Fun Colors of Spring and Oven-Roasted Carrots

It’s been a fun few days since I blogged about my blue nails.  If you missed it, check it out here!  Thursday morning, after the blog post, my friend Bonnie arrived at Community Bible Study sporting fabulous blue nails in honor of my blog post and our friendship!  So fun!  Thank you, sweet Bonnie! It wasn’t long … Read more

My Mixed Cultures Pasta Salad Made For A Crowd

This is the time of year that farmer’s markets are plentiful around the United States and other areas of the world that are enjoying summertime!  If you aren’t in the habit of shopping your farmers market I might say you are missing some of the best summer has to offer.  Most generally the vegetables and … Read more

Thanksgiving Leftovers & a Blog Tour Book Review

Today is the last day to register to win the audio book, Wrecked, When A Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life. I wrote a review for the book that you can check out here.  You will also find five different ways you can register to win the audio book.  Jeff Goins is a newly … Read more

Green Bean Buddies

Today is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it!
What is it about green beans and bacon? My first memories of mom cooking green beans is with bacon sprinkled around the top and simmering right along with the pot of beans.  Yum!  A few weeks back I was visiting Deep South Dish, one of my favorite blog websites.  Mary was blogging about Green Bean Bundles, a recipe given to her by a Facebook friend.  The idea of crispy bacon wrapped around a fresh-out-of-the-garden french green bean left me scrambling to the kitchen.  My Chief Gardener had just brought in a mess of green beans, I had bacon in the frig and I was set to go!
The recipe starts out by mixing up a vinaigrette marinade.  While I have seen many versions of this recipe across the internet, Mary’s recipe called for some Cajun seasoning. 

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Weekend RoundUP July 21 and My Ball Blue Book


Last summer my friend Sue convinced me that I shouldn’t go through another canning season without a Victorio Food Strainer. At first I didn’t even understand what she was talking about. I don’t have a technical mind and in no way could even fathom how this works,  let alone design something like this. But my hands, that is another story — they love this Victorio!  I don’t have a food allergy to tomatoes but my hands really break out when I cut them up and process them.  With the Victorio my handling of fruits and vegetables is much less. 

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Cheesey Hashbrown Potatoes

Walk Through The Bible In One Year Week 12 reading plan per day Click on the colored link to read each day’s scripture. Monday Judges 1-4, Tues Judges 5-7, Wed Judges 8-10, Thursday Judges 11-14, Friday Judges 15-18, Saturday Judges 19-21, Sunday Ruth Enjoy The Read! My sous-chef dishwashing mother has always been the one … Read more