2018 Farm Dinners!

When I posted about the Edible Nashville Farm Dinner, several of you were asking about how to get tickets for the next one.  They have just released the dates for the 2018 Farm Dinners and you're invited!  I hope you can attend one of these fabulous feasts hosted by Edible Nashville.  But hurry! Tickets go…

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Two Easy Grilling Recipes For Beginners

Today we are happy to have Monica Henin from Addonkitchen as our guest blogger. Thank you, Monica! Having an in-house grill is always great because it allows a person to cook scrumptious food at will. Moreover, grilling is fun, especially for those who have an immense love for cooking. Placing a juicy piece of meat…

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Grandma Schultz’s Best Butter Cookies

Over the new year's holiday, we traveled to Missouri to spend time with our nephew, Richard.   We were invited to spend New Year's Eve with friends Robert and Susan.  Robert's parents Bob and Sue joined the party as well as my sous-chef dish-washing mom and Robert's son Nathan.  We had lots of fun, food, and…

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The Big Diet Myth

I was never big on New Year's resolutions until about two years ago. Gross as it may be, I used to only floss my teeth right before going to the dentist for a cleaning.  I would inevitably get the speech of "you should floss regularly for healthy blah blah blah."  But one day I actually listened…

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Bacon and Brussels Sprout Gratin
Brussel Sprouts Augratin

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Gratin

Happy New Year!  Who doesn't like to start the new year with some healthy new recipes?  I cooked up this skillet of Brussels Sprout Gratin earlier this fall.  The recipe came from Guy Fieri.  Well, not to me personally, but via the Food Network!  The bacon - well that is my addition.  Yum. I've made…

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Top Posts for 2017

It is not my nature to spend a lot of time looking back.  I love the present and always get excited about the future.  But today, the last day of 2017 I think it is appropriate to look back to the top blog posts of the year.  This list is based on top views for 2017. Bacon…

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Christmas Past …

I am having fun today searching my blog for special treats and recipes I shared over the last seven  Decembers.  You can click on the posted link and it will take you to the original blog post and the recipe!   I must start out with my favorite sugar cookie recipe! Christmas always means Sour Cream…

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Life Lessons From The Hive by M.J. Miller

Mary Jane Miller is many things.  She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee University, a drama teacher, an artist, a Bible teacher and former missionary with YWAM (Youth With A Mission), a beekeeper, a gifted speaker and my friend! Whenever I read a book with the thought to then write a book review I go…

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Take the Cake

Christmas is quickly approaching!  And you know what that means!?  Party time!  Christmas parties and potlucks are some of my favorite get-togethers of the whole year, but there's always the question of what to bring.  No one wants to be the person whose dish doesn't get eaten. So how do you know what will be…

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Spiessbraten, Idar-Oberstein Style!

When you are in Manhattan the choices for a 5-star meal exists around nearly every corner.  But when my Chief Travel Mate and I were reminiscing with friends, Catherine and Russ about Russ's awesome 4-ingredient Spiessbraten ... well, it didn't make sense to go anywhere except to the market to buy a pork tenderloin!  Russ quickly…

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The Gift Left Unopened

Today, I am speaking at the Hephzibah House Christmas Tea in Manhattan.  I am blessed to be in New York City with my husband and connecting with many wonderful women of God.  Since ya'll can't be with me I decided to share part of my presentation with you via this blog post.  God bless you and…

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Tortellini and Shrimp

As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is in our review mirror and before we start eating leftovers (or turkey noodle soup or turkey and rice casserole) I am ready for pasta, shrimp, beef, anything quick and easy. Enter ... Shrimp Tortellini! This incredible recipe meets my criteria - simple, fast, and unbelievably delicious!  Starting with fresh…

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My Thankful Heart

Driving into town the other day this sign caught my attention.  On my way home I stopped and clicked a quick picture.  Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. A few years ago I read a book by  Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth  titled Attitude of Gratitude.  I attended a Bible Study that used this book for the…

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Chicken, Potatoes, and Corn Slow-Cooker Chowder

Are you ready for soup?  I am! When my friend Maribeth asked if I had seen the chicken and sweet potato corn chowder recipe in the latest copy of Southern Living, I hadn't. But when Maribeth gets excited about a recipe I get excited too! She is an accomplished cook and enjoys spending time in the kitchen. …

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I've been cooped up at home with mono for the past three days,  so with all that free time, I've cooked up quite a few recipes I'm excited to share (avocado brownies being my favorite)!!! But today I'm sharing homemade hummus!  I love hummus with pita chips or celery sticks and carrots.  It's a great healthy…

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