Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pumpkin Spice - Cookie Balls

These are insane!  One of my favorite cookie Balls I've tasted.  I totally just created this little bite of craziness and glad I followed through. These are simple and taste very pumpkin-like. So here goes! ...

What Ya Need:
10 Vanilla cookies (both sides without the cream)
4-5 Graham Crackers
1/2 Block Cream Cheese
1/8 Cup Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee Creamer
2 Tbsp EACH Powdered Sugar and Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4-1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
4 Blocks Vanilla Candy Coating
20 Walnuts (optional)

What Ya Do:
1) Soften the cream cheese with a short stay on the counter.
2) Remove filling from cookies and crush cookies with Graham Crackers until fine texture is reached.
3) Add your cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to crumbs and mix
4) Mix cream cheese for about 35 seconds or until soft.
5)Add the sugars to the cream cheese and mix well
6) Pour the coffee creamer into the cream cheese mixture and mix until smooth.
7)  Add your crumbs and stir with wooden spoon until incorporated.
8) Line a pan with wax paper and shape balls about 3/4 inch diameter. Place on the sheet.
9) Refrigerate 45 minutes to hour.
10 ) Melt four blocks of vanilla bark.
11) Dip the balls with a slotted spoon. Shake off excess and roll onto wax paper.
12) Place a walnut on top and make rows of the cookie balls.
13) Refrigerate until ready to be munched

* I hope you enjoy making and popping these treats.! These are perfect for a Thanksgiving midday snack... right between the two or three huge meals :)
Please feel free to leave comments or questions!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Almighty Author

Who's your favorite author? 
You know, the one that seems to speak through sentences, straight into your heart. 

I ran into a sentence yesterday, from the most accomplished Author of all time, and this is what he said...

"Is not my word like as a fire? said the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?"

Interesting inscription from an interesting Author. His word, like a fire.? Nothing stand against fire or competes against his incontestable truth! The fire of His inscriptions tests our humanity with tRuTh that burns away impurities. We cannot escape, without noticeable evidence of change when we get close to His fire.

His Word, is like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces.  If a rock we're human, it would boast of its absolution, foolishly declaring its grounds to stand, based on its strength and abilities. Are we so afraid that the hammer will break us to pieces and remind us of our lack, that we dare not to pick it up? 

Although we have a favorite few authors, this One takes the cake. The Almighty Author poured out more capable and intense utterings than we can withstand.

He poured His heart onto pages, through those who were quiet enough to hear and obedient to record. Then!!.., he made sure we could access them in His Book: proven, ultimate, unwavering, transforming and ABLE. Will we get close enough to allow the inscription of the Almighty Author to do as He promises it can?!

The one who "spoke" the earth into existence and "spoke" the raging sea to calm... Still speaks. 

Will we let Him sPeAk to us?

[ * Jeremiah 23:29 * Matthew 8:26 ]