How to Make a Fresh Fruit Melon Basket

While summer may be drawing to a close, fresh watermelons and berries are still in season in parts of the country.  For your next get together consider taking a fresh melon basket. watermelon berries of your choice pineapple grapes Long butcher knife Choose an oval-shaped watermelon. Using a long butcher knife in the center of the melon, trace a 2-inch handle. This handle will remain uncut at the base, but cut on the sides to form the handle. Make angular {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.

Fresh Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry season has begun! One of my favorite all-time salads is perfect with fresh, juicy strawberries paired with spinach. It’s simple to put together and would be marvelous for lunch or dinner. 1 bag of 50 / 50 salad mix (spring mix and baby spinach), ½ cup fresh blueberries, ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries, ½ cup chopped walnuts, blue cheese crumbles, any store-bought raspberry vinaigrette dressing (my favorite is Kraft’s Raspberry Hazelnut). Combine salad mix, berries, and walnuts. Sprinkle blue {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.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Makes Everything Better

Y’all, ranch dressing just makes everything better! As I try to fill my diet with more fresh veggies, this is something that will definitely help. And I can feel better about it because it’s homemade, not a bottled store-bought version with lots of preservatives and additives. You can make it even healthier by using low-fat mayo and sour cream or subbing Greek yogurt for the sour cream. What You Need: ¾ cup mayonnaise ¾ cup sour cream 1 tbsp. olive {Read More}

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Spring Fruit Salad

Whenever I hear the words fruit salad my mind automatically sings yummy, yummy. If you are a mom of children who love or have loved The Wiggles you know exactly what I’m talking about. This recipe is one that is worthy of singing Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy any day of the week. It is perfect to make for a spring get-together, whether it is brunch or dinner. Spring Fruit Salad 1 (29 ounce) can sliced peaches in water 1 (20 {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.

Gluten-free Thai Noodle Salad with Chicken

Finding healthy recipes my four children will eat is more than a challenge, sometimes it seems impossible. When I came across Thai Noodle Salad with Chicken over on Stacy McDonald’s Your Sacred Calling blog it seemed like a fun one-bowl dinner my young’uns just might enjoy. Not only are my kiddos in love, we are having it again for dinner this week. Stacy’s recipe calls for serrano peppers in the sauce, which I left out the first time.  I was {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.

Caramel Apple Salad

I am on the Women’s Ministry team at my church. Every year we have an annual potluck that is just for women. It is a time for women to come, eat, fellowship and learn. There are always several different cooking demonstrations. Occasionally, they have ladies demonstrate how to decorate their homes or similar programs. It is the perfect event to attend right before the holidays when you are searching for new ideas. A few weeks ago I was approached by Amanda, {Read More}

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Tracey’s Spinach Salad

At my house, even those who normally turn their noses up to spinach will eat this unusual combination. If the dressing recipe is more than your family likes on their salads, refrigerate the unused portion for later. You can use it for other types of salads too. It tastes almost like a Catalina dressing, and sometimes if pressed for time, I have just used the bottled version on this. Shhh…don’t tell. 2 (10 oz) bags fresh spinach leaves 4 hard-boiled {Read More}

About Tracey Cagle

My God brought me out of a pit of my own creation and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. I am a second wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four. I work part-time for a market research company and full-time as chauffeur, chef, and cheerleader to the children. I am active in my church home, where I teach a women's Sunday school class and facilitate bible studies. I enjoy volunteering. I write children's stories and have been rejected by some of the most renowned publishing companies in America. My daughter tells me Dr. Seuss was rejected on 17 submissions so I still have a way to go.

Southwestern Chicken Salad with Chipotle Caesar Dressing

Sweet friend, Patty Chaney, shared this wonderful recipe via Facebook recently. When I saw it I knew it was a keeper–and a recipe to share. Patty went above and beyond the call by making a recipe card for us all! This week if you want to add a zip and zing to your supper, give Patty’s Southwestern Chicken Salad with Chipotle Caesar Dressing a try.  A heads-up…next week she will share the easiest  knock-your-socks-off pie ever! About Kellie RenfroeKellie and {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.

Orange-Cucumber Salad

While I’m certainly no Julie of Julia and Julie movie fame, I do enjoy cooking my way through a fun cookbook. My latest venture is Weight Watchers From Pantry to Plate picked up for $1.50 in excellent condition at Goodwill a month ago.  Not one to leave well enough alone, I adapted the Cucumber-Orange Salad to give it a bit more crunch. Orange Cucumber Salad 1 large orange, juiced 1/2 lemon or lime, juiced 1 garlic clove, minced (if you {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.

Cheryl’s Christmas Salad

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Salad Dressing: 6 Tbsps olive oil 2 Tbsps white vinegar 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsps apple juice concentrate Salad: 1 avocado, chopped 1 stick celery, washed and chopped small 6 cups torn spinach leaves or 1 bag (10 oz) washed spinach leaves 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup almonds, slivered (optional: roast in a saucepan for 7 min. with 2 tsp apple juice concentrate) 1 tomato, washed and chopped or 15 cherry tomatoes {Read More}

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.