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Tis the Season for Strawberry Shortcake!
 
Tis the Season for Strawberry Shortcake!     Posted By: Rachel Beery, Author, Happily Occupied Homebodies on May 6, 2015
I'm always happy when strawberry season arrives! Our all time favorite way to eat strawberries is with shortcake. And not just any shortcake. We love this hot milk [...]
 
 
Have You Seen These Containers for Taking Meals?
 
Have You Seen These Containers for Taking Meals?     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Apr 29, 2015
Hospitality doesn't always come easy for me, but this time of year it's a little easier for me. When you're outside in the yard and sunshine, you can catch up on the lives of your [...]
 
 
Almonds, How do I love thee?
 
Almonds, How do I love thee?     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Apr 22, 2015
I haven't always had a close relationship with almonds, but our connection has grown over the years and now I cannot imagine my life without them. First, several families who are dear to us have a family member with [...]
 
 
Cinnamon Chip Scones
 
Cinnamon Chip Scones     Posted By: Janelle Nehrenz, Author, Comfy in the Kitchen on Apr 8, 2015
There is nothing that says "welcome" like freshly baked goods - warm out of the oven. These cinnamon chip scones are no exception. They are buttery, [...]
 
 
Fruit Salad with a Simple Secret Ingredient
 
Fruit Salad with a Simple Secret Ingredient     Posted By: Janelle Nehrenz, Author, Comfy in the Kitchen on Apr 1, 2015
A meal ministry doesn't always have to be a complete meal - this delicious fruit salad can be given on its own. You can also pair it up with [...]
 
 
Cancer Fighting Soup Recipe (for my girl, Darcie)
 
Cancer Fighting Soup Recipe (for my girl, Darcie)     Posted By: Rachel Tiemeyer, Co-author of ThrivingHomeBlog.com on Mar 25, 2015
Cancer. No one expects to hear that diagnosis from their doctor, even though one in three Americans will get [...]
 
 
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Power Balls
 
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Power Balls     Posted By: Janelle Nehrenz, Author, Comfy in the Kitchen on Mar 18, 2015
Children and grown-ups alike cannot resist these delicious (and healthy, shhh) power balls! I have made them over and over again and always get [...]
 
 
6 Ways to Remember a Lost Loved One
 
6 Ways to Remember a Lost Loved One     Posted By: Kate Kelty, Author, The Grace To Grieve on Mar 11, 2015
Eight years ago I held and kissed my daughter for the first and last time. After nearly nine months of carrying her, her birthday brought death and this death brought the deepest, darkest grief I've ever known. [...]
 
 
Six Tested Recipes from our TakeThemAMeal.com Community
 
Six Tested Recipes from our TakeThemAMeal.com Community     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Mar 4, 2015
Last week, I posed this question to our TakeThemAMeal.com community - "What is your favorite meal to take to a friend?" Many of us cook and have favorite recipes, but not every recipe [...]
 
 
What’s Your Favorite Meal to Take?
 
What’s Your Favorite Meal to Take?     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Feb 18, 2015
There are so many reasons I love working on TakeThemAMeal.com each day. One of my favorite reasons is that [...]
 
 
6 Creative and Practical Ways to Help
 
6 Creative and Practical Ways to Help     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Feb 10, 2015
As I mentioned many times, we have been overwhelmed (in the best possible way!) by all the support we've received during this season of life. We can never write down all that [...]
 
 
Introducing... Headbands of Hope
 
Introducing... Headbands of Hope     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Feb 2, 2015
Recently, we discovered a company that made our hearts leap! We are so thrilled with what this company is doing that we asked if we could [...]
 
 
Applying Scruffy Hospitality to Taking Meals
 
Applying Scruffy Hospitality to Taking Meals     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jan 27, 2015
I recently read a blog post challenging me to offer "scruffy hospitality". The author, Jack King, was making the point that [...]
 
 
For You with Love.... From, Many
 
For You with Love.... From, Many     Posted By: Kate Kelty, Author, The Grace To Grieve on Jan 19, 2015
I love food. I love every silky, creamy, crunchy, gooey, nurturing morsel. But perhaps I love food the most when my hands are not the ones that prepared it. We joke in my family that [...]
 
 
Hospice, Ice Cream, and a Grandma's Love
 
Hospice, Ice Cream, and a Grandma's Love     Posted By: Janelle Nehrenz, Author, Comfy in the Kitchen on Jan 12, 2015
Every time we would go over to "Grandma Puppies" house, she would be certain to make the kids an ice cream cone [...]
 
 
How to support someone through loss and transition
 
How to support someone through loss and transition     Posted By: Catherine Tidd, Founder, The Widdahood.com on Jan 5, 2015
Trying to support a friend or family member while they are going through a major life transition can be a very helpless feeling. We don’t know what to do, what to say, or how to act. Are we being supportive enough? Are we too [...]
 
 
Our 9 Favorite Gifts
 
Our 9 Favorite Gifts     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Dec 24, 2014
This year, our list of favorite gifts is going to look a little different. Even before my dad passed away on the day before Thanksgiving, I was planning to create a gift list of items that are meaningful and require only a small [...]
 
 
The Gift of Freezer Meals
 
The Gift of Freezer Meals     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Dec 15, 2014
It's been a year full of great challenges and great encouragement for my family. Facing the worries and fears of my infant son needing two heart surgeries, I had to [...]
 
 
A letter to my children as they watch their grandfather face cancer
 
A letter to my children as they watch their grandfather face cancer     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Dec 9, 2014
To my children, I know this past year has been hard for you. I'm so sorry that you had to learn the word CANCER and how it changes lives. You already miss what your grandfather was able to [...]
 
 
Thanksgiving When Giving Thanks is Hard to Do
 
Thanksgiving When Giving Thanks is Hard to Do     Posted By: Kate Kelty, Author, The Grace To Grieve on Nov 24, 2014
It's getting dark earlier these days, darker and colder and the climate of my heart is just the same. November begins with the grief over the loss of a very dear friend's [...]
 
 
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