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Nick's Picks: Audrey's Butterscotch Bars

02.03.16 | Audrey Smith | Comments[0]

Butterscotch Bars   Ingredients:   ½ cup melted butter 1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs ¼ cup sugar   1 can sweetened condensed milk - 14 oz. ¾ - 1 cup butterscotch morsels 1 - 1 ½ cups chopped nuts ...

Monday Morning Mind Bender

02.01.16 | Steve Smith | Comments[0]

It's your weekly brain wake-up, and a chance to win a Family Life T-shirt.

Nick's Picks: Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque

01.27.16 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[2]

This is the soup that you have been waiting for! This was done for the Christmas Dinner Concerts and several of you have requested the recipe! Ingredients: 1 Butternut Squash Olive Oil Salt and Pepper 1/2 a Yellow Onion Diced 1 Tbsp Salt Olive ...

Be Ready for Winter

01.26.16 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

Winter is here!  Be sure you're ready. Here are some things to make sure you have in your car.  -Extra winter gear-Disposable hand warmers-Phone charging cable-Duct tape for quick repairs-Flashlight-First aid kit-Blanket-Non perishable ...

Bad Manners at Work & the Scriptures to Beat Them

01.20.16 | Steve Smith | Comments[0]

You might be committing some of the common on-the-job manner violations. God's Word has the answer to any issues you face at work.

Nick's Picks: Tortellini Soup

01.20.16 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

A great soup for this time of year! Easy to make and warms you up! Ingredients: 1 Cup Chopped Onion 3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced Olive Oil 1 Pound Chicken Breast Cubed 4-5 Ounces Fresh Baby Spinach 4 Cups Chicken Stock 29oz can Tomato Puree Salt and ...

Nick's Picks: Thai Shrimp Soup

01.13.16 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[2]

Looking for something a bit different? Try out this spicy and sweet soup!   1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Cup Chopped Onions 4 Minced Garlic Cloves 1 Thumb Sized Piece of Ginger, Peeled and minced 1/2 Red Pepper Chopped 1/2 Green Pepper Chopped 1 Pound ...

Nick's Picks: Audrey's Reeses Peanutbutter Torte

01.06.16 | Audrey Smith | Comments[1]

  16 oz. semisweet chocolate 1 cup unsalted butter (I've used salted butter and it still comes out) 6 eggs 3 Cups Peanut butter Chips (divided) 2 Cups Heavy Cream (divided) 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar 1/2 Tsp Vanilla 12 Reese's Peanut butter Cups ...

Nick's Picks You Can Fix: Christmas Soda Ham

12.15.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

Ingredients: 1 Boneless Ham Cloves 3 Cups Packed Brown Sugar 3 Tbsp Cider Vinegar 1/2 Cup Dijon 1 Can Root Beer   Score Ham Place Cloves All Over Cover with Foil. Bake at 325 degrees for 2-2 1/2 Hours Combine Brown Sugar, Vinegar, ...

Does Your Tree Have Ticks?

12.10.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

Warmer weather means a new potential danger for this year's crop of Christmas Trees.

Nick's Picks: The Perfect Christmas Prime Rib

12.09.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[2]

Treat your family to prime rib for Christmas dinner!

Music News 12/4/15

12.04.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

The latest on Francesca Battistelli, Matthew West, Newsboys, Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill and Jamie Grace

Nick's Picks: Audrey's Peppermint Brownies

12.02.15 | Audrey Smith | Comments[0]

It's a holiday-inspired brownie, with Peppermint Patties hidden inside!

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

11.28.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

Turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce. They're not just leftovers. They're the ingredients you'll need for some delicious new recipes

Music News 11/23/15

11.23.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

The latest news from your favorite artists: Josh Wilson. Meredith Andrews. Big Daddy Weave. Jamie Grace. Tobymac. Natalie Grant.

Thanksgiving Slow Cooker

11.18.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[5]

No need to slave in the kitchen all day. Use your slow cooker to make Thanksgiving easy and delicious!

Beautiful Love in a Barnes & Noble

11.16.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

In the restroom. I hear two voices. One low, almost muttering under her breath. The other, and more dominant voice, a man's. The end of the story...a beautiful love.

Music News 11/13/15

11.13.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

The latest on Josh Wislon , Colton Dixon, Michael W. Smith, MercyMe, Jordan Feliz & Francesca Battistelli.

Nick's Picks: Thanksgiving Leftover Biscuits!

