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  • Is anyone else as excited as I am that spring is THIS MONTH?   Now I know that we have had a lackluster winter but I am ready for that official stamp of spring. Bring on the open windows, fresh air pouring through and add that little sparrow hopping along the window sill for an extra touch of spring flare. This might sound …

  •   What’s the quickest way to a person’s heart? Well, food of course!   Whether you like the cheesiness of Valentine’s Day or not, I know you love some good grub. So if you’re not into the day for the cartoon Valentine cards with the lollipops attached to them…then be in it for the meals! I’ve got some good ones for you that will …

  •   Turkey, check. Mashed potatoes, check. Pumpkin pie, check. Breakfast, wait, what?     The year’s biggest day of food is upon us and we are all checking and rechecking our grocery carts for butter, crispy onions, three pounds of Idaho potatoes and canned pumpkin pie filling *cough* I mean a fresh pumpkin. Yet, Thanksgiving morning rolls around, and, without fail, someone’s slumber-heavy …

  •   I’m all for infusing the flavors of the season into my foods. Whether it is the floral tastes of spring, the fruity flavors of summer, those delicious spices in the fall, or the minty mixtures of winter, I love them all. An easy way I include these tasty traditions into my palate is through my coffee creamers.   So to further ingrain us …

  •     I cannot wait to try this, folks. I have always heard about those rare, bold, and brave individuals who make homemade donuts. While I emphatically applaud them, I also question their sanity. It just sounds incredibly difficult! Yet, I recently came across this recipe and it has me salivating at the chance to join the ranks of the bold, brave, and insane. …

  •   Part 1. Every season, heck, every week there is a new diet fad circulating our newsfeeds and airwaves. They promise us immediate weight loss, an internal exodus of sorts, and “guarantee” to leave us feeling fresh to death and ready to conquer the world. As much as I know that most are complete scams or just a temporary body flush that leaves you …

  •   Sometimes I don’t want to bake a pie. Actually, I rarely want to bake a pie. Although the payoff is delicious, I simply do not have the time or energy to carefully craft an artistic crust nor do I want to stock my kitchen with spices that I will only use once a year. Do not hear me wrong. I love pie. If …

  •   I don’t often like to jump on any bandwagons, but when it comes to fall, not only am I on that wagon, I’m driving it.   Everything about fall is inviting.   Cozy sweater, a decadent latte in hand, knit scarf and wool socks, and I am one happy girl. Let’s not forget about all the seasonal flavors that wrap a warm blanket …

  •   Earlier this summer I chatted about the call to gather, using meal times as a way to further the kingdom and participate in discipleship.   Today, I want to talk about the call for solitude.   I believe there is so much heart wealth in gathering around a table, laughing with loved ones, conversing with newcomers and sharing life’s moments over a bite …

  •   I am a sucker for letting my moods influence the way that I eat. Happy? Sure, I’ll take a bright, crunchy salad. Anxious? Let me crunch down on that entire bag of chips. Sad? Ice cream, topped with ice cream, topped with cookies and throw some bacon in there somehow. So often I get frustrated with myself. I let my mood impact the …