Sharron McKechnie

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Why you don't need God

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was January 2014 and I was sitting on the beach in Malibu looking out at the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean, ebbing and flowing. I had just begun a personal project of challenging my lifelong assumption that God exists.<p>You see, I had been a Seventh-day Adventist pastor for 19 years. I …

Religion

Canning Pumpkin is easy. Can it in cubes and puree when you open the jar.

Canning Pumpkin, puree this cubed pumpkin later for pies or pumpkin butter.

Pumpkins

Candied Jalapeno Recipe - A Great Use For All Of Those Jalapenos!

At the beginning of each summer, it seems like a great idea to plant several jalapeno plants in our garden. And by the end of the summer I seem to …

Orange Juice Jelly Recipe

"This is a great recipe for when you are in the mood to make jelly but have no fresh fruit on hand."<p>Ingredients<p>2 (6 ounce) cans frozen orange juice …

Juice

Coffee-Paprika Salt

Makes about ¼ cup<p>Use this seasoning on steak or ribs before grilling to add depth of flavor.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 Tbsp. freshly ground coffee<p>1 Tbsp. hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>2 Tbsp. flaky sea salt<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Stir salt, coffee, and paprika in a small bowl to combine.

Coffee

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

Rubbermaid Container Garden

This is my "recipe" for a Container Garden using Rubbermaid containers. It is a cheap and effective way to garden, and is very easy to get …

9 Ways to Make a Manhattan

Find your own signature Manhattan style.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer to a house bartender’s expert</i> …

Healthy Shrimp and Grits with Rosé

Even with some bacon, this shrimp and grits dish has only 400 calories.<p><i>These healthy recipes are all created to pair with wine (which has 120 to 150</i> …

How to Make Wheat Berries and Farro into Easy Weeknight Dishes

F&W's Kay Chun shares her cooking strategy for fast weeknight meals.<p><i>F&W's Kay Chun shares her cooking strategy for fast weeknight meals.</i><p>Kay Chun of …

How old is your oldest jar?

15 Cooking Tips from Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, and Other Famous Foodies

Who couldn't use more culinary know-how? These tricks of the foodie trade will make you a pro.<p>Cooking your own food is one of the most essential skills you can know to live a healthier life (and, not to mention, a more frugal one). Whether you can barely boil water or you've got true mastery over …

Kitchens

Homemade Glue Dots

<i>***Hello visitors! I'd love for you to look around, and I'd really love for you to stick around and follow me if you like what you see!</i><p>As promised …

DIY Papercut Leaves Backdrop

If you asked me my favorite element of wedding decor, I’d have to say that backdrops pretty much take the cake. They have the incredible ability to …

This gorgeous bouquet by Urban Chateau Floral really did have me at hello! Photography by Jacque Lynn Photography and Styling by Michelle Leo Events http://www.theperfectpalette.com/2014/05/radiant-orchid-wedding-inspiration.html

10 Color Inspiring Centerpieces - For Weddings + Parties

When it comes to floral design, there's plenty of pretty ideas to choose from! From the bright and the beautiful to the soft and sweet, I always find …

Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Butter Cream Sauce | The Unrefined Kitchen | Paleo & Primal Recipes

I love rhubarb baked goods and my mom’s rhubarb coffee cake was one of my favorite things to make until I went grain-free. Well, now we can eat it …

Top 32 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed …

15 Tips to Make Writing Less Hellish

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Not everyone who writes for a living always enjoys writing.<p>Writing can be a tedious and frustrating task: Staring at a blank screen, knowing what you want to write but being unable to call up the proper words.<p>Canadian author Ann-Marie MacDonald says, …

Creative Writing

9 Ways to Use Granola

There are a zillion ways to make granola and almost as many ways to use it. Here, 9 ideas to take the crunchy cereal out of the bowl.<p>There are a …

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower | Inc.com

Willpower is <i>not</i> something you either have or you don't.<p>Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But that's probably not because they were born with some certain special something inside them--instead, they've found ways to …

Will Power

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness