Gluten-free Ham and Corn Fritters Recipe

This gluten-free Ham and Corn Fritters recipe is a tasty way to use some of that leftover holiday ham we might find ourselves wondering what we’ll do with it.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cooked ham, diced
  • 1 cup pineapple (diced fresh, OR canned tidbits) drained
  • 1 cup cooked corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Whisk eggs in a large bowl.

Add all remaining ingredients except the olive oil. Mix well.

Form mixture into 10, 3-inch patties. Add a bit more flour if mixture does not hold together.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil to medium and cook fritters until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side.

Remove cooked fritters to a plate lined with paper towels to drain oil.

Enjoy!

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Pause for Poetry-In Bethlehem

In Bethlehem

Annie Johnson Flint

‘Twas night in little Bethlehem,
All calm and clear and mild,
And tenderly, with voice and touch,
A mother soothed her child;
“Sleep, little one, the day is done,
Why do you wake so long?”
“Oh, mother dear, I seem to hear
A wondrous angel song.”
“Not so, my son, my precious one,
‘Twas but the wind you heard,
Or drowsy call of dreaming bird,
Or osiers by the streamlet stirred
Beneath the hillside trees;
Some bleating lamb that’s gone astray,
Or traveler singing on his way
His weariness to ease.
Rest, little son, till night is done,
And gloomy darkness flees.”
Yet while she spoke the shepherds ran
In haste the road along,
To find the Mother and the Babe,
For they had heard the song.

“Rest, little son, the night’s begun,
Why do you toss and sigh?”
“A brighter star than others are,
O’er yon low roof hangs nigh.”
“Not so, my son, my darling one,
I see no gleaming star
That shines more bright than others are;
‘Tis but a lamp that burns afar,
Or glow-worm’s wandering spark;
Some shepherd’s watch-fire in the night,
Or traveler’s torch that blazes bright
To cheer him through the dark.
Sleep, little son, till night is done,
And upward springs the lark.”
Yet, while she spoke, three kings had come,
Three kings who rode from afar,
To lay their gifts at Jesus’ feet,
For they had seen the star.

And so today, beside our way,
The heavenly portents throng,
Yet some there be who never see
The Star, nor hear the Song.

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Pause for Poetry-Mary and Martha

Mary and Martha

Annie Johnson Flint

Martha was busy and hurried,
Serving the Friend divine,
Cleansing the cups and the platters,
Bringing the bread and the wine;
But Martha was careful and anxious
Fretted in thought and in word,
She had no time to be learning
While she was serving the Lord,
For Martha was “cumbered” with serving,
Martha was “troubled” with “things” –
Those that would pass with the using –
She was forgetting her wings.

But Mary was quiet and peaceful,
Learning to love and to live.
Mary was hearing His precepts,
Mary was letting Him give –
Give of the riches eternal,
Treasures of mind and of heart;
Learning the mind of the Master,
Choosing the better part.

Do we ever labor at serving
Till voices grow fretful and shrill,
Forgetting how to be loving,
Forgetting how to be still?
Do we strive for “things” in possession,
And toil for the perishing meat,
Neglecting the one thing needful –
Sitting at Jesus’ feet?

Service is good when He asks it,
Labor is right in its place,
But there is one thing better –
Looking up into His face;
There is so much He would tell us,
Truths that are precious and deep;
This is the place where He wants us,
These are the things we can keep.

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Gluten-free Apple Snickerdoodle Pie Recipe

If you like apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon, then this delicious gluten-free Apple Snickerdoodle Pie recipe may be just the thing. The recipe came from Rosevine Cottage.

  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 6 apples peeled and thinly sliced (the juicier the better)
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the sliced apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Toss to coat.

Cook for 5-8 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring often until the apples just become translucent. Set aside to cool while you make the topping.

Cookie dough:

  • 3/4 Cup Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Gluten-free Flour

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and granulated sugar in the bowl. Beat in egg and extract. Mix together baking soda, cinnamon, cream of tartar, and salt. Add to batter. Slowly mix in flour.

Pour apples into a 9×13” baking dish. Spoon tablespoons of the cookie dough mixture evenly over the apples in a single layer.

Topping:

  • 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over cookie dough.

Bake for about 24-26 minutes and serve. The dough can become dry, so check with a toothpick to test doneness.

Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if you like.

Enjoy!

I wish you well,

Sandy

We Are Aliens In This World

Although this post first appeared October 4, 2016, I felt it worth re-posting.Hope you agree.

Last month during our trip through the Southwest, Pilot and I went through Roswell, NM on our way to Carlsbad Caverns. Although our intent was to visit the International UFO Museum Research Center to see if the truth really is out there, a tornado threatened to send us sheltering beneath the Roswell Museum and Art Center where Pilot soaked in the history of the Robert Goddard exhibit, so we decided to get out of town. Fast.

It seemed everywhere I looked between Roswell and Carlsbad there were aliens.

And this got me thinking about those of us who belong to Jesus.

