Growing up our family had Hot Cakes! My mom made huge batches and kept a non-stop supply of batter in the fridge. Hard to replicate her recipe using gluten free flour. This adaptation nails Mom’s, if you sub in butter for the coconut oil, though we like the coconut oil version best.
After a day’s hike, for football party feeds or weeknight family dinners … Karen’s Tacoritas are sure to bring calls for seconds. Out-doorsey Karen admits “This was one of my all-time favorites as a child!” [Read more…]
Anna’s Apple Pie Cake
Jen writes: “This recipe was translated and given to me from my Swedish friend Anna. Easy to make and folks help themselves to more than one piece.”
Step One: Beginning the Journey to Become A Maker
Vigilantly Seek a Miss Clara.
“If you’re going to actually do this, you’re going to need to get started, soon,” came the urging directive on the other end of the line. By her voice, ‘soon’ really meant, as in yesterday.
The caller was my sister Vicki, the ultra-creative-quilting-Martha Stewart-type-perfect-hostess-perfect-seamstress-family-glue-person championing me toward my goal of creating a graduation quilt for my first-born college senior, Grant.
Once my gut settled on the immediate project nature of the beast, I became overwhelmingly encouraged that Vicki actually believed I could muster the task of creating a quilt. It was something I’d always wanted to do but never truly felt capable.
In a large sense, Vicki reminds me of Karen Abercrombie’s War Room character Miss Clara.
“So God?” Sew God.
Alone with our Maker, prayers sometimes take a conversational tone. Often starting with, “So God …” venturing into some “where do I go from here?” question.
“So God?” prayers come from deep inside and are often pleadings with our Creator to find a sense of comfort or simply request guidance. “So God?” prayers are the ones that most clearly show resignation, a willingness to listen and to follow.
“So God?” conversations do not always provide immediate answers, like when seeking to comprehend worldly injustice, make sense of school shootings, a good friend’s divorce, the unexpected loss of those close or when “time marches on” as my Mom used to say.
How does ‘So God?’ get us to Sew God?
My “So God?” prayers sometimes seek answers to current life challenges and milestones, kids growing up, moving away and new normals.