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Welcome 2013

New Years Resolutions?
Have you any?

1.  Eat more vegetables

2.  Start a new exercise program, 5 days a week

3.  Join a new volunteer group for children

4.  Start a new writing project
What will you do in 2013?
Nikki B.

Looking Forward to 2013

May I say that 2012 was a very challenging year.   A lot was achieved and a lot was maintained  with strength and fortitude.  
I hope reveals 
some answers to past events and  current trends today.  I would like  to see the political and financial picture  in the US stabilize. Also, I would like to  change locales for work/living if the  opportunity presents itself,  mostly to be closer to certain family members. I am wishing everyone a Happy New Year and may you have good health and happiness.  Cherishing every good moment, each and every day.  Thankful to God for all His blessings.

Nikki B. signing off.

Pumpkin Bread

Happy Thanksgiving Week!! 
Here's a Wonderful Pumpkin Bread 
Recipe to try!!
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the pan1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon fine salt1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg1/4 teaspoon ground allspice1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1 1/2 cups sugar1/4 cup vegetable oilScant 1 cup canned pumpkin puree2 large eggs 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch loaf pan. 2. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves in a small bowl. 3. Beat the butter, sugar, and oil on high speed in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl a few times, until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. 4. Add the pumpkin puree and mix until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until just incorporated. Mixing on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture and 2/3 cup water an…

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Beef Stroganoff
2 pounds cubed stew meat 2 cans Condensed Mushroom Soup
1 large onion diced
2-3-4 tabls of Worcestershire
1 cup of water
8 oz of cream cheese
couple of dashes of Garlic Salt
couple dashes of Hot Paprika

In the slow cooker stir in all the ingredients, except the meat AND the Cream Cheese, together. Once combined add the meat and mix together.

Cook on Low for 8 hours. Cut up the cream cheese into cubes just before serving and turn crockpot on high. Stir the cream cheese in until all combined. You might have to put the lid back on and leave for 10 minutes.

Serve over egg noodles.

Bon Appetit!! Nikki B. : )

Quote of the Day

The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.

~ Thomas Edison

Meditation for a peaceful weekend

May everyone have a restful and peaceful weekend ahead! 

Both are gifts from God!
Love, Nikki B.

Get out and vote!

Today's the day that you can get out and express yourself!
So let's hear it! Happy Election Day! 
It's finally here! Yay!

Word for the day: Thankful

Well it's early but maybe instead of a day of Thanksgiving, we should probably have a month of it! What I am thankful today for are friends who are doing okay on the East Coast!!!! In New York! I am thankful that the election is nearly here! I am thankful that I live in a free country where I can express myself to you! I am thankful for a beautiful day in San Diego! And thankful for another blessed day of good health!
May I wish everyone a great weekend of peace and relaxation! 


NikkB's Notes: PRAYERS GO OUT TO NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK: Communities are coming  together to help with the  cleanup and the  military has  come as well. Power has been out and  transpor...


Communities are coming  together to help with the  cleanup and the military has come as well. Power has been out and  transportation is limited. Prayers to all those affected. Love, Nikki B. 
happy halloween Here's a pumpkin recipe for you to try: Makes: 6 to 8 servings Start to Finish 25 mins  Holiday Pumpkin Soup ingredients