about the new things and so wanted you all to have a chance to get them for yourself !  I also wanted to share with you that I am a Consultant and I am doing this to help my family. Why Tupperware you are saying ?  Well , as a girl my mom sold Tupperware, it was always a fun and exciting time !  Each Party was so much fun with games and great foods !  Where else can you go to eat great foods, spend time with your friends and purchase Great Products to use in your home ?

I bet you may even have Tupperware already in your home or know someone who does !

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Alchemy of Herbs~Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal by Rosalee De La Foret

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Did you know there’s a powerful herbal medicine chest in your kitchen?

Alchemists of old sought to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Now, you can tap into that magic and transform common herbs and spices into incredible remedies that heal. What were once everyday foods and flavorings will become your personal kitchen apothecary.

Imagine being prepared for that next cold, scrape, headache, digestive issue, stressful day, or sleepless night with simple ingredients from your cupboard. Instead of pills, reach for:

Cinnamon Tea to soothe your throat . . . Garlic Hummus to support your immune system . . . Ginger Lemon Tea for cold and flu symptoms . . . Cayenne Salve to relieve sore muscles . . . Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake for heart health . . . A glass of Spiced Cold Brew Coffee as a powerful antioxidant . . .

In addition to offering dozens of inspiring recipes, herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt examines the history and modern-day use of 29 popular herbs, supporting their healing properties with both scientific studies and in-depth research into herbal energetics. You’ll learn how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health for you and your family.

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About the Author

Rosalee de la Forêt is passionate about helping people discover the world of herbalism and natural health. She is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, and as an herbal consultant she helps people find natural solutions to their chronic health problems. She also teaches extensively about herbalism internationally and as the Education Director at LearningHerbs. Rosalee is the author of numerous articles, e-books, and two online courses: The Taste of Herbs and Herbal Cold Care

Websites: www.HerbalRemediesAdvice.org and www.LearningHerbs.com

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My Review

I just love it when I am approved for a book and while I am doing more research for my review, I learn that Wow !!! It was just last week that I happened on the site Learning Herbs and spent lots of time there studying and learning…and here I am reviewing a book by the author who is on that site !!!  Blessing to me !!!

The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher Blog tour ~ Giveaway

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About the Book

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Book: The Newcomer

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre: Historical; Amish

Release Date: January 31

In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after ten weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. On the docks of Port Philadelphia waits bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn. It’s a time of new beginnings for the reunited Bauer family, and for Anna and Bairn’s shipboard romance to blossom.

But this perfect moment cannot last. As Bairn grasps the reality of what it means to be Amish in the New World–isolated, rigid with expectations, under the thumb of his domineering father–his enthusiasm evaporates. When a sea captain offers the chance to cross the ocean one more time, Bairn grabs it. Just one more crossing, he promises Anna. But will she wait for him?

When Henrik Newman joins the church just as it makes its way to the frontier, Anna is torn. He seems to be everything Bairn is not–bold, devoted, and delighted to vie for her heart. And the most dramatic difference? He is here; Bairn is not.

Far from the frontier, an unexpected turn of events weaves together the lives of Bairn, Anna, and Henrik. When a secret is revealed, which true love will emerge?

About the Author

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Suzanne Woods Fisher
is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including Anna’s Crossing, The Bishop’s Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

Guest Post from Suzanne Woods Fisher

Pennsylvania of 1737, the setting for The Newcomer, is like a foreign country. Parts of it might seem familiar—the same hills and creeks and blue sky, but we’d hardly recognize the settlers. People like Anna, or Bairn, or the mysterious Newcomer. We wouldn’t be able to understand their language, their customs and traditions. Their world was that different from our modern one.

The first group of Amish immigrants (first written about in Anna’s Crossing and followed up in The Newcomer) settled northwest of Philadelphia, then a vast wilderness, and relied on each other for safety, security, building projects, and church. In nearby Germantown, settlers were tradesmen, so they clustered houses together in small knots. The Amish farmers took out land warrants for sizeable properties and lived considerable distances from each other.

In The Newcomer, Anna cooked food in a cauldron over a large hearth. One-pot meals can trace their beginnings to open-hearth cooking when ingredients for a meal went into a large kettle suspended over the fire. Traditional dishes—ham and beans, pork and sauerkraut—used sturdy, available, and simple ingredients that improved with long, slow cooking. The dishes could be easily expanded when the need arose to set a few more places at the table. And it did, often. Large families and unannounced company inspired Amish cooks to find ways to “stretch the stew.”

Noodles (including dumplings and rivvels) could be tossed into a simmering broth to make a meal stretch. Most farms had a flock of chickens, so eggs were easily at hand. Today, homemade noodles are still a favorite dish.

Another “stew stretcher” was cornmeal mush, originally eaten as a bread substitute. Early German settlers who made their home in eastern Pennsylvania roasted the yellow field corn in a bake oven before it was shelled and ground at the mill. The roasting process gave a nutty rich flavor to the cornmeal. Mush is still part of the diet the Old Order Amish—cooked and fried, baked, added into scrapple, smothered in ketchup. Dress it up and you’ve got polenta.

Now here’s one thing we do have in common with 1737 Pennsylvania immigrants…a love of good food and a shortage of time! Here’s one of my favorite one-pot recipes—probably not the kind of stew Anna might have made for ship carpenter Bairn or the mysterious Newcomer (ah, which man one stole her heart?)…but definitely delicious. Enjoy!

