3 Ways to Embrace the Holy during the Holidays

I’ve hit the wall! I get here every year—that point where there is more to do than time to do it and I have to make a choice between holidays and holy days. Maybe you know what I mean? It’s easy to get lost in all the doing and baking and wrapping and hugging and miss […]

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 20 – Broccoli and Cranberry Salad

Broccoli has been an overall favorite at our house (meaning three out of my four kids like it—pretty good stats in our family). When the children were little they used to pretend they were dinosaurs and the raw florets were trees. As they matured, they grew to like steamed broccoli with cheese sauce, and broccoli […]

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 19 – Easy Coconut Pie

I don’t know about you, but I’m loving the 21 days of family recipes! Since I have the opportunity to share twice, I had to include my mama’s coconut pie recipe. Why? Aside from being delicious, it’s super easy! So easy, it’s made in the microwave! Mama’s been making this as long as I can […]

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 18 – Chocolate Espresso Chew

My favorite recipes combine flavors, textures . . . and memories. I met this chewy, fudgy chocolate cookie with espresso and walnuts at the Firehook Bakery and Coffee House on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. My family visited the nation’s capital with Sofia, an exchange student from Ecuador […]

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 17 – Mema’s Fudge

I’ve loved reading through all the stories and recipes shared this month. I knew as soon as it was decided we were going swap favorite family recipes which one I’d share — my Mema’s fudge. My mom makes it every year and I do also. My aunts and uncles and old family friends all agree […]

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 12 – Chess Pie

Chess Pie is southern specialty made with simple ingredients most of us have on hand in the pantry these days, but sugar is one staple that wasn’t always so available. In fact, it was quite a rarity in the late 1700s and early 1800s. If you were fortunate to have it, the sugar was kept […]

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