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…

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Garden Fresh Green Beans
Fresh Green Beans

Garden Fresh Green Beans

Have you been given a bag of fresh green beans from a neighbor or friend?  How about that basket of freshly picked green beans from the farmer's market?  Green beans are that one vegetable that just about everyone loves to eat. A few years ago I was standing in line at the grocery store and a woman…

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My Mixed Cultures Pasta Salad Made For A Crowd
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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…

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Calico Beans From Mom’s Recipe Box

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”     John 4:24 ESV Whenever we are planning a family dinner someone always says "Mom, will you make your beans?"  The mom referred to is my sous-chef dish-washing mom and her beans are the calico beans she has made and perfected through…

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Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup II

It's soup season!  My first new soup of the fall came from a recipe by Ina Garten of the Food Network.  This summer when our Roma tomatoes were coming in by the dozens I didn't have time to do anything with them.  My sous-chef dish-washing mom was fighting breast cancer, we had a fair amount…

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Spring Is In The Details

This is the cave spring that feeds the little creek that runs in front of our home.  The cave is located on our neighbor's property.  Lucky for us she doesn't mind us walking down her lane and across her front yard so that we can view this lovely spring.  During the winter everything surrounding the…

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Cucumber and Onion Salad

As I sit with my computer on my lap, poised ready to write about cucumber and onion salad, I am brain-dead.  Truth is, I am posting this recipe for myself.  Yep, it is true. Selfishly, I am thinking of all the time I spend looking for the recipe note card, sorting through recipe files on…

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Broccoli au Gratin

After a week of recipes like Tuesdays With Dorie Croissants and the Pioneer Women's Cinnamon Rolls I knew I better end on a healthy note or my faithful reader-son Cory, will definitely disown me!  Enter a lovely bag of fresh broccoli.  I love broccoli.  I think it just may be my favorite vegetable, as an…

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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Au Gratin

Last fall The Brown Eyed Baker shared a recipe for Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin.  I liked the look of the recipe and filed it on my to-do list.  All I can say is this -- oh my gosh! My sous-chef dish-washing mom does not eat Brussels sprouts - until now. Once I fixed this…

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Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.   Ecclesiastes 3:1  (KJV) Before you claim you don't like sweet potatoes let me confess I use to despise anything that even looked like sweet potato.  Annually mom would open up the tin can of sweet potatoes, add in her…

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Green Tomato Casserole

Just about the time I was discovering a great fondness for Fried Green Tomato Parmesan, Mary at Deep South Dish posted a fabulous looking recipe for Green Tomato Casserole. What interested me was the use of green tomatoes that aren't fried.   When I made the Fried Green Tomato Parmesan, I didn't think about using the…

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Chicken Thai Salad

Walk Through The Bible In One Year Week 15 reading plan per day Click on the colored link to read each day's scripture. Monday 1 Kings 1-3, Tues 1 Kings 4-6, Wed 1 Kings 7-8, Thursday 1 Kings 9-11, Friday 1 Kings 12-15, Saturday 1 Kings 16-19, Sunday 1 Kings 20-22 Blessings as you read!…

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