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It’s Time!

Our cookbook releases February 1.  We are excited to bring it to you.  We plan to do a little giveaway on that day so check back to enter.

I hope two features you will like about the book are: 1)  it’s spiral bound and  2)  little herb’s  denote my Mother’s recipes vs mine.

You can purchase the book here.

Cheers!

Dawn

Out Of The Stump…

I am struck anew this Christmas with the profound words in Isaiah 11:1.  They read like this, “Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot……..”

We have 5 freshly made stumps hanging around on our property due to some Ash borer that took out strong trees.  Stumps aren’t really pretty…..they are dead as dead can be but scripture uses that metaphor to tell us that something great is going to come forth from the deadness.  It is just so profound to me.

There are times in my heart where I feel only deadness;  I wonder how anything beautiful can burst forth but as I press into that Scripture specifically it gives me hope!

So, in the season of giving and merriment where can you have faith for situations that look like dead, lifeless stumps?  Maybe it’s the brokenness of your family or some relationship you hold in your hand that you wish was different?  He comes to our hearts and asks us to open them up wide to ALL that HE wants to do in us thru the process of the shoot becoming a tree.

I was busy preparing for a big Christmas party last week and I stopped in my tracks at the wonder of my daughter and her creativity.  This little tree probably has had 6 homes in our house this Christmas.  This particular morning as I was sitting to have quiet before the rush of serving our party my eyes happened upon the tree once more in the most unlikely places (on the floor in a corner of our sunroom)  and  these precious little gifts caught my misty eyes.   I am so grateful the Lord gave me eyes to slow and look at the world thru my daughters eyes!  How can I have more love and joy today by simple heart decisions?  This is a tree in all it’s beauty, radiating Jesus in many ways.  ‘Out of a stump will grow a young shoot’.  Today let HIM have your ‘stump’ because you could be the gift to someone who needs a gift!

Cheers!

Dawn

Grandma’s Brown Sugar Frosting

Recently a family in our church needed some meals.  It was a crazy time for every one in our church and I knew that and had not signed up to take a meal but last minute I decided I could tag team with the one person who had signed up  and offered to bring a dessert.  Fortunately, I had an angel food cake in the freezer that I could pull out and put my grandmother’s Brown Sugar Frosting on.  I have such great memories being in her home Sunday after church for lunch and she would often serve us this exact deliciousness!  This recipe is great on cinnamon rolls or chocolate cake!  And it is super easy!

And this is the final project.  I could eat a piece of this right now!!

Happy Autumn ya’ll!

Dawn

Grandma's Brown Sugar Frosting
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16
Servings
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Grandma's Brown Sugar Frosting
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Servings
16
Servings
16
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan melt the butter; add brown sugar and cook on med high heat until mixture boils. Boil for 1 - 2 minutes. I did 2 minutes (it makes a thicker frosting). Remove from heat and add half & half, salt and vanilla. Let mixture cool for 5 minutes and then add powdered sugar; beat with a hand mixer until smooth. If you think this is too thick to your liking add a bit more half & half. Spread over cake or cinnamon rolls. Most of all ENJOY!
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From The Farm House Kitchen

My mother and I were able to collaborate together on a project that we hope you will find to be a delightful read and a nice addition to your kitchen.

Harvest House and their team have been wonderful to work with and have done a fantastic job on the interior of this book, we were excited when we saw how beautifully they have put it together!

This project releases March 2018.

We are humbled and excited and pray that this project will bring honor to the name of Jesus!

Here are a few more details if you would like to read a bit more on the Harvest House website.

Cheers!

Dawn & Carol