chocolate cake: an old family recipe

a chocolate heart

My sweet grandmother passed down this chocolate cake recipe. What I’m presenting here is my dad’s version of her recipe. Delicious, moist, and dense. It’s been a family favorite for years. Perfect with vanilla ice cream, try this easy recipe today! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a pan. Spray a 9×13 pan … Read more

easy lettuce wraps

A plate of easy lettuce wraps.

Here’s a fun recipe that checks all the boxes: tasty, easy, healthy, and affordable. The limes, honey, and parsley give them a great fresh flavor. Try these easy lettuce wraps tonight! Serving suggestions and variations: I think these are a full meal on their own, but it would be great to slice a baguette and … Read more

book review: The Women

A black and white photo of soldiers jumping from a helicopter in Vietnam.

Five-star book review for The Women by Kristin Hannah! Kristin Hannah did not disappoint in this compelling read set during the war in Vietnam. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed planning this book review for The Women. The Women book cover blurb: From the celebrated author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds comes Kristin Hannah’s The Women—at once an intimate portrait of … Read more

featured author: Kristin Hannah

Sunlight filtering through two large trees.

Author Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite contemporary authors. I’ve read several of her books, and she never ceases to amaze me. She is an extremely versatile author, covering so many topics and times in history in a way that is compelling and eye-opening. Author Kristin Hannah’s bio from her website: Kristin Hannah is … Read more

praying scripture

An open Bible with a pen and a cup of coffee. The perfect inspiration for praying scripture!

Praying scripture is a meaningful part of my faith journey. I hope this resonates with you. What does it mean to pray scripture? It’s the practice of using Bible passages as the framework for prayer. Many people insert their name into the passage, while others use the phrases and ideas in the verses to build … Read more

easy citrus scones

A close-up of a cluster of lemons on a tree.

These easy citrus scones are the perfect accompaniment to a cuppa on a lazy afternoon. Start by putting your flour and a stick of butter in the freezer the day before you plan to bake. This recipe calls for grated frozen butter, which makes it so much easier to fully incorporate all of the ingredients. … Read more