Cheese Grits and Sausage Casserole

A friend gave me this recipe in 1987. It’s sure to please everyone, even yankees. That is, if you can get them to try it. When my husband came into my family, he would only eat meat, potatoes and green beans. My mother, a wonderful cook, soon had him trying all kinds of new things.  And … Continue reading

Crumbs – Another Side of Mary

“Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.” – Elizabeth Fishel      “Service without spirituality is exhausting and hopeless. But . . . spirituality without service is barren and selfish.” Joanna Weaver John 12:26If anyone serves me, … Continue reading

Another Side of Mary

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She … Continue reading

Chicken Tostado Salad

Here’s a nice summer dish for you. It’s good, as well as easy. A winner! Chicken Tostado Salad  Ingredients 4 corn tortillas 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (2 ounces) 1/2 small red onion, diced small 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 garlic clove, minced Breast meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, … Continue reading

Crumbs – From the Horse’s Mouth to Our Hearts

 “A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.” Pam Brown                                           “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” Winston Churchill           “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a … Continue reading

From the Horse’s Mouth to Our Hearts

Our daughter, Lisa loves animals—all kinds—dogs, cats and especially horses. Animals come and animals go. But some capture the heart of their masters in a unique way. Such was the case with Lisa and Laizer, her beautiful black Arabian horse. Bred for endurance , he was born to run. Just as Lisa was born to ride. And run, … Continue reading

Microwave Squash Casserole

                                                                                                             Is it hot enough for you? A kind neighbor brought by batch of yellow squash. Yea!  I decided to make a squash casserole.  But it was too hot to turn on the oven.  My friend, Harriet came to the rescue with this delicious recipe for the microwave.  I made it with non-fat mayo, non-fat cheese and Smart Balance spread. … Continue reading

Crumbs – Making Sense in a Senseless World

“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” Abraham Lincoln   “Give me Father, a purpose deep, In joy or sorrow Thy word to … Continue reading

Making Sense in a Senseless World

(After a three week hiatus, I’ve decided I need to resume Devos and Dumplings. Besides, I’d much rather spend time with you than clean out closets and drawers. So, thanks for checking in, faithful readers. As I was writing this post, Katie called with sad news. Last week, a commander at Fort Bragg was killed … Continue reading