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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.”

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

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

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

Roasted Butternut Medley

Print Aunt Ky is good at finding creative recipes so that we can use produce that we’ve grown.  We are always grateful when we can grow winter squash, such as butternut, since it has a longer shelf life and can..... Read More

Pina Colada Cake

Print Everyone knows that Aunt Ky loves all things Hawaii.  This includes coconuts and pineapples.  Not surprisingly, this is one of her favorite cakes passed on from Gigi’s mom.  Aunt Ky’s daughter had the idea of adding the food coloring..... Read More

Wienerschnitzel Chili

Print Most people in our family know that if they go to Wienerschnitzel, they need to get a couple of hot dogs for Pa and at least a pint of chili.  Pa loves most any chili recipe, but this may..... Read More

Ramen Salad

Print Did you ever wish you had a salad with your Asian meals?  Well, Nana did.  She loves a salad at every meal and has convinced most of us to like this unique recipe.  We still call it a salad,..... Read More

Pork Fillet Mignon

Print Do you think of beef when you think of fillet mignon?  We did too, even though in France it commonly refers to the pork tenderloin.  Well Nana must be in on this secret, or she just knows that pork..... Read More

Easy Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake

Print Do you want ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ when you serve dessert?  Try this poke cake.  Like most poke cakes, it is simple to make, but your guests will not care.  I mean what is better than chocolate and caramel topped..... Read More

Lemon Pound Cake

Print This is one of Uncle Bear’s favorite desserts, but it is tasty for many.  One thing that makes this cake especially favored is the homemade icing that is poured on while the cake is still warm.  Yes, it does..... Read More