When I am pressed for time and need to come up with freshly baked bread good to serve with dinner, I reach for this recipe. It is easy enough to prepare for a week night dinner, as well as lovely to serve along side a meal made for weekend company. Even though my passion for … Continue reading GARLIC CHEESE BISCUITS
This is the best/easiest recipe I have found for homemade minestrone soup. I discovered the original recipe in a cookbook called "Beyond Macaroni and Cheese" that I bought at a Mother's of Preschoolers (MOPS) Convention that I attended when my kids were very young (a season that almost feels like another lifetime now). For years, when … Continue reading THE BEST MINESTRONE SOUP
Yesterday was our final book discussion for the 2014-2015 season of Monday Night Bible Study. We will of course be celebrating with a party in a couple of weeks, and then continue to meet for dinner & outdoor movies until the fall. But we are breaking from our intentional time of study to be refreshed … Continue reading A SUMMERTIME TRUTH ABOUT COMMUNITY
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?
This is one of my favorite appetizers to make for any celebration because it is both elegant and richly satisfying. This dish also meets my criteria to be deemed a "go-to" recipe: fast easy delicious beautiful. The ingredients can be multiplied proportionally to prepare enough of this appetizer to feed a crowd of any size. … Continue reading BACON-WRAPPED STUFFED DATES
"Because you will always have a place at our table." This is the gift I present to every one who has been a part of our weekly community dinners as they move away from our great city towards whatever is next on their journey. A fork and knife from my silverware drawer (the actual cutlery … Continue reading THE GIFT OF SENDING
There is a quaint European-style bistro near my home that has quickly become one of my favorite lunch spots. The food and the ambiance are lovely, and their chicken curry salad is delightful. The flavors remind me of wonderful childhood memory - celebrating special occasions by gathering with my family around my parent's legit fondue pot … Continue reading CHICKEN CURRY SALAD