Comfort Food

Desserts are not my forte, but are my responsibility for Christmas this year. My husband knows I am dessert impaired…that is cooking them…I definitely know how to eat them!! Normally when I am responsible for dessert I have these grandiose ideas, I look-up all sorts of fancy recipes, read all of the reviews and comments, …

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Basil

A friend gave me a sprig of basil last year.  After rooting it in water, Wade planted in a pot and placed outside on the patio. It grew into a fairly nice size. Over the past several months it has become rather scraggly. It still has enough leaves for our needs but they are a little anemic looking. We …

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Christmas Season

When did the Christmas season begin?  Many believe it was the Friday after Thanksgiving that marks the beginning of Christmas and holiday shopping.  Dubbed Black Friday, it is a day of massive traffic jams as stores are mobbed by people searching for a sale. For others, Christmas begins when Santa arrives at the mall or the …

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The Hope of Advent

Hope I love this time of year.  Advent.  The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." For many the focus during this time of the year is on the “arrival” of the Christmas cards in the mail; taking note of who remembered us this year; scrutinizing the card’s photo, the message, is it signed or pre-printed …

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Lord – Determine my Steps

It’s Tuesday night as I write this. I was absolutely exhausted this afternoon as I sat at my kitchen table working; it took every bit of determination not to go take a nap. Nap or take a walk? Nap sounded like a great idea, fortunately walk won out. As I returned home I saw my …

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Do You Deserve it?

Have you seen the new game show “You Deserve it?”  A contestant competes to win money for someone they feel deserves the prize.  Tonight a sister is winning money for her brother that was injured in Iraq after his Humvee ran over an IED.  Because of his selfless actions after he was wounded and lost …

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