Top Ten Posts of 2019 and Plans for 2020

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2019 was quite an adventure getting this blog started.  I don’t think I’ve learned this much in a single year since college.  However, my 2019 wasn’t just about blogging.  Last year was spent doing a lot of reading, studying, discovering and reflecting on who I am as a person, what I want my life and legacy to be, and what I want to contribute in the world.

My plans for 2020 on the blog are to keep sharing recipes you and your loved ones will enjoy, but also to dive into more lifestyle topics from a faith-based perspective.  I’m learning a lot about overcoming fear and kicking limiting beliefs to the curb, and I want to share that!  But before I get ahead of myself, here’s a look back at the most popular posts of 2019.

Clicking the titles or the images will take you directly to those posts.  Don’t forget to pin your favorites for later!



Top Ten Posts of 2019

Blueberry-Grape Jam

Here’s an easy, old-fashioned, lower-sugar recipe for an amazing Blueberry-Grape Jam.

Blueberry-Grape Jam is easy to make and has less sugar than most recipes

How to Get 5 Meals Out of 1 Rotisserie Chicken

For reals.  Looking for something new to do with rotisserie chicken?  This post shares easy, family-friendly recipes to turn one chicken into so much more.  Who says cheap can’t be delicious!?

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Building Your Life on Solid Ground

This post looked at one of my favorite parables – the parable of the wise and foolish builders.  What are you building your life on?

Text of Matthew 7:24-25

Creamy Italian Mac and Cheese

All the creamy goodness of mac and cheese but with the flavor turned up.  And thanks to a hefty dose of tomatoes, a little more virtuous, too!

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Colossal Cinnamon Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting

All of the fabulousness of cinnamon rolls with less hassle.  Plus, this baby is not only delicious, it looks soooo impressive.

Greek Salad Hummus

This healthful, delicious recipe can be served as an appetizer or part of a Mediterranean spread for dinner.  So bingeable!

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Fresh Tomato and Cheese Tart

When Summer gifts you with a bounty of delectable tomatoes and you’re tired of BLTs, salads and pico de gallo, try this quick, light supper dish.  In a matter of minutes you can turn a store-bought pie crust, tomatoes, shredded cheese and a few seasonings into gourmet-looking and tasting fare.

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Chocolate-Pecan-Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries

Okay, you can’t eat healthy all the time!  These are our favorite cookies – chock full of bittersweet chocolate (or the chocolate of your choice), toasted pecans and dried cherries.  Oh, and the oatmeal adds texture and fiber.  That’s healthy, right?

Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup

I love Fall so much and part of the reason is all the yummy flavors of Fall.  What’s more Fall than Pumpkin Spice?  This simple blend is not only great in coffees and tea but also on ice cream, yogurt or your morning oatmeal.

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12 Tips for the Best Alaska Cruise Experience

And last but not least, I did a whole series of tips for getting the most bang for your buck on an Alaskan Cruise.  If you’ve never been to Alaska, get it on your bucket list quick and check out my tips!  This was a three part series, so the links will take you to part One and you can explore from there.


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