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This is a group where we can sit back and enjoy chatting with each other rather than on the recipes. Hopefully in return this will free up some of the recipe comment sections of unwanted chatter.

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25 pearls of wisdom

By manhal rashdan
Yesterday at 10:38 AM
1-If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.
2-Age is a high price for maturity.
3-Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic.
4-Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
5-If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you have never tried before.
6-My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
7-Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
8-It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
9-For every action, there is an equal and opposite government programme.
10-If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
11-Bills travel through the post at twice the speed of cheques.
12-A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
13-Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.
14-Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it.
15-No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes.
16-A balanced diet is a biscuit in each hand.
17-Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
18-Middle age is when broadness of mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
19-Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.
20-There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
21-Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.
22-By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.
23-Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.
24-Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.
25-Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.

Pantry Meal Day

By Susan Feliciano
Tuesday at 11:10 AM
Let's play Pantry Raid, and come up with a meal from your pantry.
Here are the rules:
3 or 4 items from your pantry
1 item from your freezer if needed
1 item from your refrigerator if needed
You can use any seasonings and oils or fats you have on hand for preparation

Here's mine:
1 package mac 'n cheese mix
1 can Spam, diced
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can green beans
1/2 an onion, sliced
1 package chopped mango

Prepare the mac 'n cheese according to package directions. Add in the diced Spam and bake in a casserole dish for 25 minutes.
Sauté the onion in some olive oil. Drain the green beans and add to the skillet. Add the diced tomatoes (drained or undrained, your preference). Heat through and season with salt, pepper, oregano, and thyme (or your choice of seasonings).
Thaw the mango. Serve in sherbet glasses topped with cinnamon sugar. Add a little shredded coconut if you happen to have any.

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another rainy day

By Diane C.
Monday at 10:05 PM
Yet another rainy day on North Texas. We've had sooo much rain, Noah was spotted around town looking for a place to build another ark.
The animals at the zoo were starting to form a line.
One of the the local businesses has panel trucks with changeable letters on the sides. One of his trucks read: You wanted rain. You got rain. You're welcome, GOD.
A local church has posted: Would whoever is praying for rain, PLEASE STOP!!
You ask a child "What color is the sky?" and they hold up a gray crayon.

Memorial Day


By manhal rashdan
May 17, 2015
Children are quick to forgive. It’s as if there minds instinctively know that holding a grudge will lead to unpleasant feelings. They won’t be able to play if they can’t forgive their friends, this leads to sadness, a decrease in energy and overall “yucky” feeling. It’s just not worth it. There’s really no time for it in a child’s world. There’s too much life to live!
Can we forgive and forget the harm done to us ?


By Rose Mary Mogan
May 15, 2015
Today I received the gifts I ordered with my Kohl's Cash that I received when my husband got me a kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for our 10th Anniversary on April 29. I really stretched the $70.00 far, I think. I got 2 Kitchen Aid Cookbooks that will be great with my new Stand Mixer. I also got two nice Hand Bags, one was originally 80.00 & the other was originally 75.00, and were on sale for 32.00 & 30.00 respectively, and I also got a Wicker Basket that I plan to use at our Reunion filled with Homemade Dinner Rolls. I feel like I really stretched those Kohl's Bucks to the limit. Plus I also have a $30.00 Gift Card coming. Talk about getting your money's worth, I think I did good. It had been some time since I shopped there, but I loved the convenience of shopping online while at home. It worked out great for me since I don't walk too well.

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Looking for a cake recipe

By Susan Feliciano
May 13, 2015
I don't know the name of it, but thought maybe some of you could help me out.
This cake is similar to a cheesecake, but made with more flour, I think, and is baked in a round pan and served in wedges. It can actually be eaten with the hand - it's rich, compact, and not too sweet. Pale creamy colored on top, lightly brown on the bottom. It may be one of those "makes its own crust" recipes.
I hope this is enough information for someone to suggest a recipe. :-)


By Amy Alusa
May 11, 2015
I'm a little bit late getting online tonight....but I don't want to go to bed without expressing my love and respect for all of those who have been, are now, would be, and will be the mothers in the future. There is no calling more sacred, more fulfilling and more important than that of being a mother. While thinking about mothers and motherhood, I find myself in wonder at the life, sacrifice and love that our Savior's mother lived. She was so important to Him, that one of the very last things that our Savior did before departing this life was to instruct one of His apostles to take care of His mother. I have been so blessed in my life to have had such a marvelous mother as I did. She taught me so much, from principles, standards, self esteem and the quest for excellence, to how to love, be compassionate and generous. She taught me how to conserve, how to work hard and be resourceful. She had a superb sense of humor, was an avid reader, a writer, an artist and an inspiration. She was and will always be my best friend. She departed this life in January of 1987. I miss her so much, even still.

I am hoping that all of us are able to honor our mothers, with love, respect and reverence, in spite of the imperfections we all become painfully aware of the older we get. I am finding for me, that I am shooting my best stick, and I realize too, that so was my mother. She was certainly far from perfect, but in truth, as I look retrospectively, I am utterly amazed at what she accomplished with what she had. Incredible.