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Confectioners Sugar

Make Your Own: Confectioners Sugar A/K/A DIY Confectioners Sugar Have you ever been in mid-recipe and run out of an ingredient? I have, and one of those items is Confectioners Sugar. Known especially for dessert frostings and glazes, confectioners sugar contains only 2 ingredients: sugar and cornstarch. You can use either a blender or coffee grinder. Since my blender isn’t the best, I prefer the coffee grinder. Directions: In a large bowl, mix together: 2 cups Sugar 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch If you’re using a blender, be sure to pause and stir, so it gets thoroughly blended. Once it is blended into a fine powder, store it in an airtight container. If you’re using a coffee grinder, scoop appr

Protection - Inside and Out

Last weekend, my daughter and I took an overnight trip. Our gracious friends made breakfast for us. I had forgotten that they raised laying hens. What a treat—fresh eggs! I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful brown shells and how smooth, hard, and thick they were. Having moved from our own farm a few years ago, I was reminded of the quality of both eggs and shells. A shell’s hardness depends on the age and health of the hen and the quality of its diet. Not just an average diet, but one rich with oyster shells or calcium. Something a little extra. In order to possess something extraordinary, the hen must be healthy and well nourished. That isn’t so different from our spiritual life, is it?

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