Friday, October 31, 2014

The Celebration of Halloween

I came across an article that I thought I would pass along.  I don't know where you stand on the topic.  Do you celebrate, don't celebrate?  Why, Why not... As Christians it is important to be informed and to know the truth of what God's Word says.  Here is the article written by Lindsey at don't miss her Reformation Day post with activities for the family at the end of this post.


There are many people who celebrate Halloween. I am not writing this as a judgment. However, I am writing this to provide food for thought, before your children run out of the house on that night all dressed up so cute to collect candy.
Many times we practice traditions in our households simply because that is what our parents did or we have sentimental memories of the event when we were children. Sometimes we practice certain things in our households simply because that is what everyone else does, or we do not want to deprive our children of a special and “normal” childhood experience. Whatever your reasons are, you are not alone.
As parents we attempt, I hope, to be purposeful in all that we do. I mean we try to parent on purpose, making decisions for our families that are weighed against the Bible first and foremost. I also hope that we are taking into consideration how our decisions might influence our children, and how our core beliefs as Christians are either supported or negated by our actions.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Apple Bread

I love the fall and I love apples so I thought I would share a favorite apple bread recipe, that was shared with me by a friend many years ago.  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

What's Happening in the Kitchen

Are you as excited about Fall as I am?  I absolutely love Fall and today I have the house to my self for two days!  No I'm not kidding.  Everyone is out hunting me down a deer.  First time for my kids and they were so excited.  I was just as excited to have the next two days with no interruptions to work in the kitchen, catching up on stocking up my pantry and freezer. 

So here's what's happening in the kitchen today: 

Homemade Ranch Dressing

There is nothing better in the salad dressing world than homemade dressings.  Ranch is always a favorite and not wanting purchase those "bottled" dressings that often contain MSG, sugar, soybean oil, preservatives, artificial name a few. This is an awesome recipe from An Oregon Cottage!  See recipe below.

Beef Sausage

This is a great recipe if you don't eat pork or prefer not to.  It is easily adaptable to your tastes. 

Bacon and Black Bean Smash {crockpot}


2 lbs dried black beans (soaked over night in warm water)
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno
1 Tbsp cumin
1-2 Tbsp salt (adjust to taste)
1-2 tsp black pepper (adjust to taste)

3 slices bacon (optional)- ham or ham hock will work also
2-3 Tbsp chopped cilantro leaves or scallions (optional garnish)
Sour cream (optional garnish)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Homemade Bisquick Recipe

Update on my previous {Bisquick} recipe.   Enjoy!

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Filling of our Minds and Souls

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, BUT you shall meditate on it day and night, SO that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. FOR THEN you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.   Joshua 1:8

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pregnancy Tea {Primally Inspired}

I came across this recipe and thought I would share it for any of you ladies who are currently pregnant or plan to be pregnant in the future.  Happy tea making!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Elderberyy Syrup {cold and flu}

 It's flu season again, last year I posted a wonderful lemon and ginger syrup  that has done wonders for our family when hit with a cold or flu.  This year I have started using Elderberries as a flu/cold rememdy and prevention in addition to the tea.  Elderberries have been used for years as a way to treat the flu, I'm a little slow on the uptake. 

 "Elderberry juice was used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995 and is being effectively used on the dreaded H1N1 .  It is also effectively used to relieve hayfever and seasonal allergies." 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Real Food Protein Shake

There is nothing like a real food, pick-me-up, energizing, protein filled drink. No protein powder added, just the way I like it! 

I hope you enjoy this recipe, have fun with it and make it your own!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband {without saying a word}

1 Peter 3:1-6
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,...

Actions do speak louder than words, what are you saying to your husband?  

Sharing from Loving Life at Home 

For a printable version click Here.

What does respectful living look like? Here are 25 ways you can communicate respect to your spouse without uttering a word. If you’ll make it your habit to do these things, the next time you tell your husband how much you respect him, he won’t have to wonder if you really mean it.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Praying For Our Husbands from Head to Toe

Ruth Bell Graham advises wives to “tell your mate the positive, and tell God the negative.” Take your concerns to God. 

Faithfully lift up your husband in prayer every day, and you will likely notice a transformation not only in him, but in yourself, as well.

Sharing this prayer from Loving Life at Home 


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all my dear readers a very Merry Christmas!  I pray that the love of Christ fills your home!  


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Homemade Linen Bread Bag {DIY}

For my last project I made a bread bag.  Why would I want to do that you ask?  Well here's the short of it:  fresh crusty type bread stored in a plastic bag quickly becomes spongy. Bread stored in a paper bag becomes hard. Bread stored in a linen cloth sack stays crusty and fresh much longer.  

Picture (left) actually has two loaves of homemade Ciabatta Bread  from one of my favorite recipe websites!