Bacon Wednesday: Bacon Crumble Apple Pie

Ta da! Here, as Jon Stewart says, is your moment of zen. Bacon Crumble Apple Pie. Oh, and there’s cheese in there, too. You will want to make this pie because it’s easy and because it will amaze your friends. We snatched this recipe off of Yummly and changed the apples from Golden Delicious (yuk)…

Lifters, fixers and sorters

Every year, the wonderful folks at HCA spread out into the Greater Nashville Metropolitan area and volunteer at nonprofits on Community Day. We love that. All of us. Yesterday was Community Day and we had a loyal (most of the group come year after year) band of merry volunteers who faced a monumental task at…

Southern Belles

The Chicks rarely get to see the recipients of what we distribute to our nonprofit partners. It can be a blessing to be “the supply line to the front lines of poverty” because assisting those in need face-to-face, day in and day out, is hard and emotionally draining work. But we also never get to…

Piece of cake

Gifts are not required when our nonprofit partners come to the warehouse for basic household necessities for their clients. But they are always appreciated. Tim Mitchell from Progressive Directions has been a partner with CRC for many years. But Tim’s become more than a partner. He’s also a friend. When the Chicks first moved to…

Pat Summitt’s Definite Dozen

CRC gets donated books now and again and one written by former Tennessee Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt caught my eye (how sad to even have to write “former” in that sentence). In the book, Reach for the Summit, she lists a Definite Dozen she refers to when she needs to reaffirm what’s really important…

Getting your money’s worth

This is just a great opportunity for horn tooting. Nonprofit agencies pay anywhere from $125 to $300 a year to be members at CRC. Tennessee Cares for Kids is a relatively new member. They are a great group that helps children entering foster care. Since joining CRC a few months ago, here’s what they’ve gotten…

My Medal of Awesomeness

I do not want,  in any form, to take away from the Olympic athletes who have won medals during the London games. We are so proud of all of them. But. BUT. Have they won the Medal of Awesomeness? I have. Last week, I chronicled my struggles to comprehend the new Emma e-mail system and…

Operator error

Operator error. The two words that best describe someone who is trying to learn a new system, technology, procedure and just can’t quite figure it out. For example, me. I am eat up with operator error. So, this is what I’ve looked like the last two days, sitting in front of my computer by the…

School daze

So for the past two days, the Chicks have been giving away backpacks, notebooks, pencils, glue sticks….all the good stuff that makes up our annual School Supply Giveaway. The Community Resource Center serves 600 extreme at-risk children every year, not only with school supplies but also personal hygiene products and clothing that helps them return…

Cherry tomato and basil pasta

The community garden at CRC World Headquarters has yielded an embarrassing bumper crop of tomatoes, which came in handy today because it’s the first of two days of CRC’s giant school supply giveaway. Every year, we get extreme at-risk kids back to school ready for success with school supplies, personal hygiene products, socks and clothing….