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I finally got it! Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor!

Deuteronomy 12:7 And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.

Blessed, Blessed, Blessed is what I am!

toh-logo-redI am so excited!  I finally received the e-mail from Taste of Home     confirming my acceptance as a Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor.

This is such an honor for me and I can’t wait to jump right in and get started submitting original recipes, rating and reviewing recipes, actively participating in online community forums, getting all my friends and family to climb on board the Taste of Home train with me.

Wait!

What?

Yes, I invite you all to become a member of the Taste of Home family,  “Like” Taste of Home on Facebook, follow Taste of Home on Pinterest and subscribe to the Taste of Home magazine.  Lots of perks!

You can keep up with what’s going on in the cooking/baking world and submit your wonderful tasting recipes.  Who knows, I could be the one they choose to rate and review your recipe.

Come on now, this sounds like fun, right?

Just follow the links below to get started ………

http://www.tasteofhome.com/

https://www.facebook.com/tasteofhome

Can’t wait to see you there,

Dana Moore,

Taste of Home

Volunteer Field Editor

A Servant’s Heart

1 Corinthians 13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Early this year, our church organized a bible study group for young ladies, 6th grade and up, to encourage and reenforce the principles they are taught at home: love Christ, embrace modesty, cherish your purity, serve humanity, and love one another. They call themselves the P.E.A.R.L.S.

Polished ~ Educated ~ Ambitious ~ Resourceful ~Loving ~ Souls~

…all characteristics that you would find in the Proverbs 31 Woman.

 

Dana’s husband had a superb idea, that for the men’s bible study meeting, the P.E.A.R.L.S. could prepare and serve a meal {with light supervision, of course}.

The girls had a blast!

emkitchThey chopped, baked, spread, and stirred their hearts out.

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Getting the salad and chili fixin’s ready

They served chili, salad, and pimento cheese sandwiches with all the fixin’s, as we say in the South.

And to end the meal; a choice of homemade Banana Puddin’ with Brown Sugar Meringue and scrumptious Pineapple Upside-Down Cake was on the menu {some of the fellahs had a little of both!}

The men were very impressed with how well the P.E.A.R.L.S. did.

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Our Pastor asking blessing for the food

Now, to some, I know that this idea seems sexist, backwards, or oppressed.
If that is where your head is at, then I ask you to open your heart. First of all, the world has made it ugly for a woman to serve a man outside of a food establishment environment.

One of my favorite quotes is by G.K. Chesterson that says:

“It [feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”

I believe that God is pleased to see young women learning a role that is humbling and vital in the family dynamic, but I will save that thought for another time.

Secondly, this lesson wasn’t about “serving men”. This lesson was about serving mankind.

As a society, we have eradicated the idea of where love comes from and, in essence, what love really is.

Jesus said in John 13:35 “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

Love isn’t just about how we feel. Love is about how we ACT. 

If we all chose to LOVE one another the way Jesus told us to, wouldn’t the world be a better place?

The men enjoying the meal and the top-notch service

The men enjoying the meal

May God bless all the young ladies across the globe. May they all know the peace and love of Jesus Christ through His saving grace, and extend His love to others.

 Matthew 13:45  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Strawberry Jam Recipe Contest! Who Will Be The Winner? YOU?

We have a lot of strawberries and we want to make Strawberry Jam!

DSCN2773We have a little problem though!  We have never made Strawberry Jam.

I know, right …… your thinking, “WHAT?”  but it’s true!

We have made pear preserves, blackberry jelly, apple jelly and apple butter, but never strawberry jam!

So, we are asking for your help.  Yep, that’s right, you, the person that’s reading this right now.

We are looking for heirloom strawberry jam recipes.  So, if you think you have the best heirloom recipe please share it with us in the comments section.  Tell us how you acquired the recipe and why its special to you and why we should use your recipe.

If we use your recipe we will share it with the world.  It will be posted in the jams and jellies section in our Recipe Box and we will give full credit to you.

Contest ends at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 29.

I know, its short notice but my (Dana) Aunt Tenito was driving down the road yesterday and found a couple of little Amish boys selling strawberries for $7.00 a gallon, so I had her to get us 2 gallons!

So, hurry and get out those recipe boxes and share, share, share!  Can’t wait to see all the great recipes!

 

Help Us Welcome A New Member To Our SGC Family!

Numbers 27:11 And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Jen and I are so excited to welcome a new member to our SGC family!

Welcome aboard Laura Young-Wolfe.

Laura

Laura and I (Dana) have been friends for 20+ years.

Even though Jen and Laura only met a few months ago they have become fast friends and I couldn’t be happier!

Laura will be telling you all about herself, her family and her cooking experiences on the About page in the coming days.

So, join us and give Laura a big shout out to let her know how excited you are that she will be adding her own special flavor to the SGC family!

YAY!!!!!

Grandmother’s Hand Written Recipe!

2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Posted by Dana

I was cleaning out boxes of “stuff” from where we recently moved and I found an old recipe box.

Within that box I found this hand written recipe for Pineapple Salad and Orange Salad from my Grandmother.  God rest her soul.

She went to rejoice with Jesus in 2006 and I miss her often.

Especially when I want to pick up the phone to call and ask her a question about cooking, baking or canning.

My grandmother had several handwritten recipes because this was the only way she had to write things down.

Oh how I wish I had more of these handwritten recipes.

Most of them were distributed between her sons, daughters-in-law and grand-kids.

Maybe we should get all these recipes together and publish a cookbook?

Hum, now that’s a thought……

Grandmother's hand written recipe

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