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Julie Wells

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THE RECIPE BOX: Try these favorite tips and tricks while cooking

Food columinist, Julie Wells, shares her favorite tips and tricks while cooking in the kitchen.

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JULIE WELLS: Let Jesus be your comfort in times of loneliness

The scripture says “If you draw near to God, I’ll draw near to you…” (James 4:8).

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SCRAPBOOK: Lake Capri Woman's Club hosts religion columnist has its March meeting

Lake Capri Woman’s Club hosts religion columnist has its March meeting.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Keep fried avocado recipe for Cinco de Mayo

Avocados are classified as a fruit, and I always thought it was a vegetable.

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JULIE WELLS: Easter reminds us that Jesus shed his blood for you and me

Nothing but the Blood of Jesus … that is the song on my heart today, as we edge near Resurrection Sunday.

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JULIE WELLS: Be comforted in knowing God’s love for us never ceases

With this new season of spring upon us this Scripture comes to mind: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” (Lamentations 3: 22-24)

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THE RECIPE BOX: Easter trifle a sweet, silky dessert for holiday dinner

This Easter Trifle is made up of layers of crushed Oreo cookies, chocolate fudge pudding and topped off with a hollow chocolate bunny, edible Easter grass and Cadbury Mini Eggs.

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JULIE WELLS: God sent Jesus to guide us through trials and tribulations

Hold on friend, Jesus knows what He is doing and He’s got you in the palm of His nail-scarred hands.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Bacon-wrapped asparagus a flexible dish for spring

While on quest of a Spring-like recipe, I typed in “Spring recipes” in Google, and wouldn’t you know a million, well not literally but it seemed like it, recipes popped up that had one common green vegetable appearing in them — asparagus.

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JULIE WELLS: Keep Jesus in your heart and mind with every daily task

This week as I took time to bask in all of the blessings the Lord as bestowed upon me, one blessing in particular tugs at my heart the most — the one that calls me “Mommy” — well, she turned three years old this week.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Sweet mini muffins a time-saver and crowd-pleaser

Today’s seemingly easy recipe is called Joyful mini muffins.

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JULIE WELLS: Rely on God for strength and He will help you through life's problems

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

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Tykes, Tots and Teens sale draws thousands to its semi-annual Spring sale

TTT sale begins Saturday

One of the largest consignment sales of the year begins Saturday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

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Tykes, Tots and Teens sale draws thousands to its semi-annual Spring sale

TTT sale begins Saturday

One of the largest consignment sales of the year begins Saturday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Use chipotle rub on roasted pork loin for savory flavor

Pork loin, especially one roasted in a few chipotle spices, can be just as satisfying cooked in the oven or Slow-Cooker.

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JULIE WELLS: Roasted Brussels sprouts an easy, healthy side dish

THE RECIPE BOX: The most important thing to remember is to not overcook Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts, which as I child I used to call mini-cabbages, have some great health benefits.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Roasted Brussels sprouts an easy, healthy side dish

Brussels sprouts, which by the way as I child I used to call mini-cabbages, have some great health benefits to this leafy green vegetables.

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JULIE WELLS: Prepare for the coming of Jesus and seek salvation

Grandma Sarah and Papa Martin made sure instill in me the importance of preparation, no matter the subject at hand.

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JULIE WELLS: Open-face chicken and onion sandwiches hit the spot

THE RECIPE BOX: A delicious dish, even on the first try

If you’ll recall a week or so ago we ran a recipe for French onion soup casserole, which called for fresh French bread. Well, I had some of the French bread leftover and I needed to come up with a plan to use it so it wouldn’t go to waste.

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JULIE WELLS: Know that God is always there to calm and guide you

A certain scripture can mean one thing to you at one point in your life, and mean something completely different in another period of your life.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Delicious French onion soup casserole a nice change from meat and potatoes

French Onion Soup Casserole, which is today’s featured recipe, caught my attention by its title alone.

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JULIE WELLS: Share the ultimate love of Jesus

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV)

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JULIE WELLS: Dress up French toast with peanut butter and jelly

THE RECIPE BOX: If you can make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, then you can make this breakfast entree

It is time to break out a blank recipe card, folks. Today’s recipe is beyond easy, its ooey-gooey and it can be served any time of the day. Peanut butter and Jelly Stuffed French Toast, that is what’s on the recipe card for today.

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JULIE WELLS: Dress up French toast with some peanut butter and jelly

It is time to break out a blank recipe card, folks. Today’s recipe is beyond easy, its ooey-gooey and it can be served any time of the day. Peanut butter and Jelly Stuffed French Toast, that is what’s on the recipe card for today.

