Food to take to new Parents or Someone Ill

Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted about hospitality. “Romans 12:13  Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”   Hospitality doesn’t mean just entertaining. It also means bringing some food over to someone who needs it – new parents or somebody under the weather. Here are some tips on just how to do that, along with some of my favorite … Continue reading Food to take to new Parents or Someone Ill

Quick Freezer Marinara Sauce

Today when I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show and the subject was salt. During Bible days, salt was a symbol of hospitality.  The custom of serving appetizers as a token of hospitality included salted fish and olives. This goes back to the well known phrase “salt of the covenant” which refers to the bond between God and his people. Talking about … Continue reading Quick Freezer Marinara Sauce

Friendship Soups in a Jar

I was chatting with Ron Wilson yesterday and shared a recipe from neighbor, Erin Phillips of Phillips Farm, for her pasta fagioli soup in a jar recipe. Well after the show I got several requests for that recipe, including Rose B.,  plus one I have shared before: Friendship soup in a jar. So both of these are shared here. These make wonderful, pantry stable gifts … Continue reading Friendship Soups in a Jar

Best Vegetarian Black Bean Burritos

It has been another interesting, busy week here on my little patch of heaven. We are still finding gourds, but not in the pumpkin patch. The volunteer gourds sprouted near the elderberry bushes next to the pumpkins. No kidding, those gourds are hanging like orange, white and green ornaments in the elderberries. It has been fun watching the little ones discover them and claim what … Continue reading Best Vegetarian Black Bean Burritos

Two way red beans & rice for Fat Tuesday – vegetarian or w/meat

  VEGETARIAN RED BEANS AND RICE If you’ve any doubt at all about all the “good” things in here, check out my tips at the end of this recipe. Go to taste on the spices & herbs.  I usually add more garlic, cumin and chili powder.  When you include rice with a bean, you have a great protein filled dish. Now if you’re celebrating Fat … Continue reading Two way red beans & rice for Fat Tuesday – vegetarian or w/meat