Presale for 'BE ONE' by Natalie Grant

Natalie Grant's Vision and Voice Soar on Nov. 13th 'Be One'

Exclusive LifeWay In-Store Presale Starts Mon., Sept. 28

Title Track Is Last Week's Highest Debuting Digital Single on the
Billboard Christian Digital Chart and Most Added Single at Christian Radio


Natalie Grant - 'Be One' (Curb Records)

In a way, Natalie Grant is every woman. She juggles the responsibilities as a mother of three with the demands of a full-time career, while still managing to find time for the pursuits that are important to her. Her priorities inform her empowering and uplifting music, which is centered on a simple message: sometimes, all it takes to change the world is a shift in personal perspective.

The chorus to the title track from her November 13th record 'Be One' (Curb Records), is the perfect summary to Natalie's positive approach to life: "Why sit around and wait for a miracle to come when you can be one?" This empowering perspective helped Grant overcome her battle with depression and lose 40 pounds over the course of the last 18 months -- unveiled as the August 17th cover of "First For Women" magazine -- and it's this perspective she wants to bring to others who are struggling in their own lives, helping them to overcome guilt and worry and be the people they're truly meant to be.

'Be One' is truly a family affair -- Grant co-wrote 7 of its 11 tracks, it was produced by her husband Bernie Herms (who is currently producing Barbra Streisand and Josh Groban), "Nothing But The Blood" features vocals from Grant's brother Steve, and "Ever Be" features vocals by Grant's daughters; twins, Grace and Bella (8) and Sadie (4).

Natalie will tour 'Be One' starting on Thurs., Dec. 3 and will continue to tour into the spring. She will simultaneously release a new book series for 'tween girls called "Glimmer Girls" through Zondervan Publishing in January 2016.

LifeWay Christian Stores offer includes a free 2 song CD including 'Be One' and the acoustic version of "Your Great Name" with pre-order of the new album. Offer good in stores or online at: lifeway.com/Product/be-one-cd

Follow Natalie Grant here:
Official Website: nataliegrant.com
Facebook: facebook.com/nataliegrantmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/nataliegrant
Instagram: instagram.com/nataliegrant

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Listen up all you DIY Folk! If you enjoy Halloween, decorating and winning money, then check out the Duck Tape Jack-O-Lantern Contest at #Stickortreat . You could win $1,000, $500 or even $250 for your entry. Visit #StickorTreat to learn more, right here!

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$5 Christmas FLASH SALE - Sept 25th to Sept 27th

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 Check out the $5 Christmas FLASH Sale! SALE Sept 25- 27th.

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Selected A+ Interactive Math SALE

"A+ Interactive Math" resources will be available for 30% off retail price.

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Author Answers Segment for 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics by Judith Finlayson

Author Answers Segment - Judith Finlayson 

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175 Essential Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson

Courtesy of Judith Finlayson, author of 175 Essential Slow Cooker Recipes © 2015 www.robertrose.ca Available where books are sold.

Author Answers Segment:

1. Describe your cookbook to us, what should readers expect?  
This is a slow cooker book that provides a wide range of recipes, from appetizers to desserts.  They are, in my opinion, recipes that taste delicious.  Deliciousness is my main objective in creating recipes.

2. What inspired you to become a writer and how has it changed your life?
Hard to say.  I’m told I always said I wanted to be writer…I read a lot as a little kid and loved being transported to other (more interesting) places via the written word.  I can’t really say it has changed my life since I more-or-less have always done it.  I started out as an editor in book publishing, then worked for magazines and newspapers before writing cookbooks.

3. What is the most exciting part of being a published author? 
I guess seeing the actual book…the finished product.  It is so much more polished and different from all that has gone before. Before it became a cookbook, it was simply words on a page. 

4. What were the biggest challenges you faced in writing this cookbook?  
As always, coming up with recipe ideas that I feel are innovative.

