Can you think of a cookie with a cuter name? Just saying the word snickerdoodles puts me in a good mood. Classic Snickerdoodles are easy to make. Buttery cookies that are rolled in cinnamon sugar and baked until edges are crisp and centers are soft. Delicious served with coffee or as an after school treat for kids with glasses of cold milk. Continue Reading
Happy Spring! The calendar tells me today is the first day of spring but the weatherman tells me to expect our forth Nor’easter in three weeks with significant snow accumulation. Well, winter will pass and warmer weather will come. Spring will begin popping all around.
Early flowers, little bugs and insects appear as harbingers of the season ahead. Kids have an innate interest and curiosity and seem to notice even the smallest creatures in their world. Download this colorful Springtime Critter Search activity for them to do and then let them show you fun things through their inquisitive little eyes.Continue Reading
Full of dried fruit and topped with a burnt sugar syrup, Scripture Bread is delicious sliced and toasted for breakfast or snacking. Try deciphering the recipe ingredients using clues from Bible verses. This FREE printable is a great way to encourage kids to search Scripture.Continue Reading
We just got home from a week vacationing with family and grandkids. Part of our adventures included a visit to Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens that is enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, it is a must-see attraction when visiting Charleston. A working plantation with southern charm, Boone Hall features the beautiful Avenue of Oaks, 9 original slave cabins, a colonial revival 1936 mansion tour and Gullah culture theatrical performance. Areas of the plantation were used in the filming of North and South, Queen, the Tempest, and The Notebook.Continue Reading
We have been digging out of heavy snow left by a recent Nor’easter. The weight of the snow broke many branches and left our huge evergreen bushes lying crushed on the ground. After all of the shoveling, we’ve been warming up with soup. Hearty Charleston Lowcountry Lentil Soup specifically. This southern recipe is easy and full of carrots, celery, onion, tomatoes and of course, lentils. Inspired by a recent visit to Charleston, South Carolina.Continue Reading
Folly Beach, just south of Charleston, was our home away from home recently. A lovely getaway from the cold and a special time with family we don’t see often. We were all first time visitors to this South Carolina port city founded in 1670. The weather was mostly perfect for our Charleston and Folly Beach getaway family vacation.Continue Reading
Parmesan, Cracked Pepper and Herbed Bread is full of flavor. Lots of fresh cracked pepper, garlic, basil and other herbs make every bite a treat. It slices beautifully and is great for sandwiches or buttered and served with soup or salad. The dough is easily made in a bread maker and can be shaped as desired. Allow to rise after shaping, bake and enjoy!
“Let’s Eat!” is the exclamation we often hear from hungry kids and adults just after food has been placed on the table. It is also the title of a brand new devotional. Let’s Eat! Giving Thanks with Jesus at Mealtimes is a 5-Day Devotional by author, Rachel Schmoyer, providing reflections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Continue Reading
Hot Cross Buns are an Easter tradition and a lovely, sweet breakfast treat. Dough is made easily in a bread machine then shaped and baked in a dish. Frosting is piped on top in the shape of a cross. A perfect addition for brunch with hard-boiled, colored eggs. If you don’t use a bread machine you can make them using a stand mixer.Continue Reading
Turkey Waldorf Salad is such an easy meal and full of good-for-you ingredients like apples, grapes and nuts. No wonder it is a long-time classic recipe. Use leftover roasted turkey or cooked chicken and enjoy piled on crescent rolls, croissants, bread or serve on a bed of lettuce greens for lunch or dinner.Continue Reading