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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.”

Nana’s Meatballs

Print When you think of meatballs, you automatically think of spaghetti (with homemade marinara), right?  Well, Nana also makes her own meatballs when making her wedding soup on cold winter days.  Yes, you can buy premade meatballs, but if you..... Read More

Pumpkin Roll

Print At Thanksgiving, everyone has their dish.  We know that Nana will do the chicken and dressing, Aunt Alisa will do the sweet dinner rolls, and this one is Aunt Ky’s.  This, like many of our favorites, are slight variations..... Read More

Spicy Chicken and Shrimp

Print Aunt Ky loves spicy dishes and recreating what she’s eaten somewhere else.  She developed this years ago, because every time she went to Carino’s, this is what she ordered.  When she first made it, it was too hot to..... Read More

Green Chilis Raja with Cheese

Print When Nana smells green chilis roasting, she wants to make this recipe.  It is a quick go-to for Nana.  She’ll even make it for lunch when she’s especially excited about the chilis she’s picked that day, because you get..... Read More

Hominy and Green Chili Casserole

Print Don’t know if it is just us or not, but hominy versus corn is a big debate in our family.  It seems that either side is love or hate.  There is no in-between, but Nana is closing the divide. ..... Read More

Crescent Delights

Print Although this dessert has bread in it, Aunt Alisa doesn’t make it from scratch.  This is a quick and easy dessert that doesn’t disappoint when served.  It takes the classic cinnamon and sugar combination plus cream cheese to create..... Read More

Caramel Apple Cookies

Print Awe.  Falltime.  One of the many things to look forward to in the fall is caramel apples.  If you love caramel apples, cookies, and all things fall try, these soft cookies with a rich icing.  Grab a cup of..... Read More

Garlic Asian Sauce

Print Sweet and sour sauce is traditionally served with our Asian meals including Hawaiian Stack 'Ems, but not surprisingly, Nana had to create another choice for everyone.  Sometimes she likes a savory alternative, so this was her creation.  Many of..... Read More

Sweet and Sour Sauce

Print For three generations, we’ve enjoyed this addition to our Hawaiian Stack ‘Ems.  Gran often made this, and we wanted to pass it on so that your family could enjoy it as well.  It is a pretty simple process.  Just..... Read More

Hawaiian Stack ‘Ems

Print This is another recipe passed down from Gran, Gigi’s mom.  She loved making it for big gatherings but, like Nana and Gigi, didn’t serve it when there were many men around.  Apparently, like Pa, many men don’t think this..... Read More