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Around the Supper Table


We gather around our supper table daily to share with family. Not only do we enjoy the hugs and laughter, but it gives us an opportunity to share our journey with each other so that we can strengthen and encourage one another.

We have created this blog in hopes that our struggles, and sometimes revelations, can help you. We know that life can be difficult, but it is only through Him that we “live, and move, and have our being . . .” as stated in Acts 17:28. He hasn’t taken our struggle from us, but He has given us purpose in our struggles that we may help each other. We appreciate feedback and prayer requests.

In Matthew 11:28-30 it reminds us to, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Broccoli Brine

Print Nana and Uncle Chris get to sit down each year and plan the garden.  Nana advises based on what she wants to cook and eat, and Uncle Chris’ advice is influenced by how much work is needed to grow..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #149 – Let Your Will be Done God . . . but Not That Way

When I was in high school, I broke my ankle playing basketball, and the entire thing ended up being an ordeal.  For context, I absolutely hated basketball. Not only had I broken the ankle, but I had broken it in..... Read More

Jalapeno Peach Jam

Print Aunt Ky loves jams and jellies and anything with peppers, especially if they’re spicy.  So when Nana needed another recipe for our peaches this year, Ky was ready.  We are so glad that we tried something new, but really..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #148 – Wake up or WOKE Up

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” -Psalm..... Read More

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Print If you love Aunt Alisa’s cinnamon rolls, but don’t have the time to wait for the dough to rise, try these.  As you know, her daughter (Michaela), loves trying new cookie recipes, and we’re going to make sure she..... Read More

Lime Coleslaw

Print Coleslaw is a nice side for many meals, but Nana’s favorite is with fish tacos.  There is just something about a lightly dressed slaw that takes it to the next level.  It’s even more delicious when you’ve grown your..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #147 – Freely Give

Giving.  It seems like such a simple word: the free transfer of a possession from one person to another.  It is such a common word in our language and something that we do frequently, and it seems to be the..... Read More

Southern Hoe Cakes

Print Hoe cakes, or if you’re from the North, Johnny Cakes, are a great alternative to making bread.  They may have started with tradition to use local ingredients, but they’ve stayed in the modern cooking world, because they are simple..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #146 – What is Humility

Once my boys found a centipede. They were fascinated with all of those legs and the giant pincer at the front of its mouth. Of course, they asked me if they could keep it, and being that I am a..... Read More

Spinach and Bacon Quiche

Print Nana loves eating quiche, and of course, she loves making them.  She’s tried many combinations, but this is one of her favorites.  You’ll also see her putting bacon and breakfast sausage with cheddar cheese as well as mixing ham..... Read More