“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

-Peter Marshall


  • breakfast casserole
    In the Kitchen

    Mother’s Day Breakfast Casserole Full of Weight Watchers Love

    It’s a beautiful spring day here at The Three-Acre Wood, and I’ve been spending all of it with my sick little boy who is missing out on field day at school. The poor thing came home with Strep yesterday and now he’s stuck at home with his mama instead of his friends. I venture to say it hasn’t been all bad. We did play a game of Scrabble Jr., he watched Captain Underpants and we just polished off banana popsicles on the back deck. What more can we ask for? I know I promised you a breakfast casserole recipe earlier this week, so I finally squirreled away long enough to…

  • pea salad
    In the Kitchen

    Auntie E’s Cool Pea Salad

    It feels like fall is in the air, and I can hardly wait for this favorite time of year. I love the cooler temps, the changing leaves, the clothes, football and pumpkin spice. But before I put summer completely in the books, I wanted to share one last warm-weather recipe courtesy of my Aunt Eyvon in Blue Jay Hollow. While we were visiting Arkansas this summer, my Auntie E brought over a cool pea salad that was completely addictive and insanely easy to make. Last week while I was grocery shopping I suddenly had a hankerin’ for the yummy green stuff so I gave her a call in the middle of…

  • Mexican Chicken casserole
    In the Kitchen

    My Own VBS Mexican Chicken Casserole

    This past week was VBS prep week and, as many of you know, it’s a seriously hectic time of year for me and one in which I certainly will never win the nurturing wife and mother of the year award. As Vacation Bible School coordinator for our little Baptist church I wear many hats, including lead decorator and organizer, so I usually spend way too many hours at the church while the laundry, family meals and perhaps just plain good hygiene go out the window (just so you know, although I’ve heard a gal can turn her underwear inside out in a pinch, I’ve never actually given it a go). During prep week I’m usually exhausted, I…

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