Hospitality Blog Posts
Your early summer, late spring vegetables are ready for harvest. Stand on your porch. Gaze out on your abundant fresh produce and figure out the answer to the most frequently asked question. “What’s for supper?”
Several of you requested the recipe for my blackberry cobbler after I posted a picture of it on FB for the occasion of my husband, Tim’s, birthday. I’m calling it “any fruit cobbler” because this same recipe and technique can be used for any fruit in season. I especially remember mom making peach cobbler and “toot” (mulberry) cobbler in Lebanon.
I’ve always cooked for pleasure, and part of that pleasure was anticipating the certainty of smiles of appreciation and enjoyment on our guests’ faces. However, yesterday morning, after an uncomfortable night of off-and-on painfull sleep, I was inclined to lay on the couch and binge watch something engrossing.
In this topsy turvy upside down season of bunkermentality, meal planning has morphed from a dreaded chore into an anticipated event. Therefore, to keep with this theme, an upside down anything cake seems to be an appropriate dessert for this Easter weekend.
What’s for supper tonight is quick and easy lean, green, spring pasta. My garden fresh perennial herbs are busting out with tender but piquant leaves and are desperately calling out to be picked!
Many of you have asked me for uncomplicated baking recipes. I have one go-to recipe that I’ve used since the early 70’s. It is one of those fadish recipes that we all used, but for some reason went out of style. You’ll be gad I resurrected this one for you!
Goodness, the sixth spiritual gift listed in Galatians 5:22-23, is beneficence; being consciously unselfish in relationships. Do we practice Jesus’ example of unselfish wisdom in our daily interactions?
Is there such a thing as too much chocolate? Not in my book!
What can you serve to drop-in guests during the holidays, to carolers on your door step, to your neighbors, on your dessert buffet, or at your church potluck that everyone, I mean everyone devours? Puppy chow, that’s what!
I know exactly how Ruth felt when Boaz approached her as she gleaned in his fields. She was simultaneously stunned and comforted when he said, “I heard how you left your father and mother and the land of your birth and came to a people you did not know.”