Great White Chili

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Sun 22 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

One of my favorites.


  • 3 - 16 oz cans Great Northern Beans Do not drain
  • 4 cups Chicken breast Cubed
  • 1 T Oil
  • 2 Onions Chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 2 - 4 oz cans Mild green chilies Chopped
  • 2 t Ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 t Dried oregano Crumbled
  • 1/4 …

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Healthy Shrimp Gumbo

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Fri 25 June 2010. Tags: recipes,

This is a "healthy" gumbo recipe. The main thing it does is leave out the roux. But, with all the other southern goodness, it is still mighty tasty. Keep with the healthy theme by serving over whole grain brown rice.


  • 2 lbs shrimp
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 …

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The Place of Transformation

Written by shakiestnerd in Faith on Fri 18 June 2010. Tags: faith,

Luke 9:28-36 Prayer doesn't need to be boring! Jesus and his disciples went up into mountain to pray and the usual was happening, the disciples fell asleep and Jesus prayed. This night was different however, as Jesus had other company join him. Moses and Elijah dropped by to discuss …

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'South Carolina: A History'

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Tue 15 June 2010. Tags: review, reading,

South Carolina history book cover image

I just finished listening to South Carolina: A History by Walter Edgar. In a way, historical books, such as this, are boring and fascinating simultaneously.  The book goes in to great detail on the early history of the Palmetto State and the efforts to carve out a settlement in the …

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Our Faith

Written by shakiestnerd in Faith on Fri 21 May 2010. Tags: faith,

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Hebrews 11:1-2

Faith in God is a way of life for Christians and grants them substance for overcoming obstacles of life. The eleventh chapter of …

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Take Heed To Yourself

Written by shakiestnerd in Faith on Wed 12 May 2010. Tags: faith,

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. Hebrews 2:1


What God has given through his word is important. Every word was given as a help to prepare us for eternity. Therefore …

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Stuffed Green Peppers

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Thu 15 April 2010. Tags: recipes,

This is an old recipe. Mom has been making these for as long I can remember. It's your basic bell pepper stuffed with a beef and rice mixture. Using some of the other colored peppers available these days is a great way to make a colorful dish.Ingredients:


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