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Share the Love and a Giveaway!

“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” 

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

My treasured friends, I absolutely know God called me to use the gift He gave me of hospitality (and cooking for others) to start Layers of Love (making celebration cakes and planning events for those with no or with minimal budgets), and eventually The Loving Cafe (a full-service cafe where everyone is served regardless of their ability to pay).

He opened many doors and pushed me in this direction, including finding this amazing building which has a unique set up that would actually allow this to happen if I can raise the funds to get it started.

Since He opened all the doors and found the building for me, I had every confidence the funds would come easily. But they hasn’t. I thought I had a large enough platform to make it happen. I have over 7,000 subscribers to this blog and over 20,000 visitors each month. Between all my other social media platforms, I have another 15,000 followers. At the time of this writing, only 2 of the Kickstarter donors have come from any of these platforms. The rest have come from friends and other sites.

So… I desperately need your help.

I am not asking you to give if you do not feel called to do so. God calls us to different things and gives us hearts for a variety of causes. This may not be yours.

But… I would love to reach more people in the hopes that some of them may feel led to help this particular cause.

I’m giving away FREE STUFF as an incentive (OK – it’s a bribe) for you to share with your peeps!

I would be extremely grateful if you, all my treasured friends, would share my Kickstarter project on your own blogs, with your friends and family, your churches, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Here’s the link to share:

I see this as the little project that could. With your help, your friends help, your friends friends help… we can make this happen. Many hands make a lighter load :)

To encourage you to do help me spread the word (bribe you) I am giving a few things away!

kindle fire image1 person will receive a Kindle Fire HD


2 people will receive a signed copy of my book, The Loving Kitchen The Loving Kitchen (2)


To be entered to win one of these gifts, leave a comment on this post letting me know where you are sharing.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I appreciate you very, very much!

Sweet Blessings,

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Rigatoni Pasta Pie

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I'm using LOTS of pictures with this recipe so I hope it comes through ok :) With this recipe it's all about the presentation! You could easily boil your favorite pasta and serve with sauce and cheese. Nothing at all wrong with that. I do it all the time. It's a quick weeknight meal. Or you could make lasagna. I've never come across anyone who didn't like lasagna. Well... except Mancub (who will only eat pasta with a little butter and grated Parmesan) and my momma (who doesn't like ricotta … Read more»

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The Loving Cafe

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When I was growing up my family made a ten hour drive to visit my grandparents a couple of times a year. When we arrived my grandmother had made each of our favorite dishes – and there were five of us! This is how she showed her love. She prepared and served us our favorite foods. Nanny always stood over me as I took my first bite. She wanted to see the look of joy on my face. The moment that first twirled forkful of linguine with crab marinara topped with lots of freshly grated parmesan … Read more»