Make a Difference: BE Different!
The evangelist Billy Graham, someone whom I hold in very high regard, once said in a sermon, “If you want to make a difference, be different!” I think that’s a lesson everyone should learn, whether as a person of religious faith or simply as a matter of ethical principle. Read more
Oh. My. Goodness.
I just have to share this one. I was minding my own business this afternoon, reading through simplyrecipes.com, seeing what new home cooking ideas were being submitted and ran into this: Slow Cooker Guinness Stew.
It’s a traditional Irish beef stew… and I need to go to the grocery store immediately!
Check out simplyrecipes.com. It’s a favorite of mine, and I think could be yours, too!
What family-cooking blogs are your favorites?
Image Credit: “Divinity” by praline3001 (Creative Commons)
Here’s one for home candy-makers: a Divinity Roll that my grandmother called “Magic Candy.”
I was sorting a box of books recently and discovered an old cookbook put out by the W.S.C.S. (a ladies’ service group) at the Fayette IA Methodist Church. It’s at least 50 years old. My grandmother’s divinity recipe is in the book, and I share it along with some warm memories. Grandma made this every Christmas, and I remember it being out pretty much every year starting when I was very young. It’s wonderful stuff! Enjoy! Read more
Dairy Queen’s “Blizzards” are a great favorite in the family. The blend of ice cream and all sorts of “good stuff” makes for a wonderful taste treat. They’re also expensive. With times pretty tight right now, I wanted to figure out a more economical way of enjoying “Blizzards” with my family. It turned out that the solution is a very simple one: whipping your ice cream. (No jokes, please…) Read more
What’s This All About?
I don’t intend this as a rant. I hope it’s more received as a ‘word from the wilderness.’ I worry about the world my children are inheriting and a great deal of the worry comes from watching people refuse to look for what they have in common in favor of finding things to drive us apart.
Listen to the news. Listen to our country’s leaders. Listen to the prophets and the preachers. In all of the drive to be ‘for’ or ‘against’ something to define who you are, the underlying message seems to be that if you’re doing it right, you have to be afraid of something. Read more
Image Credit: J. Wynia, “Boiling Honey,” Creative Commons.
- Skill Level: Easy
- Time to Make: About 4 weeks total
- Quantity: 3 gallons
- Serves: Enjoyed in moderation, many happy people ;-)
If you like hard cider or mead, here’s a recipe that will give you a touch of both! If you’re new to making your wine or hard cider at home, this recipe is perfect for a beginner. All it requires is a little time and patience — a couple hours one evening will be more than enough to get it started. In three to four weeks, you’ll be enjoying the results. Read more
- Skill Level: Easy
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Serves: 6–8, depending on appetite
Good for Breakfast, Brunch, or Snacks
I was first introduced to this easy and delicious recipe when I was living in rural northeast Texas. One of the ladies in our Bible study brought them for snacks one day and I was hooked.
They can be made with pretty much any kind of meat – if you’re not into ham, try sausage, ground beef, venison or another that catches your fancy.
The important thing is: you’re better off with lower-fat meat and low-moisture cheese unless you’re into greasy food. Read more