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During Lent, I will be posting Bible verses and short excerpts from Show Me the Way: Daily Lenten Readings by Henri Nouwen. This book is available at along with other places.

Excerpts will begin next Wednesday. If you want to read the entire devotional each day, you might want to look for this book soon.

“Soul Food” is a that term originated from the cuisine developed by the African slaves mainly from the American South. A dark and despicable period in the history of the United States resulted in a cuisine fashioned from the meager ingredients available to the slave and sharecropper black families. The meat used was the least desirable cuts and the vegetables, some bordering on weeds, were all that was available for the black slaves to prepare nutritious meals for their families. From these meager ingredients evolved a cuisine that is simple yet hearty and delicious. (See more)

See “A History of Soul Food.”

Recipes include: Black eyed peas, cole slaw, biscuits, fried okra, Southern fried chicken, and more. Many web sites, such as Soul Food Online, give others. But in the Soul Food Cookbook, I found desserts.

This is the one I might try for its name alone. đŸ™‚


Better Than Sex Cake (chocolate version)


1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 jar caramel topping
1 8oz Cool Whip
5 Heath® bars (chopped into small pieces)


Bake cake according to directions on package using a 13×9 pan.
Let cake cool for about 10 minutes.
Make small holes in cake (the round part of a wooden spoon works).
Heat Caramel topping in microwave for 45 seconds.
Pour into holes in cake.
Spread with Cool Whip.
Add candy on top.
Place in refrigerator for 2 hours.

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