Easy Oven Fried Chicken

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Oven Fried Chicken

  Easy Oven Fried Chicken Oven Fried Chicken is a great way to have a favorite dish yet avoid not only all the mess, but a lot of calories too!  By using boneless chicken, you cut the time it takes to make this favorite in half at least, making it perfect for weeknights or a quick weekend dinner when you’re busy.  I keep the ingredients for Oven Fried Chicken handy for nights that I need something fast that my family {Read More}

No Bake Energy Bites

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No Bake Energy Bites

Yummy No Bake Energy Bites No Bake Energy Bites are amazing little bites that you can make up ahead of time and have on hand for those times that you don’t have a moment to make a snack or even breakfast.  I love No Bake Energy Bites for camping breakfasts, especially when I’ve got a full day planned and I just want to get up and go.  It’s a wonderful combination of oats, chocolate, and peanut butter, and reminds me {Read More}

10 Benefits of Cinnamon

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  The Benefits of Cinnamon The simple spice, cinnamon, comes from the bark of trees of the genus Cinnamomum.  It is dried and ground into the wonderfully aromatic powder that seasons so many foods and beverages.  What we tend to neglect, however, is all the wonderful ways that cinnamon can benefit us in our daily lives.  Here are 10 ways we can use cinnamon to give us a boost or help us heal. Cinnamon is an Anti-Inflammatory: Cinnamon is high {Read More}

Repurpose Your Stockpile: Wine Cork Stamp Valentines

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Wine Cork Stamp Valentines

  Valentine’s Day is on its way, and what could be better than handmade wine cork stamp valentines? I have a jar on my counter that I drop caps and corks into, with the promise of remembering the occasions that they celebrated, and a future craft that may happen.  Every once in a while, a neat idea comes up that I just have to try.  And if you don’t have any wine corks, stop by the nut and bolt section of {Read More}

Valentine’s Day Gift and Dinner Round Up

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  Valentine’s Day is coming!  How better to show your love than to make something from scratch?  It’s easy to buy gifts, but gifts from the heart, in my mind, are the most cherished of all.  I love to make Valentine’s cards by hand, pretty little gifts, and of course, dinner for my hubby and family.  Here are my favorite things to make for Valentine’s Day, from body care products to my favorite recipes. 1.  Handmade Art Prints – Use the {Read More}

Perfectly Timing Thanksgiving Dinner

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  Stress Free Thanksgiving One of the most stressful parts of Thanksgiving is cooking the meal and having it all come out at the same time, hot (or cold) and ready to eat.  I’ve known people that make everything the day before then heat it up, one plate at a time, for Thanksgiving dinner.  I also remember women in my family that didn’t get to enjoy the day at all because it was spent in the kitchen.  All day.  That’s {Read More}

Planning the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

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  A Stress Free Thanksgiving Just Takes a Little Planning A lot of the stress at Thanksgiving is avoided by planning the day ahead of time.  It’s amazing how 10 minutes of planning will make the whole day go by so much nicer than if you wing it.  The best place to start is with how many and who you will invite.  This sets the tone for the rest of your planning.  Grab a piece of paper and write down {Read More}

22 Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

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Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

  It’s Almost Time Again for Back to School Lunchbox Ideas! It seems like just yesterday that the kids were getting out of school, and now it’s time to go back.  With lots of school supplies to buy, kids to get organized, and schedules to memorize, who wants to think about lunches too?  ME!  We’ve rounded up the best Back to School Lunchbox Ideas, and also added a linky at the end so you can add your favorite recipes!  Let’s {Read More}

Father’s Day Roundup ~ 15 Recipes & Link Up

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Father’s Day is a great day to remind Dad just how much he means to you!  It’s also a great day to make a few special dishes for him to savor.  Here are 15 fabulous recipes to show Dad how much you care about him, not only on his special day, but year-round! Father’s Day Round up #1 Country Sausage Gravy and Biscuits from ModernChristianHomemaker #2 Crock Pot Brown Sugar & Honey Ham from Utah Coupon Deals #3 Philly Cheese Steak {Read More}

Instant Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

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Instant Mini Cheesecakes

Versatile and Delicious, Instant Mini Cheesecakes are Amazing! Quick, adorable desserts are wonderful to have in your recipe box.  Especially ones that are easy to change up so you aren’t serving the same dessert every time.  Instant Mini Cheesecakes are just that type of recipe that you can change up a hundred ways to make it amazing every time!  A few ingredients, many of them you already keep on hand, are all you need for a fabulously delicious dessert.  Cream {Read More}

Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

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It’s getting warmer outside!  That means that soon it will be swimsuit season.  What to do about all that dry skin from the harsh winter?  Well, make your own Vanilla mint Sugar scrub would work wonders on that skin. The few ingredients you need can be found at a bulk food shop or even your local Walmart. 1 1/4 C raw sugar 1/3 C Honey 3/4 C carrier oil, such as Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Avocado, or a light Olive Oil {Read More}

Easy Kitchen Substitutions

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Easy Kitchen Substitutions

  Creating Kitchen Substitutions on the Fly Every once in a while, I think I have an ingredient, and when I go to get it out, realize that someone has used up the last of it.  Drat!  Now what?  Well, I head for my handy dandy list of kitchen substitutions!  There’s a lot you can do to make up for missing ingredients.  Check out these simple kitchen substitutions for the most common ingredients. Dairy Substitutions 1 C buttermilk = 1 T lemon {Read More}

Easter Crafts and Treats Round Up

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  Easter is soon going to be here and I have your quick guide to some easy crafts and ways to decorate your Easter eggs.  I even included my easy peasy way to bake your eggs hard instead of boiling them!  Surprise your kids with easy crafts they can help you with, and treat them with some Peeps Jello Cups!  There are so many fun things you can do at Easter. 1.  Hard Baked Eggs – Don’t boil those eggs! {Read More}

Butterscotch Baked French Toast

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Butterscotch Baked French Toast

  Butterscotch Baked French Toast for A Sweet Beginning Sweet beginnings are perfect for a wonderful Spring weekend morning.  Especially when you want to motivate the family for a day of activity.  Butterscotch Baked French Toast has a flavor to satisfy any sweet tooth and fill any hungry belly and put smiles on faces.  It’s an easy way to start the day too!  I love getting up, making up a batch of Butterscotch Baked French Toast and popping it in {Read More}

Easy Taco Eggs

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Taco Eggs

Taco Eggs for Breakfast Appetizers It’s a new category in food: Breakfast Appetizers.  You’ve had appetizers for lunch and dinner, but why don’t we munch on something while we wait for breakfast?  Brilliant, right?  Taco Eggs are an easy way to have something to nibble on while you make a more complex breakfast, keeping the masses at bay while you get things around.  Taco Eggs are an easy appetizer that will have your family smiling in minutes and without a {Read More}

Candy Filled Yarn Eggs ~ Easter Perfection!

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  Candy Filled Yarn Eggs are a delight for children, who wonder at how the candy could possibly be inside such a pretty treasure.  Adults love figuring out how you made them, but love getting the candy out as well.  Your secret is how easy they are to make! Candy Filled Yarn Eggs ~ Simple and Beautiful With a few simple items, you can make Candy Filled Yarn Eggs for your Easter celebration.  They are a great way to use {Read More}

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