Real life is messy. Despite our education, experience, skills, abilities, and altruistic desires – there is no foolproof method to avoid unexpected disasters. We cannot learn, grow, mature, or prepare enough to leave failure behind forever. It’s ironic that Monday afternoon I posted about the significance of food and cooking in my home, and that … Continue reading MY FOOD FAIL
Mama K. In 2010 that was the nickname given to me by a high school student a couple of days into our short-term missions trip to Corozal Town, Belize. Mama K? I was only thirty-eight years old and suddenly college students and post-grads were calling me “Mama K”. The first few times that I … Continue reading WHO IS MY COMMUNITY?
One of my favorite ways to express love to the people I care about is by feeding them. Nourishing our bodies and our souls through sharing good food and good conversation is one of life’s great simple pleasures. This explains my obsession with cooking magazines and cookbooks. Perusing pages of recipes and beautiful foodie photographs … Continue reading LOVING PEOPLE WITH FOOD
This is one of my go-to recipes. I found it years ago on the packaging of store bought turkey sausage. The cut-on-the-dotted-line recipe card is now yellowed, stained, and worn from a lot of love and use. I like to prepare this hearty salad for potlucks, company, and Sunday lunch for my family. … Continue reading ITALIAN TURKEY SAUSAGE & TORTELLINI SALAD
“I think you lied a little bit in your last post – the one on “8 Essential Steps to Creating a Sense of Belonging at Your Table”. Kara looked up at me from her seated position in the bleachers and smiled as I was getting myself settled in the space next to her, “Your house … Continue reading I THINK YOU LIED A LITTLE BIT