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Hoist The Colors

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I am a Blue Star Mother

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Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Your own gift you can present

every moment

with the cumulative force

of a whole life’s cultivation;

but of the adopted talent of another

you have only an extemporaneous

half possession.

That which each can do best,

none but his Maker can teach him.

= Ralph Waldo Emerson =

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In The Market, As It Were

 

 

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A Pistol With One Shot

Ecstatically shooting everything in sight using my beloved Nikon D3100 with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR kit lens and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G prime lens.

Also capturing outrageous beauty left and right with my Nikon D7000 blissfully married to my Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D AF prime glass. Don't be jeal.

And then there was the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f:3.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom. We're done here.

Dying Is A Day Worth Living For

I am a taphophile

Word. Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Great things are happening at

Find A Grave

If you don't believe me, click the pics.

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Dying is a wild night

and a new road.

Emily Dickinson

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REMEMBRANCE

When I am gone

Please remember me

 As a heartfelt laugh,

 As a tenderness.

 Hold fast to the image of me

When my soul was on fire,

The light of love shining

Through my eyes.

Remember me when I was singing

And seemed to know my way.

Remember always

When we were together

And time stood still.

Remember most not what I did,

Or who I was;

Oh please remember me

For what I always desired to be:

A smile on the face of God.

David Robert Brooks
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 Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

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Keep To The Code

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You Want To Find This
The Promise Of Redemption

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I BELIEVED, AND THEREFORE HAVE I SPOKEN; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

II Corinthians 4

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.

~ Ronald Reagan

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Jun282019

Delightful Dessert Alert

A few posts ago, I promised to share a recipe with you.

I thought I'd make good on that vow in case you were casting about for something new to make for your Fourth of July celebrations.

No; it isn't a red/white/blue dessert. There is no red jello and no strawberries or blueberries. I regret to say, there is no watermelon in this dish.

You'll have to get your watermelon fix somewhere else. As I will be doing -- straight out of the watermelon.

This is a chocolate dessert, the formal name of which is Chocolate Delight.

Joyce, my good friend at church, shared this recipe with me. She reports that she is not allowed entrance to any family gathering unless she brings a big old dish of Chocolate Delight.

Her sons especially demand it. And while that may or may not be the acid test, it was good enough for me.

So I made it for Memorial Day and all I can say is, yes. We'll put this one in the rotation.

For years, on account of Andrew's love for it, I frequently made Pretzel Salad (a deceptive name) for the big family parties where a jello-type offering was appropriate.

With its crust of crushed pretzels and butter turning crunchy-golden and nut-like in taste, and its layers of Cool Whip mixed with cream cheese and sugar, and strawberry jello crammed with frozen strawberries, it's a winner and there are never any leftovers. 

Or if there ever were, I'd send them home with Andrew. He will testify that it's a dessert he cannot resist.

Chocolate Delight is every bit as good, in a different way. Whereas Pretzel Salad is cool and tart and sweet, this is all decadent chocolate creaminess with the sweet.

And the crust is killer. It's central to this dish so do it exactly as I tell you.

Here's the recipe:

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CHOCOLATE DELIGHT

For Crust:

1 and 1/2 sticks butter, melted

1 and 1/2 cups plain flour

3/4 cup chopped nuts*

Mix blended ingredients and pat smooth in 9x13 baking pan (preferably glass), then bake in 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes or until crust begins to turn golden brown.

* Look. Trust me. Use either sliced almonds or finely-chopped pecans, and do not measure. Just throw in a generous handful. You'll see what I mean. The result is like a giant shortbread cookie. Try not to eat it before it has its fill of filling.

For Filling:

8 oz. full-fat cream cheese

1 cup confectioners 10X sugar

1 8-oz. tub Cool Whip Extra Creamy

Mix cream cheese and sugar well, then add the Cool Whip and mix it all together.

Spread this mixture over the cooled crust.

For Topping:

2 small (3-oz.) packages instant chocolate pudding*

3 cups milk (not 4 cups as would be called for if prepared by box instructions)

1 8-oz. tub Cool Whip Extra Creamy

Mix dry pudding mix with the milk and blend as if for pudding.

Pour the pudding over the cream cheese/Cool Whip layer.

