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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.”

Bacon Green Bean Haystacks

Print As you know, Nana often looks for new ways to prepare produce after each harvest.  She likes to call these her “company green beans.”  You know, the ones that you only make when you know someone is coming for..... Read More

Pork Chops with Brine

Print We hate to admit it, but sometimes we find a nice cut of meat that we’ve overlooked in the freezer.  If it is just freezer burned, and not ruined, Nana will brine it before cooking to ensure it is..... Read More

Creamy Garlic Sauce

Print We’ve already shared Aunt Alisa's traditional cream gravy that she calls her "2-2-2 Gravy," but Nana wanted an alternative.  You can serve them on the exact same dishes, but Nana especially enjoys this creamy garlic sauce/gravy on her brined..... Read More

Fried Mushrooms

Print As with many of Nana’s recipes, they change over the years as she refines her knowledge.  She’s worked on this recipe for a while now looking for an acceptable batter for different foods.  She uses it for battering mushrooms as..... Read More

Creamed Potatoes

Print Yes.  We have something else that Nana serves with a cream sauce.  Nana continues to serve this recipe just like her mother did when they had fresh potatoes as a child.  It is oh-so tasty on freshly dug potatoes,..... Read More

Cream Cheese Icing

Print Yes, we know that most Southern homes have their version of cream cheese icing, and there’s not much variability.  But we wanted to make sure everyone knew about this treasure.  There is something about a delicious cream cheese icing..... Read More

Cinnamon Rolls

Step-by-Step Print A couple of months ago, Aunt Alisa shared her go-to sweet dinner rolls, and we mentioned that she also uses the recipe to make cinnamon rolls. Due to popular demand, she has meticulously, with her youngest daughter’s help,..... Read More

Old-Fashioned Brownies

Print It is summertime.  That means time for homemade ice cream and a backyard barbeque, right?  Well, if you have ice cream, you need warm brownies.  There are plenty of boxes to purchase, but how much better is it to..... Read More

Creamed Corn

Print In the south, we like all things creamed.  Not only do we add cream to our vegetables (Creamed Yellow Squash, Creamed Carrots and Peas, and Creamed Potatoes), like this recipe, but peaches and cream is not just a saying. ..... Read More

8-Layer Dip

Print We have a joke that Nana can turn any leftovers into Ribeye steaks.  Of course, she cannot, but she can disguise them pretty good.  When serving this dip, it is often because she’s already served fresh pinto beans and..... Read More