I can’t bring myself to delete the below “About Me” information….it really is so much a part of my journey and I want to remember it exactly as it is written.  In 2014 God brought us out of the “desert” and into the “promised land”.  We learned so very much in our desert place of Pennsylvania.  He showed us many things about ourselves and our need for Him.  He gave us friendships that will last regardless of the miles between us now. Now we live just over an hour from our parents and my brothers.  I have stepped back into the classroom as a full-time teacher (wow—has education changed…not for the better…in the last 14 years) and Brad is also back in public schools as the Orchestra Director at Houston’s HSPVA (High School for the Performing and Visual Arts).  Life has definitely changed for us but our desire to live for the Lord and keep our family as a priority has not changed.  So this blog…regardless of if I’m writing from PA or TX is still all about recipes for your table and to help in the journey of life with our families.


About me, ehh? I really don’t like to talk about myself so it is kind of ironic that I even started a blog! Anyway, I’m a wife, a mom, a daughter, a friend but most importantly I’m a child of the King. I was a public school teacher in my former life. God brought us states away from our family back in 2003. We thought it would be a quick thing but it is turning out to be a lot longer than we ever anticipated. But we know He is in control and find great peace in that.  I worked for 11 years for an educational publisher until God decided that it was time for that to go and I was let-go.  Man, that hurt.  It stung.  But it did not surprise God.  “For I know the plans I have for your declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  We know God is still in control.  He has provided for us with extra jobs for both my husband and myself.  I now find myself working part-time as the Children’s Ministry Director at our church and doing some office work too.  We are learning to depend on God in the area of finances like never before in our married life.  In November of 2013 I stepped back onto the middle school campus but this time as a secretary in the front office.  I work part-time and I am really loving it.

When I started this blog (June of 2010) I was just trying to figure out how a blog worked so I could work my way into a project with the publisher I was employed for.  It kind of morphed into “Recipes for the table and for life” as I truly believe that family is to be our focus.  It isn’t anything fancy, but I hope that the recipes will help you as you walk your path of life.  Disclaimer—I am not a chef but a cook.  So pretty much every food recipe I post comes from some other sources.  If I haven’t tweaked the recipe several times, I will make every effort to include where I got the recipe.

Do drop a comment and let me know what you think!



6 responses »

  1. Hey, I made it to the site– and I’m glad I did. I’ll have to try out the Santa Fe chicken soup while it’s still cold. I wish I’d seen it yesterday, I was looking for a crockpot meal and had to settle on something less-than-stellar. Love ya! Amy

    • Amy, I’m glad you made it to the site. You are just going all tech on my lately…saying you will join FB and then even commenting on the blog! I had the last of the leftovers of our Santa Fe soup today for lunch. There are some sour cream enchiladas on the blog too that are an easy crockpot meal. Enjoy! Love and Hugs to you 🙂

  2. I sure am glad your brother and I were friends… and that you and I were both early FB’ers. If not, I don’t know if we would have connected. I am glad we did because I just love reading your posts, your blog and keeping up with your family. You’re a fabulous person and I’m glad to know you… thanks for sharing your life, learnings and experiences 🙂

  3. This is nice….doesn’t surprise me. You always had a strong faith (even way back in HS) and your dedication and drive always showed. Hope all is well in your new home! Stephanie

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