Top the whole thing with the second tub of Cool Whip Extra Creamy.

Refrigerate for at least three hours before serving.

* I used Godiva Chocolate Caramel instant pudding and I highly recommend this.

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If you want, for the patriotic holiday you could top all of this with red/white/blue sprinkles. 

Or plant tiny American toothpick flags across the snowy Cool Whip landscape.

But I stayed true to the vision and garnished the top of mine with about half a bag of Toll House Semi-Sweet Mini Morsels.

I didn't know that these tiny pieces of chocolate were so adorable, or so delicious.

As I've said before, I'm not necessarily one to reach for the chocolate desserts first (with the possible exception of homemade chocolate cake with chocolate icing).

But this one is so silky-smooth, so light, so cold, so creamy, and the tiny morsels on top just enough of a chocolate experience, to make this dessert unique and very special.

If you make it for your people, let me know and tell me what you (and they) think of it.

I don't plan to make Chocolate Delight again for a while, because it's one of those desserts that I cannot resist. It's not time for a treat of this magnitude again, quite yet. 

We must pace ourselves.

Perhaps I'll trot this one out again for Labor Day, when we'll mark the almost-end of summer and celebrate our Stephanie's birthday.

Meanwhile, whatever your menu and however laid-back or elaborate the plans for your family's Independence Day observance and celebration, as always, may the Fourth be with you.

And that is all for now.

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Thanks for stopping by!! You look like you love cooking....
Blackberry pie should totally be a part of your creative juices....
Nancy
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June 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Yum! This looks fabulous - something Bob would love I think. So, I'll add it to things I have to try. I still have to try the Lemon Blender pie too! I love Pretzel Salad (yes, it's a deceptive name) but can you believe Bob doesn't like it? He's wonderful, but something is wrong with him!
PS - Love the Glory, Hallelujah on your sign. Perfect!!!

June 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMari

OMGOSH! I think I gained 5 pounds just reading this post. I saved this over to my recipe file and it sounds delicious!!!!!
Have a blessed Sunday night- xo Diana

June 30, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNana Diana

Now, that is something I could get my teeth into. Looks so good! :)

Our mother used to make a three tiered chocolate pie that I wish I'd gotten her recipe. It was so good also!

(I'm laughing at Mari, what she said about Bob. lolol)

Enjoy your day tomorrow, Jenny

xoxo

July 3, 2019 | Unregistered Commentersally

@Nana ... Try it! You will not be sorry. It's excellent. Now I am drooling xoxo

@Sally ... I know, right? I can see Bob's eyes lighting up. He's so special and so is Chocolate Delight. You have a lovely Fourth too! xoxo

July 3, 2019 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Oh!! You mean Zebra Cake! I've been making this since 1972...NEVER gets old and the kids demand it on holidays. Now, I need some...Girlchild!!Hahaa
Happy Independence Day!!
hughugs

July 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDonna (Texas)

That really looks good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

July 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLiberty Belle

Jenny....glad you stopped by my blog...hope you try the tomato jam...
This dessert of yours is to die for....but now I am on a diet....
take care, Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

July 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

@Donna ... This is no stripe of a cake (see what I did there?) but that sounds good too! Haahaha xoxo

@LB ... You're welcome and you're welcome! xoxo

@Nancy ... I'm on a perpetual diet too. Three bites of this are good for the soul, though! And everyone else enjoys it so much. xoxo

July 6, 2019 | Registered CommenterJennifer

My grandkids will think I was taken over by the dessert fairy if I make this (which I will). I can see how it might be only a once in awhile dessert - decadent! I like your story board quote.

July 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

@Barb ... this is definitely a not-above-twice-a-year treat ... too much sugar ... but SO good for morale! They and you will love it. It's special. Are you loving your story board? xoxo

July 8, 2019 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Guess what I made this weekend? It's yummy and has won approval over here. I put the mini chips on top and decided I would like it better without them, but Bob says "Thanks Jenny - it's perfect!"

July 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMari

@Mari ... you tried it! Yay! I am so glad! Awesome that Bob liked it. I'll be making it again soon too. You can put something else on top! xoxo

July 8, 2019 | Registered CommenterJennifer

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