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How to Make Vegetables Taste Great

Photo by Kairos Photography   I’m always baffled when people tell me they don’t like vegetables.  Don’t like vegetables?  What a tragedy! I often wonder if it’s vegetables that they don’t like or if it’s because they’ve never had them prepared well.  If they’ve only had tasteless mushy vegetables from a can, then we can… 

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Weekly Devotion: Bible Trivia

This is our weekly devotion, written by my mother Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.   I thought I would have a little fun this week. I am going to give you a pop quiz to see how well you know what the Bible says. Are… 

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Tips for Baking with Kids + $250 MightyNest Baking Giveaway

This is the time of year that kicks off my baking season.  I rarely bake in the warmer months, but something about fall and winter makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake, bake, bake.  Banana bread, apple muffins, brownies. Yes please! My children LOVE to help me bake and always have.  My… 

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Weekly Devotion: Abraham Week 8

This is our weekly devotion written by my mother Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.  We have come to the final week of our series on Abraham. What a journey we have traveled. God loved Abraham and used him even though he was not perfect. Abraham… 

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

We’re wrapping up slow cooker week around here.  We’ve done spicy.  We’ve done creamy.  We’ve done hearty.  Now we’re doing sweet and sour. Sweet and sour?  That sounds a bit odd, I know, but it totally works. This slow cooker sweet and sour chicken was a total experiment.  It’s not a dish that I would… 

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

In the cooler months, I have similar characteristics to that of a bear. Eat and eat and eat. Find a warm cozy spot. Hibernate for the winter. Yeah I’m not much of a cold weather kind of girl.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love Fall and all that it brings. The leaves changing to vibrant… 

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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

We purchased our first bulk grass fed beef last year, not having a clue how to cook it.  Because grass fed beef is lean, it does not cook the same way as conventional beef. Here we had a freezer full of delicious and healthy beef, but I was too scared to do anything with it,… 

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Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

I often fantasize about coming home from a long day to a delicious home cooked meal already made for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook.  I love real food.  I love getting creative in the kitchen, but sometimes I’m just not feeling the whole cookin’ thang.  Sometimes even a quick thirty minute… 

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Weekly Devotion: Abraham Week 4

This is a weekly devotion written by my mother Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.  This is week four of our Abraham study.  Somehow it accidentally got skipped.  Sorry for the confusion.   Today we are going to give our attention to the covenant God made… 

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Real Frugal Real Food Meal Plan

September Frugal Meal Plan

The weather is chilling and we’ve traded garden veggies for stocks and soups. While the summer months are great frugal months because of the readily available fresh garden produce, colder months can also be great when trying to save money in the kitchen because of the heavy use of casseroles and soups.  Large pots of… 

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