Posts Tagged: Sherry Gore

Cooking & Such and a giveaway

My friend Sherry Gore is the editor-in-chief for a wonderful new magazine called Cooking & Such: Adventures in Plain Living. Today, Sherry has shared with us an excerpt from her magazine and a wonderful recipe. In addition, I am very excited to be giving away a year’s subscription to this beautiful magazine that I know you will love as much as I do! Keep reading to find out more.

Thanksgiving and a chance to win a cookbook!

Cooking & Such by Sherry Gore

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Update: There were over two hundred wonderful participants in this “Win a copy of Taste of Pinecraft by Sherry Gore.” The winner is Sandra Stover! Congratulations, Sandra!


The screen door slams for what seems like the hundredth time as my children brush past the blooming yellow mums, dashing in and out, hopeful for a little taste of something tantalizing from my kitchen.

Later, tummies are stuffed with turkey and trimmings, and the children’s play has wound down to a slower pace. They’ve gathered on the braided-rug-covered floor, taking turns playing checkers, toy cars, and Dutch Blitz. The aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg mixed with creamy pumpkin filling wafts through the air as the oven timer signals the pie has baked to perfection.

Reflecting on Thanksgivings past in my home when my children were small fills me with a joy that warms my heart.

As the seasons of the year change, so do circumstances in our lives, especially as we grow older. Some changes are greeted with anticipation and are welcomed, like when our children fall in love and marry, or when a pink or blue blanket gets knitted in celebration for a little one on the way. Other changes are not so welcome and come unexpectedly, such as sickness or even the loss of a loved one.