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doTERRA Essential Oils

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There’s SOOO much information on these oils, I’ll be adding much to this post & reblogging it often ;)

Love Wild Orange essential oil at #doTERRA.
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Example-

Cardamom is commonly used to help reduce indigestion and nausea, and to soothe stomach discomfort and promote digestion. #doterra

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Maybe it’s inappropriate… but at 59 years old…I’m a little bit proud of my health :-)
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Grandma!
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Slim & Sassy

Well? ;) it’s just me ~
…I’m authentic. No fake models ♡

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Love lemon :D

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Interested…in essential oils? Message me ♥
dawnspitfire@gmail.com

Seriously…. melaleuca ( #TeaTreeOil) and lavender #essentialoils is working on ear infection! For real!
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Oh,, btw, #lemonoil for easy body cleanse; just some drops in your water ;-)

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Rustic Apple Pies

dawnspitfire:

LOVE ♡
Childhood memories ;-)
My mother always made these and i like this better than regular pie ♥
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:-) or try this easy way…using Pillsbury pie crust :D
Apple “Tart(rustic style apple pie)

http://www.alamodeus.net/2012/07/on-menu-rustic-apple-tart.html?m=1

Originally posted on Stef's Gastronomy:

These individual apple pies are rustic because they don’t require a pie dish and once you roll out each dough and simply fill with whatever apples you like, folding them like an envelope is a sign that you’re already done. My favorite part about this method is that the more imperfect it looks, the more rustic and fun. They’re absolutely beautiful and make a great presentation for entertaining. Plus, since they’re individual serving sizes, it saves you the effort of cutting and serving.

  1. Preheat oven at 425 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except for egg
  2. Roll out 4 pie doughs for 4 pies on a floured surface
  3. Divide apple mixture in…

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Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

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Types of Salt: Himalayan vs Kosher vs Regular vs Sea Salt
– by Kris Gunnars
Good link ;)
Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

Himalayan salt is harvested from a large salt mine in Pakistan. It has a pink color due to the presence of iron oxide. It also contains trace amounts of calcium, potassium and magnesium.

#Healthier… #justsayin ;-)

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Pakistan -

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inside the Himalayan Salt Mine.
It is a beautiful mosque that has been built inside the Khewra Salt Mines in Pakistan, known as the world second largest salt mines. The mosque is made up of Salt Rocks.

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Rock salt makes for some beautiful texture on the walls and ceiling.

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It is said that these rooms were mined during Mughal times

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Reflection in salty water at Khewra Salt Mines

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Crystal Valley, a tunnel with crystals in the wall and roof, illuminated by colorful lights

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Artistic work with rock salt

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Copy of Minaar-e-Pakistan made of rock salt

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Walls made of rock salt


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The Lord’s Prayer

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The Lord’s Prayer is a prayer the Lord Jesus taught His disciples in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4. Matthew 6:9-13 says, “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’“ Many people misunderstand the Lord’s Prayer to be a prayer we are supposed to recite word for word. Some people treat the Lord’s Prayer as a magic formula, as if the words themselves have some specific power or influence with God.The Bible teaches the opposite. God is far more interested in our hearts when we pray than He is in our words. “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words” (Matthew 6:6-7). In prayer, we are to pour out our hearts to God (Philippians 4:6-7), not simply recite memorized words to God.The Lord’s Prayer should be understood as an example, a pattern, of how to pray. It gives us the “ingredients” that should go into prayer. Here is how it breaks down. “Our Father in heaven” is teaching us whom to address our prayers to—the Father. “Hallowed be your name” is telling us to worship God, and to praise Him for who He is. The phrase “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” is a reminder to us that we are to pray for God’s plan in our lives and the world, not our own plan. We are to pray for God’s will to be done, not for our desires. We are encouraged to ask God for the things we need in “give us today our daily bread.” “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” reminds us to confess our sins to God and to turn from them, and also to forgive others as God has forgiven us. The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” is a plea for help in achieving victory over sin and a request for protection from the attacks of the devil.So, again, the Lord’s Prayer is not a prayer we are to memorize and recite back to God. It is only an example of how we should be praying. Is there anything wrong with memorizing the Lord’s Prayer? Of course not! Is there anything wrong with praying the Lord’s Prayer back to God? Not if your heart is in it and you truly mean the words you say. Remember, in prayer, God is far more interested in our communicating with Him and speaking from our hearts than He is in the specific words we use.Philippians 4:6-7declares, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