11.11.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

What to do with all those leftovers? Here's one idea! Ingredients Leftover Turkey Leftover Mashed Potatoes Leftover Green Beans Leftover Gravy Biscuit dough (I used Pillsbury 8 to a tube) 4 Tbsp Butter Melted Spray a muffin pan with food release. ...

Bless A Vet

11.11.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

Blessing a vet this Christmas is as simple as making a homemade card.

Healthier Thanksgiving

11.09.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

This year, try swapping out one Thanksgiving side dish for something healthier. Here are some recipes to get you started. And if you have one to share, we'd love to hear it!

Music News 11/6/15

11.06.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

The latest news on Ellie Holcomb, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mercyme, Jeremy Camp, Building 429 & Jamie Grace.

2 Things You Spend On

11.04.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

An APP called Venmo tracks what you spend your money on. They found Millenials spend big on two things: phones & pizza. So we asked Family Life Listeners: What are the two things YOU spend money on?

Nick's Picks: Audrey's Brownie in a Mug

11.04.15 | Audrey Smith | Comments[2]

You're craving something warm and chocolately, but you don't want to make a whole pan of brownies. Grab a mug and a few ingredients, for a fast, home-made treat!

PNN The Pumpkin News Network

10.30.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

This time of year it seems like EVERYTHING comes pumpkin-flavored.  From coffee to muffins, pies to...well...check out some of these more unusual pumpkin offerings we've found.           October 16th Soda Pumpkins are ...

Builder or Wrecker

10.28.15 | Comments[0]

Builder or Wrecker As I watched them tear a building down A gang of men in a busy town With a ho-heave-ho, and a lusty yell They swung a beam and the side wall fell I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled, And the men you’d ...

Nick's Picks: Granny Smith Cheesecake

10.28.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Have some fun in the kitchen! This cheesecake is baked right in the apple!   8 oz Cream Cheese (softened) 1/4 cup Sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 1 Egg 2-3 Granny Smith Apples 1 Cup heavy Cream 3/4 Cup Maple Syrup 1/2 Cup Nuts ...


10.26.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

      A craving means your body needs something. Sweets:  You need chromium.  Instead of candy, have some broccoli Chocolate:  You're low on magnesium.  Have a nice piece of fish. Chips:  You're low on ...

Make Your Own Carpet Freshener

10.24.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

Making your own carpet cleaner is easy and more affordable than buying it.  Mix together: 1 c. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon Sprinkle on carpet.  Let set for 5 minutes.  Vacuum away. The baking soda neutralizes odor and the cinnamon ...

Nick's Picks: Apple Pull Apart Bread

10.21.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

A delicious treat the whole family can enjoy!   Ingredients: 1 Cup of Pureed Apple 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar Pizza Dough (I used Pillsbury) Caramel Sauce (recipe follows) 1 Tbsp Butter       Peel and core 3-4 ...

Music News 10/19/15

10.19.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

Worship leader Paul Baloche is trading in wide open Texas spaces for New York City living. That puts him closer to family. One big change was swapping the car for public transportation. Darlene Zchech has been in the studio. But she’s not ...

Nick's Picks: Apple Pizza!

10.14.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[4]

The Crust: 2 Cups Flour 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1 Cup Softened Butter   The Sauce: 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream 1/4 Cup Corn Syrup 1 Tbsp Butter   The Apples: 3-4 Apples (I use Cortland) Cored and Peeled. Thinly ...

Music News 10/13/15

10.13.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

One of Natalie Grant’s daughters is taking her math VERY seriously. She’s so into studying multiplication tables that she woke up with bad dreams of the multiples of ten. School is happening at the home of Selah’s Todd Smith too. ...

Bring Your Bible To School Day

10.08.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

Welcome to Bring Your Bible to School Day! Today, thousands of students across the whole country will share God’s hope and celebrate religious freedom by doing something simple, yet powerful: They’ll bring their Bibles to school and ...

Nick's Picks: Audrey's Bacon Peanut Butter Cups

10.07.15 | Audrey Smith | Comments[1]

Bacon Peanut Butter Cups Recipe Total Time: 1 hour (including chill time) Yield: 12 Ingredients: 5 strips bacon12 ounces milk chocolate chips1/3 cup creamy peanut butter1/4 cup powdered sugar1 teaspoon unsalted butter1/2 teaspoon vanilla ...

