Sweet & Easy Cherry Cobbler For Royalty

It’s been quite an interesting, amazing and busy summer for us this year. As we had some interesting family members to stop by for a visit. Some we haven’t seen in years and so it was so good to see them.

But I tell you I’m the type of person who doesn’t care that much for “popcorn visits” (as my mom used to say). LOL! Why? Well because I couldn’t shop and create a better kind of meal for them. So we wind up having to toss together whatever is already in the pantry and fridge.

Thank goodness we always have cans of blueberry, peach and cherry pie filling in the pantry, deli sandwich meat in the fridge, burgers and franks in the freezer at all times.

So my husband chilled the wine and washed the glasses while I set out a tasty salad and I always make a pot of coffee if anyone wants a cup once the foods all gone.

Well as they drank the wine, ate the salad, enjoyed the snacks, the grilled beef franks, the cheese burgers or deli turkey & cheese sandwiches and finally the cherry cobbler for dessert, we enjoyed the good conversation and spending time to together most of all.

Although we couldn’t roll out the “red carpet” we made sure they felt “at home” serving themselves and then they left us feeling as if they were treated like royalty.

So here’s my recipe.

SWEET & EASY CHERRY COBBLER RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

(Dry Ingredients)

1 cup of all purpose flour

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon of salt

(Wet Ingredients)

1- 21 oz can of cherry pie filling

1 cup of milk

1 stick of sweet butter

1 1/2 cups of filtered water

½ fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

(Utensils)

2 medium sized mixing bowls

2 large mixing spoons

1 quart size baking dish (with glass lid)

a Whisk

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Put stick of butter in the baking dish and into oven to melt. 3. Once the butter is melted remove dish from the oven and set aside.

(Directions for pie filling)

1. Pour ½ cup of sugar, lemon juice, pie filling and water into a bowl. 2. Stir/blend together. Set aside.

(Directions for batter)

1. Put all the dry ingredients and the ½ cup of sugar into mixing bowl, whisk together then add milk and the vanilla extract, mix together well.

2. Pour the batter into dish of butter (do not stir or mix).

3. Pour the pie filling mixture on top of the batter (do not stir or mix) then cover dish with glass lid.

4. Bake in oven at 345 degrees for up to 1 hour and 30 minutes or until done (be sure to check the middle that the batter is done with a spoon).

5. Remove from oven and let it set for 10 minutes before serving.

*This recipe goes well with whipped cream or some ice cream on top.*

* You can use this recipe and try various kinds of pie fillings like peach or blueberry too.*

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Herbal Remedies & Concoctions: Resins

 

I’m a little behind schedule in making herbal preparations for this winter for us but it’s OK, it’s better late then never as my mother used to say. Plus I have lots of tinctures, syrups and enough herbs to make some infusions from last year just in case we need them before the new batch is ready.

Last summer I had an infected toe that hurt, throbbed all the way to the bone and the skin was turning bluish. So I made an appointment to see a foot specialist. Unfortunately I could not get an appointment until an entire month later. So I figured it best to try some kind of resin before the problem worsens before I could get in to see the doctor.

I tried Propolis (bee glue) Resin Extract. Propolis is a resinous mixture that contains the saliva of honey bees, and the bees bring to it sap from tree bark and bees wax, as it kills and inhibits fungal and bacterial growth.

I mixed two (2) parts resin to one (1) part olive oil and poured it directly on that small infection making sure my entire toe was saturated with it and immediately my entire toe burned as my toe was screaming with pain! Ouch! And it was throbbing even more then before. I then wrapped the toe up loosely in some gauze from my first aid kit.

The next day I bravely did the same again and once again the pain was excruciating. I wrapped the toe up again with gauze. I did the same the third day and noticed the burn and pain had lessened.

So I continued to apply it every day for two to three weeks and the burning pain had gotten less and less. Then one day the pain, the burning sensation and the throbbing was gone. There was no leaking or bleeding and the hole had closed up. The normal color was coming back to my toe as it was no longer bluish in color but the nail bed had turned a dark brown color from the resin. I went back to soaking my foot in straight white vinegar again (for 10 minutes) then washing them and applying the resin and olive oil.

By the time I made it to my doctors appointment the infection was gone but I explained everything to the doctor and she advised me to be careful with the concentration of the resin because it could be too strong. She also gave me some foot cream that bleached the nail bed and continues to kill the fungus. It took a while but little by little the nail looks better, feels better as the new nail is gradually growing in.

So I continue with my weekly pedicures and I’m so glad I tried the Propolis resin because I am absolutely sure that the toe would have gotten much worse by the time I saw the doctor and she would have had to surgically remove my nail bed and do God knows what else.

That experience left me feeling so powerful in knowing I could assist in my own healing and health. I am now a believer in the power of these resins, oils and herbs to heal. Although it hurt like crazy on the first few days but I don’t regret using it at all.

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~Keeping It Together~ How About You And Me Baby? Can We?

Some people think that being interested in learning to be a submissive and virtuous wife to her husband means being a Phallic stroker. But I ask is there any harm in that? Being a kind and loving woman who strokes her husbands ego along with the study and practice of the intimate arts can go a long way in keeping a marriage going well and it’s heart beat alive and ticking.

We all know about the divorce rate in this country. Can you blame it’s high numbers partially on the unwillingness to sacrifice self to a certain degree and in some cases there is no willingness to learn to do whatever it takes to keep the relationship together.

It’s true that nothing in life comes easy without putting some thought and hard work into it’s growth and survival.

It’s not at all easy. Sometimes she’ll have to give 60 percent while he gives maybe 40 percent or vice versa. But hey that’s how life is sometimes. I have learned to stop thinking that it’s either all or nothing, but when it comes to relationship’s it’s somewhere in between.

Have an amazing and loving weekend lovelies!

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~CHAMPAIGN~

How ‘Bout Us”

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~CHAMPAIGN~

Try Again”

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~CHAMPAIGN~

How ‘Bout Us”

~lyrics~

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Ooooh, short and sweet,

no sense in draggin on past our needs

Let’s don’t keep it hangin on

if the fire’s out

we should both be gone

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some people are made for each other

some people can love one another

for life….

how bout us?

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some people can hold it together

last…..

in all kinds of weather

can we?

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Now don’t you get me wrong

(what you sayin to me baby)

Cos I’m not tryin now

to end it all

(lets start something new)

It’s just that I have seen

(what have you seen? )

Too many lover’s hearts

loose their dream

(we won’t loose it)

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some people are made for each other

some people can love one another for life….

how bout us?

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some people can hold it together

last…..

in all kinds of weather

can we?

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How bout us?

how bout us baby?

How bout us?

how about us Baby?…..

how bout us?

how bout us baby?

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are we gonna make it girl?

or are we going to drift

and drift

and drift

together again

oooooh, love

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some people are made for each other

some people can love one another for life…..

how bout us?

How bout us baby?

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some people can hold it together

(some people can hold it together)

last……

how bout us?

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(Some people)

some people are made for each other

some people can love one another for life…..

(some people can love one another for life)

how bout us?

How bout us baby?

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some people can hold it together…….

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~CHAMPAIGN~

Try Again”

Lyrics

ooooh

I been staring at your photograph

Wondering where you’re at today

And I’ve been hanging by the telephone

Hoping that you’d call home and say

you told me you needed

More walks, more talks

More feeling close to me

I wanna be close to you

I didn’t know you needed

Some roses, some romance

A little candlelight and slow dance

That’s not how it’s been

But maybe we can try again

Try, try, maybe we can try again

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I remember all the days gone by

And I’m wondering why I couldn’t see

I could search the whole world over

And never find what you

Were always giving me

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I told you I needed more time

More space, more freedom

(Free to do) free to do, girl

What you wanna do

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I gave you no roses, no romance

No candlelight and no slow dance

But that’s just how it’s been

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Maybe we can try again

Try, try, maybe we can try again

Try, try, maybe we can try again, yeah

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Ooooh, I remember when you

Told me you needed

More walks, more talks

More feeling close to me

I wanna be close to you, yeah

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I’ll give you some roses

Whole lot of romance

A little candlelight

Don’t let this feeling end

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Maybe we can try again

Try, try, maybe we can try again

Maybe we can try again

(maybe slow dance)

We can try again

Maybe we can try again

Maybe we can try again

We can try again

Maybe we can try again…

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Soft & Easy Reggae…..~Sanchez~

There’s nothing like relaxing & listening to reggae music sometimes, it often reminds me and takes me back to some good times and memories of city life…..

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(My Number One Song is Missing You)

You know at times, I like to feel quite cool… so I shut my eyes, place one hand over my stomach, hips swaying gently from side to side while singing this song. It’s called music that touches, moves and grooves soul and spirit. Yes! I love, love, love, love, love this song.

~SANCHEZ~

Missing You”

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~SANCHEZ~

Missing You” (Live In Concert)

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~SANCHEZ~

Wherever I Lay My Hat”

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~SANCHEZ~

I Can’t Wait (You Say You Love Me)

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~SANCHEZ~

Funny Forgotten Feelings”

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~KIM DAVIS~

Sometimes”

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~SANCHEZ~

Missing You”

~Lyrics~

Yeah, I’ma missing you

missing you

talk to you but it’s not the same

as touching you, oooh

and every time you whisper my name

I wanna run to you

we’ll be together, hey

and it won’t be long

it won’t be long

but it seems like forever yeah

and it’s out of my arms

Baby, ‘cuz I’m missing you now

and it’s driving me crazy

‘cuz I’m needing my baby

I’m missing you now yeah

can’t wait until I’m alone wit you

Baby, ‘cuz I’ma missing you now

oooh wooo

needing you right here by my side

is all that I can do, ahhh

arms around my pillow at night

they should be holdin you

I was much stronger

how could I know

how could I know

But it seems like forever

and it’s hard to be strong

Baby, ‘cuz I’m missing you now

And it’s drivin me crazy

I’m needing my baby

I’m missing you now, yeah

can’t wait until I’m alone wit you

Baby, ‘cuz I’m missing you now, oooh

Said I’m missing you now

And it’s driving me baby

I’m needing my baby

I’m missing you now

can’t wait until I’m alone wit you

baby, ‘cuz I’m missing you now, hey..

listen, needing you right here by my side

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~GIA’S FANS Only~ (Gia Manek) Ex Gopi Bahu/Saath Nibaana Saathiya

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Giaa Manek At Zee Gold Awards 2016

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Mohammed Nazim, Firoza and Giaa Manek- Ahem,Kinjal and Ex-GOPI at Gold Awards

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Saath Nibhaana Saathiya—Gopi and Ahem/Once Upon A Time Amazing Couple

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Gopi is Happy

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Ahem slaps Gopi

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Gopi & Rashi gets award

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watch our princes Giaa Manek Life Story

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Giaa Manek s house watch

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Jia all excited about her new car

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Fun day out with Giaa

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Giaa Manek cooks Mushroom and Vegetable saute!

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Sawan Aaya Hai Giaa Manek

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Giaa Manek Shares Her Memories

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Giaa Manek Images Slide Show Edited By A Fan

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ITA Awards 2015 | Giaa Manek

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WE MISS YOU & LOVE YOU GIA!

COME BACK TO US SOON!!!!!

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~Crockpot Style Bourbon & Brown Sugar Beans & Franks Recipe~

Hope everyone’s weekend is going as well as ours…….

Well we forgot to pick up Bush’s grillin’ beans the last time we did grocery shopping so we decided to make our own homemade bourbon & brown sugar beans & franks and OMG! These beans tasted even more delicious then the Bush’s beans that we love from the can.

Only difference is that we used our trusty crock pot though and it tasted as good or better then baked or grilled beans. So we had this with a huge spring salad a piece and some leftover cornbread for dinner over the weekend.

~Crockpot Bourbon & Brown Sugar Beans & Franks Recipe~

~Ingredients:~

1 pound bag of dried pinto beans (soaked overnight)

in 3 Tablespoons of baking soda

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1 or 2 packages of beef franks (10-20 franks sliced into bite sizes)

2-3 cups of butter flavored pancake syrup (I love Mrs. Buttersworth)

1-2 cups of brown sugar

1 cup of granulated white sugar (optional)

½ stick of butter

1 Tablespoon of honey barbeque sauce

1/2 cup of tomato sauce or ketchup

1-2 Tablespoons of bourbon

1 quart of water

1 small whole yellow onion (peeled and left whole)

~Spices~

1 Tablespoon of Lawry’s season salt

1 Tablespoon of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

1 Tablespoon of dried cilantro flakes

~Utensils:~

2 quart crock pot

1 quart bowl and lid

1 medium Skillet

~Directions for soaking beans:~

Soak the beans in water and baking soda overnight or at least for 8 hours. (In quart sized bowl with lid fill the bowl to the top with cold water and sprinkle the baking soda over it)

Drain the water from the beans and rinse the beans very, very well at least a couple of times and then soak them again in clear water for an additional hour. (this will help remove the salt from the beans) then strain and rinse beans again.

~Cooking Directions:~

1. Turn crock pot on high. Then pour the beans into the crock pot and pour just enough filtered water to cover the top of the beans, no more, (that’s approximately one quart of water) add spices and whole onion, cook for 2 hours or until beans are well done.

3. Remove and discard the whole onion and turn the crock pot on low. And add the pancake syrup, sugars, butter, barbeque sauce and tomato sauce. Let cook for 1 hour more.

4. Then add and stir in the bourbon and let pot of beans continue to cook for 1 to 2 more hours on low.

5. Fry the beef franks in skillet until well done. (about 5-10 minutes) Then cut franks up into bite size pieces.

6. Serve in bowls and top beans with frank pieces in each bowl.

Yummy! 8 to 10 servings.

~Have An Amazing Restful Weekend ALL!~

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What’s Jigar’s (Vishal Singh) Problem! Saath Nibaana Saathiya

Well you know it’s not just those three Dr. Krishna (Khalid Siddiqui), Mansi (Kajal Pisal), and Pramila Raheja (Utkarsha Naik) that are ganged up against poor Gopi (Devoleena Bhattacharjee) but Jigar (Vishal Singh) too. I was so happy to see it when Jaggi (Mohammad Nazim) came in the room and defended Gopi as those three were there with their lawyer, police and other hospital officials to enforce the taking of Gopi back to the insane asylum. I still cannot for the life of me understand why Kokila (Rupal Patel) and Urmila (Vandana Vithlani) didn’t think this could happen. They was all just way too happy to see Gopi back at the mansion and let all thought and common sense go. I still say they should have hid Gopi somewhere else or Jaggi should have taken her to his house for a while at least until they could figure out a way to save Gopi from these crazy folks because they are dead serious.

So as they were about to take Gopi with them Jaggi stood up strong with threats and all as he insisted he was Ahem Modi and it was all good and I believe Gopi and them might have gotten away with it until Jigar showed up. Why in the world did this fool have to show up with his dumb ass. (LOL!) I could not not believe how he blowed them all up! Saying this man is not Ahem. That was wild! Anyway, somebody tell me what the hell is wrong with Jigar? Has he gone crazy or what!!! If I had a gun I would have shot that fool myself at that moment! (LOL!) So what in the world is his problem lately. This fool just had to walk up just when they was there trying to take Gopi away. Couldn’t he see his entire family was trying to defend and help Gopi. Even this stranger Jaggi was standing up for her. I tell you I really don’t care for Jigar at all lately nor Paridhi (Loveleen Kaur Sasan) and their stuck up daughter in law Monica Samar Modi (Uppekha Jain) either. This new crew is bad news. They have become so vindictive and hateful for no real reason.

