The Prayer’s of Black Women

September 20

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.

Philippians 4:6

Last Friday I received a call from my sister. She asked if I’d received a text message from an unhappy family member. I said, “No.” She proceeded to give me the dirty details of the text message. I sat listening to what was being said as I was watched television and wishing for strength to reach behind my head for my bag of Cheetos. I don’t know if what I was listening to was entertaining vs the show on television. But! I knew I wanted to smack on my Cheetos! It was then I realized the person that had been selling Wolf Tickets to me and my sister for over a year finally had a sold out show. So, I didn’t bother to get upset at her latest threat because I realized she was a smalltime and small town bully. If we, you and I, allow evil people to gain ground in our life then living is in vain. My life, your life, count, too! Let’s pray.

PRAYER: Father God, I give you the ultimate high five on creating me and others! I humbly ask that you speak your peace to our souls. Keep us from becoming anxious when people attempt to bully us. Help us to protect and keep the peace you speak to our sprits. Amen

Annette’s Holiday Spaghetti

A couple of days ago I stopped at Arby’s for dinner. My sandwich was missing the important ingredient, cranberries. Adding insult to injury the guy was very rude when taking my order and the sandwich was dry. So I went to bed upset about wasting money, as I was very disappointed and still hungry.

The next night, I got home around 6 in the evening, again! I’d left my house around 8 that morning. I was tired from running errands. But! I got a ton of stuff done and product purchased for my mom’s house renovation. Well, any-who-how, I had nothing thawed for dinner. So! On the fly I made up this delicious and quick recipe.

This recipe is so easy that a kid can make it.


1 – 24 oz Traditional Barilla sauce

1 – 1lb chub/roll Jimmy Dean’s Hot Sausage

1/4 cup of diced yellow onion

1/2 teaspoon Lawry’s season salt

1/2 cup frozen collard greens

1 table spoon or less Bertolli light taste olive oil

Pasta – your choice, I used Barilla’s angel hair pasta.


Sauté sausage and onions in Bertolli’s light taste olive oil. My sausage was frozen. I thawed it in the microwave once for a minute. I didn’t want to cook my meat. After the meat and onions were almost done I added frozen greens. Let greens sauté with onions and sausage for about 5 minutes. Then add Barilla’s Traditional sauce and salt to taste. Allow mixture to simmer for about 30 minutes to allow greens to cook. Cook your favorite pasta and top it with this delicious sauce. Then yell dinner for those that can’t smell! Enjoy!

Yummy Sounding Recipes: Brined and Grilled New York Pork Chops with Grilled Peaches

Photo credit:  Tiny Oranges
Photo credit: Tiny Oranges

I got this wonderful recipe from Jennifer Scheumann’s post on Tiny Oranges’.  I’m hoping to try it when my hubby returns home.  I think he might get a kick out of it!  Because the man does love food.  And to add a pinch of Colorado I might even try to find some local peaches!

Pork Chop Brine Recipe

9 New York Pork Chops
1 c brown sugar
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
4 T Kosher Salt
2 T garlic powder
1/2 T black peppercorns
1 T allspice (whole)
2 T dried marjoram (or dried thyme)
2 t dry mustard
1/8 t red pepper flakes
ice cubes

Pork Chop Brine Instructions

1.  In a medium saucepan bring all ingredients to a simmer (except pork chops and ice cubes- ha!)  Stir until sugar and salt has dissolved.  Remove from heat and pour over ice cubes to cool.

2.  Once cooled, place New York Pork Chops in the liquid and refrigerate, brining for 1-2 hours.

3.   Remove New York Pork Chops from the brine, pat dry with a paper towel,  lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub with a touch of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Grill It Like a Steak!

Grilling a New York Pork Chop is very easy, you simply grill it like a steak!

Susanne cooked them on a medium heat grill, and turned a total of 4 times, for 2 minutes every turn, to give them the nice grill hashmark.  The length of time you want to cook depends on the thickness.  Click here for an easy cooking times and temps guide.

Grilled Peaches Recipe

4 peaches, quartered, pit removed
2 t maple syrup
2 t balsamic vinegar
2 t brandy (or sherry wine)
2 t Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt + pepper
fresh basil, rinsed and torn for serving

Grilled Peaches Instructions

Toss the peaches the rest of the ingredients about 15 mins before ready to grill (except basil).

Grill until just browned and caramelized, turning frequently to maintain the structure of the peach.  Remove from grill and return to the balsamic/maple liquid.

I Gotta New Cookbook Titled: The Southern Foodie

The Southern FoodieSo far I think I want to make the Oven Rice Dressing.  It sounds so gooddddd!

Well the recipe calls for the following:

1¼ pounds ground beef, browned and drained
1 (10 ¾ ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 ¾ ounce) can onion soup
1 beef bouillon cube, crushed
½ cup chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
½ cup chopped green onion
1 teaspoon no-salt hot sauce
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice

Preheat the oven to 350. In a large bowl combine the ground meat, mushroom soup, onion soup, bouillon cute, parsley, green onion, hot sauce, and rice. Mix well. Place in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. This dressing can be used as either a side dish or a stuffing.

Now don’t this recipe sound good!  If you have this book and haven’t stumbled across the recipe you can find it on page 101.

Yummy Sounding Recipes: Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

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Well I’m cleaning house, again!  This time I’m cleaning with my friend’s voice in my head.  All I can hear is him saying, “How much is your time worth?”  

So, as I arrange books on bookshelves I am finding all sorts of cookbooks.  One would think I love to cook or I enjoy reading cookbooks.  But in truth I don’t have time to cook and when I do read I enjoy reading Amish love stories.  

As I thumbed through one of the cookbooks I found a recipe that sounded good.  After reading the ingredients I thought of you!  I knew a few of my followers would love the recipe.  So here it is!  Enjoy!


12 large eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons dill relish
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Place the eggs in a large saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove eggs from the hot water and rinse with cold water. When the eggs are cool, peel and slice in half. Remove the yolks and place in a small bowl. Using a fork, mash the yolks well. Add the mayonnaise, dill relish, bacon, and Cheddar cheese. Fill the egg white halves with the yolk mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe taken from:  Y’all Come Over Cookbook by Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson