Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

When the subject of forgiving comes up in conversation or at a homily in church, as it did today, it conjures up in me the struggle to forgive. Today’s homily was from Matthew 18:21-35. Peter asks Jesus how many times must he forgive when someone sins against him. Peter says, “seven times”? Jesus replies “not … Continue reading

Protein Packed Nut Butter

Protein Packed Nut Butter

I can not believe I am about to start what so many high school moms here call “the first of the lasts”! My son is starting his senior year of high school next week! Where did the time go? Soon I will be experiencing my first lasts much like I have watched so many friends … Continue reading

Beet and Tahini Dip

Beet and Tahini Dip

  I love going to my summer parish in the US! There is something comforting about going to a place every summer since 1999 and their singing of the Our Father literally brings me to tears! It truly is a spiritual experience. Tonight our Polish priest talked about relaxing and not worrying. Is it a … Continue reading

1 Hour Cinnamon Rolls

1 Hour Cinnamon Rolls

I am sorry it’s been so long since I last wrote but more importantly that I haven’t made something worthy of blogging:) Well that all changed this morning! But I will get to the ONLY cinnamon roll recipe you will ever need in a minute. My Thursday ladies group is loving Andy Stanley’s, Address the … Continue reading

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

What does being a mom or a woman really mean? Fixing situations from a sick child or a teenager mired in their first emotional situation are just a couple of examples. Lending an ear to a friend who is going through an unthinkable situation, easing the stress of a co-worker or even being caught in … Continue reading

Double Ginger Crackles

Double Ginger Crackles

Happy Christmas Eve! I have all my kids at home for Christmas and we have been eating our way through Hong Kong:) Food is a huge part of our traditions during the holidays. We have our family favorites but I also like to add new recipes, like this cookie. If you need to bake something … Continue reading

Maple Caramelized Turkey Bacon

Maple Caramelized Turkey Bacon

  Happy 2nd Sunday of Advent! I am sitting at my dining table with my watercolor paint palette, paint brushes, card stock and Christmas music playing. As I paint advent candle cards for a few special people I am grateful for this time of solitude and preparation for the coming of Jesus. Doesn’t that sound … Continue reading

Maple Chia Pots

Maple Chia Pots

What does grace mean to you? Forgiveness, repentance, kindness, courtesy, goodwill, and mercy are just a few meanings that come to my mind. It is kindness from God that we don’t deserve.  We don’t have to do anything special to receive grace. It is God’s free gift to us:) I feel so blessed spending time with … Continue reading

Helen’s Granola

Helen’s Granola

UPDATE on the young man waiting for a new heart. I will call him Neb. Neb, the young man in my previous post has had a harrowing week. He had the longest surgery recorded, 18 hours, in a South Carolina hospital, was left with his chest cavity open to ensure his new VAD (Ventricle Assist … Continue reading