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JULIE WELLS: Even in death, there is life through the blood of Jesus

A few scriptures in Pslams resonated with me this weekend as I received the news that my buddy, Jason Pugh, went home to be with the Lord.

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JULIE WELLS: Almond butter fudge makes for a chocolatey, sweet Valentine treat

THE RECIPE BOX: For many food fans, love at Valentines Day is the love for chocolate

While some of the retail chains are already displaying Easter products and candies, I’m just trying to focus on Valentine’s Day, which, by the way, is 10 days away.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Almond butter fudge makes for a chocolatey, sweet Valentine treat

While some of the retail chains are already displaying Easter products and candies, I’m just trying to focus on Valentine’s Day, which, by the way, is like 13 days away.

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JULIE WELLS: Move past your problems and find Jesus

Someone sent me a quote the other day that reads like this: “Don’t allow what has been done to you to become bigger than what Jesus did for you.” (author unknown)

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THE RECIPE BOX: Super Bowl sausage appetizer perfect mix of sweet and spicy

Most of you probably reference today’s featured recipe as cocktail sausages, but in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl game, we are calling today’s recipe Super Bowl Sausages.

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JULIE WELLS: Life isn’t about what we’ve done, but what Jesus has done for us

In this life, it isn’t what we’ve done, but it is what He has done.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Any way you slice it, this lemon Bundt cake is sure to please your guests

One of my favorite gifts I received this past Christmas was an original Bundt Cake pan.

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JULIE WELLS: Jesus reminds us He is always with us in our every day lives

Listen, although this crazy life is constantly reminding me that I am not in control like I’d like to think I am, that He is the beginning and the end, and that His word and His promises are written in red.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Skillet cabbage and sausage is hearty and a no fuss kind of meal

Skillet Cabbage and Sausage, that is whats on the recipe card for today.

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JULIE WELLS: God cares for you more than you’ll ever imagine

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said a thousand times, God is always right on time, all the time – even when we have no idea that His timing is greatly needed at a certain moment in our life.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Broccoli and cheese soup perfect for chilly winter day

When the instructions of a recipe include “melt a stick of butter and slowly stir in the cream cheese” … you know its going to be good. And that is how today’s featured recipe — Broccoli and Cheese soup begins.

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JULIE WELLS: Love God and He will lead you to love others in your life

Praise be to God for a new season!

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THE RECIPE BOX: Surprise your New Year’s guests with these delightful cucumber and tomato appetizer bites

Hopefully today’s recipe, Cucumber Tomatoes bites, will help you spend a little less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests.

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JULIE WELLS: Remember, especially at Christmas, that Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving all year long

The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when He gave a gift beyond words. The unspeakable gift of His son — as quoted by Robert Flatt.

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JULIE WELLS: God is awesome, and in control, even when our health is ailing

The Bible says that Jesus is our strength when we are weak. Amen to that.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Christmas breakfast casserole a time-saving meal for the holidays

Christmas casserole is what is on the menu today.

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Assemble these quick, easy treats to help celebrate the season with your family

Assemble these quick, easy treats to help celebrate the holidays

Christmastime is here and that is good enough reason for me get in the kitchen and whip up a bunch of sweet treats.

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JULIE WELLS: Hearing a child tell the story of Jesus’ birth reminds us all to be excited about this time of year

In case I haven’t stated this before: I absolutely love this time of year.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Buffalo chicken tortilla pinwheels add kick to holiday appetizers

Buffalo chicken tortilla pinwheels can be made to be a spicy as you like them.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Blissful brownies can be made with Reese's or Oreos

Chocolatey goodness is whats on the recipe card for the day.

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JULIE WELLS: Keep Jesus, our Lord and Savior, at center of Christmas season

We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving with our families, and now on to Christmas, and the birthday celebration of our Lord and Savior.

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JULIE WELLS: Give praise to God this Thanksgiving season

As we approach the week of Thanksgiving I can’t help but ponder over the many things I’m incredibly grateful to your Lord and Savior for.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Cranberry Brie bites make lovely, tasteful dish for Thanksgiving

This dish is great for a beginner cook, and one that will simply impress your family and friends for Thanksgiving.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Try sweet potato medallions, instead of souffle, for Thanksgiving this year

When I think about Thanksgiving dinner, the very first thing that pops in my mind is of course the turkey. Next to follow is the sweet potato souffle and I’ll be honest, dessert quickly comes to mind after that.

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JULIE WELLS: Take time to pray for others in distress

We should pray for people when we seem them in distress, even if we don’t know them or their need, God does.

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JULIE WELLS: This holiday season, try a spiritual detox to make your heart right with God

As I was thinking about needing to go through a detox to get rid of all of the sugar I may or may not have consumed during the Halloween week, it made me think of how we often need to detox ourselves of “stuff” to be closer to God.

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