With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Making Memories and GIANT Bubbles with Kids

 Kids, big and small, never outgrow a fascination with bubbles. How many of those little plastic bottles of bubble solution have you bought through the years. Yes, me too. There is just something delightful in blowing little iridescent globes of various shapes that float effortlessly through the air and then suddenly POP! Imagine the FUN you and your kids will have making super GIANT bubbles. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Collection of Recipes using Garden Fresh Zucchini

Summer is a delightful time of the year for many reasons and one of them is the abundance of fresh produce. Whether from the market or your garden, this is when the best and freshest fruits and vegetables are available  making it easy to add nutritious ingredients to your meals. Zucchini will soon be ready to harvest from local farmers and backyard plots. In this collection of zucchini recipes you will find an appetizer, entree, side dish and even a dessert that shines the spotlight on  this summer squash.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Rosemary Focaccia from Dough made in a Bread Machine

Totally irresistible. Warm from the oven. Dipped in olive oil or sliced for a sandwich, this Italian yeast bread will make you happy. Focaccia, pronounced "fuh-KA-cha," is a type of Italian yeast bread. The dough is flavored with olive oil and topped with herbs. If you have visited here before you know how much I love my bread machine. I simply add the ingredients to the pan, and the machine does just the right amount of mixing, kneading and proofing. When it is finished I have a lovely dough ready to make rosemary focaccia.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

It is Well by Kristene DiMarco, You Make Me Brave

Think on These Things thoughts from John...

I recently watched a song video titled, It is Well, that inspired this week’s Sunday post. I've included the video at the bottom of this post. I was blown away by the words and the music. Though I really wish I could, I can’t sing. So, when I hear these very talented young people sing like Kristene, my heart praises God that He has given them the ability to write and sing songs that speak to my heart.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Propagating Perennial Herb Rosemary and making Simmering Potpourri

Do you have an herb garden or grow herbs on your windowsill? Do you have a favorite herb for cooking? I have a smallish, 4-foot by 8-foot raised bed where I grow herbs and some annuals. Just the ones I use most often in the kitchen. The aromatic evergreen, rosemary, does really well needing little attention. This perennial herb is super easy to propagate from stem cuttings to make more plants. Rosemary infuses lots of flavor in cooking but it also is a lovely ingredient in this light and clean-smelling, simmering potpourri.

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