My heart weeps for poor Gopi. So what’s next is all I can say for now.

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I’M BACK!! Ahem (Mohammad Nazim) is Back On Saath Nibhaana Saathiya

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Ahem (Mohammad Nazim) is back on Saath Nibhaana Saathiya but as the fun loving Jaggi and baby that’s good news!

It was quite hilarious to watch the scene as he and his friends rescued Gopi (Devoleena Bhattacharjee) from that insane asylum but you’d of thought that once she returned to the Modi Mansion, Kokila (Rupal Patel) and Urmila (Vandana Vithlani) would have been at least one step ahead of Dr. Krishna (Khalid Siddiqui) and at least tried to hide Gopi out somewhere else until the heat died down. But no! They had her sitting up there as usual, a sitting duck waiting until Dr. Krishna (Khalid Siddiqui) returned to do further damage. I tell you did they really think he wouldn’t try to use his authority as a doctor to bring Gopi back to the asylum. I just couldn’t believe it when it turned out that Mansi (Kajal Pisal) is his sister. That is so crazy and wild right. And so Mansi, her mom Pramila Raheja (Utkarsha Naik) and Dr. Krishna has all ganged up against poor petite Gopi. I sure hope to see this fiasco will be over soon for Gopi’s sake anyway.

In the meantime I have officially celebrated Ahem’s return by blasting James Brown’s music …

AAW!!

OH!

I’m back!!

I’m back!!

I’m back!!

I’m back!!

black cape and all on my shoulders…  sang it like only Whoopie Goldberg can do in Sister Act….

Get up offa that thing,

And dance ’till you feel better!

Get up offa that thing,

And try to release that pressure!

Ahem now as Jaggi is BACK!

Uh!

Ha!

Good God!

Huh!

Feels good!

LOL!

~~thanks for stopping by, may you have an amazing weekend!~~

MORE OF THAT BAD GOD FATHER OF SOUL JAMES BROWN!

and more…..

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Who would think that such a good looking man (Dr. Krishna) could be so devilish!😉

And by the way Ahem looks so much more youthful too. What did he do?

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Inside My Dream Car

Happy Friday Lovelies!

Oh my goodness! These interiors are so cute, especially this one.

And these too….

and this one:

ahhh yes this:

I just love Pinterest, don’t you!

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Plants & Gratitude

From the moment I wake up until the time I’m back in bed to sleep, I think how grateful I am to see another day and I think about reasons or things I am grateful about.

Well today I felt so grateful for my aloe vera plants because I get to witness little small shoots of new plant life coming up from one of the pots I recently re potted with my husband’s help. He picked up a huge bag of potting soil from the store for me and helped me to put the plant in a much larger pot as this plant has grown so huge. And then within the two months time the shoots are there. And the funny thing is that I have not been feeding this plant with any special plant food or anything other direct sunlight and water. So this is so amazing to me because I don’t have a green thumb.

Anyway I read somewhere that aloe vera plants are supposed to help clean indoor air and about how it’s best to put them in bedrooms at night. So I am so happy and I smile every time I pass by my plants.

And this week I ordered a bunch of new books to read over the next few months and some are on CD so I could listen while in the shower or puttering around the house. The book I plan to crack open first will be “Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies” by Marc Aronson.

So anyway today is a great gift that I’m going to make it my business to try to enjoy every bit of my day and I wish you’ll all do the same.

Have a very joyous Monday all!

Musiq Soulchild

Better Man”

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