Holiday Hosting

The final post for 2016 and for the mini-Christmas series is our go-to food list – Since my memory can be absolutely terrible sometimes 🙂 {especially a year from now when I try to remember exactly what I made} Christmas Eve DinnerItalian Beef – prepared by my MIL.Cheesey Potatoes – recipe …

Homemade Dry Shampoo

Well this may be a complete stretch, BUT I decided I am going to include homemade dry shampoo as part of my Mini-Christmas Series. And why you might asked? Because we could all use a little extra time during the Christmas Season and what easier way to do this other …

Homemade Apple Butter

And the mini-fall series continues …. Thus far we’ve made –Pumpkin Pie SpicePumpkin PureePie CrustPumpkin Pieand now apple butter It’s not too often that I can get a morning post in but since today is a celebratory vacation day so I could support our high school at the state volleyball …

Homemade Pie Crust

… and of course then some pumpkin pie!  This recipe originated from the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook but was then completely perfected by my amazing sis that lives halfway around the world! She has been the source of my inspiration on more than one occasion and she NEVER ceases to …

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Fall Mini-Series – Post #2: Pumpkin Puree I don’t know about you but I could hit repeat on the fall season and stay here forEVER! Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all the others (the glistening snow and Christmas decorations … budding flowers and the smell of freshly cut grass …

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Welcome to the Fall Mini-Series – Post #1! After a few weeks off to get things tidied up and back into a somewhat normal routine {not sure if that ever really happens with a family of 6 …. but I sure like to try every now and again :)}, I …

Upside Down Pizza

Because I finally remembered to take a picture!   Upside Down Pizza 1 lb ground beef 8 ounces tomato sauce 1 tablespoons spaghetti sauce mix 1 cup shredded cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup milk 1 refrigerated crescent roll 1 tablespoon butter, melted 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese Brown …

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Well, I can say I have given tomato sauce made from garden fresh tomatoes a fair chance! This has been done a couple times over the course of this summer … I have tried a couple different processes, but after cooking up about 1/3 of the tomatoes Momma Bear brought …

When Life Gets Crazy

… think 1%.  Francesca Battistelli “Before the Crazy Kicks In” I love the days when even before I roll out of bed, through usually sleep deprived eyes, I make time for my daily devotion. This is nothing extraordinary or extravagant, but simply simple, yet it’s truly all Jesus needs from …

Homemade Jalapeno Jelly

Last year’s jalapeno crop did fairly well, but this year we’ve only had enough for the summer luxury of being able to walk out to our own garden and grab a jalapeno here diced for tacos, a few there for our delicious PB jalapeno burgers, and a handful every once …