Nov 21, 2015

Women of Faith

You know all the faith-based conferences that happen? Yeah, I've been dying to go to one for years. Finally, there was one close enough to me, AND one that didn't cost a fortune. Plus, I've heard nothing but great things from those that go. I went. I worshiped. I laughed. I cried... it was majestic.

Is it possible to feel sadness for something you've only experienced once, and find out it is ending? Because that's what's happenin', folks! This was their last tour. Twenty years of doing this, and this was it. BOOOOOO! They did mention that they were cooking up a different kind of events for next year, I can't wait to see what happens!

A few photos for you, but the photos don't tell the story, their words do! If this tour comes anywhere near you, go to it!

What conferences do you love?

Nov 16, 2015

Easy Peasy Fancy Cookin'

I found this recipe in a new Martha book, and since it's all about simplifying recipes (and minimal cleanup) I had to share this with y'all! It's delicious and Husband approved!


  • 12 ounces linguine
  • 12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 sprigs basil, plus torn leaves for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. Combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently with tongs until pasta is al dente and water has nearly evaporated about 9 minutes.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper, divide among 4 bowls, and garnish with basil. Serve with oil and Parmesan.

SO easy but so delicious! I'm all about fewer dishes to wash! Do you have a great but easy dinner recipe? Tell me in the comments below!