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Dear Gigi,
I find myself on a day-to-day basis having questions about the basics of homemaking. How can I ever get organized? What should I fix for supper? How do you fold a fitted sheet? I don’t really see a place for these kinds of questions. Could you maybe consider another category?

Thank you for the great idea about adding a new category. You spoke, and we listened, and we agree that there is certainly room for a conversation about things we all deal with everyday. Starting soon you will see a new category added to the website called Homemaking. Do you have questions related to homemaking? Send them our way! Additionally, how about sharing a favorite super fast supper recipe, a magical stain removing technique, how to create a successful compost pile – whatever it is that makes your life easier or makes you smile, send it to

I’ll go first!

Many of us have been all a flurry in the kitchen during the quarantine – some have baked bread, others have baked cookies, and a lot of us have gained the “covid-19”. I have to confess I’ve put on a few myself and am giving myself a talking to and saying a prayer before meals, and more importantly, snacks. But in the meantime, I recently had this sudden craving for a dessert I used to make fairly regularly, especially in our seminary days, when I had to stretch every nickel into a dime. It’s cheap, easy, fast, and if you like chocolate, you’re gonna love this one. I know it’s one of our favorites!


Remember to do good and help each other. Gifts like this please God. –Hebrews 13:16 (NLV)

Fudgy Pudding Cake
Servings: 1 9

Right in an ungreased 9×9 baking pan, whisk together the following until fully mixed: 1c flour, 1/2 c sugar, 1/4 c cocoa powder, 2t baking powder, 1/4 t salt. Blend in: 1/2 c milk, 1/4 c melted butter, 1 t vanilla. In a bowl, whisk together and sprinkle evenly over batter: 3/4 c brown sugar, 1/4 c cocoa powder. Top with 1-1/4 c very hot water (or coffee), and DO NOT STIR. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes until the cake tests done. Don’t overcook! Let sit for 15 minutes before serving. The title of the recipe gives away the surprise: this yummy chocolate cake will magically sit atop a bed of fudgy pudding. It’s best served warm with a scoop of ice cream. And try to not eat it all in one sitting!