Happy Spring 2015

Happy Spring!

 

It’s the beginning of April! Wasn’t it just January?? I’m so sad to see winter go. Since we barely got any winter this year. Spring has sprung and now it is time to Celebrate!

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Sunday, Aril 5, 2015 was a very special day for our family. We got to celebrate our Little Caballero’s birthday and celebrate our Lord and Savior Jesus. He is the one who came to set us free from the bondage of our sin.

I am praying that you know and have a life in Him.  If you do not have a life in Him, yet. He is only a prayer away.

Tell Him with all your heart and soul that you want to be forgiven of your sins and then ask Him

 to come into your heart as the Lord and Savior of your life. And receive forgiveness, the gift of salvation, and the gift of eternal life in heaven.  It is the best decision you can ever make. Once you make this decision, it is yours forever!

Next, get connected with a bible teaching church and get plugged in and
rejoice in the most amazing, and precious, love that you will ever know in Him.

 “The Lord your God, in your midst the mighty one, will save, He will rejoice over you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17

 

Thank you Lord for loving us so much!

It was so much fun and a blessing celebrating and remembering our risen Lord and our son’s birthday all in one day. It was a bright and beautiful day. The weather was just lovely. The food was yummy, and everyone enjoyed each other’s company.

I pray you and your family had a beautiful day with your loved ones.

May the Lord richly bless you!

In His Amazing Love,

Rachel

Simple Healthy Meals for Busy Mamas and Families: Pasta Bruschetta

 

Hello Friends!

As a stay at home mom of four and a homeschooler, I have to be pretty creative as to what kind of meals I make. Especially, if I want it to be fast, inexpensive, and healthy. We often think that in order to make healthy food it takes too much time and money.  But it really doesn’t have to.

You just have to remember to keep it simple.

So I would love to share with you some recipes that are, our family’s favs.

Here is the first one.

The first recipe is an Italian dish. Yummy!

Here you go!

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Cook Time: 30mins.

Recipe Makes: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

12oz. of pasta of your choice (I used spaghetti)

2 cans (15oz.) diced tomatoes with liquid or 10 freshly diced Roma Tomatoes

1/2 white onion cut into thin slices

6 garlic cloves thinly sliced

2tsp. dried oregano

2 large sprigs fresh basil chopped (Got mine from my Tower Garden)

6 cups free range organic chicken broth

2tsp. extra virgin olive oil

Parmesean Cheese

Directions:

Place pasta into a large stock pot

Add freshly sliced onions and garlic

Add tomatoes

Add oregano

Add freshly chopped basil

Add Olive Oil

Add Chicken broth

Bring to a boil stirring all the ingredients gently together and then simmer until the broth is  almost gone. Continue to stir gently.

Add salt and pepper to taste and top with Parmesean cheese and more fresh basil if you like.

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My preference is to let all of the broth simmer out until all the pasta is  done. The house always smells so amazing!

Please feel free to alter the recipe to suite your family’s needs.

You can also serve this with some garlic bread and a salad. Of course, if you are trying to stay away from bread, hold the bread and just add the salad and enjoy!

Please share in the comments what your family’s favorite healthy meal is. I am always looking to add to our menu!

Have a beautiful day!

In His Love,

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Torte Di Caprisi (Italian Flourless Chocolate Cake)

IMG_1740  This is the flourless chocolate cake that I mentioned to you. It is absolutely delicious. I honestly cannot remember where in the world I stumbled upon this recipe. If it comes to me I will definitely let you know! All I know is ever since I made this for the first time I fell in love with it. Especially, since I am a big chocolate lover, and it is and was the easiest chocolate cake I’ve ever made from scratch. I am still amazed that it doesn’t have any flour??? You just have to try it.

You can print out the recipe here:

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Torte De Caprisi
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 15 mins
 

Flourless Italian Chocolate Cake

Servings: 6
Ingredients
Part One Ingredients
  • 1 lbs. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 1/4 cup strong coffee
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Part Two Ingredients
  • 7 eggs
  • 1 cup organic sugar
Instructions
Part One Directions
  1. Melt butter in sauce pan on low heat.

  2. Combine other ingredients after the butter is melted.

  3. Cook on low heat until everything is melted together.

  4. Set aside to cool for part two.

Part Two Directions
  1. Add eggs and sugar to Kitchen-aid mixing bowl.

  2. Mix with whisk tool on high for approximately 6mins., until the eggs start to thicken.

  3. Slowly add sugar.

  4. When the egg mixture starts to thicken, slowly add the melted chocolate and mix on medium.

  5. Spray baking pans with baking spray or choice, and add a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of the pan as well.

  6. Spray parchment paper on the bottom of the pan as well. Then spray again on the parchment paper.

  7. Fill cake pan 3/4

  8. Bake at 350*

    Bake 50-55mins.

    Makes 2/ 9 inch round cakes.

  9. Toothpick the middle to make sure thoroughly baked through.

    Then let cool for 1hr.

  10. When finished baking let cool, then flip it over onto your cake stand or plate, dust with powdered sugar, and garnish with fresh berries of your choice.

 

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After it cooled I dusted a little powdered sugar over it and added some red, sweet juicy strawberries and Wow!  I’ve also tried it with blueberries. And I’m positive it will taste just as divine with some sweet red rasberries. This cake is perfectly sweetened, and the texture is silky, creamy, and it just melts in your mouth. MMM Of course I had to enjoy it with a nice warm cup of coffee.  It was as though I was having dessert in a gourmet pastry shop. My husband said that it tastes so good that he can’t even describe it. Then my oldest son told Grandma and Grandpa that, “Mommy makes the best cake in the whole world”. I was flattered. LOL

I thought that was so sweet of him to say that. It made my heart happy. =)  Again if I remember where I came across this recipe, I will definitely give credit where it is due. =) My husband also told me that he wanted this to be the cake that I make for his birthday. So I didn’t have to argue with him. LOL  Needless to say this cake is obviously a big hit with our family. And has been added to our list of favorite dessert recipes in our recipe binder.

If you decide to make it please let me know how it turned out by posting a comment.

Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family. Remember sharing is caring.

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Enjoy!  Manga!  Bon Apetit!, Buen Provecho!

In His Love,

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