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How to Overcome Adversities in Your Life Pancake Talk Tuesday Index No. 16


This week on Pancake Talk Tuesday, we've brought Friday to Tuesday. Jamal of Cinq à Sept Friday, has delighted us with hot topics and some great advice on how he overcomes adversity in his life. 

This week we both shared how we have overcome adversities in our lives. No matter the ups or down, we are learning to keep it moving. Tomorrow, will never repeat today, you have to stay positive and move forward with life. We both understand that adversity can be more than just one difficulty or setback. Adversity can be seen as a series of difficulties or misfortunes that keep you from achieving your goals and finding happiness. So how do you overcome it? You may think that all of the advice out there about overcoming adversity is easier said than done, but in reality, you too can overcome adversity if you cultivate the right attitude and take the steps to get what you want and deserve. If you want to start overcoming adversity today, see Step 1 to be on your way to the life you've worked for.

Whether we like it or not, adversity is part of life. Overcoming adversity is one of the biggest hurdles we face. As Havelock Ellis wrote, "Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself."

Problems, large and small, present themselves to us throughout our whole existence. Regardless of how sharp, clever, or happy-go-lucky we are, we will encounter struggle, challenges, difficulties and at times, heart wrenching moments.

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes


Pancake Batter

1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup Fresh Blueberries
2 tbs of Lemon Extract

Preheat oven to 200 degrees; have a baking sheet or heatproof platter ready to keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, butter (or oil), and egg. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until just moistened (do not overmix; a few small lumps are fine). 
Add Lemon Extract and Blueberries
Heat a large skillet (nonstick or cast-iron) or griddle over medium. Fold a sheet of paper towel in half, and moisten with oil; carefully rub skillet with oiled paper towel.
For each pancake, spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter onto skillet, using the back of the spoon to spread batter into a round (you should be able to fit 2 to 3 in a large skillet).
Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil, and keep warm in oven. Continue with more oil and remaining batter. (You'll have 12 to 15 pancakes.) Serve warm, with desired toppings.

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Pancake Talk Tuesday Index No. 15: How to obtain the desires of your heart.


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The Heart: Heart, intellect, awareness, mind, inner person, inner feelings, deepest thoughts, inner self. When the Old Testament uses the word "heart," it is not just describing the physical organ that pumps blood through your body.  As in English, the Hebrew concept of "heart" encompasses both the physical organ (2 kin. 9:24) and a person's inner yearnings (Ps. 37:4). Perhaps the noblest occurrence of leb is Deut. 6:5, commanding Israel to love the Lord "with all your heart" (Jesus placed great emphasis on this sentence; see Mark 12:29, 30). Jer. 17:9 states that the human heart is the most deceitful thing in the world, and yet v. 10 shows that the Lord is able to sort and analyze what lies within the heart. The Bible focuses on what is really going on in a person's heart or inner being.

Psalm 37:1-4
Tells us not to be worried about the success off others, but to trust in God who has the power to make our dreams come true. David wrote, "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart" (v. 4). The condition to this happening is that we first delight ourselves in the Lord.

When we are walking with Jesus Christ in a surrendered relationship and our hearts have been purified by His truth and love, then the desires of our heart will be godly desires. In fact, when she are walking in a close relationship with Him, He will inspire us with dreams and desires that are from Him. 

Psalm 37:6-8
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him, Do not fret because of him who posters in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. 

Crease from anger, and forsake wrath: Do not fret-it only causes harm.

Turn it Over to God

Psalm 37:5-8
This psalm teaches us to commit our way in life to the Lord and He will bring our righteous desires to pass in His timing (v. 5). In order for us to realize the dreams that God has placed in our hearts, we will need to exercise faith, being obedient and committed to the vision and dream. God's promises can only be fulfilled in us as we obey the "Law of Use" described in the Parable of the Talents (Matt. 25:14-29). Jesus taught His disciples that they must use and exercise the gifts that God had given them or they would loose them.

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Pancake Talk Tuesday Index No. 13: Discovering and Living Your Destiny


Discovering and Living Your Destiny

As Kelly Price states in her new song, It's My Time. Believe it or not we all have idiosyncrasies, that can keep us from our ultimate destiny. We have to put that behind us and go for the goal.

Fear stops so many people. Please don't allow it to take over your greatness.  Allow me to inspire you to move forward and conquer what's really yours, follow your dreams.  How do you face your fear, by running full speed ahead.  What every you fear the most, is more than likely where your destiny lies,  and what you're ultimately suppose to be in life. On the other side fear is your special purpose, and that special place of joy... Go get it!

Sometimes you have to get a good cry out. I told you guys we would have a tear here or there! Well this week I spoke from my heart and I hope to help someone conquer what's already theirs.

Strawberry Kiwi Pancakes


Used Olde Dutch Jams (Homemade Strawberry)
This may not be available in your area

Use your traditional pancake batter and mix in the jam, preserve or muddled mix (Pancake ingredients listed below)

Suggestion: Make your own muddled mix fro fresh strawberries and kiwi and powdered sugar

Pancake Ingredients

1 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour

1 Cup Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix

1 Tablespoon Sugar

3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Pinch Of Salt

2 Large Eggs

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1-2 Cups Milk


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Best Broccoli Salad

As Promised... Signed Sealed and delivered The Best Broccoli Salad every!!

8 ounces beef bacon ( If you cannot find use pork)
Salt /Pepper
Onion Salt5 cups small broccoli florets

1 cup mayonnaise 
1/4 cup of sandwich dressing

1 tablespoon cider vinegar 
1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
squeeze a half of lemon juice

1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup of red bell pepper
(sometimes I use 
pimentos if pepper not available)
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup raisins 
3/4 cup of dried cranberries

1/2 cup sunflower kernels
8 ounces sharp Cheddar, shredded 
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes 
1 cup of shredded carrots

Clean and Trim any leaves from and broccoli stem. Remove the tough stalk ( I sometimes add a little it I'm running low on flowrets). Cut the flowerets off and and a little of the stalk. Make sure its bite sized pieces, Place in a large bowl. Add the crumbled bacon, onion, raisins, and cheese. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Add to broccoli mixture and toss gently. Garnish with your left over carrots, cranberries, and raisins.

Please try this at your next party. Perfect for an office gathering or over to your neighbors.  Its the best of both worlds tangy and sweet. The non-meat and meat lovers alike will love this dish. Hit a home run this summer with this dish!

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Pancake Talk Tuesday Index No. 11: Get to Know Me


Hey Guys,

I'm sharing a new recipe for Pancake Talk Tuesday, also get to know me better as I share some info about Your Girlfriend Next Door and why I started our chats.

Looking forward to our upcoming chats!

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