Monday, April 15, 2019

April WBBT

Here is my contribution for April.

It is Finished. Scripture is:

 John 19:30 New International Version (NIV)

30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

 Revelation 21:6 New International Version (NIV)

6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Because... It's Homemade!

Hello everyone!

I was sitting at home a few nights ago and was craving taco salad. I had all the ingredients except the usual taco seasoning that I use. So, I ended up Googling for a homemade recipe version. This is what I found...

Taco Seasoning Mix


    1 tbsp Chili Powder
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp paprika
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 tsp onion powder
    1/4 tsp dried oregano
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    pinch of red pepper flakes


    Combine all the spices in a bowl and keep in an airtight container in a cool dry place until ready to use.

To Make Taco Meat:

    Brown 1 pound ground beef with 1/2 of a white onion, diced until crumbled and no longer pink. Drain any fat and return skillet to stove top. Add in 2 1/2 tbsp of seasoning mix (one recipe) along with 1/4 cup of water. Stir until combined and water has reduced. 

 Homemade Ketchup with Honey

  1. 12 oz. tomato paste*
  2. 1/2 c. honey.
  3. 1 c. vinegar.
  4. 1/2 c. water (or more, for a thinner consistency)
  5. 2 tsp. salt.
  6. 1/2 tsp. onion powder.
  7. 1/4 tsp. garlic powder.
Homemade sloppy joes recipe link ... 



  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed chicken gumbo soup
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large heavy skillet, cook ground beef until evenly brown; drain well.
  2. In a slow cooker, combine onion, bell pepper, celery, condensed gumbo soup, tomato paste and brown sugar. Stir in lemon juice, mustard, ketchup, barbeque sauce and vinegar. season with Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, parsley, black pepper and salt. Stir in browned beef.
  3. Cover, and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Skim off excess fat.
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Links fixed. Sorry about that!