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soup’s on ~ taco soup

Cold winter days and a piping hot bowl of soup.  Made for each other.  I love me a delicious, steaming bowl of soup anytime, but when the temperature drops, I start planning on my next batch.  A few weeks ago, we had invited some guests for lunch after Sunday’s church service and I decided soup… Continue reading soup’s on ~ taco soup

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taste of christmas ~ baking to-do list

So…right before Christmas I went and hurt myself.  Christmas baking is on a bit of a back burner (pun intended) because of it. As I was cutting Bible verses to put in our candy packages for the parade, I managed to be distracted enough to grab the blade of the paper cutter.  Our ladies’ Bible… Continue reading taste of christmas ~ baking to-do list

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let’s be jolly ~ ladies’ christmas craft night

Our church has a wonderful group of women who enjoy spending time together.  We always have a fun and encouraging time together, whether for Bible study, outreach planning and preparation, a party or a meal.  We were recently given a beautiful compliment.  A visitor to our church said that if she were to describe our… Continue reading let’s be jolly ~ ladies’ christmas craft night

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christmas gifting ~ ideas

Last time I shared some wrapping ideas.  Today, I’d like to share some creative and inexpensive ideas for what’s on the inside. A couple of years ago, we were expecting our first grandchildren (twin boys). I decided the theme of  A Christmas Carol was in order–Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future.  Each of my… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ ideas

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rhubarb bread pudding

Spring teased us for weeks here on the coast.  We would bask in the warmth of the spring sunshine only to be brought down to earth the next day with a cold blast.  I do believe we actually went right from winter to summer…well almost-summer, that season, too, likes to taunt me. We know that… Continue reading rhubarb bread pudding

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creamy shrimp & pasta

I had a hankering for a creamy pasta dish.  Shrimp was a cherry on top.  I’m all about seafood when it’s available.  I found this recipe on Pinterest that fit the bill perfectly.  I love the intense flavour of sun-dried tomatoes and the sharpness of the “king of cheeses,” parmesan.  Garlic, in our house, is… Continue reading creamy shrimp & pasta

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pesto & parmesan pinwheels

The other day I wanted to make something other than sandwiches for our fellowship meal which follows our communion service.  We have been having a cold potluck (our space does not have an oven) lunch as an extension of the Lord’s Supper. I was perusing Pinterest and was inspired by this recipe.  They had me at pesto and… Continue reading pesto & parmesan pinwheels