How Adaptable Are You?

No one wants to be rigid and inflexible. Becoming a “control freak” alienates us from others and produces unnecessary stress for us and everyone else around. Read more

Loneliness & Insecurity: The Same in 2nd Grade or College

Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in? I learned something this week during Vacation Bible School. We’re all WIERD in our own way, and our uniqueness makes us NEEDED! Read more

How NOT to Gross People Out

The first assault to my olfactory perception was Limburger cheese. On the lips of my stepfather, it was “a most evil and searching odor,” indeed, “a premeditated outrage of the organs of smell.” (I am quoting Mark Twain and John Luchsinger, but I whole-heartedly experienced it as they described.) Read more

Kim’s Favorite Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Perfect Peach Ice Cream

8 fresh peaches, peeled and thinly sliced and diced (even mashed if you prefer) – refrigerate

In large saucepan heat:

– 2 cups half-and-half cream (175 degrees)

Stir in:

– 3 1/2 cups sugar

– 3/4 teaspoon salt

Slowly add, whisking constantly:

– 6 eggs-beaten

Cook and stir over low heat until it reaches 160 degrees.

Remove from heat. Add:

– 4 cups heavy cream

– 2 teaspoons vanilla

Cover, cool and refrigerate overnight (or at least 2-3 hours)

Combine the custard with peaches. Freeze according to your freezer’s directions.

I let it “set up” in the ice cream freezer for 2-4 hours before serving. Read more