Home Life Magazine – Sunday Dinner {Wednesdays with Wanda}

This week, I wanted to share with you one of Mom’s article from Home Life Magazine.  She only wrote for Home Life for a couple of years, but I love having these magazines to look back at and enjoy.

Here is one I have from October, 1994.

When Mom wrote for our local newspaper, she took the pictures for her article herself.  However, when she began writing for Home Life Magazine, they had a cook make Mom’s recipes and a photographer take pictures of them.

Sometimes Mom liked the way the pictures turned out and sometimes she didn’t.  She would say, “That’s not what my recipe was supposed to look like!”  It was the perfectionist side of her.  A characteristic I may have inherited from her. (wink)  :)

I love how Mom began most of her articles with a personal story about our family or friends.  She also always included a “Food For Thought” at the end of each article.  She loved using her articles to honor those she loved and treasured in her life, like her sweet Mother-in-Law (Granny), that she wrote about in this one.

I hope you enjoy!

Here is the article as it appeared in the magazine….

I separated the article into smaller sections so you could see it a little bit better…

Have a blessed day!


  1. What a great article, Traci! I can just see your mom diligently writing these articles, making sure to add interesting tidbits about your family and heartwarming encouragement for all women. Thank you for sharing her goodness with us!

  2. Traci, What a nice article.
    I look forward to Wednesdays, to see what Wanda has to say to me today.
    Thank you for sharing her with us.
    Blessings K.

  3. Traci, I just want you to know what a blessing your blog is! I look forward to each post. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful mom with all of us!

  4. I absolutely love this! I think this is my favorite post about your mom. She was an incredible Christian! What a “goodly heritage” you have! I noticed on one of the articles that she was from Richmond, Ky. That is from my neck of the woods! Interesting! Thanks for posting. I might just try that 15 layer cake. I know my family would love it! Gail

  5. Traci, your mum sure was a special lady! Wednesdays with Wanda never fail to inspire, thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Oh Wanda your Mother gave you such a rich Godly heritage! I know how you miss her I can feel it. I miss her too. Strange maybe but for you darlin I do! Be strong in the Lord..be of good Courage! Wanda I went out and got the ingredients for the Meatballs today and wow what a smashing Recipe!!! We all loved it! Were all of these original recipes from your Mom? Well at any rate your Mother always had great recipes! What a Love you are to share them. With Love Always..
    Janet in Texas xoxoxoxoxo

  7. Hi Traci, :-)

    I love the article your mom wrote about your Granny. I too, look forward to Sundays and going to church. :-) The receipes sounds delicous !!! Love “Wednesday’s with Wanda”.

    Kathy in Texas

  8. I still love your posts on your mom!! Always blesses me :) I have so many of the same kind of memories, and have blogged about my mom many times. What a heritage God has blessed us with!



  9. Traci: Thank you for sharing so many great memories about your mom…She was truly remarkable and so are you! I’ve really enjoyed looking through your blog. Your kindness and generosity shine through just as much as your amazing creativity! Thank you for leaving sweet comments on my little blog. I’m struggling with time issues (and with finding my “nitch”) at the moment and wonder if I should let it go or keep it up. I hope that you have a great week! Tricia

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