What’s Cookin’ in the Parsonage?

Sunday was the beginning of revival meetings at Boones Creek Bible Church, so we ended the Sunday morning service with a church “dinner on the grounds”. Wow! There is always tons of wonderful food because we have a church full of great cooks! The church provides fried chicken and rotisserie chicken, so we bring sides, salads and desserts.

I took a broccoli salad, gourmet potatoes, and a new dessert – Chip Lover’s Cupcakes from Taste of Home.  It seems like I always make these potatoes for church dinners, but they can be made ahead of time, and it doesn’t hurt them to stay in the church warmer for so many hours before the dinner.  Some things dry out and don’t do well, but these are great for a fellowship dinner. 

The cupcake recipe is a bit rich, but you know what?  I think that’s what dessert is all about!  You don’t have to eat more than one, just enjoy it with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.  It cracks me up when people say, “Oh!  That’s rich!”  Eat a little and enjoy it.   

I decorated them kind of the way the magazine suggested.  They are covered with buttercream icing (super easy to make!).  Don’t buy the canned stuff!  Then you add a little cocoa powder to a reserved portion of the icing and make a little decoration on the top, then add a miniature chocolate chip cookie.  I found these chocolate chip teddy grahams and thought the children would enjoy them while one of their parents finished off the cupcake.  =)

You see the reason you put the chocolate chip cookie on top is because there’s a treasure inside the cupcake…

chocolate chip cookie dough!  It sinks down to the bottom and creates this lovely little surprise! 

If you have a chocolate chip cookie lover in your house you need to try these! 

What do you like to take to a church dinner?

With love,

2 thoughts on “What’s Cookin’ in the Parsonage?

  1. Haven't been doing an abundance of cooking lately as I am spending many of my days in hotels as I travel around with my evangelist husband. Just wanted to let you know that I visit your blog very frequently and always am refreshed. I find new recipes to try out when I do get home. I am spiritually challenged by the devotional thoughts you share. I enjoy the homemaking tips. Always I feel like I have had a brief visit with you after reading your blog. However, I feel selfish in that the visit is just onesided, since you rarely know I have visited. Don't want you to ever be discouraged thinking that perhaps your labor of love is in vain. It is not. I am sure there are many others just like me who benefit but rarely communicate. Praying for your meetings this week with our dear friends, the Gleisers! Joyce Comfort


  2. Joyce, what a blessing your sweet comment was to me! I have to be honest enough to say that there are times when I wonder if anyone really cares if I post or not, and if this blog is serving the purpose for which it was begun – to refresh spiritually and otherwise. So, I thank you for your kind remarks. Praise the Lord for whatever's accomplished by this simple effort to minister to women. It's a joy to my heart, and I thank the Lord for the privilege!

    Glad we could have this little “visit!”
    Praying for you, too, as you minister nearby this week!


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