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I’m Holly and before any other role in life, I am a follower of Christ. I am also a lover of holidays, a stationery addict, and food is my love language. I believe in bright colors, mismatched prints, and that the smell of lavender can cure any bad day. When I visit a thrift store, I beeline for the blankets in hopes I’ll find a handmade quilt. I believe that saddleback shoes will make a comeback one day and that everyone should own a shirt with a Peter Pan collar. The way to my heart is with bouquet of ranunculus or tulips…and there’s also gravy.

I was born in Northern Michigan, raised in Las Vegas, and lived in the SoCal High Desert for six years after marrying my Baberham Lincoln of a husband, but my heart was always pulled back to Michigan; so in March of 2018, our family moved across the country from Lucerne Valley California to Alpena Michigan where we now reside in an adorable 1920’s home with a wrap around porch.

The Family Palate is my online kitchen where I share simple recipes for everyday life and real families. As the mother of a blended family of seven, my recipes are tested in a kitchen of children in age ranges from fifteen to five years old. You’ll find step by step pictures and a simple how to guide for every single one of my recipes here, to help ensure you master my recipes for your own family. Food is my love language, friend. Let me love you.

Grab a cozy afghan and a glass of moscato, sister. Stay awhile.

Soli deo gloria.

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  • Renee Parnell February 14, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    Hi Holly! So happy to “meet” you. I just found your recipes and have been looking through the great pictures. Can’t wait to try them! I’m on Optavia, so I’m always looking for Lean and Green ideas or Optavia/Medifast product hacks. Thank you for sharing your talent! Blessings to you and your family =)

  • Andy Sosa May 15, 2018 at 5:59 PM

    Hey Holly it’s me Andy I just searched you on the internet and you popped up. I almost started crying in class but i didn’t. I just miss you so much, Me going to Michigan is going to wait a long time i just wish i could live there with you. By the way Happy Mother’s day to you your the best step mom anyone could ask for.

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