Recipes, Stories, & More

It is our hope that these recipes & stories inspire you to get messy in your kitchen while making memories with your own family!

Who Is Mema…

First and foremost I am a child of God.  I’m a wife, mother of 6 and grandmother (Mema) to 12 who is now retired for ten years.  Proverbs 31:10-31 presents a Devine challenge for me to be a diligent homemaker, valuable helper, nurturing mother, upright-God fearing women and my desire is to bring the sameContinue reading “Who Is Mema…”

Orange Pomanders & Keeping Christmas Simple

Growing up, my Mother and I would make orange pomanders every year. This little tradition is perhaps one of my favorite Christmas activities for a few reasons. One, I am a sucker for decorating with the natural elements – dried orange garlands and eucalyptus wreaths adorn my home well past the Christmas season. Decorating withContinue reading “Orange Pomanders & Keeping Christmas Simple”

Hot Cocoa Made with Love

Even a simple cup of hot cocoa can bring a family together and create lasting memories. Creating and participating in traditions gives us the opportunity to grow closer as a family. It creates a feeling of comfort and belonging. When we are a part of something meaningful and significant it makes us feel accepted and loved.Continue reading “Hot Cocoa Made with Love”


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