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Tortellini Salad

My husband, Bob, is half German, half Italian, but I think the Italian wins out when it comes to food. He loves pasta, and this tortellini salad is something he create, and now every potluck we go to, people ask us to bring his wonderful tortellini salad whether stuffed with meat or cheese. This is […]

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Jen Cote, in her new recipe newsletter, came up with the following recipe to keep her customers at The New Deli healthy and happy. You can use a strainer to press the well-cooked celery through if you don’t have a processor, or even just use the celery broth, discarding the celery after cooking. Serves 6-8. […]

Apple Dumplings

This recipe is from Love Inspired author, Patt Marr. “One of the best desserts ever. I’ve made them for 20 years or more. (Serves 5 generously) Ingredients 1 box Pillsbury piecrust (contains 2 crusts) Unroll each crust and cut into triangle-shaped quarters. 3 yellow apples, peeled and diced 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (optional) 2 […]

Crunchy-topped Potatoes

Novelist Carol Steward sent this recipe to me, and though I’ve seen it before, I forgot how easy it is to prepare and how perfect to slip into the oven with a meat loaf or baked chicken or any other food item. The oven temperature can be lowered, if necessary, for this item if it’s […]



Sometimes after the dark gloom of clouds and rain, the sun peeks out, and if you step outside, a wonderful surprise greets you and lifts your spirit: a  rainbow — the lovely spectrum of colors blending from purple to red — arching across the sky and dipping somewhere to the earth with the myth of a […]


A Walk In My Garden

Spring and summer are exciting because it means the flowers hidden beneath the soil poke up their heads and come for their yearly visit. Though the flowers have a couple of nemesis– three ground hogs and a bunch rabbits. . .even some squirrels–many survive and add color and delight to our yard. I love the […]


Dreams Come True — And I Have Proof

When I was growing up, I had dreams of so many things as we all do–things I wanted to do, things I wanted to see, things I wanted to experience. But life moves on and we begin to realize that dreams are dreams. They aren’t meant to happen. . . or are they? When I […]

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt – #7

Hello from Gail Gaymer Martin. I’m thrilled to be part of  the first ever Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! Welcome to Stop #7!  Don’t forget to write down the clue and check out the special bonus. And remember to click the link to Stop #8. Winnie Griggs I’m happy to host Winnie Griggs, a Plain Dealing, Louisiana […]

Cornbread With Apples and Sage

From Jen Cote’s New Deli in Pinole, CA. Jen has allowed me to share some of her recipes with you. If you’re in Pinole drop by. I love bread stuffing and I love cornbread, so this recipe excited me. The cornbread can be eaten as is or it can be used in stuffing for […]

Spinach Frittata

Here’s another recipe from Jenny Cote at The New Deli, Pinole, CA Eggs are always a breakfast or brunch favorite, and this recipe is excellent for a Sunrise Breakfast at your church or any afternoon party. They may be served warm or cold and cut into squares for appetizers.  Be creative and try one of […]