The Turquoise Table

A Healing Connection

Living as Front Yard People sometimes calls us to offer a quiet place of healing. That's what Carolyn's Turquoise Table offers in her neighborhood. kristinschell.com

Carolyn balances many roles with great success – wife, mother, attorney, active volunteer. Her newest roles are that of gardener and Turquoise Table owner. She has found a very meaningful and moving ...

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Honey & Garlic Baked Brie

Honey and Brie Appetizer | kristinschell.com

Sometimes all it takes is a delicious recipe to spark the hospitality flame. Honey and garlic baked brie will get you out of any party slump you might have fallen into. If you're in a hosting rut, ...

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Family Dinner

Shaved Ham & Cheese Party Rolls

Ham and Cheese Party Rolls | kristinschell.com

Crowd Pleasing Party Rolls When you need to feed the masses, there is nothing tastier than these classic party rolls. Especially, when you need a simple alternative to speed-dialing the local pizza ...

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Sweet & Tangy Cole Slaw

Sweet & Tangy Coleslaw | Five ingredient summer salad , perfect for picnics, potlucks, and neighborhood gatherings | kristinschell.com

We had a clean out the fridge party last night. Our house has been a revolving door of tweens and teens celebrating the first few days of summer and our refrigerator was finally down to the dregs -- a ...

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Recipe Collection

Old Fashioned Butter Cake

Old Fashioned Butter Cake. Simple cake. Extravagant love. kristinschell.com

Extravagant love. We talked about extravagant love at home all week. I explained to Littlest how even an Old Fashioned Butter Cake was extravagant -- in the not so distant past pure butter was rare ...

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Honey & Garlic Baked Brie

Honey and Brie Appetizer | kristinschell.com

Sometimes all it takes is a delicious recipe to spark the hospitality flame. Honey and garlic baked brie will get you out of any party slump you might have fallen into. If you're in a hosting rut, ...

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Conversations

A Mother Finds her Way Home

My heart has stretch marks...

It is an honor to welcome my friend Emily Wierenga to the table today. I loved her first memoir, Atlas Girl, and am excited to read the sequel Making It Home: Finding My Way to Peace, Identity, and ...

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Inside the Kremlin

Church of the Nativity Moscow | kristinschell.com

Greetings from the Y Dacha in Yaroslavl, Russia! I'm a few days behind in updating from our #YMCARockies2Russia journey. We finally have reliable wifi. I'll be short on words, but as they say... a ...

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Holidays & Celebrations

St. Lucia Day: A Christmas Tradition

St. Lucia Day Cookies

St. Lucia Day: An Easy Family Christmas Tradition Tradition. Family. Food. All key ingredients this time of year as we celebrate the holidays. The word holiday means ‘holy day’ and means to set apart ...

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