Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pumpkin Pancakes

My husband Zach and I are visiting some of our best friends in Seattle, Washington this weekend. And, we're kid-less! Although we miss our three little ones terribly, we're enjoying time together as a couple. And we are having a blast with our friends! Yesterday we got to take an incredible hike through a rainforest, and ended up on the shore line of this beautiful body of water called Puget Sound. If you're local, they call it the sound. Today we plan to head into Seattle to hang out for the day.

This morning, my friend Jackie (the most amazing cook) made some amazing pumpkin pancakes for breakfast, and I wanted to share the recipe with you. Eating them made me excited for the fall season- Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are right around the corner! The recipe came from, a wonderful site. Click here for the recipe. Enjoy!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

NICU family receives Food Tidings

I received this email describing how Food Tidings was able to help make it easy to support a family in need.

"I just wanted to tell you that you are GENIUSES!!! :) We have used your site for a while for our hospitality ministry at church to supply meals to people in our church and community. But, this week, I was even MORE thankful for FoodTidings! A sweet family in our church welcomed their baby boy into the world at only 29 weeks. So, obviously, he is going to be in the NICU for quite sometime. Your site made it so easy for us to organize meals for two months! It is so easy to use and forward onto other people, I had almost all of the meals covered in a matter of hours! Just wanted to THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Sincerely,Taber Crawford"

Any parent would be able to understand how difficult a situation this family is in right now, and we are humbled and honored that this site can be used to help in a small way. Thanks for letting us know Taber, and thank you for being generous and serving people in need. This is why we created the site. God Bless you and the families and people you are serving.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Schinella No. 5 is here

Drumroll...The Schinella's had a beautiful baby...girl. Ava Grace Schinella, born appx. 7:30pm, 7lbs. 8oz. Mom and baby are both healthy. Thank You God for friends and family.

Schinella No. 5

Jeff and Leanne (Co-founders of Foodtidings), went into the hospital this morning to be induced. Looks like their 5th child will be welcomed to earth some time today. We are praying for everything to go smooth, for Leanne and the baby to be healthy, and since Jeff is the only male in his house right now, we are praying that when the package is has a package.

We are so excited for you guys and we have a Food Tidings schedule ready to start when you guys get home.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cool New Recipe Site Discovered

Hey everyone! I hope you're all having a great week so far.... I found this really cool recipe site, and I wanted to share it with you all. It's called Group Recipes, and it's very unique. It says they're all about food, friends and life.

It's so awesome- once you create an account for yourself, you can take a taste test, so it can remember your likes and dislikes, and show you matches of recipes that are to your liking. And it can keep track of the recipes you save to your account too. It's just neat!

You can search for recipes based on what types of food you like, or even the flavor of the food you'd like to make. For example, I could click on "creamy", and I get a whole list of creamy recipes... "chocolate", and I get lots of chocolate recipes, etc. Or I could even click on this link called "Go Stumble" (under the recipes tab at the top), and it will take me to a list of random, great recipes.

I think it's super cool! I'd highly recommend you go check it out. Whoever made this site is very creative!