5. What are your favorite recipes from this cookbook?  
Since I’m now working on a book on Chile peppers, I guess I’d say the recipes that use chile peppers, such as Ribs in Tablecloth Stainer Sauce; Pork Roast with Chili-Orange Sauce; Southwestern Brisket. The Short Ribs with Orange Gremolata (even though they don’t have chilies) are pretty special, too.

6. What do your plans for future projects include? 
The fabulous book I mentioned above on Chile Peppers – it will be something a little different!

7. What are your hobbies? 
Traveling, eating in restaurants around the world, exploring food scenes everywhere I go. I love reading, I love fashion. I adore entertaining. 

8. Where can our readers connect with you socially?
Twitter: RobertRoseBooks https://twitter.com/RobertRoseBooks

Please take time to visit the 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics and read the review, here.

Who doesn't love cheesecake? We all do in our household. We hope you will consider baking a Marble Cheesecake for your family too!

This delicious recipe is Courtesy of 175 Essential Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson © 2015 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.

Marble cheesecake
Marble Cheesecake by Judith Finlayson

Marble Cheesecake
This is a rich and delicious cheesecake. The gingersnap crust and pumpkin-flavored base accented with chocolate is an irresistible combination.
Make ahead
This cake is best made a day ahead and allowed to chill in the refrigerator overnight.

Large (minimum 5 quart) oval slow cooker
    7-inch (17.5 cm) 6-cup (1.5 L) soufflé dish, lined with greased heavy-duty foil, or 7-inch (17.5 cm) well-greased springform pan
1 cup    gingersnap cookie crumbs    250 mL
3 tbsp    packed brown sugar    45 mL
12 tsp    ground ginger    2 mL
3 tbsp    melted butter    45 mL
2    packages (each 8 oz/250 g) cream cheese,     2
34 cup    granulated sugar    175 mL
3    eggs    3
1 tsp    vanilla    5 mL
14 tsp    each ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg    1 mL
12 cup    pumpkin purée (not pie filling)    125 mL
12 cup    whipping (35%) cream    125 mL
4 oz    semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted    125 g
    Chocolate curls
1.    Crust: In a bowl, mix together gingersnap crumbs, brown sugar and ginger. Add butter and mix to blend. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared dish. Place in freezer until ready to use.
2.    Cheesecake: In a food processor, combine cream cheese with sugar and process until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and process until combined. Add pumpkin and whipping cream and process until smooth. Pour mixture over crust. Pour chocolate over mixture, then, using a knife, swirl to marbleize. Cover dish tightly with foil and secure with string.
(If using a springform pan). Place dish in slow cooker stoneware and pour in enough boiling water to come
1 inch (2.5 cm) up the sides of dish. Cover and cook on High for
3 to 4 hours, until edges are set and center is slightly jiggly. Chill thoroughly before serving. Garnish with chocolate swirls.

    To melt chocolate: Grate the chocolate first by pulsing it in a food processor. Then melt in a double boiler over hot, not boiling, water, stirring constantly. This ensures that the chocolate doesn’t “seize” and become grainy.

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Janet  Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of 175 175 Essential Slow Cooker Recipes © 2015 www.robertrose.ca.

Garden Fresh Pimento - Tasty Pimiento Cheese Spread

 Garden Fresh Pimento

Garden Fresh Pimento(Pimiento) by Janet Coffield 2015

You say Pimiento and I say Pimento because I'm from the southern state of  Georgia. No matter! What's great is these tasty heart-shaped peppers are packed full of nutritional goodness and great for making many yummy recipes. There is Vitamins A, Vitamins C, Vitamins K and Vitamin B-9/Folate.

I checked out many recipes before making my very first Pimento Cheese Spread that used fresh Pimentos from my own garden. My family and I enjoy the smooth creamy textured pepper spread. And, I found there are many other recipes create using fresh Pimento Peppers. Have you tried adding Pimento Peppers to biscuits or cornbread? I have not but I am tempted. We know that these tasty peppers are great in salads too.