We are in this world, but not of it. We are aliens, if you will. Sojourners traveling through this world, waiting for the day Jesus takes us to our eternal home in heaven.

To quote Henry David Thoreau, we march to the beat of a different drum. At least we should. People should be able to look at what we do, what we say, where we go, how we treat people, and notice we are different.

We are to reflect Jesus, not the world.

The patriarch, Abraham, was called out of the land of Ur to travel to a place God would take him; Canaan, the land the Israelites called the Promised Land. Abraham was an alien in a foreign land. He was just a-passin’ through.

We are called to be different from the world around us. We are called to a higher standard. A standard set by God. Not a standard set by the culture that surrounds us. God has chosen us to be holy and pure. We belong to him, as such, we are his ambassadors to people who do not yet know him.

This world is not our home. We are aliens. And that’s a good thing, don’t you think?

The truth is out there, and it isn’t found in a science fiction tv show. It’s found in the Words of Truth recorded in God’s Holy Bible.

Have you visited the International UFO Museum Research Center?

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But you are not like that, for you have been chosen by God himself—you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God’s very own—all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.Dear brothers, you are only visitors here. Since your real home is in heaven, I beg you to keep away from the evil pleasures of this world; they are not for you, for they fight against your very souls. 1 Peter 2:9 & 11 (TLB)

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Pause for Poetry – I Laid it Down in Silence

I Laid it Down in Silence

Frances Ridley Havergal

Selected from Streams in the Desert

I laid it down in silence,

This work of mine,

And took what had been sent me–

A resting time.

The Master’s voice had called me

To rest apart;

“Apart with Jesus only,”

Echoed my heart.

I took the rest and stillness

From His own hand,

And felt this present illness

Was what He planned.

How often we choose labor,

When He says “Rest”–

Our ways are blind and crooked;

His way is best.

Work He Himself has given,

He will complete.

There may be other errands

For tired feet;

There may be other duties

For tired hands,

The present, is obedience

To His commands.

There is a blessed resting

In lying still,

In letting His hand mold us,

Just as He will.

His work must be completed.

His lesson set;

He is the Master Workman:

Do not forget!

It is not only “working.”

We must be trained;

And Jesus “learned” obedience,

Through suffering gained.

For us, His yoke is easy,

His burden light.

His discipline most needful,

And all is right.

We are to be His servants;

We never choose

If this tool or if that one

Our hands will use.

In working or in waiting

May we fulfill

Not ours at all, but only

The Master’s will!

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Pause for Poetry – Child of My Love, Lean Hard

Child of My Love, Lean Hard

Jeremiah Eames Rankin

Francis Murphy’s Gospel Temperance Hymnal‎ page 57

Child of My love, lean hard,

And let Me feel the pressure of your care;

I know your burden, child. I shaped it;

Balanced it in Mine Own hand; made no proportion

In its weight to your unaided strength,

For even as I laid it on, I said,

“I will be near, and while she leans on Me,

This burden will be Mine, not hers;

So will I keep My child within the circling arms

Of My Own love.” Here lay it down, not fear

To impose it on a shoulder that upholds

The government of worlds. Yet closer come:

You are not near enough. I would embrace your care;

So I might feel My child reclining on My breast.

You love Me, I know. So then do not doubt;

But loving Me, lean hard.

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Gluten-free Crockpot Chicken Posole Recipe

This oh so good quick and easy Gluten-free Crockpot Chicken Posole Recipe can be doubled and frozen for later.

  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 14.5 oz can enchilada sauce
  • 1 15.5 can canned corn
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

Pour all ingredients into crockpot and mix.

Cook on high for 6 hours.

Serve with avocado and tortilla chips.

Enjoy!

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Pause for Poetry-But God

But God

Annie Johnson Flint

I know not, but God knows;
Oh, blessed rest from fear!
All my unfolding days
To Him are plain and clear.

Each anxious, puzzled “Why?”
From doubt or dread that grows,
Finds answer in this thought;
I know not, but He knows.

I cannot, but God can;
Oh, balm for all my care!
The burden that I drop
His hand will lift and bear,

Though eagle pinions tire —
I walk where once I ran —
This is my strength, to know
I cannot, but God can.

I see not, but God sees;
Oh, all-sufficient light!
My dark and hidden way
To Him is always bright.

My strained and peering eyes
May close in restful ease,
And I in peace may sleep;
I see not, but He sees.

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Gluten-free Cabbage Patch Stew Recipe

I adapted this yummy gluten-free Cabbage Patch Stew recipe from Blind Pig and the Acorn. Pilot made dumplings to go with it, but we decided it’s better without them.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 16 oz stewed tomatoes
  • 15 1/2 oz kidney, OR black beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder

Cook and stir ground beef in Dutch oven until brown. Drain

Add onions, cabbage, and celery. Cook and stir until vegetables are light brown.

Stir in tomatoes, beans (with liquid), water, salt, pepper, and chili powder.

Heat to boiling. Reduce heat.

Cook uncovered over low heat 10 minutes.

Cover and cook an additional 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

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