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A room full of grace at Bethesda Medical Alliance

On Tuesday, December 20,  I had the honor of speaking to the ladies of the Bethesda Alliance at one of my very favorite restaurants, The Potpourri House in Tyler. What a wonderful group of women they are, and they have a great purpose: to support  the ministry of Bethesda Health Clinic, a clinic that exists “… to provide… Continue reading A room full of grace at Bethesda Medical Alliance

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“Grandma, Is That You?” (Lemon Icebox Dessert)

Some desserts are so reminiscent of  “the good ol’ days” that they are skipped over when some bakers are skimming through cook books because they’re considered  passé.  They’re the forte of the Aunt Bees and grandmas of the world, not the stylish baker of today. However, I am of the opinion that old things are still… Continue reading “Grandma, Is That You?” (Lemon Icebox Dessert)

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Apples and Gratefulness

I have been blessed in many ways in my lifetime.  I mean, really,  haven’t we all?  We’ve all had difficulties and even tragedies, as we’ve witnessed in recent days and weeks in many tornado-stricken parts of the U.S.  I see the beauty rising from the debris already, though. It’s always breath-taking to see what happens… Continue reading Apples and Gratefulness

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and reflections on graduating kids

What a busy weekend I just had; my oldest son graduated from high school, and all the things that go along with that kept us running from here to there on Friday and Saturday.  What a blessing to be his mom and see him growing into such a great young man.   I am so… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and reflections on graduating kids

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Souhaitez-vous une tarte de la soie Française? (Fabulous French Silk Pie)

Some years ago my family went to have dinner with my dear friend Charlotte’s family.  Char is an amazing cook; her mom is of Scottish descent, and her dad was Italian, and Char learned to cook really well while growing up in their home.  At least everything I’ve ever eaten at her house has been… Continue reading Souhaitez-vous une tarte de la soie Française? (Fabulous French Silk Pie)