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November 30, 2009

LO's and More LO's!

Hi everyone!

Well Here I am creating more LO's I guess I don't have anything else to do! Not!!! I do have, I was suppose to read some Law regarding the new Legislation for the Massachusetts Privacy Law..but I following as sleep!! and tomorrow I have a meeting to talk about this!! OMG I'm such of big trouble! I guess I need to get very early into the office and review this stuff!!

Any this below photo is Camilla my dear Niece daughter! I took this picture couple of weeks ago when I was down in the Island! So I took the and started playing with will I got the LO you below the photo!





Credits:
JoycePaul kits : Bring me Joy, Autumn Bliss, Girly-Xmas

Worship..What do that Mean?

Today on my way to work I was reflecting on all the great blessings the Lord has gave me over this year and the nice time we expend with Cesar, Nancy and Kevin (MY brother-In-Law). .the blessing to have a family and to be able to shared one common love..the Love of Jesus. Sunday morning they join us during the morning worship service, but before that we had a Friday practice and something that Nancy mentioned just got stock on my head. But, it was not until today when I was reading my bible when it did come tougher to me. For many Sunday mornings I being worried about the clothes and how do I will look when I'm singing to the church, I was totally centered on me ,and not on what I was "Made for".

That Friday Nancy mentioned that sometimes people on worship team trying to stand out from the others..due to a better voice, better looks or just because they were looking for attention, but in her case, when she standup to sing ,she is just thinking about her praises to the Lord on high.! Hummmm, immediately I saw myself there, always looking for the perfect outfit to wear instead of learning and practicing the songs to worship the Love of my Live..My Dear Lord, Jesus! And today when I was reading the bible Imagine what came out "What did you Give God Today" the bibles call us to
!Give to the Lord the Glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come to worship him! Psalm 96:8

Two simple things to give him the glory in all things and Praise Him day and night. So What I learned over this weekend? well that is not about the fashion, the people singing voice, the Songs or the people at church. Is about your intimate time before the Lord doing what you were made for "Made To WORSHIP" So bother is your singing is off or if you don’t have the best outfit or about anything else, is just a private time between you and Abba father..

Hope this help you understand our purpose here on earth as it did to me..
Love Ya


Jackie

November 29, 2009

Some LO's to keep my self Entertained!


This is LO for my niece Gabi she is a great girl! full of questions! of course she is...she is a Teenager! right?

LO made with joycepaul curiosity kit available at catscrap

Here a Before and After LO's I did for the Artisan Magazine (Oct Edition) with the help of Debbie Cozy We transformed this LO from this



To this Beautiful LO

November 25, 2009

And Here is..When the Pilgrims meet the Tainos...Pumpkin Flan


As Promise here is a new creation..every year for thanksgiving I make Puerto Rican Flan and American Pumpkin pie...So this year I decided to to mix these two favorites and make one PumpFlan...So, will see how this goes...Here is the Recipe but I will not know how it taste until tomorrow! but for now here is! Hope Is as delicious as it look!

Ingredients
FOR THE CARAMEL SAUCE:
1 cup Sugar
¼ teaspoons Lemon Or Lime Juice
2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
⅓ cups Water
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FOR THE FLAN:
1 can (12 Fl Oz) Evaporated Milk, Or Half Milk And Half Cream
1 can (14 Oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
⅓ cups Pumpkin Puree, Or More To Taste
1 dash(es) Cinnamon, Or More To Taste (optional)
1 dash(es) Ground Cloves, Or More To Taste (optional)
½ teaspoons Ground Ginger Or Grated Fresh Ginger, To Taste (optional)
1 dash(es) Allspice (optional)
3 whole Eggs
2 whole Egg Yolks
Preparation Instructions

FOR THE CARAMEL:

Have six individual-sized 1-cup ramekins, or 8 smaller ones, ready. You won’t have time to get them out once the caramel is done.
Put the caramel ingredients in a cool sauce pan. Put the pan over medium-high heat and let it start heating up. DO NOT STIR. Let everything dissolve together and begin to simmer. If sugar crystals form on the sides of the pan, brush the sides with a pastry brush dipped in a little water.
While sauce is heating up, occasionally pick it up and gently swirl it around to lightly mix it. In about 8 to 10 minutes, it will start turning color. Once it has a dark, rich amber color, take it off heat. Working quickly and carefully, pour enough caramel to thoroughly coat the bottom of each ramekin. Evenly divide the caramel among the ramekins. Set aside to cool and harden.
Meanwhile, remove all oven racks except for the lowest one. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put a kettle of water on the stovetop to boil, and line a roasting pan large enough to hold your ramekins. (Line it with either with a kitchen towel or a silicone mat.)

FOR THE FLAN:

Into a blender, pour a bit of the evaporated milk, all of the condensed milk, the pumpkin, spices, and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Let sit.
In a medium-sized bowl, crack 3 eggs and add 2 more egg yolks. Gently whisk to break down eggs completely, being careful not to create air bubbles. Mix in the rest of the evaporated milk. Skim off any remaining bubbles from the blender mixture and add that in.
Now that everything is in one bowl, pour the flan mixture through a strainer or sieve and into a separate, empty bowl. Again, be careful when pouring to avoid creating bubbles. Repeat, this time straining back into the original bowl. Continue straining the liquid 3 or 4 times to get it smooth.
Carefully pour the mixture into the ramekins (make sure caramel has hardened), about 1/2 to 2/3 full. Place the roasting pan in the preheated oven and position ramekins inside the pan. Cover each ramekin tightly with foil, then pour hot water into the pan to about halfway up the height of the ramekins. Cook flan in the water bath for about 35 minutes, or until only slightly jiggly.
Cool ramekins on a cooling rack, then transfer to the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to cool completely. This will keep in the ramekins, refrigerated, for up to 2 days.
To serve, run a thin knife around the edges and invert the ramekin onto a serving dish. Make sure the dish has room to hold the caramel.

