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TLS #6 – While I’m Away…. Miss Maggie Dishes on Lemons (& TWO recipes for pie)

Welcome back to The Lemonade Stand for the sixth in our summer series on using whatever ingredients you have — the sour or the salty, the savory or the sweet — to find beauty in life.


Robin Hampton of Côte d’Ivoire is the winner of last week’s giveaway of Discovering Wisdom in Proverbs. Your book is on its way to your US mailing address. Congratulations! 


Hey y’all—guess where I am this week?!


If you’ve been with me a while, you know that the extended Rowe clan vacations together the first or second week of July every year.

This tradition started back in 1981 when Mike’s parents, their seven children, spouses and a handful of grandkids rented two four-bedroom cabins at Grand Vue County Park in West Virginia.


 Poppa always described what's come to be known as Rowe Family Camp as a week of “sibling revelry." We’ve grown to embrace 22 grandchildren and – at last count – at least 40 great-grandchildren (plus two members of generation 5!) On the first night, we always open with the Doxology.


This week we celebrate Rowe Family Camp #43, so while I’m away I’ve invited my sassy alter-ego, Miss Maggie, to return for 60 seconds to share her best tip on getting more juice out of lemons (and life.)

And here's her recipe for If-Life-Gives-You-Lemons icebox pie.

Before I sign off to rejoin the family frivolities this week, let me introduce you to Syrup and Biscuits—a great source for authentic southern recipes.  Click here to meet my friend, the fabulous food writer Jackie Garvin, and score her recipe for classic lemon meringue pie.


I’ll be back on the 16th with another edition of The Lemonade Stand, and in the meantime?

Life is sweet, y’all – have another slice!


Maggie Wallem Rowe is a national speaker and dramatist who writes from Peace Ridge, her home in the mountains of western North Carolina. The author of This Life We Share and Life is Sweet,Y'all, Maggie also considers the hollers of Moundsville, West Virginia home.



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