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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  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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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}

Butterscotch Baked French Toast

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  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 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 Corn Mousse ~ An Amazing Autumn Treat

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Candy Corn Mousse for your Autumn Entertaining It’s fall, and that means some amazing candies that only come out once a year.  I love candy corn.  It’s sweet, honey flavored kernels bring back memories of perfect Autumn days, with cooler weather hinting in the future.  In the spirit of Autumn, I decided to honor my favorite candy by making Candy Corn Mousse.  Light and fluffy, Candy Corn Mousse is complete with a bit of honey to remind you of that {Read More}

Superfoods: Chia Seed Cookies

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  Chia Seed Cookies… What? Chia seeds are one of those superfoods I talked about in a post a few days ago.  They are an odd little seed.  When you soak them in water, they turn into a gelatinous goo that has some pretty awesome nutritional properties.  High in fiber, chia seeds fill you up without adding a lot of calories to your diet. Chia seeds are commonly added to smoothies to add bulk, nutrition, and protein.  And yes, they {Read More}

Superfoods: The Lowdown

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    Superfoods – What They Are You hear the term a lot around the internet and tv: superfoods.  Everyone from Dr. Oz to The Doctors is talking about them and how we need to be eating more of them.  But WHAT are they?  Well, like many things, the definition of what is a “superfood” depends on who you ask, but it gets down to one basic idea.  Superfoods are foods that have few calories, but are packed with essential {Read More}

Chorizo Breakfast Crisps

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Chorizo Breakfast Crisps

  Quick and Easy Chorizo Breakfast Crisps Quick breakfasts are a thing of my present.  I don’t want to skip the meal, but I want something fast and delicious that I can change up so it doesn’t get boring.  Chorizo Breakfasts Crisps fit the bill to a T.  Delicate, warm corn tortillas form the base, cradling the homemade chorizo.  Toppings for Chorizo Breakfasts Crisps can vary, from the simple cheese and an egg to guacamole, sour cream, salsa, or really {Read More}

Fresh Corn Salad

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  Fresh Corn Salad for a Treat The first time I made Fresh Corn Salad, I had a bunch of leftover corn from a farmer’s market that I needed to use up.  I thought a salad would be a great change from the typical corn on the cob I had been serving my family.  Boy, was I on to something!  Sweet corn mixed with a bit of spicy red onion, earthy basil, and a fresh apple cider vinegar dressing was {Read More}

A Beautiful Bread Bowl for Soups and Stews

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  Beautiful Bread Bowl for Your Favorite Soup There are a lot of great soups out there, and almost all of them pair well with a beautiful Bread Bowl.  Crunchy and chewy on the outside, hearty and delicious on the inside, this gorgeous loaf of bread is a treat for everyone.  It’s a great way to serve your favorite soups and stews and gives a great, impressive presentation on your table.  Simply cut the top out of the loaf of {Read More}

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