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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 Salad

Print Who says a salad needs a leafy green?  This salad has been around our family for at least 20 years.  Nana likes making it almost as much as she likes eating it, and it may be the kids’ first..... Read More

Southern Potato Salad

Print Nana usually makes the Hot Bacon Potato Salad that she’s already shared.  This recipe was a pleasant break for Nana, because she can make it the day before and stick it in the fridge.  Then she doesn’t have to..... Read More

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Print What is more basic than chocolate chip cookies?  Yes, we know, that’s why we like this recipe.  Everyone likes a basic chocolate chip cookie, and these are the perfect texture.  They are not too chewy or too cakelike.  It..... Read More

Christmas Zipper Peas

Print Nana discovered this little treasure to add to the garden a couple of years ago when ordering seeds.  Zipper peas are a fat round cream pea that is easy to shell, thus the name.  Just pull the fibrous strand..... Read More

Caramel Apple Glaze

Print This glaze was created as an experiment when Aunt Alisa made apple fritters one time.  After cooking the apples, Nana couldn’t bear to see the apple juice thrown away.  The glaze turned out delicious and beautiful, so we wrote..... Read More

Apple Fritters

Print Nana enjoyed making corn and jalapeno fritters, and she would change the “mix-ins” when she wanted a sweet fritter.  Now that the apple harvest is in for the year, she and Aunt Alisa wanted to try a new sweet..... Read More

Accidental Applesauce

Print We are aware that this recipe may not be helpful unless you have a couple of apple trees or access to a friendly neighbor.  We still wanted to share, because the result was delicious and an exciting discovery.  Before..... Read More

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Print As much as Nana loves to cook, she enjoys her kitchen even more when she is surrounded by her grandkids.  Through trial and error, she has discovered that Michaela enjoys making cookies.  There is something about watching each batch..... Read More

Chop Suey Cake

Print Who had this growing up?  Aunt Alisa has fond childhood memories when her Nanny made this for her.  Hope your family can enjoy it as well.   Ingredients Cake 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 – 20-ounce can crushed..... Read More

Apple Pie

Print We harvested enough apples this year to can more apple slices and make applesauce for the first time.  Nana has made apple pies for years, but of course, it tastes so much better when you know how much blood,..... Read More