Mom’s Lasagna

Adapted from my grandmother’s recipe. *Serves 4-6. Ingredients Meat Sauce: 1 pound Italian sausage 1 pound ground chuck 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 1 tablespoon basil 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 46-ounce jar Prego tomato sauce Cheese Mixture: 3 cups cottage cheese 2 eggs, beaten salt…

Simple Hospitality

We are so excited to introduce you to our December IF:Table host, Emily Ley. Emily has a heart for simplicity and making time for what matters most and, this month, she is sharing her best simplified holiday tips with us. Emily reminds us that hospitality starts within our very own homes and really is as  uncomplicated as…

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup

This recipe is originally found in my book Come & Eat which features 20 additional weeknight meal recipes. I have adapted it here for leftover turkey! *Serves 5 to 6. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 yellow onion, diced 4 carrots, thinly sliced 4 ribs celery, thinly sliced 3 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey 2…

The Table Jesus Sits At

November, it seems, is all about the table. From Thanksgiving to Friendsgiving and all the gatherings in-between, we bring family and friends together to eat, laugh, and enjoy one another’s company. But how often do we let the pressure of hosting or old family arguments get in the way of being able to really enjoy the…

100 Days to Brave

A good friend of mine is about to have a baby. Well, I say “about” when describing her pregnancy. She, on the other hand, does not. In my mind, she’s been pregnant for almost eight months and has just a little less than two months to go. But yesterday, when we were discussing it, she…

Chai-Poached Pears

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker – AgainstAllGrain.com SERVES: 6 INGREDIENTS: 8 cups water 8 black tea bags 1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup 1⁄4 cup coconut sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 2 whole star anise 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 6 ripe but firm Bosc pears Whipped cream (page 330, Celebrations) 2 tablespoons raw pistachios, lightly toasted and chopped INSTRUCTIONS: Combine the water, tea bags,…

South African Milk Tart

This is a recipe for traditional South African “melktert,” which translated just means milk tart – it is delicious and served at absolutely all social functions and Sunday afternoon teas in South Africa. *Makes 16 servings (two 9-inch pies) Ingredients For the crust: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 2…

Chrystal’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

*Makes 56 cookies (4-5 dozen) Ingredients 1 cup of butter 1 cup of sugar 1 cup of brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon of vanilla 2 cups of flour 2 ½ cups of blended oatmeal ½ teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of baking powder 12 oz. of chocolate chips 4…

What Happens When We Drift?

We are excited to introduce our friend Chrystal Evans Hurst to the IF:Table community! Her writing is full of honesty and humor, and we think you’ll love getting to know her. This month, as we gather around the table and ask questions to deepen our faith, Chrystal is helping us process what happens when we…

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