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.

Blackberry Freezer Jam

This week Texas weather hit an all-time high of 70 degrees. After going through three weeks of temperatures below 20 degrees, we Texas are breaking out the shorts and flip-flops! Ah, spring is on the horizon! Not really though—I checked the weather just now and in a few days we will be back down to 50 degrees. But who cares! We can stop making the warm soups and begin breaking out the crisp vegetables and fruits. A local grocery store {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.

Valentine Desserts to Say ‘I Love You’

We are bracing here in the South tonight for another onslaught of snow and ice. Valentine’s Day is Friday which means it will be a family dinner at home this year–hopefully with power. If you’re looking for some simple, economical  Valentine desserts to say ‘I love you’ this year, I have a few to share from Mentoring Moment’s archives. What are you planning for Valentine’s Day this year? Oreo Balls Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies Mama’s Chocolate Chess Pie Pecan {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.

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.

Cake Mix Cookies

Be your own creative genius by using a basic recipe for cookies that uses a cake mix. You choose the flavor cake mix, add the eggs and shortening plus your choice of add-ins (1 to 1 and 1/2 cups). The variations are endless. Think white cake mix with red M&M’s for Valentine’s Day or chocolate cake mix with mint chocolate chips for St. Patrick’s Day. Then of course there’s the variety you could make with peanut butter chips or toffee {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.

Top Pinned and Liked Recipes of 2013

WARNING: GOOD LOOKIN’ FOOD PICTURES AHEAD! Everyone likes a good recipe and Mentoring Moments had quite a few in 2013. You, our readers liked on Facebook and pinned on Pinterest your Mentoring Moments favorites. Are you a bit curious as to what fabulous dessert received over 400 Pinterest pins? Want to know what recipe was liked 178 times on Facebook? Well, let’s get to revealing your top pinned and liked recipes of 2013 with the top three in each category. Top MMCW {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.

Favorite Christmas Gingerbread

My family’s favorite Christmas gingerbread can be eaten as a snack, dessert, or even as a yummy breakfast treat! Spray an 8 x 8 pan with non-stick coating. Preheat oven to 35oF. Mix together: 1 stick softened butter 2 eggs 1/2 cup unsweetened yogurt or sour cream 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup molasses 1 cup applesauce 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. ginger Pour into {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).