Saturday, March 9, 2013

Indian Spiced Tomato Soup

We have snow in Denver today, so this Indian Spiced Tomato Soup a delicious cold weather dinner.  We really loved the flavor and the smell throughout my house was amazing.  I love Indian food, and this soup recipe did not let me down.  Give it a try for dinner tonight, it wont let you down.

Indian Spiced Tomato Soup


2 TB olive oil
2 tsp ground cardamom
2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 onion chopped
6 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups cream
2 TB fresh lime juice


Heat olive oil in a large deep pan for soups.  I used my 5 quart sauce pan over medium heat.

Add cardamom, cumin, and cayenne, and cook stirring until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Add onion and garlic and cook until onions are soft about 5 to 10 minutes.

Add tomatoes and salt bring to a boil and the cook for 1 hour on simmer.

Once cooked, turn to medium and add cream.  Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until soup it hot.

Next, turn off heat and add lime juice.

You are done.  Goes great with Naan bread.

Serves 4.

I hope you like this Indian Spiced Tomato Soup as much as we did.  I was really delicious.  I always love hearing from you.


learn how to make bread to go with this soup from Craftsy

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Friday, March 8, 2013

New Coupons for this Weekend.

Take a look at these new printable coupons for great savings for this weekend.  I love being able to offer these savings to you.

Also check out my new page called New Coupons. It has great coupons and they are constantly updated.  It is a searchable page so you can find whatever coupons are available to use for your shopping at that point in time.  I am so happy to try to help in these tough economic time.

Have a great day and happy printing.


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Green Dublin Apple Cocktail

Since I am trying to get in the swing for St. Patrick"s day, I made these Green Dublin Apple Cocktails.  They were really delicious, which is great, since I don't normally drink whiskey.  I found this recipe for a Green Dublin Apple Cocktail at Cocktails.  The recipe called for white cranberry juice, but since I didn't have any I substituted apple juice and it was good.  Of course I always change recipes up a little bit, par for the course in my house.

Green Dublin Apple Cocktail

1 1/2 oz Irish Whiskey
2 oz sour apple schnapps
4 oz apple juice


Mix all ingredients together and serve over ice.


I hope you like this one also.  I always love hearing from you.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Chocolate Bailey's Cupcakes Push-ups

Charly and I made these really cute Chocolate Bailey's Cupcakes Push-ups and they were delicious.  Charly came up with the idea when we were brainstorming our posts for the next month.  We did run into a problem with our white butter cream frosting (it was homemade and horrible too sweet), so we ended up buying a green whipped icing from our local grocery store's bakery (King Soopers)  We will work on a good frosting recipe another day.

This is another easy, semi homemade recipe, and I think all of you are going to love it.

Chocolate Bailey's Cupcakes Push-ups


1 box devils food cake mix
1 cup Bailey's Irish Cream or Bailey's Irish Cream Original Coffee Creamer
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs

Large Pastry Bag of Green Whipped Icing  ( 3 to 4 cups) ( we used store bought frosting from the bakery at our local grocery store.  King Soopers.)
12 Wilton Push-up containers (I found these at Michaels)
Decorations (we added little beer mug decorations)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 2 count mini muffin pan with non stick cooking spray.

Mix cake mix, Bailey's Irish Cream, oil, and eggs on low for two minutes and then beat on medium until smooth.

We used a small cookie scooper and filled the muffin cups about 2/3's full. 

Put in oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.  Toothpick will come out clean.

This made 2 full trays and 8 in the last tray.

Remove the muffins from the pan and let totally cool before cutting and frosting.

Set up your Push-up containers in lids in order to start filling them.

Next you will need to cut your cupcake tops off.  You need just the bottom part of the cupcakes, because it need to be flat for the Push-up container and the frosting.

Start by putting 1 muffin in the bottom of each of the 12 Push-ups.

Next pipe frosting on top of the cupcake.

You will need to repeat the cupcake and frosting layers two more times ending with frosting on the top.  Pipe the frosting decoratively on the last layer.  

Next, put whatever little decorations on top that you want to use.

Makes 12 servings.

I think these little Chocolate Bailey's Cupcake Push-ups came out so cute.  Charly really did a great job.  We always love hearing from you.

Debi and Charly

Learn how to make Chocolate Cakes at Craftsy.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

$500 Whole Foods Gift Card Giveaway

I have a very another very special contest
for you today.

Enter to win the Great Big $500 Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway from Whole Mom!

