Today we found mulberry trees on our property. Jams and jellies and pastries to come. Today we picked cherries from the cherry tree we heard rumored was on our property but couldn’t find. Fresh eating from the tree as juice trailed down our chins. Today we worked alongside church family. Sunny, laughing, working family. Today… Read More Simple Blessings
I’m not saying this note is about me. I’m sure there are other moms who at this very moment are dreaming of a month at the beach, a maid, and a full-time chef, but that’s not me. Not. at. all. It’s for all the other Moms out there. Who may or may not be me.… Read More When Mom is Stressed. There Are Options.
This Southwestern Chicken Salad recipe is an easy use of leftovers OR an easy make-ahead salad. There are no set measurements, just some good wholesome ingredients and a kickin’ dressing to top it off. Even the dog approved. But then she usually does. Except last night when I made roasted fresh green beans with olive… Read More Spicy Southwestern Chicken Salad
The girls and I had a long week last week, with testing for school and a lot of travel. We ate too much convenience food and drank more than our share of Chic-Fil-A lemonade. By Thursday night at 6:30, when we finally arrived home and were done with tests, it was time for some home… Read More Peach Blueberry Crisp
Two ingredients. Two minutes. This honey butter is so simple, so good. Easy. Peasey. All you need is: 1 softened stick of butter and 1.5 tbsp honey Mix well and viola! Honey Butter. Slather it on top of warm corn bread and watch the goodness melt.
Somewhere I fell off the Frugal Friday Train…I think maybe it’s back in the 2016 Christmas totes… But I found it again and here are some frugal, easy recipes to make as we head into the weekend! Homemade Onion Rings French Toast Oatmeal Bake Cahn Chowda Twice Baked PotatoesTwice Baked Potatoes Chicken Soup Easy Potato… Read More Frugal Friday-Frugal Recipe Roundup
My girls were all but begging me to place a random order at one of the local pizza shops for onion rings the other day. I told them I wouldn’t order them, but I’d make them. I used this recipe from All Recipes for Beer Battered Fish for the batter. (This is the same recipe… Read More Homemade Onion Rings-Recipe
You’ve probably seen the Caprese Mushrooms going around social media over the last few months. They are filled with garlic, cheese, basil and tomatoes topped with a balsamic/sugar drizzle and baked until the cheese is all gooey and melty. I wasn’t sure about them. They looked great, but I couldn’t imagine the flavors melding together… Read More Mushroom Bites-Recipe
This is a little late getting posted…since we’re 10 days into January already….but we started No Spend January at beginning of the month. We have done NSJ for a few years. This year though, our NSJ will likely last through March rather than ending on January 31st. We are sensing a deep calling to dive deep… Read More No Spend Month-It’s not just about finances.
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It’s snowy, cold and otherwise super conducive to making homemade bird feeders. The girls used to help me with these types of things when they were little (spreading peanut butter around on a pine cone and rolling it in bird seed was atleast an hour’s worth of activity), but…