A New Invitation

  It’s back-to-school time. The neighbor boy and his little brother zip down the street on their bikes every morning at seven-thirty. A cute little mama with her baby strapped tight to her chest walks her daughter to school right past my front window. I love the rhythm of September. It is a time for…

Chipotle Barbacoa Tacos

  Chipotle Barbacoa Tacos As school starts up and schedules get a little fuller, we are loving recipes that help us welcome fall but still have a laid-back, summertime feel.  These slow-cooker tacos from Danielle Walker’s website Against All Grain are an easy and delicious meal for a night when you’re gathering people around your table.  …

Front Yard People

This month, we are excited to introduce you to a friend of ours in Austin, Texas. She has taken the practice of gathering around the table to her front yard. Isn’t that refreshingly unusual? Read her story and use this month’s conversation cards to take steps towards expanding who you invite to the table.  …

Love Your Neighbor Cookies

  Recently, my neighbor Mandy showed up for a get-together at the Turquoise Table with a platter of Lemon Rosemary Cookies. These soft, shortbread bites spiked with lemon and fresh rosemary tasted like a little morsel of heaven. After the platter had made its rounds a single cookie remained. There was a moment of truth between…

Raise a Glass

Summer’s here – a time for lingering days and beach vacations, outdoor movie nights and the sound of crickets in the distance. Summer brings a shift in the calendar, and the families in my neighborhood trade school mornings for afternoons in the swimming pool. Sunlight is slow to hide behind the trees, and the heat…

Peach & Pork Kabobs

If you’re like us and find yourself spending a lot of time out by the grill during the summer, this recipe is a must-try. Though grilled separately due to different cooking times, the grilled peaches and pork loin are served and eaten together, making a delightful compliment of charred, sweet and smoky flavors. Serves 5….

Fixing Our Eyes

While sitting at the table this morning talking to my husband, Will, about some important work issues, I noticed a hummingbird hovering over the purple salvia just outside my window. In the middle of our serious discussion, I pointed to the tiny bird and whispered, “Look at that gorgeous hummingbird!” Will just sighed. After thirty…

Roe’s Spinach Enchiladas

My friend, Roe, makes the best chicken spinach enchiladas and years ago, she shared this delicious recipe with me. It’s one of my go-to recipes for larger groups. Best part is the whole thing can be assembled in advance. Roe’s Spinach Enchiladas Ingredients – 8 chicken breasts( cooked and cubed) -2 (10 oz) frozen, chopped…

Let Love Set the Table

I have a friend whose favorite word is “with”. I bet that’s one of God’s favorite words too, and I can see why. God wanted to be with us, so He sent Jesus. He even named him Immanuel, God with us, so that we would know He meant it. When Jesus left for heaven, He…

One-Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

One-Pot Chicken Burrito bowls topped with sour cream, avocado, diced tomatoes and cilantro. Served with chips, salsa and a big tossed salad. Or order Dominos Pizza at www.dominos.com One-Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls Serves 8 Ingredients -2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces -3-4 tablespoon olive oil -1/2 cup diced yellow onion -2 cups…

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