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Category: At The Table

Hospitality Grandmother’s Way

I spent lots of time at my grandmother’s kitchen table. In fact, the table pictured above is her kitchen table.  It now sits in my library.  I recently sat down to plan out my holiday meal and began reminiscing with my mother and aunt about how much we learned  about the heart of hospitality from my grandmother.  Now that I am grown and raising a family of my own, I wish I could sit…

My Tips for Picky Eaters

With 4 children we have had our challenges with picky eating.  First I had the “no sauce, no touching” child.  He avoided condiments, gravy, or any suspicious relish type concoction.  Then there was the  “no spicy, no bubbles” child.  She didn’t like anything that had even the slightest hint of spice, and until she was in 3rd grade, avoided carbonated drinks because the bubbles were “spicy” in…

The Family Meal

A few weeks ago my son needed to have a classmate over to finish a project for science class.  We had a pretty packed schedule that weekend so I suggested he come over Sunday evening at 6:00 to work on the project and stay for dinner. I had a corned beef in the freezer from a post Saint Patrick’s Day sale, so I threw it in the crock pot.  I opened a…

Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Wow! What a welcome I had to the blog world the past couple days.  Over 100 views of my Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. Two people actually made the cookies that night and came back with  great reviews.  Thanks friends! Now  it’s time for me to WELCOME you to the Kitchen Table Journal.  I’ve been working hard the last few days to pretty it up around here and to get things…