Lemon Curd & the Start of a Family Tradition

Hospitality is the theme for our next few posts, and our recipe comes from a woman who epitomized hospitality. Beth and Karen’s family settled into a neighborhood when the girls were in high school and junior high (and their parents still live in there), and very quickly became good friends with their next-door neighbors who were… Continue reading Lemon Curd & the Start of a Family Tradition

Re-Rooting Ourselves at Halloween

As a child growing up in the late 1980s/early 1990s in a conservative, white, and Evangelical Protestant home, I (Karen) did not experience Halloween beyond a few church-hosted Harvest Festivals and classroom celebrations where I dressed up in Scottish or pioneer attire if I dressed up at all. If I gave the holiday any thought,… Continue reading Re-Rooting Ourselves at Halloween

Getting Excel Happy for the Holidays

Holidays and life events throughout the year can sneak up on the best of us. Karen has found charting baking and craft projects’ details to be a lifesaver, particularly through Excel spreadsheets like these: Excel is handy because the spreadsheets can be organized numerically or alphabetically so that projects are sorted by their deadlines, the… Continue reading Getting Excel Happy for the Holidays

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Nancy has been whisking up pumpkin spice creations since fall began showing its face, and here is one of her delicious concoctions perfect for warming you up on crisp mornings! Pumpkin Spice Creamer  Ingredients: 2 T. brown sugar 2 T. maple syrup ¼ c. pumpkin puree 1/3 t. pumpkin pie spice 1-2 c. half-and-half dash of… Continue reading Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer