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Follow Up to Our Proposed Change to Thank You Note Etiquette
 
Follow Up to Our Proposed Change to Thank You Note Etiquette     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Aug 25, 2014
I was overwhelmed by the positive response to our suggestion that thank you note etiquette should be changed. If you are interested in [...]
 
 
Taking Meals Made Easier
 
Taking Meals Made Easier     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Aug 18, 2014
So, what do you do if you've never taken a meal to someone and you've been invited to participate in a meal schedule? [...]
 
 
A Significant Turn on the Wheel of Life
 
A Significant Turn on the Wheel of Life     Posted By: Davene Fisher, Author, Spilled on Aug 11, 2014
Today my sweet little two-year-old daughter brought me a flower for the first time. [...]
 
 
Homemade Salsa! Mmmmm
 
Homemade Salsa! Mmmmm     Posted By: Janelle Nehrenz, Author, Comfy in the Kitchen on Aug 4, 2014
A very timely recipe for those of you who garden, this homemade salsa is one of my favorites . As a meal ministry it is excellent to go along side [...]
 
 
Our New Products
 
Our New Products     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jul 7, 2014
We're are happy to announce that TakeThemAMeal insulated bags and mugs are now available for sale on our website! After several months of testing products, we've found [...]
 
 
A Proposed Change to Thank You Note Etiquette
 
A Proposed Change to Thank You Note Etiquette     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jul 2, 2014
I have received several complaint emails on the topic of "thank you notes" from people who have taken a meal through one of our meal schedules. Those who have written are offended because they never [...]
 
 
DIY Canvas Art
 
DIY Canvas Art     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 23, 2014
I've written before that I love giving handmade gifts, but I often find that challenging when the recipient is a male. We wanted to have a special [...]
 
 
Grape Salad, Low-fat and Gluten free
 
Grape Salad, Low-fat and Gluten free     Posted By: Janelle Nehrenz, Author, Comfy in the Kitchen on Jun 9, 2014
I tried this amazing dessert for the first time at a recent family gathering. I took my first bite with a bit of caution because [...]
 
 
My Mother's Dresses
 
My Mother's Dresses     Posted By: Davene Fisher, Author, Spilled on Jun 2, 2014
Talk about bittersweet. Yesterday evening I took my daughter and walked down to my parents' house to help with a project that my dad has been requesting my assistance with for a long [...]
 
 
An Unexpected Gift
 
An Unexpected Gift     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 26, 2014
Someone I just met gave me the nicest gift, and she had no idea how much it would mean to me. Barb didn't know me other than the fact that we were both informal cheerleaders for the [...]
 
 
Cinnamon Chip Scones
 
Cinnamon Chip Scones     Posted By: Janelle Nehrenz, Author, Comfy in the Kitchen on May 19, 2014
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, [...]
 
 
6 Creative and Practical Ways to Help
 
6 Creative and Practical Ways to Help     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 13, 2014
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 [...]
 
 
Our story and the power of a hand written note. You arenít struggling alone.
 
Our story and the power of a hand written note. You arenít struggling alone.     Posted By: Sarah Pruett, Owner, Letterography on May 5, 2014
When I met my husband, Scott, I was in grad school. He came to talk to my class about "life after a spinal cord injury" and I thought he was the [...]
 
 
A Surprise from Sisters by Heart
 
A Surprise from Sisters by Heart     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 1, 2014
It has been amazing to experience generosity from people we don't even know. As I mentioned before, there is a family in our church who had a sweet little girl who was born with [...]
 
 
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Power Balls
 
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Power Balls     Posted By: Janelle Nehrenz, Author, Comfy in the Kitchen on Apr 21, 2014
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 [...]
 
 
3 Innovative Products to Help You Take Meals
 
3 Innovative Products to Help You Take Meals     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Mar 31, 2014
I recently discovered 3 new products that could help with taking meals to friends. The products range in price from under $2 to $100, but each one is remarkable in [...]
 
 
Helping Kids Create Their Own Websites
 
Helping Kids Create Their Own Websites     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Mar 24, 2014
Earlier this year, Scott Rogers (TakeThemAMeal.com co-founder) called to tell me about a 12-week, hands-on programming class for kids that he would be [...]
 
 
DIY Garden Flag
 
DIY Garden Flag     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Mar 17, 2014
I usually enjoy winter, but this year's east coast winter has been long and cold. It's mid-March and my entire family is more than ready for [...]
 
 
Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche
 
Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche     Posted By: Janelle Nehrenz, Author, Comfy in the Kitchen on Mar 10, 2014
Often times when I deliver a meal, I'll include breakfast for the next day. This quiche is a perfect quick fix and it heats up splendidly. I can't count [...]
 
 
Give a Child a Surprise Ride
 
Give a Child a Surprise Ride     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Mar 3, 2014
Keeping little hands busy is a challenge. Many times when a meal schedule is created for a family, there are children who are [...]
 
 
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