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Our Top 10 Kid-Friendly Crockpot Meals for Back to School

Facebook is filled right now with adorable pictures of kids heading back for their first day of school. And what everyone doesn't see, or share, of course, is the super stressed out mom trying to balance everything, and keep many plates rotating as kids forget lunches or permission slips,  or that everyone is dressed appropriately [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Kid Friendly, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Top 10 Kid-Friendly Crockpot Meals for Back to School

Canning Blackberries in a Simple Syrup

One of the easiest things to put into a jar and preserve for later is fruit in a simple syrup. In later months (or years) when the harvest is done or for some reason the fruit does not produce for that year, what a beautiful thing to be able to grab a jar off the [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Canning Blackberries in a Simple Syrup

Summer Squash Canning Recipe

Lets face it. When you get tired of ding-dong ditching zucchini and summer squash on the neighbor's door step... When you find that you dont even want to CHECK those zucchini and squash plants again because you know you are going to walk away with about 100 new giant veggies... then you need this recipe. [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Cook, Pressure Canning|2 Comments

Tasty Tamales and the InstaPot

I have a little confession to make. I'm a tamale addict. I also have an un-explainable need to stop at every roadside taco truck that we drive past in our road trips. But honestly, that's another post for another time. But back to the tamales....the tamale ADDICTION... As in, we absolutely HAVE to have them [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Cook, Dinner, Fast & Easy|Comments Off on Tasty Tamales and the InstaPot

Saving Money with Baggies! (A guest post by Dagne of The Yankee Frugalist!)

You all KNOW I love guest posters, right? I love finding people who have similar tastes and interests, and love to share with others, and giving them a chance to connect with our readers! Dagne Goodwin, of The Yankee Frugalist approached me after I posted over on our Welcoming House Facebook page about looking for [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Breakfast, Cook, Guest Bloggers|2 Comments

Why Canning is Something We Do Year Round….

Its Friday, you all, and if you have been a part of our community for ANY length of time, then you know that we often do Fabulously Frugal Friday posts on Fridays throughout the year! Welcome to today's! I want to talk about why Canning, in any form, is a skill you should learn and [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Pressure Canning, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Why Canning is Something We Do Year Round….

Hawaiian-Style Rice–a quick meal for Lunch using your InstaPot!

If you happened to read my post last week on how we were "instapotting" before it was cool, then you know I promised many more simple meals that we use our electric pressure cooker for around here. :D Today is one of those days. My kids love this meal for lunch, and I love that [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Cook, Dinner, Fast & Easy, Food Storage|Comments Off on Hawaiian-Style Rice–a quick meal for Lunch using your InstaPot!

I was “Instapotting” before it was COOL….

I love all the different posts I keep seeing from others on my newsfeed about how they got an Instant Pot for Christmas! Who knew that electric pressure cookers would be all the rage this year? And how satisfying it was for me to smile and say: "I was insta-potting before it was COOL..." lol. [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Cook, Fast & Easy|Comments Off on I was “Instapotting” before it was COOL….

Love on a Plate–Monster Cinnamon Rolls

I am sure you know this, but we love food. We do. And I love to cook and bake almost as much as I love food, because I love the calm, sweet process that goes into the whole project...that is, unless my kids are doing it with me. Then I turn into some crazed micro-manager [...]

By | September 5th, 2016|Breakfast, Cook, Fast and Easy|Comments Off on Love on a Plate–Monster Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Honey Nut Granola–A Tasty Tuesday recipe

I cant talk enough about how important it is to learn simple skills, you all. With grocery prices rising, and things looking a little bleak, I wanted to share a simple recipe with you that is an absolute favorite around here---and easy to adapt as you add the things YOU love, instead of what we [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Breakfast, Cook, Fast and Easy|3 Comments