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Pan Cooked Brussels Sprouts

I had one job for Thanksgiving. Make the Brussels Sprouts, so here is the recipe I used.

  • 1 Lb Brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • Garlic
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • water/apple juice – optional
  • 1 tp kosher salt
  • pepper to taste
  • Lemon Zest and Juice or splash vinegar

Heat a large skillet over medium heat; add garlic, sprouts in hot skillet until bright green and beginning to brown on edges, about 5 minutes. Salt and pepper. I added water and Apple Juice mixture to help cooking. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Add lemon zest and lemon juice at end. If you don’t have lemon. splash some vinegar at end. Serve and enjoy. You can double recipe, if you like, I did.

Easy Peasy.

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Cue Cards for Men: A Man’s Guide to Love and Life by Christina Steinorth-Powell

Each day, there are fewer, and fewer places men can go to seek advice without being judged or demeaned.  Men are afraid to talk to women because they’re fearful their words may be held against them at some point, and at the same time, men are reluctant to talk to other men for fear of looking socially inept or in some manner less-than. So where is a guy supposed to turn to if he needs advice today? Through a series of  “Cue Cards” in the book, men can get practical, effective and confidential guidance and advice for all phases of their love relationships and their eventual relationships with their children. There’s even a chapter for divorce in case there’s a need to navigate this emotional roller coaster which includes tips to pick up the pieces after all is said and done. One of the most appealing aspects of Cue Cards for Men, is that it will teach men how to improve each love relationship in their lives with every day small interactions that do not overwhelm in size of scope. In short, change becomes easy and not overwhelming.

Every man who reads this book will benefit from it pure and simple. It is the perfect gift for young men who are in need of uncomplicated, non-judgmental and practical guide to improve their love relationships and their lives in general.

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Thankful: A Fill-in-the-Blank Keepsake by You

Celebrate your favorite people during the holidays with this quirky fill-in-the-blank book.

THANKFUL: A Fill-in-the-Blank Keepsake By You! • Illustrated by Salli Swindells a reflective, fun fill-in-the-blank book for you and the wonderful people in your life! It joins Gibbs Smith’s new series, with each book featuring more than 95 fill-in-the-blanks to make your story unique. Perfect for the holidays, these joyful, silly, and thoughtful prompts bring back the memories that make your relationship such a gift. Reminisce in the cheeriest season of the year with prompts like these: “Even the small things are important! For example, __________”; “If I could wear a T-shirt to dinner that says ‘__________” I would, just so people stop asking me every year!”; and “Maybe, just maybe, if we all try really really hard . . . we can eat that last bite of __________”!

Thankful is perfect for the holidays. These joyful, silly, and thoughtful prompts bring back the memories that make your relationship such a gift. I plan to give a copy to my Mom since the tablecloth we draw on every year at Thanksgiving is getting a little too full.

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Happy Thanksgiving From Our Home To Yours

Thanksgiving 2021, time to give thanks and give to others. A time to block out life’s noise that mute our heart, and soul.

Let’s make this Thanksgiving a time to STOP, LOOK, and really OPEN our eyes to what has been given. Give those special people in your life a hug, a kiss, a smile, a wink, a note, the simple things that will say, ” I’m giving thanks for you today,” and with Christ’s blessings we celebrate.

Today, celebrate with a joyful, happy, humble, loving heart, not just to those who are kind to you – that’s easy – include those who are annoying little turkeys and let us not forget that everyday is a blessing.

Give thanks and keep giving this


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Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy by Frank Schaeffer

As we move toward a post-pandemic world, there’s no better time than right now to rebalance our work and family lives in favor of love and living. Bestselling author Frank Schaeffer hopes to help readers do just that with his latest book, Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy. 

This captivating read is a thought-provoking mix of compelling scientific and social research reinforced with poignant moments from Schaeffer’s life with his grandchildren. In the book, Schaeffer offers a plan for making life fairer—for everyone—including a legislative agenda for making these changes happen. 


Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction books, including Crazy for God and Keeping Faith: A Father Son Story about Love and the United States Marine Corps.

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