Sharing Recipes for Comfort & Joy

By Barbara Rainey | December 7, 2020 | 10 Comments

  Food gives comfort and shared with others it brings joy.  There are recipes I make only in the month of December because they belong exclusively to Christmas. You too?  Perusing these collected possibilities brings joy as I remember the friend or family member who introduced the cookies or soup or casserole to our family. […]

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How To Set A Thanksgiving Table and Family Recipes

By Barbara Rainey | October 27, 2017 | 10 Comments

You’re inviting friends and family, planning who will sleep where, pulling out yellowed and crusty recipe cards that are your feaster’s favorites. As a woman who works tirelessly to make holidays special for your family, certainly you’re making plans to celebrate Thanksgiving. This fall holiday brings everyone home and you want to be ready. Here’s […]

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Our Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

By Barbara Rainey | October 16, 2017 | 8 Comments

I’m sitting in an Asheville hotel this morning watching low gray clouds slide across the horizon from the cold front that blew through last night. I can’t wait to go out for a walk in the brisk air. It’s finally cool enough to need layers and I’ve brought my light weight packable puffer jacket. Several weeks ago […]

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Rainey Family Overnight French Toast

By Barbara Rainey | December 21, 2015 | 7 Comments

What’s for Christmas breakfast? In case you still need an idea for a special yummy treat, try our family’s Overnight French Toast. We made this every year for holiday brunch when our kids were young. Hope you enjoy it too! Prepare it the night before, stick it in the fridge, and it’s ready to pop […]

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