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School Lunches: Normal, Simple, and Yummy – With a Plan

By | March 13th, 2017|Favorite Recipes, How Do We Do That, Organization, Public School, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

When we were preparing to begin this year with public school, I really wanted a great plan for our children's lunches. As simple as it sounds, I wondered how I could make sure our children have enough nutrition in that little bag? How can I make sure they'll eat it and not give it away or [...]

Gluten-Free Granola

By | February 7th, 2017|Favorite Recipes|

My wonderful sister gave this recipe to me, and not only is it healthy and delicious, but we don't have to compromise taste or texture even though it's gluten-free. Mmm... *beam* I love to eat this with my Cold Breakfast Oatmeal! In a large bowl combine: 5 c. Rolled oats 2 c. Coconut flakes, unsweetened 2 [...]

Overnight Oatmeal

By | February 7th, 2017|Favorite Recipes|

This oatmeal recipe is prepared the night before and can be served cold the next morning with fresh fruit, granola (or gluten-free granola), and chopped nuts. Oh my taste buds... it is super delicious. Extremely healthy, filling, and satiating, takes only a few minutes to prepare, and can even be modified to be gluten-free, dairy-free, [...]

Gifts In a Jar! – Sweet Homemade Happiness

By | December 1st, 2016|Family Fun, Favorite Recipes|

Sweet recipes of desserts or hot drinks in varying sizes of jars (depending on the recipe), and with a decorative lid and label to fit the occasion. I love to celebrate Christ's birth by giving gifts especially at Christmas time!  And our older daughters love to give gifts as well, but we also need to [...]

Delightful Hot Cocoa – Home made, Fat-free, Sugar-free, and Sooo Yummy!

By | December 1st, 2016|Favorite Recipes|

I created this recipe for those in our family who are trying not to eat sugar but who delight in a nice, sweet hot drink on these chilly fall days.  It serves as a nice after dinner dessert for us many nights. And I've come up with 7 different flavors so far to add to [...]

Favorite Recipes: Gingerbread Cookies for Christmas

By | December 1st, 2016|Favorite Recipes|

I personally love, love SOFT, frosted gingerbread cookies.  My mom has been making this recipe my entire life, and she has perfected it... I decorated these cookies as a girl, and am now doing it with our children, my siblings and their families.  What a joy.  *smile* Here are photos of our girls and I at my [...]

Green Smoothies for Energy and Clarity!

By | June 3rd, 2016|Favorite Recipes|

When I first posted about green smoothies that we have with our breakfast we were thoroughly enjoying them and how they were making us all feel so energetic, clear in our thinking, satisfied and full until lunch time.  But we had no idea of the WORLD of green smoothies and whole foods out there!  A reader on [...]

Favorite Recipes: Zucchini Alfredo

By | May 30th, 2016|Favorite Recipes|

 (Photo and recipe courtesy of AllRecipes.com, slightly modified by me) This is a huge family favorite that all of our children just devour.  This recipe is delicious.  And it uses a huge amount of zucchini, so if you have one of those enormous home garden or locally farm-grown zucchinis that are about 14-inches long, this is a [...]

Recipe Organization

By | May 16th, 2016|Favorite Recipes, Organization, Time Efficiency|

How I create and organize my binders Organization on my recipes themselves Resources I use for finding new recipes When Bob and I were first married I had my recipe cards stuck in a little 4x6 recipe box.  This completely frustrated me as I could not see all of my choices before making a selection.  [...]

Favorite Recipes: Daily Delicious Whole Wheat Bread

By | May 16th, 2016|Favorite Recipes|

We absolutely devour this delicious recipe from HomeWithPurpose.blogspot.com and after trying a few different bread recipes that I found elsewhere prior to this one, this recipe instantly became a family favorite - we LOVE it!  We make this recipe to have with our Green Smoothies in the mornings for breakfast.  Oh...my...goodness - YUM.  (Have I said [...]

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