On Slow-Cooker Chicken (or turkey) Taco Stew

Chicken Taco Stew

This was delicious, and I think would taste fabulous using leftover Thanksgiving Day turkey. With a nice side of cornbread... yum. If you make it with leftover turkey, just stir the diced, cooked meat into the stew about ten minutes before serving. And if you haven't entered to win a copy of the now sold-out cookbook from Gooseberry Patch, Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites hop to it! I've got a copy to give away, and it ends soon!   Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Stew from Slow-Cooker Continue Reading

On Ferguson and the Thing that Has to Be Enough

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My son attends two separate day programs, both at churches. One Lutheran, one Baptist. My son and daughter are in a MOPS program at another Lutheran church. The three of us attend in a community ed. Early Childhood class at a local school. Our family belongs to a large church in the liberal-ish ELCA Lutheran denomination. We live in a big suburb just south of Minneapolis. And I am fairly certain that I can count the number of black people in the life of my children on my two hands. So when Continue Reading

On Warm Memories & Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Growing up, on special days my mom would pull a tube of refrigerated cinnamon rolls from the fridge and bake them, filling the house with the scent of sweet cinnamon and dough. She made them on every first day of school, Easter and Christmas mornings. That smell instantly brings me back to those days, when the biggest fight my siblings and I would have was over who would get the roll from the middle of the pan =) I love the idea of my babies associating warm, cozy, comfort treats with special Continue Reading

On Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites: a Gooseberry Patch giveaway

We put up our tree this weekend. I know. I'm not sorry. I'm happy and so is my little boy =) We've decided to embrace the season a little early. We're traveling for Thanksgiving and then there isn't even a month until Christmas, so we're all in! Now, anyone have tips on how to get him to leave the ornaments alone? =) Just in time, there's a new cookbook on my shelf, and of course I want to share it with you! Full of warm, easy to toss together, comforting meals and sides, appetizers and Continue Reading

On Early Black Friday Markdowns from DaySpring!

Affiliate links used in this post. If you choose to shop through my links, I will receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting my family and this site! Ooh, do I have a treat for you! Today, DaySpring is kicking off three weeks of stellar deals. I love being able to bring them to you, because being able to share Truth and light around our home has become something very important to our family, and DaySpring makes it simple. And affordable, with these deals. There are eight Continue Reading