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Come Visit Our Annual Christmas Market!
Baked Potato Soup
Good Friends - Good Conversations - Good Times
Hot Pineapple Salad
Fruit Pizza

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Come Visit Our Annual Christmas Market!

Clyde and Marie's announces our annual Christmas Market! This year our event will begin at 4:00PM on Saturday December 1, 2018

We have several vendors lined up to bring you various Mississippi handmade items  just in time for Christmas!

We will have several Christmas trees decorated and the house will be full of cheer! We will be serving, coffee, hot chocolate, wassail, hors odourves, cheese dips, and various finger foods.

Be sure to come and see Mr and Mrs. Santa Claus and be filled with good tidings and cheer!

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup
8 slices bacon
1 c. chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
2/3 c. all-purpose flour
6 c. chicken broth
5 c. peeled and sliced baked potatoes (5 medium)
2 c. half and half
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. tabasco sauce
1 c. grated cheddar cheese (additional for garnish)
cooked crumbled bacon (for garnish)
fresh parsley (for garnish)

     Cook bacon until crisp; remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings.  Crumble bacon and set aside.

Good Friends - Good Conversations - Good Times

                    Gal Pal weekend trips are the best! 

As much as we love our kids and the men in our lives, there is just something about escaping with a bunch of girlfriends to escape responsibilities, laugh til our sides hurt and share in some uninterrupted conversations.

                    

Hot Pineapple Salad

Happy Thanksgiving!  What a wonderful time of the year.  I LOVE IT!  The cool weather, the fall colors, the shorter days that force us in earlier for the night.  I am SO thankful for my life and for all that God has blessed me with.  I hope each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Take the time to slow down and embrace all of the blessings we have in our lives to be thankful for! 

I am sharing one of our family recipes.  It is delicious!  Try it!

Fruit Pizza


1 (20 0z.) pkg. sugar cookie dough
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c. marshmallow cream
1/3 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. orange juice, divided
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. sliced fruit 
1/2 c. apricot preserves

     Preheat oven to 375º. Cover a 14-inch pizza pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
     Cut cookie dough into 1/4-inch thick rounds.  Arrange in overlapping pattern in pan: cover pan completely.  Press dough together to seal.

Made from Scratch

   
           Recently my friend, Kris Williams wrote a blog post about the lost art of homemade things.  Most of us don't have time to create things from scratch.  It is so much easier to run to the mall and pick up a gift instead of spending months making something from scratch.  Over the years I have been blessed with homemade gifts and I hate to admit that I didn’t realize how much time was put into the gift that was given or the value of a gift that was created with such care.

Painful Restoration

Obedience

How can we become a more obedient child of God?
 
Obedience is a major characteristic of a person who is mighty in spirit.
 
Our God is Sovereign.  We can trust Him.  Having faith in God will enable us to grow in obedience to Him.
 
We learn to trust Him more as we study and meditate on His Word.
 
God's timing is perfect.  He is never late or early.  We grow in obedience by waiting on God's perfect timing.
 
God's ways are higher than our ways.  We grow in obedience as we trust in His perfect plan for our lives without trying to reason and analyze everything that happens.

Toxic People

   I'm on a journey trying to identify why I, in the past, have allowed toxic people in my life.  I've read that if you don't love yourself then you will allow people that can't love you in your life.  Learning to love self is sometimes a difficult thing to do.  The enemy bombards us with self defeating thoughts that will leave us feeling unworthy and unloved.  The truth is we are loved by God with the purest truest form of love that exist.

Made With Love

     My great-grandmother would spend a month or more piecing together and then quilting a new blanket for her bed. Today we can purchase a quilt online, then find perfectly coordinating sheets, shams, dust ruffle, curtains and rug...AND have all of it shipped to our door overnight. It is no wonder that few still create these things by hand.
 
     Crochet, quilting, sewing, painting, tatting, woodworking, knitting and the like are all but lost arts in our society.
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