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The Shamrock and Peach {a recipe and a give away!}

I am super excited to share with you a newly published cookbook by our good friend and cook Judith McLoughlin!!! Richard and I had the pleasure of being in Gary and Judith’s small group a couple of years ago as they stepped out in faith to create this project. Every other Sunday, we met in […]

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Randee J. - December 13, 2011 - 4:27 pm

I have dreamed for the past 7 years of becoming a mother. We are in the process of adopting a chid so it looks like I am getting closer to realizing this dream! If I win this book I will either give it to my sister for Christmas OR keep it!


Megan - December 13, 2011 - 4:37 pm

i was just telling my mom about this cookbook…so i would definitely give it to her!

Emily Windham - December 13, 2011 - 5:06 pm

ahh!! I would love to give this to my momma! She was actually born in the Northern Ireland but moved to the US at thirteen. She’d love it 🙂

Jocelyn Martin - December 13, 2011 - 5:11 pm

I would love to give this book to my sweet sister, a pastor’s wife on a abudget, who loves to cook for her family & mine AND she loves anything Irish.
Also, thank you for your beautiful blog of encouragement. God is working in our hearts & finding our place in the world of adoption.

Rachel N - December 13, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Would love to have this yummy cookbook. I dream of writing a book & am coming to realize… it’s going to take work and I just need to start!

Joy - December 13, 2011 - 5:26 pm

This sounds like a fantastic recipe book! I recently ate at JCT as a guest of the Fry’s and it was fabulous! I didn’t have the chicken, but I am sure it is fantastic!

Meggan McFaden - December 13, 2011 - 5:28 pm

I dream of pulling my kids from school and traveling in a RV while we explore the great USA… I love national parks and would love to visit all of the.

Kristy Filbrun - December 13, 2011 - 5:39 pm

My ultimate dream and hopefully a reality is moving my family to Ethiopia to serve at Korah. Looks like a neat cookbook!

admin - December 13, 2011 - 5:53 pm

Okay…can I add one BESIDES write a book;)?! I’m going to add–we’d sell our house and move to a farm:)

Amanda - December 13, 2011 - 6:53 pm

You are so sweet to offer this!! Being a Southern girl of Irish descent, I’m completely intrigued. I’ve always dreamed of having a party planning biz 🙂 I haven’t given up on it, but it’s not in the cards just yet. xo

Angie - December 13, 2011 - 7:01 pm

I’m living’ my dream, girl!! Having four little ones to love is more than I ever could have imagined. :). Cookbook looks fantastic!

Naomi - December 13, 2011 - 7:09 pm

What a beautiful book!!! I love to cook and bake so this would be such a blessing to win!!

I would love to open up a bakery. My Granny owned a bakery in Nottinghamshire, UK where I am from and she was the hit of the town! Everyone came for miles to buy her cakes and scones. She taught my Mum and my sister’s many of her recipes….. I am about to make her Christmas pudding this week for Christmas Day!! One day, when all our children are grown, I hope my dream becomes a reality!! II guess I need to stop adopting too first, LOL!!) Until then, I shall keep baking and passing on the recipes to my children!

Lauren Pal - December 13, 2011 - 7:44 pm

I have always dreamed of opening a health clinic in South Africa! Cookbook looks delicious!

Deborah - December 13, 2011 - 7:46 pm

I would love to write a children’s book. It’s always been a dream of mine, especially a Christmas children’s book.

I’d be tempted to keep the cookbook myself since I’m southern and from Irish descent but I’d probably give it away to one of my sisters or daughters and buy one myself. Thanks for the opportunity.

Thanks for the flour (gluten free exchange). My niece has just been diagnosed with a chronic illness and will need to be on a gluten free diet forever.

Alison - December 13, 2011 - 7:46 pm

Looks like a great cookbook! I would probably give it to my brother-in-law for Christmas! He is a great cook, and loves new cookbooks!

KIm - December 13, 2011 - 7:48 pm

I’d give this book to my new friend Sue, who befriended us when we move to PA. We’ve shared many a meal with their family and we’re doing Christmas cookies together this year. Merry Christmas Andrea!

Sarah Rockney - December 13, 2011 - 8:47 pm

I have always wanted to write a cookbook. I love to cook! What a great name for the book.


Jolene (Homespun Heritage) - December 13, 2011 - 8:49 pm

I dream of going to cooking school. I have 4 going on 6 children and I love cooking and baking. While it would be fun to do a cookbook it would be very difficult for me as I don’t measure and when I follow recipes I only take their measurements as suggestions! Either way, I would love to be properly trained. With the prospect of having many more children I’d love to head to cooking school!

Pauline Sumption - December 13, 2011 - 10:09 pm

I would give this cookbook to my dear friend, Dawn. Her husband is a “lot” Irish and they took a trip there to visit the beautiful castles and enjoy the scenery along the way. Dawn, on the other hand, is just about ALL Polish. She is an AMAZING cook and I love it when she cooks for my family and me.

Holly - December 13, 2011 - 10:34 pm

I would use this cookbook to expand my recipe repertoire. I am Scot/Irish and don’t have nearly enough experience cooking this type of food!

Christy - December 14, 2011 - 6:22 am

I have dreamed of writing a children’s book ever since I went through a writing program. And of adopting, of course! This cookbook looks so yummy!

Renae - December 14, 2011 - 10:53 am

I’m dreaming of a house FULL of sweet ones who have longed for a family. One down….many to come, I hope. Love your sweet blog Andrea- looking forward to meeting you at C4C in March.

