A Sweet Ending: Key Lime Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

Summer is in full swing with long, hot days and cookouts with family and friends. There’s nothing like topping off an afternoon of grilling out with a dessert that’s both sweet and tart!  The perfect dessert for any summertime gathering is Key Lime Cheesecake…it’s one delicious summertime treat! Ingredients: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ […]

Dining Guide – August – Best Takeout In Town

With summer beginning its downswing, we are thinking about what to cram into these last precious weeks with our kids, how much we have to do before school starts again and so many other things that do not include cooking multiple meals a day. Though there have probably been several last-minute dinners and sleepovers during […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Unexpected Waffle Iron Recipes

Sometimes the hardest thing about cooking an omelet, a grilled cheese, a quesadilla, etc., is the flipping! Using a waffle iron to make these unexpected dishes takes the “flipping” risk out of the equation and they cook twice as fast! ’Tweens and ’teens will love making these easy unique recipes. These recipes are all made […]

Family Trip Idea: Go Chasing Waterfalls

If you’re looking for adventure, a trip to the NC mountains to see waterfalls always makes for a great day or weekend trip. Especially since there are more than 300 waterfalls to choose from within our state! A few years ago, our family planned an overnight camping trip at Stone Mountain State Park (just up […]

The Empty Nest

“Some people believe that holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength.  However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”    ~ Ann Landers Are you looking forward to the day your children leave the nest, or are you at that […]

It’s A Grand Life – Travel Time!

So, you know how at the end of the Super Bowl they ask the winning quarterback what he’s going to do now and his answer is always, “I’m going to Disney World!”? Well, that always makes me smile. I admit it – I love Disney World! Fortunately, so does my family. We take everyone in […]

Signature Chefs Auction Benefits March of Dimes

If there are two things that the March of Dimes knows how to do, it’s throw a party and guide moms-to-be through every stage of pregnancy to ensure a happy and healthy baby. On September 14th, 2018, these two combine for the 13th-Annual Signature Chefs Auction. This event is the March of Dimes premier fundraiser. […]

Keep On the Sunny Side: The Storytelling Church

Summer reading lists have always been a staple in my annual routine—as steadfast as turkey on Thanksgiving and Frasier Fir hunting in December. As a child, the blissful freedom from schoolwork and the welcomed change of pace from the weekday grind was always accompanied by the careful creation of a list donned with the names […]

My Grace-Full Life: What Will Be Your Legacy?

Fun fact for you:  August is national “What Will be Your legacy?” month.  It’s a pretty profound question.  Let’s start with the basics, so we can all be on the same page…what is a legacy?  While technically defined as “an inheritance,” the question more often than not makes us wonder how we will be remembered:  […]

Minute For Your Minister: The Life of Riley

Have you ever heard the expression “Life of Riley”? It’s used to describe someone who lives a carefree, luxurious life.  Lots of people assume that pastors live the “Life of Riley.” After all, when they’re not jetting around the world, speaking at churches and visiting missionaries, they’re either out playing golf or lounging in their […]

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