Summer is for Salad Dressing

Jul 26 2017 6:58 am

A little-known fact about me is that I actually like salad. In fact, I make salads all summer long. Now, I may be a teeny-weeny bit picky about veggie... Read More ›

Summer Couscous Salad

Jun 19 2013 10:18 pm

Here is our new favorite side dish that we served with brats as part of this past Sunday’s Father’s Day menu. It should be noted that Nicole and Mom... Read More ›

Steve’s Orange Julius Recipe

Feb 20 2013 8:06 am

Growing up, my sisters and I always wanted a big brother. You know, to defend us against bullies and for other equally important reasons. Well, it just so happens... Read More ›

Baking Some Crusty Bread

Oct 16 2012 4:50 pm

My sister, Kristin, and I both love working in the kitchen, but Kristin loves to cook and I love to bake. Honestly, we should work out some kind of... Read More ›

Fall is Here

Sep 26 2012 2:46 pm

Here is a yummy pumpkin recipe for fall, and a poem to go with it: Colonial Pumpkin Bars3/4 cup butter2 cups sugar1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin4 eggs2 cups flour2... Read More ›

White Barbecue Chicken

Jul 3 2012 5:07 pm

At the beach last week we made one of my husband’s favorite meals: White Barbecue Chicken on the grill. Taken from an old Southern Living cookbook of my mother-in-law’s,... Read More ›

Summer Sunday Lunch

May 22 2012 2:46 pm

A few Sundays ago, some friends invited my and Kristin’s family over for lunch after church. Yes, do some quick math in your head and you’ll realize that’s a... Read More ›

Marinara Sauce Recipe

Oct 26 2010 4:27 pm

I’m racing to get some meals in the freezer before my baby gets here (update coming soon). As you saw on 52home last week, Mom and I made a... Read More ›

Tomato Basil Soup

Oct 11 2010 4:23 pm

So many of you asked for the Tomato Basil Soup from Janelle’s 52home picture the other day, so here it is. Enjoy! La Madeleine’s Tomato Basil Soup 4 cups... Read More ›

Bitter-Sweet Appetizer

Jun 17 2010 3:14 pm

It may be summer, but a cold March wind still blows through our hearts when we remember this year’s Maryland v. Michigan State tournament basketball game. Wearing Maryland red,... Read More ›

Chocolate Cake in Milk

Apr 29 2010 3:27 pm

If you checked out the 52home picture from Monday, you saw a large piece of chocolate cake swimming in a bowl of milk. Makes me hungry just writing those... Read More ›

Monday Recipe

Feb 15 2010 2:51 pm

We girltalkers have a weakness for homemade bread, and we are always on the lookout for new recipes. Mom recently discovered Buttermilk Refrigerator Rolls and they’ve made regular appearances... Read More ›

Ribbons and Soup

Jan 7 2010 7:16 pm

As we’ve mentioned before, Mom was very intentional in training my sisters and me in homemaking—for which I am very grateful. Most of this training occurred in the home... Read More ›

Grandma’s Christmas Cookies

Dec 21 2009 5:25 pm

On Saturday we were snowed in with 22 inches of snow! I couldn’t have ordered a more perfect day to make Grandma’s Christmas Cookies with Caly. I went to... Read More ›

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Nov 24 2009 4:06 pm

We’re preparing for Thanksgiving and we want to bring you in on the fun. Mom’s got the turkey covered (after the disastrous Thanksgiving of 2007 we girls intercede for... Read More ›

Thanksgiving Turkey

Nov 23 2009 5:55 pm

Here’s the recipe I use for the turkey that will grace our table on Thanksgving Day: The World’s Best Turkey Recipe Original Recipe Yield 1 (12 pound) turkey Ingredients... Read More ›

Friday Funnies

Nov 13 2009 4:32 pm

A few days ago, I received the following email from our church administrator, Tim. (I think he meant to send it to the North Pole.) Dear Santa,I have been... Read More ›

French Dip Disaster

Sep 29 2009 10:07 am

One night, a few weeks ago, I was stumped on what to make for dinner. It was already after 4pm and I needed something quick and easy. So I... Read More ›

Family Breakfast

Jun 8 2009 12:19 pm

My sister Helen lives in Florida so I don’t get to see her that often. But last week, she and her husband came through town and we got to... Read More ›

Simple BBQ Ribs

May 22 2009 3:21 pm

Janelle was having a cookout a few weeks ago and asked me what she should have Mikey grill. When I told her ribs were easy to prepare, she didn’t... Read More ›