Christine - December 14, 2011 - 11:17 am

I was once a volunteer teacher in Namibia and that experience changed my life! Africa is on my heart, and I dream of one day going back for a longer stay to love on those precious Namibian children.

Lori Denton - December 14, 2011 - 1:25 pm

I always thought it would be nice to write a children’s book 🙂

Ginger - December 14, 2011 - 4:32 pm

I always dreamed of establishing my own preschool. The whole building/location part is what seems insurmountable, but I’m not dead yet!

Kristin - December 14, 2011 - 8:13 pm

I love personal cookbooks and always delight in the honor of making other family’s tried, true, and much loved recipes! I dream of God calling our family to up and move and serve in Africa. As hard as that might be, I do dream of it.

Amanda Rose - December 14, 2011 - 11:59 pm

Hi Andrea. I’m living a life at home with children “under my skirt” and discovering that it’s one of (many) secret paths to joy. My husband and I recently picked up and moved to the Charleston area from Atlanta so we can raise our three children in the Lowcountry. The marsh trails, the sound of owls in the evening, the ocean breezes on my wide front porch are whispers of love from the Lord our God- a gracious daily reminder that there is still some peace on this Earth. On the subject of my heart’s desires I have been on a tear for the last year baking with fresh ground wheat and would like to expand my outreach. The health benefits are astounding and grounded in Scripture (plus it’s pretty fun to eat cookies that are good from us).

This cookbook would suit my beloved green-eyed, red-haired gourmet mother in law!

Pax et bonum-Amanda

Leslie - December 15, 2011 - 6:24 pm

I’d give this to my wonderful mother in law for Christmas! 🙂

bobi bobbitt - December 15, 2011 - 10:14 pm

Yummy! My dream would be to become a children/family photographer! I have always LOVED photography so it has always been one of those things I wish I would just pursue! (:

Our {Gluten free} Thanksgiving – and our Black Friday fun…

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving with your sweet families. We have had such a restful one. Many thanks to my family for going in with momma for a gluten-free Thanksgiving:). Honestly, I really couldn’t tell the difference (thanks to Pamala’s cooking products). I think we’re going to make these gluten-free yummies for […]

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Frank, February 15th, Fossils & Day 5 of our Journey with the Magi

This mom has been doing A LOT of processing lately–and I wish I could even put into words half of what is going on in my mind and heart. I have heard the holidays does something quite emotional in adoptive moms hearts–and I can’t say those who have gone before me didn’t warn me…but it […]

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Alison - December 30, 2010 - 2:12 pm

Girl, you could SO be a homeschooling mama!!! 🙂

Dawn - December 30, 2010 - 7:32 pm

Love your journey with Magi!!! Love it when God uses our children to teach us :).

Can’t wait to see Isaac walk- all rooting for him here!!!!

I just have to say you could sooo teach your children at home!!! You are very creative! You LOVE spending time with your kids!

Katie - December 30, 2010 - 11:31 pm

Thanks so much for your blog! Love it! I’ve never posted a comment, but couldn’t resist combining 2 parts of this post…archaeology with cookies…last year we made choc. chip cookies and “excavated” the chips with toothpicks for tools. Fun and delicious!

What’s cookin’ good lookin’

This weekend brought on all kinds of fun at the Young house! One of my bestfriends is getting married in Nashville in September…the very weekend that we officially “break” the cocoon;). Of course we’ll break ‘er slowly…but Isaac Temesgen will be making a short appearance in the back of the church while mommy walks down […]

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Sallee Couch - July 19, 2010 - 8:54 am

Okay…those dishes looked yummy…just bought a cookbook… and will probably be back for gifts!!
Just LOVE seeing your sweet boy!!

admin - July 19, 2010 - 9:04 am

YAY! Thank you Sallee! You are the BEST!

Kristin - July 19, 2010 - 1:52 pm

Love my Wiphan cookbook (and t-shirt)! Love seeing pics of your beautiful baby boy! Love that we have such a wonderful “family” in AGCI!

Christy - July 19, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Just got my cookbook! 🙂

Rebecca Harley - July 19, 2010 - 9:00 pm

oh, i love my wiphan cookbook too:). and i love your boy’s smiles – cannot get enough – keep posting those pics:)

Megan - July 20, 2010 - 2:06 am

So you skip church too while you are cocooning, or is it just this wk b/c of the shower. I have such mixed feelings over doing that (and this is for OUR family, not judging yours, of course…I admire you so much!)…b/c on one hand yes, I want our baby to have that attatchment period, but the other part of me wonders…will church really harm her that much? I would be “wearing” her at all times and such if we did…I just think it would be bad for us as parents not to go?!?! Anyway…would love your imput on that since I know at this point you have done far more research on the subject than I have.
BTW – yes Isaac is simply adorable and yes those cheeks are kissable and yes those eyes melt my heart! =) Keep sharin’ the pics, I love ’em!

Tiffany - July 20, 2010 - 10:03 am

Love the cookbook Andrea! I bought one for myself and a bunch of extras for gifts!!! My kiddos were asking about t-shirts…will have to do that next.

Bobi Bobbitt - July 21, 2010 - 10:25 pm

Hi Andrea! What a cutie pie Isaac and your other children are!!! So precious!!!! I would like to order a cookbook, how do I do that?? Thanks so much! Bobi Bobbitt