Sylvia Britton is a Clarksville native and owner of the Christian HomeKeeper™ Network website and ministry. She and her husband Mark are the parents of 5 children and grandparents to two little girls. She enjoys reading, mentoring women, writing articles for several magazines, gardening and Tennessee history.
Sylvia Britton's Articles:
I begin in September full of anticipation and hope that the trees in Clarksville will provide a gorgeous show of color. Then, I bring that color into my home with inexpensive, easy decorating ideas.
Clarksville, TN – After Thanksgiving and again after Christmas, this is a leftover turkey recipe that I make every year. Its warming and delicious.
The wonderful flavor comes from roasting the meat and bones from the holiday turkey with vegetables, herbs and seasonings.
Even if you have never tried to make homemade pasta before, consider giving this recipe a try.
Clarksville, TN – For Thanksgiving, did you roast a huge turkey? Do you like turkey but get just a little tired of re-runs? Here’s a great recipe for leftover turkey.
I made Panini tonight and my daughter said, “I knew you would be making those …Yay!” Panini works best with a crusty, sturdy bread but you can use any bread you have on hand.
Use your imagination and add ingredients to the Panini that you like.
Clarksville, TN – It’s nearly Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here for you have a chance to turn around. If you are like me, you cook quite a bit during the holidays. One of the things that takes a lot of time and effort is yeast rolls.
I am going to show you a way to make old fashioned yeast rolls, freeze the dough, and have them all ready to defrost and rise on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
It is very handy to have these rolls in the freezer. You can pull them out whenever you want to make a meal special.
The taste of sweet potatoes and bananas go together so naturally.
Its a tropical twist on the old sweet potato casserole. Try this recipe this Thanksgiving.
Clarksville, TN – For the past eleven years, I’ve been brining the turkey for Thanksgiving. It makes a delicious, tender, juicy bird. And its really not difficult to do! Here are instructions and some brine recipes for you to use this year.
To brine a turkey you will need a large pot that will hold the whole bird in the brine and a space in the frig large enough to store it for a day.
Winter squash are abundant this time of year and the great thing about them, they will keep til next spring! That’s why they are called winter squash, they keep over the winter. Our winter squash are just now coming in. We have Butternut and Cushaw (sometimes spelled Kushaw) squash this year.
I use a lot of Butternut Squash throughout the year, but especially in the fall and winter, I prepare soups and casseroles with winter squash. Since soups and casseroles often require the squash to be cooked and pureed, later on in this article I offer you instructions for doing just that. «Read the rest of this article»
Dover, TN – The Friends Of Fort Defiance will present a Civil War Memorial Service on Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00pm. The service will be held at Riverview Cemetery near the Civil War mass grave-site.
Approximately 180 Civil War soldiers and veterans are buried in Riverview cemetery. 127 of those lie in one mass grave. Those in the mass grave were originally buried at the old Clarksville Female Academy that stood in the area of Madison Street and Cumberland Drive. «Read the rest of this article»
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” every time I heard that song during the first 23 years of my life I wondered what a chestnut was and how to roast one. And what it tasted like. Was it sweet? Was it rich? Do you coat it with sugar or cinnamon?
The thought of chestnuts roasting on an open fire conjured up visions of snow and hot chocolate and family togetherness. A kind of Currier and Ives-ish Christmas. All from one little nut.
Did I ever tell you about the chestnut roasting fiasco of 1982? «Read the rest of this article»
A voice cries: “In the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God!” ~ Isaiah 40:3
It’s so easy to lose sight of what Christmas is about, and the thing is, we lose sight of it while we are doing wonderful, fun and noble things at Christmas.
What the prophet Isaiah said all those thousands of years ago is good advice for our hearts today. Prepare the way, make a place in your busy schedule for the Lord. «Read the rest of this article»
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