November 24, 2009

The Holidays Preparations!


The Holidays preparations is that season of the year that I wait with more excitement! the house decorations, the planning of the perfect thanksgiving meal, and all the familly and good friends to share a good time, good food and some Puerto rican style Parranda music ..Is just the way to begin a perfect season! So this LO is about all those things that I love and enjoy doing before the big day of Thanksgiving arrives and the rest of the season!

November 23, 2009

Pie de Calabaza w/Video (Pumpkin Pie)




Okay Here is ....Mi Hernama me ha estado pidiendo esta receta para mi Mami! Asi que aqui te dejo con todo y un video para que te que bien chevere!! I'm, looking foward to taste it during my Christmas Vacacation! Enjoy Mom

Pumpkin Pie (Pie de Calabaza)
Ingredientes
• Cubierta de pastel (pie) 9"
• 2/3 de taza de azúcar
• 1/2 cucharadita de canela
• 1/2 cucharadita de jengibre
• 1/2 cucharadita de nuez moscada
• Una pizca de clavo en polvo
• 1 ½ tazas de calabaza enlatada
• 1 cucharadita de vainilla
• 1 ½ tazas de leche evaporada
• 1/2 cucharadita de ralladura de naranja
• 3 claras de huevo ligeramente batidas
• 1/4 de taza de Brandy
• Enviar ingredientes a mi móvil

Preparación
Pincha la cubierta de pie con un tenedor para que no se reboce la mezcla.

Bate las claras hasta que se vean blancas. Utilizando una mezcladora une todos los ingredientes restantes.

Une las claras y los otros ingredientes. Voltea sobre la cubierta de pie y hornea a 350 grados en el entrepaño del medio de 40 a 45 minutos hasta que esté firme.

November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving Family Feast

Hello Everyone!!

Sorry I haven't being very active these last two weeks! I was on Vacations (ohhh yea) and then... crazy at work with Data Privacy training for the New Massachusetts Law and then an Audit at the office with Corporate Security!! So quite busy! But I'm back and ready to continue our journey!!

Well these last few days I have received many request to post some of my most common recipes for Thanksgiving! So I will try to work on that!! Now for those US readers of my Blog...if you want to try these recipes it might be a good twits to your Thanksgivings day! Maybe you could try one or two recipes ..just to try!!

Okay lets start we something to Drink! I always try to do something sparkling and fresh and within the theme! So what about

Cranberry Festive Sparkler

Ingredients:

8 ounces of Cranberry Juice Drink, (any flavor will be find too), chilled
2 ounces sparkling water
Lime wedge, garnish

Directions:

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add cranberry juice drink. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Makes 1 serving.

Apple Cider Punch Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients
4 qt Apple Cider
3 sticks Cinnamon
6 oz (frozen) Orange Juice
6 whole Allspice
6 whole Clove
6 oz (frozen) Lemonade
1 cup (Packed) Brown Sugar
1 tsp (ground) Nutmeg

Directions
If you use the whole all spice and cloves, tie them in cheesecloth. Heat the mixture. Stir occasionally. If you want an alcoholic drink, rum would be nice.

Pomegranate-Apple Cocktails

This versatile drink has several variations — serve it hot or cold, with or without alcohol.

INGREDIENTS
3 cup(s) pomegranate juice
1 1/2 cup(s) apple cider
1/4 cup(s) sugar
1/2 teaspoon(s) allspice berries
4 stick(s) (3 inches each) cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon(s) whole black peppercorns
1 orange, sliced into rounds
16 kumquats, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
1/2 cup(s) apple brandy (optional)

DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients except half of the kumquats and the brandy in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in brandy, if desired. For hot pomegranate-apple cider, reheat the spiced pomegranate mixture and divide among four mugs. Add remaining kumquat slices. Serve hot. For pomegranate-champagne cocktails, divide 1/2 cup of the cooled spiced pomegranate mixture between four champagne flutes. Add 4 ounces of chilled champagne to each glass and serve immediately.

November 04, 2009

So Thankful!




Every Single day I Thanks the Lord for My Beautiful Familly !

November 02, 2009

There is nothing like love!


50 years of love doesn't come that easy ..Right!! well if they did it I think we have hope!! I will be 10 year married to the most wonderful man in whole world!

November 01, 2009

My Baby



Just want to introduce you to my my Baby....Luis, he is lovely Teenager (16y) whoia 6'2" height and in order to kis him I need to go two steps up the stairs to at lease get close to his face!! LOL

He very gentle and funny, he love Drums and singing..(and is actually pretty pretty good at it!) the other day he asked to take some pictures of him for his FB account!! and from those I choose this one! so you could me another member os Torres' family!

Credits: Details kits from LauriesScrap

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