cooking, family, gardening

Sugar or Starch?

How could something so sweet be good for you and yet stick to the bowl like starch? July and August may be the dog days of summer because of the heat but they are our time to ‘put up corn.’ Sweet corn is my family’s favorite vegetable.  When the family gathers for Sunday lunch or… Continue reading Sugar or Starch?

cooking, family, gardening, Grandparents

How to Make Nana’s Sweet Pickles

Chopping cucumbers to make sweet pickles, I realized “when I am gone no one in the family will continue this tradition.” My husband’s mom canned her nine day sweet pickles and my husband and our sons could finish off a pint at a meal. A lady in my husband’s first church made the best sweet… Continue reading How to Make Nana’s Sweet Pickles

cooking, Grandparents, Youth

Why did I agree to make a dessert?

    Culinary masterpieces flashed on the TV screen in the foyer of the church of cakes from last year's dessert auction to benefit our church camp for children, Canal Lake Bible Camp.  Just before Sunday School, our resident baker, Rodney, showed me a picture on his phone of his wife’s lemon cake made for the… Continue reading Why did I agree to make a dessert?

cooking, Home, Legacy, Youth

Teen Ranch Pizza

Thirteen hungry boys (if you count my husband as a boy) sat around the dark eight foot table in anticipation of dinner. My husband and I were serving as house parents at Teen Ranch in Marlette, Michigan. Ten ranch boys, our two sons and my husband John savored the aroma of fresh crust, oregano, tomato… Continue reading Teen Ranch Pizza

cooking, Legacy

Who will Purchase My Tupperware?

My treasure’s worth was soon to be discovered.  Browsing in a thrift store I spotted a large Tupperware cake carrier.  It was a deep yellow color from age.  Only $1 made it mine. I wondered how many cakes were prepared and stored in this relic.  How many church dinners or family reunions were topped off… Continue reading Who will Purchase My Tupperware?

cooking, Memorial Day

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    Memories “No dessert until you play ping pong.”  That was my instructions to folks as they arrived for our Memorial Day Cookout.  I’d worked all day cleaning house and even the garage, putting out chairs for some to sit and watch the ping pong tournament.  However, no one took me up on the… Continue reading We Will Remember Song Lyrics | Tommy Walker Lyrics | Christian Music Song Lyrics, Christian Music | NewReleaseTuesday.com

cooking, Home, prayer

Much More Apples

It is apple season in our part of the country.  Many people flock to the mountains to purchase their favorite variety of apple.  Our favorite is pink lady.  They are a late crop and well worth waiting for.  The rosy pink color on the perfectly smooth surface covers a crisp, tart yet sweet delight.  It… Continue reading Much More Apples