Where Faith, Food and Life Converge


Paleo Fig Muffins

Every year my favorite grocery chain has Black Mission and/or Brown Turkey figs BOGO (buy one get one free) and I can never help myself from buying a couple containers of them. Dried figs are one thing; fresh figs are immeasurably better.  The problem is […]

How to Kick Up a Basic Viniagrette

When I can, I grow various lettuces in my garden, and when it’s too hot or cold to grow any, I go to Costco or Sam’s and buy them in bulk. Yeah, I’m the weirdo buying the shoebox size container of spinach and the 6-pack of romaine. […]

Fried Egg Salad

I’m pretty much up for trying most foods unless they involve mushrooms. I know, I know. I hear all the time how positively uncivilized I am because I dislike them. And – trust me – I’ve tried to like them. But… I just don’t. So […]

Easy Kale & Honeycrisp Salad

Unfortunately, even though it’s a “superfood,” I haven’t been a huge fan of kale. I should love it beyond beyond because I’m almost always anemic, and dark, leafy greens are a great source of iron, but I think it’s on the bitter side. As someone who […]

Norwegain Pancakes

Norwegain Pancakes

For some reason we know several families of Norwegian descent.  Several year ago, we were visiting one of those families in Seattle and we happened to be there during the birthday of one of their little boys.  For breakfast he requested Norwegian Pancakes.  I’d never […]

Beyond Strawberry Shortcake – 3 Recipes & A Tale of True Romance

***This post was written last year on my old blog, but since it’s strawberry time once again (Hallelujah!) I thought I’d dredge it out of the archive. Once upon a time, my husband, in a wonderful display of romance, bought me 5 flats of Plant […]

A Big Night Birthday Feast – Timpano!

A Big Night Birthday Feast – Timpano!

A couple years ago, I was looking on YouTube for a specific scene from the Stanley Tucci and Tony Shaloub 1996 movie Big Night. When I finally did come across it, there was a comment that the scene was basically food porn. I had to laugh at […]

Faux Famous Coffee House Mocha Frappucinos

Since I was around 11 years old, I’ve liked to cook, bake, eat, read cookbooks, and just about anything that has something to do with the creation of food. One of my character flaws – or maybe it’s a strength, but mostly my family thinks […]

Mocha Caramel Sauce

About this time of year, I start looking for things I can make as Christmas gifts. A few years ago, being in the middle of nowhere and all, and having nosy children who ran to the UPS truck every time a package arrived from Amazon, I decided that […]

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette

Unlike the majority of America, I’m not on board the Pumpkin Spice Latte Express. Yes, I like pumpkin. And yes, I like pumpkin spice things. More like pumpkin muffins, breads, pies, etc…; I like traditional pumpkin spice things. I don’t have to drink it in […]