we gather together for thanksgiving traditions n-s-e-w

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends the other night.  My favorite part is the visiting and fellowship.  There's something about "breaking bread" together that bonds people together.  A relationship can quickly go from acquaintances to friends over the course of a dinner conversation. Tonight's dinner conversation led to tales … [Read more...]

sunday supper

borracho beans recipe via mrshinesclass.com

Last Sunday, since we had lots of leftover beans, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to put some new recipes to the test and  cook a big Sunday supper. We had: ~Chopped Autumn Salad ~Arkansas green beans ~Cornbread ~White rice ~Pinto beans The salad and green beans were both recipes that I had found on Pinterest … [Read more...]

you’re invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with me

Thanksgiving traditions link party via mrshinesclass.com

Hey, hey, hey, hey...what's happening?! A LOT is happening here at MHC (Mrs.Hines Class)! Today, Jami at Freckled Laundry, one of my lovely co-hosts of the Thanksgiving Traditions: N-S-E-W is sharing a denim and dot leaf centerpiece. And just in case you've missed the previous posts in our series: Heather at Setting for Four (Canada) … [Read more...]

Features from the Traditions N-S-E-W Thanksgiving Linky Party

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I had so much fun sharing my family traditions, recipes and mantel decor last week! The tradition sharing continues today with Heather and Vanessa from the blog At the Picket Fence.  If you don't know them already, you're going to love Heather and Vanessa.  They are two very genuine, down to earth sisters with big hearts and tons of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Traditions Link Party: Pork Tenderloin in Raspberry Chipotle Sauce and Fall Mantel Decor

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Hey y'all, I'm so excited to be sharing my family's Thanksgiving traditions with you! I feel so honored to be in the company of my wonderful co-hosts  At The Picket Fence, Freckled Laundry, It’s So Very Cheri, Setting for Four, Notes From A Cottage Industry and Three Mango Seeds  as we travel from … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Traditions N-S-E-W Link Party


Hey there friends!  I just wanted to take a little time today to tell you about a link party that several of our blog friends and myself kicked off this week. I'm so excited to be joining  At The Picket Fence, Freckled Laundry, It's So Very Cheri, Setting for Four, Notes From A Cottage Industry and Three Mango … [Read more...]

home cooking

taco seasoning

Mr. Hines and I had so much fun hosting the eighth grade boys from our church youth group this weekend. One of my responsibilities was to provide breakfast and dinner on Saturday. Homecooked meals are hospitality at its best! It felt so good to get in the kitchen. If you've been following me for any length of time, then you know that to … [Read more...]

what’s all the buzz about?

Good Monday morning friends! There's a new feeling in the air. Have you noticed? There must be something magic in that old black hat they found.... or is it the smell of cinnamon wafting by? or perhaps it's the anticipation of what Mary's got cookin'. Or just maybe, the excitement is because today is the start of Christmas in … [Read more...]

my beef enchiladas


image is linked to source Ingredients: pkg. corn tortillas 1 lb. of ground meat 1 cup of mexican blend cheese … [Read more...]

saturday’s show & tell showcase

Thank you to everyone who linked up to Show & Tell this week.  I hope you took the time to visit some of the others who linked up too.  I am always in awe of everyone's skill and the fact that you all bring something unique to the party. I believe today's features will appeal to the mom, homemaker, d.i.y.-er, and crafter in all of us. ( cause … [Read more...]