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Women are eating, praying, and loving in an attempt to discover what they knew all along.


Tribute to the Virginia Cookery

Wonderful "Old Virginia" recipes!

This recipe has been a classic in my family – from generation to generation. Holiday time is coming soon. Get ready! Just know that you will have to double-up on these cookies – they go fast. Dangerously delicious… and so simple.


1/2 Cup  butter                                                        1 Cup broken pecans
3 Tbls confectioners’ sugar                                 2 Tbls ice water
1 Cup sifted flour                                                     1 Teas vanilla

Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla, flour, nuts and ice water. Shape in little finger-sized, crescent moon pieces and bake at 400 degrees for approx. 10 minutes. When almost cold, roll in confectioners’ sugar.

From the Woman’s Auxiliary, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington, Virginia.

(BTW – If you are a single woman, this recipe will land you a husband!)





Nonsensical Information

Groundhog and woodchuck – same creature. Who knew?

They Call it Chicken…

Call me crazy, but this photo of Chicken of the Sea is, for some reason,  

Tuna as Art

absolutely gorgeous!

Pest Control

As much as we hate it, flying insects tend to find a way into our kitchens. Those delicious aromas from the stove sometimes get us into trouble! Open the door, in zooms a fly. Or a mosquito. Or a potato bug…

Here is a clean, chemical-free, humane solution. Keep a plastic cup (clearly marked – I use colored tape) in a handy place with some stiff order cards out of a magazine. When the pesky creature lands, sneak up on him. Quickly trap him in the cup, then side the card under very gently – making sure not to allow 

Cupping of pesky insect

escape, or injury. Carry outdoors and release. No muss, no fuss.

It may take a little practice, but after a while, even the fastest insect won’t be able to outsmart “the cup”!

Mom, the True Heart of my Kitchen

"Cissie", my Mom

Thought from Dr. Christiane Northrup

“Those who have trouble receiving, attract those who have trouble giving.”

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