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It is a gorgeous day here in TN and a great day to start planning out the Fall and Winter reading!  Bill and I are working at Starbucks today, I am actually praying we get a office of our own soon.  We are taking advantage of our time together to work together while he is home because the Fall schedule is quickly approaching!  Pray for us as we write this next book that it will truly be from God.

Now, before I start in on the books I have to tell you about one of my daughter Candace’s favorite movies for children that I have to admit I always loved when she was little as well.  We still have a couple of the VHS that we play for my Granddaughters and Candace and I laugh all the way through them!  Look for Little Dogs on The Prairie the last time I checked you could still order them at Lifeway and Books a Million.  They are great Christian movies for children and they always have a great message within the story as well.

The Berenstein Bears have been awesome since they first came out many years ago and now they even have a Christian flavor, mentioning God in their lessons which are now written by Stan and Jan’s son!  If you haven’t checked them out they are really worth a look!

As a woman you are a precious gift of God to the world, fulfilling a purpose that only you can fulfill. This book will help you realize your infinite worth and value so you can confidently become all that God intends for you to be and do all that He has called you to do!  You can order it athttp://www.joycemeyer.org/ProductDetail.aspx?id=000163

The Day Satan Called, written by my husband Bill Scott is an amazing true encounter of a time over 20 years ago that he had trying to help a witch escape a Satanic Cult.  He and his wife at the time took her into their home and well about the only way I can put it is that all Hell broke loose in their home.  It is a story of the Spiritual battle that exists not only in the “obvious form” of witchcraft but in our everyday lives with the struggles we face on a daily basis with addictions, broken marriages and troubles with our children, etc.  The power of God is brought to light in such a powerful way in this story it will encourage you in your every day fight against the powers of darkness.  We can choose to not think about it or talk about it but the battle exists that is why the Bible makes it clear in Ephesians 6:12-14 that we need to put on the armor of God before we start our day.  You can preorder this at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_20?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+day+satan+called&sprefix=the+day+satan+called

Now, on the lighter side, one of my absolute favorite speakers and authors would be Patsy Clairmont:

This book contains 61 short, funny stories. Each story takes just a few minutes to read, but it’s message will keep you thinking all day. Patsy takes everyday happenings and translates them into lessons to be learned. This best selling book will keep you laughing.  You can find it at http://www.amazon.com

I really hope you have an incredibly blessed day!

God Bless,

Janet Scott

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 I am excited to be with Bill this week in VA at both Spirit FM and then WPER they are both great stations with outstanding staff!  I would love to share with you a couple of the books that our friend Dr. Tim Clinton shared with us today as well as an interesting fact about tomatoes and some Strawberry goodie recipes!

Dr. Tim Clinton has an incredible book out:

GOD ATTACHMENT:  Why You Believe, Act, and Feel the way you do About God!

His wife Julie Clinton’s book would be for those of us who occasionally have a wild ride on the emotional train.  🙂

Now about those TOMATOES, did you know:

Call it a vegetable or a fruit, the tomato is in a food class by itself. Interestingly, cooked tomato products, like tomato paste, puree, stewed tomatoes, and even ketchup, deliver more of its well-known antioxidant lycopene, a cancer fighter, and potassium than when eaten raw. Tomatoes also have vitamins A and C and phytochemicals that make it an nutrition essential for women’s health.  I was surprised to learn this because I have always assumed that if it was raw then I was getting the best benefit from any food, so I thought I would just share that interesting little tidbit  for our health!

RECIPES:

Stuffed Crust Strawberry Pie

Prep Time:  25 Min       Total Time:  2 Hours and 35 Min

INGREDIENTS
Crust
1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1  package (7 oz) almond paste
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 egg white
Filling
1/2  cup granulated sugar
3  tablespoons cornstarch
3  cups sliced fresh strawberries*
Topping
1  cup whipping cream
2  tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4  teaspoon vanilla
8  fresh whole strawberries, if desired
DIRECTIONS
  • 1Heat oven to 400°F. Unroll 1 crust on work surface. Into medium bowl or food processor, crumble almond paste. Add 1 teaspoon cornstarch and the egg white. Mix or cover and process until smooth. Spread on crust to within 1 1/4 inches of edge. Unroll second crust; place on top and pat together gently. Place stuffed crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Seal edges; flute. Cover edge with foil; fit second pie plate inside first pie plate on top of crust.
  • 2Bake 10 minutes. Remove top pie plate; gently prick crust surface over filling about 15 times with fork. Bake uncovered about 15 minutes longer or until crust is light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar and 3 tablespoons cornstarch. Stir in strawberries. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until filling thickens. Refrigerate about 30 minutes, stirring once, until cool.
  • 4Just before serving, spread strawberry filling in crust. In medium bowl, beat whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Spread on top of pie. Garnish with strawberries.
*1 bag (1 lb) frozen unsweetened strawberries, sliced and thawed, can be used instead of the fresh.
If you don’t own two pie plates, purchase a disposable foil pie pan to place on top of the crust.
 Strawberry Pretzel Pie