Nick's Picks: Southern Fried Okra

09.23.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Another uncommon ingredient. Maybe this one will be a new family favorite?   1 Pound Fresh Okra (ends trimmed, cut into 1/4 in slices) 1/2 Cup of Flour 1/2 Cup Cornmeal 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper Pinch of salt and pepper 1 Cup Buttermilk Canola ...

World Gratitude Day

09.21.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

World Gratitude Day You're helping us celebrate by sharing the phrases you use to remember to be thankful in all things.  The things you take for granted someone else is praying for. What if you woke up today with only the things you ...

Cough Remedies

09.21.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

There's a harsh, dry cough that's going around. It's the kind that keeps you up at night.  We got all kinds of great home remedies for cutting a cough! Vick's Vapor Rub on the feet Eucalyptus oil on the feet Eat pineapple Eat chocolate Drink ...

Nick's Picks: Prickly Pear Vinaigrette

09.16.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Would you eat something that comes from a cactus and has spikes all over it? For the adventurous eater, the Prickly Pear has some surprises! 2 Prickly Pears 1/2 Cup Cider Vinegar 2 Cups Oil 1 Tsp Salt 1 tbsp Sugar   To get to the fruit part ...

Nick's Picks: Dragon Fruit Smoothies

09.09.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Ever see something in the produce section of the grocery store and wonder what in the world would I use that for? Well, wonder no more!   2 Dragon Fruits 1 Banana 4 Strawberries 1 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt Juice of Half a Lime...

Nick's Picks: Audrey's Strawberry Cream Cheese Mini Wraps

09.02.15 | Audrey Smith | Comments[0]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Mini Wraps INGREDIENTS 1 box Refrigerated Pie Crust 4 oz cream cheese room temperature 13 cup powdered sugar 12 teaspoon vanilla 12 teaspoons strawberry jam   DIRECTIONS   - Preheat oven to 375F. - Take pie ...

Music News 8/31/15

08.31.15 | Terese Main | Comments[1]

Meredith Andrews and her family are getting ready to move. They took a break to do something fun and went to catch some crawfish. The new Kendrick brothers movie had its big debut, with a star-studded list that included members of Third Day along ...

Nick's Picks: Siracha Lime Salmon

08.26.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Need to spice up your dinner table? 1 1/2 Pounds Fresh Salmon Filet 1 Cup Siracha Sauce 1 Tbsp Honey Zest from 1 Lime Juice from 1 Lime Salt Oil Slice salmon into desired portions. Combine Siracha, honey, lime juice and zest. Set aside. In a large ...

So You Want To Start A Small Group...

08.25.15 | Terese Main | Comments[1]

Recently I attended a ladies' conference where one of the speakers was on fire for small groups.  I've wanted to host one for awhile, but just hadn't gotten to it.  This was just the encouragement I needed.  Maybe I've encouraged YOU ...

Free Homework Help Website

08.24.15 | Comments[0]

When the homework is beyond what you know, here are some website that can help! BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper:  This site is has all kinds of answers. DK Find Out: Fun facts on everything from math to music! Khan Academy:  Designed to ...

Music News 8/20/15

08.20.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

Jamie Grace’s mom has been in and out of the hospital. She had surgery and went home, but then had to go back in. She appears to be on the mends now and is thankful for prayers. No word on why Phil Wickham had to cancel two concerts in New ...

Six Places You Forgot To Clean

08.20.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

The house looks clean, but there are a few areas you might have forgotten.  Here are six to make sure you hit on your next cleaning day: 1) Refrigerator Door:  inside, especially the seal. 2) Crisper Drawer:  All kinds of things ...

Nick's Picks: Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

08.19.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast 2-3 Ribs Celery Diced 1/2 an Onion Diced Oil 4 Cups Water 12 Oz Franks Hot Sauce 2 Tbsp Ranch Dressing Seasoning 2 Tbsp Butter Blue Cheese Kaiser Rolls     Place chicken, onions and celery in a large pot with a ...

Psalm 23 for Work

08.18.15 | Steve Smith | Comments[0]

The Lord is my real boss, and I shall not want. He gives me peace, when chaos is all around me. He gently reminds me to pray before I speak and to do all things without murmuring and complaining. He reminds me that He is my Source ...

To-Done List

08.18.15 | Terese Main | Comments[0]

Do you ever feel like you To-Do list is completely overwhelming? Have you ever really realize how much you actually do every day? Introducing:  THE TO-DONE LIST! Mine is a big chalkboard.  It started blank and through the day, as I did ...