I love all things natural and organic, and Whole Foods is one of my go to places for shopping for these products.  
It is the place I go to buy a majority of my essential oils and oils for my homemade beauty products, including; coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, glycerin, tea tree oil, lemon essential oil, and so much more.
You can also get the Natural Chemical Free Baby Shampoo that I use for my Bubble Bath recipes.
I love that their baby products are natural and safe, and their food is wonderful, too.

So you now have a chance to enter to win a $500 gift card to use in any way you want at Whole Foods.  So click on the link above to enter to win the gift card now.

Have a great day.

Today's Coupons

I love these coupons.  I get them in my emails each morning and I am always so tickled when they are products that I use.  I always like to pass the savings on to you.  I hope they are helpful.  The Almay coupon is really great.  I use their foundation and concealer.  I am allergic to everything in the world, so this is great for me.  Also, take a look at their DVD's and other food coupons.  Amazing savings.

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Have a great week and happy savings.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 42

I want to thank everyone who shared with last week's Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 41.  I love seeing all of your posts.

Adorned From Above

Welcome to Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 42.  This week we have Nici from Posed Perfection co-hosting, and we have a giveaway.  When you follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter and  you will be entered to win a $50.00 gift card from Target.

Adorned From Above - Debi  Host

Also, because the party has grown so much, I will be featuring eight of your wonderful blogs each week from now on.  We are now getting over 300 links per week at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.  You are all truly amazing.

So on to this weeks party.  The rules are easy.

1.  Follow all hosts in some way (GFC, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, or Linky Followers )

2.  Anything goes with posts. ( recipes, parties, etsy shops, crafts, inspirational writing, absolutely anything.  Just make it family friendly )

3.  Comment on other posts.  It is a party.  Get to know your fellow bloggers.  I have met some of the nicest people at the parties, including my co-hosts.

4.  All featured posts will be pinned on Pinterest, so by linking with this party you are giving me permission to pin your projects.

5.  Also the party now runs from 9:00PM on Tuesdays through 11:59PM on Sundays.

We hope you have fun at this week's party.  We all love hearing from you, so we love your comments.

Now let's party

Have a great week.
Debi, Charly, and Nici

Natural Orange Tea Infused Bubble Bath

I decided to try a tea infusian to make this Natural Orange Tea Infused Bubble Bath.  It was a wonderful idea and I love how this bubble bath came out.  It's very simple to make and all natural.

Natural Orange Tea Infused Bubble Bath


2 bags Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Tea
1 1/2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup natual baby shampoo
1 tsp glycerin
1 tsp avocado oil


Steep the tea in 1 1/2 cups boiling water for 30 minutes.

Then pour in a bottle.

Add natural baby shampoo, glycerin, and avocado oil.

Shake until well mixed.

Use 1 TB in a bath of running water.

This is a wonderful new bubble bath recipe.  I loved it and I hope you do also.  I always love hearing from you.


Monday, March 4, 2013

1 Corinthians 14 - Bible Verses

Today I've written out 1 Corinthians 14.   I love these verses because they speak of speaking in tongues, prophesying, and interpreting.  

1Co 14:1  Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. 
1Co 14:2  For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 
1Co 14:3  But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 
1Co 14:4  He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 
1Co 14:5  I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. 
1Co 14:6  Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? 
1Co 14:7  And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 
1Co 14:8  For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 
1Co 14:9  So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. 
1Co 14:10  There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 
1Co 14:11  Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. 
1Co 14:12  Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. 
1Co 14:13  Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. 
1Co 14:14  For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. 
1Co 14:15  What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 
1Co 14:16  Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? 
1Co 14:17  For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified. 
1Co 14:18  I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: 
1Co 14:19  Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. 
1Co 14:20  Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. 
1Co 14:21  In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. 
1Co 14:22  Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. 
1Co 14:23  If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? 
1Co 14:24  But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: 
1Co 14:25  And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. 
1Co 14:26  How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. 
1Co 14:27  If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 
1Co 14:28  But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. 
1Co 14:29  Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 
1Co 14:30  If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 
1Co 14:31  For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. 
1Co 14:32  And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 
1Co 14:33  For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 
1Co 14:34  Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 
1Co 14:35  And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. 
1Co 14:36  What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 
1Co 14:37  If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 
1Co 14:38  But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 
1Co 14:39  Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 
1Co 14:40  Let all things be done decently and in order. 

I hope 1 Corinthians 14 speaks to your heart.  It certainly spoke to mine.  I always love hearing from you.

Have a Blessed Week.