Lentil Chili

Here’s one of my favorite “stew stretchers.” You can expand it even more by serving over rice.

Ingredients:

1 onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced
10 c. water
1 lb. dry lentils
1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt (season to your taste)

½ tsp. pepper
2 c. salsa (your favorite variety)
29 oz. canned tomatoes, crushed

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Nourishing Fats: Why we need animal fats for health and happiness by Sally Fallon Morell

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Bestselling author Sally Fallon Morell predicted the rise of bone broth, an old-fashioned remedy turned modern health craze, in her recent hit NOURISHING BROTH. Now, Sally explains the origins of, and science behind, the next movement in the wellness world–healthy fats.

In the style of her beloved cult classics NOURISHING TRADITIONS and NOURISHING BROTH, NOURISHING FATS supports and expands upon the growing scientific consensus that a diet rich in good fats is the key to optimum health, and the basis of a sustainable, long-term diet. Sally has been giving the clarion call for these facts for many years and now the American public is finally is catching up.

In NOURISHING FATS Sally shows readers why animal fats are vital for fighting infertility, depression, and chronic disease, and offers easy solutions for adding these essential fats back into readers’ diets. Get excited about adding egg yolks and butter back into your breakfast, because fat is here to stay!

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About the Author

Sally Fallon Morell, MA (President), is a journalist, chef, nutrition researcher, homemaker, and community activist. She is the author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels.

Ms. Morell’s lifelong interest in the subject of nutrition began in the early 1970s when she read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price. Called the “Isaac Newton of Nutrition,” Price traveled the world over studying healthy primitive populations and their diets. The unforgettable photographs contained in his book document the beautiful facial structure and superb physiques of isolated groups consuming only whole, natural foods. Price noted that all of these diets contained a source of good quality animal fat, which provided numerous factors necessary for the full expression of our genetic potential and optimum health. Ms. Morell applied the principles of the Price research to the feeding of her own children, and proved for herself that a diet rich in animal fats, and containing the protective factors in old fashioned foodstuffs like cod liver oil, liver and eggs, make for sturdy cheerful children with a high immunity to illness.

My Review

Being a fan of Sally’s book The Nourishing Traditions : The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats  which happily resides on my kindle as well, I was super thrilled to be chosen to do a review on Nourishing Fats !  I paid for my first book and will do a review for you in the future on that book, but for today we are going to take a look into Nourishing Fats !  Let us lay aside the fact we have been lied to since the early 1900’s about how unhealthy Butter and Animal Meats with fat are so unhealthy for us to the point that were all suffering with ill health and disease ( You can read the history in this book and online ) Let’s take a look at This book as a whole  shall we ?

Sally has not missed a thing in this book, history ( I learned a lot ) Your never too old to learn what is good and healthy for you , science and the roles different fats play. You will learn so much ! Where fatty acids come from, where Fat Soluble Vitamins come from and what they do for you ! You will also learn what fats are bad for you and what to avoid to stay healthy.  Also what fats your children need to stay healthy. What fats are for mental health !  Why Cholesterol is good for you !  And the best part is the recipes showing you how to use those fats !  I am just totally thrilled ! From Breakfast Smoothies to Cream of Potato Soup with Bacon ( I think Love this book ! )  Dressings to Veggies roasted in Duck fat !  Even Meat to Seafood !  and Desserts too !

I don’t know about you, but I am thinking this all sounds so great and I think I am hungry ! I am so glad that I got to read this and share it with you all !

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Disclaimer: I received a free kindle copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my unbiased review and have received no further compensation for doing so.

Little Gems by Sunsella – Set of 12 Silicone Baking Cups Review

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Little Gems Set of 12 Silicone Baking Cups, High Quality, BPA Free – Perfect Cupcakes & Muffins Every Time – 100% Money-back Lifetime Guarantee! – Non-Stick, Dishwasher/Oven/Microwave/Freezer Safe, Durable & Reusable Bakeware – 6 Fun & Vibrant Colors, Great Gift Idea, Meets FDA Standards

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My Review

We never have to buy another paper cupcake liner again ! That for us is a money saver… I love these and they are so easy to use and to clean up. I use a soft veggie brush to wash them out and they come clean in seconds. The colors are fun to, no more papers stuck to the cupcakes ever again as these come right off for you.

You will want a few sets of these depending on the size of your family or party your having.

Linda

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunsella Dough Blender Review

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Sunsella Dough Cutter – Non-slip, Ergonomic Rubber Handle – Solid, High Grade Stainless Steel Blades, High-quality Blender – Great for Pastry and Pie – Make Pizza or Cookie Dough Like a Professional – Fantastic for Mashing Fruit and Vegetables for Baby Food or as an Egg Slicer – Cuts Butter Into Flour with Ease

My Review

Well, in all my 40 years of baking, I have never seen a better Dough Cutter then Sunella makes ! It is one piece other then the handle so it won’t come apart.  My old one is wire and is falling apart big time.  Also the old one the screws on the ends are loose and you have to keep tightening them. Not with Sunella Dough Cutter. This cutter works so great !  You can use it for so many wonderful ideas and it will last you a lifetime and not rust out.

You will really want to get one of these !

Linda

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