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Goulash

Goulash is one of those meals that the name sounds a bit off putting if you ask me.  It sounds sloppy.  More like something a pig would eat rather than something I would want on my dinner table. Poor goulash.  It really doesn’t deserve a bad rap.  It’s actually super tasty! This is a dish… 

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Jumbo July Gardening Giveaway

I love giving away fabulous things to my readers, especially when I feel like they are extremely practical and useful.  It’s been a while since I’ve done a large group giveaway, but the time has come. This, my friends, is an awesome giveaway!  $343 worth of awesomeness to be exact. My friend Holly of Your… 

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Weekly Devotion: Life is a Mist

This is a guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a devotion to encourage us. —————————————————————– Have you ever heard a saying or read a passage and knew what it meant, but it never really hit home?  Then one day, it is as though someone turned a… 

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Squash bugs: A Gardener’s Nemesis

Our first few years of gardening, we had squash and zucchini running out of our ears.  They grew like weeds!  Just about every meal included these tasty summer delights.  Sauteed, roasted, grilled, fried, stuffed, raw, pickled.  You name it, we did it, and we STILL had plenty to give away to family and friends. Last… 

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June Frugal Meal Plan

June Frugal Meal Plan

  Summer is here folks!  Gardens and farmer’s markets everywhere are bursting with fresh ripe produce.  This is my absolute favorite time of year to eat, not only for the delicious garden goodies that summer brings, but also for budget reasons.   Since the produce we consume in the summer comes almost exclusively from our… 

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Weekly Devotion: By Faith

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us Scripture and a short devotion to encourage us throughout the week ——————————————————————- Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  This is what the ancients were commended for…. 

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Baked Eggs Florentine in a Ramekin + MightyNest Giveaway

In my house, summer brings such a different pace than the other seasons.  School’s out, the garden is bursting with fresh produce, and the weather is so hot you almost have to have a cold drink in your hand. Summer brings vacations, picking fresh vegetables from  the garden, splashing in the sprinklers, catching lightning bugs,… 

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Italian Stuffed Peppers

Peppers are not the most frugal vegetable out there.  Have you noticed the prices of them in the store?  They can be outrageous often over a dollar a pepper.  I also like to buy organic peppers since the conventional varieties are typically heavily sprayed.  Don’t even get me started on how hard it is to… 

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

My favorite dessert growing up was my momma’s strawberry pie, followed closely by her amazing chocolate pie.  Cakes, bars, cookies, sure those are great, but there’s just something about a pie that pulls at my heart strings.  The sweetness of the filling balanced with the savory buttery crust sends me over the edge.  Now that’s… 

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Weekly Devotion: Noah Week 6

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene. Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion based on God’s Word. ———————————————————————————– Have you ever thought of someone as being so perfect that you figuratively put them up on a pedestal, and then you became extremely disappointed when they did… 

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