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Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart · 2M ago

Dragon Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

What is beautiful fuchsia pink on the outside and white with lots of black seeds on the inside? If it wasn’t for my grandkids I wouldn’t know either. They introduced me to Dragon Fruit. A unique fruit that adds visual interest and flavor to this frui...
Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart · 2M ago

What’s Important – Birthday Gifts from Big Hearts

The sweetest gifts don’t come in fancy packages or cost a lot. Yet they have greater value and are cherished far more than expensive things. The best gifts are those that come from the heart. I was reminded about what is really important when I recei...
Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart · 2M ago

Chocolate Dipped Figs with Chopped Pistachio

The season for sweet, fresh figs from my backyard tree isn't very long and I am taking advantage of every fig I pick letting none go to waste. Since the first bigger harvest last week, I am finding just a few that are currently ripe and ready to harv...
Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart · 2M ago

Linguine with Bacon, Figs and Basil

If you remember my excitement about the figs harvested from my backyard fig tree, I am just as excited about the pasta dish of linguine with bacon and basil topped with sweet figs. It is an amazing combination of flavors and lovely if you are looking...
Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart · 2M ago

Erin’s Birthday with a Homemade Ice Cream Cake

It doesn’t matter how old you get, ice cream and cake is a must for celebrating a birthday. Our oldest daughter just had her special August birthday. Erin isn’t crazy about cake or desserts in general. Really… how can she be my offspring?! But, she l...
Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart · 2M ago

Celebrating Erin's Birthday with a Homemade Ice Cream Cake with a Chocolate Oreo Crust

It doesn't matter how old you get, ice cream and cake is a must for celebrating a birthday. Our oldest daughter just had her special August birthday. Erin isn't crazy about cake or desserts in general. Really... how can she be my offspring?! But, she...
Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart · 2M ago

Shine like the Dawn

Think on These Things thoughts from John… Whenever I experience a glorious sunrise at dawn...
Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart · 2M ago

Small Batch Canned Fig Preserves from Backyard Fig Tree

I am so excited that I actually got figs from my tree! I never grew a fig tree before and early in 2016 I saw a little baby tree at a store, purchased it and brought it home. To my amazement it produced fruit the very first year. But, sadly, they did...
Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart · 2M ago

Hello August! Summer Activities for Kids in South Jersey

It’s August! Usually the hottest month of the year and there is still a full month before school starts! Running out of ways to keep the kids busy? If you live in the South Jersey area and you are looking for fun things to do, I have a few suggestion...
Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart · 2M ago

Baking a Strawberry Pie with Kids

  Chloe was trying hard to be patient. But when you have seven siblings, it takes almost forever for it to be your turn to go to MomMom and PopPop’s house. She was even willing to allow her little brother to come along for the weekend. And, she came ...