Prep Time:  45 Min   Total Time:  8 Hours and 45 Min

INGREDIENTS
1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1 egg white
1 cup crushed pretzels
1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 bag (16 oz) frozen unsweetened strawberries, partially thawed, sliced
1 cup boiling water
1 box (8-serving size) strawberry-flavored gelatin
DIRECTIONS
  • 1Heat oven to 450°F. Unroll 1 crust in 10-inch glass pie plate or 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate. Trim outside edges. Prick bottom and side with fork. Use second pie crust to put a braid on outside rim of crust. Cut crust into 1/4-inch strips, and braid three strips at a time. Brush egg white on crust edge and place braid on, pushing in slightly.
  • 2Combine crushed pretzels, 1/4 cup sugar and the melted butter. Press into bottom pie crust. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool.
  • 3Stir together cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups sugar until sugar is dissolved. Carefully fold in whipped topping. Spread in cooled crust, reserving 2 cups filling to decorate pie. Place a flat layer of strawberry slices on top of filling. Mix boiling water and gelatin (with a few ice cubes) to make about 1 2/3 cups gelatin. Thicken slightly and pour over strawberries on pie. Refrigerate pie 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4Decorate outside edge of pie with 2 cups reserved cream cheese mixture.
If you are short on time, this pie can be made without the decorative crust edge.
Look for more Spring Recipes this week!  I hope you have a great day!
God Bless,
Janet Scott

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Thank goodness Bill will be home on Friday, this has been a long stretch of his being gone!  WOW!  Yesterday was a blustery, rainy day here in TN and from the looks of things across the Eastern half of the U.S. for the most part.  Days like that are incredible for Reading and enjoying the indoors.  I try to use those days to curl up with a good book so I thought today might be a good day to share some of my favorites with you!  I have a broad range of the types of books I enjoy, everything from self help to great romance/ mystery type novels. 

Captivating by John and Staci Elderidge is one of my absolute favorite Ladies Bible Studies!  It gave me a greater understanding of being made in the image of God and that image isn’t just a man.  It helped me understand better my feelings of sometimes feeling I am too much and other times I feel as though I am not enough.  Wild at Heart is also a great view of the other side, it is a book written for men by John Elderidge but it helps give a good understanding of how men think and feel.

Beth Moore has written some of the most incredible Bible Studies for women out there!  I just love her teaching.  This book is phenomenal!  I love it so much I am starting to read it over again today!  Trust me, I know I am not the only woman out there that has dealt with some serious insecurities.  We are in this thing together ladies!

I know Joel Osteen can be a bit of a controversy in some circles but Bill and I both have enjoyed this book immensly!  Joel has the gift of encouragement, I don’t believe in name it and claim it and I don’t believe that because you are a Christian all of your life will be “hunky dorey” but that isn’t really what he is saying here.  We all need to have encouragement at times to have the faith we need to allow God to work in our lives on a positive level and this book was great!

Lynette Eason is definitely one of my favorite Fiction authors!  Her books hold your attention from the first page straight through to the end.  Here’s a look at her book “Too Close To Home”:

Samantha Cash is the FBI’s secret weapon. Her methods are invisible, and she never stops til the case is closed. When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, Samantha is assigned to help local Detective Connor Wolfe find the killer. And he has two problems with that. There’s her faith—in God and herself. And then there’s the fact that she looks exactly like his late wife. As they get close to an answer, the case becomes personal. The killer seems to be taking an interest in Connor’s sixteen-year-old daughter, who thinks her dad is getting way too protective. Can’t a girl just have some fun

I know this was a brief blog today, I will be sharing more tips and recipes I have found on my next blog this week, so keep an eye out for it!  Have a great and blessed day!

God Bless,

Janet Scott

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Janet ScottI hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Memorial Day!  If you tried any of those recipes let me know what you thought!!  I am trying to get geared up for a busy Summer and I am sure most of you are too!  Here are a few tips that caught my eye!

MORE ENERGY

I am always looking for healthful ways to get more energy and who would think it would come from Sunflower Seeds?  You can enjoy an instant energy surge with Sunflower Seeds!  They are tasty all by themselves but you can also add them to salads, cereal, chicken dishes or even yogurt!  Fact:  A single handful (2 oz.) provides a full day’s dose of vitamin E and the researchers at Yale discovered that if you get your daily RDA of Vitamin E from food and not supplements you will have more energy and endurance!

Walk to beat Perimenopause:

If you don’t need this yet, you will some day!  LOL  Women ages 38-50 who exercise for just three hours a week experience fewer hot flashes and night sweats and are happier, research shows.  Exercise raises levels of endorphins, natural “feeling-good” hormones that boost well-being and help regulate body termperature.

Looking for ways to cut $ on Entertainment

Bill and I have decided to try Netflix by streaming the movies through our Wii or Xbox.  Right now they are offering a month free trial, but the offer is only good until June 15, 2010   We love going to the movies but you can almost buy a small house for a night at the movies for the family!  If interested you can look them up at www.netflix.com

I LOVE TO READ!

Check out my favorite female author and friend, Lynette Eason!  I have to admit I am always skeptical when I first try a new author!  I was immediately captivated in the first few pages of the first book of hers I read!

To find out more check out her website at http://www.lynetteeason.com/

Great Suspense with a Twist…..

BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE:

Are you facing a challenge that has you a little worried or nervous?  Before the event, job interview, speech etc., picture every detail of the event and give it the ending you want and deserve.  Go through it step by step and imagine everything going perfectly!  Top Athletes have been routinely taught by Psychologists this technique to improve performance and ease their nerves.  It is always better to go into any new situation if it is important to you especially, prepared and positive!

RECIPE TIME:

Grilled Potato Skins

4 Servings                      Prep Time:  30 Min.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons picante sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon real bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon prepared ranch salad dressing
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons real bacon bits
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • Cut each potato lengthwise into four wedges. Cut away the white portion, leaving 1/4 in. on the potato skins. Place skins on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Brush butter over shells; top with picante sauce, cheese and bacon bits.
  • Grill potatoes, skin side down, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes or until lightly browned. Cover and grill 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with tomato and onion. In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients. Serve with potato skins. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 246 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 271 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

I am hoping to start updating everyday soon!  So keep checking in for new changes!  I hope you have a blessed day!

God Bless,

Janet Scott

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