Sharing hospitality through homemade dog treats

If you’ve viewing this story in email, please click on TheCall2Cook.com for best presentation and to see all the photos. It was easy to find Sherry Steele, her adorable daughter, and this recipe for homemade dog treats on the internet. All I did was search “methodist dog treats,” which led me straight to Plainfield United Methodist Church... Continue Reading →

Surprised by the broccoli salad

A month ago, we went on a quest for a great broccoli salad to serve at our free community drive-thru lunch. Several tasty suggestions were shared, but we chose this recipe from the collection of a 102-year-old woman who lived in Kenbridge, Virginia. We didn’t expect all of our 90 guests to like it, but... Continue Reading →

The memory-making power of Dad’s skillet

Eston Boles was a great cook, his daughter remembers. He had to be, because he was the eldest of 13 children born to tenant farmers in Spring City, Tennessee. “His mother taught him to cook to help her,” says his daughter, the Rev. Sherry Boles. When Sherry’s parents married, they moved to Chattanooga, but Eston... Continue Reading →

Oatmeal Cake for such a time as this

“To ease the pandemic stress, we started baking.” That’s what Chris Sneed posted on his Facebook page with this photo of an appealing slice of cake. Of course, I had to call Chris to find out more. “Today we made my Great-Granny Mattson's Oatmeal Cake,” Chris said. “Many people say I am just like my... Continue Reading →

On pie and a pathway to healing

Tonight is the first time in a few years that Susan felt like doing a quintessentially autumnal ordinary meal photo, as she likes to say. Sometimes Susan and I think the ordinary things that used to seem fun and heartwarming will never hold any charm or interest again, with the losses we have undergone as... Continue Reading →

Why is Isaac baking 112 cheesecakes?

En español Isaac López baked 47 cheesecakes this weekend. He’s got 65 cheesecakes to go. That’s because Isaac, age 12, is trying to earn enough money to go on his first mission trip. The idea for the fundraiser came after Isaac made a cheesecake for a celebration of his church’s seventh anniversary. Isaac is the... Continue Reading →

Invitation to the table

I saw this photo on a pastor's page and had to share it. Gracianna, age 9, is the daughter of the Rev. Paige Pearson Wimberly, pastor at Newbern United Methodist Church and Mountain View United Methodist Church in Dublin, Virginia. After Gracianna spent two weeks with her grandparents in Florida, her mother traveled down to... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