Category: Pleasant Holidays

PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, Week 6: Gingerbread and DIY mugs

Food for Thought, by Minister Hugh Bradford “When they saw the Star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” Matthew 2:10 The wise men were directed by a Star to Jesus. What will be your guide? Old-Fashioned Gingerbread, by Leslie Ansley I still have my 1973 edition of the Betty Crocker Cookbook. Actually, it belonged to my sister, who was majoring in something like home economics.  Mom had the same cookbook, but hers was in a three-ring binder. My sister, Cynthia, is seven years older than I, and her copy sat in a box in the basement for nearly 10 years....

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, Week 5: Cheesecake, pinecone topiary

Food for Thought, by Minister Hugh Bradford “And the angel said to them, Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.” Luke 2:10 “Fear not”: The greatest part of your happiness depends on your disposition, not your circumstances. Your Basic Cheesecake, by Leslie Ansley I used to think cheesecakes were hard to make. I mean, they’re so rich and look so amazing, right? Turns out cheesecakes are incredibly simple to make, especially the recipe below, which I got from a co-worker about 23 years ago. I’m calling it a “basic”...

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, Week 4: Wassail and a tea party

Food for Thought, by Minister Hugh Bradford “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 As humans, we are always looking for a sign.  “BUT” . . . seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33). Wassail, by Leslie Ansley I love wassail (rhymes with “fossil”), especially when there are bits of fruit floating in it.  It’s a hot, cider-based punch, perfect for parties or cozy winter nights this Christmas...

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, Week 3: Cookies and pumpkins

Food for Thought, by Minister Hugh Bradford “Saying, We give you thanks O Lord God Almighty, which are, and was, and are to come; because You have taken to Yourself Your great power, and have reigned.” Revelation 11:17 As we embark on this Thanksgiving week, let us reflect on all that God has done thus far. The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe, by Leslie Ansley I have so many cookie cutters, leftover from when my son and daughter were just kiddies. Every Christmas we would make all kinds of cookies together, but the favorite were the sugar cookies because you could...

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, Week 2: Mean greens and a pomander

Food for Thought, by Minister Hugh Bradford “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 The believer has every reason to do this, irrespective of everyday problems. No matter what occurs or how negative things may seem to be, we as his people are to never stop giving thanks to the Lord, which is the Will of God. Cooking Up a Mess of Greens, by Leslie Ansley There’s nothing like a plate of well-seasoned collard greens. Back home in Ohio, responsibility for cooking the Thanksgiving greens falls to my Aunt...

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, Week 1: Apple crisp and DIY memories

Food for Thought, by Minister Hugh Bradford “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” Psalm 100:4 At this time of the year, we recognize one day on our calendar to be thankful. GOD is our savior, and as Christian we are to thank GOD every day and continuously. The Baking Season, by Leslie Ansley What is it about this time of year that makes me want to bake all the time? The air gets cooler, the days get shorter and suddenly I’m Suzy Homemaker. I have sweet potatoes...

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