Healing words of the day!

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel

I definitely think if we conquer our difficulties, and face our fears, life will become much nicer.
Plus the sense of achievement we will feel will be awesome too!
Go out and live your life, face your fears, and conquer them!

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#writing prompt #26

Once upon a june…

I love the month of june. I love it because its summer time. There is so much to do. June is my moms birthday month. It is the time when I used to get summer holidays from school. It is usually sunny and warm. This june wasn’t particularly warm, but mostly June is a hot month. There are outings, there are family events, there are fun times. So much to do.
This june we had a family party, and we had my cousins wedding. Two lovely events, two fun filled events. We went for summer walks, we took the kids to the park, we went for long drives, we took the dogs to the beach.
I love june, and I love summer.

Writing Prompt #26

Lemon pecan squares

Lemon Pecan Squares
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon rind, divided
3/4 cup margarine, softened
1 (7 ounce) can flaked coconut
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped pecans
Combine flour, sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon rind in bowl. Cut margarine into flour mixture until mixture resembles cornmeal. Press firmly into a 9 by 13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle coconut over crust; set aside. Combine sweetened condensed milk and remaining lemon rind. Drizzle evenly over coconut. Sprinkle pecans on top; press down slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

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Boston baked beans

Boston Baked Beans
1 pound great northern beans
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup tomato juice
1 cup ketchup
Dash of sugar
Soak beans in lukewarm water overnight. Drain. Boil in clean water until tender. Save 1 cup of water and mix all ingredients together. Bake in a casserole at 350 degrees for 2 hours.

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Ginger muffins

Ginger Muffins
1 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 cup molasses
1 cup buttermilk
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
Cream margarine; add sugar, eggs, 1 at a time, molasses and buttermilk; mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients, raisins and nuts. Spoon into greased muffin pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. This batter may be kept in the refrigerator and used as needed.

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Healing quote for Friday

It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.
Leo Buscaglia

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Rich chocolate pudding

Rich Chocolate Pudding
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 stick butter
Frozen whipped topping, thawed
Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Place 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips and powdered sugar into blender. Cover; process until coarsely chopped. In saucepan, combine milk and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add hot mixture to blender; cover, process until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into 6 individual serving dishes. Chill. Garnish with whipped topping and mini chocolate chips.

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