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…

Summer Salad

Summer Salad Looking for a recipe that’s fresh, simple, and delicious?  This summertime salad from our good friend Sarah Harmeyer has you covered. Put some chicken on the grill and throw everything else in a bowl, and before you know it, dinner is served. Ingredients 1 (11 oz) pkg spring mix salad blend 1 lb. sliced…

Ina Garten’s Roasted Vegetable Frittata

It’s summer time. Perfect for using fresh seasonal veggies that require minimal cooking! This is an Ina Garten recipe (which means it comes out perfect every time) that is lightly adapted. It’s so pretty when you pull it out of the oven and the great news is you can serve it hot, warm or cold…

Indonesian Chicken in Peanut Sauce

  Indonesian Chicken in Peanut Sauce Vivian Mabuni is sharing a dinner recipe with us this month — it is a great one for warm spring or summer nights. Colorful, full of veggies, tasty, and easy to make! Enjoy!   Ingredients 1 lb chicken cut into strips 2 cloves of minced garlic 2 T olive…

Artichoke Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This month, our recipe inspiration is a family favorite around Maria Goff’s table. Take it from Maria herself: It’s easy to fix, makes the house smell so good, and tastes delicious!   Ingredients 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs Sea salt and pepper 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 1 cup chicken broth…