Category Archives: Recipes


Frantic Stew: A Quick Crockpot Recipe

But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15b

By: Jennifer Mullen

Fall his here!  To me that means snuggly blankets, slipper socks, yoga pants and comfort food(hence the need for the yoga pants). Fall also means that school activities are in full swing and the evenings are packed with homework, practices, and various other seasonal events.  Those two things do not have to be at odds!

Today I want to share a quick crockpot recipe that my mother-in-law introduced me to.  She calls it Frantic Stew.  You can easily throw it together as you leave in the morning, and enjoy this warm, comfort food when you get home from your busy day.  No chopping required!  I have tried several variations of this recipe, but this is the one I like the best. Continue reading


Friday Night Movie with Popcorn Mix

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

by: Kerri Young

Because most of our lives have been in flux for the last three months since we moved overseas, we have tried to incorporate some consistent weekly events where we come together as a family that have provided the continuity and security our kids need to thrive. Continue reading


Homemade Salsa

Give us our food for today.  Matthew 6:11

Almost a year ago I had the best salsa I’ve ever had in my life.  It was from a restaurant called Mojitos, and let me tell you, it was awesome.  After having said salsa I got into a bad little habit of running in to Mojitos just to buy it.  I was doing this more often than I care to admit, and then one day it just hit me that I needed to make my own-and so I did.  It turns out that making salsa is ridiculously easy. Continue reading

Creamy Artichoke Dip

But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15b

by: Jennifer Mullen

This is my go-to-recipe for any event where I am supposed to take a snack to share.  It ALWAYS turns out great!  Thanks to my friend, Karen, who shared it with me a few years ago.  There is NOTHING healthy in it, so forget your New Year’s Resolutions for a moment and enjoy!

What You Will Need: 

  •  2 Heaping Wooden Spoonfuls of Mayo– I only use Hellman’s.  Have not tried it with 1/2 fat or olive oil mayo. (This was how the recipe was explained to me.  Never strayed.)
  • 1 Can of Quartered Artichoke Hearts– sometimes chop them smaller
  • 8 oz. of Cream Cheese– softened
  • 5 oz of Shredded Parmesan Cheese– I always use Frigo.
  • 1 Tbsp each of Garlic Powder and Parsley
*This recipe is very easy to double depending on how many you are serving. 
What to do:
  • Combine the mayo, garlic powder, and parsley
  • Add the Parmesan cheese
  • Fold in the softened cream cheese
  • Stir in the artichoke hearts

Bake on 350 degrees until warm and bubbly (about 30 minutes).

Serve with chips, crackers, or pieces of yummy bread.