I just found a simple recipe in the Chrazy for Breakfast Sandwiches by Jessica Harlan which is published through Ulysses Press. It takes just four ingredients: sharp cheddar cheese, diced pimientos, mayonnaise and a dash of hot sauce.

Pimiento Cheese Spread - Janet Coffield

Here are a couple of interesting recipes for making Pimento Cheese spreads:

If you have a questions about Pimientos, just ask or search online. I did. :)

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175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics by Judith Finlayson

175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics by Judith Finlayson

175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics by Judith Finlayson

Bestselling author, Judith Finlayson loves food and cooking. She has sold more than 750,000 slow cooker books and nearly 1 million cookbooks. In her latest, 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics it features a wide variety of every day favorites to challenging recipes for various occasions.

As you know, before slow cookers were popularized it was often time consuming and fretful to wait around the kitchen all day to make a simple pot of beans. Let Finlayson show you more exciting ways to monopolize your easy-to-use slow cooker with interesting and delicious recipes that have been taste tested prior to publication for your enjoyment. The recipes have easy-to-follow instructions and includes serving suggestions, tips and variations. Enjoy the full colored-photographs featuring many mouth-watering dishes.

I am not a Vegan but there is a chapter that share many meatless wonders like Sweet Potato Lasagna, Rigatoni and Cheese,  Lentil Shepherd's Pie and Lentil Sloppy Joes. Savory and mouth-watering soups, stews, chilies, grains and even desserts are at your finger tips.

Included in this cookbook, you will find information about slow cooker basics, time management & convenience, tips and techniques for using your slow cooker and food safety.

Recently, I gathered the ingredients to prepare Classic Chicken Stew recipe that is featured for your enjoyment. My children and I enjoyed this recipe and want to share it courtesy of Judith Finlayson and publisher Robert Rose.  I hope to share many of the 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics with my family in the near future.

Robert Rose
Classic Chicken Stew

Classic Chicken Stew
I have a real soft spot for this creamy stew, which reminds me of chicken pot pie without the crust. I obtain a similar effect by serving it over crostini placed in the bottom of a soup plate. Add a tossed green salad for a complete and delicious meal.
Make ahead
This dish can be partially prepared before it is cooked. Complete Steps 1 and 2. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, continue with the recipe.

Works best in a large (minimum 5 quart) slow cooker
1    potato, peeled and diced (see Tips, below)    1
1 tbsp    vegetable oil    15 mL
2    onions, finely chopped    2
4    stalks celery, diced    4
2    carrots, peeled and diced    2
12 tsp    dried thyme leaves or 3 whole sprigs     2 mL
    of fresh thyme
1    bay leaf    1
14 cup    all-purpose flour    50 mL
112 cups    chicken stock    375 mL
12 cup    dry white wine or chicken stock    125 mL
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 lbs    skinless, bone-in chicken thighs     1.5 kg
    (about 12 thighs)
1 cup    green peas, thawed if frozen    250 mL
12 cup    cream, optional (see Tips, below)    125 mL
1.    In a saucepan, combine potato and cold water to cover. Bring
to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and set aside.
2.    In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add onions, celery and carrots and cook, stirring, until carrots are softened, about 7 minutes. Add thyme, bay leaf and flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add stock and white wine and cook, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, about 4 minutes. Drain reserved potato and add to mixture. Season to taste with salt
and pepper.
3.    Arrange chicken over bottom of slow cooker stoneware and cover with vegetable mixture. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours or on High for 3 hours, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork. Add peas and cream, if using, and stir well. Cover and cook on High for 20 minutes, until peas are tender and mixture is hot and bubbly.

    Because the chicken only cooks for 6 hours on Low the potatoes will be a bit firm unless they are blanched prior to adding to the stew.
    Any kind of cream from half-and-half (10%) to the richest whipping (35%) cream works well in this recipe.

Courtesy of 175 Essential Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson © 2015 www.robertrose.ca 
Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.

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Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics by Judith Finlayson through Robert Rose Inc.