Christmas Cabin Open House

Laura Frantz christmas, Inspiration, My Kentucky Cabin, Uncategorized

Well, the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful… And since we’ve got no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… Step inside our Kentucky cabin, and you’ll see Big Blue hydrangeas in honor of Kentucky Wildcat Basketball… Climb the stenciled stairs to the loft where my office is decorated with tiny …

Christmas Mice ~ My Kentucky Kitchen

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  Christmas Mice INGREDIENTS 24 double-stuffed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 2 teaspoons shortening 24 red maraschino cherries with stems, well drained 24 milk chocolate kisses 48 sliced almonds DIRECTIONS Carefully twist cookies apart; set aside the halves with cream filling. Save plain halves for another use. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt …

Still thankful

Laura Frantz devo post, faith, Uncategorized

Thanksgiving has always been a special holiday for me. I’m all about cornbread stuffing and pumpkin pie and delicious leftovers and giving thanks. And then there’s that lovely stretch of December ahead with its carol singing and eggnog and decorating and gift wrapping before we celebrate Christ’s birth. Some Thanksgivings it’s easy to have an attitude of gratitude. All is …

Log Cabin Living

Laura Frantz Inspiration, My Kentucky Cabin, Uncategorized

The other day I came across an interesting article that asked people about their dream house. I was surprised to find that a majority of people said they’d like to live in a log cabin. Really? Since we live in one, I had to chuckle. Maybe folks mean a log home that has towering beams, huge windows, multiple porches and …

Light, White Chicken Chili ~ and Cornbread

Laura Frantz My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorized

Light, White Chicken Chili Ingredients: 6 cups chicken broth 3 cups leftover diced rotisserie chicken 2 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained 2 cups salsa verde 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Chopped fresh cilantro leaves Directions: Heat a large soup kettle or Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in chicken broth, chicken, beans, salsa …

God of the Details

Laura Frantz Books, Events, Inspiration, Reading, Uncategorized

Some of us are raised singing ‘Jesus Loves Me’ and also memorize the remarkable verse, “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” (Luke 12:7) Yet I tend to be surprised when God delights me, even reminds me, of just how true that is. He really is the Lord of the details… Long ago when I was a …

Out & About

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A busy year of travel is coming to an end with two events to finish out October… So happy to be joining Branches Book Club in Louisville, Kentucky to discuss books, savor some Kentucky-themed foods and enjoy a time of fellowship! I’ll be bringing bookmarks and other goodies to share as we talk about my last and next releases. Honored …

Retreat

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You are my place of quiet retreat. Psalm 119:114 Nothing quite like taking a road trip to Tennessee in October! Appalachia is truly a queen with her fall color. You just have to look down this beautiful lane to see it’s so. I love fall for many reasons, one of which is retreating to outer Nashville where my friend and …