Thursday, October 20, 2011

Book Review: A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer

A Whisper of Peace is the story of a brother and step-sister who travel to Alaska to share the gospel with the native people. As they begin their ministry there they find an outcast, Lizzie, a native woman with bright blue eyes who has been sent to live outside of the village. Can Clay and Vivian bring peace to the native people?

A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer was a quick enjoyable read. I've read books by Sawyer before and they never disappoint. If you are looking for a love story with a spiritual theme her books are what you want. However, I will say Sawyers books always leave me wanting a little more on the romantic side of the story.

As a fan of Christian fiction, especially edgier Christian historic fiction, I've become accustomed to the writing styles of Deeanne Gist, Julie Lessman and Tamara Alexander. While Kim Vogel Sawyer's writing style is not similar to the edgier Christian fiction I tend toward they are definitely among the books I'd pass on to a friend without a second thought as the the content. It's definitely clean and enjoyable. Check it out!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Recipe: Pumpkin Apple Butter

I got this recipe years ago from a friend and I honestly can't find the recipe. And I've googled it too. But I tried it again today from memory and it was totally yummy just the same :) I don't think it's very easy to mess up so spice it up however you like.

So here's my "off the cuff" recipe for Pumpkin Apple Butter

1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1 can unsweetened apple sauce (I used the pumpkin puree can to measure)
1/4 cup brown sugar
cinnamon and nutmeg to taste (I did about 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon)

Mix all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Heat at medium to medium high (4-6 on my range) for about 5 minutes. Stir almost constantly. When it's thoroughly heated let it cool down a bit and serve. That's it!

How easy is that? It is so yummy on biscuits. And I'm tempted to try making fried pies with this as the filling. You might want to add more like 1/2 cup of brown sugar if you like it sweeter. I used unsweetened apple sauce so it didn't come out as sweet as the time I made it before. One time I tried apple sauce with cinnamon already in it. It's a very flexible recipe. The basic thing is equal parts pumpkin puree and apple sauce.

Makes a great little gift!

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