Saturday, August 23, 2014

Blog Issues. . .

Happy Saturday, wonderful friends!
I just wanted to pop in and let you know that my other blog
Roses of Worth has moved to Wordpress.
You are probably wondering why since I just started that blog the first of this month.
Well... I have been having quite the issues with it.
Email subscriptions were not being delivered to those signed up via email
and updates were not coming through on the blogger reader
and it seemed like no matter what I tried nothing would fix the problem.

So I moved Roses of Worth over to Wordpress
and I would really love it if you would come by for a visit to the "new" site.
I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused 
and I hope you continue to follow along on the journey.

Come by and say hi :)
Have a lovely day!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Get To Know King David - Book Review

A Shepherd and A King
David lived an adventurous life.
He protected his family’s sheep from lions and bears.
He fought a giant with just a sling and stone.
He even spent years hiding from men who were trying to kill him.
And eventually, David became a great king.
But David was also a man of God.
Learn more about this hero from the Bible and his exciting place in history.
Discover what it was like to grow up in ancient Israel and then be a king of God’s people.
King David—part of the Get to Know serieswill teach you everything you need to know
about an imperfect young man whom God used to do great things!

My Thoughts
My son is infatuated with King David 
and when asked what Bible story he would like to hear he always requests King David.
My son is under 10 years old and this book seems perfect for his age group.
The book is easily understandable for younger children
and offers plenty of intriguing pictures to keep a young one's attention.
I, as a mother, even learned a few interesting facts about King David's day
that I did not know so even though it's focused more for the younger generation
the older generation can also learn from this book.

I appreciated the use of Scripture
as well the questions asked throughout the book.
I also enjoyed the highlighted words with their meanings in each chapter;
the words and their meanings give younger children something to think about 
and add to their vocabulary.

All-in-all it was an enjoyable and educational read with my son - he didn't ever want to quit.
I think any young child interested in  learning more about King David and the Bible
will have a wonderful time reading through this book.

** I was given a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own and no other compensation was received. **

About the Author
Nancy I. Sanders is the best-selling children's author of over 80 books
including Frederick Douglas for Kids.
She lives with her husband, Jeff, and their two cats in sunny southern California
and has two grown sons.
Visit Nancy's website at

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sweet Peppers, Juicy Tomatoes, & Tender Steak

Good morning, dearies!
I hope all is well with you.
I love this time of year when there is so much fresh produce to choose from
and this dish is perfect for those garden-fresh tomatoes and sweet peppers.

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Before I share the recipe can I just say
that those of you who take photos of food all the time for your food blogs
have my respect and admiration.
As you know, I would much rather bake desserts 
and I find taking pictures of sweet treats much easier.
But when it comes to taking pictures of the main course, well I fail miserably.
I don't know what it is about snapping a picture of meat and veggies,
but I just find it to be difficult. . .and often it doesn't look very appetizing in the photo :)
So hats of to you, dear friends, for taking such fabulous, yummy food photos.
You are greatly talented!

With that being said,
shall we move onto this tasty recipe. . .

My sweet hubby loves rice 
and tells me often that he enjoys most of his meals served over a bed of rice.
So I whipped up this easy and delicious pepper, tomato, and steak recipe
which is perfect for the warmer days since you don't have to turn on the oven.
You make it all in a skillet which will help keep the temperature down in your kitchen :)

2 medium green, red, or yellow sweet peppers, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 pound beef ribeye steak or top sirloin steak, cut to 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
black pepper
1 can beef broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano or basil, crushed
2 medium Roma tomatoes, sliced
hot cooked rice

In a large skillet cook sweet peppers, onion, and garlic in hot oil
for about 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon.

Season meat with salt and pepper.
Place meat in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes on each side
or until desired doneness.
Transfer meat to a dish and keep warm.

Add beef broth and oregano or basil to reserved drippings.
Bring to boiling.
Boil gently, uncovered, over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes
or until broth is reduced.
Scrape up browned bits in pan.
Stir in the cooked vegetables, meat, and sliced tomatoes.
Heat completely through.
Spoon over hot cooked rice.

Enjoy, sweet friends!

May you have a beautiful day!


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