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Oatmeal Date Bars

dawnspitfire:

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Repeat…often :D
Obviously I love these ♥
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Before starting the date filling, you have to soften the dates in water, and then puree them in the food-mixer until nice and smooth. Then just make the oatmeal crust which, once more, is easily done in the food-mixer. Then layer the ingredients.
First, 2/3 of the oatmeal mixture is pressed on the bottom of pan. Then the date puree is spread over the crust. Last, the rest of the oatmeal mixture is crumbled over the dates.
Bake until golden brown.
OATMEAL DATE BARS
1 1/2 c. oatmeal
1 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. butter, melted
Mix and spread 2/3 of mixture in a 9×13 inch pan. Pat down.

1/2 c. sugar
1 c. water
1 c. dates
Spread over oatmeal mixture. Spread remaining oatmeal mixture over dates. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 45 minutes. Cut while warm.

Some times with some people, pictures are helpful. At the least…convincing :D

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I didn’t get pitted this time, but it was easy.

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Mixed the date mixture, emptied into bowl, cleaned out food processor & did the oatmeal mixture.

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While growing up these Date Bars were a regular part of my mother’s baking. How I treasured these squares. Oatmeal crispy mixture with puréed dates in between. One way or another over the years I fail to remember them, recalling them merely when I saw a recipe. Oh how delicious for “Breakfast Lunch Tea”. I instantly got down to finding a good recipe, with the taste and consistency I remember; sweet though in some way earthy tasting. These are magnificent with a cup of tea or for dessert.
The chief element of these squares is the dates. Dates are the fruit of the palm tree that grow here in Arizona. They are sweet and are also an excellent source of protein, Vitamins A & B. Used for this recipe is dried pitted dates. You can generally find them in the produce section of your grocery store. Before starting the date filling…

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Peaches, Prosciutto & Burrata: Two Ways

dawnspitfire:

YUMM!
Perfect with Arizona’s local peach orchard (Schnef’s Farm) & right across the street at Queen Creek Olive Mill ♥
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Originally posted on Aprons & Stilettos:

Heirloom Tomato, Peach &  Fresh Mozzarella Crostini

As summertime comes to a close, there’s no better way to celebrate the end of the season than with fresh, California-grown peaches.

My inspiration for today’s recipe came from a post I shared last summer –  Heirloom Tomato, Peach and Mozzarella Crostini.  Those who know me, know I LOVE burrata and prosciutto….so naturally they made their way into today’s recipes. The delicate creaminess of the burrata and the smoky saltiness of the prosciutto are the perfect complement to the sweet, juicy peaches.

  • Spring greens mix
  • 4 ounces fresh burrata
  • 2 large peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 4 slices of prosciutto
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine spring greens, fresh burrata, peaches and prosciutto on a plate. For the dressing, slowly whisk the olive oil into the lemon juice and continue whisking until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle…

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Goulash

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Topped with parm, EVOO & fresh basil ;)
(And I have homemade/canned tomatoes :D in place of this recipe’s sauce & diced version)

And for measurements sake…
Check Bobby Deen’s recipe ;)
#PaulaDeen’s son ♥
I not only neglect measuring,  but I also work with what I have in the pantry. Easy to make it your own.

Bobby’s Goulash
Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
Ingredients

2 pounds lean ground beef
2 large yellow onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups water
2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
3 bay leaves
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon House Seasoning,
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked

Directions

In a Dutch oven, saute the ground beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Break up the meat while sauteing. Spoon off any grease. Add the onions and garlic to the pot and saute until they are tender, about 5 minutes. Add 3 cups water, along with the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, House Seasoning, and seasoned salt. Stir well. Place a lid on the pot and allow this to cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Add the elbow macaroni, stir well, return the lid to the pot, and simmer for about 30 minutes. Turn off the heat, remove the bay leaves, and allow the mixture to sit about 30 minutes more before serving.
Serve with garlic bread and a salad.

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Good EVOO
& I also used Saute Express by Landolakes just because i had it ;)
Adds more flavor :D

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Just some more pics :D

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I prefer roasted garlic but didn’t have it so…make it work :p

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