Fresh Blueberry Pie

THE PAPA'S KITCHEN Fresh Blueberry Pie (or any fruit) Ingredients: 1 ½ cup water 1 ½ cup sugar 1 ½ tablespoon cornstarch 1 ½ tapioca flour 1 teaspoon vanilla Red food coloring Directions: Mix together 1 cup of water, sugar, vanilla, and food coloring.  Heat over medium heat.  Dissolve corn starch and tapioca flour in [...]

Lamb Chops (grilled indoors)

The Papa's Kitchen Lamb Chops Indoors Ingredients: 2 large garlic cloves 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme Pinch of cayenne pepper Coarse sea salt 2 tablespoons of EVOO 6 Lamb chops, about ¾ inch thick Directions: In your food processor add garlic, rosemary, thyme, cayenne, and salt.  Pulse until thoroughly combined.  [...]

Roasted Lemon Chicken

THE PAPA'S KITCHEN The original recipe for this dish is by Ina Garten and the link we found it on is as follows. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/skillet-roasted-lemon-chicken-3517965 ROASTED LEMON CHICKEN Ingredients: 2 tsp of fresh thyme 1 tsp whole fennel seeds Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper 1/3 cup good olive oil 1 Lemon halved and sliced [...]

Lemon Capellini

THE PAPA'S KITCHEN The original recipe for this dish is by Ina Garten. The link we found is as follows: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-capellini-3742575 LEMON CAPELLINI I paired this with the lemon chicken, but, I have been using this recipe for years and it goes with just about any meat/fish.  I love pasta anyhow, and this just kicks [...]

MY LIFELINE

I try to swim every couple of days and the other day I met a neighbor at the pool. As we were getting to know each other, she began sharing with me that she had recently lost her husband. They had been married just short of 70 years. She told me how lonely she was [...]

COUNTING MY BLESSINGS: FOR THERE ARE MANY

Christmas 2021 is almost upon us. Where has this year gone? Everything seems like one big blur and yet, as I reflect, I am more aware this Christmas than ever before of God's amazing blessings in my life. He truly is "the reason for the season". This season I have found myself reminiscing about former [...]

USE IT OR LOOSE IT

Last month I turned 69, so I am now living my 70th year. Wow!! For some reason, 70 is a big deal in my mind. I feel like I am getting ready to cross over into another country.....Senior Country. Every decade in life presents its own challenges, and I'm not so sure I am ready [...]

SPEAK THE TRUTH

2020 was a year that brought lots of changes. All of us have had to learn to do everyday life in new ways. When such drastic change happens in the world around you, it exposes weaknesses and strengths in the structure of your current life. I have taken the month of January to ask myself [...]