What's Been Cooking

I made banana walnut cake with a 6 cup Bundt pan in my Instant Pot and it was so delicious!!  Definitely a keeper for us and I put a few semi-sweet chocolate chips in it as well.

Homekeepers Need to be Informed about the Stock Market!

We've had a 401K since we were 26 and didn't know really anything about it except that our money grew very well.  This past year we made an absolutely incredible amount and I didn't understand why my conscience always bothered me about the 401K.  I don't believe it is gambling, so why was I feeling so wrong?

I started understanding more about it all and then realized these "mutual funds" we are invested in, are actually a basket of companies.  I wondered what kind of companies are we involved in?  That, to my horror, was when I realized why all these years I felt my conscience feel so sick towards our 401K.  We were invested in Fakebook (gag me already), Abortion, Pornography... you sick yet?  Even Caesar's Entertainment!  OH MY GOODNESS, forgive us God!  So, I'm thinking how ashamed I am and then I find out that some "Christians" say it's ok to do this and they enjoy the money made off all the evil.  SAY WHAT!?

So, to check on the proposed "ok-ness" of all this, I did some research and spoke with some experts on the phone.  Guess what folks - you are PART OWNER when you invest in these companies

More Fall Hiking

Hard to say it's fall because it has been in the 80's but the leaves don't lie - definitely falling!  

What's Been Cooking

I've really been enjoying these new cookbooks and so far, everything I've made from them has been excellent!

I made their orange chicken, which came from the Next Generation book and it is a keeper for sure!

I know this one doesn't look good necessarily but it was absolutely delicious and the whole family loved it!  It was Chickpea potato stew:

They called for a lot of Instant Pot accessory pans and ramekins that I didn't have but thankfully I found them on Amazon:

I made my first cake in the Instant Pot with the Coconut Bundt Cake recipe and it was good but I wish I had made the strawberry sauce to go on top of it instead of the icing.

I made the World's Easiest Shepherd's Pie made with ground turkey and it was soooo good!  I actually made 2 Instant Pots of this so my husband had leftovers for work.  Everyone was scraping their dish to get every bite, so good!

I made the Broccoli, Sausage and Cheese soup and it tasted good but didn't have enough in it for me, I guess I'm more a stew girl than a soup!

This last recipe, Curried Tuna Casserole, was from the Kroger coupon magazine they send out that has recipes in it.  It was good but needed more salt.

Trusting in What? - Podcast

Just what are you trusting in, in these last days?  Heed the warnings that God gives us and steer away from the love of self, love of money and love of pleasure.  Trust in God and have faith in His Word and His promises that will never fail.  It's time to find out just who you really are and what is really important to you.