Lunch Lady Dirty Rice

*Affiliate links included. In grade school I did not know the name of the dietitian over the lunchroom. I was not alone as all of my friends and I called her the lunch lady. Now, as a homeschool mom, I’m the lunch lady and let me say most days I draw a complete menu blank. Our usual weekly fare includes grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup, maybe some pasta leftovers from dinner, and when I’m desperate–Chickfil-A. My children are good {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Game Day Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Game days hold nostalgic feelings for my husband. It was a big event in the Hughes house growing up, and he still enjoys celebrating a big game with food to this day. In our house, the sports seasons have recently begun and generally last all the way until March. Game day food is a fun way to keep the good times rolling throughout the fall, winter and spring! My husband’s favorite game day dish is buffalo sliders. You will love {Read More}

About Lacey Hughes

Lacey is a first generation pastor’s wife with a desire to share the joy of the Lord with those around her. She is the wife to Les Hughes III, senior pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Jayess, Mississippi. They have a two year old daughter and a son they welcomed December 2014. Lacey is a stay at home mom who loves building community with the people around her and encouraging women of all ages to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord.

Grid Iron Grillers

Grid Iron Grillers are perfect for a Father’s Day cook-out. Simple, easy, and best of all…Dad will love them! 1 to 2 lbs. sirloin steak 1 lb. bacon 1 cup Dale’s steak seasoning (you can use any marinade) Soak steak in marinade for an hour before prep time.  Cut steak into one-inch square pieces. Cut bacon strips in half.  Wrap steak with bacon.  Place on grill until done (this will vary depending on how you like your steak, but be sure {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Mock Lasagna

Kids love this because it is like lasagna only without the cottage cheese or ricotta layer (which some kids dislike). Mothers like it because it is easy and often provides some leftovers for lunch. Mock Lasagna 1 can crescent rolls 1 pound ground beef 1 jar spaghetti sauce (although 2/3 of a 24 oz jar would be sufficient, I usually use the whole jar) 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay out the crescent roll dough {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Nacho Stack-Up

Nacho Stack-Up is a great fast mid-week dinner. Save clean-up time by serving on paper plates! 1 lb of ground beef browned 1 package of taco seasoning 1/4 head of lettuce shredded 1 tomato diced 2 cups cheddar cheese 1 can refried beans 1 can black beans 1 jar salsa 1 jar jalapenos 8 oz. sour cream guacamole 1 bag Tortilla chips Heat ground beef and prepare with taco seasoning as directed on package. Set up a buffet using other ingredients. {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Spicy Tortilla Roll-Ups

Kellie’s Apology: Page sent in a series of mouth watering Super Bowl snack recipes and well, I dropped the ball. I did not get the recipes posted before the big game!  All of her recipes will be wonderful additions to any party or fun family night — and perfect for next year’s Superbowl. Spicy Tortilla Roll-Ups 6 flour tortillas 8 oz. softened cream cheese 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 cup mild cheddar cheese 1 small can of chopped black olives 1/4 {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Easy Slow Cooker Root Beer Pork BBQ

Get everything going this morning and enjoy Easy Slow Cooker Pork BBQ for dinner. The secret ingredient is: Root Beer! 2 to 3 pound pork tenderloin or Boston Butt 1 (12-oz) can or bottle of root beer 1 (18 oz) bottle of barbecue sauce 8 – 12 hamburger buns Cut off any excess fat and put the pork tenderloin or Boston Butt in a slow cooker. Pour the root beer over the meat. Cover and cook on low about 6 {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Sesame Chicken in an Ice Storm

A few weeks ago, my roommate and I were literally trapped inside for four days due to a worse-than-predicted ice storm—in Texas no less! With a day off from work and exams delayed, we invited a few friends over throughout the weekend to enjoy Christmas movies, a warm fire, and food with us. We baked, laughed, drank coffee, baked some more, laughed more, and watched way too many cheesy Christmas movies. This recipe was discovered during the ice storm. I {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Maple Sausage and Cranberry Dressing

My grandmother’s Thanksgiving dressing is the stuff of legends. It gets requested by other friends and family for their Thanksgiving celebrations.  When our family is done eating our Thanksgiving dinner, everyone packs up some of the dressing to take home and enjoy later. I was inspired by how her food brings others such joy and so I experimented to create a complex-flavored and delicious dressing recipe for the “Friendsgiving” celebration I had with my friends. Maple sausage and cranberry dressing {Read More}

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Terry’s Chicken

My mother has this really neat cookbook she got a long time ago, I don’t know exactly how long ago, but it was around while I was still a teenager and that was twenty years back. She would add the recipes along with her personal notes. I’ll always remember the comment to the side of this particular recipe “Terry’s favorite, men love this.”  As an FYI, women love this too, as do kids of all ages. It was written for {Read More}