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Butternut Squash Soup


For lunch…


1 4-5 lb. Butternut squash cut into chunks

1 yellow onion julienne sliced

3 celery stalks thinly sliced

1/2 bell pepper chopped

Fresh Chives, several sprigs cut with kitchen shears

Few sprigs of Italian Oregano

Original blend Mrs. Dash, Black pepper, No Salt to taste

2 Chicken bouillon cubes dissolved into 2 cups water

2 cups water

Blend all together, cook down, and I thought about purée, but decided against it, just used a hand held vegetable masher.  Oh my is it ever good.  Just right!  Made it up as I went along.
And for dessert.. Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese pound cake..


1 BC Lemon Cake Mix

3 eggs, room temp

8 oz. cream cheese

1/2 c. Canola oil

Using mixer blend till smooth, about 2 minutes.

2 c. Fresh Blueberries rolled around in flour to evenly distribute fruit

Bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hour.  I turn 180 degree turn every 15 minutes of cooking.

This recipe was in the local newspaper from my childhood/early adult life and I grabbed it, used ever since.  I bake it for Cake Auctions for Youth Fundraisers.  Until last year $28.00 was the top price raised,  another record $55.00!  The hometown I earlier referred to is Hattiesburg, MS and in the past couple years  I learned that a friend there does the same thing with this very cake.  She must’ve gotten the same paper..JS
Make it!  Enjoy!  Raise funds for your Youth Group! See folks saved for eternity!

Eat Your Words?


Over the past couple weeks this quote has been rolling around in my mind:

Be careful of your Words, you may have to ‘eat them’!

I know this blog is dedicated to food allowing for household and kitchen tips and in thinking about it, our words are put out there for others to hear when spoken, see when written, and make an impression whether for good or bad no matter the way they are delivered.  I pray that my words if needed to be ‘eaten’ will be pleasant going down.

Psalm 19:14

14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.

*We may live without poetry, music, and art,

We may live without conscience and live without heart;

We may live without friends, we may live without books;

But civilized man cannot live without cooks.   ~Anonymous

*We may live wi…