Author Archives: nancyc

Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole

I first made this sweet potato casserole a few years ago at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s one of those classic comfort food recipes and so popular for the holidays. It’s such an easy side dish to put together, too.

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Take Heart

This is a review of Take Heart: 100 Devotions to Seeing God when Life’s Not Okay; all opinions expressed are mine.

We all walk through difficult seasons in life, and If you aren’t going through a tough time yourself right now, you probably have friends or family who are. Could these words have been written or spoken by you or someone you know?

My tasks outnumbered my time, and worry outweighed my ability to focus and get things done…

My world came to a standstill the day my friend died…

In my twelfth year as a journalist, I hit a big bump in my career. When the dust settled, I didn’t have a job…

Nighttime was the hardest after my husband left…

In three months I’ll turn fifty…. Shouldn’t I have achieved more by now? Why haven’t I accomplished my goals? What is God’s purpose for my life?

In the new book by the (in)courage community of writers, Take Heart: 100 Devotions to Seeing God When Life’s Not Okay, you’ll find honest, hard, and very relatable stories about challenging times these women have gone through. They also share that despite the hardships, the pain, and the difficulties, they found comfort as they saw God working in their circumstances. And even when they couldn’t understand how God was working, they held on to hope, knowing that He was with them through it all.

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Cowboy Cornbread

Cornbread is great with chili, and this Cowboy Cornbread is extra-good because it’s meaty, it’s cheesy, and green chilis and jalapeños give it a little kick! Actually, this cornbread seems like it could be a meal in itself, served with a salad or soup. Or you could cut it into small squares and serve it as an appetizer or snack—this would be great for game day!

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

If you’re in the mood for an autumn treat, keep this Pumpkin Coffee Cake in mind! Made with canned pumpkin puree, it has some of the favorite spices of fall—cinnamon and ginger—to add to the flavor, and it’s sweetened with brown sugar. The best part, I think, is the very generous topping of streusel—yum! You just can’t go wrong with all that streusel! 🙂

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Lovely Autumn

Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.—WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT

Hope you are enjoying the outdoor beauty and rich colors, the cooler autumn weather, and all the fun things autumn brings! Some of my favorite things about Fall are pumpkins, colorful leaves, maple-scented candles, apple cider and donuts, warm sweaters, and the coziness of home. What are some of your favorites?

Sharing at Thursday Favorite Things, Wonderful Wednesday, Hearth & Soul, Thursday Favorite Things.