Southern Living’s Skillet Caramel Apple Pie

Every once in a while I get out of the kitchen and make way for my Sous-chef dishwashing mom to create something wonderful! That is exactly what happened recently after she was leafing through the fall Southern Living magazine and came upon this recipe. The minute she saw it she knew it was meant for … Read more

Autumn’s Best Cooked Apples

When Abby shared some of her favorite things of fall, I knew it was time for me to put a pot of apples on the stove.  Apples are plentiful this time of year in the United States.  Not only are they available at farmers markets but even the grocery stores are selling from new crops. … Read more

Red, White and BLUE Food

When I was growing up my sous-chef dish-washing mom told me repeatedly that “blue” isn’t for food.  Luscious red strawberries are fine, white angel food cake is beautiful, blue frosting on a child’s birthday cake – utter nonsense! That was long before Superman and his blue cape showed up on little boy’s cakes. Or how … Read more

Happy Mother’s Day! Jammin’ With My Mom

Spring strawberries are in season in middle Tennessee.  Friday my sous-chef dish-washing mom and I made a trip to a local farm to fill up on fresh, ruby-red, stunningly juicy, beautiful strawberries. Mom cleaned the strawberries as I made dinner Friday. We talked about our “plan of attack” on Saturday morning to turn these berries … Read more

Morning Fruit and Yogurt Shake-Up

I get bored with oatmeal.  Especially when the weather is hot and humid like is the norm at my house in the summertime.  This summer when berries were fresh and I wasn’t feeling good about my swim suit I started drinking fruit and yogurt shakes for breakfast. I didn’t go all out and add protein … Read more

Lessons From The Blueberry Bush / Luke 15:4-7

My sweet, wonderfully talented husband is our Chief Gardener. From early spring until late fall he spends hundreds of hours outside digging in the dirt, planting, tending, weeding, feeding, and then finally harvesting a variety of the fruits of his labor. However, this week he is in New York City tending to God’s garden, namely … Read more

Dehydrating Oranges For Fun Gifts or For Eating / Psalm 119:103

My incredibly talented niece, Christina, posted this picture of dried oranges on Facebook.  It caught my attention because it is so pretty and because I love to dehydrate stuff! I asked her if I could post the picture and she readily agreed and sent me the following information. “They make great gifts or just to … Read more